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On Sunday afternoon, a friend and I sat down for lunch at The Tavern at Phipps restaurant in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. We were having drinks and good conversation when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted an adult German cockroach crawling across the wall toward me.

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TI Scales 925 Ribbon-Cuttin Ceremony in Atlanta

Rap mogul Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his brand new Scales 925 restaurant in Atlanta on Friday.

On hand to help celebrate T.I.'s newest Atlanta business establishment were his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife Elizabeth Reed, among others.

Photos by Prince Williams of ATLPics.net

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Rap mogul and entrepreneur Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr. will hold a grand opening for his new restaurant, Scales 925, in April, the AJC reports.

T.I. purchased Vibe Restaurant & Lounge late last year. After renovating the space, the father of 6 children has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday.

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Buckhead Atlanta rendering

Atlanta shoppers who prefer a more upscale experience will have a new shopping destination this Fall.

Buckhead Atlanta will begin opening stores in September through 2015. The collection of luxury retail shops, apartments and restaurants will span six city blocks at the intersection of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads.

Standalone stores that are new to the Atlanta area include Spanx (flagship), Scoop NYC, L'Occitane skin care, Georgetown Cupcakes, and Shake Shack, among others.

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Kim Kardashian goes out to lunch with Jonathan Cheban for his birthday at Cipriani in New York City

Socialite Kim Kardashian was seen dashing into Cipriani's Restaurant in NYC to celebrate a friend's birthday today. Kim wore her brunette weave pulled back in a ponytail. The mother of one has a good excuse for why her butt size keeps fluctuating wildly. She said that her butt size discrepancy is due to the fat left over from childbirth. Kim gave birth to daughter North West on June 15, 2013.

Photo: North Woods / Splash News

Beyonce and Jay Z

A Brooklyn restaurant is in the news for a Beyonce-themed publicity stunt. Brooklyn restaurant Brucie created a Valentine's a la carte menu featuring dinner items inspired by the lounge singer such as "Drunk In Love," "Breastiny's Child," and "I Am Pasta Fierce."

As dumb as this dinner menu sounds, Beyonce's Stans are eating it up.

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Someone in Los Angeles is going around leaving hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in tips for servers in local bars and restaurants. The servers, waiters and waitresses who are sometimes stiffed on their tips are very grateful for the kindhearted gestures of the anonymous tipster. The person, or persons, who left tips worth $200 to $10,000 for servers, created an Instagram page where servers can upload their receipts called Tipsforjesus. The motto on the @TipsforJesus Instagram page is: "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time."

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