The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Marcus Bar & Grille, Dolo’s Pizza, and Mobay Spice
Marcus Samuelsson rolls into Old Fourth Ward, pizza in Underground Atlanta, and Jamaican in Toco Hills.
Review: Spend a very happy hour at Whoopsie’s
Take me to a minuscule bar with clever low-budget decor, shove a one-page menu under my nose that doesn’t look like typical pub fare, and I am sure to fall in love before even tasting anything. Whoopsie’s, recently opened in Reynoldstown, checks all the boxes, playful and serious in equal proportion: a sparse 40 seats, lots of thrift-store finds and reclaimed furniture, lights turned way down low.
Things we like: Arak
When you order arak service at Zakia, a bottle is brought to you tableside on a golden cart—it’s an event, a presentation. “Would you like me to prepare this?” your server will ask before gently combining the spirit with cold water and ice, which is the traditional way to drink it. It’s a bit of a magic trick—the clear liquor turns a hazy white as soon as the other elements are added. This is because the essential oil of aniseed is soluble in alcohol but not in water.
Meet three Atlantans who are making women’s fitness apparel more accessible
“There’s a direct correlation between what you wear and how confident you feel,” says Jacqueline Dow of J. Dow Fitness. “Ensuring a woman feels beautiful and that her clothes are made for a body type like hers—I hope that inspires a journey to explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like.”
Room Envy: A beachy retreat in Buckhead
This retreat channels both Florida’s Palm Beach and the French Riviera, although it belongs to a family home in Buckhead.