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Shaq’s Fun House might be the most over-the-top Atlanta Super Bowl party

Shaq's Fun House, a mega Super Bowl party that takes place at the Battery on February 1, will feature a performance from Migos, a DJ set from Shaq himself, Cirque Du Soleil performers, carnival games, and a Waffle House pop-up.
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Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park will open for holiday despite government shutdown

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park—which includes the visitor center, King's birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the historic Fire Station No. 6—has been closed since the government shutdown began on December 22, but thanks to a grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation and money from NPS recreation fees, the park will reopen for the King holiday on and stay open through Super Bowl LIII.

My Style: Emily Sistrunk, photo stylist and creative director of Pixhouse Studios

Emily Sistrunk’s style hasn’t changed in 20 years. It has always been bold, eclectic, and a mix of high and low fashion. The stylist-turned-studio owner got her start working for music producer Dallas Austin. Now she's known as a go-to stylist for commercial advertising who opened her own studio, Pixhouse, six years ago.
Future most anticipated Atlanta albums of 2019

10 Atlanta albums to look forward to in 2019

2018 was a huge year for Atlanta music, but 2019 could be even bigger with Future, Deerhunter, Migos, Run the Jewels, and other Atlanta superstars planning to drop new albums.
Georgia pecan farmers

Georgia pecan farmers have thrived for a century. After Hurricane Michael, they’re unsure if they’ll survive another generation.

After Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017, and Hurricane Michael in 2018, Georgia's pecan farming industry is suffering. Georgia lost a sixth of its total pecan trees from Hurricane Michael and generations of farmers lost their crops—giving them a long road to recovery. Combined with increasing tariffs, many farmers are uncertain about their future.

Beard Papa’s Japanese cream puff shop to open in Peachtree Corners

Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa's is set to open its first Georgia location in Peachtree Corners this spring. Expect flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, green tea, cookies and cream, espresso, hazelnut, and creme brulee.

I was supposed to love being a restaurant critic. What happened?

There are so many great stories about falling in love with food. There are far fewer about falling out of love with food.

Soul Food Cypher taps hip-hop’s competitive spirit to foster fellowship

Soul Food Cypher's One Hundred is one of 26 events the seven-year-old organization hosts each year that aim to turn hip-hop artists into community leaders by building camaraderie, encouraging collaboration, and providing a platform.

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Herman Russell: Joyce Alston

After Atlanta icon Herman Russell died, DNA proved Joycelyn Alston is a daughter he never knew. That’s when things got complicated.

Sixty years ago, as he was building the construction empire that would make him one of Atlanta’s richest and most influential men, Herman Russell fathered a daughter out of wedlock. Now, four years after his death, Joycelyn Alston is fighting her three half-siblings for a portion of their father’s vast estate.
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The Ultimate Super Bowl LIII Atlanta Events Calendar

What is there to do during Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta? A lot. Here's a list of the concerts, parties, watch parties, experiences, and everything else Super Bowl-related we could find. We'll keep updating this list until the big game.
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By the Numbers: What Atlanta can expect as Super Bowl LIII comes to town

What does it take to host a Super Bowl? The host committee is expecting a wave of more than 1 million visitors over the 10-day hoopla that culminates in the Big Game on February 3 at the 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event will mark Atlanta’s third Super Bowl and the first in 19 years. Let’s hope for zero freak ice storms this time.
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With nonalcoholic drinks in demand, Coca-Cola launches bottled line Bar Nøne

Atlanta bars have shown plenty of interest in crafting unique nonalcoholic drinks, but on grocery store shelves, the options can be slim. Enter Bar Nøne, a new line of cocktail-inspired, nonalcoholic bottled drinks that come in varieties such as ginger mule and Bellini spritz.
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The most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2019

There is plenty to look forward to in Atlanta's dining scene this year. Here's our roundup of some of the buzziest bars and restaurants that are (hopefully) coming soon.

Manny’s Grant Park Pub is set to open soon—preview the menu plans

Manuel Maloof, a relative of the Manuel’s Tavern founder of the same name, is opening a restaurant and bar at 586 Woodward Avenue in Grant Park. Called Manny’s Grant Park Pub, it will serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night fare, alongside a full bar menu.
Nakamura.ke glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up Atlanta Paris on Ponce

Atlanta’s glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up, Nakamura.ke, gets a second location

Nakamura.ke, the otherworldly glow-in-the-dark ramen pop-up debuting on Edgewood Avenue in late January, will host a second series of dinners and after-parties at Paris on Ponce beginning in mid-February.

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10 Atlanta albums to look forward to in 2019

2018 was a huge year for Atlanta music, but 2019 could be even bigger with Future, Deerhunter, Migos, Run the Jewels, and other Atlanta superstars planning to drop new albums.

Soul Food Cypher taps hip-hop’s competitive spirit to foster fellowship

Soul Food Cypher's One Hundred is one of 26 events the seven-year-old organization hosts each year that aim to turn hip-hop artists into community leaders by building camaraderie, encouraging collaboration, and providing a platform.

Under Construction: Centennial Olympic Park prepares to host Super Bowl LIVE fan fest

Centennial Olympic Park has been closed since last week as crews prepare its transformation into Super Bowl LIVE, a giant free fan plaza that will officially open on January 26.

Food & Drink

Expansions and new chefs: Big changes coming to Linton Hopkins’s restaurants

H&F Burger is expanding to a new, bigger space at SunTrust Park, Restaurant Eugene has a new chef, and Linton Hopkins is back in the kitchen at Holeman and Finch.

With nonalcoholic drinks in demand, Coca-Cola launches bottled line Bar Nøne

Atlanta bars have shown plenty of interest in crafting unique nonalcoholic drinks, but on grocery store shelves, the options can be slim. Enter Bar Nøne, a new line of cocktail-inspired, nonalcoholic bottled drinks that come in varieties such as ginger mule and Bellini spritz.

Here’s why the Grandma Pie is off the menu at Nina & Rafi

The Grandma Pie that made O4W Pizza is off the menu at Anthony Spina and Billy Streck's new restaurant, Nina & Rafi. Instead, the duo are focusing on the restaurant's other pizza styles and Italian-American comfort foods.

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Jill and Steve McKenzie display artistic creativity at their Plaza Towers apartment

No space provides Jill and Steve McKenzie a better canvas for creative outlet than their own apartment at the top of the late-’60s, Brutalist-chic Plaza Towers in Buckhead. The couple bought the two-bedroom, 25th-floor unit in 2014. The apartment boasted vintage parquet floors and an astounding view of the skyline but was in need of a serious overhaul—and Steve left virtually no surface untouched.

First Look: East Fork pottery opens its first location outside of Asheville in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at recreating a Bacchanalia-style meal at home, you can be one step closer thanks to the opening of East Fork in Westside Provisions District. It’s the pottery brand’s first outside its hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.

My Favorite House: A circa-1921 home in Druid Hills that defies categorization

As one of Atlanta’s preeminent classical architects, Yong Pak of Pak Heydt Associates knows timeless style when he sees it. But this unusual circa-1921 house on Oakdale Road in Druid Hills defies categorization, and its architect is unknown. “I love it because it’s an architectural mystery,” says Pak, who drives by the house on his daily commute. “It doesn’t adhere to any one style, and I never get tired of it.”

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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