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  • Evan Mah

    Deputy Food Editor

    Evan Mah joined Atlanta magazine full time in November 2013 after a successful internship in summer 2012. Chinese by heritage but Southern at heart, he grew up in the chicken-frying, biscuit-baking kitchens of his parents’ restaurants in Mississippi. In 2009 he moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University, where he majored in journalism and sociology and served as editor in chief of the campus newspaper, The Emory Wheel. A lover of Bordeaux, breadbaskets, and afternoon naps, he’s positive he’s going to set the world record for youngest person ever to have gout.

 

Sky high rents are not just an ITP thing

A 1,728-square-foot apartment in Alpharetta’s Avalon project just leased for $5,070

During a tour of Alpharetta’s mixed-used/mini-city/outdoor mall development Avalon on Tuesday, the property’s developer Mark Toro commented they had just inked a lease for a two-bedroom, 1,728-square-foot. apartment for $5,070 a month. For reference, that same rent will get you a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot apartment at the Atlantic Midtown in Atlantic Station, the intown version of Avalon that Toro’s company manages. And there’s nothing in that price range at the highly anticipated Flats at Ponce City Market, where rental rates top out at $3,425 for a three-bedroom. Read more...

Do we really want Justin Bieber to move back to the ATL?

Baby, baby, baby, oh?

After egging his neighbor’s house in Los Angeles, reportedly drag racing a Lamborghini while under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs, and illegally spray-painting a building in Rio, Justin Bieber may be moving to Buckhead. Read more...

New details on the Polaris, set to open in late March/early April

Hyatt hopes to resurrect a symbol of Atlanta

When word got out that downtown Atlanta’s Hyatt Regency was working to reopen the Polaris—the blue-dome saucer that was immediately a skyline hallmark when it opened in 1967—the city buzzed with excitement. Details on the redesign have been kept under wraps since, and so I was excited when I got to meet the designers at The Johnson Studio and see the space last week. Read more...

East studies West at Emory

Sherub Tenzin's unlikely journey from a Tibetan village to the university's neuroscience program

Sherub Tenzin slowly stepped out from beneath the large crag where he and his six friends were hiding. The bitter Himalayan winds pierced his sweater, which was lined with 1,000 rupees. Read more...