Best of Atlanta 2016
It's that time of year again, when we bring you our guide to the best the city has to offer. After months of research, our team of testers arrived at the winners featured here, which include everything from the friendliest bike repair shop to the coziest first date to the toughtest new workout.
Free Fun: Second Sundays at the High
The High Museum of Art decreased ticket prices to $14.50 last October, but it’s most accessible on the second Sunday of every month, when the doors open from 1 to 4 p.m. for free.
Second Life: Redefined Home Boutique
This local retailer and design firm, with shops on the Westside and in Brookhaven, has redefined itself.
Local Furniture Store: Matthews Furniture and Design
This isn't your grandmother's Matthews. Although the 35-year-old, family-owned Buckhead business still carries traditional reproductions (yes, even Stickley's Mission furniture), its current mix of classic and contemporary styles would impress any millennial.
Free Fun: Atlanta Streets Alive
In a city dominated by gridlock, these afternoons provide a rare opportunity to ditch your car and explore Atlanta’s neighborhoods on two wheels (or feet).
Free Fun: Party With the Past
Brush up on local history at these bimonthly shindigs, hosted by the Atlanta History Center at notable venues like the Fox Theatre or Westview Cemetery.
New Korean: Jang Dok Dae
Located near Duluth’s sprawling Super H Mart, this restaurant has quickly become a favorite with the city’s Asian community, who come for the rich aged kimchi and stunning hot pots.
Lash Extensions: Buckhead Lash Studio
When it comes to lash extensions, forget salons that juggle a ton of different services. Go with lashes-only Buckhead Lash Studio.
Personal Endorsement: Steven Alan
I have been obsessed with Steven Alan, which is not good for my bank account. They have the right amount of clothing; it’s not overwhelming.
Personal Endorsement: Noni’s
I would go for the lasagna alone. It’s the perfect comfort food.