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House Beautiful launches its first concept house in Brookhaven with an all-star Atlanta design team

House Beautiful’s Whole Home Concept House, which opens tomorrow in Brookhaven, is the first custom house the media brand has ever built, accomplished it with local talent of Atlanta builder Michael Ladisic, architect Linda MacArthur, interior designer Sherry Hart, and kitchen and bath designer Matthew Quinn. The house also marks the end of the Sophie Dow Donelson era of the magazine.
Chef Carla Hall Atlanta History Center

In her new book, Chef Carla Hall reclaims soul food: “It’s part of my DNA.”

For many years, chef Carla Hall resisted being called a soul food cook, but now she's fully embracing her Southern roots. The Nashville-born Top Chef alum, former Chew co-host, and culinary ambassador for the Smithsonian's Sweet Home Café stops by the Atlanta History Center to promote her new cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration.
Hodgepodge Coffee Maple Syrup Latte

Beyond pumpkin spice: 4 Atlanta coffee shops serving festive fall drinks

Starbucks's Pumpkin Spice Latte might be the king of fall drinks, but there are plenty of local fall drinks worthy of sipping this season. Even if it's not warm enough to pull on sweaters and scarves, you can curl up with a maple syrup latte or hot apple cider. Here's a few of our picks.
Little By Little

How moving to the South taught me it’s okay to ease in slowly

When I moved to my 1,800-square-foot loft in Atlanta two years ago, my furniture looked better suited to a dollhouse. I needed to fill this big white box with stuff. Every day, returning to my bare home felt excruciatingly lonely. Finally, I set up an appointment with an interior designer through an online service called Homepolish.
Nobu Atlanta groundbreaking

With sake and sledgehammers, Robert De Niro and Nobu Matsuhisa break ground on Nobu Atlanta

The official groundbreaking of Nobu Atlanta was star-studded, with appearances from Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa, Simon Malls executives, and city officials. But the high-profile project presented a few logistical challenges, such as what to do with the fire station housed beneath the Phipps Plaza parking deck.
Atlanta Hawks 50th anniversary

Atlanta Hawks at 50: The team’s history through the lens of Scott Cunningham

This month, the Hawks begin their 50th season in Atlanta. Yes, we’re still waiting on an NBA championship, but the franchise’s record over that half-century is nothing to scoff at: 33 playoff seasons; four NBA Coaches of the Year; and a cadre of Hall of Fame legends. We celebrate with a photo essay featuring the work of Scott Cunningham, the team's official photographer of 41 years.
Chef's kitchen Asha Gomez

3 acclaimed Atlanta chefs dish on the details of their home kitchens

We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.
School of Rock

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 17-23

Taste of Atlanta returns for a 17th year, Broadway's School of Rock is coming to Fox Theatre, and get your art fix at Brookhaven Arts Festival. Shameless plug: Don't miss our own Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square on Saturday.

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Haunted Pink Trap House 2 Chainz Newnan

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.
Big Boi Tiny Desk Concert NPR

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.

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.
Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

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.
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.
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.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

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.

News & Culture

District 3: Ryan Graham (L)

Election 2018: Libertarian candidate for Georgia Public Service Commissioner in District 3 Ryan Graham answers our candidate questionnaire.

District 3: Chuck Eaton (R)

Election 2018: Republican candidate for Georgia Public Service Commissioner in District 3 Chuck Eaton answers our candidate questionnaire.

6 Questions for Georgia’s Public Service Commissioner Candidates

Election 2018: The Georgia Public Service Commissioner candidates in both District 3 and District 5 answer our questionnaire.

Food & Drink

The case for eating Georgia “jellyballs”

Cannonball jellyfish—a smaller cousin of the feared shore demon but harmless to humans—is Georgia’s third largest fishery by volume. They're popular in Asia; less so here in Atlanta. This fall, a collaboration launches between Golden Island International, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, and southern chefs with the intent to increase domestic sales of jellyfish beyond Asian markets and sushi restaurants.

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.

Southern Baked Pie Company’s Amanda Wilbanks explains why “pie is timeless.”

It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

3 acclaimed Atlanta chefs dish on the details of their home kitchens

We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.

Room Envy: A green splash flipped this kitchen from plain to bold and funky

Light and understated was never the personality of this loft—or its owner—says interior designer Gina Sims, who amped up this plain kitchen with layers of bold features. Homeowner Cati Teague specified “awesome and green,” which sent Sims on a hunt for the perfect backsplash tile.

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.

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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