The Long Goodbye

We thought Daddy was going to die in 2001. He was staggering around the house in his underwear, gasping in pain, his eyes hollow, his face slashed from shaving with an old-fashioned safety razor. He was eighty-two years old.

3 Atlanta off-the-menu items you must try

Try these scrumptious secret meals from Seven Lamps, the Optimist, and Houston's.

Apple-Walnut Galette

From Stacey Eames, Highland Bakery
Star Wars Wine

11 essential wines for your Star Wars movie marathon

For those reliving George Lucas’s galactic world for the second, third, or 100th time, here’s to a weekend bender before the big day. For help with pairings, I called Eric Crane, an advanced sommelier who works at Empire Distributors (cue the Imperial March).

Two homicides that haven’t made headlines

In the two weeks following the May 17 shooting of Saman Balkhanian as he walked from a Braves game, there has been substantial media attention paid to the crime spike in south Atlanta. This intensified after the Memorial Day Weekend murder of Patrick Cotrona in East Atlanta Village.

Eat This: Grilled chicken gyros from Nick’s Food to Go

Manager Evie Poulos estimates that they sell upwards of 200 gyros every day. But despite the restaurant’s reputation for their Greek sandwiches, gyros weren’t even on the menu when Nick’s opened.

More than 50 chefs, mixologists to participate in Team Hidi 3.0

Chefs and mixologists from more than 50 local restaurants and bars will gather on January 25 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for Team Hidi 3.0. Proceeds will go toward the Giving Kitchen, an organization that provides help to restaurant workers in need.

Your next wine obsession: bubbles from Germany

The country’s signature grape varietal, often accused of being too sweet, has yet to sync with the American palate, despite relentless nationwide campaigns and marketing pushes. But there is a way to dive into German wines—great German wines—without having to buy a copy of Rosetta Stone, memorize a map, or fork over a ton of cash: go sparkling.

Edgewood Ave coffee shop Cafe + Velo is a cyclist’s paradise

Cafe + Velo owners Jeff Demetriou (an Atlanta artist and cyclist) and Benjamin Boisson (owner of Atlanta Beltline Bikes) want you to drive your car less. The duo opened a cozy, unpretentious coffee shop on Edgewood in hopes that it would appeal to Atlanta's cycling and pedestrian community.

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I have chest pains. I’m serious. I am five minutes away from calling an ambulance. The only thing stopping me is that my friend Milt recently called an ambulance because he felt chest pains, and it turned out he was having a panic attack, which is not life-threatening but just as expensive.

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