For those who live in Tampa, Fla., traveling down Waters Avenue for the annual array of Christmas lights that illuminate the outside of Jason Dittman’s Chick-fil-A restaurant is an institution. While some call it a magical interlude before enjoying their favorite Chick-fil-A dinner, others simply call it tradition.
It is common knowledge that Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays. But drive by the restaurant in Arlington, Texas during football season and you will see the parking lot transformed into a hive of team spirit, anticipation, and blurs of navy blue, silver and white.
Gratitude. It’s a word often spoken at this time of year, especially as Thanksgiving draws closer. Festive autumn décor prompts expressions of appreciation, and even holiday social media countdowns encourage thankful thoughts.
In some malls, it’s been “beginning to look like Christmas” for some time. As the ringing of cash registers kicks in well before the tinkling of silver bells appears on every street corner, that classic Norman Rockwell tableau of a turkey-centric gathering seems increasingly quaint
Kevin Gillespie is easy to spot in a crowd. Made immediately recognizable by his signature flaming-red beard, a favorite plaid shirt, familiar warm smile and a personality as colorful as the ink that lines his arms, he’s Atlanta’s own son and one who is making the city and the South proud.