“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
Pie is perfect for easily transporting to holiday parties and make a great gift. So what should you serve to impress your friends? Try one of these seasonal picks—think cranberry apple crumble, gingerbread chess, and eggnog custard—from metro Atlanta bakeries.
Every morning, Jason Flatt wakes up compelled by that simple mission: He has to save a dog—especially ones that everyone else has given up as lost. As owner of Friends to the Forlorn, his animal rescue operation that specializes in pit bulls, he has saved more than 600 dogs since 2009.
Jermaine Dupri and the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee are clear about the fact that they want the upcoming Super Bowl LIVE concert series—six days of free shows that will take place in Centennial Olympic Park ahead of the Super Bowl—to incorporate and appeal to Atlanta’s residents, not just the thousands of visitors who are expected to flood the city for the big game in 2019.
Jake Karmin, former general manager and bartender of the now-closed Hand in Hand bar in Virginia-Highland, is opening a conspiracy-themed basement drink parlor in Summerhill. Together with Judy Ho, also formerly of Hand in Hand, Karmin will open the aptly named Conspiracy in late 2019 or early 2020.
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Marshmello, are coming to Atlanta for Power 96.1's Jingle Ball, Netherworld is holding a special Christmas scare fest, and the Fox Theatre is celebrating Mighty Mo and screening Elf.
While we're celebrating everything that is the best about Atlanta in 2018, we couldn’t help but give a shout-out to Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye. The new series released not one but two seasons filmed in the metro area this year. Before they take on Kansas City, we asked the Fab Five for one more round of local style advice.
With the abundance of holiday bar pop-ups in Atlanta this year, it's pretty easy to find a place to drink this holiday season. But if you're looking for a hearty meal, check out these metro Atlanta restaurants that are open and offering specials on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Across the country, deaths of pedestrians are nearing historic highs, and Georgia and metro Atlanta are no different. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, the number of collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists in the 20-county metro region has risen sharply, from nearly 1,700 in 2006 to more than 2,500 in 2015—a 53 percent increase.
On a chilly and wet Monday morning, fans took to downtown Atlanta to celebrate Atlanta United as the 2018 MLS Cup champions. Here's a photo gallery of what we saw along the parade route. (Feel free to chant along as you browse.)