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.
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.
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.
Cheshire Bridge Road history

How long can we keep Cheshire Bridge weird?

Cheshire Bridge Road’s long history as one of Atlanta’s most notorious nightlife destinations began as an accident of geography. But the famous red light district has seen changes—and more change could be coming.
Jackee White, five-star Lyft driver

After 20,000 passengers, this five-star Lyft driver has met more Atlantans than you know

"I broke my ankle, had a bad divorce, lost custody of my daughters, and ended up basically homeless. That's when I decided to try out Lyft. Now, I have a five-star rating and driven 20,000 passengers. My goal is to be the first female driver to make $100,000."

In the quiet waters of the Chestatee River, cancer survivors find peace with fly fishing

Georgia Women Fly Fishers has hosted Casting for Confidence, a free, annual, day-long retreat that teaches fly fishing basics to female cancer survivors, since 2002. “This is the time to release all other fears and concerns. I can attest you’ll let it all go once you see this beautiful space.”
BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

The BronzeLens Film Festival spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color

BronzeLens Film Festival, a five-day event that gives the big-screen treatment to short films and feature-length movies, spotlights emerging actors and filmmakers of color. It will run from August 21–25 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, the Carter Center, and other venues.
Georgia Gold Rush

How Dahlonega earned its name from Georgia’s gold rush

On August 1, 1829, Gold had been discovered in Georgia. Several years later, the General Assembly changed the name of Licklog, the county seat of present-day Lumpkin County, the epicenter of the Georgia gold rush, to Dahlonega—similar to the Cherokee word for gold.

The world’s largest collection of vintage supercomputers is in Roswell, Georgia

In July, Lonnie Mimms opened the Computer Museum of America, a 40,000-square-foot tribute to hundreds of thousands of technological throwbacks dating to the mid-1800s, in Roswell, the heart of North Fulton’s Tech Hub.

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

21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.

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