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Archive for December, 2010

Weekend best bets: Dec. 17-19

A cappella outfit Straight No Chaser brings its holiday show to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Dec. 19. Photo: Andrew Zaeh / Atlantic Records

A cappella outfit Straight No Chaser brings its holiday show to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Dec. 19. Photo: Andrew Zaeh / Atlantic Records

FRIDAY

Stage: Theatrrical Outfit’s artistic director Tom Key returns in his one-man adaptation of Truman Capote’s short story  “A Christmas Memory.” Through Dec. 23. At the Balzer Theater at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.

Family, holiday: The Atlanta holiday tradition continues atop the Lenox Road parking deck at Macy’s Lenox Square, where you can hitch a ride with Priscilla the Pink Pig. The porcine journey continues through Jan. 2.

Comedy: Actor and comedian Tim O’Rourke is also a writer for “Spongebob Squarepants” and does voice work on “Family Guy.” He’ll be at the Punchline in Sandy Springs through Dec. 19.

Dance, performance, holiday: Holiday Ice Spectacular tells its tale through music, skating, dance and comedy. It continues through Dec. 24 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts …

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Best new restaurant

The Grant's Stack - homemade pimento cheese with fried green tomatoes and bacon on grilled Texas Toast - with a side of cranberry beans and corn bread from Home Grown GA. Photo: Becky Stein / Special)

The Grant's Stack – homemade pimento cheese with fried green tomatoes and bacon on grilled Texas Toast – with a side of cranberry beans and corn bread from Home Grown GA. Photo: Becky Stein / Special)

YOUR PICKS

1. Home Grown GA

You say, “Fantastic food at a fantastic price – plenty of options for omni- and herbivores alike” and “Home Grown is a gem.”

2. Empire State South

3. Local Three

4. Farm Burger

5. Young Augustine’s

Berkshire Pork Chop with cider-glazed apples, collard greens and rutabaga from Empire State South. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Berkshire Pork Chop with cider-glazed apples, collard greens and rutabaga from Empire State South. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1. Empire State South

AJC dining critic and Food and More blogger John Kessler says, “Athens chef Hugh Acheson brings his appealing New South sensibility to Atlanta, and we’re a better dining city for it.”

2. Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop

3. Farm Burger

4. The Sound Table

5. La Fourchette

One caveat on our picks: Kessler hasn’t made it to Local Three, which occupies the former Joël space, or …

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Weekend best bets: Dec. 10-12

Grab a tube and hit the snow bank at Stone Mountain Park's Snow Mountain. The winter wonderland begins Saturday and continues through March 6. Photo: Johnny Crawford,jcrawford@ajc.com

Grab a tube and hit the snow bank at Stone Mountain Park's Snow Mountain. The winter wonderland begins Saturday and continues through March 6. Photo: Johnny Crawford,jcrawford@ajc.com

FRIDAY

Stage, music: A long-running local tradition, the Atlanta Camerata’s production of “The Play of Herod” recreates this medieval drama, found in a Benedictine monastery in France. It’s among the earliest known dramatic works of the Christian era. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, in Atlanta.

Music: In the yearly Christmas With the ASO concerts, Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the ASO Chorus, the Morehouse College Glee Club and the Gwinnett Young Singers. 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Music: You have three chances to catch the Roswell United Methodist Church Christmas Festival Concerts. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10; 3 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12. The concerts are free, but tickets necessary to ensure …

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Best unusual fried thing

Is it an appetizer or is it dessert? It doesn't really matter when its as tasty as the fried goat cheese with honey and pepper at Midtown's Ecco. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

Is it an appetizer or is it dessert? It doesn't really matter when it's as tasty as the fried goat cheese with honey and pepper at Midtown's Ecco. Photo: Elissa Eubanks, eeubanks@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS

1. Fried goat cheese with honey and black pepper at Ecco

You say, “Fried goat cheese, topped with honey and fresh cracked pepper – it can be an appetizer and a dessert and it’s ALL yum!”

2. Fried ribs at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

3. Fried black-eyed peas at Relish

4. Fried asparagus at Marlow’s Tavern

5. Arancini with citrus and fennel pollen at Cakes & Ales

These beautiful globes of fried goodness are an irresistible treat at Decatur's Cakes & Ale. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

These beautiful globes of fried goodness are an irresistible treat at Decatur's Cakes & Ale. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1. Arancini with citrus and fennel pollen at Cakes & Ales

AJC Food and More’s Popular Eats blogger Jon Watson says, “No trip to Decatur’s Cakes & Ale is complete without an order of the Arancini. These deep fried balls of cheesy risotto, seasoned with a hint of fennel pollen and citrus, are …

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