Keep Avondale Estates Lame!

For Lameness Sake!

Restaurants in Avondale that are NOT Lame

Mayor of Lame Here.

I know my job is to keep Avondale Lame but this is hungry work and I get absolutely famished while procrastinating in between blog posts!

Grabbing a bite between blog posts!

Grabbing a bite between blog posts!

So let me just share a few (quite a few actually) of my favorite restaurants where I like to eat while plotting how to maintain Avondale’s Lameness. I am going to put these in alphabetical order so nobody gets their panties in a wad by me rating these dining establishments from best to not-so-best. Also we don’t want some restaurants to get swamped while others become a ghost town just because my opinion is so highly regarded here in Avon-Lame!

Avondale Pizza Cafe

Actually I haven’t gone to APC since they moved from their old location to the strip mall at Twin Oaks but I always see Avondale and Dekalb Police cars parked there so I guess they have some real crime problems or they give great discounts for Cops. So if you want a quick slice of pizza pie or some wings and you want to feel well protected by the local police, swing by and don’t forget to have a beer at O’Keefe’s next door. They also have salads, subs, pasta and apparently no website. So I guess a link to the old facebook page is gonna have to do.

APC - Where all the cops love to eat!

Would you like some Bacon with your Pizza?

The Bishop

No, this is not a chess hang out, nor is it the office of the local Catholic clergy man of the same title despite the confusion that the name may cause. So don’t expect to engage in a strategic board game or make a confession of your sins because this is a restaurant!

First thing I noticed about the Bishop is the beer selection. They feature locally brewed beers on tap including craft beers brewed in Avondale’s own Wild Heaven brewery. So far I like this place and it supports local beer!

Second thing I noticed was the menu. They have reasonably priced sandwiches (around $12 -$13 for a burger, BLT or a portabello Reuben sandwich) which come with a small salad or their tasty “house chips”. They also offer some more pricey dinner entrées including fried chicken, steak, fish and pasta plates. But let me get back to their “house chips”: they are thinly sliced yukon potatoes fried crispy and seasoned with salt/pepper, served with a savory garlic aioloi for dipping. I am never going to get any more blog posts done at this rate!

The Bishop

Not a Chess hangout but a neighbourhood restaurant and bar!

Coyotes Mexican Grill

Ok, Coyotes is definitely my speed! Seriously I go here as often as I can. Mexican food with authentic flair and the service is always prompt. I say that you can always gauge the quality of a Mexican restaurant by how well they make tacos and I have to get a taco every time I eat here! They have the traditional combos (tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangs, rice or beans, etc.) plus quite a few a la carte items. They have awesome fajitas and their flan is home made! The Margaritas are always tasty; I like mine on the rocks, no salt. Once again though, Coyotes has neglected to put up a website so I guess their Urbanspoon page will have to do!

Coyotes Mexican Grill

Authentic Mexican Food

James Joyce Irish Pub?
Oh Yeah that’s right…they have been closed for a long time now! Big open restaurant space available in the middle of Avondale?!?
The space is now for lease from new owners but the lease prices may not be competitive enough. Time to lower your lease price, folks!

James Joyce Space is still empty.

Maybe lower your lease price Shumacher?

The Market in Avondale

Great to see new eateries and establishments popping up in Avondale like this one – the Market in Avondale! You can get breakfast in between 8 – 11 AM but I can’t get up that early so I have not tried it. They have a hot bar with rotating items and standards like hamburgers and veggies available the rest of the day. The store is lined with other goodies like chips and crackers, wine and other sundry items. Also featured is fresh meats if you wish to cook at home. Complete market with deli and pastry items made fresh daily, this store is a fresh addition to our town.

So new I haven’t eaten here yet!

