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Mark Ruffalo honors Atlanta environmental activists as superheroes

Actor Mark Ruffalo is making the most out of his time in metro Atlanta, both on and off movie sets. In front of an intimate audience at the Plaza Theatre, Ruffalo launched #ATL100, a multi-week media campaign to bring awareness to the city’s recent commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

Published on 21 September 2017 | 12:38 am

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 20-26

Check out cool chalk art at the Sandy Springs Festival, score treasures at the Hipster Yard Sale, and more.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 5:06 pm

This was Atlanta’s Empire Building circa 1900

Thought to be named after the insurance firm that bankrolled its construction, the Empire was a risky work environment.

Published on 20 September 2017 | 4:56 pm

Steve Palmer’s Sukoshi will be the first tenant at new food hall Main & Main

Steve Palmer of Indigo Road Restaurants is consulting on a new food hall called Main & Main, opening on the corner of Peachtree and 14th streets in the summer of 2019. His first concept will be a fast-casual stall called Sukoshi.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:28 pm

What we learned from Gucci Mane’s new autobiography

In The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, published this month, the 37-year-old Atlanta trap rap crossover act revisits his rise to rap stardom; his struggle with a codeine cocktail called “lean;” and becoming a mentor to Future and Migos.

Published on 19 September 2017 | 2:29 pm

The Christiane Chronicles: Can we please use our inside voices at restaurants?

Quiet dining rooms are pretty much out of vogue. How many times have you crossed the threshold of a restaurant only to be assaulted by a racket resembling that of a colony of monkeys at the zoo?

Published on 18 September 2017 | 11:22 pm

Michael W. Twitty: “I want Southern food to be the basis of a new discussion on shared Southern identity.”

Inspired in part by Roots author Alex Haley, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes a hard look at his own ancestry—both black and white—in his new book, The Cooking Gene.

Published on 18 September 2017 | 4:42 pm

Donald Glover makes history at the Emmys

When Donald Glover stepped up to the podium to accept the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at last night's 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, he thanked the Television Academy first. Then he thanked his parents. Then he thanked the City of Atlanta.

Published on 18 September 2017 | 4:17 pm

Coyote Peterson wants to teach you about animals you’ve never heard of

Like Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin, and Jack Hanna before him, Coyote Peterson will do just about whatever it takes to teach his millions of YouTube followers—nicknamed the "Coyote Pack"—all about the animal kingdom.

Published on 16 September 2017 | 12:48 am

Hurricane Irma “set the record” for Waffle House closings

The next time you want a reliable gauge of how well your area will fare during a natural disaster, look no further than your local Waffle House.

Published on 15 September 2017 | 7:08 pm

Who will be Atlanta’s next mayor? It’s starting to become more clear.

With just eight weeks until Atlantans head to the polls on November 7 to vote for their next mayor, a race that has for months been amorphous and without form finally looks to have come into focus—giving us a good idea of who could face off in the inevitable December 5 runoff.

Published on 15 September 2017 | 4:36 pm

Your guide to fall fashion 2017

More is more this fall with over-the-top textures, throwback silhouettes, and bold prints. Featuring looks from Stuart Weitzman, Abbey Glass, Tory Burch, Sid Mashburn, and more.

Published on 15 September 2017 | 4:06 pm

Experience the beauty of fall in the mountains in Franklin, North Carolina

Autumn is, arguably, the most beautiful time of year, and few towns do the season justice like Franklin.

Published on 15 September 2017 | 10:05 am

These gem-inspired colors are what you need in your fall wardrobe

Sumptuous velvets, silks, and chiffons in gem-inspired colors from striking amethyst to glittering black diamond rocked the fall runways.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 11:27 pm

Commentary: Why have there been so few female lead chefs in Atlanta?

Ever since I arrived in Atlanta nine months ago, I've been wondering: Where are the female chefs? Long have professional kitchens employed women as pastry chefs, but there are still relatively few female headliners, here and elsewhere.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 9:55 pm

6 questions with Big Chicken author Maryn McKenna

"The big question for chicken—and for any meat that goes antibiotic-free—is a question that faces all of food production: Is better, safer food going to be something that only well-off people can afford? That hangs over all of these transformations of food systems," Maryn McKenna says.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 7:35 pm

How Atlanta organizations are helping hurricane victims—and how you can, too

Now that the storms have passed, it's time to look at how to help those impacted most by the destruction of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 5:50 pm

Exclusive: Sid and Ann Mashburn expand with a new concept shop

It’s no secret Atlanta’s darling design duo Sid and Ann Mashburn have plans to run the world’s go-to lifestyle brand. And this October, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Sid’s eponymous menswear store, they’re diving in with their first concept shop alongside their flagships at Westside Provisions District.

Published on 14 September 2017 | 1:53 pm

Here’s the menu for Bar Americano, a new Italian restaurant from the Mercury/Pinewood team

The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano.

Published on 13 September 2017 | 10:30 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 13-19

Bruno Mars plays Music Midtown, a Star Wars symphony, and the mayoral candidates talk transportation.

