Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cocktails for the Cup at The Palm

Atlanta | Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blue Giraffe Sports and The Palm Restaurant in Buckhead will host the 6th Annual Cocktails for the Cup the Thursday before the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. In previous years, top PGA players have made appearances including Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry. Tickets are $100 at the PGA Tour Superstores in Duluth, Kennesaw and Roswell. Proceeds will support The Silverton Foundation, a mortgage, rent and short-term housing assistance program that helps families with hospitalized or critically-ill children maintain their homes and their reduce financial burdens. Contact Kevin McDonough (km@bluegiraffesports.com) for more information. $100. Sounds like a worthy cause. And the Palm is awesome!Starts at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Indian Cooking Unfolded at Cooks Warehouse East Cobb

Atlanta |  Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time to get your chef hat on for the week. They're teaching Indian cooking at Cook's Warehouse. Chef Raghavan Iyer will be your guide: "Learn to unravel the mysteries of Indian cooking with brilliantly simple-to-follow recipes. No difficult techniques, no hard-to-find ingredients, no complex spice blends, and no excessive prep time will be required. It's all the spice, the dazzle, and the deep, satisfying flavors of Indian cuisine - now as easy and breezy as any dish in your repertoire! Once you see this book and meet Raghavan, you'll quickly see why he won the IACP Award of Excellence for Cooking School Teacher of the Year. His voice is clear and encouraging, his directions faultless, and his recipes authentic yet completely accessible. Learn from the best in this class which will feature: . Poppadums with Avocado Pomegranate Dip . Braised Beet Salad with a Golden Raisin Vinaigrette . Ultimate Chicken Curry . Sweet-scented Rice Pilaf . Blistered Smoky Peppers . Funnel Cakes in Saffron Syrup Copies of Indian Cooking Unfolded will be available for sale and Raghavan will be happy to personalize your book(s)."Starts at 7:00 PM

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ron White at Buckhead Theater: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Atlanta-based charity organization Covenant House presents a special night of comedy on September 17 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta. Headlining will be Nationally Acclaimed Comedian Ron White. Joining Ron in support of Brides Against Breast Cancer, is the charity's National Ambassador, singer-songwriter, Margo Rey. Proceeds from this show to benefit local homeless children in the Atlanta area. VIP tickets include: Premium Seats Pre-autographed VIP passes from Ron and Margo, a photo with Ron and Margo, a Q&A session with Ron and Margo, a gift bag with a pre-autographed "A Little Unprofessional" DVD of Ron and Margo's "Habit" album. $50 Reserved Seating/ $200 VIP Meet & GreetStarts at 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Djembe Drum Class: Monday, September 16, 2013

Did you know that Atlanta is home to some masters of west African drumming? These are folks who spent years and years in that part of the world, learning the craft. And, they've brought it back to Atlanta, and wanna teach it! How. Lucky. Are. We?! I've been to one of their performances. Primal and raw and soulful and energy and love. They remind you that you have a soul, and it wants to move. So, learn to play the drums today. The classes are kid friendly. So, grab your favorite son, daughter, niece, nephew, or just some kid you know, and head on over! It's held by DrumRise, and it's at 7:00 - 8:15 Monday night at Leafmore Clubhouse in Decatur. Note that you have to sign up at drummingatlanta.com, and that you have to let them know you are doing a drop-in class and that you need them to bring you a drum. ($20 per person for drop in. $75 for 5 classes).Starts at 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Midtown Restaurant Week: Sunday, September 15, 2013

With some of the best restaurants in Atlanta, Midtown is the place to be to get your grub on. And restaurant weeks makes it even better. Returning for its eighth year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Midtown's finest at fixed prices for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Some participating restaurants include Atmosphere, Flip Burger, Lure, The Nook, Cucina Asellina. It's a huge list. Menus at $15, $25, and $35.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival: Saturday, September 14, 2013

How do you measure fun in a wheelbarrow? By the meter, of course! And at the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival, you'll have 5000 of 'em (that's a 5K for the math impaired) to enjoy. The festival doesn't stop there. It brings together art, music, food, and of course 5000 meters of wheelbarrow fun! From the festival: "The purpose of the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival is to use art and artistic expressions to empower residents with support and recognition in their quest to grow and maintain the neighborhood they call home. The festival is also a leadership development tool for community residents to organize the festival and head the needed committees and leadership positions. All the proceeds from the festival go to neighborhood revitalization and public safety." Alrighty then! The race begins at 8:30 AM.Opens at 11:00 AM.

