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Flaky Not Flaky introduces sconuts to Atlanta

First there were doughnuts, then cronuts, and now . . . sconuts? Husband-and-wife team Miguel and Anna Caraballo invented this sweet fluffy treat as a happy mistake. Owners of Flaky Not Flaky bakery and chocolates, they were intent on developing a less dense and crumbly scone recipe. What they came up with is a cute name for a product that sounds like a gimmick but is quite tasty.
Photos: Offset performs at the Coca-Cola Roxy

Photos: Offset performs at the Coca-Cola Roxy

Rapper Offset brought his Set It Off Tour to the Coca-Cola Roxy on April 10. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.

Explore the ties that bind and the bourbon that flows in Louisville

On the 25th anniversary of Kentucky's bourbon trail—and the 150th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby—a writer and his expat cousin rediscover the city.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 12-17

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 12-17

Dogwood Festival returns for its 88th year, Melissa Etheridge plays the Amplify Decatur Festival, and more fun things to do this week.
Disco legend James “Mr. V” Virgil now sells kitchen gear to chefs and designers

Meet James “Mr. V” Virgil, the disco legend who sells kitchen gear to chefs and designers

Commonly known as “Mr. V,” James Virgil operates a restaurant supply store, dealing in mostly used commercial appliances, that attracts a cult following of designers and chefs to his facility in the shadow of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. I have spent hours squeezing myself down the tightly packed aisles of Mr. V’s Restaurant Equipment and Store Fixtures, where bar coolers, margarita machines, fridges with glass doors, and fryers rotate on an almost daily basis.

Well Served: Chef Dan Herget dishes about a decadent off-the-menu item

Plus, three Southern strawberry festivals, a mimosa trail in Richmond, and "eat your way" itineraries in coastal Alabama.
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The Chastain chef and owner Christopher Grossman shares his secrets of sustainability

Two Atlanta restaurants—Bacchanalia and The Chastain—won Michelin Green Stars in 2023. Started in 2020, the Green Star recognizes an establishment’s commitment to environmental stewardship. We talked to Christopher Grossman, owner and executive chef of The Chastain, about cooking and his secrets of sustainability.

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11 places to get incredible French fries in metro Atlanta

11 places to get incredible French fries in metro Atlanta

The carby, greasy fried potatoes that sop up all your troubles get the respect they deserve around here. Head to one of these Atlanta restaurants and bars for your next French fry fix.

The Balloon Museum at Pullman Yards will blow you away. What to know before you go.

Designed to be immersive, the family-friendly museum takes about an hour and a half to fully experience. Each exhibit is different, with art ranging from black-lit, anime-style punching bags to bubbles that emit smoke when they pop to humongous suspended inner tubes that change height. It’s a series of captivating displays that use sound and movement, as well as texture and color, to garner attention. Here's what to know before you go.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: The Bronx Bagel Buggy, El Santo Gallo, and Owens and Hull BBQ

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: The Bronx Bagel Buggy, El Santo Gallo, and Owens and Hull BBQ

The Bronx Bagel Buggy Rolls into Chamblee, plus a new traditional taqueria on the Westside and an exciting barbecue collaboration in Smyrna.
Remembering Atlanta drag legend Charlie Brown

Remembering Atlanta drag legend Charlie Brown

Mr. Charlie Brown, the reigning queen of Atlanta drag queens, has taken her final bow. The performer died Thursday night at Piedmont Hospital from complications following heart valve replacement surgery. He was 74. For 50 years, the self-proclaimed “Bitch of the South” entertained Atlantans with his bawdy brand of comedy, withering audience monologues, and risqué musical numbers on stage at Lips Atlanta, the Atlanta Eagle, Underground Atlanta, Illusions, and dozens of other nightlight spots.
Guarenteed Income Atlanta

Does Atlanta have guaranteed-income programs?

Universal basic income (UBI) isn’t a new idea, but in a dystopian world with pandemics and a growing wealth divide, the utopian concept seems more practical than ever before. Some of Atlanta’s biggest players have bought in and are investing in small-scale guaranteed-income pilot programs.
Culinary travel: Where to eat while visiting Charleston

Culinary travel: Where to eat while visiting Charleston

In 2023, Charleston's restaurant scene rebounded from a pandemic hangover, energized by longtime members of the culinary community pursuing passion projects, and new arrivals offering fresh perspectives. The growth is grounded in the essential components of Lowcountry cuisine, which occupies a unique spot in place and time.
Ronald Acuña Jr.

Ronald Acuña Jr. takes flight

Former Braves coaches Ron Washington and Eric Young Sr. mentored Acuña to an MVP season in 2023. Can the young outfielder thrive without them?

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The Braves home opener is just one game in a long season. But to the fans, it’s everything.

On Friday, the Atlanta Braves opened up their Truist Park account with their first home game of the year. The game itself is just one of 162 and in the win-loss column, the result has little impact on the outcome of the season. But the experience for Braves’ fans matters more than any other regular season game in the year. 

In 1974, Hank Aaron broke the most hallowed record in baseball. I can still hear the echo.

It was 50 years ago this month—April 8, 1974—that Henry Aaron hit his 715th career home run off pitcher Al Downing in Atlanta, breaking Ruth’s 39-year record. When he finally reached that summit, it seemed less a cause for celebration for Aaron than reason for a long sigh of relief: The chase was finally over.

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The Chastain chef and owner Christopher Grossman shares his secrets of sustainability

Two Atlanta restaurants—Bacchanalia and The Chastain—won Michelin Green Stars in 2023. Started in 2020, the Green Star recognizes an establishment’s commitment to environmental stewardship. We talked to Christopher Grossman, owner and executive chef of The Chastain, about cooking and his secrets of sustainability.

Family-friendly Bruxie serves scratch-made Belgian waffles and chicken tenders

Bruxie opened in Chamblee’s Parkview on Peachtree building. The California-based counter service restaurant is described as a “waffle sandwich shop with a culinary focus." But unlike most fast-casual chain eateries, Bruxie features scratch-made fare. Its sauces are made inhouse daily, and all chicken is marinated for 24 hours before being battered and fried to order.

Where to eat and drink at the Battery and Truist Park

Consider this your guide to having the best Braves game day meal ever. Here's where to eat at the Battery before the game (whether you have a lot or very little time), what to get inside Truist Park, and where to keep the party going after the game, plus tips for parking and pregame entertainment.

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Room Envy: A relaxed dining room in West End

“Low seating feels more relaxed than traditional seating,” says Palmer Schallon, who built the furniture in this dining room. He and his wife, Melissa—both set decorators in the film industry—recently moved to this West End home from Los Angeles.

Room Envy: A cool kids’ room in Virginia-Highland

This multipurpose kids’ room in a Virginia-Highland addition has good ideas for all ages, thanks to the creativity of designers at Copper Sky Design + Remodel.

Room Envy: A soft and serene home office

Keeping it simple but elegant, interior designer Shawn Amtower relied on two winning surfaces for this soft and serene office: white oak and gold/brass tone.

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