Good Day Atlanta viewer information May 8, 2019

Designers “illuminate” stories of Historic Oakland Cemetery:  With a history that stretches back before the Civil War, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery is filled with fascinating stories of the men and women who helped shape North Georgia.  And for four illuminating nights only, visitors will see those stories come alive in a unique and exciting way.

Good Day Atlanta got a special preview Wednesday morning of Illumine 2019, an interactive light installation covering a mile-long trek through the historic cemetery, leading visitors from the front gates back to the greenhouse.  Along the way, Creative Director Cooper Sanchez and his design team use lanterns, light-boxes, projections, and other tools to quite literally “illuminate” important areas and help tell the stories of the people buried there, including even those who lie in rest in unmarked graves in the North Public Grounds.  Along with the dozens of light displays, Illumine 2019 includes nightly live music from The Shoal Creek Stranglers and craft cocktails available for purchase.  

Illumine 2019 is a “limited-time-only” event, opening at on Thursday, May 9th and continuing through Sunday, May 12th.  Entrance to the cemetery begins at 7:00 p.m. each evening, and continues through 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  The lights will go dark an hour after last entry each night.  Tickets for the event cost $25 at the gate for adults and $20 at the gate for children, students, and seniors.    

The Good Day feature team has spent plenty of time at Historic Oakland Cemetery, and never misses a chance to explore the beautiful and peaceful grounds.  So, of course, we jumped at the chance to stop by and be among the first to get a look at this incredible event.  Click the video player above to see for yourself! 



"STAR" season finale episode tonight on FOX 5:   Lee Daniels' hit musical drama on FOX "STAR" is about to have an explosive season finale tonight.  We catch up with one of the stars of the show Miss Lawrence who plays "Miss Bruce," on the show.  The show follows three young women in Atlanta who form a girl group with guidance from their manager played by Queen Latifah.  Their journey to the top is filled with scandal, lies and deceit.  For more information on "STAR" click here.  


Pricci brings a a taste of Italy to Good Day Atlanta: If you want a true taste of Italy without having to leave Atlanta, you can get right nowat Pricci, in Buckhead.  The regional menu for the month of May is fousing on Sicily and Chef Piero Premoli stops by to show us some of the highlights.   For today's recipe see below.  For more on Pricci click here.  

Pricci Insalata di anguria

For The Vinaigrette
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
¼ Cup E.V.O.O.
¼ Cup Salad Oil
1tsp Dry Oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients
for the vinaigrette, whisk together, and set aside

For The Salad
10OZ Seedless Watermelon
10OzLb Fresh Campari 
1 Red Onion
½ Oz Fresh Oregano
Salt to taste

Thinly slice the red onion, place in a small bowl, cover 
with some of the vinaigrette, let marinate for 5 minutes.
Large  Dice  the  watermelon  (2in  cubes),  wash  and 
quarter  the  tomatoes,  pick  the  fresh  oregano  leaves  and 
discard stems. 
Drain the marinated onions.
Add all the ingredients back into the mixing bowl with 
the vinaigrette, toss gently, and divide into 4 portions. 


Pricci Linguini Frutti Di Mare Recipe 

2 Cups Flour
3 Large Eggs
2 Tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
2 Tsp Water
Makes Four            For The Sauce
2oz Chopped Garlic
12 Mussels
12 Clams
12 Shrimp
10oz Calamari
4 Jumbo Prawns
4oz White Wine
6oz Fresh Tomato sauce
6oz cut Cherry Tomatoes
1oz Olive oil
1Tbsp. Chopped Fresh 
Salt & Pepper to taste

The Pasta 

On a clean surface place the flour, make a well in the 
center, and place the rest of the ingredients inside. Work the 
mixture with hands until it forms into a dough.
Knead for 10 minutes until smooth. Let dough rest for 5 
to 10 minutes. Divide dough into 8 balls and use a pasta machine 
to roll and cut dough into linguini (5mm thick by 18cm long). 
Cooking Time 2 to 5 minutes.

For The Sauce

In a large skillet over medium heat, combine, oil, garlic, 
mussels, clams, prawns, and shrimp. Sautee until garlic starts to 
brown, then add the wine. 
Cover pan until all the clams have opened, add the 
tomato sauce, fresh tomato and parsley. Simmer 2-3 minutes.
Add Calamari at the end and cook 2 additional minutes 
until it is cooked
While the sauce is reducing, in a large pot of boiling 
water cook fresh pasta, drain, and add to the sauce, allowing 1 
minute for the pasta and the sauce to come together.
Set aside the cooked prawns for garnish (optional).
Divide into 4 portions, place pawns on top