HWYD Atlanta: Charlie Wilson at Chastain Amphitheater: Friday, September 13, 2013

Time for some R&B. Charlie Wilson is playing Chastain. Pack a picnic and enjoy as the Atlanta Autumn welcomes us. From Chastain: "As one of the most distinguished voices in R&B music, Charlie Wilson needs no introduction. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native and former lead singer of the Funkadelic Brotherly Trio, the GAP Band, is now going two for two with his second solo album on Jive Records, entitled UNCLE CHARLIE. The album was released February 17, 2009 debuting #1 on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart and #2 on the Billboard Pop Chart. This album debut was a career high for Wilson, even charting higher than any of his previous projects, including the GAP Band albums. Once dubbed "the de-facto father of new jack swing," artists like Aaron Hall and R. Kelly have long paid homage to his characteristic vocal style. Labelmate, Kelly, wrote and produced the hit single, "Charlie Last Name Wilson," from the gold-certified CD of the same name. From classic R&B GAP Band hits like "Yearning for Your Love" and "Outstanding" to collaborations with Justin Timberlake on "Signs" and Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams on the Grammy nominated track "Beautiful," Wilson continues embracing contemporary music with his phenomenal vocal style and unique licks." This is a table set up concert. Coolers & Carry Ins are allowed.Starts at 8:00 PM

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A New Library


Completed and being loaded with books.  The Built-ins feature bead board, and rope interior and above-cabinet lighting.

Ever heard any one say, "I have too many books?"  No such thing!  At Here's What You Do we regularly review books, recommend them in our Atlanta day plans, and generally agree you just can't have enough books.  That all said, it's important to realize you may need to make some room for them.    We think you should embrace making room.  Take it up a notch!

HWYD Atlanta: Wild on the Rocks: Winos and Rhinos at Atlanta Zoo: Thursday, September 12, 2013




Zoo Atlanta's all-new summer evening series for adults takes place the second Thursday of each month this summer and features evening exhibit viewing, live music, themed keeper presentations, cocktails, and great company. $15 for members. $20 for non-members. The show starts at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple's announcing a new iPhone. Guess what their stock is gonna do. Part 2.


The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were unveiled between 1PM and 2PM ET.  Right after, a precipitous drop 3-4% occurs. 

In part 1 of this post, we took a look at Apple stock the day before the unveiling of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.  Looking at historic unveilings, we predicted that in the 15 days following the unveil, it's likely that Apple Stock will fall by at least 5%.  In this post, we're going to describe what happened today as the unveiling happened.


Duck Soup & I'm No Angel, a 1933 Double Feature

Atlanta | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Presented in 35 mm as part of Emory Cinematheque's comedy series. Leader of Freedonia Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) declares war on Sylvania because "They got guns/ We got guns/ All God's chillun got guns!" Though the politics of this anarchic comedy went right by its original audience, today the film stands as the Marx Brothers' greatest achievement and an anti-war classic. (Leo McCarey; Paramount, 1933) (1.37: 1, 68 min) Recommended Parking: Oxford Road Parking Deck or Fishburne Parking Deck. free, no ticket required The show starts at 7:30 PM

Monday, September 9, 2013

Apple's announcing a new iPhone. Guess what their stock is gonna do. Part 1.



At Here's What You Do we recommend Apple products all the time.  It's hard to get around that they are a market leader.  Their laser focus on making their tools easy to use makes them that way.  But their stuff can get mighty pricey.  One way to get around the consumer blues when it comes to buying Apple, is to buy Apple.  Stock that is.  Let's a take a look.

The Butler: Tuesday, September 10, 2013


The Butler is in theatres now, and it's getting mixed reviews. Oliver Gettel, of the LA Times writes: "The year's first serving of Oscar bait has arrived on a silver platter in the form of "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a star-studded historical drama starring Forest Whitaker as an African American butler working at the White House through multiple administrations, set against the arc of the civil rights movement. Thus far the film has earned positive, if somewhat ambivalent reviews, with critics praising the strong ensemble cast for helping to ground writer-director Daniels' melodramatic flair. In a measured review, The Times' Kenneth Turan writes, "'The Butler' is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of 'The Paperboy' may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the civil rights movement in particular, it undercuts itself by hitting its points squarely on the nose with a 9-pound hammer." Sounds like it's definitely worth a watch. Particularly if you're a Whitaker or Winfrey fan. The show starts at 9:30 PM

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Great Decatur Grilled Cheese Off: Monday, September 9, 2013

Kick off Beer & Cheese season with the third annual Grilled Cheese Off. Five Atlanta restaurants compete for trophies and bragging rights by creating grilled cheese-based dishes and pairing them with beers from some of our favorite breweries. It's like a beer dinner, only every course is a grilled cheese. $55 The show starts at 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 7, 2013

HWYD Atlanta: Midtown Restaurant Week at Midtown: Sunday, September 8, 2013

With some of the best restaurants in Atlanta, Midtown is the place to be to get your grub on. And restaurant weeks makes it even better. Returning for its eighth year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Midtown's finest at fixed prices for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Some participating restaurants include Atmosphere, Flip Burger, Lure, The Nook, Cucina Asellina. It's a huge list. Menus at $15, $25, and $35. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Brunch.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Big Dish 3: Chicken and Waffles

Greetings, HWYD Friends!

