Burger's With Buck: Casey's in Winder is not a fancy burger boutique. In fact Suzy Humble, who owns the restaurant along with her husband Chris, describes it this way, "It's really a small town, local dive." It's a classic hole-in-the-wall. A local mom-and-pop. The kind of place that people love to discover and then boast about to their friends. And it only takes one visit to Casey's to become friends with Chris and Suzy, who obviously love their customers and love what they do.
With apologies to Cheers, Casey's is truly a place where everybody knows your name, and if they don't, they will before you leave. In fact, it's not uncommon for some of their regular customers to give Chris and Suzy a call just to let them know if they won't be in at their usual time.
Casey's is one block off the historic Winder Square, and the space has a unique history of its own. For the last 8 1/2 years Casey's has been serving up burgers, hot dogs, chicken salad, cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, nachos, and desserts from this location, but according to Chris, the building has housed one restaurant or another continuously since 1926.
Casey's is a wonderful combination of small town charm, affordable prices, and good food. As the name implies, the Hell's 1/2 Pounder burger brings the heat. The two large patties are topped with both white and yellow American cheese, with Casey's homemade habanero sauce, and a fresh smoked jalapeno, all served on a Kaiser bun.
"It's not just made to burn you. It's made to taste good", says Chris, "but there is some heat in there".
If you're intrigued by what you've seen and read and want to give Casey's a try...there's one more thing you need to know. They are only open three hours a day, five days a week. Their hours are 11:00-2:00, Monday through Friday.
For more information on Casey's and the Hell's 1/2 Pounder burger go to their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CASEYS-112079348818307/.
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Gibb Garden: Gibbs Gardens Celebrates The Beauty Of Japanese Arts & Culture:
It's one of the most stunning properties in North Georgia, with nearly 300 acres of property including ponds, bridges, waterfalls, and hundreds of varieties of plants. Now, this local treasure is celebrating the beauty and tradition of another place, thousands of miles away.
Gibbs Gardens presents the Japanese Arts and Culture Festival October 17-18 and 24-25. Gibbs Gardens, which are located in Ball Ground, includes one of the largest Japanese Gardens in the nation, and the festival will augment its own 2,000 Japanese maples with traditional food, dance, and activities from the country. Those activities include Japanese archery and the experience of a tea ceremony.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning exploring this stunning place, and getting a preview of this weekend's special event.
Pike Nurseries: Fall flower beds with Melodie McDanal from Pike Nurseries and Good Day Atlanta's Buck Lanford. For more information click here.
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