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Win $1000 in the 5 Napkin Burger “Build the Atlanta Burger” Challenge

Win $1000 in the 5 Napkin Burger “Build the Atlanta Burger” Challenge

ATLANTA, GA  – Do you have the beef and the brains to discover Atlanta’s next burger? Georgia burger mavens take heed -- New York’s famed burger restaurant 5 Napkin Burger, known for some of the juiciest and most delicious burgers in the Northeast, poses this important question as it heads south, and prepares to open in Atlanta’s thriving Midtown neighborhood this August.  To celebrate, 5 Napkin Burger is challenging Atlantans to concoct the best Atlanta Burger in the “Build the Atlanta Burger” Challenge beginning August 1, 2011. 

Go to www.5napkinburger.com/atlantacontest to submit a recipe, a sketch, a video or a concept that best describes the Atlanta Burger by September 5, 2011 and you can win a cool one thousand dollars worth of 5 Napkin Burger dining.

Food Truck Wednesdays at Underground Atlanta from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Food Truck Wednesdays at Underground Atlanta from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Downtown --  Looking for a new, unique lunch spot to excite your taste buds? Roll on down to Eat Street: Food Truck Wednesdays at Underground Atlanta from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Let your nose lead the way to an assortment of tacos, burgers, popsicles and more.

Today’s participating trucks include: King of Pops: Fresh, all-natural frozen popsicles; Pup Truck: Specialty hot dogs; Hail Caesar: House-made gourmet salads and fresh to order sandwiches; Sweet Auburn BBQ: Southern BBQ with a twist; Just Loafin Po' Boys: Fresh Cajun and Creole food; Slider U: Wide range of Slider sandwiches; Champion Cheesesteaks: Gourmet cheesesteaks, burgers, fries and more; Tamale Queen: Authentic Mexican cuisine, featuring tacos and tamales.

Come join us each Wednesday, beginning today.

Food Musings: A Peek Inside Plaza Fiesta Food Court

Food Musings: A Peek Inside Plaza  Fiesta Food Court
With the panorama of the Atlanta skyline as the background lies Plaza Fiesta, an often overlooked building by many metro Atlantans.   This is not your traditional “lifestyle” mall. This is a place where worlds collide. One you step in you feel like you are in a totally different country.   Personally, Plaza Fiesta gave me flashbacks of my years in Guadalajara. When you enter, the first thing that hits you is color!

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.