Best of Atlanta 2013
Koreans beat Americans to the current Japanese ramen craze raging in the U.S., as evidenced by this edgy storefront. Korean-owned Umaido throws out way more options and garnishes than would be traditional in Japan.
Neighborhood: Northeast Metro
Named after a Japanese worldview that cherishes nature, this new offshoot of the Atlanta Ballet has found a fitting home in the greenspaces of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Midcentury furniture, industrial lighting, and trendy pillows join fashion and jewelry—a vintage alligator purse and handmade dresses, for instance—in this catchall shopping experience.
Industry mags often rank it among the nation’s best jewelry stores, and in 2013, Worthmore celebrated its twentieth year at its Midtown location in Amsterdam Walk.
At this Poncey-Highland gem—the retail offspring of Young Blood Gallery—you will find handcrafted greeting cards, Atlanta-centric items (illustrations, photography, maps), modern jewelry, and more.
Since their surprise arrival on July 15, the panda cubs have entranced millions worldwide via the zoo’s PandaCam. A visit to see them will provide an ideal moment to teach the values of preservation and conservation.