Published on 13 September 2017 | 5:13 pm

Waiting on Martha gets its first permanent storefront in Vinings Jubilee

The wait is over. Mandy Rye—the multi-tasking lifestyle guru behind the popular blog and online shop Waiting on Martha, which launched in 2011 with a nod to Ms. Stewart—has opened her first permanent brick-and-mortar in Vinings Jubilee.

Published on 12 September 2017 | 7:09 pm

How Richland Rum helped revitalize a small Georgia town

In 2007 fate came knocking at the door of Dutch-born rum connoisseur Erik Vonk in a most unassuming form: a gray-haired man in a pickup truck.

Published on 12 September 2017 | 2:30 pm

Hurricane Irma evacuees, Atlanta welcomes you with discounts and free deals

As Hurricane Irma—one of the most powerful in history—barrels its way toward the Sunshine State, hundreds of thousands of Floridians are evacuating north, along with coastal Georgians and South Carolinans. Atlanta is putting on its best show of Southern hospitality with these discounts and deals:

Published on 8 September 2017 | 10:10 pm

Celebrating the legacy of interior design visionary Kimberly Ward

Some people have a knack for always seeing the bright side of everything. Kimberly Elaine Ward was one of them. Where others saw limitations, she concentrated on possibilities.

Published on 8 September 2017 | 8:14 pm

How do you train in Atlanta for a high-altitude race? I tried an elevation mask.

Athletes of all calibers have been doing altitude training for years, sometimes to prepare for high-elevation events but often just because they think it will lead to stronger endurance, better breathing technique, more efficient oxygen storage, and faster recovery. Here's what happened when I tried it before the Spartan Beast in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Published on 8 September 2017 | 4:34 pm

The early word on A Mano and Greens & Gravy

Stuff yourself at Darius Williams' "soul bistro" right off the BeltLine and get a taste of handmade, Italian pasta in Old Fourth Ward.

Published on 8 September 2017 | 12:00 pm

What we saw at Dragon Con 2017

This year's Dragon Con brought a whopping 80,000 people to downtown Atlanta, and as usual, the costumes were impressive, the skybridges were jam-packed, and the Peachtree Center food court was chaotic. Here are some of the trends we noticed this year.

Published on 7 September 2017 | 8:45 pm

Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2017

With Dragon Con 2017 behind us, it’s time to look back the wonderfully creative, masterfully sewed, and outright hilarious cosplay. Among this year's costumes: Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman, Luke Cage, Star Wars, Doctor Strange, the Legend of Zelda, and more.

Published on 7 September 2017 | 8:45 pm

“Yoo” might want to live at this new luxury high-rise in Midtown

Stylish, whimsical features at YOO on the Park include a six-story living wall on the 13th Street facade, Marcel Wanders–designed papier-mâché chandeliers, and a giant chess set on the amenity deck.

Published on 7 September 2017 | 3:30 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 6-12

Beer at Oktoberfest, more beer at the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival, and light up the night at the BeltLine Lantern Parade

Published on 6 September 2017 | 8:03 pm

The adorable costumed kids of Dragon Con 2017

After Saturday's annual Dragon Con parade, we talked with some of the convention's youngest costumed heroes, villains, and sidekicks.

Published on 6 September 2017 | 6:15 pm

Can a public art festival change the way residents and developers see Buford Highway?

In 2016 Monica Campana, the cofounder and executive director of Atlanta street art festival Living Walls, and Marian Liou, the founder of We Love BuHi, a social media love letter to Buford Highway, met while applying for fellowships at downtown’s Center for Civic Innovation. Soon after, they decided to partner and bring Living Walls to Buford Highway.

Published on 6 September 2017 | 3:10 pm

Plan a trip to Reynolda House for a once-in-a-lifetime art experience

Considered the Mother of American Modernism, Georgia O'Keeffe's art and artifacts are on display in Winston-Salem for the only Southern stop of the tour.

Published on 6 September 2017 | 5:21 am

Turn your bath into a spa with these 14 seaworthy indulgences

Luxurious decor and bath products from Kohler, Anthropologie, Ona Atlanta, Waterworks, and more

Published on 5 September 2017 | 11:11 pm

Steven Satterfield, Anne Quatrano, Kevin Gillespie, and more will promote sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative Summit

Chefs, farmers, and purveyors from around the country are teaming up to promote food sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative 8th Annual Summit this weekend in Atlanta. Miller Union owner and chef Steven Satterfield is this year’s host committee leader, working with notable ATL chefs like Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, and Kevin Gillespie.

Published on 5 September 2017 | 9:39 pm

You need to eat at the Jusgo Supermarket food court in Duluth

It's been a while since something got me as excited as I was during my visit to Jusgo Supermarket, which took over a former Babies "R" Us in Duluth. The food court has several types of Chinese cuisine that are rare finds in Atlanta.

Published on 5 September 2017 | 7:39 pm

MARTA board chairman: Keith Parker “transformed” transit agency

Keith Parker, the MARTA general manager and CEO who helped pull the transit agency from the brink of insolvency and expand it outside Fulton and DeKalb counties for the first time since its creation, announced this morning that he was leaving the job to lead Goodwill Industries of North Georgia.