Our Way Cafe

Classic Southern cooking at it’s best! Open for nearly 30 years despite a fire which put it out of commission for 2010, this jewel of a café has a rich history. My favorite dish is the meatloaf which I get drenched in mushroom gravy but you can also get it topped with tomato chutney. Sides include creamy mashed potatoes, rice, green beans, Lima beans, scrumptious Mac and cheese, cream corn and collard greens. Add some corn bread or get your corn bread spicy with jalapeños! Don’t forget dessert: Cobbler or pie! Generous portions ensure that you will need a nap after lunch. If you’re a true southerner, you need to drink some sweet tea. Our Way Café used to have a website but I think the domain expired (oops!) so once again, I will have to put a link to their yelp page.

Our Way Cafe

Bring your appettite to Our Way Cafe!


From it’s humble beginnings as a food truck delicacy, Pallookaville has evolved into quite the full on restaurant. Featured are the gourmet corndogs that were the main dish in the food truck days which you can get dipped in golden cornbread, pepper or cheese batter! You can also get frankfurter “sandwiches” including beef franks, polish kielbasa, Italian sausage, or a 12 inch Patak footlong. Add a Mt. Olive pickle or other garnishments such as grilled onions, peppers, garlic, cheese or chili. Speaking of chili, you can get it in a bowl or as a side and add beans, sour cream or cheez-itz! Yummy! Also, their Brunswick stew is delish! Both the chili and the stew are spicy like I like ’em! Other sides include: classic tater tots, hand cut fries, fresh salads and Mac and cheese.

Hold on, there’s more: Pork burgers are another speciality which come in your choice of 1/4 lb up to 1 pounder! By the way, these pork burgers are never frozen, hormone-free, locally sourced and ground with Avondale’s finest Pine Street Market bacon and spices! Another local eatery that supports the local economy!

Still even more menu items: Reuben, corned beef, pastrami, club, chicken salad, pork philly, grilled cheese, pimento, turkey and veggie sandwiches. Also, get yourself a custom soda from the soda fountain, or get a liquored-up milkshake as well as local craft beers and other adult beverages!

Enjoy your meal in the circus-themed seating area as you watch classic tv shows and cartoons or the patio during good weather. I fully expect you to overeat and over-indulge which is where Pallookaville gets it’s name!

Pallookaville Fine Foods

Carnival themed interior of Pallookaville!


Savage Pizza

Originally hailing from Virginia-Highlands and Little Five Points, Savage Pizza has been in Avondale since 2009. Savage’s main focus is pizza but also has delicious subs, salads, lasagna on it’s menu.

When I say pizza is their main focus, I am not kidding! Choose from a long list of speciality pizzas which incorporate other ethnic varieties into tasty gourmet pies! For example, one of my favorite pizzas at Savage is the Cajun. It comes with spicy red pepper sauce and is topped with roasted chicken, shrimp, Andouille sausage, red onions, green peppers, Gruyère, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses! I recommend adding Gorgonzola cheese to this one! They also have a classic tomato basil pie, the Sav-veg for you veg-heads, the pizza bianca, which is pesto sauce with fresh garlic, feta, tomatoes and basil. Another fave of mine is the chicken Florentine, a garlic white sauce pie topped with roasted chicken, fresh spinach, yellow onions, mozzarella and Gruyère cheese! Don’t forget the many other varieties of pie such as the Mexican, Greek, Mediterranean, Mai-Pai (spicy Thai twist on the classic Hawaiian), Bolognese, Buttafuocco (think meat-lovers), the No-Brainer (think supreme), White on White (garlic white sauce with many cheeses), White on Red (many cheeses on red sauce), Bacon Spinach Tomato, and the Chicken Cordon Bleu!

Choose from regular or whole-wheat dough (always hand-tossed and cooked to perfection!), A wide variety of sauces, classic or gourmet toppings to build your own pizza if you are so inclined.

With so much pizza tastiness, one might not get around to trying their zesty lasagna, but I would recommend ordering the lasagna (veggie, or with Italian sausage or ground beef) when you get a chance!

Round all this out with hot subs such as their own version of the cheesesteak, in addition to the veggie, eggplant parmesan, Italian meatball or turkey sub.

