Get Ready for a Mighty Meaty Weekend, Atlanta

Nothing beats a good burger, but what’s the one burger that beats the rest? We’ll know after Saturday’s Battle of the Burgers.

This beefy day-long event will pit a host of favorite Atlanta area burger joints, bars and eateries in a sizzling, well-seasoned showdown.

Things get cooking early, with a 5K run (which we recommend if you really want to work up an appetite).

As you can see, these burgers mean business:!

Admission is as low as $25 and includes plenty of tasting coupons.

If you’re looking for juicy deals on your next Atlanta-area apartment, you won’t have a beef with DDA.

Our Pick for this Saturday? Music Midtown 2011!

If you’re a bit broken up that favorite sons R.E.M. have packed it in, we have to recommend getting a big music fix at this year’s Music Midtown 2011.

The lineup speaks for itself: Coldplay, The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Joy Formidable, Band of Skulls, The Constellations, Manchester Orchestra, The Postelles.

Get down to the Meadow at Piedmont Park this Saturday and soak up all the sounds!

And if you need an R.E.M. fix, here’s an old live clip featuring a triumphant return to Athens.

REM Live in Athens

And if you need a little music to soothe your apartment-hunting soul, don’t forget the sweet sounds of savings served up by DDA!

Serious or struttin’, this is the weekend to enjoy Art in Atlanta!

This is a weekend of great arts festivals. If you’re looking for incredible art from around the country, you can’t do better than the Atlanta Arts Festival, taking place this weekend in Piedmont Park.

If you like things a bit more raucous (and you have an appreciation for Pabst Blue Ribbon), then you don’t want to miss the East Atlanta Strut.

Saturday September 17th 10:00am – 11:00pm

East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA

The 14th annual, FREE one day extravaganza. Attractions include The Imperial OPA Circus, 5 stages of Live Local Music, Comedy Stage, 5K Run & Walk, Artists Market, the FAMOUS Strut Parade, Free Kids Village, Carnival Stalls, Bull Ride, Community Booths, Food and Beverages.

Click the links to get the specs!

At DDA, we may not know art, but we know what we like . . . and we like it when you save big on your next apartment.


This Weekend You Better Get Rollin’

This Saturday, it’s time for a little beauty and the bash. Get a double-whammy roller-derby showdown at Atlanta Rollergirls DerbyMania VII.

The first match is a no-love-lost feud between Apocalypstix and the Denim Demons. And right after, once the blush and blood are wiped off the rink, get ready for the championship bout between Sake Tuyas and the Toxic Shocks.

This double-dose of ragin’ roller action is just 25 bucks. Get tix here!

And if you want to save on a great apartment without making your head spin, dig in to DDA for deals that will knock you flat!

Ready for a Ludacris Labor Day?

Got your three-day weekend agenda hammered out?

Sure, you’re probably all set for Saturday’s showdown between the Bulldogs and Boise State, but what about Monday?

Allow us to recommend the Red Bull Soundclash between Ludacris and Neon Trees taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center. Just ten bucks, and it should be a good battle. In the words of Red Bull’s promo pros:

This show is all about shocking, exciting, and entertaining the crowd- because they are the ones who decide which group/artist takes the title of Red Bull Soundclash champion and names the artists worthy of bragging rights across the music scene.

It’s on!

And if you’re looking to save on an apartment in Atlanta, there’s no need to fight. Just check out the deals at DDA!

A Sure Cure for the Blues . . .

Tomorrow it’s time to get down and fill up in true Southern style. Fans of good food and better barbecue won’t want to miss the 11th Annual Dekalb Medical Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur.

Gates open at 4:00pm and there will be live music until 10:00pm.

Chow down on boss BBQ by Community Q, Fox Brothers and Black Tie BBQ, and wash it down with cold beer including Fat Tire Amber Ale, Mothership Organic Wit, Ranger IPA, and New Belgium Seasonal.

Of course, if you want to get a new apartment for a price that won’t have you singing the blues, DDA Atlanta will be music to your ears.

Do You Like Piña Coladas? Get Your Yacht Rock Fix This Weekend!

Fans of 70s smooth-music kitch will want to sail away to Buckhead this Saturday for “The Greatest Yacht Rock Revival in the Universe.”

As explained yesterday by AJC writer Melissa Ruggieri:

The opportunity to luxuriate in the synthesized sounds of some of the most, uh, cherished soft rock staples of the ’70s and ’80s will take place Saturday, when “The Greatest Yacht Rock Revival in the Universe” takes over Andrews Entertainment Complex, outdoors in Buckhead.

Need a Yacht Rock Primer? Check out the video history below (a bit NSFW).

Yacht Rock Episode 1