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Grant Henry’s next big (ad)venture: A bucolic campground named Sister Louisa’s Sanctuary

Rural Spaulding County isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a man who sometimes goes by “Sister Louisa,” and who has become synonymous with Edgewood Avenue nightlife. But Church bar owner Grant Henry's next big project involves transforming a 44-acre former Girls Scouts campground into a retreat and events space.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:55 pm

Atlanta duo behind Stuff Mom Never Told You launches their own company and a new feminist podcast, Unladylike

From 2010 until 2016, Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin talked feminism, history, psychology, and more as co-hosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You, under the umbrella of Atlanta-based How Stuff Works. Now they've launched Unladylike, a podcast under their own brand, where they've been interviewing guests about everything from abortion and female friendship to body positivity and self-worth.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 7:41 pm

At Decatur’s Trinity Mercantile, recycled fabric is repurposed for elegant totes

When a manufacturer discontinues a fabric style, typically the upholstery samples get tossed in the trash. Not at Decatur’s Trinity Mercantile and Design Co., where beautiful damasks, fine silks, and woven jacquards are upcycled into elegant reusable totes for shoppers in the store.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 4:23 pm

Flashback: Doraville Boxing Club, 1990

Photographer David Zeiger started work on a documentary about Doraville, which became PBS’s Displaced in the New South, and discovered the diverse Doraville Boxing Club tucked away in a strip mall. “In the gym, you learn to respect each other—otherwise you’re gonna get your ass kicked,” says Cesar, the boxer photographed “Over here, we don’t look at color. We don’t look at race. We learn to respect each other with these gloves.”

Published on 19 February 2018 | 10:48 pm

I halved the size of my home and doubled my happiness

I had never heard of KonMari; I didn’t know to ask, “Does this give me joy?” I only asked, “Did I know I owned this?” When the guy from Goodwill saw the donation piles filling my double garage, he called his office. “Send more trucks,” he told them. It took three.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 7:21 pm

Check out the menu for Krog Street Market’s new “healthy-ish” stall, Recess

Castellucci Hospitality Group, the culinary company behind Krog Street Market’s Spanish tapas spot Bar Mercado, is opening its first non-regionally focused restaurant February 26. Recess is a 15-seat Krog Street Market food stall focused on “healthy-ish food satisfying to the soul,” says chef Victoria Shore. “We focus on delicious first at an accessible price point,” she says.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 4:26 pm

Joris Laarman’s technology-driven furniture will be on display at High Museum of Art

From a “living” lampshade made of genetically modified cells to Nintendo Rococo-style tables composed of metal pixels, the Joris Laarman Lab elevates engineering into an art form. Curated by the Groningen Museum in the Netherlands, the exhibition Design in the Digital Age opens at the High Museum of Art this Sunday and will be on view until May 13.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 10:17 pm

This year’s James Beard semifinalists look a little different—and Atlanta gets multiple nods

The James Beard Foundation's 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists include seven Atlanta-based chefs and three elsewhere in Georgia received nominations. If you look closer at the list, you'll notice a trend: Seven of these ten chefs are people of color.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 9:28 pm

Former 8Arm baker Sarah Dodge has a breakfast pop-up at Queen of Cream

Sarah Dodge's biscuits, bread, and cinnamon rolls are now available at Queen of Cream in Old Fourth Ward on Saturday and Sunday—and you don't want to miss out.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 6:50 pm

Sunday Night Skate: Clubs don’t have anything on Cascade’s rolling weekly party

These skate sessions have been one of the biggest social events in the Adamsville and Oakcliff areas since the rink opened in 2000. Stars like Bow Wow, Usher, and Jermaine Dupri skate here, and the 2006 movie ATL was largely filmed inside Cascade.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 8:05 pm

Gaja owner Tim Song takes over Simply Seoul Kimchi

Last month, Korean bun and kimchi emporium Simply Seoul quietly closed the doors to its Ponce City Market storefront. Tim Song, owner of Korean restaurant Gaja in East Atlanta Village, has taken over. Soon, it'll be named "Simply Kimchi."

Published on 15 February 2018 | 3:46 pm

Amelia Island: “It’s simply perfect”

Discover the island just south of the Georgia-Florida border through the eyes of Waiting On Martha founder Mandy Kellogg Rye.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 6:10 am

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 14-20

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Sweet Auburn Barbecue, watch record-holding high wire walkers at the Big Apple Circus, and laugh your way through musical improv at Dad’s Garage.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 10:11 pm

This 1920s downtown Atlanta warehouse has been repurposed for lofty living

As projects across the city have proven, Atlanta has a newfound appreciation for adaptive reuse—and there’s plenty to appreciate about the new Fulton Supply Lofts in Castleberry Hill. The $12-million project painstakingly created 74 apartments within the stone-and-brick walls of a 1923 warehouse, which for nine decades was home to Fulton Supply Company, a distributor of industrial equipment and supplies.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 8:45 pm

Locals know best: exploring Dublin, Georgia

Local YouTube personality and Georgia native Hey Hey Casey Ra​e​ takes life by the reins and start exploring her hometown.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 6:29 pm

With André 3000 and Future’s shoe lines, Atlanta is stepping up as a sneaker hub

With André 3000 + Tretorn, Reebok x Future, and Cherokee County’s new Adidas “Speedfactory," Atlanta is marking itself as a force for stylish footwear.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 5:28 pm

Reynoldstown’s Atlanta Dairies project is taking longer than expected. The developer tells us why.

