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SCAD FASH

Fashion show: SCAD FASH

Since opening at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus in 2015, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film has staged retrospectives on Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera, as well as other lavish fashion exhibitions never before seen in the South.
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.
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New composer: Michael Kurth

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has a long history of investing in new works by contemporary composers, but few are as breathtaking as the spectacles by the ASO’s own Michael Kurth.
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Hometown chain: Ballard Designs

This year, the brand added a glam collection by celebrity designer and Atlanta native Miles Redd to its roster of exclusives by Suzanne Kasler and Bunny Williams.
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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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.
Upbeet

Health food: Upbeet

Erik Maier’s simultaneously sleek and bubbly fast-casual restaurant relies on organic ingredients and a crew of high-spirited bowl-builders.
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Pop-up: Talat Market

Parnass Savang serves Thai-inspired dinners three nights a week at Gato in Candler Park, quietly revolutionizing what Atlanta thought of this nation’s cuisine.
Atlanta United Footie Mob

Pre-gaming: Atlanta United Footie Mob

Sure, you can spend the time, money, and energy to create a tailgating spread. Or you can join the Footie Mob and delegate the job to one of the team’s sanctioned—though still slightly unofficial—fan clubs.
Anne Quatrano

Tastemaker: Anne Quatrano

Anne Quatrano boldly moved Bacchanalia to a relatively unknown industrial area on the Westside in 1999. Now, she’s done it again, designing a stand-alone building to house her flagship and its adjoining cafe, Star Provisions, just one mile away, in another offbeat location.

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