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Keegan’s Irish Pub

Great Neighborhood Bar.

This place has been open for a couple months and seems to draw a great crowd with its decent pub fare,  charming outdoor patio and friendly staff.

I have to admit, I was skeptical about this place. I figured that being near KSU it would draw the same crowd as Bailey’s (immature college kids, loud music, slow service). However, I pleasantly surprised at the crowd – a mix of young and older.

If you’re in the area I definitely recommend you check this place out. I think you’ll be as happy as I was that you did.

Atlanta Greek Festival

Attended the 19th annual Greek Festival yesterday in Marietta. I had no idea this Greek Festival was going on until Saturday and literally stumbled upon it. I’ve been to the Greek festival in Decatur and I have to say this one was so much better. The entertainment, and cultural information that was avaiable was superior to that of the Decatur festival.

There is a tour of the beautiful church that gives details of the meaning of the artifacts and provides a history of the church and how it differs from a traditional western church. In addition, there is a small amphitheatre on site which provides great seating and viewing for the traditional greek dances. You can catch one every couple hours.

The food was pretty good. I had lamb which was ok but the pork kabobs were a better choice. I think the dessert was the best part however, They are all kinds of tasty treats including baklava sundaes – yummy! I’ll definitely be heading back here next year.

Taste of Alpharetta

Taste of Alpharetta is Thursday, May 15th 2008. The fun begins at 5:00. The event will be at Willis Park – 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA

Although it is unusual to have a ‘taste of’ festival on a Thursday it helps out the restaurants because they are obviously busier on the weekends than on a weekday. The good thing is it will probably be a lot less crowded than if it was on a Saturday.

They’ll be music from 5 pm to 830 pm. And there’s plenty for the kids to do. They’ll be rides, face painting, dancing, etc.

Admission is stated as “free” and although it is free to get in you must pay for the tastes with tickets. Average ‘taste’ is between $ 0.50 and $3.00 or 1 to 6 tickets. You can buy tickets on site and pay with a credit card.