Atlanta Dairies was initially projected to open in 2016, transforming 11 acres in Reynoldstown into a mixed-use hub. Three years later, that’s still the plan, but the whole thing is very much a work-in-progress. Why? It’s complicated, says David Cochran, Paces’s president and CEO.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 10:27 pm

Tortas Factory del D.F. brings Mexico City-style tacos and sandwiches to Buford Highway

The restaurant is owned by a family from Mexico City, and though the place has "tortas" in its name, it offers everything from sopes (a round disc of masa topped with beans, cheese, shredded lettuce, and crema Mexicana) to enchiladas to enormous meat and cheese filled quesadillas.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 10:09 pm

4 Atlanta date ideas that go beyond traditional movie night

From yoga and pho to rock climbing and bagels, here are a few ideas for dates that go a little beyond the literal implications of Netflix and chill.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 7:18 pm

A Georgia sperm bank, a troubled donor, and the secretive business of babymaking

When customers of Xytex uncovered the truth about one of its sperm donors, Chris Aggeles, the disclosure set off more than a dozen lawsuits—exposing an industry that can shatter lives while helping to create them.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 1:32 pm

Vacation Home Community Snapshot: Cloudland Station

This 450-acre gated community in Chickamauga, Georgia is special for its commitment to conservation and history. With architecture ranging from the late colonial period through the mid-20th century, Cloudland Station is a charming, family-friendly north Georgia community.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 10:36 pm

Marddy’s shared kitchen is on a mission to protect against Westside gentrification

In December, Raisha Williams moved her cookie operation to a new, shared commercial kitchen that will soon double as a market on the weekends. Its name, Marddy’s, is a mash-up of “market” and “buddy.” For Marddy’s owner Keitra Bates, this is not just an entrepreneurial upstart; it’s a hedge against gentrification.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 8:06 pm

Fox Restaurant Concepts’ Flower Child to open in Shops Around Lenox

The Buckhead health food restaurant's aesthetic will be “East Coast flower potting shed.” And yes, there will be kombucha.

Published on 9 February 2018 | 9:21 pm

First look: Sid and Ann Mashburn open a new lifestyle shop at Westside Provisions District

Do you take your coffee with a dash of Mashburn? This week, Atlanta’s famed designer-retailers Sid and Ann Mashburn opened the doors to their latest concept at Westside Provisions District: an expansion that includes a coffee bar, their new kids line, and a smattering of books, home decor, music, and more.

Published on 9 February 2018 | 7:45 pm

Commentary: The Gulch could connect downtown—and more. We can’t squander that opportunity.

Done right, CIM Group’s redevelopment of the Gulch could stitch together more than 200 acres in downtown, creating a new chunk of the city core. The opportunity to build a new grid, one that’s open to pedestrians and transit users, doesn’t come along often. We can’t design and develop for one tenant or one use. We’ve got one chance to do it right.

Published on 9 February 2018 | 7:00 pm

Where to live now in Atlanta 2018

The next hot Atlanta neighborhoods. Eight friendly, walkable places where you can still afford to live.

Published on 9 February 2018 | 5:25 pm

Fresh on the Scene: Good Word Brewing, Gather, Mourning Dove Cafe, Yebisuya Ramen

Beer and Puerto Rican-influenced fare from Duluth's Good Word Brewing & Public House, Grant Park Market's new restaurant, Buckhead's luxury Mourning Dove Cafe, and a new ramen house.

Published on 7 February 2018 | 8:51 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 7-13

Mardi Gras in Atlanta, 16 Atlanta bartenders face off at the High, and WISH ATL's new art gallery.

Published on 7 February 2018 | 7:32 pm

My Favorite House: An unconventional, romantic abode in northwest Atlanta

Designer John Oetgen has a philosophical reason for loving this unconventional home: “It’s not a typical Atlanta or Southern home,” says Oetgen, who has been one of House Beautiful’s 100 Most Influential Designers in America since 1995. The postmodern house—featuring a mix of old and new styles from Palladian to contemporary—was built in 1990, designed by the late architect Roy Frangiamore, who worked on projects like the Center for Puppetry Arts and One Georgia Center.

