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Original Havana Sandwich Shop in $20

Original Havana Sandwich Shop in $20

ATLANTA – After the original Havana Sandwich shop was “completely gutted” by fire in 2008, two Havana Sandwich shops opened in the general vicinity of the “original” both claiming the title.

Over the years, there has been much debate about which shop deserved the title of the original, but for many, Havana Restaurant at 3979 Buford Highway in Atlanta retains the crown. Considered one of Atlanta’s iconic restaurant survivors along with the Varsity, The Collanade and the recently closed Pano’s and Paul’s, Havana has been serving up sandwiches and Cuban fare for 35 years.  

Eddie Benedit Sr. and his wife, Debbie, opened the restaurant in 1976, only a couple of years after he came to the United States from Cuba. Eddie was always very conscious of the restaurant’s quality, consistency and affordability, and prices reflect that.

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand in $20

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand in $20

ATLANTA – The relatively new restaurant Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand is gaining popularity in the foodie world for their “out of the box” approach to meat inside of a bun. Delia’s Chicken Sausage is “made according to a recipe Delia has been perfecting for 15 years”. Delia Champion is the brain behind The Flying Biscuit Café and Molly Gunn owns The Porter Beer Bar, the two are co-owners of the restaurant.

The sausage is made from chickens raised on Georgia’s Springer Mountain Farms; the farm raises their chickens on a vegetarian diet; and they are antibiotic free.

Free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation

Free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation

ATLANTA – On Friday, Chick-fil-A will be celebrating Cow Appreciation Day. Restaurants are offering a free meal to any customer dressed in “cow attire”, depending on how elaborate his or her costume is.

Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy and President Dan Cathy will be touring local restaurants greeting customers.

For the location nearest you, visit Chick-fil-A online.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local taquerias. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Taqueria del Sol or TDS is known from their tacos, enchiladas, soups and chilies. The restaurant has four metro locations and they’re always pretty packed for the lunch crowd. Around the newsroom, the fish tacos and shrimp corn chowder reign supreme but TDS loyalists tend to be daring and like to try everything, at least, once. The restaurant also has a pretty impressive selection of tequila and beer. Check them out online or at their Westside, Decatur, Cheshire Bridge and Athens location.

Another popular restaurant, Verde Taqueria has been standing in the Brookhaven neighborhood since 2009.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)