Biz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
Momma’s got a serious case of Hollywood-itis! She’s flat feverishly moon-struck by all the ding dang MOVIE STARS sashayin’ all ‘round town! Honey, those Movie Stars are pert near like real live people! I’m talkin’ they shop and eat out in restaurants just like US! Well I’ll be! Ok so here’s the deal! I heard it from a little bitty baby bird over at The Madison Flea Market that beautiful Movie Star Maria Bello went over there and shopped for some perf items for her kitchen! Yes! Ok so then I heard she was spotted at Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. and then over at Town 220 restaurant! Oh and she very well could be stayin’ (but I ain’t sayin’) at the beautiful James Madison Inn! What the what! But, that ain’t all y’all! Maria Bello is workin’ on a right scary movie with handsome wolverine-ish Hugh Jackman and crazy cutie Jake Gyllenhaal! It’s called Prisoners and they’re shootin’ the show over in Conyers ‘cause Conyers is like scary! Ah Conyers . . . you know I’m joshin’, right? Anyhow we’re right pleased as punch all y’all movie stars are hangin’ out in Morgan County! And, now that you’ve been written up in the Biz Buzz you are OFFICIALLY FAMOUS! Congratulations Famous Movie Stars! I just hope I spelled your names right or one of them mean Hollywood publicists will slap me into next week!
Right so move over Movie Stars! Morgan County Chefs are flat gonna STEAL the SHOW! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout the Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce’s upcomin’ Morgan County Chef Showcase event slated for Sunday, March 3 from 4 p.m. til 7 p.m. at The James Madison Inn Conference Center! Hey! Maybe those movie stars will show up! And better yet maybe one of them movie star scouts will discover Momma and we’ll get RICH, RICH, RICH I tell ya! But I digress. Y’all are gonna flip your lid ‘cause this Chef Showcase is gonna ROCK IT LIKE ELVIS! Town 220, Perk Avenue, Yesterday Café, Bonners Triple B, Amici, Bake, Rattle & Roll, Big Kev’s BBQ, Buckhead Station & Restaurant, Scoops and MORE! I flat can’t wait y’all! Momma’s as happy as butter on a Sunday biscuit! So anyhow, y’all get your tickets for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Oh and the ticket price includes two cocktail tickets! Double Yes! But, I have to tell y’all Momma was cryin’ like a baby ‘cause the Chamber ain’t gonna let Momma serve up her homemade White Lightnin’ at the Chef Showcase ‘cause Momma ain’t no chef! Don’t that beat all? Well no matter! Y’all get your tickets by callin’ 706-342-4454 and I’ll see you there!
Hey and speakin’ of chefs, honey I just caught up with Kenny Pritchett and y’all he is almost ready to open Morgan County’s newest restaurant on Main Street in downtown Madison! I just can’t wait! Anyhow y’all, Kenny and his wife Linda have decided to call the restaurant KP’s Main Street Grill & Oyster Bar! I love it! And, just wait til you see the fantastic mural Matt Laseter painted on the wall inside the restaurant! Ok so it’s a mural featurin’ Hank Williams Sr. (Kenny had to tell me who it was on account I’m soooo young). Anyway ole Hank is just a strummin’ on his guitar, which means honey this place is gonna feature LIVE MUSIC! I love it! Kenny’s done built a stage area and everything! Ok so here’s the scoop: KP’s Main Street Grill & Oyster Bar is gonna open maybe as soon as next week and it’s gonna serve up a simple delish menu of burgers, salads, steaks, oysters, shrimp and more! Kenny says he’s gonna open up for brunch and lunch only at first and will add dinner later! Y’all keep watchin’ this column for more intel!
Right so before I go I’ve just gotta tell you that Erik Thompson popped in here the other day to tell me all ‘bout his brand new business! Erik is a Certified Financial Planner operating in the Old Duckworth Cottage at 304 South Main Street in Madison! Erik can flat help you out with estate planning, investment strategies, retirement planning and more! Y’all give Erik a call today at 706-342-0030 and see how he can help you manage all that money and make more! Erik I’ll flat send momma over as soon as that Hollywood talent scout discovers her and gets us all RICH! I flat cannot wait another minute! Bonds! Equities! Real Estate! Money Markets! Yes! I Say Yes!
Oh and speakin’ of Say Yes! Honey the Madison Morgan Wedding Association held their first ever bridal show last Saturday over at The Hall at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center and it was flat fabulous! Congrats on a great SHOW!
That’s it for the Buzz on Biz! Y’all shop local, be sweet and don’t forget: You’re all invited back next week to this locality . . . to have a heapin’ helpin’ of Citizen hospitality. Biz Buzz that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y’all come back now, ya hear?
Printed in the February 14, 2013 edition