Their salads are extremely fresh. Try the classic Greek salad which comes with feta, tomatoes, Greek olives, pepperoncini, artichoke hearts, a slice of lemon and the best darn Greek feta dressing you ever tasted! Alternatively, you could go for a simple field greens salad or another classic, the Caesar salad, again with some of the best Caesar dressing ever!

They have a great selection of draft beers on tap or in the bottle, as well as wine. Their desserts are locally-sourced from Alon’s bakery and Southern Sweets or you can get a pint of Ben and Jerry’s or cheesecake!

Savage Pizza - Avondale

Gourmet Pizza Pies in a Comic-book themed environment!

Skip’s Chicago Dogs

Since 1979, Skip’s has been serving the Avondale area with Chicago style! As the name suggests, Skip’s has a wide variety of hot dogs. There is the classic Vienna Beef™ Dog, Jumbo Dog, Polish Sausage or corn dog. You can get many toppings such as ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes, chili, cheese kraut, slaw or hot peppers!

The misleading thing about Skip’s name is that they only mention hot dogs. Skip’s has so much more to offer on it’s menu. I really like their Philly cheesesteaks which also can be made with savory chicken. They have great hamburgers as well as a grilled reuben sandwich. Also, there is the Italian beef sandwich, served with a side of au jus sauce. More sandwiches: Spicy grilled chicken, bratwurst, turkey and turkey club, BLT, grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwiches. Guess what? They also serve wings!

Their fries and onion rings are made fresh and other sides include cole slaw and potato salad. I recommend getting a milkshake which is also made fresh!

Skip's Chicago Dogs

Skip’s has way more to offer than just hot dogs!


Ok, I know it’s a chain and you can find one everywhere (I think they are more prevalent than McDonald’s these days) but I have to mention Avondale’s Subway. Sometimes you just want a quick sub and the staff at our local Subway has always been pleasant and prompt, so thank you to the local franchise owners for keeping up the good service!

Urban Grounds Coffee Shop

I am proud of this little coffee shop! You can always find a place to get a good cup of Joe and use the free wireless to study or just browse the internet! In business since 2003 I believe, I have relied on Urban Grounds for a nice dark cup of Arabica coffee for many years and they never let me down. Still affordable after all these years, they also offer all the fancier espresso drinks like lattes and mochas.

They do serve a variety of hot pannini sandwiches, bagels, croissants, grilled cheese, PB & J, pastries and ice cream as well!

They have cold drinks such as fruit smoothies and iced coffees. This is a great place to meet a friend or have a business meeting!

Thanks to Tara Goldman and staff for a great coffee shop and so many years of great service!

Urban Grounds Coffee Shop

Urban Grounds – Great place for coffee and free wireless!

Waffle House

I have mentioned the House of Waffle a couple times on my blog in jest, but that doesn’t mean I don’t seriously appreciate our local 24 hour diner. In fact, it is the best place to eat at 3 AM!

Scattered well, covered, smothered, topped and served with a smile is how I like my hashbrowns! This place has a special place in our hearts here in Avondale, especially since the chain restaurant got it’s start here in Avondale over 50 years ago!

Honestly, I even eat here during the daytime although I believe the cooks are better in the wee hours of the evening/morning!

Waffle House

This Waffle House Serves Food…Kiss Mah Grits!



Well folks, it has been a pleasure escorting y’all through most of Avondale’s restaurants! I left out a couple places because, well, I just never went to them! No offence, but either their hours don’t agree with me or I just don’t eat wings! hehe

This is probably my longest blog post and the one with the sparsest sarcasm because one thing is not Lame about Avondale and that is: It has a plethora of good places to eat, and that is no joke!

Carry on, folks. And don’t forget to leave a comment if you want to add your 2 cents about your favorite feeding troffs or just tell me to stop picking on Avondale!

Peace out!


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Living Just Enough for the City

Incorporation. (Noun)
1. The process of transforming a community of human beings into a dead fictional entity so profiteers can exploit their “corpses”.

Oh, I’m sorry…did you mean the other kind of “incorporation”, where cities gobble up adjoining unclaimed areas to add to their tax revenue base? My mistake!