Published on 5 September 2017 | 5:11 pm

Steam therapy: the positive impact it has on overall health and wellness

It's a point that is hard to debate: a healthy lifestyle and steam therapy go hand in hand.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 8:00 pm

Zero forks given: These Atlanta dishes are meant to be eaten with your hands

Lose the forks—use your hands for these Atlanta meals, including the Kamayan Feast at Upper Room, Tibs at Desta, and the Shack-tastic Platter at Crawfish Shack.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 6:00 pm

Top 5 reasons to sail the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises

You'll find coolly sophisticated, warmly inviting spaces on seven ships sailing from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and San Juan.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 5:00 pm

Editor’s Note: 101 issues later, Atlanta magazine welcomes a new editor-in-chief

The September issue marks my final issue as editor-in-chief of Atlanta magazine. Betsy Riley, who’s been with the magazine for 15 years, most recently as editor of our quarterly HOME magazine, will be taking over for me, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 2:02 pm

Room Envy: A garage door-enclosed backyard retreat

As a custom builder, Michael Ladisic’s job is to make clients happy, but he’s free to experiment with his own Peachtree Park home.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 12:00 pm

The Christiane Chronicles: Here’s how you ruin ribs

Contrary to popular opinion, the meat should not be falling off the bone. On the other hand, I should not have had to forcefully wrench the meat away with my teeth.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 12:00 pm

Six reasons why Jackson County, NC should be your next getaway

From the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the oldest mountain in the world, here are adventures you can only experience in this haven of unspoiled natural beauty.

Published on 1 September 2017 | 5:00 am

Home for Dinner: Victoria Camblin, editor and artistic director of Art Papers

Stacks of paper—handwritten notes, last Sunday’s New York Times—cover Victoria Camblin’s midcentury modern dining table. “I have so much to do I can’t possibly go out to a restaurant, but somehow taking time for a dinner at home is excusable if done under the specter of productivity,” says 33-year-old Camblin, who is the editor and artistic director of Art Papers.

Published on 31 August 2017 | 9:17 pm

It matters what our presidents eat

Adrian Miller wants to pay homage to the largely African American cooks who have fed United States presidents with his new book, The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.

Published on 31 August 2017 | 7:37 pm

People watching at Dragon Con? Grab a Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s

Atlanta is home to one of just two Trader Vic’s left in the country (there used to be 26), and this location has shaken up more than 45,000 Mai Tais since opening in 1976. Sip among cosplay witches and superheroes; the bar is a major Dragon Con hangout.

Published on 31 August 2017 | 3:24 pm

Atlanta breweries can finally sell beer directly to customers. Here’s how they’re celebrating.

Many Atlanta-area breweries are celebrating this weekend, with a few parties starting as soon as the law goes into effect at midnight on September 1. If you want to raise a glass, here's where to go.

Published on 30 August 2017 | 10:39 pm

Ford Fry will soon have a food truck at the Battery at SunTrust Park

When the second location of the El Felix opens this October at the Battery at SunTrust Park (the first opened at Avalon in 2015), it will have something Ford Fry has never done before—a built-in, stationary taco truck.

Published on 30 August 2017 | 6:41 pm

Fall Design Week at a glance

Fall Design Week will offer five days of shopping, hundreds of showrooms and lines, networking opportunities, panel discussions, and expert tips to help take your business to the next level.

Published on 30 August 2017 | 5:49 pm

The Thiokol factory explosion is a largely forgotten tragedy. Survivors want to change that.

Jannie Everette stood up from her desk in Camden County High School and felt the earth shake. Miles away, a fire at the Thiokol munitions factory just outside of Woodbine triggered a chain reaction of blazes, culminating with an explosion that filled the sky with flames. In those first terrifying moments on February 3, 1971, Jannie had no idea if her mother, who worked at Thiokol, was alive or dead.

Published on 30 August 2017 | 3:30 pm

Consumers want antibiotic-free chicken. Can companies and farmers afford it?

Antibiotics don’t just fight infections; they also fatten chickens. In an excerpt from her new book, Big Chicken, Atlanta journalist Maryn McKenna explores how consumer demand is forcing huge companies, such as Perdue and Chick-fil-A, to go antibiotic-free.

Published on 29 August 2017 | 10:56 pm

Tuk Tuk owner to open an upscale Thai spot, Chai Yo, next to Himitsu

This fall Thai restaurant Chai Yo, from the family behind Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Nan Fine Dining, will take over the former J. Christopher’s space near Himitsu.

Published on 29 August 2017 | 9:09 pm

A suspected robber shot a man outside JCT Kitchen—Updated

One man is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after he was shot outside JCT Kitchen, Ford Fry's popular restaurant and bar in the Westside Provisions District just before 9 p.m. last night.

Published on 29 August 2017 | 4:18 pm

Vacation with peace of mind

With a Hive smart home plan, you can jet to Washington, D.C. for a week or hit the beaches of Charleston for a long weekend—all without worrying about what’s going on at home.

Published on 29 August 2017 | 2:46 pm

Georgia Capitol’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled on 54th anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

"This day was no accident," said Bernice King. "[The dedication] had to happen at this day, at this time, with everything that's happening in this nation because once again Martin Luther King Jr. is providing a sense of direction as we deal with the current controversial climate."

