Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has partnered with San Francisco restaurateur Chris Yeo to open several restaurants in Metro Atlanta. The first, which will be called “Straits”, is set to open in April of this year in Midtown. Straits will be located at 793 Juniper St. (at Fifth Street) in the building that was formerly the restaurant Spice.
The menu looks good so I’ll definitely be adding this spot to my list! The hours will be 5 p.m. to midnight (Monday through Wednesday) 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Thursday through Saturdays) and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. There are no lunch hours specified but they will open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Click here to read more about Straits restaurants. This is a great concept and should do very well in midtown despite the obvious. I’m almost positive that the name will be an inside joke in the neighborhood. (Source)
I received a press release today regarding Pezo In Da Cribb from Atlanta’s Hot 107.9….I think you have to say the whole thing kinda like “a pimp named slickback“… Anyway, Pezo In Da Cribb and Yung Joc got together over the holidays and decided to “Make it Rain in Da Hood” by giving away money to the homeless and underprivileged.
Make It Rain In Da Hood is not only about passing out dollar bills to those in need, but it’s also about your money making a difference in a person’s life, which in turn brings personal satisfaction. Pezo In Da Cribb will continue his campaign each week with future plans to give away various items such as food, shoes, toiletries and clothing.
What struck me more than the compassion and creativity of Peza in Da Cribb was how dayum cute he is in that dang picture. I was mesmerized for a few seconds until I had a flashback about this dream nightmare I had that Taye Diggs was vacuuming my floor naked with a broomvac…(I ate late that night!)
The “A”s own Jermaine Dupri is a multi-talented entrepreneur. With longevity in the music industry and several successful business ventures, such as Cafe Dupri and Studio 72, he’s holding the world in the palm of his itty bitty hands! His latest venture will be in the hotel industry. That’s right boys and girls, Jermaine wants to start his own chain of hotels called Hotel D. Just think, he could make all the beds low enough so that he doesn’t have to jump up! I kid…I kid!
I’m sure it will be just as successful as that dang vodka he makes….what’s it called again?? (Source)
The 16th annual Trumpet Awards were held in the “A” last weekend (as well as a monster truck rally and an Atlanta Thrashers hockey game)! Downtown traffic was on lock…but I did navigate through in time to meet my friends at Stats to watch the game!
My favorite elf/actor/rapper, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges received the Usher Raymond Altruism Award for his philanthropy and his establishing a foundation to use music and the arts to connect to urban youth.
Since I wasn’t privy to the goings on at the awards show, I dug up a few photos of the event. Attendees included Mayor Shirley Franklin, Chris Tucker, Brian Jordan, Andrew Young, Keith Sweat, Frank Ski and more.
Click the thumbnails to view larger photos….Enjoy!