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Bosley’s Place cares for newborn orphaned puppies

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in Smyrna, and volunteers at the neonatal puppy rescue Bosley’s Place are prepping for the busiest day of the week. They check off the tasks that keep the puppy park clean and safe: leaf litter cleared away, bowls filled with bottled water, clean toys scattered in the play yards. “They come from a variety of different places,” says founder and director Jennifer Siegel. “County shelters, other rescues, surrenders from all over the Southeast.” Some arrive straight from C-section delivery, and all are too little for the immunizations that protect them from life-threatening disease.
Believe it or not, malls continue to be the epicenter of Atlanta shopping

Believe it or not, malls continue to be the epicenter of Atlanta shopping

It might seem counterintuitive given pandemic and postpandemic shopping habits, but malls are thriving. According to a recent study by Coresight Research, a retail research and advisory firm, top-tier enclosed malls are flourishing, outperforming in occupancy, revenue, and foot traffic. A stroll around Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza validates the data: “Coming Soon” signs dot both.

Nicky’s Undefeated Philadelphia-style sandwich and slice shop opening in Tucker this summer

Salaryman’s Michael Lo and longtime buddy Walt Gebelein often commiserate about the lack of Philadelphia-style sandwich shops in Atlanta. They crave cheesesteaks, hoagies, and chicken cutlet sandwiches, as well as northern treats like water ice. So, they decided to open a restaurant to fill that void.
Space Queen brings bright vintage to Candler Park

Space Queen brings bright vintage to Candler Park

It’s impossible not to notice the bright exterior at the corner of Oakdale Road and McLendon Avenue in Candler Park. Painted saturated tones of purple, pink, and green, the building formerly housed a gas station, thrift store, and, most recently, a Hungarian bakery pop-up in the driveway. The striking makeover is courtesy of Space Queen, a new vintage retail concept and community arts center from Michelle Norris and Forrest Aguar, the duo behind creative studio Tropico Photo.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 23-29

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 23-29

André 3000 plays the Atlanta Jazz Festival, MomoCon descends on downtown, and more fun things to do this week.
A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

A new SCAD-produced docuseries focuses on food as a force for cultural connection

Each installment of chefATL explores the diversity of Atlanta through the lens of its dynamic culinary culture. A recent episode paired host Bilal Sarwari, interim executive director of Slow Food USA, with the Deer and the Dove chef Terry Koval for an insightful discussion.

Sprinkle Cookie aims to elicit joy with colorful, cake ball-like treats

Sprinkle Cookie is a cottage cookie business run from Trent Lammers and Matthew Giordano’s Peachtree Hills home. Creamy, with an almost a cake ball-like texture, the cookies come in packs of 12, with a half-dozen option in the works. Completely covered in sprinkles, they are shaped like balls with a flat bottom.

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Mellow Mushroom 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 years, Mellow Mushroom co-founder shares the story of the trippy pizza chain’s humble beginning

As the Atlanta-based pizza chain turns 50, co-founder Marc “Banks” Weinstein chats about the original Mellow Mushroom on 14th and Spring, the restaurant's "hippie" mentality, and how it grew into what it is today.
Is a craft beer-pocalypse coming for Atlanta?

Is a craft beer-pocalypse coming for Atlanta?

Craft beer hit its gold rush era in the 2010s, with new taphouses opening around the country faster than you could say Hefeweizen. “The theory used to be: build craft beer, and they will come,” says Sam Kazmer of Elsewhere Brewing. “And it is just not that anymore.”

Strangers in Paradise, from the Ladybird team, transports guests to the beachside resorts of the late ‘80s

With the BeltLine running right behind it, Michael Lennox knew the concept would need to appeal to a daytime crowd, as well as evening. Called Strangers in Paradise, it transports guests back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, taking them to a resort bar, perhaps somewhere in South Florida. “We thought it’d be fun to play around with the resort drink universe, where people are trying to escape their day-to-day lives. These are juice-forward, colorful drinks,” he says.
The famed Marburger Farm Antique Show comes to Atlanta in July

The famed Marburger Farm Antique Show comes to Atlanta in July

The highlight of the mammoth Round Top market is coming to Peachtree Street—its first-ever sale outside Texas. Shoppers can expect Marburger’s signature high-low mix, which ranges from fine Continental antiques and oil paintings to midcentury collectibles, Americana, African and Asian imports, industrial artifacts, and more.

After two years, the Porter Beer Bar finally reopens

On May 10, new owner Manny Maloof and chef E.J. Hodgkinson relaunched the Porter, which had been closed since July 2022, with a new menu, 18 additional beer taps, and a renovated interior.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: The Little Hippo, Birdcage, and Buttermilk Biscuit

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: The Little Hippo, Birdcage, and Buttermilk Biscuit

A perfect spot for patio season in Avondale Estates, a new Latin-flavored restaurant on Memorial Drive, and buttery biscuits in College Park.

News & Culture

Using rap songs as evidence in criminal cases can miss the punchline

Every rapper’s lyrics should be cross-examined with empathy to explore this country’s inequities and examine the real disparities that exist. We live in a country, however, where rap lyrics are used to prosecute individuals, rather than examine the systems of oppression.

A love letter to WREK

You can learn a lot from local radio. Wherever I travel, I make a point of listening to nearby stations; when I relocated to Atlanta, it was the radio that taught me about my new city. One afternoon, escaping Buckhead in bumper-to-bumper traffic and fed up with Top 40 radio (How many personal-injury lawyers are out there, really? I wondered), I turned the dial and discovered my favorite gem of them all: WREK (91.1), Georgia Tech’s student-run radio station.

Food & Drink

Sprinkle Cookie aims to elicit joy with colorful, cake ball-like treats

Sprinkle Cookie is a cottage cookie business run from Trent Lammers and Matthew Giordano’s Peachtree Hills home. Creamy, with an almost a cake ball-like texture, the cookies come in packs of 12, with a half-dozen option in the works. Completely covered in sprinkles, they are shaped like balls with a flat bottom.

Celebrating 50 years, Mellow Mushroom co-founder shares the story of the trippy pizza chain’s humble beginning

As the Atlanta-based pizza chain turns 50, co-founder Marc “Banks” Weinstein chats about the original Mellow Mushroom on 14th and Spring, the restaurant's "hippie" mentality, and how it grew into what it is today.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

Room Envy: A teen bedroom that’s both trendy and timeless

Cleverly straddling the line between trendy and lasting design, Tami Ramsay of Cloth & Kind, based in Athens, created this teenager’s bedroom to look good today and years from now.

Homebuilder John Wieland created a contemporary art museum as a gift to Atlanta—and it’s free

The 20,000 homes John Wieland has built in neighborhoods all over Atlanta will always be his legacy to the city, but now he has something more personal for us all. Wieland’s private collection of art is now on display at his art museum, the Warehouse, which opened to the public on April 13. The facility will continue with monthly open houses—free with an advance reservation—on the second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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