Dining

Courtney’s Cafe jazzes up Fayetteville with good food, entertainment

Talib Abdul Aziz and his daughter, Courtney. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Ribbon cutting set for tomorrow, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

In the same plaza in Fayetteville with Stevie B’s Pizza and the dollar theater, there’s a little restaurant that is starting to get noticed. Courtney’s Cafe, a warm place with a classy, yet casual atmosphere, opened six months ago and offers steak, seafood and some cajun cuisine, as well as live jazz every Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Read More»

Grand opening for The Half Shell Oyster Bar this Saturday

The Half Shell Oyster Bar and Hot Dog Shop is owned by Natalie and Blaine Pitchford of Newnan, Ga. Oyster bar & hot dog style restaurants are common where they grew up (Dothan, Ala. - The Wiregrass). They couldn’t find that combination in Midwest Georgia, so they decided to bring some Wiregrass to the area. They started in downtown Newnan in April 2007. In May 2008, they opened a second location on Hwy 34 in Newnan. In march of this year, they opened their third location in Fayetteville. Read More»

Chef at Wyndham Peachtree wins prestigious cooking award

Competitive cooking hadn’t been high on Chef John Kerkeslager’s priority list until this year. The last contest he’d entered was a quarter century ago, as a tenth grader taking food preparation classes in Lebanon, Penn. The competition was fierce and Kerkeslager came up with dishes including Seasoned Chicken Parmesan and Braised Celery Hearts that he thought were pretty good. The class instructor disagreed. Young John finished sixth in a field of six.

“That stayed with me for awhile, and whenever opportunities to compete came up, I sort of blew them off,” Kerkeslager said. Read More»

Taste of Fayette returns May 16

It’s that time again when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 16, the 9th Annual Taste of Fayette returns, showcasing local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

Dolce Atlanta Peachtree offers Easter brunch

An aerial view of Dolce. Photo/Special.

Dolce Atlanta Peachtree, a once private facility known for its food prepared by an array of award winning chefs, has been open to the public for more than two years and continues to provide a unique dining option south of Atlanta. This team of chefs, led by Executive Chef Len Elias, has a much deserved reputation for culinary excellence. It is expected that the growing number of fans will flock to 201 Restaurant, located at Dolce Atlanta Peachtree inPeachtree City to enjoy the impressive display of made from scratch options to celebrate this Easter holiday. Read More»

Record breaking wing eaters

A toast to wing eating.

On Mar. 4, five local boys toasted their 33rd hot wing, breaking the previous wing eating record at Mike & C's in the Wilshire Pavilion. From bottom left are Patrick, Nick, Josh, Phillip and Travis. Photo/Special.

She's Bistro brings back a bit of Peachtree City favorite, Peking

Becky She

Peking opened in Peachtree City in 1986. It was only the second Chinese restaurant in the city at the time. The eatery was a hit among area residents for 16 years until owner Becky She decided to retire from the restaurant biz and go into finance. Read More»

Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail wants you to eat spaghetti for kids’ charities

The Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail spaghetti dinner is set or Friday, Mar. 19. Photo/Special.

Pasta is not the first thing that comes to mind in giving back to the community. Friday, Mar. 19, pasta will be on the charity agenda and menu. Along with salad, rolls, homemade sauce and desserts, the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail along with the Booth Middle School Builders Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m.

Held in the Booth Middle School cafeteria at 250 Peachtree Parkway South in Peachtree City, the Annual Spaghetti Supper will benefit children’s charities across Fayette County and the globe. Read More»

Eat pasta for kids charities

People of all ages enjoy all-you-can-eat spaghetti at last year's Kiwanis dinner. This year's will be March 19 at Booth Middle School from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 each. Under age 5 are free. All funds go to children's charities.

Pasta is not the first thing that comes to mind in giving back to the community. Friday, Mar. 19, pasta will be on the charity agenda and menu. Along with salad, rolls, homemade sauce and desserts, the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail along with the Booth Middle School Builders Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Read More»

Plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day weekend

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what many consider a school night, but that doesn’t let you off the hook as your Valentine will probably expect to go somewhere this weekend to celebrate. If you need some ideas, this article should give you plenty. Read More»