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15 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in metro Atlanta

Even if you can't make it to New Orleans, there are plenty of places in Atlanta where you can find crawfish boils, beads, and Hurricanes just in time for Mardi Gras.
Room Envy

Room Envy: This cozy kitchen moves the refrigerator and small appliances out of view

Bravo to kitchens that function well—without a predictable recipe of ingredients. For a clean look, builder and designer Pam Sessions located the refrigerator and small appliances in an adjacent pantry and forewent the ubiquitous barstools for a luxurious banquette.
142 Forest Avenue House Envy

House Envy: This historic cottage is about as close as it gets to Marietta Square

Once home to a traveling doctor and a law office, this more-than-100-year-old cottage has a storied history. Thanks to an extensive renovation over the past year, it has been restored to its original beauty as a single-family home.
Torch Fitness W Midtown

Torch Fitness’s “First & 10” football-themed workout was squat-heavy but fun

On Super Bowl Saturday, Torch Fitness hosted a free football-themed workout session at the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel that leaned heavy on the squats, but high-energy instructors kept the crowd moving.
Souper Jenny Decatur closing February 16

Souper Jenny Decatur closes on Saturday; Roswell location to open in mid-March

“We loved building the Decatur community. It’s bittersweet leaving,” owner Jenny Levison says. “It’s the right decision, and all of our staff has been relocated to our other stores, so no one is losing their job.”

New from the Hop City team, Boxcar restaurant promises 1,000 beers and 800 wines

The Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is opening its second restaurant in West End's Lee + White development in March. Boxcar will allow Barleygarden chef Matt Hutchins to "create things that [are] a little more sophisticated."

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Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, opened in Buckhead at Lenox Marketplace in February. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Underground Dining Scene: Kamayan ATL pop-ups

How to explore Atlanta’s underground dining scene

Edited by Mara Shalhoup Photograph by Wedig + Laxton; Lettering by James Victore; Food by Kamayan ATL 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Perhaps the most beautiful spread of food you’ll ever...
Cyclorama

Redeeming the Cyclorama: Why the century-old attraction is anything but a monument to the Confederacy

Conceived in Chicago, created in Milwaukee, and premiered in Minneapolis, the Cyclorama was meant to celebrate the Union’s great triumph in capturing Atlanta and hastening the end of the Civil War. But when the painting moved South, new audiences flipped its meaning, bastardizing the spectacle into a testament to white Southern pride. For decades, it was a masterpiece of misinterpretation. Now, it has a new life at the Atlanta History Center.
District M Sushi Sandy Springs

District M sushi restaurant set to open soon in Sandy Springs

Chef Jackie Chang, formerly of Umi and O-Ku, is launching a fine dining sushi restaurant called District M. Located in the new Modera development in Sandy Springs, it will have a 20-seat sushi bar, a Japanese charcoal grill, and will have fish flown in from Japan each day.

How pop-up restaurants are making Atlanta’s food scene so much better

As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
Killer Mike

Killer Mike on Trigger Warning, teaching with porn, Crip-A-Cola, and why he’s not running for office

With his Netflix documentary series Trigger Warning, Killer Mike uses his pointed wit and wild imagination to shed new light on bizarre, hard truths about being an American. We chatted with him about what he wanted to say with the show.
Taylor house

This Cumming house is chic, sophisticated, and family-friendly

Design plans can be stalled by indecision, but that wasn’t an issue for Jessica and Trip Taylor. Because their Cumming house was new construction and almost everything in it was custom, this project involved more selections than most. But Interior designer Stephanie Williamson had no issue finalizing ideas with the Taylors.

News & Culture

Clayton County’s Lovejoy Lady Wildcats are the best high school basketball team you might not have heard of

In Hampton, Georgia, a 23-and-a-half-mile ride down I-75 from Atlanta, is the best basketball team you might not have heard of. While the Lovejoy High School Lady Wildcats don't always receive the most press, the defending 6A State Champions are quickly becoming a basketball dynasty.

Atlanta United unveils “Star and Stripes” kit with a blast of fireworks

The defending MLS Cup Champions unveiled their new home jersey with literal fireworks during an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 15.

Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE

The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.

Food & Drink

New from the Hop City team, Boxcar restaurant promises 1,000 beers and 800 wines

The Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is opening its second restaurant in West End's Lee + White development in March. Boxcar will allow Barleygarden chef Matt Hutchins to "create things that [are] a little more sophisticated."

The rise of the “zero-proof” cocktail in Atlanta

As the craft cocktail movement has taken off, so-called “zero-proof” cocktails have evolved from slapped-together afterthoughts to well-considered compositions. While most modern-day cocktail barkeeps have the tools, know-how, and creativity to prepare an interesting, nonalcoholic drink on the fly, more establishments are choosing to invest time in developing zero-proof recipes and are dedicating sections of their menu to them.

The Christiane Chronicles: For the love of wine varietals

Less aggressive than a Muscadet, livelier and more aromatic than a Pinot Grigio, falanghina is a little-known white varietal that has, of late, become more visible among wine geeks—and it deserves to be all the rage. Also: the fall of the meat-and-three in Atlanta.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

New Oushak rugs offer a contemporary spin on an ancient style

With dreamy colors and traditional patterns, antique Oushak rugs have long been a staple of plush living rooms. But the Oushak style is popular anew—now with a modern refresh, according to Jason Moattar of ADAC’s Moattar Ltd. Here’s a 101 for buying your own.

For woodworker Skylar Morgan, every small detail matters

This fall, more than 15 years after launching his eponymous residential and commercial millwork and woodworking company, furniture maker Skylar Morgan moved his business, Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design, into a 44,000-square-foot warehouse in West Midtown, doubling his space.

This Cumming house is chic, sophisticated, and family-friendly

Design plans can be stalled by indecision, but that wasn’t an issue for Jessica and Trip Taylor. Because their Cumming house was new construction and almost everything in it was custom, this project involved more selections than most. But Interior designer Stephanie Williamson had no issue finalizing ideas with the Taylors.

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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