Monday, December 31, 2012
The free service can help you get home if you are not in any condition to drive.
If you're going out for New Year's parties and think you may need some help getting home, AAA has a free service that can do what you need. Known as Tow to Go in the AAA's southern region, the service is free and available to both AAA members and non-members. AAA tow trucks will take the driver and their car back home to a destination within a 10-mile radius. The service is confidential. Tow to Go can be reached at 1-855-286-9426. Program that number into your cell phone now, just in case, and make sure to have a fun and safe New Year celebration.
Here are some fun local ways to ring in the new year.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Choosing the appropriate sparkling wine for New Year's Eve can make you dizzy before the first sip. Here's a handy guide to the intoxicating world of bubbles on a budget.
The pop of the Champagne cork is as much a part of the New Year’s Eve soundtrack as "Auld Lang Syne" and fireworks. The tiny, tickling bubbles evoke celebratory moods. With so many sparkling wines to choose from, picking the best bottle can be daunting. Prices for sparkling wine range from less than $10 to more than $500 per bottle. Keep in mind that while you usually get what you pay for, there are some great options for those of us on a budget. Large “negociant” champagne houses that purchase much of their fruit, such as Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Roederer, Taittinger, Perrier Jouet and Nicolas Feuillatte, dominate the market. However, in the last decade or so, Champagne from small growers has gained some traction with Champagne …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The transit system has time and bus scheduling changes for the holiday.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Downtown will have several activities for New Year's Eve, including the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome, the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta and other events. To accommodate these activities, MARTA is offering event rail service to get customers to their destinations. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist patrons. On New Year’s Eve, bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule. Some bus routes will be rerouted for both the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and Peach Drop. Beginning at 4 p.m., buses serving Five Points will be rerouted to other stations through the end of regular service. These bus changes are listed as follows: Listed below are the stations most convenient to various New Year’s Eve events: Chick-…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Want to ring in 2013 but stay close to home? Patch can help you celebrate in style.
The greater Atlanta area is full of things to do on New Year’s Eve, but if you’d rather stay close to home that night, there are some fun things happening in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area too. Here's a sample of what's set to happen as 2012 becomes 2013: Famous Pub: The restaurant features food and drink specials all night, including $3 shooters. There will be music from a DJ, party favors, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. There is a $5 cover charge. Red Pepper Taqueria: A four-course prix fixe menu is available for $30 (plus tax and gratuity). There will be a champagne toast at midnight. Critty Upchurch and Friends will perform. Space is limited, so make reservations. Petite Auberge: The six-course Gala Dinner is …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
This holiday movie bonanza with a massive, celebrity-stuffed cast is two hours you'll never get back.
No less than a dozen different story lines intertwine in the star-stuffed film New Year's Eve. These stories are spliced together and made into a movie. The small stories include first kisses, midnight rendezvous, newborn babies, dying fathers, trapped strangers and husbands at war. The end result is a big, bloated cast of celebrities with very little to say, except, happy holidays. So who's in the film ? Let's roll the credits... Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew …