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At Betty’s Waffle Emporium, new to Monday Night’s Garage, the secret’s in the maple Sriracha syrup

A permanent food truck inside Monday Night Brewing's Garage taproom in West End, Betty's Waffle Emporium dishes up beer-battered chicken and waffles, a pulled pork waffle, and a waffle topped with thick apple pie filling, among others.
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Fit for a queen: A RuPaul’s Drag Race alum talks fitness, nutrition, and self-care

Drag performer Alaska Thunderf*ck, in Atlanta for a Pride-weekend show, shares her thoughts on exercise, meditation, and the rigors of “bucking and twirling onstage.”

3 quick workouts to fit in before, during, or after work in Atlanta

Get in a quick Atlanta workout with 9Round, which mixes kickboxing with strength and core stations, Plate Sculpt, which uses a Power Plate to activate the body’s natural reflexes, and F45 Training’s combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and traditional circuits.
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Big Boi performs Outkast hits for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

For NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Atlanta rap legend Big Boi, Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown, and their backing band performed two Outkast classics—"So Fresh, So Clean" and "The Way You Move"—and "All Night" from Big Boi's latest solo album, Boomiverse.
Julia Reed

Editor and writer Julia Reed on her hometown culinary favorites

“There are very few times when I'm not on the road," says Julia Reed. As if to illustrate the point: She’s pausing for this interview while on a whirlwind tour promoting her fifth book, South Toward Home, a collection of wry essays chronicling the people, places, and traditions of the South.
Fort Mountain

Your guide to 16 great Georgia state parks

When you feel the pull of the outdoors, don’t overlook the obvious choice: Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites cover incredibly diverse terrain, from North America’s largest blackwater swamp to one of the world’s great mountain ranges. Here are a few of our favorite places to explore, especially when the leaves start to turn.
Vinings European House

This Vinings cottage is the perfect portrayal of Southern-European design

When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.
530 Lakeshore

House Envy: This one-of-a-kind home in Lake Claire is surrounded by nature

Cherie Restler says one of her favorite comments that she’s heard about her unique Lake Claire house was from a delivery man who said he felt like he was in Game of Thrones. After all, it’s not every day you approach a house via iron-spike-lined footbridge and knock on a windowless steel door.

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What’s inside 2 Chainz’s Haunted Pink Trap House?

2 Chainz's Pink Trap House is back from the dead as a haunted house in Newnan, where the owners want to how scary the trap life can be—with lighthearted twists.
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Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. is hospitalized and in grave condition

Currently serving his fourth four-year term on Atlanta City Council, Young took a leave of absence from his District 3 Council duties several weeks ago to undergo a stem-cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma.

Georgia is moving in Democrats’ direction. For Stacey Abrams, will it be fast enough?

Someday a Democrat will win a statewide office in Georgia. It’s a statistical inevitability as the state continues to diversify. That time could be as soon as November 6, as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams seems to be riding a national blue wave that could lift her above Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.
Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda on Ted Turner’s diagnosis, G-CAPP, and her new HBO documentary

Jane Fonda has a lot to talk about. She’s hosting the annual Empower Party fundraiser Thursday for for G-CAPP, her nonprofit that works to prevent teen pregnancy and promote adolescent health. Friday, she'll host the nonprofit’s first-ever YES: Youth Empowerment Summit. She also discussed Ted Turner’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and her new HBO doc, Jane Fonda in Five Acts.
El Super Pan

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene

Chef Hector Santiago's El Super Pan makes its way to the Battery at SunTrust Park; Chef Leslie Cohen joins Atlanta's pizza wars with Firepit Pizza Tavern; and Grant Park has a new Mexican restaurant, Patria Cocina.
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What’s filming in Atlanta now? Sextuplets, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4 (again), and more

Marlon Wayans plays sextuplets in a new Netflix film; the Avengers 4 team is back again for reshoots; and DC's Doom Patrol brings Alan Tudyk, Brendan Fraser, and Timothy Dalton to Atlanta.
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Cows on I-285: The internet reacts to Atlanta’s latest bizarre traffic jam

A tractor-trailer carrying 89 cows flipped on I-285 at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning, causing mayhem during the morning commute as crews wrangled dozens of escaped cows and rescued ones still trapped in the trailer. As always with bizarre Atlanta traffic disasters, Twitter was full of information and quips.

News & Culture

Author Tayari Jones on moving home to Atlanta and getting a phone call from Oprah

Tayari Jones, a Spelman College graduate, is the author of four novels—her latest, An American Marriage, was handpicked for Oprah’s Book Club earlier this year. Amid months of book tour stops and after years immersed in New York’s publishing world, the prolific author is moving back to her hometown. Our Q&A with her.

The Walking Dead Awards: A field trip to Washington, D.C.

After a time jump, the gang takes a trip to what is totally not Atlanta's government district and totally is Washington D.C. to gather supplies. And new showrunner Angela Kang appears to give the show a much-needed injection of new energy.

Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. is hospitalized and in grave condition

Currently serving his fourth four-year term on Atlanta City Council, Young took a leave of absence from his District 3 Council duties several weeks ago to undergo a stem-cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma.

Food & Drink

Home for Dinner: Jasmine Stewart, MasterChef Junior winner, cooks like a seasoned pro

Jasmine Stewart, who at 12 years old won Fox’s MasterChef Junior, somehow finds time to make dinner at home on occasion—when she’s not cooking at a charity event, filming her Jasmine’s Delightful Desserts video series, or juggling school, cheerleading, and Model U.N.

Review: The Kimball House crew goes coastal at Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

Kimball House is a tough act to follow, but its owners have created something similarly remarkable with Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits. Daniel Chance's seafood is quality, Miles Macquarrie’s cocktails are badass, and the restaurant has abundant style.

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene

Chef Hector Santiago's El Super Pan makes its way to the Battery at SunTrust Park; Chef Leslie Cohen joins Atlanta's pizza wars with Firepit Pizza Tavern; and Grant Park has a new Mexican restaurant, Patria Cocina.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

5 influential design books: Interior designer Suzanne Kasler on what to read now

In September, celebrated Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler is releasing Sophisticated Simplicity, a tome replete with a litany of previously unseen, lavish interiors in her signature classic style. Here, she shares a handful of design books that have influenced her, plus a new title she is looking forward to.

Atlanta artist to know: Daniel Zimmerman, ceramicist and founder of Drawing Room

Formerly a designer with Musso Design Group, Daniel Zimmerman (an Atlanta artist and interior designer) and another former Musso colleague, Seth van den Bergh, recently launched their own design firm, the Drawing Room.

House Envy: This Bauhaus-style Ansley Park home is a modernist’s dream

Giancarlo Pirrone was driving to work 18 years ago when he spotted a house for sale at 280 Beverly Road in Ansley Park. The architect and developer (and co-owner of upscale pizzeria Varuni Napoli) was drawn to the modern home’s strong geometric lines and minimalist design, and he immediately contacted the realtor. After touring the 2,574-square-foot house, he made an offer on the spot.

Modern Style

Atlanta Magazine's HOME introduces a pair of contemporary showhouses alongside the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.

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