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Circa: Waffle House

From a side hustle to an empire: how Waffle House became a 24/7 beacon for waffle lovers

Before Waffle House became what it is now, it was just a side hustle. On Labor Day 1955, next-door neighbors Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened a restaurant in sleepy Avondale Estates.
Perfect Night Out: Chaka Khan Hacienda

Your guide to a perfect weekend night out in Atlanta, according to an MJQ DJ

When not spinning at MJQ, DJ Taradactyl likes cocktails at Banshee. We asked Tara Davies what she considers a perfect weekend in Atlanta, from Friday to Sunday.
Lizzo Music Midtown things to do in Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 12–17

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Travis Scott, and more take the stage at Music Midtown; the Atlanta Falcons host a kickoff pep rally; and the Atlanta Horror Film Festival gives you an early start on Halloween.
Georgia Gwinnett College Tennis Chase Hodges

109 straight wins: Georgia Gwinnett coach Chase Hodges is one of the best-kept secrets in college tennis

Chase Hodges, the first tennis coach Georgia Gwinnett College has ever had, is clearly comfortable in the environment he helped build: “We’ll play anybody, anytime, anywhere!”
Up all night: Atlanta Police Officer Son Tran

An Atlanta cop, truck driver, and sleep specialist tell us how to cope with working all night

How $4,000 mattresses and blue-light boxes help Atlanta’s small army of night owls get a good day’s rest.
Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island’s turtle hospital drove its 90 patients to Atlanta to keep them safe from Hurricane Dorian

When a mandatory evacuation was announced for the Georgia coast during Hurricane Dorian, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center loaded up and drove its 90 turtle patients, including four loggerhead sea turtles, from Jekyll Island to Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium.
Fall festivals in Atlanta

22 fall festivals in Atlanta you won’t want to miss

Summer might be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of fall festivals in Atlanta to check out this season. Here are a few of our picks.
Don't Miss List: JapanFest

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for September

Phantogram comes to the the Tabernacle, get into national parks for free, and JapanFest brings anime and street food to Infinite Energy Center.
Brenda Lee Georgia Legend Award

Country legend Brenda Lee: “Everything I know about singing I owe to coming up in Georgia”

Her home state of Georgia is never far from Brenda Lee’s mind. She'll be honored this weekend with the inaugural GPB Georgia Legend Award at the Fox Theatre.
Dragon Con 2019 Cosplay costumes gallery

Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2019

Looking for photos from Dragon Con 2019? Here's a gallery of our favorite cosplay photos from the annual Atlanta convention.

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