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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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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.

Room Envy: This den has a Western lodge vibe and a built-in bar

Combine a ’70s lounge with an old-school Western lodge, and you’ll get this funky den, says interior designer Beth Kooby Sobbott. She created a cozy place for the Marietta homeowner to play slide guitar and wet his whistle.

Make an entrance: 3 ways to greet guests in style with a statement entry

Your door is your house's first impression. Make it a good one by drawing inspiration from these entrances, including the former house of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conductor Robert Shaw, lifestyle blogger Lesley Graham's Marietta home, and Hedgewood Homes builder Pam Sessions's house.

We asked prominent Atlantans what drives them to volunteer—and why you should too

John Lewis, Michelle Nunn, Rodney Bullard, Warrick Dunn, Ann Wilson Cramer, and Gracelyn Leath—we asked prominent Atlantans seven questions about what drives them to volunteer. Here’s why they give their time—and where you can give yours.
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How you can help Atlanta: A guide to volunteer opportunities

Throughout metro Atlanta, about 5,000 nonprofits strive to make their communities stronger. Helping out can be as simple as tutoring from your office computer or as deep as committing to a long-term mentorship. Whether your priority is the cause, the location, or the schedule, here are some worthwhile organizations that depend on volunteers.

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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.
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.
Super Bowl LIII

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.

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.

Review: Banshee is East Atlanta Village’s most sophisticated spot

Banshee no doubt elevates East Atlanta Village’s reputation as a dining destination—a reputation that has been slow to take shape, despite several attempts by distinguished chefs. Yet the restaurant still feels very much of the Village, which is to say irreverent, chill, and clearly the product of a cohesive, creative vision.
Lassiter Marching Trojan Band

Lassiter High School Band teaches discipline, love for music, and—most important—belonging

Lassiter High School Band, a nationally recognized ensemble that will perform in this month’s Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, teaches discipline and love for music. But most important, for students on the brink of adulthood, it’s a place to belong.

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We asked prominent Atlantans what drives them to volunteer—and why you should too

John Lewis, Michelle Nunn, Rodney Bullard, Warrick Dunn, Ann Wilson Cramer, and Gracelyn Leath—we asked prominent Atlantans seven questions about what drives them to volunteer. Here’s why they give their time—and where you can give yours.

How you can help Atlanta: A guide to volunteer opportunities

Throughout metro Atlanta, about 5,000 nonprofits strive to make their communities stronger. Helping out can be as simple as tutoring from your office computer or as deep as committing to a long-term mentorship. Whether your priority is the cause, the location, or the schedule, here are some worthwhile organizations that depend on volunteers.

Big Boi, Travis Scott join Maroon 5 for Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

Atlanta's own Big Boi, rapper Travis Scott, and pop-rock band Maroon 5 are officially confirmed to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Atlanta on February 3, the NFL announced on Sunday.

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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