Published on 7 February 2018 | 3:58 pm

Atlanta-based Honey Pot is stirring up the feminine care industry

Atlanta-based company the Honey Pot has garnered attention from the likes of Vogue and Marie Claire for disrupting the feminine care industry with its plant-based, chemical-free, environmentally friendly wipes, washes, and pads. Beatrice Feliu-Espada launched the company in 2014 after struggling to find suitable products in the feminine care aisle.

Published on 7 February 2018 | 3:30 pm

This soup dumpling at Atlanta’s Chinatown food court is enormous

China Kitchen at Atlanta's Chinatown food court has a monster soup dumpling that you drink with a bubble tea straw. (But don't skip ordering the normal-sized soup dumplings, too.)

Published on 6 February 2018 | 10:13 pm

Where to bring your Tinder date in Atlanta this Valentine’s Day

I attended more than a dozen weddings last year. When each couple was inevitably asked how they met, the answer, 50 percent of the time, was Tinder. So, if you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you might just find it there—or at least you can find a hot person to drink with.

Published on 6 February 2018 | 5:44 pm

Jason Isbell doesn’t want to stay silent on politics

Jason Isbell returns to the Fox Theatre for back-to-back shows in February with his band, the 400 Unit. The group will be pushing its latest album, The Nashville Sound, which might pack a few surprises for longtime fans of this soft-spoken Southern balladeer and former Drive-By Truckers guitarist.

Published on 5 February 2018 | 10:14 pm

Test Drive: With Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching, the trainer becomes the weight machine

It is very difficult to carry on a conversation while Estelle Harford digs her toes into the side of my thigh, using them like fingers to knead the tight muscles there, so I mostly just listen as she tells me about the workout I’m about to do: Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching.

Published on 5 February 2018 | 7:17 pm

Review: Golden Eagle is all about nostalgia—and it works

If you were to cram the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s into a blender, you’d end up with something close to this self-styled “diners club.” Golden Eagle shouldn’t be taken too seriously as a restaurant, but it’s also more than a nostalgia-themed hot spot appealing to millennials’ love of vintage.

Published on 5 February 2018 | 4:26 pm

Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

It's not too late to snag a hot reservation for February 14—as long as you act quickly. Here are 26 Atlanta spots offering special deals and menus for Valentine's Day.

Published on 2 February 2018 | 9:17 pm

Atlanta’s tallest new building since the ’90s aims for 2018 takeoff

In Midtown, No.2 Opus Place will be Atlanta’s tallest residential tower and the highest structure built in the city since 1992. About 20 percent of its 189 condos have “sold”—under contract, that is, with earnest money down.

Published on 2 February 2018 | 8:24 pm

Delta’s new Asanda Spa brings luxe massages and facials to Atlanta’s airport

The Asanda Spa Lounge, which launched quietly in January in the Delta Sky Club Terminal E, offers a variety of treatments for travel-weary guests, ranging from a 10-minute foot and leg massage to a 45-minute facial with customized skin products.

Published on 2 February 2018 | 4:49 pm

4 grand development ideas that could revolutionize Atlanta

How an aerotropolis, the "Ray" sustainable road, the Gulch redevelopment, and the "Stitch" park over the Connector could change Atlanta.

Published on 1 February 2018 | 9:56 pm

Emerald City Bagels brings a taste of old New York to East Atlanta Village

After what felt like an endless wait, Emerald City Bagels has opened its first brick-and-mortar shop in the former Gravity Pub space on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village.

Published on 1 February 2018 | 3:48 pm

Weekend getaway: 10 reasons to visit Macon

When you're tired of the rush of the city, pack up the car, and head south to visit the historic town of Macon just 83 miles southeast of the hustle and bustle of Atlanta.

Published on 1 February 2018 | 6:53 am

At Georgia State, centuries-old trash reveals how Atlantans used to live

Civil War bullets. Wooden dice. Glass bottles of a then novel elixir called Coca-Cola. The Phoenix Project is researching the stories behind the approximately 100,000 pieces of trash, trinkets, and treasure that fill roughly 400 bankers boxes in Georgia State University’s Kell Hall.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 10:39 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 31-February 6

Get your wine on at Park Tavern, try Hattie B's hot chicken at Fox Bros., and dance to the rhythm of flamenco at Kavarna.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 10:26 pm

The Christiane Chronicles: Enough with the monster-sized pastries

I have lived in the United States for decades, but the monumental size of everything still shocks me. The Frenchwoman in me yearns for reasonable dimensions: skinny baguettes rather than ones as fat as my arm; one-bite chocolate bonbons making up in intensity what they lack in bulk.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 4:22 pm

With lower-alcohol Suppressor cocktails, less is more

“With the cocktail renaissance came a bent towards stirred, boozy drinks,” says Greg Best. “But Manhattans and martinis aren’t what we want to drink on a regular basis.” Enter the Suppressor.

Published on 30 January 2018 | 10:05 pm

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Super Fly, Miracle Workers, Black Lightning, Ozark, and Avengers

A Super Fly remake, new TBS series Miracle Workers, CW superhero series Black Lightning, Netflix's Ozark, and Avengers: Infinity War and 4 were just a few of the movies and TV shows that filmed in Atlanta in January.

