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Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love cheap eats?

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, sandwiches at Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops will be $1. The deal is part of a Customer Appreciation Day for everyone who enjoys Jimmy John's "freaky fast, freaky fresh" signature subs.

Jimmy John's was started by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in an Illinois garage in 1983. Today, the chain has more than 1,200 locations in 39 states.

Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's restaurants include:

Alpharetta
* 4180 Old Milton Parkway
* 875 North Main Street

Athens
* 600 West Baxter

Atlanta
* 1921 Peachtree Road, Buckhead
* 3324-A Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead
* 60 Luckie Street, Downtown
* 400 West Peachtree Street, Downtown
* 925-A Peachtree Street NE, Midtown
* 365 14th Street NW, West Side

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

ATLANTA -- Firehouse Subs will mark its launch of the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system with a free happy hour at its Atlanta locations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Customers can enjoy free drinks from the Freestyle, a touch-screen operated server that lets customers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

"The first time we saw Coca-Cola Freestyle, we knew it would revolutionize the beverage industry," said Robin Sorensen, co-founder of Firehouse Subs. "Customers rave about Coca-Cola Freestyle. It offers an interactive experience that when combined with our subs is unmatched. We're pumped to be the first national chain on the planet to bring the fountain of the future to all of our loyal customers."

Firehouse has 30 Metro Atlanta locations.

 

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

The first Georgia franchise for Another Broken Egg Cafe recently opened in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, which is located in the 2300 block of Peachtree Road. With over 140 different menu items, the restaurant has quickly become Atlanta's newest hotspot for breakfast, lunch or brunch. It is open daily from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Many Atlantans who vacation in Destin, Fla., are familiar with the restaurant concept. That's one of the reasons owners Dana and Mignon Percival, along with their children, Drew and Sara, decided to set up shop in Atlanta.

Despite the economy, many people still eat out. According to the National Restaurant Association, Americans spend about 49 percent of their food dollar on food away from home.

A "Living Social" survey found that the average American eats 4.8 meals per week in restaurants. The most popular meal is lunch.

Atlantans also are famous for eating out.

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

ATLANTA – Whether it’s after a hard day of work or at the beginning of a long night of partying, everyone loves a cheap brew. Around Atlanta there are plenty of places to get a cold, cheap pilsner full-o-ale however, the Where U Live has compiled a list of the places we think you would like.

Put a quarter in the old jukebox and relax at the, refurbished, Ponce de Leon mainstay dive restaurant. The Local also offers cheap pitchers and amazing wings. The restaurant has fourteen beers on tap, including: Hoegaarden, Pabsts Blue Ribbon, Fat Tire and Loose Cannon. All beers are served in pint glasses, the cheapest being their PBR for $2.75; they, also, offer bottles of Miller Highlife for $2.50. The Local is located at 758 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

It has one of the better patios in the Atlanta area and it only holds about ten people. Popular Virginia Highland tavern, Moe’s and Joe’s offers the cheapest beer around.

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

ATLANTA – Move over cupcakes, it’s National Crème-filled Donut Day. Every September 14th, donut lovers and people who want an excuse to feed their sweet tooth rush out to local bakeries and stock-up on crème-filled donuts until their heart’s content. Check out these local bakeries before the day is over and get your fill.

Popular Westside doughnut shop, Sublime Doughnuts, features the “A-Town Cream”, which is a hybrid between a Boston Crème pie and a doughnut. According to their website, the doughnut is filled with “silky custard and topped with Belgian Calllebault dark chocolate” and shaped into an A. Sublime Doughnuts is located at 535 Tenth Street in Atlanta.

For northern suburb dwellers, Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is home to an original Boston Crème doughnut.

New York Butcher Shoppe Sponsors Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

New York Butcher Shoppe Sponsors Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

The New York Butcher Shoppe is helping aspiring BBQ Pitmasters show their stuff at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival by sponsoring the Backyard Division’s cooking competition on Saturday, October 1.  The Backyard Division allows amateur cooks to compete alongside the pros for prizes and is open to anyone who wants to participate. 

The New York Butcher Shoppe is providing all the meat for the Backyard teams (up to 20 teams), as well as giving each team a $25 gift card to any of the shoppe’s three Atlanta-area locations.  If 20 teams enter the Backyard Division, The New York Butcher Shoppe will also cover the entry cost of $200 for the team with the most creative name (as chosen by The New York Butcher Shoppe). 

The stores’ award-winning grill masters will also give the winning team valuable grilling tips and advice, providing them with the b