This year, Foo Foo Fest is celebrating its ten-year anniversary November 2nd through the 13th as Pensacola comes alive and welcomes artists and visitors from across the country. In honor of this monumental anniversary, we’ve come up with 10 reasons to celebrate 10 amazing years of the Foo Foo Festival.
If there’s an Atlantan with something interesting to say, there’s a good chance they’ve said it to Rose Scott. Her radio program, Closer Look, which airs live every weekday afternoon on local NPR member station WABE, hosts a vibrant cross-section of the city’s movers and shakers, interviewed by Scott herself. “I always say we’re a curator of conversations,” she told me. “Community conversations.”
An Atlanta-based venture capital firm funds Black women entrepreneurs. Now, the legal activist who helped overturn affirmative action is suing.
In August, the American Alliance for Equal Rights, lead by Edward Blum, filed a complaint against Atlanta-based Fearless Fund, claiming its Fearless Strivers Grant Contest—which offers grants to Black women-owned businesses—is a “racially-discriminatory program” that violates the law’s “guarantee of race neutrality.” The case will be heard in federal court later this month.
After its 1995 founding, the Delta Flight Museum started holding sales a few times a year in its circa-1940s hangars. “We’ve sold a lot of unique items over the years, including a pressurized DC-9 door, an aircraft lavatory, aircraft crew rest bunk beds, and even overhead bins,” says the museum's director of operations.
Garrison Brothers Hye Fashioned Takeover: A Month-Long Celebration of Flavor, Tradition, and Giving Back
Ready for an extraordinary journey of innovative, traditional, and top-notch bourbon creations? Look no further than the Garrison Brothers Hye Fashioned Takeover, where bars and restaurants across the nation will showcase their mixology mastery, elevating the beloved Old Fashioned cocktail to new heights by incorporating the smooth, rich flavors of Garrison Brothers Bourbon.
In January, the Inman Park space formerly known as Parish (which closed in early 2021) will welcome guests once again. It’s a full circle moment for Justin Amick, who is turning the building into Painted Park.
Virginia-Highland has seen a lot of growth in the last few years, with businesses such as Pielands and Kinship Butcher & Sundry bringing new life to the heart of the neighborhood. Last year, Alex Kinjo (MF Sushi, Kinjo Room) quietly opened Vietnamese spot Mai Kitchen on North Highland Avenue. Last week, he launched another restaurant a few doors down: Yakitori Kona. Replacing Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, which shuttered in 2022, Yakitori Kona is intended as a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant serving Japanese street fare.
Chicheria MX Kitchen comes from the team behind Buena Vida Tapas & Sol, Juan Sebastian Calle and Adam Berlin. A Baja-inspired spot, it’s intended to bring a new style of Mexican food to the area, focusing on nutrient-rich, vegetable-laden items made in house. Top Chef alum Whitney Otawaka consulted on the menu, which executive chef Alejandro Tamez (Otawaka’s former sous chef) will implement.
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