Room Envy: A beachy retreat in Buckhead
This retreat channels both Florida’s Palm Beach and the French Riviera, although it belongs to a family home in Buckhead.
The Tara Theatre is back and better than ever
At first, when I pulled into the parking lot of the newly reopened Tara Theatre for a Sunday screening, the 55-year-old theater seemingly hadn’t changed at all. The 1960s facade’s glittering lights still illuminated an otherwise generic Cheshire Bridge strip mall, finally lit after a seven-month closure. The Plaza Theatre’s owner, Chris Escobar, revived the Tara just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and I was excited to return to the place where I’d seen dozens of movies over the past decade, from obscure A24 indies to Oscar-winning dramas. But there was something off I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Well Served Shorts: Chef spotlight on Eric Rivera in Montgomery, Alabama
Plus destination dining at the Hermitage Hotel, a roadside food hall, and our recommendations for Kentucky bourbon getaways.
Meet three Atlantans who are making women’s fitness apparel more accessible
“There’s a direct correlation between what you wear and how confident you feel,” says Jacqueline Dow of J. Dow Fitness. “Ensuring a woman feels beautiful and that her clothes are made for a body type like hers—I hope that inspires a journey to explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like.”
House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home
Dubbed “The Peaks House,” this newly constructed home offers a refined approach to mountain living, says Lucy Small, the builder, designer, and listing agent through Engel & Volkers Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. High ceilings and an abundance of windows are a large part of the appeal, as well as unexpected materials.
Memories mean more than walls and doors
I used to envy people who can travel to a particular building or structure that stands as a monument of what they once knew as home—some place familiar and filled with cheery memories. Perhaps the house they grew up in, or the school they attended. A place they can return to and touch and feel. Unfortunately, that is not the case for me.
Exploring Georgia’s first mountainside bike park, surprisingly close to Atlanta
Jarrod’s Place Bike Park is the brainchild of two thrill-seeking buddies with disparate dreams for the same industry. It celebrated its first anniversary May 7. And it’s already established itself—without really trying to—as an international destination, an anomaly in a burgeoning sport, and a boon for one of Georgia’s poorest counties.
Jerk is not a sauce
Everybody loves sauce. It’s an easy way to enhance, and sometimes outright save, the quality of an otherwise lacking recipe. But no matter how thick a sauce company might try to pour it on, there’s no culturally acceptable version of Jamaica’s famous and famously imitated jerk you can make simply by opening and tilting a bottle of sauce.
One City, Three Ways: Natchez, Mississippi
Officially established in 1716, Natchez is the oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River and teems with history. From the early 1800s to the...
The miraculous return of the real 99X
Good things have a way of disappearing in Atlanta: New condos rise above historic neighborhoods like gravestones, an iconic doughnut shop burns to the ground, a legendary music venue gets gutted to make room for a shiny office space. But on Monday, December 5, a miracle happened. It came in the form of a familiar voice, edgy and distorted, creeping through car radios like the ghost of rock and roll: "You are listening to the original 99X."
The Braves’ OutKast night was everything we love to see in baseball
Even for fans who missed out on the instantly iconic bobblehead—which featured Big Boi and André 3000 sitting in a red Cadillac, decked out in custom Braves jerseys and caps—OutKast night at Truist Park was a grand slam.
The tale (and tension) of Atlanta’s two Carnivals
Over the past two decades, the celebration has departed from Peachtree Street and split into two competing operations: the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, which has taken place at Turner Field, Morris Brown College, Auburn Avenue, Old Fourth Ward Park, and, more recently, Central Park; and the Atlanta-DeKalb Carnival, which started in Conyers then moved to Decatur and, now, Stonecrest. At first glance, the split might seem to mirror the sprawl of the Caribbean community throughout the metro Atlanta area. But Atlanta’s tale of two Carnivals also reflects the age-old tensions that can occur when people with disparate but similar backgrounds have limited options for celebrating their identities and are forced to find community together—alternately being blamed or credited for each others’ actions.
Bastone to host Siciliano’s sandwich pop-up beginning June 9
If all goes well, Siciliano’s will be held monthly and eventually open as a brick and mortar elsewhere in the city. “We are definitely looking to do a sandwich shop in the future. We’re always looking at spaces,” Pascarella says. “We feel the Italian deli scene doesn’t exist yet in ATL, so we're just always trying to do our part.”