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Emily and Jen Chan just want you to have fun with your food

Having gained fans with the playful, irreverent food they serve out of their Cabbagetown restaurant, JenChan’s, the restaurateurs are making moves in East Atlanta Village.
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Room Envy: A “showstopping” blue backsplash brings a bold accent to this kitchen

Lynn and Jimmy Lowe wanted a modern treehouse vibe for their home, which sits on a creek in the woodsy Emory area. The pros at Terracotta Design Build knocked down a wall between the family room and kitchen, then vaulted the ceiling and added new windows and doors as step one.

Shell Yeah: Everything you wanted to know about the “caviar of the South”

It’s a Southern road-trip rite of passage: Veer off the highway and snag a bag of briny boiled peanuts scooped fresh at a roadside stand.

Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL’s Buford Highway brick-and-mortar will open this summer

Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL plans to officially open as a full-service restaurant on Buford Highway in June. Located in Asian Square near Mamak, it will serve traditional fare inspired by the heritage of owners Mia Orino and Carlo Gan.
Splatter Studio Atlanta

Crafty chaos is the name of the game at the Splatter Studio

The Splatter Studio is the perfect place for skeptics who have looked at a Jackson Pollock drip painting and scoffed, I could do that.

Italian steakhouse the Americano is now open in the InterContinental Buckhead

The latest in a series of Buckhead hotel restaurants to open (following Dirty Rascal in the Thompson Buckhead and the Betty in the Kimpton Sylvan), the Americano is now serving dinner nightly in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Led by celebrity chef Scott Conant—known for his Food Network appearances and two James Beard Awards—the Americano is a modern Italian steakhouse.
Alliance Theatre Trading Places

Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical adaption of Trading Places puts women in charge

The Alliance Theatre gives its adaptation of the 1983 comedy some twists, including bringing back Tony Award–winning director Kenny Leon to helm the production. Here are four things you need to know about the new musical.
Atlantans debut furniture lines for TOV’s all-Black-designed Voice Collection

Atlantans debut furniture lines for TOV’s all-Black-designed Voice Collection

New York-based TOV Furniture debuted the Voice Collection—which features designs by prominent Black designers, including Atlantans Erika Ward and Justin Q. Williams—at High Point’s spring market in April.

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Road trip guide to Northeast Florida’s A1A

For decades, Florida’s A1A has been synonymous with beach vacations, a two-lane ticket to fun in the sun. Long stretches hug the Atlantic coast, offering stunning views of the ocean and the sandy shore.
Georgia 6th District Republican Primary Debate

Ahead of the primary election, a crowded field of Republicans in Georgia’s 6th District try to distinguish themselves

As in other Republican debates this season, candidates in Georgia's 6th District largely sidestepped policy specifics to spar over the two main themes animating the party of late: the results of the 2020 election, and which of them is the “true conservative” in the race.
Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debate

Georgia Secretary of State Primary Debates: While Republican hopefuls sparred on election conspiracies, Democrats swapped voting policy pitches

Primary debates for both Republican and Democratic Secretary of State candidates were held Monday, and while the Democratic contenders politely proposed elections system fixes, even teeing one another up for the occasional political lay-up, the Republican candidates bullied incumbent candidate Brad Raffensperger, pushing unsubstantiated claims of 2020 election fraud.
Georgia 7th District Democratic Primary Debate

Colleagues and now rivals, Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux spar ahead of Georgia’s 7th District primary election 

6th District incumbent Lucy McBath's decision to run in the 7th District means she's competing with colleague and 7th District incumbent Carolyn Bourdeaux in the primary election. State Rep. Donna McLeod, also running in the Democratic primary, says the duo are "playing musical chairs” with the district.
The harmful public health consequences of a post-Roe Georgia

Experts warn of harmful public health consequences in Georgia if Roe is overturned

Following the oral arguments in Dobbs this past December, we began asking public health and women’s health experts from Emory, the University of Georgia, and Morehouse School of Medicine to weigh in on the broader ramifications of a Roe v. Wade reversal in the state. Here are some of the concerns they shared about what will happen to public health in Georgia if the decision is overturned.

Where to eat, drink, sleep, and shop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Ocean Springs is a small town of abundant beauty—the natural kind found in the twisting branches of live oaks and the stunning sunsets at Front Beach, but also the type meticulously crafted on a pottery wheel or in a glass-blowing studio.
Spina Pizza Reynoldstown

O4W Pizza founder’s son to open Spina Pizza at the Atlanta Dairies complex

Anthony Spina Jr. started testing the public’s perception of his pies in 2021 with pop-ups at the Dairies that aligned with concerts at the the Eastern. There, guests could purchase his margherita, funghi, and Hot Boy (pepperoni with hot honey) pies. These will headline the brick-and-mortar menu, along with five other varieties.

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Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.

With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

The evening’s wide-ranging conversations illustrated both the city’s storied history, and its anxious, contemporary self-analysis. Perhaps no city in America is more eager to establish where it goes from here.

What to know about voting in Georgia in the 2022 elections

How do I send an absentee ballot in Georgia? How long do I have to request one? What happened to drop boxes? How long is early voting? Are people really banned from passing out water in line? Your questions about voting this year, answered.

Food & Drink

Italian steakhouse the Americano is now open in the InterContinental Buckhead

The latest in a series of Buckhead hotel restaurants to open (following Dirty Rascal in the Thompson Buckhead and the Betty in the Kimpton Sylvan), the Americano is now serving dinner nightly in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Led by celebrity chef Scott Conant—known for his Food Network appearances and two James Beard Awards—the Americano is a modern Italian steakhouse.

How Jen Price is changing craft beer’s narrative—in Atlanta and beyond

In 2020, Price founded Crafted for Action, an organization focused on building an inclusive beer community. Its signature event, CraftBeerCon, attracts a diverse group of attendees and panelists and offers a platform for everyone in the beer community—not just brewers and brewery owners, but enthusiasts, influencers, journalists, and brands—to lend their voices to the conversation.

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