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Nibble & Noshfest is this weekend! Experience the Taste of Jewish Food and Fun!


Temple Kol Emeth wants to celebrate the end of summer with all of their East Cobb friends, so we’re throwing a party Labor Day weekend: the Fifth Annual Nibble & Noshfest. The non-stop fun runs August 31 and September 1 in the parking lot of Temple Kol Emeth.

  • It’s a children’s fair. We’ll have inflatables, games, and face painting to keep the kids happy for hours!
  • It’s a music festival. We’ll have entertainers galore from those who are young and those who are young at heart!
  • It’s a crafts show. If you are looking for that perfect gift or something for yourself, our vendors will be selling something you can treasure. Lots of your local favorites will be on hand selling jewelry, art, photography, and much more.
  • It’s a religious education. Nibble & Noshfest is your chance to learn everything you always wanted to know about Judaism in East Cobb, but were afraid to ask. Take tours of our sanctuary and learn the mystical meaning of the architecture. Rabbi Steven Lebow and Rabbi Erin Box will be on hand much of the time to offer insights into our beliefs, our congregation, and our place in the  community. Outside, you’ll find booths with information about Temple Kol Emeth and other wonderful community organizations.
  • It’s a night of Desserts, Drinks, and Drama. Nibble & Noshfest is too exciting to be limited to the daylight, so we’ll kickoff the weekend on Saturday, August 30 with an evening of mystery theatre featuring the Laughing Matters Improv Troupe. It’s the classic case of “Who Dun It?”

Noshfest style! The event begins at 8:00pm and tickets are available on Of course, best of all, Nibble & Noshfest is about the nibbling and the noshing—that is, the food. Imagine Taste of East Cobb with a bit of a Jewish/ethnic flair, and you’ll get the picture. More than a dozen great eateries will offer food in sample-size portions for $1 to $4 each.

Nibble & Noshfest runs from 11am to 7pm on Sunday, August 31. The fun continues from 11am to 4pm on Monday, September 1. Admission is two canned goods that will be donated to Must Ministries Feed the Hungry Program. Have a nosh and share a nosh, what a great combination!

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Temple Kol Emeth is located at 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta/East Cobb 30062 at the intersection of Old Canton and Sewell Mill Road. For more information about Nibble & Noshfest, please visit the festival website at

Feel Right at Home at Chicken Salad Chick


With its meager beginnings in the family kitchen, East Cobb’s new Chicken Salad Chick maintains that homespun atmosphere of entering someone’s dining room. Local Marietta landmarks grace the walls, and friendly faces greet you with a “come sit a while” manner. Franchise owner and operator of the East Cobb location, Kay Lynne Mitchell is the aunt of the original Chicken Salad Chick, Stacy  Brown.

In 2007 Stacy set out on a quest in Auburn, Alabama, to achieve two goals: to discover the ultimate chicken salad recipe and to support her family in doing so. Her neighbors served as taste testers until she developed the perfect recipe. Stacy quickly became  known as the Chicken Salad Chick as she delivered her food in a basket door-to-door in the Auburn community. The company logo today is a whimsy representation from this stage of the business. To diversify, she added other recipes such as Fruity Fran and Jazzy Julie (named after family and friends) to her menu.

A call from the local health department instructing Stacy that she could not operate a business out of her kitchen put a brief stop to the enterprise. Stacy then formed a partnership with her businesssavvy, current husband, Kevin Brown. They opened the doors together of the first Chicken Salad Chick. Armed with 40 lbs. of chicken salad to sell, they were sold out by 1:00 that day. The couple ultimately opened two restaurants in the Auburn area, which they ran for the next few years.

With a push from customers, the two entrepreneurs decided to franchise the concept and were immediately flooded by franchise requests. To date, they have sold 85 franchises in the Southeast. Twenty of those locations are currently open with the rest to follow in a scheduled development plan.

One of the restaurants recently opened in Providence Square shopping center off Roswell Rd. in March 2014. Stacy’s mother and two aunts own and operate the East Cobb location, with Kay Lynne on the premises most days. These women are also namesakes of three flavors on the menu — Nutty Nana (Cheryl Melton), Kickin’ Kay Lynne (Kay Lynne Mitchell) and Classic Carol (Carol Schrader). Although Kay Lynne had lived and raised her children in East Cobb, she researched the entire Atlanta perimeter looking for the perfect spot for their restaurant.

“My search proved that the best location in all of Atlanta was right here in East Cobb,” says Kay Lynne. “From the first day, we have been packed. The community has been so welcoming to us, and customers feel like family already.”

Chicken Salad Chick is now serving its 15 different chicken salads, along with homemade side items, gourmet soups and freshly baked cookies, Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The business philosophy is God first, family second and business third, which allows employees to spend evenings, Sundays and all holidays with their families.

For more information, visit, or better yet, visit the restaurant at 4101 Roswell Rd., Suite 811, to find out which chicken salad recipe is your favorite.
(Paid advertisement. Reprinted from the August issue of EAST COBBER Magazine.)

Mellow Mushroom Revives 1974 Menu with Original Prices – Including $2.50 Stone-Baked Pizza Pies

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will bring back selections from its original 1974 menu on August 20th in a “Way Back Wednesday” celebration to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary.

Each of Mellow Mushroom’s locations nationwide will be offering a small cheese pizza, Coke products and select beers at their 1974 prices to mark nearly half a century since the first Mellow opened on Spring Street in Atlanta. The menu selections will be 30 cents for Coke products, 75 cents for Michelob, Budweiser or PBR and $2.50 for a small cheese pizza.

