Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Opportunity Knocking | WANTED: Restaurant with comfortable atmosphere to serve as Dunwoody Community gathering place

No one likes change that they have no control over.  So when word started flowing that OHH was closed for "renovations", then the above linked article appeared in the ABC and on Facebook many are mourning the Dunwoody landmark.

Ironically, many are the same people who were concerned about quality of food, the deteriorating condition of the building, the staff, unacceptable health department scores, and the like.  Then there was the swindling incident right in the lobby about this time last year.

The Circle of Life continues to turn, even in Dunwoody where there are always efforts to stop time.

We won't go without BBQ (Memphis BBQ is open) and for breakfast, there is First Watch (great pumpkin pancakes), J Christopher's (another traditional Dunwoody staple) and Another Broken Egg (this one has a liquor license.  Bloody Marys and Mimosas all around!!).

In all seriousness, this is a cloud with a silver lining for someone.  There's a significant segment of the Dunwoody community, age demographic roughly on the right side of the curve, that likes to get together and talk politics and community.  Along with at least one city council member and one DeKalb county senior staff.  (Who needs to find a new "office".)  Another restaurant could benefit from Old Hickory's unfortunate demise while providing that "comfort zone".

Damn, I'm going to miss their sliced pork and BBQ sauce.  And the smell of hickory smoke in the air when I drive by.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dunwoody Crosswalk Drama

Reposted from my personal Facebook profile.

Because I'm ticked off enough to share far and wide.

To the jerk in the Lexus behind me in the exit line at Georgetown Plaza:

The reason i did not leap into the intersection the nanosecond the light turned green was because there was a pedestrian in the crosswalk coming towards the Starbucks. A senior citizen pulling a cart. Not the fastest person in the world. But how fast they are walking is irrelevant because they always have the right of way.

You and your toy horn started freaking out even more when they crossed the midway point. Believe it or not, Ripley, you still don't drive around them while they're in the street. I'd rather deal with your temper tantrum that eclipses anything my 4-year-old can pull, than get a citation from Dunwoody Police Department and possible points on my license. Or worse.

If you want to play Frogger at that intersection, be my guest. At your own risk. Leave me out of it. Enjoy your 15 minutes of shame on DPD's feed.

So save the hand waving and swearing in my rear view mirror for someone who cares. It's not going to change my driving judgement.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and kisses, 

PS - Tailgating me for several blocks with the continued waving and yelling doesn't change anything either. It just confirms that my first assessment is correct - you're a jerk.

More love, more kisses,