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Film booster: Christopher Escobar

The purchase of one historic building seems strikingly auspicious for Atlanta’s growing film community: Chris Escobar’s acquisition of the Plaza Theatre.
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Hot trend: Rage rooms

If you’re feeling angry and looking for a healthy way to express your emotions, try a rage room, including Sandy Springs' the Break Room.
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Colorists: Jenn Jones, Amber Casciano, and Lindsey Wiseman

Hair feeling dull? Check out these three Atlanta colorists.
Brow You Doin’

Microblading: Brow You Doin’

Carey Housen launched Brow You Doin’, her microblading business, out of Only You Tattoo in 2016, inspired in part by her struggles with alopecia.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Mercedes-Benz of stadium food

Despite the $1.5 billion construction price tag, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is all about “fan-first pricing.” If you love fried chicken, go to Molly B’s Cookhouse. Can’t decide between a snack or a meal? Go to one of four Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q locations.
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Venezuelan: Arepa Mia

Venezuela-born Lis Hernandez has been feeding Atlantans arepas at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012. This summer, she moved the second location of Arepa Mia (first opened in 2014) from Decatur to Avondale Estates, where she has a patio, more parking, and new menu items.
B's Cracklin'

Barbecue: B’s Cracklin’

This Atlanta location of pitmaster Bryan Furman’s barbecue joint—the original is in Savannah—couldn’t have been more warmly embraced by Riverside, a neighborhood in need of choice dining options.
Serena & Lily

California style: Serena & Lily

Known for colorful patterns and original artwork, the popular online source finds retail spaces help showcase its growing furniture collections.
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Menu design: Food Terminal

Those of you who like to take home menus from restaurants will have no luck at Food Terminal. This is not a one-sheet; it’s a 50-page glossy magazine featuring full-bleed photos and faux cover lines.
Royal Myanmar

Cuisine to try: Burmese at Royal Myanmar

Travel to Clarkston to taste salads perfumed with tea leaves, plates of silky “tofu” made with chickpea flour instead of soybeans, and rich coconut curries.

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