Published on 29 January 2018 | 9:30 pm

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for February

Kid Koala at Georgia Tech, the Hawks take on LeBron James and the Cavs, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden's inaugural flower show

Published on 29 January 2018 | 6:59 pm

97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton. Now, many are ready for adoption.

On December 3, nearly 100 dogs were rescued from a house fire in south Fulton County, the apparent victims of an animal hoarding situation. The 20 that remained at the Fulton County shelter are now ready to find a new home.

Published on 29 January 2018 | 6:02 pm

Legendary Atlanta hairstylist Carey Carter’s legacy is laughter

As colleagues and customers reflected on Atlanta hairstylist Carey Carter’s life and legacy this week at his Carter-Barnes on Paces salon in Buckhead, one consistent sound served as a fitting tribute—laughter.

Published on 26 January 2018 | 10:38 pm

Clark Atlanta’s marching band was in critical condition. Tomisha Brock is changing the tune.

Tomisha Brock made history when she was named band director of Clark Atlanta University as the first woman to lead the band and the first female band director in the entire Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. We recently spoke with Brock about what makes marching band culture so unique at HBCUs.

Published on 26 January 2018 | 8:28 pm

Room Envy: One bold, colorful closet in Virginia-Highland

Everyone’s wardrobe should have a few surprises in it, so it follows that our actual closet should, too. Interior designer Eryn Houck chose neutrals for most of her Virginia-Highland house, but the closet addition she and her husband Craig share is a jewel box of rich color.

Published on 26 January 2018 | 6:38 pm

Marietta’s Tomato Japanese Grocery Store moves after 30 years…but just up the road

After 30 years on Cobb Parkway, Tomato Japanese Grocery Store gets a new storefront on Windy Hill Road, but you'll find the same bento boxes, sashimi-grade tuna, fun flavors of Kit Kats, and unique imports.

Published on 25 January 2018 | 8:15 pm

Robert Green, Atlanta’s forgotten master of modern architecture

Robert Green became one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last apprentices as a Taliesin West Fellow. He returned to Atlanta and started a 40-year career, establishing himself as the closest thing to Wright this city has produced—in a state with no buildings by the American icon.

Published on 25 January 2018 | 5:34 pm

10 Henry County experiences worth sharing

Unexpected adventures and out-of-this-world food create moments you won’t want to keep to yourself.

Published on 25 January 2018 | 6:13 am

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: January 24-30

Watch a play about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, sip and learn about wine, and fly through a 5K with the Atlanta Hawks.

Published on 24 January 2018 | 10:17 pm

The most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2018

Atlanta's dining scene has already started 2018 with a bang with Emerald City Bagels, Chai Yo, and Achie's hitting the scene. Here are 14 more restaurants we're eagerly anticipating this year.

Published on 24 January 2018 | 7:05 pm

By the numbers: Honda Battle of the Bands 2018

On January 27, the Honda Battle of the Bands will shine a spotlight on the high—stepping theatrics and thundering musicianship of historically black college and university marching bands. We look at the famously spectacular showcase.

Published on 24 January 2018 | 5:12 pm

Love porgs? Meet their real-life puffin cousins at the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium's new puffin exhibit is a perfect opportunity to teach your Star Wars-obsessed youngster about the real-life porg.

Published on 23 January 2018 | 10:20 pm

Chai Pani owner celebrates Indian chefs with Brown in the South dinner series

Chai Pani owner Meherwan Irani and Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi, created the Brown in the South supper series as a way to spotlight Indian chefs living and working in the South. And the first dinner at Chai Pani in January was a sold-out success.

Published on 23 January 2018 | 5:48 pm

Kitchen cabinets? Or open shelving? We asked an expert for the pros and cons.

Look around: Many of today’s stylish kitchens have swapped out upper cabinets for open shelving. But is it for you? We asked designer Lori May of Lori May Interiors, who’s created an open shelf or two herself, for the pros and cons of the trend.

Published on 23 January 2018 | 5:11 pm

Flashback: Atlanta City Hall, 1974, when Maynard Jackson was the city’s first black mayor

He may have been born in Dallas, but Maynard Jackson was an Atlantan through and through.

Published on 22 January 2018 | 9:16 pm

Editor’s Note: City of the Future

In 2011, as part of Atlanta magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, we invited all the living mayors to the Atlanta History Center for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doug Blackmon. At the time, Kasim Reed, who was just 22 months into his tenure, said, “I view my job as a job of finishing things that […]

Published on 22 January 2018 | 5:28 pm

How this Brookwood condo went from a big white box to a modern art-inspired home

Matt Richburg first connected with interior designer Kate Hayes through Houzz, the online design source. When they met in person at the new empty condo he’d bought at the Brookwood in south Buckhead, their styles meshed instantly.

