By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Friday, June 9, 2016
I stopped by the Palm restaurant tonight to check in with some local radio veterans who were doing some "Celebrity Bartending" for Bert Weiss' charity Bert's Big Adventure.
As a surprise, some of the invitees received caricatures on the walls created by Philadelphia artist Zack Bird, who has been painting for The Palm restaurant group going back more than 22 years. Since the Buckhead restaurant was renovated a few months ago, it has basically started over with its caricatures. Some attendees like Mara Davis, Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino already had their caricatures on the walls.
The surprised newcomers were "Southside" Steve Rickman of Rock 100.5 (whose caricature was missing his patented ponytail), Bert Show host Kristin Klingshirn, Kicks 101.5 morning host Dallas McCade and former Star 94 jock Tom Sullivan.
Radio royalty at the Palm: Tom Sullivan, Steak Shapiro, "Southside" Steve Rickman, Kristin Klingshirn, Dallas McCade and Mara Davis. CREDIT: Rodney Hoemail@example.com
Tom Sullivan, who has been host of "Atlanta & Company" and a former radio DJ at Star 94 for more than 20 years, received his own caricature. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kicks 101.5 morning host Dallas McCade, who has been in Atlanta radio since 1989, poses with her new caricature. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
Kristin Klingshirn loves her new caricature. "They gave me bigger boobs!" she exclaimed. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
"Atlanta Eats" host and WABE-FM contributor Mara Davis, who already has a caricature up on the wall, joins her buddy Yvonne Monet (formerly of Dave FM and 99X). Monet just recently moved to Midtown from Newnan. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
Reunited! Former 790/The Zone creators Steak Shapiro (now on 680/The Fan and owner of Atlanta Eats) and Andrew Saltzman (now chief revenue officer for the Atlanta Hawks.) CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org