A Successful Transition from Small & Quaint to Wide Open & Sophisticated
Several months ago, when I heard that Capers on Main in Kennesaw was going to move from its quaint but crowed location on Main Street in Kennesaw to a strip center on Barrett, I was initially saddened.
Upon my arrival, it looked like just any other restaurant in a shoppong center, but once, I entered into their new location in the Publix Shopping Center on Barrett and Old 41, all my worries were gone. Knowing Stephen and Veronica Dudley, I should never have worried. They have taken a typical shopping center location and turned it into a bright, wide-open, sophisticated and beautiful new restaurant.
Yes, the small quaint and eclectic feeling of the old location is gone but in its place is a goregeous new restaurant that has a kitchen 3-4 times larger than the old location, thus allowing Stephen to expand his offerings greatly. This is truly, West Cobb’s most beautiful white table cloth restaurant, but don’t be scared off by the looks for the prices are reasonable and half orders are available on many of the entrees. Click to Read More
Another Kennesaw Favorite Reopens in New Digs
Kennesaw’s Whistle Stop Cafe has reopened once again. You may remember it caught on fire some several months ago. It’s new diggs are right along Barrett Parkway, at the corner of Barrett and 41. This is located in the large strip mall where Floor and Decor is located. Click to Read More
Good Wings are something that I am always looking for. The Original West Cobb Wings and More serves really good wings and is located at 688 Whitlock Avenue beside the BP station and across the street from Bennett Chiropractic. The restaurant features wings, sandwiches and salads. I asked what was the speciality, and it came as no surprise that it was the wings. They had plenty of flavors to choose from, but I stuck with hot. I am weak when it comes to enduring spicy pain, but these wings were reasonably hot without killing my taste buds. They were served with a generous portion of french fried potatoes and blue cheese dressing. Click to Read More
The Rotary Club of North Cobb and the City of Acworth will host the 1st Annual Smoke on the Lake Backyard BBQ Festival at Cauble Park on Lake Acworth on Saturday, May 8, 2010 Applications are now being accepted for Backyard BBQ teams to compete in the fun filled event. The competiton is limited to teams and individuals who have never won at a sanctioned BBQ event. All proceeds raised will go to charities supported by North Cobb Rotary. The cost to enter a BBQ team is a $200 contribution to North Cobb Rotary. Read More
Want to Eat Lots of Free BBQ – Then Become a Judge at the Smoke on the Lake Backyard BBQ Festival in Acworth
Our judges will by a combination of KCBA certified judges, celebrity judges and just people who really enjoy good BBQ. All judges will be required to attend a judges seminar on Saturday morning. The judges seminar will be lead by none other than Sam Huff, founder and Dean of the “soon to be famous” Pork U training classes held in Sam’s backyard in West Cobb for backyard BBQ chefs. Click Here to Read More
Every Thursday (after 4 p.m.), Houlihan’s in East Cobb will give diners a complimentary cold-water lobster tail with every 9 oz. Prime Top Sirloin, 8 oz. Filet Mignon or 12 oz. New York Strip steak. There is no expiration date – they just told me they will keep the deal “while supplies last.” Houlihan’s is located in East Cobb 1401 Johnson Ferry Rd., 770-977-9324
Yes, there is always something going on the historic Marietta Square on Friday and Saturdays. In February it is Martini & Music, Beer, Wine & Champagne Tastings, Classes & Trips, Friday Night Wine & Dine Events. Ghost Tours, Pub Crawls, Plays, Art and Live entertainment. Reservations required for some events. Read More
Home Businesses – West Cobb’s Jan Murphy – Down Sized and Rising – She Now Bakes Delicious Gourmet Breads
Last month, I introduced you to the Luce’s who make delicious gourmet dog treats and this month, I going to introduce you to Jan Murphy. Jan left the work of mortgage banking and enjoys running her own small gourmet bread business. Yes, she was downszed but now her breads are rising and she is enjoying every minute of it. Click to Read More
These Deals are Worth the Drive
Enjoy a 3 Course Dinner at any 25 of Buckheads finest restaurants for just $25. It’s about time. Several restaurants in Buckhead are coming together for the first annual Buckhead Restaurant Week. Beginning on Saturday, March 6 and running through Sunday, March 14, the nine-day promotion will highlight some of the best restaurants in Buckhead. All restaurants are offering a prix-fixe, three-course menu consisting of an appetizer, a main course and dessert for $25 per person excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity. Click to see a complete list of participating restaurants
A Star is Born – This new restaurant is located at 3451 Barrett Parkway which on the corner of Barrett Parkway and Dallas Highway behind Walgreens in the former Atlanta Bread Company location. It’s already always crowded and alive with the hum of a successful well oiled machine after just six weeks. The first thing you think of is they must be doing something right and yes, they are doing lots of things right. The restaurant features home cooking along with menu specialties. Our group had meatloaf with collards and mashed potatoes, the sirloin and asparagus plate and a fried chicken salad. The portions were large and the price reasonable at around $10 per plate. We took our time ordering as we studied the day’s vegetables which were listed on a dry erase board in the middle of the room. Update – They have just opened a patio for outdoor dining weathr permitting. Read More
WC Home – ReDesign on A Dime – A Super Kitchen Makeover
I was called into a new client’s house to help them pull their kitchen together. As I walked into the kitchen I saw that they had already made some improvements. I saw granite counter tops and up to date tile flooring. The homeowner had painted the kitchen cupboards to update them. He had also installed a new look of a beautiful wood flooring on their 9 foot ceiling. I saw the back splash area had dated wallpaper that was being peeled off because my client’s did not like the wallpaper any more. The chandelier was hung to high above the table; the window was taped off because they altered the window. This window was special because you could look out and see the sun porch. The window did not have any window treatments at all. The window treatment would add color to this quiet kitchen that had very little color and it would help define the decorating style. Read More
The MaxSave Card A New Way to Save
The MaxSave Card is a revolutionary new discount card with a consumer loyalty flavor that capitalizes on the speed and convenience of the Internet. Max has just been launched in East Cobb and is now being launched in West Cobb by West Cobb Magazine. Among the West Cobb restaurnants accepting thre Max Card are Keegan’s Public House, Kuppy’s Cofee in Kennesaw, Johnny’s Pizza on Dallas Highway, Cobb Parkway and Ridenour, Whitlocks Grill on Whitlock, theAustralian Bakery on the Marietta Square and the Big Shanty Smoke House. Click here to see the newest list by category of Max savings at over 100 local businesses in East and West Cobb.
5 Steps to Tasting Wine Like a Pro – To some, tasting means taking a sip and swallowing immediately.That isn’t tasting. To really understand wine, learn to taste deliberately. Wine is a playground for all 5 of our senses, our memory and our minds. Our enjoyment & understanding of wine improves dramatically if we observe, smell, taste, feel, analyze and remember more carefully. So what does it mean to taste like a pro? Read More