ATLANTA - Top Acts Headline 2016 AthFest Music and Arts Festival: Athens has long been known as place with a vibrant music scene – and this weekend, there will be plenty of music filling the streets of “The Classic City.”
This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the AthFest Music and Arts Festival, a three-day festival in downtown Athens featuring top musicians and artists. The festival helps raise funds and awareness for AthFest Educates, a non-profit supporting music and arts education for children. Headliners this year include Family and Friends, performing on the main stage Friday, Grammy-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development on Saturday, and musician Kishi Bashi on Sunday. Guests can also browse through the open-air Artist Market on Washington Street Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and take park in the annual Club Crawl.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning hanging out in Athens, getting a preview of this weekend’s festival.
WEB LINK: http://athfest.com/
Summer Sweets with Miss Mamie's : Miss Mamie's makes a debut on The Cooking Channel's "Cake Hunters," joining us this morning to talk about the excitement and to demonstrate how to make a fresh fruit tart is Mamie Doyle. For more on Miss Mamie's click here.
Cream Cheese Fruit Tart Recipe:
2 lbs of cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream (prewhipped)
Whip your heavy cream and measure out 2 cups. Set to side.
Cream cream cheese then add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined. Then add your whipped cream until combined.
Put cream cheese in tart shell.
Top off with fresh seasonal fruit.
Burgers With Buck Universal Joint: If you haven't been to Oakhurst in a while, why not?
In the heart of the thriving and historic Oakhurst Village is Universal Joint. A family friendly restaurant and bar that is truly a joint, and that is a good thing. The atmosphere is not only hip and cool, but laid back as well. The menu is filled with options, but they had us at Burgers.
While there are plenty of options, it was the 'Old 1-2' that caught the attention of #BurgersWithBuck. Take house made million island dressing, chopped lettuce and onion, and sliced tomato and put it on one side of the bun (it looks like a small salad). Then take a 1/2 pound certified Angus chuck patty with a couple of slices of American cheese on top, and put it on the other side of the bun...and then you have the 'Old 1-2.
It is served open faced which can present a challenge for the less experienced burger lovers among us, as putting the two sides together could make for a messy situation. The less experienced, in their haste to taste, will usually grab the top (the side with the "salad" on it), and place it on top of the bottom (the side with the meat and cheese on it).
Now, while there is no right or wrong way to enjoy the "Old 1-2', this method will almost always result in a bit of a mess. Worst case scenario...enjoying it with a knife and fork.
Now for the #BWB approved method for taking down the 'Old 1-2'.
Are you ready for this?
Do just the opposite.
Take the bottom of the burger and place it on the top of the burger which creates an upside down burger. Then flip the entire sandwich and you are ready to enjoy it with minimal mess. In fact, if you adhere to the method (and are somewhat daring) you can even enjoy it in a white shirt.
While you're there, go check out the memorabilia in the growing golf shrine. If you're a fan of the game or of local history you will likely learn something.
For more information on Universal Joint including menu, locations, and their philosophy, go to their website http://www.ujointbar.com/.
And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hashtag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.
Hit FOX Series HOME FREE: It was the show everybody was talking about last summer. Now, the FOX hit HOME FREE is back, bringing some new faces, as well as some new twists, to this feel-good competition series.
Season two entered it's second episode Thursday on FOX and features former NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow joining contractor Mike Holmes as host. Both men will coach teams of contestants through home construction challenges, with a new house being built each week. The show was filmed in Dallas, Georgia with the help of Atlanta-based Paran Homes.
Today on Good Day Atlanta we talk to Jennifer Wolfee the hero of contestant Brian who was voted off last night. Wolffe, gave Brian's dad a kidney. She shares her story with Portia Bruner live on Good Day Atlanta.
WEB LINK: http://www.fox.com/home-free
Pet of the day from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. For more information on how you can adopt click here.