Published on 28 August 2017 | 10:19 pm

House Envy: Live on the lake in this Nantucket-inspired beauty in Milton

When Scott Mall and his then wife noticed that the house at 1965 Drummond Pond Road in Milton was for sale, they jumped on it immediately. This Nantucket-style house had everything they wanted, including a large lakefront lot.

Published on 28 August 2017 | 9:55 pm

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

Bruno Mars, Future, Mumford & Sons, and Blink-182 at Music Midtown, Dragon Con, and the Decatur Book Festival.

Published on 28 August 2017 | 7:41 pm

What’s next for Hugh Acheson?

We talk to the James Beard award-winning chef about his new restaurant at the Battery, Achie's, his sketchbook doodles, and whether or not he'll return to television.

Published on 25 August 2017 | 9:20 pm

13 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Cosplay all day at Dragon Con, college football at Mercedes-Benz, and the largest independent book festival in the country

Published on 25 August 2017 | 8:13 pm

Drink This: El Floridita #2 at 8Arm

The cold and refreshing El Floridita #2 is concocted with rum, vermouth, cacao, lime juice, and grenadine, the daiquiri almost has a cherry flavor. Faulkner thinks he first found the recipe in the Ernest Hemingway cocktail compendium To Have and Have Another—but under another name.

Published on 25 August 2017 | 2:31 pm

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Valor, Uncle Drew, plus the Marvel film that got away

Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, new CW drama Valor, and Pepsi-produced Uncle Drew are all filming in Atlanta now. Plus, what happened to Captain Marvel?

Published on 24 August 2017 | 8:56 pm

How I learned to build a vibrator at MODA

It’s a warm Friday evening in August, and I’m sitting inside the beautiful Museum of Design Atlanta, listening to Atlanta native and Georgia Tech grad Ti Chang teach a sold-out workshop on how to build your own vibrator.

Published on 24 August 2017 | 7:26 pm

Dr. Donald Hopkins helped wipe smallpox from the planet. He won’t rest until he’s done the same for Guinea worm disease.

As special advisor for Guinea worm eradication at the Atlanta-based Carter Center, Hopkins insists the end is close and says he won’t retire until Guinea worm is completely wiped from the planet. “There’s no way I can stop,” he says. “I've got the tiger by the tail and I can’t let go.”

Published on 23 August 2017 | 10:43 pm

Bon Ton’s Instagram account is wonderfully weird

Bon Ton’s Instagram feed features a stream of mock arthouse video spoofs. “Posting pictures of plates of food or a Bloody Mary just wasn't going to cut it for us.”

Published on 23 August 2017 | 8:33 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 23-29

Ed Sheeran plays in Duluth, a dog-friendly brewery event, and Grant Park's annual festival.

Published on 23 August 2017 | 5:43 pm

Guo Pei’s extravagant gowns land at SCAD FASH

Little known outside of China before Rihanna wore her yellow dress to the 2015 Met Gala, Guo Pei had been firmly established in China for nearly 20 years, designing elaborate creations for Asian royalty and celebrities. Now, Guo is finally getting her due in the West.

Published on 22 August 2017 | 7:15 pm

Coming soon: Buckhead’s healthy Sama cafe will have its own meditation studio

The 2,700-square-foot space will include a meditation studio; a shop selling nontoxic home and body products; and a bar offering cold-pressed juices, teas, and coffees.

Published on 22 August 2017 | 3:59 pm

My Style: St. Beauty’s Alex Belle and Isis Valentino

Atlanta natives Alex Belle and Isis Valentino met in 2012 while working at Poor Little Rich Girl, a now-closed vintage clothing shop in College Park. After discovering a shared taste for 1970s soul music, they formed their neo-soul and R&B duo, St. Beauty. They plan to release a full-length album later this year.

Published on 21 August 2017 | 9:16 pm

A quick primer on African food in Atlanta

Want to try more African dishes but not sure where to start? Here's a quick guide on where to eat African food in Atlanta.

Published on 21 August 2017 | 5:00 pm

What I missed most when I moved from India to Atlanta? The steady stream of visitors to my home.

Cocooned in my Atlanta house, I felt safe, but not at home. It was just too quiet. I missed the mayhem. I missed, too, the unplanned, spontaneous comings and goings of neighbors. Everything in America seemed efficiently structured and excessively orchestrated, from children’s playdates to a cable technician’s visit.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 7:01 pm

Looking for brunch downtown? Atlanta Breakfast Club is a reliable choice

Atlanta Breakfast Club is a cozy brunch pit-stop near Atlanta's downtown tourist attractions, where the most popular item by far is the chicken and waffles.

Published on 18 August 2017 | 5:09 pm

The story of the Chattahoochee is the story of Atlanta. What is the river’s next chapter?

Today’s river is much better shape than it was in the 1970s. That feeds my optimism, but it’s the next part that gets me excited. Another stretch of the river is under restoration. If our own generation is as successful as the River Rats were 40 years ago, the green ribbon that cuts across the entire metro area will truly be a gift for all Atlantans.

Published on 17 August 2017 | 9:29 pm

Wild Heaven Beer launches a coconut IPA to honor Atlanta brewer Dan Rosen

On June 6, Atlanta's craft beer community mourned the loss of one of their own when Dan Rosen, the cofounder of Mazurt Brewing Company, died in an apparent hit-and-run incident on Briarcliff Road. Not long after Rosen's death, Mazurt cofounder Hamp Covington and brewers from Wild Heaven, Max Lager's, and Tampa-based Cigar City began planning a special beer to pay tribute to their friend.

