Pop-up collective Stolen Goods counts some of Atlanta’s finest young chefs of color among its ranks
In November 2019, I attended my first Stolen Goods pop-up dinner, led by chef Maximilian Hines at the Old Fourth Ward restaurant A Mano. The meal—called Traptoria, Vol. 2—was advertised as a tribute to the carryout foods Hines grew up eating at mom-and-pop Italian restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, but with a “Dirty South twist.” From a menu sprinkled with references to legendary musical acts, I ordered the Prince Scampi (Royal Red head-on shrimp in garlic and chili sauce, served with white bread), the fancied-up Cup-o-Ramone chicken noodles, and a rapturous Little Debbie tiramisu. It all lived up to the description Hines wrote to promote the event: “Basically if an Italian immigrant moved here and opened an Olive Garden in Bankhead.”
Three ways to spend spring break on Florida’s Gulf Coast
Florida's Gulf Coast offers easy escapes, whether you're craving lush resorts, preseason baseball, or natural retreats.
A walk on Florida’s wild side (as told through a series of animal encounters)
Want to experience the Florida's natural side? Here, we find manatees (and mermaids), orchids and alligators, weird deer, butterflies, and chickens.
A guide to visiting Atlanta Braves spring training in Sarasota County
Fans flock to Sarasota County, where they can get close to their team, and their companions can find plenty of other distractions.
Want a 30A escape for grown-ups? It’s all in the timing.
Families flock to the Panhandle’s scenic highway during school breaks. But adults can chill here in the spring, too—it’s all in the timing.
A love letter to the Flora-Bama
The first time that I was lured to the Flora-Bama Lounge, I had been casting for speckled trout on a guided fishing trip off the coast of Orange Beach, Alabama. This was a fall evening in the ’90s. Gulls spread rumors overhead. The sun was going to orange. From a distant point came music, pounding yet lighthearted, like a cross between Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett. It sounded like dirty dancing. It sounded like a good time.
Mend Coffee & Goods aims to create an accessible community space for people with disabilities
Mend Coffee & Goods is designed to be a place for the inter-ability community to convene, work, and socialize. It comes from Jay and Katherine Wolf, the founders of disability nonprofit Hope Heals, and will serve Opo coffee drinks—think espresso, drip, nitro, cold brew lattes—and kombucha on tap, plus breakfast and pastries.
Francie Lowman’s home furnishings are feminine, sustainable, and built to last
Curved lines, interesting textures, and playful scale—chances are, you’ve seen furniture designer Francie Lowman’s work at stores like Anthropologie, Interior Define, or Urban Outfitters. With her own brand, Mangata Experience, which she launched in 2020, she is looking to break down gender norms around carpentry and redefine what it means to be sustainable in furniture design.
A new rock-climbing park will preserve the legacy of a stone mason who became one of Georgia’s first Black legislators
Northeast of Macon, the Jake’s Woods project aims to create regional destination through confluence of Georgia history and unique, outdoor recreation.
Spring Reading: The season’s new releases by Atlanta-based authors
Spring is here, and with it, a new selection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books to check out. Here are six from Atlanta authors to add to your reading list.