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Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

AUSTELL, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

College students and locals enjoy The Border Mexican Restaurant on Maple Street in Carrollton. On Cinco de Mayo the restaurant will be holding their regular karaoke, they’ll also offer drink and food specials. The restaurant is a favorite for its vegetarian offerings and vast selection of imported Mexican beers. Visit the restaurant at 1210 Maple Street in Carrolton.

According to neighborhood residents, Margarita’s Mexican Cantina is the best authentic Mexican food in the area. This restaurant has an extensive vegetarian menu and its staple item is a cornbread dish, supposedly best served with beans.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

MABLETON, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Enjoy authentic Italian at Giovanni’s Restaurant on the East West Connector. This restaurant features specials like Chicken Piccata and Ravioli Stuffed with Lobster for under $15. Every meal is served with salad and garlic bread, consistent with the style of a classic Italian family dinner. All desserts are priced under $5 and their most expensive bottle of wine is $26. Bring your family out for an affordable Italian style dinner. Giovanni’s is located at 2495 East West Connector in Austell.

Locals love Gumbeaux’s: a Cajun Grill, the restaurant is known for their moderately priced authentic Cajun fare. The restaurant was established in 1994 and is family owned and operated.

A Taste for Volunteering

A Taste for Volunteering

Hands On Atlanta is making making volunteering yummy with it's 9th annual A Taste for Volunteering on Friday May 6, 2011 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill from 7:00-11:00pm. The event brings more than 300 metro Atlantans together to celebrate volunteerism and civic engagement. This year's theme, Latin Flavors, celebrates and raises awareness of the city's Hispanic population and expands Hands On Atlanta's partnerships with organizations that directly impact and serve this important community. A Taste for Volunteering will feature live and silent auctions, entertainment, exclusive wine and tequila tastings, gourmet food offerings and a live demonstration by Atlanta-based Chef Hector Santiago, owner of Pura Vida Tapas & Bar and former Top Chef contestant. 

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

WEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

Take your date on a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. On April 30, the park will hold a Twilight Canoe trip. This sunset ride is ranger-led and only open to adults who can swim and have some canoeing experience. $15 includes the canoe, paddle and PFD. The trip will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will return to shore around 9:00 p.m.

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

Share your Mom with Great American Cookies and get a free brownie

ATLANTA – Tomorrow, all Great American Cookie locations will be giving away, free samples of their new Turtle and Red Velvet brownie flavors this Tuesday, March 15th. This giveaway is being held in conjunction with the company’s new contest looking for the “Great American Mom”.

The “Great American Mom” search is a nationwide search for mom’s to spotlight on Mother’s Day. The contest will open for entries starting March 15th and will continue through May 10th. To enter the contest, participants will be asked to compose a 200 word statement on what makes their mother a “Great American Mom”.

Winners will be announced in June when one Grand Prize winner will receive a luxurious Four Seasons spa getaway weekend for Mom and a guest plus a $1,000 travel voucher.

Hungry? Don't miss $7 for $15 worth of food at Candi's for Breakfast

Hungry? Don't miss $7 for $15 worth of food at Candi's for Breakfast

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