Saturday, March 23, 2019

L5P’s The Porter

There are more than ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall behind the bar at The Porter (I counted). There are tap handles by the dozen. The bar could overwhelm even the most dedicated beer drinker with the depth and breadth of its inventory. But instead of just playing a numbers game, the young owners display a curatorial finesse. Better yet, without gloating about running a “gastropub,” they serve pretty remarkable casual food to go along with the lagers, pilsners, Belgian whites, and, of course, their favorite porters.

North Georgia Wine Country

I remember my first taste of Georgia wine, years ago: I was in a small gift shop in "alpine" Helen during (what else?) Oktoberfest, and was offered a Dixie cup filled with...

South Georgia Wine Country

These South Georgia vineyards are drawing notice for their still and sparkling wines made from sweet Georgia Muscadines. Also featured are recommendations from wine columnist...

Where to Stay in Georgia Wine Country

All those tastings add up, so why not make a weekend of your wine country adventure? Here’s an extended list of our favorite hotels, inns, and cottages located near Georgia vineyards...

Hot Shop: EcoEmporium

It’s not by chance that EcoEmporium, the new earth-friendly boutique in West Midtown, looks familiar. Owners Carol and Bruce Held hired the designers behind mall chain Anthropologie to create a calming space with antique display cases and simple art. Only instead of bohemian wares, the Helds’ “bazaar of sorts” provides a step-by-step guide

Hot Shop: Grey Parrot Gallery

Address/phone: 2300 Peachtree Road, A-101, 404-352-2990
Robert Spano Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Maestro: With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Robert Spano redefines 21st century classical music

A composer before he became a conductor, and a former director of Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music, Robert Spano is at the center of a whirlwind in classical music that's blowing the dusty doors off the symphonic world.

Funeral

The remarkable behind-the-scenes story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 funeral.
You have thousands of angels around you Atlanta Magazine

“You Have Thousands of Angels Around You”

She got off the plane from Paris with nothing more than a couple of small bags. The bags had been packed for days as she waited for Eddie, a stranger who had approached her out of nowhere to say he knew all about her problems and could help.

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Wishful thinking goes a long way toward explaining why too many Atlantans, some of them respected colleagues of mine, speak of JCT Kitchen & Bar as if it were a dyed-in-the-wool Southern restaurant, the deluxe meat-and-three of their dreams.

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