In intimate documentary portraits from East Point—Headland Drive and the surrounding area—photographer Rita Harper reminds us that you don’t have to be famous to have a story worth telling.
Widely recognized as the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for designing landmarks like Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and Biltmore Estate. In Atlanta, he designed a series of six linear parks along “Ponce de Leon Parkway” for the new residential development of Druid Hills.
There are few restaurants in Atlanta like Che Butter Jonez, where Malik Rhasaan interprets some of the dishes he grew up eating in Queens—a flagship lamb burger, chicken pitas and bodega-style breakfast sandwiches, a pastrami-topped patty melt called the Patti LaBelle—while Detric Fox-Quinlan works the counter.
In the news recently for its links to gang violence, Cleveland Avenue could represent much more than that. It just needs a little push.
Amid a landscape of shiny new “West Midtown” development, a shabby old blues club is an oasis of old-school debauchery.
Edgewood vs. Moreland: Two writers argue their case for which street is more uniquely Atlanta.
“It’s been a hated road since its conception,” says Serena McCracken, a research manager at the Atlanta History Center, speaking about—well, go ahead and guess.
According to an oft-cited figure from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the metro boasts 71 streets bearing some variation on the name “Peachtree.” That number is several years old, though, and a spokesperson says the organization doesn’t keep a running list. Here, an assuredly incomplete, highly subjective ranking. You’ll never guess who came out on top.
New concepts from Deborah VanTrece, Shema Fulton, and others are upping the food options in an area that’s long been underserved—and turning Cascade Heights into a dining destination.
Cascade is distinct from nearby locales in that its residents don’t lack fresh food from traditional retailers. I was fascinated to learn that yet another grocer was moving in—even more so when I came across a city-created map of fresh-food options, where that cluster of stores stands in contrast to the rest of Southwest Atlanta, and the other predominantly Black neighborhoods where grocers are few and far between. Why the abundance in Cascade Heights? And how does a Black neighborhood that needs a grocer get one?
It starts on the Decatur Square, ends at Peachtree Boulevard; and is an overall enlightening cultural journey amid many international businesses and places frequented by the gourmet crowd.
Originally named Terminus, the Georgia capital was a railroad town that became an automobile town. Did we miss an opportunity to become the Venice of the Southeast?
Edwin Wiley Grove lost a wife and a child to malaria, inspiring him to create a “tasteless” treatment for the disease that contained quinine but sought to counteract quinine’s bitter flavor. It was in fact not tasteless but sweetened and lemon-flavored, and reputedly disgusting. By 1890, Grove’s tonic was apparently selling more bottles than Coca-Cola, in spite—or because?—of a chimeric ad campaign depicting the head of a baby affixed to the body of a pig: GROVE’S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC, it says. MAKES CHILDREN AND ADULTS AS FAT AS PIGS. Bottoms up.
With a marquee greenspace, a planned Microsoft campus, and other flashy new developments, Grove Park and Bankhead are ground zero for Atlanta gentrification. What happens to the people who are already there?
Rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are angling to bring back the hallowed restaurant, which served fish “so darn good it blocked traffic on Fridays.” It will reopen in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
When it comes to transportation issues, there’s perhaps only one thing motorists and cyclists, skaters and scooters, walkers and wheelchair users, the rich and the poor can agree on: Potholes suck.
As land values skyrocket, Atlanta churches are falling for development left and right. But is cashing in and moving on really a sin?
“Atlanta is home to me. I highlighted the streets in our city by making the signs big and bold throughout the design, but foregrounded by subtle imagery from pervasive topics like gentrification.”
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Oreatha’s at the Point, Slabtown Public House, and NoriFish
A maternal menu from Deborah VanTrece, bar snacks on the BeltLine, and omakase in Sandy Springs.
Grain bowls, avocado toast, “superfoods” galore: Atlanta is awash in fast-casual restaurants. Here’s how they stack up.
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.
With sweltering outdoor temperatures and classes like heated spin, hot pilates, and, of course, hot yoga on the rise at Atlanta’s boutique fitness studios, you’ll have no trouble working up a sweat this summer.
You might have noticed that, suddenly, more and more stores you’re used to seeing online have locations in metro Atlanta: Lunya, Rothy’s, Allbirds, Peloton, Lovesac, Framebridge. Ironically, traditionally digital-only brands are discovering the advantages of brick-and-mortar.
Gardens can get a bad rap in late summer—with wilting flowers and fewer blooms than in spring—but interior designer and author James Farmer added architecture and heat-tolerant plants so that his backyard excels even in August.