Published on 22 January 2018 | 3:48 pm

How one massive, BeltLine-adjacent project aims to change Old Fourth Ward

What New City developer Jim Irwin has planned for 10.2 acres about a block south of Ponce City Market is a whole new level of ambitious. The first renderings for 760 Ralph McGill show a $750-million, mixed-use hub of glassy, uniquely geometric architecture that incorporates terraced roofs, green elements, and elevated “flyover” bridges.

Published on 19 January 2018 | 11:36 pm

The Christiane Chronicles: Who serves toast in a bowl?

Bowls have their place when serving food, but please, don't put toast in a bowl ever again. Plus, nut milk from Virginia-Highland's Press & Grind has made me a convert.

Published on 19 January 2018 | 8:22 pm

At Atlanta’s the Local Pizzaiolo, a World Pizza Champ aims to make Neapolitan pies more affordable

“In Naples, you speak of pizza and you think of a food you can eat every day because it’s healthy and affordable,” Giulio Adriani says. “In the U.S., people are going completely crazy with prices from $18-$22. Pizza should be affordable for everybody.”

Published on 19 January 2018 | 6:05 pm

Joe Gransden’s big band magic at Cafe 290

Twice a month, in a cramped bar in Sandy Springs, Joe Grandsen and his crew of more than a dozen musicians make big band magic.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 11:20 pm

New Thai restaurant Chai Yo opens in Buckhead

Chai Yo, an upscale Thai restaurant from the owner of Tuk Tuk Thai Loft, has launched a soft opening in Buckhead, accepting limited dinner reservations from now until the end of January.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 10:38 pm

24. B’s Cracklin’

When he opened the original B’s in Savannah in October 2014, Bryan Furman was one of the first to bring heritage pork to the barbecue world.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 7:47 pm

49. Rising Son

When Hudson Rouse, formerly of Home Grown, and his wife, Kathryn Fitzgerald Rouse, opened this earnest meat-and-three for breakfast and lunch almost two years ago, crowds flocked.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 7:09 pm

35. Octopus Bar

When Nhan Le and the late Angus Brown opened Octopus Bar in 2011, they shook up Atlanta's dining scene, offering small plates rife with primo ingredients like oysters and uni but served in a loud, dark room.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 7:09 pm

50. Arepa Mia

Lis Hernandez has been slinging arepas—stuffed cornmeal patties, crunchy from a hot grill—at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 7:09 pm

27. Kaiser’s Chophouse

After more than 30 years in some of Atlanta’s finest kitchens, Liechtenstein-born chef Peter Kaiser finally gets to see his name above the door of a restaurant.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 7:09 pm

20. Yet Tuh

For those of us without Korean grandmothers, Yet Tuh’s chefs are the city’s closest substitutes.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:56 pm

13. Kimball House

In four years, Kimball House has become a staging ground for a new kind of Southern cool.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:53 pm

15. Ticonderoga Club

While this dark little room in the corner of Krog Street Market is where mixologists Greg Best and Paul Calvert ply their trade, the kitchen pushes out a quality menu.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:43 pm

22. O4W Pizza

What brings us back to O4W are the game-changing pizzas: classic round pies, thick-crust Sicilian ones, rectangular Detroit thick-crust, and square Grandma pies.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:33 pm

16. The Federal

Much of this stretch of Midtown has become a bland, corporate landscape, but the Federal is a place to linger.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:17 pm

5. Cakes & Ale

Billy Allin may have been raised in South Carolina, but his culinary enthusiasm knows no borders.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:12 pm

6. Tomo

The best way to see Osaka-born chef Tomohiro Naito work his magic is to make reservations for his omakase at this restaurant in Buckhead’s Ritz-Carlton Residences.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:11 pm

9. Restaurant Eugene

Linton and Gina Hopkins, the husband-and-wife team whose H&F brand continues to pop up across the city, give Southern food the white tablecloth treatment at their flagship restaurant.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:11 pm

7. Atlas

In barely three years, Atlas has catapulted itself to the top of our fine dining pyramid.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:10 pm

11. Gunshow

Built upon the singular promise of eating well and without pretension, Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is still our city’s gutsiest restaurant.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:09 pm

14. BoccaLupo

At Bruce Logue’s pasta bungalow, Old World Italian staples get New World makeovers.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:08 pm

17. The General Muir

In its five years, the General Muir has become indispensable for its upscale New York–style Jewish deli–inspired menu.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:06 pm

19. Bones

If corporate bigwigs want to blow $6,000 on wine, they do it at this landmark wood-paneled steakhouse.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:06 pm

8. Bacchanalia

The new Bacchanalia feels a little more relaxed, but the menu still offers those signature crab fritters with citrus and avocado as well as Anne Quatrano's impeccably sourced cheese course.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:05 pm

18. Kyma

The ocean-blue Kyma, which means wave in Greek, is Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s brightest star.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:03 pm