Published on 17 August 2017 | 4:33 pm

The old Atlanta Constitution building could finally get its long-awaited rebirth

The former home of the Atlanta Constitution could get a much-needed renovation and become part of an office and residential redevelopment, according to a proposal Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, is negotiating with developers.

Published on 17 August 2017 | 3:42 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 16-22

Scott Adsit plays Dad's Garage, Piedmont Park hosts a giant arts festival, and there's this little eclipse you might have heard about.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 8:51 pm

This East Cobb house is pretty in plum

When it was time to select furnishings, Melanie Turner had an inspiration: Let’s use the color plum as a motif throughout the house, as a playful reference to the homeowners’ last name, Plumb. Shades of plum appear in window treatments, pillows, and upholstery.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 5:24 pm

Days away from opening, here’s what Mercedes-Benz Stadium looks like now

Eleven days from the Atlanta Falcons' pre-season opener, the team hosted an open house on Tuesday for the media at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Crews are still working to ready the stadium for its debut, but the turf is in, the lines are painted, and the restaurants are firing up their grills.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

A rosé picnic is coming to Historic Fourth Ward Park…in October?

Atlantan Cleveland Spears III wants to make rosé season last a little bit longer with La Fête du Rosé, a rosé picnic coming to Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Published on 16 August 2017 | 12:06 am

Yes, you can enjoy red wine in the summer heat

Rosé gets all the love this time of year, as our city is baking like a pan of lasagna, but you don’t have to give up red wine when it’s hot out. Here are five easy-drinking “summer reds” to try.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 6:11 pm

American Cathedral: The story behind Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will mark a rite of passage not just for the Falcons or Blank, but for Atlanta itself. NFL stadiums—new NFL stadiums, that is, with gleaming features and staggering budgets—have become the sine qua non for the cities that claim a franchise. Want to host a Super Bowl? Build a new stadium. Want to ensure your home team doesn’t decamp to another city? Build a new stadium.

Published on 15 August 2017 | 3:59 pm

At Morningside Elementary, the triathlon team is the next big hit

Aly Nussear, a Morningside physical education teacher, started the triathlon team last year and by spring had 57 kids competing in the swim, bike, run competition.

Published on 11 August 2017 | 8:19 pm

Jamal’s Buffalo Wings reopening in a new, larger location

At the end of last February, Jamal's Buffalo Wings quietly closed after a 23-year run. Now, Jamal Watkins hopes to open a new, full-service version of his wing restaurant in time for the opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Published on 11 August 2017 | 3:18 pm

House Envy: This Chattahoochee Hills estate comes with a lake, horse barn, and riding arena

The European-style home near Serenbe invites owners to embrace their natural surroundings.

Published on 10 August 2017 | 9:35 pm

Handcrafted America’s third season showcases Georgia artisans

Jill Wagner travels the country to find the nation's most skilled makers of everything from stained glass and guitars to brooms.

Published on 10 August 2017 | 8:10 pm

Where to eat Thanksgiving turkey dinner…in August

I don't believe in waiting for Thanksgiving to eat roast turkey when plenty of places around Atlanta serve it year-round. You can even get a whole turkey dinner with all the trimmings (pumpkin pie included) on a random Tuesday if you're feeling festive, which is a reason to give thanks even if it is still pool weather.

Published on 9 August 2017 | 8:57 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 9–14

An Indigo Girl goes solo, Harry Potter fans can get a unique cocktail, and Tig Notaro plays the Tabernacle

Published on 9 August 2017 | 6:26 pm

Local spotlight: Cactus + Bones woven wall hangings

Kayleigh Denner and Hanna Mazza have been weaving for a long time from their Little Five Points living room—interlacing yarn over looms they make out of repurposed picture frames.

Published on 9 August 2017 | 2:04 pm

Castellucci Hospitality Group reveals its new Krog Street Market stall, Recess

Castellucci Hospitality Group, the team behind the Iberian Pig, Double Zero, and Cooks & Soldiers, is opening a food stall called Recess at Krog Street Market in late fall.

Published on 8 August 2017 | 9:51 pm

Test Drive: Killing it on the dance floor with Atlanta’s Vixen Workout

Carefree, crop-topped, posing with her squad like she was ready to slay all day—every time Atlanta dance instructor Mikayla McGee popped up on my feed, I was struck with a serious case of Instagram Envy. Or FOMO. Surely her dance fitness class couldn’t be as cool and fun as it looked in the pictures, right?

Published on 8 August 2017 | 5:58 pm

Miss Gogi puts its own spin on Korean barbecue

The restaurant differs from its competition with its cooking surface. Jade-covered metal griddles are installed at an angle, making it easier for the fat to drain off as it's rendered from the heat.

Published on 7 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Get shopping—on Jon Bailey’s Instagram feed

See something you like on Bailey’s feed? Send him a direct message, Venmo your payment, and—voila—set up an appointment to retrieve the items at Bailey’s Chamblee warehouse.

