One year later, 7 Asian American community members reflect on the Atlanta spa shootings
In the wake of last year’s spa shootings, Atlanta’s Asian Americans mobilized like never before. Here, seven community members share why this tragedy has implications for all of us.
Where—and how—Atlantans want to live now
The pandemic changed everything. We’ve never thought more about how and where we want to live—and how we can make room for everyone. What are the options now in metro Atlanta?
Is this the year Atlanta’s tree-protection ordinance gets an update?
Atlanta’s tree-protection ordinance—a critical tool for preserving the forest in the city—is more than two decades old. Is this the year it gets an update?
How the founder of Blue Ridge’s bigfoot museum keeps the faith
“It’s part museum, part roadside family attraction. Walk in the door, and there isn’t a quiet place—there’s somebody talking, music, movies, audio of bigfoot talking and screaming,” says David Bakara of Expedition: Bigfoot! The Sasquatch Museum. “You have no idea what’s coming around the next corner.”
The world according to Atlanta comedian Ms. Pat
One of Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams’s earliest memories is watching her mother shoot craps in her grandfather’s bootleg house, where he made moonshine. Nothing was off-limits during her childhood in Atlanta, she jokes in her recently premiered Netflix stand-up special, Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?
Meet the three women laying the foundation for a new, pro-Black city in central Georgia
“We want freedom . . . from all of the things that feel outside of our control, freedom from police brutality, freedom from these disparities around our health and our wellness.” That was the thought that inspired Ashley Scott, Laura Riley-Cooper, and Renee Walters to start the Freedom Georgia Initiative and build a community in Wilkinson County.
The verdict on 4 new Atlanta restaurants: Atrium, Atlantucky Brewing, How Crispy Express, and the Daily
A tropical paradise inside Ponce City Market, a new drinking destination in Castleberry Hill, the latest word in fried chicken sandwiches, and a colorful daytime eatery off Howell Mill Road.
Atlanta’s cocktail scene flies under the national radar, but the talent is here
Have you ever come across a gem of a place and wondered how no one else has found out about it? That’s what the entire Atlanta bar scene is like. Atlanta may influence everything, but when it comes to the national cocktail conversation, it flies way under the radar. Is the talent here? Yes. Do many people know about it? No.
Review: High praise for Le Bon Nosh, Buckhead’s all-day Parisian cafe
In France, one of the highest compliments one can pay to a dish or a meal is: “It was correct.” Having grown up in this context, where proper execution is valued and silly hyperbole frowned upon, I am delighted to say that Forough Vakili’s posh new all-day restaurant in Buckhead—a celebration of the Parisian grand cafe—is bold, elegant, but above all, correct on almost every level.
No proof, no problem: Add these nonalcoholic drinks to your home bar
While no- and low-alcohol beverages are an almost $10 billion global industry, there’s no one-stop shop in Atlanta for the sober and sober-curious—but that’s changing.
Our (frequently updating) guide to Atlanta’s very best pop-ups, food trucks, and more
Some of the most exciting food in Atlanta today is served out of borrowed kitchens, at farmers markets, and from food trucks. Here’s some of our recent faves, and where to find them.
An Atlanta dietitian shares the facts on four trendy diets
Danielle Lewis has seen her share of nutrition trends come and go since becoming a registered dietitian. (Anybody remember the Tapeworm Diet? No? Good.) Here, the owner of Atlanta’s DL Dietetics evaluates the latest fads.
Ecofriendly children’s store Happy Mango moves into the Works
Phnewfula Frederiksen had so much trouble finding an ecofriendly baby store where she could shop for her two children, now ages seven and 13, that she launched her own in 2009. Originally online-only, Happy Mango opened its first brick-and-mortar in Kirkwood in 2016—offering clothing and equipment for babies and kids, pregnant women, and new moms.
My Style: Le Bon Nosh founder Forough Vakili
In 2011, Georgia Tech alum and chemical engineer Forough Vakili could no longer deny her passion for the food industry, so she went to France to attend culinary school. From the beginning, she cared about more than a plate of food.