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Local cops, Krispy Kreme raise 'dough' for Special Olympics

Local cops, Krispy Kreme raise 'dough' for Special Olympics

ATLANTA -- Krispy Kreme is once again teaming up with Georgia police officers to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Georgia.

Officers will take to the roofs for Georgia's ninth annual Cops on Doughnut Shops from 6 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 29 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

They will collect donations from customers as they eat, sleep and play on the rooftops of 10 Krispy Kreme stores statewide.

"Cops and doughnut shops just naturally go together in people's minds," said Allison Kaczenski with Special Olympics Georgia. "We decided to have some fun with it and help a worthy cause.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

BUFORD, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Called Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret by Zagat, Little Szechuan in Doraville could easily be the best Chinese in Atlanta. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and all menu items are priced under $10. Lunches are served with steamed rice and soup and brown rice can be substituted for $1 extra. The restaurant is open seven days a week and opens for lunch and dinner. Little Szechuan is located on 5091-C Buford Highway.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, a southern restaurant with shops all over the city, hosts Taco Tuesday, every Tuesday. Tacos are $2.49 each; the tacos featured are the Bar-B-Q Pork Taco, Bar-B-Q Chicken Taco, Southern Fried Chicken Taco, Beef Brisket Taco and the Fried Catfish Taco.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Jam on, Rye - underdog takes the win

ATHENS, Ga. -- Call Rye Bar the little bar that could. The Rye Bar on E. Clayton Street squeezes “about 50 skinny people into its underground confines” according to the Athens-Banner Herald.

FOOD REVIEW: Transmetropolitan, Athens GA

FOOD REVIEW: Transmetropolitan, Athens GA

If you’re in Athens and you want pizza on Friday night, you’d better get toTransmetropolitan early. If you don’t, you will experience mayhem like you never have. Fortunately, we started out VERY early for dinner (or maybe it was a late lunch) but we got there in time to grab one of the precious sidewalk tables and were able to enjoy a great meal together in this beautiful weather!

[...] This pizza was REALLY DYNAMITE!

Taco Shop Of the Sun or Taqueria de Sol, Either Way

Taco Shop Of the Sun or Taqueria de Sol, Either Way

Everyone needs a good taco …everyone. This is the spot to feed that need in Athens. The dirt-cheap menu features something for every taco taste, ranging from the special-of-the-day taco (in entrée format and otherwise) to the mainstays like the fried chicken taco and the brisket taco.

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FOOD REVIEW: Mellow Mushroom, Athens GA

FOOD REVIEW: Mellow Mushroom, Athens GA

Mellow Mushroom is an Athens institution located in the historic Michael Brothers Building (interesting info on the building history) it shares a grand hall opening with