All “Hail” America’s Best Taxicab Driver: Atlanta taxicab driver Anthony Sims is about to take a journey he never expected. This Sunday, Sims is heading to Las Vegas, where he’ll accept an award naming him America’s Best Taxi Driver in front of a crowd of hundreds.
Sims was recently named the year’s top taxi driver by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association, a nonprofit trade association established a century ago. Sims has been a cab driver in Atlanta for 30 years, working for the family-owned Checker Cab his entire career; he says he feels fortunate to do what he does, and says customer service has been the key to his success over the past three decades. He tells Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken, “I feel blessed to be able to do what I'm doing and have my life the way I have my life, because of what I do for a living. So I enjoy this, and I wouldn't have it any other way."
Sims and his boss, Rick Hewatt, will attend the TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention & Trade Show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where Sims will collect his award on Monday. But before America’s best cab driver left for Las Vegas, Paul hopped in his cab to find out what makes him so special. Click the video link above to check it out!
Jenna Elfman from "Fear The Walking Dead" stops by to talk about Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta. For more information on "Fear The Walking Dead" click here. For more information on Walker Stalker Con click here.
Burgers With Buck Serpas: He calls it, Sexy Industrial.
I’m not sure if Serpas chef and owner Scott Serpas coined the term, but I’m giving him full credit for it.
Serpas, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward next year, was O4W before O4w was cool. Known for delicious Louisiana inspired fare, it may surprise you to find out that there’s really nothing Cajun about their signature Big Papa’s Burger. Instead, it is just a really, really good burger that can be ordered with a single patty, or a double if you roll like #BWB.
Less is more might describe Big Papa’s Burger. Make no mistake, there is no shortage of quality ingredients and delicious flavors, but it is not over done with toppings for the sake of toppings. Every ingredient serves a purpose, and all you have to do is take one bite and that purpose becomes quite clear. In between the house made, toasted bun sits one or two five ounce patties (brisket, ground chuck, and short rib blend), topped with a homemade red wine sauce, lettuce, bacon, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and house made pickles. It is also served with a heaping helping of house fries.
If you opt for the double, as we did, good luck opening your mouth up wide enough for that much anticipated first bite. Click the link to see how I did.
For more information on Serpas including the brunch and dinner menus, specials, and the hours of operation, go to their website, http://www.serpasrestaurant.com/ . And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hash tag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.
Halloween decorations and treats for the entire family with event planner and designer Jennifer Shields. Good Day Atlanta anchor Sharon Lawson gets a lesson on how to create easy an inexpensive decorations for adults and children. For more information on on Simple Details Design click here.
"Instant Family" opens in Atlanta theaters on November 16, 2018. The "dramedy" has allstar cast including Mark Whalberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer. It is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders. Good Day Atlanta's Sharon Lawson interviews Sean Anders about the movie that focuses on adoption and instant parenthood. For more information on "Instant Family" click here.