Best of Atlanta 2013
Open daily year-round, the family-owned business stocks a mix of produce sourced from Loganville gardens and trucked in from the state farmers market.
Though some of its products may veer into Fifty Shades territory, on a whole, AP brings an upmarket edginess to underpinnings that hasn’t been seen in this city before.
Parkway Pointe has all the comforts we’ve come to expect from the modern multiplex, but the little things set this theater apart.
Accessible display racks make it easy to browse a selection that includes specialty lines like Barton Perreira and ProDesign: Denmark, and the staff members are friendly but not overbearing.
A former East Atlanta Village antiques mall now houses the latest haunt for beer lovers.
This enduring fine dining destination showcases chef Gerry Klaskala’s taste for slow-cooked food and organic produce. A fitting choice for anniversaries and other intimate celebrations.
A recent Andy Warhol Foundation grant is boosting the mission of this non-collecting institution, which also offers educational programs and subsidized studios for fourteen resident artists.
Why didn’t someone think of this before? Gather products from more than fifty of the city’s talented artisans together under one roof.
This Lawrenceville company has always excelled at Broadway classics. But this year, the ensemble scored one for the ages with the epic Les Misérables. The show was a breakthrough for young Atlanta director Justin Anderson, who is suddenly working all over town.
With a focus on educational books, games, and kits from companies like Playmobil and Thomas & Friends, the aisles of this Sandy Springs store are strewn with building sets and dolls.
The asanas are traditional but the music is cool and fun—ever heard of hip-hop artist MC Yogi?—and her classes strike that difficult balance of welcoming beginners while providing a workout for the advanced.
The bread-and-butter of this luxury bag retailer is online at shopbellabag.com. But the founder, Cassandra Connors, lives in Atlanta and has a brick-and-mortar showroom on Miami Circle open Monday through Saturday.
Hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the parade features hundreds of giant puppets, light sculptures, lanterns and glow sticks, and thousands of cheering spectators along its route.
After you depart one of the five convenient parking lots along the 8.3-mile Alpharetta trail, the rumble of traffic quickly gives way to the chirp of crickets and cicadas and the peaceful trickle of the adjacent creek.
His Decatur restaurant is in its fifth year, and Billy Allin’s menus are ever more poetic love letters to vegetables.
Bruce Logue, who bewitched food lovers at Midtown’s La Pietra Cucina with his housemade pastas draped in bombastic sauces, has settled into his own restaurant—a lovably eccentric bungalow on the fringe of Inman Park.
Lanes at Brunswick’s Norcross are pricey ($25 an hour, $35 on weekends), but concierge-level service makes it splurge-worthy.