Atlanta fitness studios amp up their workouts with live DJ sets

Fitness classes with live DJs have popped up across metro Atlanta, but few studios show as strong a dedication to the power of DJ-curated and -spun music as F45.
Strawberry preserves

Technique: Preserving Place’s Martha McMillin on her award-winning strawberry preserves

A jar full of glistening homemade preserves makes a year-round prized treat, whether smeared on a hot biscuit, dolloped onto goat cheese, or draped over ice cream. Here, Preserving Place’s Martha McMillin explains how to make her award-winning recipe.

Abattoir

To Anglo ears, the word "abattoir" has an almost spiritual chime. Without knowing its meaning, one might guess that it refers to a labyrinth of monastic cloisters, or the dwelling of a particularly devout ascetic. But it’s French for "slaughterhouse," the term being derived from the verb abattre, meaning to shoot, knock down, or demoralize. Abattoir is one of the least onomatopoeic words ever adapted into the English language.

The burger as fetish

Growing up, I was terrified of my best friend’s grandmother, tiny but fierce with her shellacked black hair, penciled eyebrows, and penchant for telling us girls to “stand up straight.” When I confessed I had never eaten a burger at the Varsity, she declared my situation “un-American, un-Southern, and un-Christian.”

Neighborhood: Cascade

Want to rub elbows with the likes of Atlanta mayors, civil rights hero C.T. Vivian, singer Janelle Monáe, and top execs such as Coca-Cola’s Carl Ware? Then head to southwest Fulton County and the tony neighborhoods of the Cascade Road corridor.
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One Square Mile: The 12-year-old Atlanta fencer

Ryan Droutman is taking a breather. The fencer sits sweating in a red plastic lawn chair, mask tucked beneath his arm, foil lying across his lap, as he referees a bout between two classmates, one of whom is old enough to be his grandfather.

Candler Park Market

Other than a touch of European accent, the thing that distinguishes me most from the average American is that I am a daily shopper. I have never wanted a proper pantry or coveted a large refrigerator with room for 1,001 forgotten condiments and aging vegetables.

Anna Russ left a career in oncology research to start a holistic tea company: Teaney

Part-time Atlantan Anna Russ left a corporate job in oncology research to focus on Ayurvedic medicine, including a line of holistic teas: Teaney. The easy-to-make teas (they require no steeping, just mixing in milk or water) have already amassed a fan base in Atlanta.

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