The HWYD dish of the week pleases everyone in the house. Who doesn't seriously LOVE fried chicken? Our HWYD Chicken and Waffles recipe has turned into everything from delicious and easy pita pockets to a decadent and unique tira misu. You'll love how flexible and reliably mouth-watering these recipes are!

HWYD Atlanta: La Boheme at Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University: Saturday, September 7, 2013


Remember Rent? La Boheme was its inspiration. Set in 1830's paris, the time is different, as well as the city and the contempoaray issues the characters have to deal with. But, the theme of struggle is the same. Treat yourself to an operatic performance by the Capitol City Opera Company at Oglethorpe University. The show starts at 8:00 PM

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park: Friday, September 6, 2013

Atlanta | Friday, September 6, 2013

Head over to Stone Mountain Park to see an annual celebration of the blooming of the Confederate Yellow Daisy, as well as an arts and crafts festival that features more than 400 artists from across the country. The show starts at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Before Midnight

One of the better films of 2013, in Before Midnight, "We meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we will again become part of their story." - Moviefone. The show starts at 9:30 PM

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

HWYD Atlanta: Late Summer Harvest Hands On at Cooks Warehouse East Cobb: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still a bountiful harvest of fresh ingredients to reach for at dinnertime. Learn to maximize these seasonal flavors as you work alongside of Chef Peter Rubin to prepare this impressive dinner menu that's elegant enough for a dinner party, yet easy enough for a weeknight meal with the family: . Roasted Beet, Chevre and Herb Salad . Fuji Apple and Celery Root Bisque . Pork Tenderloin Medallions Over Sweet Potato Puree . Oven Baked Crespella with Brandied Peach Sauce The show starts at 6:30 PM

Monday, September 2, 2013

Orange Fig Deliciousness

Greetings, HWYD Friends!

We'd like to introduce you to a product we'll be using this week in our HWYD recipes: Dalmatia Orange Fig Spread. We are not paid or connected to Dalmatia or any of their affiliate companies, (if there are any), in any way. We just love the stuff.

We intended to take a picture of it full, but we got into first. Sorry.

Our local Kroger carries this fabulous marmalade in the gourmet cheese section. Apparently, Dalmatia makes a whole line of products, including a fig spread sans orange, but we haven't had the chance to try them. That being said, we can't imagine a more versatile version of this marmalade. The hint of orange makes it usable on a wide range of dishes. Of course it's delicious on toast with butter or cream cheese, but it's also great on crackers with Cotswold cheese or heated and drizzled on pork or substituted in Asian orange chicken or duck. And the desserts! Mmmm!

If you don't find it in the cheese section, make sure you check in the international foods and general condiments sections, too. You can order it off the internet or ask your store to carry it, and they will start stocking it. We found it for $6 on the internet. You may be able to find it a little cheaper in person, but the $6 is well worth it.

While researching this blog, we discovered that it was a Gold Medal winner in 2004 in the New York Fancy Food Show. It's on their website. If you visit the site, you'll find their other products, both sweet and savory, as well as recipes. Apparently, even Emeril made a cookie recipe with it on his show. You can find that on the Dalmatia website, too. Who knew?

Find some Dalmatia Orange Fig Spread this week. You'll be using it this weekend!


Happy Cooking!

Andrea and Steve





Born in the USA Wines: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Enjoy this exploration course of American wines led by Certified Specialist of Wine and U.S. wine lover Maxine Lee. This class will discuss the United States' global wine significance and will feature wines from our top producing wine regions: Washington, Oregon, New York, and California with a bonus feature of a local wine from Georgia. Learn why using appropriate stemware is important to the enjoyment of wine as you taste all wines in the proper glass. Your course fee includes a 4 piece tasting kit of Fortessa stemware, valued at $60. Special pricing will be available on Fortessa to class attendees who wish to purchase additional pieces. The show starts at 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 1, 2013

HWYD Atlanta: Art in the Park at Marietta Square: Monday, September 2, 2013

Welcoming more than 175 artists featuring fine works of arts and crafts, Art in the Park offers creative outdoor fun for the entire family. Favorite features introduced last year like the chalk exhibition will return, and visitors will also enjoy children's activities, outdoor dining and walking tours. A new event introduced last year, the Marietta ChalkFest benefits the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors can see professional chalk artists in action. Free The show starts at 10:00 AM