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Scenes from the Atlanta United MLS Cup victory parade

On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)
Roswell house envy

House Envy: Own a piece of Roswell history with this antebellum farmhouse

The antebellum home—which now sits on a half-acre lot—retains many of its original features. The two front rooms are drenched with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling triple-hung windows, which once provided access to the deep front porch. Most of the original, wide-plank heart pine floors are intact throughout the 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, which also boasts 4 fireplaces.

What Atlanta United fans had to say about their team bringing home the MLS Cup

The curse has been lifted. In just their second season, Atlanta United defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 to bring home the MLS Cup. Just before the victory parade began Monday morning, we stepped outside our downtown office to speak to United fans about what the championship means to them and to the city.
Queer Eye loft

4 things to know about that Queer Eye loft in Cabbagetown

When the beloved reality TV makeover show Queer Eye got a Netflix reboot based in Georgia, its hosts—the Fab Five—quickly became Atlanta’s darling local celebs. Their prominently featured loft at Cabbagetown’s historic Fulton Cotton Mill was a star in its own right. Executive producer Rob Eric gave us the scoop on their pad.

Emory Proton Therapy Center opens, bringing a new-age tool to the battle with cancer

When the Emory Proton Therapy Center opened its doors on Thursday, it was already a symbol of triumph over challenges. The center—which provides proton therapy to treat cancer and is especially beneficial for treating tumors of the lungs, back and spine, and head and neck—is the first and only facility of its kind in the state. There are 29 other such centers in the United States and another 23 under construction or in planning stages. With five treatment rooms, Emory’s center is among the largest.

The Year in Food: The most important things that happened in Atlanta’s restaurant scene in 2018

Looking beyond such fanfare as the opening of Tiny Lou’s and the rise of fast-casual everything, what else happened in the food world this year—and what does it say about Atlanta? We received a few snubs on the national stage, which might suggest that our dining scene is faltering. It could also be that we’re currently stewing on our most promising culinary ideas and talent.

Review: Estrella channels Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula from a BeltLine-adjacent rooftop

Part of what makes the Atlanta BeltLine so useful is that it encourages exploration of pockets of the city that were once overlooked. At Estrella, not only do you get to explore one of those pockets—you also get a taste of a region far more remote—Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.

Saltwood’s weekday salad bar is Midtown’s best-kept lunch secret

During its weekday lunch service, Saltwood Charcuterie and Bar at the Loews Atlanta Hotel has an amazing, all-you-can-eat salad bar with a ton of toppings to choose from and even unlimited housemade potato chips served on the side.

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Nakamura.ke Atlanta glow in the dark ramen pop-up

The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up is debuting in Atlanta

Atlanta will be the first city in the world to experience a glow-in-the-dark ramen restaurant before it heads out on a global tour. Nakamura.ke, an immersive pop-up dining experience from an international team of artists (including Atlanta’s own Zoo as Zoo and Dashboard), debuts on January 30 and runs on select dates through February 16.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Limited Partners, Watchmen, Stranger Things, plus unpacking the #BoycottGeorgia movement

Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, and Tiffany Haddish are in town for a new comedy, Limited Partners; Amblin Television and Once Upon a Time co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are remaking the 1980s anthology series Amazing Stories; and Stranger Things finally wraps up filming.
LLoyd's Inman Park Atlanta

LLoyd’s in Inman Park aims to be “like your grandpa’s bar”

Opening November 28 from the Victory Sandwich Bar and S.O.S. Tiki Bar team, the new "anti-bar" in Inman Park will serve old-school meat-and-two plates, including meatloaf with all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes. "We’re a younger, tighter version of the Colonnade," owner Ian Jones says of the menu.
Santa's Fantastical Atlanta

In Sandy Springs, Santa’s Fantastical is an Instagrammer’s Christmas dream

Reminiscent of the Museum of Ice Cream and Color Factory concepts in New York and Miami that have flooded many social media feeds, Santa’s Fantastical is divided into themed rooms with interactive components. It opens in Sandy Springs on November 16.
Basil Eleby, I-85 fire

The I-85 fire could have destroyed Basil Eleby’s life. Instead, it may have saved it.

