Good Day Viewer Information May 28, 2016

Stars Take The Stage For ATL Soul Life Music Fest:  It’s set to be a star-studded Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, thanks to a one-of-a-kind music festival featuring a long list of soul legends.

The ATL Soul Life Music Fest will take place at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre in Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29.  The festival launched last year and brought sold-out crowds, and is expected to do the same again this year thanks to the lineup of talent.  Scheduled performers include Lalah Hathaway, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Syleena Johnson, Eric Roberson, and Anthony David on Saturday, followed by Angie Stone, Avery*Sunshine, Rahsaan Patterson, Goapele, and Kindred The Family Soul on Sunday.  Free parking is available, and guests are encourages to bring their own food and beverage, along with lawn chairs and blankets.  

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, chatting with a few of the performers about this exciting holiday event.


Burgers With Buck Pea Ridge: It is obvious to anyone that has ever watched #BurgersWithBuck that it is an educational segment.  Regular viewers have learned more about beef blends, buns, and locally sourced ingredients than they ever thought possible, not to mention where to find a great burger in pretty much any part of the metropolitan Atlanta area.

This week however, the #BWB staff takes it even a step further, with a local history lesson.

Before we talk about Pea Ridge Restaurant and their Pea Ridge Burger, let's talk about how the restaurant got its name.  For the record, it has nothing to do with the American Civil War battle fought in northwest Arkansas in 1862. 

Did you know that the stretch of Lawrenceville Highway east of Decatur to the Rehoboth area was once known as Pea Ridge due to the abundance of pea farms in the area?  Me either. 

Now you know why the artist formerly known as the Country Café (for 30 years) has been redone, remodeled, and totally reinvented as Pea Ridge.

Now let's talk about the Pea Ridge Burger.  It consists of an eight oz. pattie, grilled to order, topped with their house made cheese sauce, and zucchini relish made with roasted peppers, capers, and balsamic vinegar.  One bite and you will likely burst into a spontaneous Burgers With Buck "thumbs up" salute...I did.

Pea Ridge is not a burger joint, but rather a neighborhood restaurant and watering hole that uses quality, locally sourced ingredients to produce an ever changing menu, depending on what is fresh and in season. 

The good news for my fellow burger lovers...the Pea Ridge Burger is never out of season.

For more information on Pea Ridge Restaurant including the complete menu and business hours, go to their website,

And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on or, and don't forget to use the hashtag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.

Souper Jenny's Georgia Shrimp Salad: Atlanta's "Soup Queen," Jenny Levison also known as "Souper Jenny," joins us with a tasty Georgia shrimp salad recipe.  Four more information on "Souper Jenny," click here.

Georgia Shrimp Salad

serves 4 as an appetizer or two as a main dish


*1 lb wild caught shrimp, cleaned and deveined

*2 cups 2% greek yogurt

*1 tsp old bay seasoning

*2 tsp french mustard

*1 Tablespoon chives, chopped fine

*1 ripe avocado

*Juice of one lemon

*Salt and pepper to taste.


Bring three quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add shrimp for three minutes and then remove from heat and strain.

Mix yogurt with mustard, old bay, chives, fresh lemon and then toss with shrimp. Salt and pepper to taste.


Split open a ripe avocado, remove the pit. Brush avocado with remaining lemon juice and fill each side with shrimp salad and serve!

Pike Nurseries and Summer Succulents with Paul Milliken.  For more information on Pike Nurseries click here.