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About mickeybaskett

It wouldn’t be prudent to disclose the number of years Mickey Baskett has been writing, editing, and producing art, craft, and lifestyle do-it-yourself books -- just know that she was intimately involved with Mac-rame in the day. The beginning of her love affair with food started when she was nine years old and manifested itself in the form of a casserole. Her published cookbook, Gourmet Garnishes, is proof of that long and loving relationship. The constantly evolving food scene in Decatur is fodder for her musings.

Food Resources

Hate going to the grocery store? Me too? It’s not that I hate buying food — I love shopping for food and I get really excited when I see the possibilities of what I could cook and eat from gorgeous … Continue reading

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Decatur’s Kitchen Garden Dinner Party: A Fundraiser

Guests to a recent Decatur fundraiser came from as far as Indonesia as well as an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Other guests included Decatur residents who have a passion for good food and good community. The … Continue reading

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Decatur Restaurants Are Award Winners

Kimball House bar area. Eventhough the winners for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef  Awards won’t be announced until May 5, the Decatur restaurants and chefs nominated as SEMI-FINALISTS are already winners in Decatur. They have won over … Continue reading

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Comfortable and Appealing

The Imperial, a bar on College Avenue in Oakhurst on the site of an old gas station, is comfortable and appealing, just like the retro automobile it is named after. Since day one (or maybe day two) it has been … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Celebrate for Decatur Restaurants

 It seems like Decatur just can’t stop getting high marks for being a great city. Recently the American Planning Association awarded Decatur one of the “Top Ten Neighborhoods in the Country.” They found out we were one of the ten … Continue reading

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Again, Decatur Recognized for its Great Restaurants

Decatur was just named #1 in a Top 10 List of Foodie Cities by Livibility.com. We beat out some pretty delicious competition such as Sante Fe, NM and Berkley, CA – home of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse. This was … Continue reading

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Restaurant Hopping with the Kids

Going to three different restaurants for dinner was a fun adventure for our twin grandsons. We were planning an overnight with the boys recently and decided to take Saturday night dinner up a notch by restaurant hopping. We planned to … Continue reading

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