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I popped into The Madison Chop House Grille last week and got the big scoop! Chop House Manager Grace Baldwin says they are starting an Express Lunch special menu! I’m talkin’ Soul Food good y’all! Plus it’s super affordable with a meat and two veggies, plus drink, plus dessert for only $10.99! And, if it’s only veggies you want, well you’ll get three veggies, a drink and a dessert for only $7.99! Can’t bet that with a stick y’all! Fried Chicken, black-eyed peas, collards, and butter beans . . . It just don’t get more Southern than that! Ok so they’re going to have it already prepared sort of like a buffet but your server will prepare your plate for you so that you can sit back and relax until you get your plate of deliciousness! Of course, the Chop House will have its regular menu too!  Y’all get in there and CHECK IT OUT immediately!

Ok so one of my all-time-most-favorite shops in Madison is celebratin’ its 10th Anniversary! Of course! Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. is celebratin’ its birthday like there ain’t no tomorrow! The best part is that owner Vickie Hunt is hosting a social media contest on FB and other platforms whereby you post your fave pair of Barkin’ Dogs shoes that you’ve ever bought, make sure you follow Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co. and honey you are entered to win a huge $200 SHOPPIN’ SPREE! Whoa Howdie Do Da Day! Check it all out! Oh and I’ve just flat gotta tell y’all  . . . I just purchased my most fave pair LAST WEEK! Oh. My. Ever. Livin. GOSH! These shoes are ART on your FEET! I’m talkin’ Vickie’s new rockin’ Branda Zaro flats from Spain! Check ‘em out in the picture accompanying this column! Talk ‘bout a show stopper!

I swear y’all, don’t you just hate diets? Well I ding dang do!  I mean a girl’s gotta have a little fun! And, honey the best place to treat yourself is Amici located at 174 West Washington Street in Madison! I popped in there Friday after work (actually it was just a tad earlier than after work but don’t tell my handsome husband). Anyhow, yummy beer and the best ever yummy Margherita pizza! I’m flat obsessed with that fabulous pizza! Can’t. Stop. Thinkin’. About. It! Well y’all get in there, kick back and enjoy! Plus y’all Amici is celebratin’ its 25th Anniversary this month! So get in there and have some fun!

Oh and I ran into the Amici Chili Team at the Chili Cook Off last Saturday and heard all about a wonderful thing our local Amici’s folks are doing to help out people in need. For the next week, Amici is collecting donations of non-perishable items for our neighbors down south in Hurricane Michael’s hardest hit cities: Mexico Beach and Panama City.  Drop off items like water, paper towels, toilet paper, utility gloves, can goods or anything that will not perish at Madison’s Amici! But, only items in its original packaging can be accepted! Your donations will be delivered directly to our neighbors in need! Please contribute! THANK YOU AMICI for doing this!

Heads up y’all! We’ve got a brand, spankin’ new shop comin’ to Madison on West Washington Street located in between Merchants Hall and Town & Country! Ok so Angie Garrett and her daughter Kandace are gonna work together on this fabulous new shop called Emacity! Momma looked up that word and it means: Noun – The love, fondness and desire to obtain, purchase or spend money on items! I ding dang LOVE IT! Let me use it in a sentence for you: During Madison Main Street’s Shop, Sip & Stroll event on Nov. 17 in downtown Madison, Momma is gonna be flat struck with an emacity so strong she’s gonna buy every ding dang thing she sees! Got it! Ok so here’s the deal. Angie says they will open early November and will have great a selection of women’s fashions and accessories at an affordable price point! It will  particularly appeal to millennials (you know . . . the demographic followin’ Gen Y, which follows Gen X). Honey it’ll also appeal to all of us that are young at heart! I Can’t Wait! Keep watchin’ this column for more on Emacity!

That’s it for the Buzz on Biz y’all! But don’t cry cause: You’re all invited back next week to this locality, to have a heapin, helpin, of Citizen hospitality. Biz Buzz that is. Set a while. Take your shoes off. Y’all come back now, ya hear?

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