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8Arm’s Maricela Vega is hosting a dinner to help restore the culture of the tortilla

8Arm chef Maricela Vega will be preparing a dinner on September 16 that weds the techniques and ingredients of ancient and modern Mexico. Her goal is to raise funds for a masa-making machine and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar shop that sells fresh, heirloom masa and tortillas.
Circa: Waffle House

From a side hustle to an empire: how Waffle House became a 24/7 beacon for waffle lovers

Before Waffle House became what it is now, it was just a side hustle. On Labor Day 1955, next-door neighbors Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened a restaurant in sleepy Avondale Estates.
Perfect Night Out: Chaka Khan Hacienda

Your guide to a perfect weekend night out in Atlanta, according to an MJQ DJ

When not spinning at MJQ, DJ Taradactyl likes cocktails at Banshee. We asked Tara Davies what she considers a perfect weekend in Atlanta, from Friday to Sunday.
Growing older

Growing older has me trading bar carts for tea sets—and I’m perfectly okay with that

One thing I’ve learned is that with age comes the wisdom to know that trends will come and go, but classic design will never go out of style.
Fina WIld Heaven West End

Wild Heaven’s new West End brewery is designed for snacking

Wild Heaven opened its new, 21,600-square-foot brewery in West End's Lee + White development and, along with it, Fina, a counter-service spot where you can order nachos, tacos, Mexican pizzas, and plenty of snacks.
Lizzo Music Midtown things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12–17

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Travis Scott, and more take the stage at Music Midtown; the Atlanta Falcons host a kickoff pep rally; and the Atlanta Horror Film Festival gives you an early start on Halloween.
Georgia Gwinnett College Tennis Chase Hodges

109 straight wins: Georgia Gwinnett coach Chase Hodges is one of the best-kept secrets in college tennis

Chase Hodges, the first tennis coach Georgia Gwinnett College has ever had, is clearly comfortable in the environment he helped build: “We’ll play anybody, anytime, anywhere!”
Snap Fitness

Three great 24-hour gyms in Atlanta

Have an erratic schedule or just like sweating it out at night? These gyms are always open.

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Dragon Con 2019 Cosplay costumes gallery

Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2019

Looking for photos from Dragon Con 2019? Here's a gallery of our favorite cosplay photos from the annual Atlanta convention.
Dragon Con 2019 what we saw

What we saw at Dragon Con 2019: T-Pain, Scoops Ahoy, and Jon the FedEx Man

If you didn't wear a Scoops Ahoy uniform, did you even go to this year's Dragon Con? Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's celebration of all things geek.
What to know before you go to 29Rooms Atlanta

5 things to know before you go to 29Rooms in Atlanta

Bring a friend and be prepared to overcome any fears of talking to strangers. Here's what you need to know before visiting Refinery29's Instagram experience 29Rooms in Atlanta.
Fall festivals in Atlanta

22 fall festivals in Atlanta you won’t want to miss

Summer might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of fall festivals in Atlanta to check out this season. Here are a few of our picks.
Trader Vic's Atlanta

Why Atlanta boasts one of the last Trader Vic’s tiki bars in the U.S.

Atlanta’s Trader Vic’s is a living museum to a bygone era in American dining as tiki culture and its breezy libations are rebranded for the modern drinker.
Waffle House Poet Laureate Karen Head

Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real.

The phrase “scattered, smothered, and covered” has a certain poetic ring, so it’s fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate.
What's filming in Atlanta now

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Coming 2 America, After We Collided, The Underground Railroad, and more

Eddie Murphy's Coming 2 America, Selma Blair film After We Collided, and The Underground Railroad, based on the Colson Whitehead novel, are just a few of the movies filming in the metro area.

News & Culture

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12–17

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Travis Scott, and more take the stage at Music Midtown; the Atlanta Falcons host a kickoff pep rally; and the Atlanta Horror Film Festival gives you an early start on Halloween.

109 straight wins: Georgia Gwinnett coach Chase Hodges is one of the best-kept secrets in college tennis

Chase Hodges, the first tennis coach Georgia Gwinnett College has ever had, is clearly comfortable in the environment he helped build: “We’ll play anybody, anytime, anywhere!”

Food & Drink

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Wood’s Chapel BBQ, Sceptre Brewing Arts, the Deer and the Dove

Decatur Square's newest restaurant, The Deer and the Dove, East Atlanta Village has a new brewery, Sceptre Brewing Arts, and Summerhill has another reason to be Atlanta's big next dining neighborhood with Wood's Chapel BBQ.

Son of a Bear closes after service today, but new restaurant Salaryman opens next weekend

Michael Lo and George Yu are closing their Korean restaurant Son of a Bear in Oakhurst after service on Saturday, September 7, in order to focus on a new Japanese-Korean spot called Salaryman.

Review: With Urban Wu and Hai Authentic Chinese, two legit Sichuan restaurants arrive in town

The best Sichuan restaurants in the metro area have always been OTP. Now come two new Sichuan options more proximate to intowners, which means many of us can more conveniently satiate our hot and numbing Sichuan desires.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

How Verde Home’s co-owners created their cozy nest in Morningside

It’s no wonder interior designer Laura Walker Baird and her husband, rug guru Paul Baird (owners of Verde Home) have a “groovy ranch” in Morningside with a collection of new and old, custom and shoppable.

Abundant light and historic details create an enchanting vibe in this Druid Hills charmer

When Jenni Kelly first stepped inside her Druid Hills house in 2012, she discovered a wonderland of historic treasures, from original doors and windows to tile, sconces, and even old-fashioned radiator heating. But what really compelled her was the natural light.

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