12. Sushi House Hayakawa

Atsushi “Art” Hayakawa is not out to dazzle you with decor. This restaurant is a temple to fish, and the chef is nothing if not a purist.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:01 pm

21. Watershed on Peachtree

Chef Zeb Stevenson’s 2015 arrival at this 20-year-old institution signaled a renewed interest in progressive Southern cuisine.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:01 pm

25. Mamak

Mamak is an unapologetic reflection of real Malay cooking, which pulls from other South Asian traditions and blends them with a sure hand.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

40. One Eared Stag

Anchored by a long, friendly bar, One Eared Stag is the kind of place nearby residents hit up twice a week.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

30. Heirloom Market BBQ

Together at Heirloom Market, Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee merge American and Korean barbecue traditions.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

42. Table & Main

Ryan Pernice has invigorated downtown Roswell with two of the busiest restaurants in the area: Table & Main and Osteria Mattone.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

38. Vingenzo’s

Some of the best Neapolitan pies can be found in Woodstock, where chef and owner Michael Bologna cooks them in a wood-fired oven.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

34. Madras Mantra

To many fans’ surprise (and delight), Narendra Patel and Ram Nanjuda returned to Decatur’s Madras Saravana Bhavan, where they opened under a new name in a pristine, pastel-colored dining room.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

39. The Optimist

What with the mini-golf lawn outside, you don’t really need dinner to have a grand time at Ford Fry’s seafood sensation. But you'll want to eat.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

26. Taqueria del Sol

Eddie Hernandez and Mike Klank opened the first Taqueria del Sol on the Westside in 2000, cranking out crowd-pleasing $2 tacos.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

3. Masterpiece

As long as Rui Liu's fermented long beans and cabbage with “streaky pork” and fish braised in chili oil are on the menu, Masterpiece's crowds won’t wane.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

48. Empire State South

This rustic Midtown centerpiece still draws enormous energy from its handsome bar, which opens at 7 a.m. with coffee, pastries, and bagels.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

2. Miller Union

Few chefs celebrate the region like Steven Satterfield does. He loves Georgia and accepts—with glee—what its soil gives him.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

41. Rumi’s Kitchen

Ali Mesghali’s Persian restaurant is staged against a turquoise-tiled open kitchen curving along the back wall.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

28. Chai Pani

Kudos to Meherwan Irani, who sticks to his spicy central and south Indian roots at Chai Pani restaurant in Decatur.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

47. Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

You’ll find Desta’s dining room packed with people born in both Atlanta and Ethiopia.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

1. Staplehouse

Two years after we gave it four out of four stars, Staplehouse is still on top.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

45. Kevin Rathbun Steak

This glossy steakhouse along the BeltLine’s Eastside trail has long attracted expense-account diners as well as date-night couples.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

33. Cooks & Soldiers

You might not expect to find one of the city’s greatest steaks among Cooks & Soldiers' traditional Spanish pintxos.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

32. No. 246

Ford Fry didn’t always launch behemoth restaurants with sky-high design budgets. In 2011, he opened this intimate Italian charmer in Decatur that remains his most sincere effort.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

29. Nam Phuong

Both the Chamblee and Norcross locations of Nam Phuong are worthwhile starting points for discovering the joys of Vietnamese cuisine beyond pho and banh mi.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

36. Seed Kitchen & Bar

Doug Turbush brings a bright-white New Nordic aesthetic to an East Cobb strip mall, an unexpected location for an idiosyncratic restaurant.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

46. Community Q BBQ

Dave Roberts is a veteran pitmaster dedicated to tender pulled pork and smoky St. Louis–style ribs.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

31. Noble Fin

Its dining room may look nondescript, but Noble Fin is one of our most assured, satisfying seafood restaurants.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

43. Busy Bee

We’d be a lesser town without this institution, which has been a go-to for the comforts of smothered pork chops, oxtails, and fried chicken since 1947.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

4. Spring

Spring's dining room is intimate— just 14 tables—and Brian So’s cooking is technical, restrained, even reverent.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

37. Porch Light Latin Kitchen

Chef Andre Gomez draws on his Puerto Rican heritage at Porch Light, where he serves a beer-can chicken burrito and sofrito mac and cheese with pork rind crumbs.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

44. 9292 Korean Barbecue

Good Korean barbecue is the sum of its parts. At 9292, each part is a cut above.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 pm

Need to relax? Try this Atlanta-based meditation app

Atlanta-based meditation app Welzen is like a gym for the mind. CEO Esteban Gonzalez launched the platform in 2016, applying his e-commerce background to the mental relaxation industry.

Published on 17 January 2018 | 6:09 pm

Ruchi serves up solid Bangladeshi and Indian favorites in Chamblee

Never tried Bangladeshi food before? This Chamblee newcomer is a great place to start. Indian favorites such as rich, creamy spinach and paneer cheese share the menu with garlic chili morich, a spicy, stewed Bangladeshi dish made with finely chopped green chilies, chopped tomato, garlic, and spices.