Published on 7 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Elements of style: 12 decorations that bring out your artistic side

Add a fresh coat of painter's dazzle with these artistic decorations.

Published on 7 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Fresh on the Scene: Upbeet, Monsoon Masala Kitchen and Sweets, The Canteen

The Westside has a new health-focused, fast-casual restaurant, Buford Highway gets a Bangladeshi newcomer, and you have to try Midtown's new micro food hall, The Canteen

Published on 4 August 2017 | 3:15 pm

Build an expressive art collection with decorator Stan Topol’s 7 tips

From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.

Published on 4 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Monday Night Brewing has a brand-new look (and two new beers)

With its new brewery, the Garage, expected to open in late September, Monday Night Brewing has given itself a complete makeover, switching from bottling to canning for most of its beers, redesigning the packaging, introducing two new brews, and retiring two old favorites.

Published on 3 August 2017 | 5:11 pm

A map of all the places Baby Driver filmed in Atlanta

Where was the First Bank of Atlanta? Bo's Diner? Baby's apartment? Find out.

Published on 3 August 2017 | 4:36 pm

Solar eclipse 101: What to know about watching in Georgia

On August 21, for the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States, sweeping southeast from Oregon to South Carolina. Here, your eclipse watching 101.

Published on 3 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

For Gainesville artist Angela Blehm, her home is her canvas

Angela Blehm spent her childhood painting. So it’s no surprise that her adult life is full of beauty and imagination. The artist and her family live on a gently sloping lot overlooking Lake Lanier, but the tranquil setting belies the dramatic palette indoors.

Published on 3 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Why so many Atlanta Braves rain delays? Science could explain.

Atlanta Braves home games have faced plenty of rain delays since the move to Cobb County. Why? A recent University of North Carolina and University of Georgia study about rainfall patterns around Atlanta could hold a clue.

Published on 3 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

How Golda Kombucha owner Melanie Wade turned “grandma’s weird mushroom tea” into a business

This fall, Wade will open Georgia’s first kombucha brewery and taproom—the third in the Southeast—moving production of Golda Kombucha from Tucker to a 6,000-square-foot space near the BeltLine Westside Trail.

Published on 2 August 2017 | 7:18 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 2–8

The 5th annual Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby takes over Historic Fourth Ward Park this weekend, and Cabaret opens at Serenbe Playhouse.

Published on 2 August 2017 | 4:43 pm

A first look at Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s art collection

Mercedes-Benz Stadium teamed up with SCAD to curate its art collection, which features more than 180 works from 54 artists.

Published on 2 August 2017 | 2:32 pm

Editor’s Note: As Atlanta evolves, so does the Chattahoochee River

In a sense the river is a microcosm of Atlanta itself—a place that is constantly being redefined and reimagined to suit our evolving (and sometimes fickle) agendas. But no resource is as indispensable or as fundamental to who we are as the Chattahoochee.

Published on 2 August 2017 | 3:55 am

House Envy: This classic Craftsman in Buckhead’s Peachtree Heights East overlooks the Duck Pond

With its five bedrooms and fenced backyard, this renovated 1920s beauty is the perfect family home.

Published on 1 August 2017 | 8:30 pm

Jump Around: Torch calories with these Atlanta trampoline workouts

Think trampolines are for kids? These three studios have turned your favorite childhood activity into a calorie-torching cardio workout.

Published on 1 August 2017 | 6:21 pm

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

Akashic Books's Atlanta Noir, Leslie Odom Jr. at Variety Playhouse—you don't want to miss these events this month

Published on 1 August 2017 | 12:00 pm

Driverless cars are coming to Atlanta. Are we ready?

The civic transformation ushered in by driverless cars could revolutionize the way Atlanta’s buildings and roads are designed, as well as upend how people move around a car-centric metro region. Eventually it might even do away with car ownership altogether.

Published on 31 July 2017 | 7:00 pm

This Atlanta Instagrammer visits all the trendy restaurants—and posts his dirty plates

Rather than perfectly plated summer vegetables or a glistening, goopy cheeseburger photographed in natural light, Rick Venutolo's Instagram account has only photos of the plates he's picked clean from restaurants across the metro area.

Published on 31 July 2017 | 4:40 pm

How to enjoy a perfect, peaceful picnic

Nothing says Atlanta like an outdoor picnic. Back in the day, concertgoers pulled out silver candelabras at Chastain Park. Now we prefer a more relaxed but no less stylish vibe. For advice on pulling this off, we asked home decor shop owners Steve and Jill McKenzie to show us how they entertain outdoors in their neighborhood park.

Published on 31 July 2017 | 3:04 pm

Arches Brewing’s United in Red beer makes debut at Holeman & Finch

Before Saturday's match against Orlando, fans who come to Holeman & Finch decked out in their best Atlanta United gear will get a free pour of a brand new sports-themed beer from Hapeville's Arches Brewing.

Published on 28 July 2017 | 9:36 pm

It’s worth waking up early for these Atlanta farmers market finds

Wild-caught Georgia shrimp, fresh arugula, and decadent tarts—here are six local finds worth making the morning trip to the farmers market.

Published on 28 July 2017 | 6:40 pm

The owner of South Main Kitchen is opening three new restaurants

Restaurateur Louis Soon (South Main Kitchen, Butcher & Brew) is working to expand Alpharetta’s culinary options.