When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
What to expect at Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors High Museum of Art Atlanta

7 things to know before you go to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors in Atlanta

Know ahead of time if photos matter to you or not, don't expect a selfie in the pumpkin room, and read the fun facts on absolutely every red polka dot sign. These are a few things we learned while at Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Elton John

Elton John’s lasting impact on Atlanta: turning the public’s fear of AIDS into action

Many Atlantans are familiar with Sir Elton John’s local ties: his world-famous art collection that helped spark Atlanta’s obsession with photography, his hangouts at the Buckhead Diner, and his affinity for Georgia musicians. However, John’s fans may not appreciate that his most lasting gift to our city may be helping reverse the spread and stigma of AIDS.

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Emory Proton Therapy Center opens, bringing a new-age tool to the battle with cancer

When the Emory Proton Therapy Center opened its doors on Thursday, it was already a symbol of triumph over challenges. The center—which provides proton therapy to treat cancer and is especially beneficial for treating tumors of the lungs, back and spine, and head and neck—is the first and only facility of its kind in the state. There are 29 other such centers in the United States and another 23 under construction or in planning stages. With five treatment rooms, Emory’s center is among the largest.

Atlanta’s jazz scene is alive and well, even without Churchill Grounds

Instead of mourning after the demise of Churchill Grounds, many of Atlanta's jazz musicians began playing music throughout the city. There are now 10 weekly jam sessions at venues inside the perimeter, placing Atlanta on comparable footing with more jazz-forward cities like Seattle.

10 standout books with Georgia ties that you might have missed in 2018

At libraries around the metro area, shelves full of newly released books are held on reserve, waiting for impatient readers. Author visits at the Margaret Mitchell House, Wren’s Nest, or the Atlanta History Center are often packed; book clubs are springing up everywhere; and literary events like the AJC Decatur Book Festival and the Book Festival of the MJCCA bring national authors to our doorstep. Here are a few of our favorites from this year’s releases.

Food & Drink

Saltwood’s weekday salad bar is Midtown’s best-kept lunch secret

During its weekday lunch service, Saltwood Charcuterie and Bar at the Loews Atlanta Hotel has an amazing, all-you-can-eat salad bar with a ton of toppings to choose from and even unlimited housemade potato chips served on the side.

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: Banshee, Pho Nam, and Root Baking Company

You have to try the pepperoni butter at East Atlanta Village's Banshee, the pho at Krog Street Market's Pho Nam, and the bread at Ponce City Market's Root Baking Company. Our mini reviews of the newest restaurants in Atlanta.

The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up is debuting in Atlanta

Atlanta will be the first city in the world to experience a glow-in-the-dark ramen restaurant before it heads out on a global tour. Nakamura.ke, an immersive pop-up dining experience from an international team of artists (including Atlanta’s own Zoo as Zoo and Dashboard), debuts on January 30 and runs on select dates through February 16.

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Embracing my inner “wintrovert”

Wintroversion takes many years of faithful practice. It is a meditation, a seasonal discipline. It is a time that spans the end of an old year and beginning of the new, which invites metamorphosis. Things slow down, and your body is given the grace to catch up with your life.

For the home

There’s something special about knowing the person who actually made the jewelry you’re wearing, the handbag you’re carrying, or the food you’re serving. With Atlanta’s cleverly curated galleries and online sources, it’s easier than ever to shop local. These are the best indie makers who create handmade goods for your home.

Room Envy: A retro dining room gets a midcentury remodel

Loving all things midcentury, Laird Memory and her husband, Matt Bunting, updated their circa-1951 ranch off Collier Road while keeping the era’s cool vibe. The remodeled dining room (which was once a porch) features 11-foot-tall ceilings, oversized windows, and some sassy decor.

Big names, big giving

One of Atlanta’s most famous sons, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Decades later, thousands of Atlantans volunteer, raise funds, and donate to causes. You don’t have to look far to find local celebrities—from rock star chefs and business moguls—who leverage their fame for good.

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