Published on 16 January 2018 | 10:05 pm

8 products that’ll help you get a better night’s sleep

Often, a good night’s sleep requires engineering your environment for maximum relaxation. From soothing aromatherapy to relaxing teas, here are eight goodies to help ease you into the Land of Nod.

Published on 16 January 2018 | 8:30 pm

K-BBQ Factory brings more exceptional Korean barbecue to Duluth

K-BBQ Factory, the latest restaurant from the owners of 678 and 770, continues to prove that Atlanta's Korean barbecue scene just might rival that of Los Angeles or New York City.

Published on 16 January 2018 | 6:32 pm

The Walking Dead gets a new showrunner for season 9

Whatever your opinions on this season of The Walking Dead, the AMC zombie drama is still a juggernaut hit for the cable network, so this weekend's announcement that the show had been renewed for a ninth season was hardly a surprise. More interesting is the fact that Scott Gimple will be stepping down as showrunner, with writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang taking the helm.

Published on 15 January 2018 | 11:30 pm

Fresh on the Scene: Rose + Rye, Bar Americano, Deep End

Deep End serves up Tex-Mex flavors, Rose + Rye's turns Midtown's Castle into a restaurant, and Bar Americano offers a casual Italian-American atmosphere.

Published on 15 January 2018 | 10:15 pm

Coyote howls have you cowering? Don’t fear, says this Atlanta advocacy group

Coyotes have been documented in every county in Georgia. Last year, concerns prompted state officials to launch the Georgia Coyote Challenge, a program to trap or kill more of the animals. But the Atlanta Coyote Project believes the program is inhumane and counterproductive.

Published on 15 January 2018 | 8:12 pm

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?

Published on 12 January 2018 | 10:59 pm

New Realm Brewing Company is now open along the BeltLine Eastside Trail

Located next to TWO Urban Licks, New Realm's full-service restaurant is open to guests of all ages. Chef Julio Delgado, formerly of JP Atlanta, designed the menu, incorporating items that pair well with beer, from soups and sandwiches to burgers and pizza.

Published on 12 January 2018 | 9:45 pm

This bohemian bathroom is the perfect, cozy retreat

“Bathrooms are spaces with lots of hard surfaces,” says interior designer Breckyn Alexander. To warm up the tile and metal in this teenage girls’ bath, the Athens-based pro, who also owns a home furnishings boutique, incorporated design elements typically spotted in other areas of a house: salvaged doors, antique rugs, and conversation-piece lighting.

Published on 12 January 2018 | 6:59 pm

Irwin Street Market founder to open the Market at Center Park in March

Irwin Street Market and Jake’s Ice Creams founder Jake Rothschild is opening the Market at Center Park in East Point. It will feature 300 square feet of locally made goods, ranging from bread and pasta to chocolates and pies.

Published on 12 January 2018 | 5:37 pm

Atlantic Station is about to undergo a major expansion

With its own zip code and 2.5 million square feet of offices, homes, restaurants, and behemoth retail anchors, Atlantic Station might seem massive now, but it’s less than half built, with several huge holes remaining. Projects scheduled to break ground in 2018 are planned to add thousands of workers, hundreds of new residences and hotel rooms, and fundamental changes to how certain facets feel.

Published on 11 January 2018 | 10:55 pm

Will Atlanta restaurants soon serve insects? This scientist hopes so.

Eighty percent of the world’s countries already consume insects. They have nutritional benefit—toasted grasshoppers are rich in protein, fatty acids, and iron—and environmental benefits—it takes 2,000 times the amount of water to produce a pound of beef than it does for a pound of crickets.

Published on 11 January 2018 | 6:25 pm

South City Kitchen’s new Avalon location will serve daily breakfast

Part of the Alpharetta's Hotel at Avalon, the fourth location of South City Kitchen will have something none of the other outposts do: a daily breakfast offering.

Published on 11 January 2018 | 4:43 pm

You detox your body. Now detox your makeup bag.

Detoxing your makeup bag can be as therapeutic as a juice cleanse—and it’s probably easier to do—especially at clean beauty mecca Aillea, which recently opened in Buckhead.

Published on 10 January 2018 | 5:16 pm

10. Aria

The beauty of Gerry Klaskala’s food is that it’s fit for fine dining, but it’s not fussy.

Published on 10 January 2018 | 2:09 pm

Closet cleanse: Tips from a professional organizer on keeping your clothes arranged

If getting dressed each morning feels like a chore, it might be time to clean out your closet, says Shannon Loe, founder of the professional organizing company Live with Less. Here, she shares three tips for getting to a clear and clutter-free space.

Published on 9 January 2018 | 8:28 pm

How one Atlantan turned her homelessness into hope for others

When not working part-time at Pizza Hut, she would while away hours downtown at the library or the Five Points MARTA station, writing poetry or listening to a CD if she had batteries. It planted the seed for ChopArt, a nonprofit that Whitley, now 28, founded to help homeless children and teens find dignity, community, and opportunity through art.

