ATL Tweets of the Day: April 15, 2011

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Our five favorite styles from Warby Parker

Trouble deciding between the hundred or so styles? You can get an easy second opinion from friends before buying, thanks to a photobooth inside the shop that’ll snap your framed face and email, text, or tweet.

Asylum: Inside Central State Hospital, once the world’s largest mental institution

In 1837, Georgia lawmakers authorized a “Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum.” Five years later, the facility opened as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum on the outskirts of the cotton-rich town that served as the antebellum state capital.

Baingan Bharta

Late summer is the perfect time to make this Northern Indian stew, when eggplants and peppers are plentiful and tomatoes are still available, if not slicer-perfect. You can use any kind of eggplant. The key is to roast it first to bring out a smoky flavor. Serve with basmati rice.
Coco + Mischa

Where to shop in Atlanta now: Fun prints, handy totes, and new bridal shops

Lifestyle boutique COCO + MISCHA sets up in Ponce City Market, say "thinking of you" with Real Men Buy Flowers, an Atlanta-based floral subscription service, and explore minimalist, no-frills children’s clothing line at e Lou.

Quiz: How well do you know 90s Atlanta?

Put your knowledge of 90s Atlanta trivia to the test.

5 essential Texan foods for your Super Bowl tailgate party in Houston

Going to Houston this weekend for Super Bowl LI? When in Texas, do as the Texans do. Upgrade your tailgate with these five local foods.

The Cockentrice opens this Friday; check out the menu

This Friday Kevin Ouzts of the Spotted Trotter will open his first restaurant, the Cockentrice, in Krog Street Market. Friends and family got a preview earlier this week. Cheesemonger Scott Stroud will prepare composed cheese plates, Tyler Austin (the Sound Table) will showcase small batch beer, wine, and spirit producers at the bar, and pastry chef Nicole Banks-Bonilla (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) will offer a trio of desserts. Ouzts’s sister, Stephanie Nagel (Maritime Hotel in New York), is moving to Atlanta to manage the restaurant.

Rediscovery: The Lobster Bar

Ordering lobster in a restaurant can be a harrowing experience. What if you miscalculate and get stuck with a specimen that will drain your savings? What if you make a fool of yourself trying to crack the hard shell?

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