Published on 28 July 2017 | 3:39 pm

Atlanta Falcons host a bicycle build day at the East Lake YMCA

On Monday, Atlanta Falcons General Manager Thomas Dimitroff shared his passion for bicycling with 25 kids and teenagers, giving them an opportunity to start their own cycling hobby.

Published on 27 July 2017 | 10:40 pm

A fluorescent Hosea Williams is the latest Atlanta mural from Fabian Williams

Visual artist Fabian Williams, who has been named one of Playboy’s 2017 “new creatives," completed his new mural on the parking deck at Studioplex today.

Published on 27 July 2017 | 5:58 pm

Jeb Aldrich will be the Hotel Clermont’s executive chef

Jeb Aldrich, formerly of Noble Fin, will be the executive chef of the hotel’s yet-to-be-named restaurant as well as its rooftop bar.

Published on 27 July 2017 | 3:38 pm

Whiskey Festival

Guests have the opportunity to sample from a wide array of top-shelf whiskeys, bourbons, and rum paired with fine foods, live music, and more.

Published on 27 July 2017 | 2:06 pm

Best Burger Battle

Atlanta's premier burger cook-off features two dozen of the best local burger joints, bourbon, blues, and brews that our city has to offer.

Published on 27 July 2017 | 1:59 pm

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Dynasty, plus every made-in-Georgia Comic-Con trailer

Avengers: Infinity War continues filming downtown, a Dynasty reboot comes to town, and Clint Eastwood's latest film, The 15:17 to Paris, is beginning to shoot in metro Atlanta.

Published on 26 July 2017 | 10:36 pm

Why some Atlanta restaurants are ditching OpenTable

While OpenTable may have created the online restaurant reservations market in July 1998, some Atlanta restaurant operators are pulling away, seeking the advantages of newer companies that have tweaked the model.

Published on 26 July 2017 | 9:14 pm

Add these indie food magazines to your reading list

At Katie Barringer’s high-brow Cover Books, you can pick up the latest copies of Drift, which is all about coffee culture, culinary travel zine Ambrosia, and avant-garde food journal the Gourmand.

Published on 26 July 2017 | 7:36 pm

Meet the new face of Banana Republic: Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan

At an event at Lenox Square, we chatted with Matt Ryan about his long history with Banana Republic, favorite Atlanta food spots, and how he bounced back from February’s Super Bowl heartbreaker.

Published on 26 July 2017 | 5:24 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 26-August 1

A yoga festival, a prohibition-era cocktail party, and the BB&T Atlanta Open closes with a celebration.

Published on 26 July 2017 | 2:34 pm

Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s roof to stay shut deep into Falcons season

The roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will remain shut deep into the Atlanta Falcons football season this fall, as engineers work to “mechanize” its opening and closing, AMB Group CEO Steve Cannon said today.

Published on 25 July 2017 | 8:02 pm

How do you make lemon pepper wet wings from FX’s Atlanta? This YouTuber will show you.

Andrew Rea, better known as Binging with Babish, has more than one million YouTube subscribers thanks to his viral cooking videos that demonstrate how to make foods from movies and TV shows. Today he tackled the lemon pepper wet wings from FX's Atlanta.

Published on 25 July 2017 | 7:32 pm

Chef Seni Alabi-Isama raised the culinary bar in Statesboro. Now, he’s bringing sous-vide barbecue.

Of the approximately 100 restaurants in Statesboro, some 70 percent are fast food chains. Seni Alabi-Isama craved thoughtful food made from high-quality ingredients that reflected his wide-ranging cultural influences.

Published on 25 July 2017 | 4:17 pm

Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring on touring with John McLaughlin and the legacy Col. Bruce Hampton left in Atlanta

We recently talked with Widespread Panic's lead guitarist about the loss of old friends, leading a new ensemble, and playing with his longtime idol, John McLaughlin.

Published on 24 July 2017 | 10:08 pm

Kula, a new conveyor belt sushi spot, just opened in Doraville

Conveyor belt sushi bars have come and gone in Atlanta, but Kula Revolving Sushi Bar in Doraville is the newest.

Published on 24 July 2017 | 4:57 pm

This gorgeous master bath came from classic inspiration

Don Easterling got ready to renovate the master bathroom of his 106-year-old home, there was really only one question: What would Neel Reid have done?

Published on 24 July 2017 | 2:08 pm

Mercedes-Benz Stadium shows off new concessions: What to grab and what to skip

You know about the big names (Fox Bros., Antico) and the $2 hot dogs. Here's a peek at some of the other concession offerings you can try at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when it opens in August.

Published on 21 July 2017 | 10:38 pm

Updated Philips Arena to feature offerings from Zac Brown, Killer Mike, Topgolf

For their 50th anniversary, the Atlanta Hawks aim to reimagine the fan experience with updated seating, food options, bars, suites, and more.

Published on 21 July 2017 | 2:01 pm

House Envy: Country music superstar Alan Jackson and wife Denise are selling their Lake Burton retreat

Situated on 1.2 wooded acres at the end of a private road, the Jacksons’ rustic yet refined abode features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen, a private screened porch with a fireplace, and a two-story boathouse.