Published on 9 January 2018 | 5:15 pm

Shaky Knees 2018 lineup is out: Listen to every artist

The Shaky Knees 2018 lineup has dropped, with Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and The National headlining. Want to hear the entire lineup? We've got the tracks here.

Published on 9 January 2018 | 12:15 am

The November Project might be the happiest free workout in town

To call this a typical, early-morning bootcamp would be a bit disingenuous. To call it a cult would be a bit overdramatic—but only a bit.

Published on 8 January 2018 | 9:16 pm

Octane Grant Park is now officially Revelator—and is launching a Korean pop-up

Since Revelator bought Octane last spring, the two coffee companies have been quietly working to merge their operations. The most obvious example of that change happens this month in Grant Park, where Octane will take the Revelator name and launch a new South Korean pop-up.

Published on 8 January 2018 | 8:00 pm

Making a smart home? The best upgrades are simple and won’t break the bank.

Where do you start in a world with everything from illuminated, vibrating toilets to Bluetooth-enabled showers? The best investments are simple and don’t break the bank. These first three steps total less than $600 and can bring returns in more than one way.

Published on 8 January 2018 | 5:22 pm

Hallelujah: FX’s Atlanta season 2 finally has a premiere date

Fans of Atlanta, Donald Glover's television ode to the city, have been waiting for more than a year for second season of the Emmy-award winning show. But today, FX finally announced a spring premiere date for season 2.

Published on 6 January 2018 | 12:18 am

In a new podcast, the Up and Vanished creators and HowStuffWorks tackle the Atlanta Child Murders

Local filmmaker Payne Lindsey and producer Donald Albright, the duo behind breakout podcast Up and Vanished, have teamed up with Atlanta-based podcast company HowStuffWorks to present Atlanta Monster, a 10-episode podcast series about the Atlanta Child Murders.

Published on 5 January 2018 | 11:43 pm

Andrew Young’s eulogy for John Portman

"He wanted a world where people could be true to themselves and where the clashes of colors were forced upon you and you had to appreciate everything and everybody, different though they may be. Everything he had and everything he did had some powerful social meaning and purpose."

Published on 5 January 2018 | 10:40 pm

Atlanta: Here’s how to celebrate UGA in the College Football Championship if you can’t go to the game

Thousands for tickets? Yeah, let's not. Cheer for your Georgia Bulldogs and still get the full Atlanta experience at local bars, tailgates, watch parties, and official events as the Dawgs take a shot at the national title for the first time in 38 years against Alabama Crimson Tide.

Published on 5 January 2018 | 10:22 pm

House Envy: Soak up history in this stately Neel Reid home in Druid Hills

It was on nightly walk around their Druid Hills neighborhood in 2003 when David and Michele Wilson noticed a ‘for sale’ sign at 850 Oakdale Road. They had long admired the stately home, which was designed by revered Atlanta architect Neel Reid and built in 1915.

Published on 5 January 2018 | 5:00 pm

The art of the thank you note

There are two reasons people don’t send out thank you notes: lack of time and no stationery. But don’t minimize the importance of the handwritten card, says Atlanta stationery artist Kelli Hall. Here are three bits of advice for carrying on this tradition.

Published on 5 January 2018 | 4:49 pm

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.

Published on 4 January 2018 | 11:48 pm

4 popular Atlanta workouts to start your new year

Free fitness groups, calorie-crushing classes, and high-intensity yoga to burn off those December desserts.

Published on 3 January 2018 | 3:45 pm

This Buckhead church building was converted into a bright family home

The site was once owned by Joseph Mitchell, the last living heir to Gone With the Wind scribe Margaret Mitchell. Upon his death, he donated it to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. The church spent two years scrapping the existing house and building a residential-style events space for its prelate archbishop. However, a front-page story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about plans for the $2.2 million residence helped touch off sharp criticism from parishioners.

Published on 2 January 2018 | 9:36 pm

Atlanta’s first cookie dough counter, Batter, lands at Ponce City Market

Batter Cookie Dough Counter opened in Ponce City Market in November. Eating a bowl of cookie dough sounds like a childhood dream, but be warned, it is rich.

Published on 31 December 2017 | 3:48 pm

This designer’s Vickery home is layered with festive and sultry details

Jennifer Schoenberger loves the charming village of Vickery in Cumming, where she and her family have lived since 2003. Their bucolic farmhouse-style home on an acre of woods even has a parterre garden. But alongside the sweet setting, this Michigan-raised girl makes sure the interior design casts an edgy vibe, too.

Published on 24 December 2017 | 6:16 pm

14 things to do on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta

What are you doing New Year's Eve? Here's a roundup of Atlanta events, including parties, concerts, family-friendly fun, and more.

Published on 22 December 2017 | 4:04 pm

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