Avondale Estates Annexation Map


What just happened there? I guess it is not worth all the stress and unwanted attention to be Mayor when controversial measures arise in the community, especially since it is a volunteer position!

In that case, I wonder if there is anyone who would even want to volunteer to be Mayor and step into the bed of coals that annexation represents! The new Mayor Terry Giager doesn’t sound thrilled to inherit the mess and even says he doesn’t want the job.

Well never fear for Mayor of Lame is here! I volunteer, I volunteer!

I volunteer to be Mayor but I can only work anonymously. You see, like a corporation, I too am a fictional entity that only exists in the amorphous data cloud known as “the internet”.

I am skilled at the art of “conflict resolution” and “tense negotiations” as well as many other official sounding forms of corporate Jujitsu.

I also have a healthy sense of humor which is going to be important as Avondale takes itself too seriously.

So let’s get started shall we?

First of all let’s get an idea who actually wants to be annexed?

Maybe Forrest Hills residents want to escape the inept and corrupt Dekalb County?

Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett has already stated that they are not interested in Forrest Hills for various reasons, including “They have no commercial property of any real significance and they would add greatly to the burden of our schools”.

That is kinda harsh, huh? You’re worthless and we don’t want your kids to burden our schools?

So does that automatically mean Forrest Hills should join Avondale? And how much say do the current residents of Avondale have in these annexation decisions? Will Forrest Hills then be a “burden” on Avondale Estates as well?

Oy Vey!

What about Your Dekalb Farmers Market (YDFM), a nice big commercial property that would help pay for the new “burdensome” residential areas AE wants to annex?

Heck no, YDFM would rather remain in Dekalb County or be a part of the proposed city of “Briarcliff”.

Decatur Terrace, a small neighborhood between College Avenue and Craigie Avenue, submitted petitions to join the City of Decatur and also to be removed from Avondale’s annexation map. What would make these residents think Decatur wants them when Decatur’s Mayor has made it clear that residential areas will not bring in enough tax revenue and will burden the schools?

The way these annexations have been handled up until now has obviously left Avondale Estates looking less attractive to potential businesses and residents.

What services can Avondale Estates possibly provide to entice potential taxpayers to get on board with annexation?

Well, AE has lots of Police Officers, who will provide you with the service of writing you tickets in the comfort of your own neighborhood! Maybe you can help them climb from number 5 to number 1 in ticket revenue!

Hmmm, what else…we’ll pick up your yard waste and let you drive around in golf carts!

Our new motto – “Join us in Avondale Estates or just continue to rot in unincorporated Dekalb County!”

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Transparency is a One Way Mirror

Dear Dan Whisenhunt of,

I just want you to know, since you are a member of the press, that I will offer you complete transparency of my Lame administration. It might not be much to offer, but I assume you are going to have some questions, as any curious mind inevitably does.

Let me just read your mind and answer a few basic questions about the inner workings of the Mayor of Lame administration.

Question #1: Are you responsible for all of the progress in Avondale Estates since you started your Lame website?

First of all, thank you for noticing! When I first started writing my blog, Avondale was still struggling to recover, 5 years after the failed “redevelopment” you have chronicled from your records requests. Less than 2 months after I wrote a revealing article about the sad state of the Tudor Village, the property was sold to Oakhurst Realty Partners. The new owners of the Tudor Village have since made infrastructure improvements and filled up the building with tenants! Yes, you’re welcome Avondale!

Also, after I wrote a blurb about Cleveland Construction evicting the Academy Theatre, Ed Rieker decided to “discreetly” buy the building and make improvements to that property! I must have the Midas touch when it comes to selling Lame properties!

Rieker Refuses to Give Up the Data!

Rieker Refuses to Give Up the Data!

Don’t forget the “erector set” building (as you like to call it) which I have repeatedly mocked on my blog is now sold to a new developer! Kudos to me!!

