Happy Mardi Gras! If you’re the kind of person who enjoys being happy (not all of us are; that’s okay), keep an ear tuned to WWOZ today. Here are a few places you might want to eat today:
Who else should be on this list? Bonus points if they import Leidenheimer’s bread and only use Camellias for their red beans.
Now, for those of you who are muttering to yourself about how this is supposed to be a political site, here are the (mostly political) Reads:
- DFCS acknowledges “gaps” in their performance.
- The Economist consults Sheffield Hale, President and CEO of the Atlanta History Centre, to consider how we approach monuments honoring Confederate leaders.
- Franklin Road in Marietta may be renamed “Gateway Boulevard.” I guess because “Metropolitan Parkway” was already taken? (And, from the comments on the main MDJ site, of course there’s an Old Marietta Facebook group.)
- Peach County’s sheriff testified against HB 722 yesterday.
- I am an only child / Born of the wild / Riddled to spend my time / Defending my land / (in Marietta)
- Unexplained raises in Augusta rankle both members of the city commission and Chronicle
- Young women really, really love being berated by older women, and it’s even better when older women admonish them along with Bill Maher. This oughtta end super well.
- Jhumpa Lahiri is so talented and intelligent – it’s ridiculous, and wonderful, and listening to this interview is seven minutes of alternately feeling awed and inadequate.
- This week in Hamilton: on Monday, the cast will perform live (via satellite) on the Grammy awards. And since it’s almost Lent, show me how to say no to this.
Speaking of, what are you giving up for Lent? Share in the comments.