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Archive for September, 2012

Weekend best bets: Sept. 28-30

092112 time_2Chris Kayser (from left), Carolyn Cook and Robin Bloodworth co-star in Horizon Theatre’s “Time Stands Still.” Photo: Horizon Theatre Co.

FRIDAY
Festival: Riverview Landing Fall Festival is an “urban hoedown,” that brings together music from the Constellations, Sealions and Turf War, hot-air balloon rides ($10 each), a hairy man contest, bonfires and more at Riverview Landing in Mableton beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. Sept. 29.

Haunted house: It isn’t even October, but that doesn’t mean we have to wait for Halloween scares. Netherworld Haunted House is already going strong and the award-winning haunt will continue through Nov. 3 at the Georgia Antique and Design Center in Norcross.

Stage: A writer revisits several old girlfriends before his upcoming nuptials in Neil LaBute’s “Some Girl(s).” The Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre production opens Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 21.

Stage: A politician weaves a tangled web of lies in the farce “Out Of Order,”

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Best doughnuts

ggDine0212Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming was your pick for best doughnuts in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Dutch Monkey
You say, “I drive 30 min every Saturday for their AMAZING treats! My 4 year old loves to watch the donuts being made while I order our breakfast” and “The best doughnuts and great for our community! Keylime pie doughnuts, blueberry cake doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, strawberry bars, lemon meringue, boston cream pie… all awesome!”

2. Krispy Kreme
3. Sublime
4. Dough in the Box
5. Revolution

DONUT 2Who can resist that circle of glazed goodness? The Krispy Kreme doughnut is among our picks for best doughnut in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

OUR PICKS
We’re doing something a little different with this week’s topic. Since we all had different takes on the best doughnut, we thought we’d offer up four different choices.
Krispy Kreme
Chief Dining Critic John Kessler says, “While I appreciate the care and artistry of the doughnuts prepared …

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Weekend best bets: Sept. 21-23

092012 tigers_1Sarah Elizabeth Wallis and Barrett Doyle co-star in the quirky comedy “Tigers Be Still” at Aurora Theatre. Photo: Chris Bartelski

FRIDAY
Stage: The cherished children’s tale “The Velveteen Rabbit” comes to life on the stage at the New Dawn Theatre Company in Duluth. It continues through Sept. 22.

Stage: Actor’s Express presents the musical version of “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” The show continues through Oct. 7 at the King Plow Arts Center. Check out our review of the production.

Stage: Horizon Theatre Company presents the fresh-from-Broadway play “Time Stands Still.” The show continues through Oct. 14. Check out our interview with the stars of the show.

Fair: The North Georgia State Fair is back with all the rides, food and fun you’d expect, plus live concerts from Newsboys (Sept. 21), Sara Evans (Sept. 26), Thompson Square (Sept. 27), Colt Ford (Sept. 28) and Mark Wills (Sept. 29). The fair continues through Sept. 30 at Marietta’s Jim R. Miller Park.

Music, …

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Best place for trivia

YOUR PICKS
1. Brewhouse (Little Five Points)
2. Manuel’s Tavern
3. Mellow Mushroom (Northlake)
4. Johnny’s Pizza (Lawrenceville)
5. The Pub (Snellville)

OUR PICKS
1. Trackside Tavern

We say, “A nice-sized group without being crowded, a trivia host who speaks clearly and doesn’t try to be a comedian and a solid menu complete with quality beer on tap makes this our favorite place to test out our breadth of useless knowledge.”
2. The Independent
3. Manuel’s Tavern
4. Avondale Pizza Cafe
5. Corner Tavern (Little Five Points)

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