Avondale Estates famous "Erector Set"

“Erector Set” Building is a Testament to the Failed Redevelopment of 2007

Question #2: If the answer to question #1 is yes, how have you accomplished reviving Avondale simply by writing a blog?

Well Dan, a little well placed cynicism can go a long way towards motivating the right people to react in predictable patterns.

Wink, wink.

Question #3: Why do you choose to publish your blog anonymously?

Good question, Dan! As a member of the Avondale Estates community, I find it more productive to tackle the pressing Lame issues anonymously. It’s like setting up an effigy or a punching bag for those who disagree with my criticisms and also like a ideological figurehead for those that espouse the same views. After all, you don’t expect anyone to take me seriously, do you?

Beneath this Mask is an Idea!

Beneath this Mask is an Idea!

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CrossTown Traffic Court Revenues Fall Miserably Short in 2013

I have recently discovered a great source for local news, and I have to say I am impressed. For example, I just read an article that actually informed me about real local news…

CrossTown Traffic: License Plate Gold!

There’s gold in them thar License Plates!

Low traffic – Avondale citation revenues come up short

Apparently, Avondale Estates 2013 revenue was short by $151,000! What is even more shocking is the 2 reasons they came up short:

  1. Deadbeat Traffic Criminals not paying up and instead opting for probation
  2. The officer who operates the License Plate Reader has resigned to pursue an education in a different field

We Need Traffic Revenues to Keep Avondale Estates Lame!

Shame on you deadbeat traffic criminals! Don’t you know Avondale needs your revenue to fill in the budget gaps every year? It’s built right into the frickin’ budget!

And  you are not going to get off the hook either,  Avondale Estates Police department! Why isn’t every officer trained to use the License Plate reader? I don’t care if it’s a soul-less life-sucking job, you need to keep that traffic revenue flowing! We are counting on you! We need to collect every red cent out of those dangerous traffic criminals to maintain our Lame lifestyle here in the Estates!

CrossTown Traffic Cop Fail

And to the officer who decided to leave his important position as the License Plate Reader: What “different field” could be more rewarding than protecting us from traffic violators and providing so much needed revenue to our beloved Lame city?

I have a suggestion: Make all the deadbeat traffic renegades work for the city! They could be used for shoveling the city’s horse manure, digging ditches, collecting garbage and other brutish jobs. Shoot, they might even do a better job of managing the city and they would have to work for free!

Get it together, city officials!
– Mayor of Lame

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Y’all Can Kiss My Grits!

Whilst enjoying  “spuds, cheesed, onioned and peppered” as well as a Cheese batter dipped “Corndogula” and a little bit of Vanilla Milkshake at Pallookaville I had an interesting epiphany:

Avondale Estates exists on top of a TIME VORTEX created in the 1950s!

And it is still devouring the city whole, 60 years later!

There’s something odd about this little southern suburb, like it is time-locked in the 50s; vacuum packed and continually recycled!

It’s not just the Waffle House with it’s hashbrown diner lingo, or the down home southern cooking of Our Way Cafe, nor is it merely Skip’s; which is a restaurant whose main focus is Hot Dogs, for Elvis’ sake! Now we have a new restaurant dedicated to gourmet Corndogs, soda pop fountains and carney food?

You Betcha!

Because the vortex has you in it’s insidious grip, Avondale!

Resistance is futile so get ready to be assimilated!

Seriously though, Avondale, don’t fight it. Just roll with it.

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Pallookaville Poised to Shake up Avondale’s Lame!

Excitement is building and local Avond-aliens are salivating in anticipation of Avondale’s upcoming restaurant, Pallookaville! Featuring an indulgent menu of handmade gourmet corndogs, deli meat or frankfurter sandwiches, pork burgers, ice cream desserts and other tasty offerings, Pallookaville is going to present a real challenge to keeping Avondale Lame. The restaurant is still under construction but growing closer to completion every day. Reportedly Dekalb county’s bureaucracy was obstructing progress and Avondale’s City Hall stepped in to grease the wheels of our local deli fried carnival food fantasy.

