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Spice up the season at Mezcalito’s Cantina (653 East Lake Dr.) in Oakhurst. Authentic recipes and updated flavors bring Mexican menu favorites to new levels of delicioso. Sample hand-rolled tamales, roasted chili rellenos, brisket flautas, even friend tofu tacos in a colorful, cozy atmosphere. Elevated elements round out the meal, like fresh house-made salsas and avocado sauce, flavorful, far-beyond-basic black beans, and pleasingly green cilantro rice. This is date-night Mexican. And we haven’t even gotten to the bar! Mezcalito’s specializes in tequila, tequila, mezcal, margaritas, and tequila. Drinks are always handcrafted, with no bottled mixers in sight. Sip their house-infused Devil’s Water chili tequila for serious heat.

Holiday dining at Mezcalito’s Cantina: Add Latin American flavors to your festive feasting. Mezcalito’s offers rotating seasonal specials and gift cards – for the holiday host(ess) with the mostest that just can’t wash another pot.

Mezcalito’s Cantina
653 East Lake Dr.
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Imaginations take the open road at Treehouse Kid & Craft (533 W. Howard Ave.)! The little ones on your list can play, learn, read, make, and more with well-designed and responsibly made products from this treasured toy store. Give them the gift that keeps on inspiring with craft kits, STEM kits, and let’s-make-something supplies. Top off stockings with Thinking Putty, washi tape and iron-on patches, or strangely satisfying squishy French bulldogs. Then play on the big day as a family! Treehouse offers brilliant building toys, board games, puzzles, and activities that the whole fam can have fun with. 
Holiday shopping at Treehouse Kid & Craft: Art classes and oh-so-cool camp sessions in Treehouse’s on-site studio make great gifts – especially for long-distance grandparents that want in on the jolly! No shipping or gift-wrap required. 
Treehouse Kid & Craft
533 W. Howard Ave.
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Visions of Turkish lamps dance in Kismet Jewelry (414 Church St.). Add radiant beams to your holidays and home with exquisite, handcrafted stained glass lamps from Kismet. This shop specialty comes in many different size, styles, and price points, so you can bring home a real show-stopper or tuck a table-top treasure under the tree. (Save 20% on Terrific Thursdays!) Kismet is a long-standing in-town jeweler offering fine and just-for-fun jewelry, home accents and art, and reliable jewelry and watch repair services as well.

Terrific Thursdays at Kismet Jewelry: Save 20% on stained glass lamps and artwork when you shop on Terrific Thursdays. Find striking, cobalt blue Lucky Eye bracelets and earrings for $10, too.

Kismet Fine Jewelry
414 Church St.

Seasonal Spotlight: Found Co.

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Style is stirring all through the house at Found Co. (335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.). Escape to this elegant storefront on West Ponce for stand-out gifts with organic grace. Found Co. offers a curated collection of objects and apothecary for home and body, including elegant orchids, terrariums, and potted plants, small furnishings, throws and pillows, table top touches, inspiring books, aromatherapy, and everyday indulgences at a range of price-points. Shop for sweethearts, besties, hosts and hostesses, mothers-in-law, and more. Stuff the most luxurious stockings this side of the North Pole. And add handsome holiday trimmings to make the season beautiful.

Terrific Thursdays at Found Co. Decatur: Stop in for a deep breath during the holiday bustle and rotating specials on Terrific Thursdays.

Found Co. Decatur
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
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In a pickle? Shop Savi Provisions (180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.) for the gourmand on your gift list. This gourmet grocery, bottle shop, and delicatessen offers an outstanding selection in their spacious storefront. Shop their holiday gift baskets, or find plenty to fill your own! Choose from organic produce, bakery items, snacks and cheese board fodder, gift-wrap-worthy chocolates, beer, wine, spirits, and teetotalers’ libations alike. Savi serves specialty foods (made-to-order or ready-and-waiting) with fresh ingredients and uncompromising taste. They also stock diapers, toothpaste, dog treats, and other essentials that might sneak up on you. There’s plenty of parking in back, so popping in is easy.

Terrific Thursdays at Savi: Look for rotating specials and samples on goods from Savi Provisions on Terrific Thursdays.

Savi Provisions
180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

This Weekend in Decatur: 12/7


This weekend in #decaturga: Decorate Decatur deadline and Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe at Clairemont

Enter the Decorate Decatur contest for your time to shine! Submit photographs of your decorated residents or business (or your neighbors) along with the street address to shirley.baylis@decaturga.com TODAY. Judges will drive by over the weekend. For information, call 678-553-6573.

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace & Cafe brings 100+ local artists booths, live music, and homemade soups to Clairemont Elementary (155 Erie Ave.) Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.decaturholidaymarketplace.com and facebook.com/events/352109502215700/
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Pull up a seat at The Corner Pub (627 E. College Ave.) – your neighborhood hangout with good grub and rotating taps. Located in East Decatur Station (with ample free parking on site), this local joint has a low-key, mom-and-pop vibe. But they are no-nonsense when it comes to first-rate food. Find fresh pub fare and seasonal specials, weekend brunch, and veg / gluten-free options, and of course, great bar offerings, too. Settle in for a hit-the-spot meal with friendly, familiar service and feel like a regular. Heck, become a regular! Trivia night is on Wednesdays, if you need extra incentive.

Terrific Thursdays at The Corner Pub: Sample their sandwich special – grilled chicken pita with sundried tomatoes and arugula. $2.50 Bud Lights all day.

The Corner Pub
627 E. College Ave.
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Books shine bright at Little Shop of Stories (133 E. Court Square) – Creative Loafing’s Best Book Store of Atlanta (reader’s pick) for a reason! This in-town gem offers outstanding books for readers of all ages. Start ’em young with beyond-the-classics board books, GOBS of gorgeous picture books, even favorite-character plushies, puzzles, and craft kits. Got tricky middle-grade and YA readers on your list? Get trending recommendations from their expert, book match-making staff. Shop for grown-ups, too: Little Shop brings in top-notch adult fiction and non-fiction titles, books of poetry, cookbooks, art books, and more.

Terrific Thursdays at Little Shop of Stories: Drop in for Storytime with the Grinch! Thursday, 12/13 at 7 p.m. Spend $100 for and get a $10 gift card to use in 2019. Get gorgeous, free gift wrap any day of the week!

Little Shop of Stories
133 E. Court Square
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Sugar, spice, and everything nice at Butter & Cream (416 Church St.). Stop into this lovable scoop shop to satisfy your sweet tooth, locally! Scrumptious ice creams, cookies, and salted caramels are handcrafted on site every day. Enjoy quality classics like mint chocolate chip and butter pecan, or look to their rotating seasonal menu for unexpected new favorites (think mulled cider sorbet and spiked egg nog). Whatever you get, make sure you put house-made hot fudge on it. #bliss. Share the love (no, not your ice cream!) with family and friends. Butter & Cream offers special holiday cookie and caramels boxes to make the season sweet.

Terrific Thursdays at Butter & Cream: Stop in for free samples of brownies, caramels, and more on Terrific Thursdays.

Butter and Cream
416 Church St.


The December test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (12/5/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 6 December 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.