Scandinavian Airlines new nonstop flights in Atlanta

Atlanta scores new direct flights to Scandinavia

Scandinavian Airlines, commonly known as SAS, has launched its new nonstop flight from Hartsfield Jackson-Atlanta International Airport to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson is on a new flight route streak: The SAS route follows airlines such as WestJet launching daily direct flights to Edmonton, Canada in April and Avelo launching a four-times weekly service to New Haven, Connecticut in May.

Che Butter Jonez is moving to Brookhaven

Che Butter Jonez—the Queens-inspired restaurant based on the food truck of the same name—is moving its flagship location from Southwest Atlanta to Brookhaven. With a much bigger space—capacity is 81 instead of 15—the restaurant will be open six days a week, in contrast to its current three. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch.

Emerald City Bagels is now open on the BeltLine

Located in the Citizen building near Kevin Gillespie’s now-defunct Cold Beer, Emerald City is modeled after old-school delis and pharmacy counters where the staff dons white coats and paper hats. The menu of both BeltLine and EAV locations is similar, but with all bagel-making taking place in East Atlanta, the BeltLine outpost was able to expand its coffee program and add an Automat for faster service.

Gene’s opens July 23 in East Lake, promising a mix of highbrow and lowbrow in an eclectic atmosphere

Gene’s is an eclectic restaurant opening July 23 in the former Salaryman space in East Lake. Previously a pop-up at spots like Kimball House, Talat Market, Bogg’s Social & Supply, and Poor Hendrix, Gene’s serves smoked barbecue with Vietnamese and Cajun flavors. Gene’s is designed as a mix of highbrow and lowbrow, reflected in the food, drinks, and decor.

Counter-service Italian restaurant Pochino caters to the college crowd

With a name that means “a little bit of Italy,” Pochino promises Old World flavors with imported, high-quality ingredients. Customers can choose their pasta (penne, spaghetti, tagliatelle, gnocchi, and maccheroni) and sauce (options include pomodoro, cacio e pepe, pesto, and Bolognese), a salad (house or caprese), and/or a pinsa (eight varieties are available).

Editor’s Journal: The greatest pitching performance I’ve ever seen came from a 9-year-old

Nine-year-old Jesse Merrill was the Jackie Robinson of my hometown. Like much of the Southeast, my little West Georgia town caught baseball fever in 1966 when the Braves relocated from Milwaukee to Atlanta. That spring, two Little League teams were started to play in the county league.
Frazier’s Cafe Society

The Atlanta restaurants that fed and nurtured the civil rights movement

As the civil rights movement unfolded in Atlanta, leaders and organizers came to the table, quite literally, in a coterie of Black-owned restaurants.

What to expect at the 2024 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is returning to Historic Fourth Ward Park from September 12 through 15. This year, the theme is “Big Top Bazaar.” Expect an extra day of foodie fun (previous festivals were only three days long), now with a carnival twist.

South Carolina pitmaster John Lewis is joining Atlanta’s barbecue scene

South Carolina pitmaster John Lewis is bringing his Central Texas-style barbecue to Ansley Mall next year with a location just off the Atlanta BeltLine. The 11,000-square foot restaurant will take over the spaces formerly home to Laundry Lounge and the Hideaway, behind Publix and Cook’s Warehouse. Lewis and team will build out the area to feature six, 1,000-gallon barbecue pits, where they will smoke meat over indirect heat.
Appalachian Trail

All aboard the Appalachian Trail: What hikers had to say as they began their journey in Georgia

Each spring, people from around the country descend on Springer Mountain, one hour north of metro Atlanta, to start a very long walk. About 3,000 hikers a year attempt the Appalachian Trail—the 2,198-mile footpath from Georgia to Maine—but only a quarter complete the entire stretch, which takes an average of six months. Northbound hikers begin at Amicalola Falls State Park to reach Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. On a sunny Saturday in March, Atlanta met a few of them at the start of their journey.

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