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Test Drive: Buckhead’s Cycmode Fitness aims to make cycling more immersive

Buckhead’s Cycmode makes indoor cycling an immersive experience, thanks to an enormous curved screen, the likes of which you normally see only in IMAX theaters.
Entrepreneurship is changing. So are Atlanta's entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship is changing. So are Atlanta’s entrepreneurs.

They’re not just tech founders and CEOs. Atlantans are launching businesses as ceramicists, farmers, influencers, and more.
Meet Atlanta’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Meet Atlanta’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Meet the new class of founders, CEOs, ceramicists, farmers, bankers, and influencers
Isaac Hayes III

Isaac Hayes III wants to help social media creators monetize their content

In the 20th century, Black musicians and other artists were regularly taken advantage of for their creative labor. In the 21st century, eight-tracks and record players have given way to TikTok and YouTube—but the exploitation remains. These entrepreneurs are fighting to change that.
The Farm Battery Atlanta

How to navigate Atlanta’s thriving startup ecosystem

Nonprofit Startup Atlanta that creates an annual “ecosystem guide” to help entrepreneurs find what they’re looking for, from funding to mentorship.
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How the journeys of four much-hyped Atlanta startups stack up

For those feeling inspired by stories in this package and drafting their resignation letters, a cruel dose of reality from the Harvard Business Review: “If you’re launching a business, the odds are against you: Two-thirds of startups never show a positive return.” Striking startup gold is incredibly rare, but it does happen. Here are a few much-hyped startups and their (sometimes short) journeys, alongside onetime Atlanta darling Mailchimp.
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4 Atlanta startups that are giving information back to the people

Information is power, and these Atlanta startups are giving it back to the people.

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What to get at Buc-ee's in Georgia

10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Buc-ee’s

No matter if you drive north or south on I-75 from Atlanta, you'll run into Buc-ee's, a mammoth Texas-based gas station. Here are the snacks you need to pick up, the merch you should buy, and why its worth it to visit the restroom.
The Most Anticipated Atlanta Restaurants of 2022

The most anticipated metro Atlanta restaurants of 2022

Old names, new restaurants; and pop-ups going permanent—those are the major themes of 2022’s most anticipated restaurants. Here's what to keep an eye out for this year.
Best of Atlanta 2021 what to eat

Best of Atlanta 2021: Eat

Our 2021 Best of Atlanta picks for all things food-related—here's where you'll find great barbecue, vegan food, pizza, breakfast, and more.

43 metro Atlanta patios ready for winter dining

Looking for a heated or covered patio in Atlanta? Here's a roundup of several restaurants with patios that you can enjoy even in dreary winter weather.

Atlanta’s Best New Restaurants 2021

The last time we published a best-restaurants issue was approximately three millennia ago, in June 2019. So we’re highlighting the best places that have opened recently, but we also wanted to spotlight some places that aren’t necessarily new but are worth honoring: places that take up a little room in our hearts, for some reason, for any reason at all.
Bee Nguyen

“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief

Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we'll bet you've never been

Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we’ll bet you’ve never been

Our essential guide to 58 fascinating museums, historic sites, thrilling rides, lovable animals, inspiring artisans, tasty restaurants, quirky inns, roadside curiosities, and illegal hooch

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Isaac Hayes III wants to help social media creators monetize their content

In the 20th century, Black musicians and other artists were regularly taken advantage of for their creative labor. In the 21st century, eight-tracks and record players have given way to TikTok and YouTube—but the exploitation remains. These entrepreneurs are fighting to change that.

How the journeys of four much-hyped Atlanta startups stack up

For those feeling inspired by stories in this package and drafting their resignation letters, a cruel dose of reality from the Harvard Business Review: “If you’re launching a business, the odds are against you: Two-thirds of startups never show a positive return.” Striking startup gold is incredibly rare, but it does happen. Here are a few much-hyped startups and their (sometimes short) journeys, alongside onetime Atlanta darling Mailchimp.

Food & Drink

In South Atlanta, artist and activist Quianah Upton finds fertile ground for her “greenhouse eatery”

Quianah Upton knows her vision for Nourish Botanica is a little ambitious. To start, the place will do the things restaurants do—in this case, serve vegan food with Caribbean and Southern influences. Upton also envisions Nourish Botanica as a nursery that will sell plants while providing gardening education; the herbs and flowers grown on site, meanwhile, will be used at Botanica Bar, where they’ll go into juices, teas, and zero-proof cocktails.

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Studio Visit: Adelaide Tai liberates herself and others through art

For Adelaide Tai, her work always begins with a color palette. Color helps her get to the root of her emotions. When she pours the paint, she has no idea where it will go as it scurries across the canvas filled with whatever she’s releasing at the moment.

A house aficionado crafts his favorite one yet in Roswell, with elements past, present, and future

As the founder of Coastal Living magazine and the mastermind behind the first 20 HGTV Dream Homes, Jack Thomasson has helped form the tastes and wants of homeowners for decades. For his own house in Roswell, he made it personal. “Of every dream house I’ve done, I’m most proud of this,” Jack says.

This city house makes the most of its idyllic Silver Lake setting

Some homes are worth playing the long game. “We had told a realtor friend that our dream was to find a house to renovate on Silver Lake, and nothing had really come available for over 10 years,” says Michelle Clery, who is a longtime Atlanta resident, along with her husband, Bob Roddewig. “He called us a year later about a home going up for sale the next day, so we jumped in the car to take a look right away.”

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