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Baby, it’s not that cold outside. Drop by Doggy Dogg for a hand-crafted hot dog that’ll warm you up! And we do mean hand-crafted. This is not your typical hot dog stand. Enjoy top-quality beef franks with locally baked buns and house-made sauces, mustards and relly, even kimchi, kraut, and pimento cheese — all grilled, toasted, and topped just for you. Bask in their killer playlist while you wait for your dog. Then sit by their fire pit and sip a craft beer or a local soda (they’ve got a take-a-koozie-leave-a-koozie policy). Alternative eaters note — Doggy Dogg also offers “meat of the future” substitutions and gluten-free buns. Need a gift for someone that seems to have everything? I bet they haven’t got a GIFT CARD to a local indie hot dog stand!

Doggy Dogg
310 E. Howard Ave.

Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal


Light up the night — or the next seven! — with gifts from Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery. This boutique gallery offers hand-crafted embellishments that sparkle and shine. Their unique pieces are sure to surprise and delight for Hanukkah and other holiday gifting! With featured artists from around the world, or around the corner, Aimée’s offers a wide variety of necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings, charms, brooches, bracelets, and baubles. They also host rotating exhibits of fine art paintings and sculptures. Speaking of hosting… Aimée is having a party tomorrow! Join in for traditional Hanukkah and holiday snacks, carols performed by opera soloists, late-night shopping, and plenty of good cheer. Thursday, December 14, 6-9 p.m.


Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
335-B W. Ponce de Leon Ave.


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Find festive fare at Farm Burger — your local burger joint that cares about the cows. Farm Burger makes ethical eating easy — and delicious! — with grassfed beef, humanely raised without antibiotics or growth hormones, and locally sourced ingredients. They collaborate with local farmers and suppliers to bring their A-game to every meal, whether you’re chowing down on a beef burger or a quinoa patty with all the fixin’s. And boy, have they got fixin’s! Build your own from top-quality ingredients or go with their blackboard burgers for guaranteed yum without the guesswork. Farm Burger’s seasonally inspired menu means your burger is never boring. Check out their rotating cast of snacks and soups, draft beers (also local!), and adult milkshakes. Dine in on Terrific Thursdays for special deals and gift cards for foodies on your list.

Farm Burger
410 B W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
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Get dressed in holiday style! Collage Boutique has all you need to flaunt your free spirit at festive events, soirées, and par-tays this season. Shop their stylish selection of women’s wear and accessories for fresh, unexpected, and oh-so-fashionable finds. Add touches of metallic, faux fur, or luxurious velvet to your winter wardrobe. Layer lace, embroidery, and chunky knits for a stand-out look. And top it all off — or share the love! — with hand-picked accessories — dramatic drop length jewelry, versatile clutches and crossbody bags, bangles and dangly earrings, too. Perfect for gifting!


Collage Boutique
114 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.


This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.


Wednesday, Dec. 13


Thursday, Dec. 14

  • Terrific Thursday!
  • Steel City Pops Ornament Decorating Party, 2 p.m.
  • Aimee Gallery Holiday Party, 6 p.m.
    • Soloists from the Capitol City Opera Company will be singing traditional Christmas Carols and Hanukkah melodies.
    • Home-made Foods, both Christmas and Hanukkah, from around-the-world will be served: Stollen( German Christmas Cake), Christmas Cookies, Hanukkah Potato Pancakes ( Latkes) with sour cream and applesauce, Hanukkah Doughnuts ( Suvganiot) ( Plain, Custard, Jelly)
    • Egg Nog
    • Both Red and White Wines
  • Bonfire + Marshmallow Roast, 7:30 p.m.


 Saturday, Dec. 16


This is the last call for online Transportation Plan input.

There are two online opportunities for residents to contribute- a community survey, and a wikimap where respondents can identify problem areas throughout the city.

These opportunities are a part of an update to the Community Transportation Plan. The survey takes 10-15 minutes. Your input is important to us and your time is appreciated.

Friday, Dec. 15 is the last day to participate.
 Jump-start your holiday spirit – and shopping! – by going local in the city of Decatur. #holidaysindecaturga #keepitindiecatur #decaturga #shoplocal
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Shop Eyeworks of Decatur for style that’s out of sight! (Pardon the pun.) This eyewear boutique offers fashion-forward frames in a curated and unexpected selection you just can’t see anywhere else. (Okay, I’ll stop.) Eyeworks offers premiere optometry services and a curated collection of quality designer glasses. Browse trend-setting specs with cutting edge technologies, materials, and style. Find your perfect pair! The expert staff knows their stuff, meticulously matching everyday frames, readers, or sunnies to your preference, personal flair, and face shape. They have a real EYE for design. (But seriously.)

Eyeworks of Decatur
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Winter Weather Warning

file1 (004)The National Weather Service has upgraded the metro Atlanta area to a Winter Weather Warning beginning at 5 p.m. today. Unless cancelled, it will be in effect until 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 9. Expect a mix of rain and snow through the afternoon that could change over into all snow later in the evening.

Slick and dangerous road conditions are possible, especially on elevated bridges and overpasses. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate through the day and into the evening.

City offices will close at 3:30 p.m. today.  Active Living programs will end at 3 p.m. and Saturday programs will not start until noon (weather permitting).

City Schools has cancelled after-school activities today and all Saturday programs.



Winter Weather Advisory

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for DeKalb County from 5 a.m. Friday, December 8 until 7 a.m. Saturday, December 9. A winter weather advisory means that winter weather is expected and that residents should use caution.  Light amounts of wintry precipitation or patchy blowing snow will cause slick conditions and could affect travel if precautions are not taken.


For more information on the difference between a winter weather advisory, watch and warning, check out the National Weather Service’s winter information page at www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/ww.shtml

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Even though Holiday Movie Night on West Ponce is canceled due to inclement weather, you should still plan to come to West Ponce de Leon Avenue on Friday night. The shops and restaurants will be open, and Farm Burger is still hosting its own holiday celebration with cookie decorating, a biergarten featuring Sweetwater Festive Ale, and holiday-flavored milkshakes. Plus, White Christmas will be playing on the patio!