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Archive for January, 2012

Weekend best bets: Jan. 6-8

Wendy Melkonian as Becky Foster in Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s production of “Becky’s New Car.”  Photo: Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Wendy Melkonian as Becky Foster in Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s production of “Becky’s New Car.” Photo: Georgia Ensemble Theatre

FRIDAY
Stage: “Becky’s New Car” introduces audiences to Becky Foster, a modern day American everywoman stuck in middle age and middle management with no prospects for change. It’s the latest production from Georgia Ensemble Theatre and runs through Jan. 22 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Dance: Brooks & Company Dance takes us “Into the Dark Wood,” which explores the darker side of fairy tales. Performances at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7 at the Balzer Theatre at Herren’s in downtown Atlanta.

Music: Pianist Dejan Lazic joins Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”). The orchestra also performs Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Performances at 8 p.m. Jan. 5-7 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Stage: “The New Adventures of the Gingerbread Man,” from Atlanta’s All Hands Productions,  weaves together several …

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Best breakfast

Home Grown was your pick for best breakfast in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Home Grown was your pick for best local, independent breakfast spot in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS (locals)
1. Home Grown
You say, “Homegrown in Reynoldstown is by far the best. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly and quick, and the price is right. It’s the most fun breakfast in Atlanta!” and “They have great food and even better service. The owner will personally stop by your table with a smile, sometimes coffee or cotton candy, and ask how everything was. This family and friends owned and operated place is one of my favorite places to dine.”

2. Thumbs Up Diner
3. Old Hickory House
4. West Egg Cafe
5. Ria’s Bluebird
6. Highland Bakery

Waffle House is your pick for the best breakfast. After all, they're slinging those hash brown 24/7 and there seems to be one on every corner.

Waffle House is your pick for the best breakfast. It began in 1955 in Avondale Estates, but you can now find Waffle Houses from the Carolinas to Colorado, and from Texas to Toledo, Ohio.

YOUR PICKS (chain)
1. Waffle House
You say, “Waffle House…and yes I’ve had breakfast at many higher-end restaurants, …

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