Friday, August 30, 2013

Dragon Con Parade at Peachtree Street: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Atlanta's own celebration of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things geek, Dragon Con descends on downtown each year. The can't miss event is the parade up Peachtree. It starts at 10 am Saturday. You gotta go! The show starts at 10:00 AM


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Here's what you do on Saturday, August 31, 2013

First

Dragon Con Parade at Peachtree Street

Enjoy!! The show starts at 10:00 AM

Second

The Coronary Bypass at The Vortex

Check out the Vortex in Little Five Points. They're famous for their burgers and their attitude. Check out this quote from the Vortex rules you'll find in the menu: "CELL Phone Etiquette - Cell phones are a part of modern life, so we can't really ban them. And you are free to be as rude to your friends and dining companions as you'd like, but if you expect our staff to serve you, then you need to get off the &*$% cell phone. Vortex employees won't talk to anyone using a cell phone at our host stand, tables or at the bar. Seriously, we will totally ignore you. In fact, using a cell phone while trying to place an order may result in bodily injury or death." Don't worry. The burgers are worth it! Go for the coronary bypass. A big half-point sirloin patty topped with fried egg, three slices of American cheese, and four slices of bacon. Plenty of mayo too. Better be ready to take a walk in Freedom park down the street to work it off! Really, though, any of the burgers are great. Have it with a Sweetwater 420. ($ - $15 per person).

Third

Nap time...

Naps are good for you.

Fourth

Scallops at C & S

C & S in Vinings brings some great seafood to the table. And, perhaps their best is the scallops. Broiled and resting atop a bed of edamame-corn-red pepper-succotash, they melt in your mouth. Start with a plate of oysters with plenty of cocktail sauce and horseradish. Get your server to recommend the oysters. Think of them as your oyster sommelier. They know. Accompany it all with a super cold beer. Then move to a glass of pinot noir and get your scallops on. Yum!

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