Vena at Vinings a hidden local gem
by Bobby Tedder
November 19, 2014 11:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Local restaurateur Bruce Speer adheres to a simple mantra: “Believe in the magic of the music.” The proprietor of Vena at Vinings — vying for best-kept-secret-in-town status — aims to convert others to its jazzy brand of live entertainment and stage side dining. “I do feel as though we have brought a true Manhattan-style cabaret music venue to Vinings and to Atlanta,” Speer said of the 3-year-old venue. “Now [residents and visitors] must embrace that magic.” Toward that end, boostin...
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Elected officials and college degrees
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Do you think it is important for elected officials to have college degrees?