Another Leon's Review

An True Anomaly: An Empty Leons (AJC pic)
An True Anomaly: An Empty Leon's (AJC pic)

For those of you who comfort yourselves during those hours when Leon’s is closed by flipping through the seemingly endless reviews of your favorite “sustainapub”, here’s another by the AJC.  This time by Meredith Ford Goldman.

The appetizers, beer, and bocce all get a shout out.

Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard: no more rabbit fingers.

Patti Garrett To Run For District 2 Commissioner Spot

Patti's Facebook Pic

First on DM: A tipster who wishes to remain anonymous informs DM that Patti Garrett will also seek the District 2 city commission slot vacated by the out-going Mary Alice Kemp.

Garrett sent out a letter yesterday announcing her candidacy.  Here it is in full…

Hello Friends!

I wanted you to be among the first to know that I have decided to run for the Decatur city commission, representing District 2!  Mary Alice Kemp, who has represented us well the past eight years, has decided not to run again in the fall of 2009.  We certainly appreciate the service she has given to our community.

When Gary and I moved to Decatur from Chattanooga eight years ago, we made a commitment to become active in our new home as we had been in Chattanooga. We could not have anticipated the great opportunity Decatur affords us as residents to uniquely participate in true community.  We have relished being a part of all of that Decatur has to offer-being in a walkable, diverse community; participating in numerous community events; and volunteering with the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project, the Barbeque Blues and Bluegrass Festival, and the Decatur Arts Festival, to name just a few. I also welcomed the chance to serve in leadership roles on the Boards of the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project and with the Decatur Holiday Tour of Homes, which I have chaired for the past several years.

Since moving here, I have loved being immersed in the life of our city and have grown to care deeply about this community that has given me so much. I want to give back to our community and see our city continue to thrive and prosper.  While there are many wonderful aspects to Decatur, there are also opportunities to explore to make this an even better place to live.    I will be back in touch with you in the next few weeks as we formalize my campaign. Thank you in advance for your support. I would also like to know the issues you think are important to our community. I look forward to hearing back from you!


Patti Garrett, for City Commission District 2

McDonough Currently Closed Between College and Ansley

Scott sends in the reason in pictoral format…


And yes, that’s a car bumper at the base of the pole.

Atlanta After People

Kudzu Takes Over Atlanta

Apparently the popular History Channel series “Life After People” featured Atlanta, along with Chicago and London, last night.   And I for one am pissed that I didn’t get to watch the slow deterioration of my hometown!  Where were you “informed” blogosphere and ATL know-it-alls!?

I guess I’ll have to make do with watching clips on the show’s website.

From what I can tell, it looks like Chicago got a majority of the focus in last night’s episode as the Chicago River flooded downtown, Wrigley Field was blanketed in ivy and the cities two tallest buildings (Sears & Hancock) crumbled to the ground.  Here in Atlanta, the illustrated results of a human-free environment were limited to kudzu-run-amok and the quick proliferation of feral pigs.  (If that isn’t a reflection of stereotypes about the South, I don’t know what is!)

But after watching simulations of that quick-growing vine taking over our city streets and transit lines, I’ve been inspired to preemptive action.  I am calling for the immediate importation of thousands of feral goats to the city.  I want to see kudzu-eating goats everywhere!  Not just at Decatur cemetery, but on our streets and in our neighborhoods, eating everything in sight!  And once they’ve dealt with the kudzu, we’ll use our army of goats to combat those crafty feral pigs!  Goats v. Pigs! Goats v. Pigs!

My political future is bright.  Oh yes.

h/t: 13th Floor

"Dressing Room" To Replace Dresscodes

…or Dre55c0d35 or whatever it was!

Carl is on a roll and sends in this pic.


I wonder what kind of shop it’ll be… What do you think?

I’m going with a salad dressing emporium… 🙂