Pallookaville Progress

Avond-aliens are salivating!

I’m not going to lie, I am looking forward to partaking in these new treats but I must caution you: this restaurant is going to attract a more eclectic crowd to Avondale. We need to hire a few more peace officers to have on hand to control the tattooed carney riff-raff and maybe collect more traffic violation revenue. You might want to always have a paddywagon on hand and maybe a couple ambulances in case the high calorie deep-fried foods cause any instant heart attacks!

In other medical news, there have been reports that the colorful lighting on the outside of the building are causing some lame residents to have fits and seizures!

Pallookaville Lights

Pallookaville’s lights are causing seizures, lame residents report

For more info and photos of Pallookaville, check out their facebook page.

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Cleveland Construction Evicts Academy Theatre

Here’s some good news for people who like Lame news:

Cleveland Construction has evicted the “longest running professional theatre in Georgia” after acquiring the property through a bankruptcy settlement. The Academy Theatre is now looking for a new home.

Keep Calm and Stay Lame

Good News for People Who Like Lame News!

I tried to contact Cleveland Construction to inquire about their plans for the building as well as many other properties they own in the area. I was referred to Bud Balsam as the primary contact for this “project” but he is out of the office until tomorrow.

In case you are curious like me to find out what their plans are for our Lame little neighborhood, Cleveland Construction can be reached by phone at their home office in Cleveland: 440-255-8000.
Ask for Bud Balsam

You’re so Lame, you probably think this Blog is about you! 😉

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Darth Vader of Lame

Many of my readers may wonder how I became such a “Darth Vader of Lame.”

Darth Vader of Lame

Darth Vader of Lame

And thank you for the compliment 😀 but my story is convoluted and ironic much like young Anakin Skywalker’s tale.

I moved into the area and bought my first house in 2002 after living exclusively in Inman Park. My thoughts on moving into the area were: what a cool little city; it certainly has so much potential to become a thriving commercial area! Just imagine all of the great restaurants, shops, music venues, art galleries, and even a cinema or theater that are likely to pop up in this unexpected Tudor village! Yay!

Avondale’s midi-chlorians were off the charts! You could say the force was strong in Avondale Estates! Do you know what else was strong? My enthusiasm for my newfound stomping grounds!

Progress was slow to arrive in Avondale Estates and I was patiently waiting for the little city to blossom. I figured that Rome was not built in a day, so it may take a few years for progress to develop in my new neighborhood.
Planning the Empire
You can also make the argument that many people were preoccupied with national matters such as wars to “spread democracy”, the price of gasoline, supporting our troops who were bravely fighting for our right to cheap gas, chasing boogeymen hiding in distant caves, getting to the airport early so you could prove you were not a terrorist by willfully submitting to unconstitutional searches, making sure that gay people are never allowed to get married, allowing our leaders to ruin the economy with unsustainable tax cuts and endless wars. The list of distractions goes on and on…

You could say that many of us were hiding under a rock occasionally popping our head out every once in awhile to see if it was safe to come out yet!

Is it safe to come out yet?

So I understand how progress could be so slow.

Just as I was losing hope in the city’s urban renewal, there were plans being enacted to bring in a Publix grocery store and a shopping center to Avondale Estates! Many existing shops and restaurants were even relocated. Avondale Pizza Cafe was one such establishment that moved from it’s historic location to the not so historic Twin Oaks strip mall. The Waffle House alternative known as Thumbs Up diner disappeared from the area all together; not sure what happened there because I heard they were just relocating as well.

Then there is the curious case of the famous Erector Set building on College Avenue. How did it get there? Who built it and why? Are they ever coming back to finish it? Why is this blog post so long……..??

Avondale Estates famous "unfinished building"

Avondale Estates: Famous for it’s unfinished building

After disrupting many of the Avondale businesses, the Publix store and shopping center never materialized. Of course it was the year of economic doom, 2008, when the banks collapsed and had to rob the taxpayers once again to save their unaccountable behinds.

