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LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill


ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.


Corn Pudding:


3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

* 2226 West Broad Street

ATHENS: Federal agency to probe restaurants

ATHENS: Federal agency to probe restaurants

ATHENS, Ga. -- Federal investigators said they will be looking for potential violations of labor laws at restaurants in northeast Georgia during the next month.

Alfredo Villoch, a community outreach specialist with the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, said the effort is part of an agency-wide focus on restaurant workers.

Villoch reported that investigators will focus on overtime and minimum wage requirements, and child labor law violations. He said they will review employment records, time cards and other paperwork at randomly selected restaurants.

Authorities said similar investigations have yielded several alleged violations, such as those at nearly 30 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia. Federal officials said that 128 employees of the restaurant chain, which is headquartered in the Sandy Springs-Dunwoody area, will get $60,594 that investigators said they are owed.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

New York Butcher Shoppe Stays Open Later To Serve Dinner in Dunwoody

New York Butcher Shoppe Stays Open Later To Serve Dinner in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The New York Butcher Shoppe in Dunwoody is extending its hours Tuesdays through Saturdays to meet customer requests to offer its lunch items for dinner. The Dunwoody location will stay open until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for diners looking for daily ground hamburgers, award-winning BBQ, fresh salads, beer, wine and more. Additionally, the store will have Blue Plate Specials featuring high quality meat offerings. Guests can also use the extended hours to call ahead and have chef prepared entrees and sides such as chicken parmesan, meatloaf, stuffed pork chops and chickens and macaroni and cheese hot and ready for pickup with one hour’s notice.

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

ATLANTA -- October is both National Book Month and National Cookie Month, so why not combine the two into a sweet book drive?

The second annual Reading is SWEET! National Book Drive, sponsored by Great American Cookies, runs through Monday, Oct. 31.

Throughout the month, the stores collected new and gently used books to be donated to local charities and public libraries. Everyone who donated a book received a free cookie.

"Last year's Reading is SWEET! program was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of our store owners, customers and community partners," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, which manages Great American Cookies. "We're excited to continue the event for 2011 and can't wait to see how many books we can collect and how many cookies we can give away."