Mellow Mushroom will also be hosting a contest for customers to win a trip to Amsterdam for two. Customers will be able to pose, in-store, with a backdrop of the first Mellow Mushroom location and post it to Instagram with #40YearsBaked to enter. Those without an Instagram account can upload their images to

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has come a long way from its humble roots, born out of a single pizza shop in Atlanta during the freewheeling hippie culture of 1974. The founders had a simple dream: to make the most delicious, craveable slice of pizza on the planet.

Mellow Mushroom has recently expanded to more than 170 locations in 18 states, while retaining its mission of serving unparalleled pizza and cold craft beer in an unforgettable environment. Each Mellow Mushroom location is a unique, one of a kind design, with the same core menu. Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is opening new restaurants throughout the country, including recent and upcoming launches in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami.

The core of Mellow Mushroom’s menu is its handcrafted, stone-baked pizza made with wheat flour and Appalachian spring water-based mellow dough; tomato sauce made from vine-ripened, hand-selected tomatoes picked within hours of harvest; and part-skim aged mozzarella with no preservatives.


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Aurelio’s Pizza Celebrates 55th Anniversary: Get two medium pizzas with one topping each for just $19.59


Aurelio’s Pizza, the well-loved, iconic family pizzeria chain synonymous with Chicago-style thin crust pizza with that signature sauce is celebrating its 55th anniversary August 20, 2014. To mark the occasion, all Aurelio’s locations (except Homewood) will offer two medium pizzas with one topping each for just $19.59.
What began as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26 in 1959 with a small four-top restaurant on Ridge Road in Homewood, IL is today 41 stores strong across six states and growing.
With its legendary “old oven” dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s is the oldest Chicago pizza chain and was one of the pioneers in the concept of the family pizzeria in the United States. Aurelio’s helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon and has since become one of Chicagoland’s true claims to fame. In fact, Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Jane Lynch recently had Aurelio’s pizza flown in for her private birthday party.
“This marks a big year for us,” said Joe Aurelio, president and CEO, Aurelio’s Pizza. “We have a lot to celebrate. We‘ve been working hard to take Aurelio’s Pizza to the next level for the past several years. And, it’s happening. We are launching an exciting new App. This year, we’ll experience a 10% growth in our number of locations. And, we have some new markets including Peoria, IL and Fishers, IN. The most exciting news is we’ve started construction on our Downtown Chicago location at 1212 S. Michigan Avenue.”

Visit Aurelio’s Pizza Marietta at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb.

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Uncle Maddio’s Anniversary Celebration is Saturday!

Celebrate with Uncle Maddio’s this Saturday, August 16, from 11am-8pm. Enjoy pizza and drink specials, a bounce house for the kids, live music with Samantha Stroh and more!

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is located in East Cobb at 4101 Roswell Road.


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J. Christopher’s offers discounts to vets


Calling all veterans! J. Christopher’s will give a 50-percent discount on the 11th of every month to veterans and one guest showing a valid ID.

“We are avid supporters of our military troops, active and veterans, and we do our very best to honor those who have served, and are serving our country,” said Jeff McCann, co-owner of J. Christopher’s.

“We have the utmost respect for the sacrifices that are made to keep our hopes alive and our borders safe, as well as the important roles spouses and families play in this effort. This discount is a gesture of appreciation for all that our nation’s Veterans have sacrificed in order to protect our freedom.”

Military, fire/police personnel and a guest can also receive 50-percent off of their meal when they show valid ID.

The East Cobb locations are 2100 Roswell Road, 1275 Powers Ferry Road and 1205 Johnson Ferry Road. For more information, visit


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Chuy’s Kennesaw is now open

Chuy’s Kennesaw has officially opened  its second Atlanta-area location at 585 Earnest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144 and will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week . With an emphasis on made from scratch food and legendary service, the restaurant brings authentic Mexican cuisine to Cobb County and nearby Cherokee County.

Chuy’s strives to provide guests with the freshest Mexican food inspired by family recipes from South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns. Each and every Chuy’s location hand-rolls their tortillas every day,  makes fresh Salsa Fresca each hour and creates seven signature homemade sauces each day.

A commitment to freshness extends to the bar where famous margaritas are made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and the Texas Martini is hand- shaken with house tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and jalapeno-stuffed olive. Chuy’s Kennesaw offers a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday that features a complimentary build-your-own nacho bar.

Chuy’s is located at 585 Earnest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30144 and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Chuy’s also offers curbside to go service and party catering. For more information, please visit the website at or connect at

Who’s hungry? Check out our 2014 Dining Directory and get the details on dining in East Cobb!

Eating Utensils ca. 1997

In the mood for a meal out but not quite sure where to go around East Cobb? Check our our 17th Annual Dining Directory and inspire your tastebuds! Don’t miss valuable coupons good at restaurants throughout East Cobb.

Get ready to eat, drink, and be merry—right  here in East Cobb!

CLICK HERE for our 17th Annual Dining Directory! 


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13 Upgrades For Your Outdoor Grill Area


When the weather cooperates, there are few meals more pleasant than those you can enjoy in your own backyard. The fresh air and hot grill have a way of conjuring a vacation mood – even if you are only grilling up a quick weeknight dinner. Get inspired to make over your grilling zone for luxurious outdoor dining with these 13 ideas. Follow this link to get the ideas. Plus, don’t miss 10 High Tech Twists for your Summer Cookout!

(Source:Two Hummingbirds Real Estate Group, Keller Williams,  200 Glenridge Point Parkway)

Kids eat FREE at Brixx


Enjoy a free kids meal at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza at The Avenue East Cobb.

Show your qualifying receipt ($20 Minimum) from any retailers at The Avenue East Cobb dated July 19 – August 10 to  redeem offer.  Must present receipts to server prior to placing order.  Offer valid July 19 – August 10.  Not combinable with other offers.  Limit one free kids meal per each adult meal purchased.

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