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Local restaurants make 5 Make-a-Wish dreams come true

Local restaurants make 5 Make-a-Wish dreams come true

(WXIA) -- Diners at two metro Atlanta-based restaurant chains had a hand in making wishes come true for five very special children.

Throughout March and April, J. Christopher's and Reveille Café customers donated more than $47,000 to the Make-a-Wish organizations in Georgia and Middle Tennessee. Make-a-Wish grants surprises to children living with life-threatening medical conditions.

Thanks to the diners' generosity, Make-a-Wish was able to send five kids on trips of a lifetime:

Andrea, age 3
Hematologic (blood) disorder
Andrea got to go to Disney World and meet her idols -- Mickey and Minnie; Peter Pan and Tinkerbell; Pluto and Goofy.

Bryce, age 4
Wilms' tumor (kidney cancer)
Bryce got to fly on a plane to Disney World, ride the rides and meet Mickey Mouse.

Elijah, age 8
Respiratory condition
Elijah took an "absolutely awesome" trip to Disney World.

Flying Biscuit to support Make-A-Wish

Flying Biscuit to support Make-A-Wish

(WXIA) -- The Flying Biscuit Café will raise money for Make-A-Wish Georgia next month.

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Throughout June, all Flying Biscuit locations will give a percentage of sales from the Egg-stravaganza entrée to Make-A-Wish, which makes dreams come true for sick children. Diners will also have the option of making donations to Make-A-Wish's Summer of Wishes campaign.

Egg-stravaganza consists of farm fresh eggs, chicken sausage and turkey bacon with a side of whole wheat French toast and the chain's signature grits.

Visit flyingbiscuit.com for more information and to find your nearest Flying Biscuit location.

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

(WXIA) -- In honor of its role as sponsor of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Mellow Mushroom is hosting a contest for the runners, athletes and weekend warriors in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based pizza chain has debuted its Mellow Sports Sweep contest. Based on the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," the contest will give two lucky winners the opportunity to go on a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority.

To enter, create a 15-second Instagram video using #MellowSportsSweep explaining why you should win the contest.

The grand prize includes two race entries into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, one night at the W Atlanta - Buckhead, dinner for two at Mellow Mushroom and, of course, the Sports Authority sweep.

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Mandarin Oriental celebrates the Chinese New Year in style

Mandarin Oriental celebrates the Chinese New Year in style

ATLANTA -- If you've never celebrated the Chinese New Year, be sure to do it in style next year with Mandarin Oriental Atlanta.

Part of the luxurious 580-foot skyscraper was elegantly transformed with authentic red and gold lanterns, ornate candles and other traditional Chinese decorations.

For the Chinese, this celebration is the most important of the year symbolizing the Earth’s new beginning. The Chinese culture utilizes a lunar calendar based on the moon’s cycle to create its zodiac signs and twelve animals to represent the 12 signs of the Chinese horoscope.

The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos -- making constant efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.

3 Atlanta Chinese restaurants among most popular in US

3 Atlanta Chinese restaurants among most popular in US

ATLANTA -- Urbanspoon's new list of America's Most Popular Chinese Restaurants includes three Atlanta-area businesses.

The list features more than 50 of the most reviewed Chinese and Asian fusion restaurants. Selections are based on consumer activity, reviews and editorial picks.

Atlanta restaurants on the list are:

* Izumi Asian Bistro, 2035 Towne Lake Parkway #150, Woodstock
* Little Bangkok, 2225 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
* Fortune Cookie, 2480 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta

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Atlanta Waffle Houses among nation's most popular locations

Atlanta Waffle Houses among nation's most popular locations

(WXIA) -- Waffle House was founded in Avondale Estates, Ga., so it should be no surprise that some of the chain restaurant's most popular locations are in metro Atlanta.

Buzzfeed recently compiled a list of the 21 most popular Waffle Houses in America. The Atlanta area was well represented -- 11 of the 21, including all of the top five, are here in Georgia:

17. 3319 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta
16. 100 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta
15. 550 North Greenbriar Parkway, Marietta
14. 3016 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta
11. 2264 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta
10. 1700 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta
5. 4065 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven
4. 2581 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta
3. 158 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock
2. 135 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, Atlanta
1. 66 5th Street NW, Atlanta