Published on 21 July 2017 | 1:31 pm

What is it like to be a colorblind chef?

Chef Benjamin Meyer, of the Westside Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant, likes to theme his rotating chef’s specials by color—a yellow pepper bisque and a yellow watermelon salad, or a zucchini stuffed with green rice. The premise sounds a little gimmicky until you learn that for Meyer, these dishes represent a challenge. The chef is colorblind.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 6:59 pm

Get a glimpse of Shani James’s impressive 1,200-piece vintage couture collection

Stepping inside the wardrobe of professional stylist Shani James is like taking a curated tour through high fashion history. James first began collecting vintage clothing while traveling with her fiancé, singer CeeLo Green. Now, she has collected more than 1,200 vintage couture garments and accessories.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 2:11 pm

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 19-25

The Atlanta Comedy Arts Festival kicks off Thursday and the seventh-annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival hits Piedmont Park this weekend.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 9:49 pm

At Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, you can get a “Closed on Sunday” chicken sandwich with a half-pound of fries

Coming soon to Mercedes-Benz stadium, Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger promises to take sports concessions to the next level, serving cheesesteaks, pork French dip sandwiches, adult slushies, and a “Closed on Sunday” fried chicken sandwich to hungry soccer and football fans.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 8:21 pm

Venus Williams, Nick Kyrgios headed to Atlantic Station for the BB&T Atlanta Open

Nick Kyrgios and John Isner will be back this year, along with top U.S. men’s player Jack Sock. But they aren’t the biggest names on the bill. Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will play an exhibition match on July 23 against Canada’s number one player, Genie Bouchard.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 2:08 pm

Hooray! Killer Mike was awarded his own day

Not so long after Southern hip-hop legend Big Boi said "Killer Mike" Render should run for Atlanta Mayor, the homegrown rapper and activist received a proclamation from Atlanta City Council claiming July 17, 2017 in his honor.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 8:25 pm

Like Pinterest sprung to life: Welcome to Texas’s mammoth Round Top Antiques Week

Round Top is a remote cow town with a population of 90—except during the annual spring and fall markets, when as many as 150,000 visitors descend upon the village for one of the nation’s largest antique festivals—with an unparalleled selection of antiques to choose from.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 7:17 pm

After cars hit the building twice, Ammazza won’t reopen until next year

When the hood of a car plowed through the front wall of Ammazza in June, no one could have predicted that another car would crash into almost the exact same spot of the building nearly a month later.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 5:48 pm

Ready, set, pour! The first Waiters’ Race Atlanta raises money for the Giving Kitchen

A dozen waiters running through Shops Buckhead Atlanta with trays of champagne? It's a Bastille Day tradition—and a way to thank the more than 230,000 members of Atlanta's restaurant industry.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 3:28 pm

Got five minutes? Holler & Dash can have a biscuit ready for you

If you crave brunch fare on the regular, but don’t always have time for the whole wait-in-line, sip mimosa, wait-some-more production, you’re a likely target for the newest biscuit shop coming to the Westside.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 2:18 pm

What’s next for the homeless at Peachtree-Pine shelter?

Although Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter is scheduled to change hands at the end of August, it will remain open for at least another month until its residents have been placed in other facilities and housing programs. That’s the first message that Jack Hardin, co-chairman of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, wants people to know.

Published on 17 July 2017 | 11:14 pm

In this Buckhead home, the artwork is the true star

Sally Singletary loves interior design. But, for her, home furnishings will always be the supporting cast. The true stars are original artworks. “Some people want art to blend into the background, and others want their art to be a focal point. I definitely lean more toward the latter."

Published on 17 July 2017 | 3:47 pm

Hurry, go see this concept Mars rover while it’s at SunTrust Park

As a part of the Kennedy Space Center's Summer of Mars tour, a concept design for the Mars rover is on display at SunTrust Park this weekend.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 10:53 pm

10 things about Atlanta that Baby Driver got wrong

Don’t get me wrong, filmed-in-ATL Baby Driver deserves its glowing reviews and big box office. But why didn't Edgar Wright pay just a little more attention to the details about Atlanta?

Published on 14 July 2017 | 9:13 pm

Cool down this summer with watermelon pizza delivered to your door

Between pool parties and afternoons in Piedmont Park, everybody is looking for a way to cool off, and everyone knows watermelon makes the perfect summertime snack, no matter how you slice it.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 8:59 pm

Nate Berkus dishes on why he hates trends

While Nate Berkus was in town to speak at AmericasMart, we chatted with him about how you can develop your signature style.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 7:47 pm

There’s truth in advertising at Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway

The new Chinese restaurant delivers excellent Sichuan cuisine ITP—supple wontons in chili oil, a signature chicken dish that resembles chicharrones, and a crispy blue crab worth digging your chopsticks into.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 5:18 pm

Peachtree Hills Place will offer luxury homes for independent seniors

Peachtree Hills Place, right next to Peachtree Creek and will eventually connect to the Atlanta BeltLine, offers spacious units with upscale features like 10-foot ceilings, high-end appliances, and luxurious master baths. Subtle accommodations like lever door handles, shower grab bars, and wider doorways allow for aging in place.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 4:05 pm

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