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Sunday, September 12, 2010

We Like: Dogwood Gallery and Framer

Have you been to Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone? If you haven't you're missing out on an experience! It's chocked full of great art. There's a wide assortment of types of art and I found all of it wonderful. A lot of the artists, but not all, are local.

They also have a small selection of sculpture and pottery, plus some excellent photographic choices. I've been to a few of the photo shows --- made me appreciate the difference between "darn, I could have taken that picture" and real photographic art!

If you stop in, be sure to add your email to their list so they can keep you informed on the upcoming shows and the opening receptions. The opening receptions are usually well-attended and you'll get to meet a lot of the local and not-so-local art crowd. It's a lot of fun looking at the art, talking to the artist, finding out what they were thinking when they painted their piece.

It's really cool having an "uptown" gallery out here in Fayette County. The couple who own it, Greg & Jennifer Blair, are warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and Greg is an artist of note, also!

Not a big art fan? They are framers, too. It takes a special eye to pick just the right frame and matte for a photo or piece of art. Greg does the framing and if you get into a conversation with him you'll soon discover that framing is an art, too!

I love stopping in to see what's new on the walls. It's my little treat and a nice break from the mundane.

They're located right behind The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.
Dogwood Gallery & Framer
1175 Senoia Road N, Suite N
Tyrone, GA 30290
phone- 770-774-3524
Tuesday - Friday 10 to 5
Saturday 11-4
Sunday and Monday By Appointment

from Atlanta:
-Take I-85 South toward the Atlanta Airport
-Take the third exit outside 285: Exit 61/Peachtree City.
-Turn left on GA - 74 to Tyrone.
-Go aprox. 4 miles until you reach the red light at South Hampton Shopping Center
-At the light turn left on Carriage Oaks Drive.
-The Legacy Theatre will be directly in front of you.
-Turn Right on Senoia Road and take the second left into the parking lot.
-We are located on the backside of the Legacy Theatre building.

Monday, September 6, 2010

We Like: The Broadway Diner

One of my favorite places to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner or in-between. The service is always great, never had a dish I wouldn't ask for again and the people are exceptionally friendly. The second time I walked into the place they remembered that I'd been there before --- and that place is always hopping! I've learned to go at off times to avoid the rush, but even during their rush hours they move fast and the wait isn't intolerable (I hate waiting, just like you!).

They've been there long enough to have had to expand, but it hasn't been that long since they opened to rave reviews!

The owners are a couple, one British, the other Greek. It's a family affair all the way back to the kitchen with papa overseeing and cooking from what I've been told.

They're all lovely people. I discovered my favorite tea, P&G Tips as a result of going there. I love my tea, British style and I like places that don't charge you for my second cup (which is the vast majority, but we have two in Fayette County that do charge believe it or not).

If you're a dessert lover, save room for some of the best cakes and pies ever when you visit. They're in the dessert case to the left as you walk in... take a look before you order! The selection changes so you can try something new every time you go.

The menu is a mix of Italian, Greek, American standards, sandwiches, breakfast omelets, salads, diner foods, upscale dinners and lunches, budget conscious selections... there are a lot of choices, all good. It's such a large menu it's hard to remember everything! Plus there are daily specials, usually written on the chalk board beside the register, to the left when you walk in.

They have an outside area and the new addition can be closed off for events.

What else can I tell you? Good people, fast service, friendly family atmosphere, great food, open seven days a week... ah, you need to know where it is, don't you?

There's a map/directions on the website, plus a link to the menu.

535 South Glynn Street
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Saturday, September 4, 2010

We like: Dr. Gregory Alvarez, Podiatrist

Dr. Alvarez is a podiatrist with Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia. He's been my foot doc for a number of years. He's good. Each time he's figured out my problem, fixed it fast and kept it from reoccuring.

One thing that has always impressed me about him is his philanthropic side. He gives and genuinely seems to care about not just his patients, but the community. He works hard, that's clear given the hours he puts in, but he still has time to volunteer.

He's a founding member of the Fayette Care Clinic which gives free care to those who can't afford to pay. He's involved in a number of other local charities, too.

Just wanted to say "I like Dr. Alvarez" and would recommend him if you're looking for a foot doc. He has offices in Peachtree City (technically Fayetteville as its just outside the city limits I believe) and Coweta County. I've only been to see him at the Peachtree City office. They're in the midst of building a nice multiple story building so you have to cut through beside the construction to get to his office. Can't wait to see the new digs when its finished!