Despite all planning, disrupting, moving and building the commercial area was left fractured and dispersed. This is about when I started to turn to the dark side.

If you could just come to the dark side, that would be great!

Join me, won’t you? Together we can keep Avondale Estates Lame forever!! Muahahahaha!

(Warning, the video embedded below contains profanity!)

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A Sad Day in Avondale Estates

Folks, this community has suffered a great loss. Tami and Jess Willadsen were killed by a house fire at 70 Lakeshore Drive. Tami’s husband, Dave and son Jack, who is in critical condition from suffering burns, have survived and need your support.

Tami and Jess Willadsen

They will be sorely missed.

Friends have set up a Go-Fund-Me site to assist the surviving family members.

According to

[Tami] was chairwoman of the board for EarthShare of Georgia, President of the Museum School Foundation and in November was named Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. She led the charter school’s capital campaign.

I have only had limited contact with Tami but she was always smiling and radiant.  I know this is out of character for my blog but news of this family’s loss has shaken the whole neighborhood and I am in no mood for satire.



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Read the Signs, Avondale!

There are mixed signs about our progress in keeping Avondale Estates Lame:
I noticed the sign at the abandoned James Joyce Irish Pub went from “CLOSED” to “LOSE”!!

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

I think someone is trying to send us a message? 😉
Also note how the “For sale” sign on top says “turnkey restaurant”. I think this is a sign from GOD for Chik-Fil-A to move in and help keep Avondale Lame!!
Speaking of restaurants, Pallookaville posted a copy of their building permit on the door of former Hutchins Print Shoppe. Also, the window AC units have vanished! Please don’t harsh our Lame by building a successful restaurant!?!?
Pallookaville Building Permit Taunts our Lameness!

Pallookaville Building Permit Taunts our Lameness!

In other news, reliable sources have informed me that renovations are underway behind the scenes in the Tudor Village. It looks like Oakhurst Realty Partners might be taking their investment in our Lame town seriously!
– Mayor of Lame

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All’s Lame that Ends Lame!

How long must I keep up this fight to keep Avondale Estates lame without any significant opposition?

Making Lists for Comparison

Let’s make a list of reasons that help maintain Avondale’s lameness and then another list of signs of so-called progress:

Maintains Avondale Estates Lameness List

  • Unfinished building still unfinished and eye-sorey as ever…*Check!

    Avondale Estates famous "unfinished building"

    Avondale Estates: Still famous for it’s unfinished building


  • Tudor Village is still mostly untouched, vacant and for lease…*Check!

    Tudor Village Still Mostly Vacant

    Tudor Village Still Mostly Vacant



  • Still plenty of empty lots…*Check!

    Lots of Retail Space Available!

    Lots of Retail Space Available!


  • The city has approved golf carts…ummm, I mean “motorized carts”…*Check!

    Golf carts! (Without the Golf)

    Golf carts! (Without the Golf)



So-Called Progress List

Now let’s look at the so-called progress:

  • Oakhurst Realty Partners purchased the Tudor Village
  1. Still not renovated 7 months later (correct me if I’m wrong?)
  2. Still mostly vacant
  1. This may actually put a dent in Avondale’s Lame.
  1. If they did, they might balance out the dent in Avondale’s Lame caused by the new restaurant.
  1. The city overlooked me? smh.
  2. Oh well, she has her work cut out for her.
  • The city has approved motorized carts
  1. What good are golf carts without a golf course?
  2. Where is the Country Club?


In summary, the opposition to Lame is mounting but i just feel like their heart is not in the game yet.

Step up to the plate Avondale, and let’s play ball!

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New Restaurant Coming to Heart of Avondale Estates?

Heavens no!

We can’t be having a thriving restaurant in the Heart of Avondale!

This is a threat to our Lame “buffer zone”!

New Restaurant Coming to Heart of Avondale Estates

Here is a Photoshopped version of the imminent civil disobedience at the Grand Opening:

Protesters Demand Avondale keep it Lame!

Protesters Demand Avondale keep it Lame!


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