When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
There’s something special about knowing the person who actually made the jewelry you’re wearing, the handbag you’re carrying, or the food you’re serving. With Atlanta’s cleverly curated galleries and online sources, it’s easier than ever to shop local. So we found the best indie makers who create handmade goods for your home, table, and closet.
Drake and Migos are playing at State Farm Arena, Cabbagetown plays host to a chili cook-off at Chomp and Stomp Festival, and Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are performing My Favorite Murder live at the Fox Theatre.
Asshole Santa is coming to Atlanta, and he’s drinking Scotch, chain-smoking fake cigars, and ignoring whether you’re naughty or nice. Tell him what you want for Christmas on November 17 at East Atlanta’s 529 Bar.
In the male-dominated stand-up comedy world, Lace Larrabee is making sure women are a force to be reckoned with by launching Laugh Lab, the only stand-up comedy class in Atlanta that’s exclusively for women. She also role in the new Catherine Zeta-Jones comedy Queen America, which debuts this month on Facebook Watch.
Chef Hector Santiago’s El Super Pan makes its way to the Battery at SunTrust Park; Chef Leslie Cohen joins Atlanta’s pizza wars with Firepit Pizza Tavern; and Grant Park has a new Mexican restaurant, Patria Cocina.
Chef Zeb Stevenson, formerly of Watershed, relies on Green Ola Acres’s papaya squash as the foundation of a savory pie that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. Although you can use different varieties for this recipe, papaya squash has the right amount of sweetness, complexity, and water content, and its distinct nuttiness makes it perfect for a pie.
Perhaps more than any stretch of pavement in the city, the expanse of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Mary Mac’s Tea Room and the Majestic Diner possesses the historic charm, the culinary creativity, and the total weirdness that makes Atlanta, well, Atlanta. Our ode to Ponce.
Pano Karatassos swears that the massive meal he’s thrown together on a random Tuesday is simply “homestyle food that you would find at a Greek household.” Perhaps, but Karatassos also happens to be Atlanta restaurant royalty who helms the wildly popular Kyma in Buckhead.
First Oriental Market was established in 1984 by Diane Bounngaseng and her family in a ramshackle building plopped in Decatur. It is more than a place to grab some Chinese eggplants. It is always an adventure.
Megan Huntz’s first brick-and-mortar shop, Grant Park’s new grooming spot for guys, Hammer & Nails, Warby Parker’s new kids’ eyewear line, and more of Atlanta’s newest stores.
Thomas Raab studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology before landing his first job at DKNY as a menswear designer. After seven years with the brand, he was lured to Atlanta by Sid Mashburn and appointed head of men’s design. Next up? His own label, TAR, which combines the sport of American workwear with the precision of Japanese tailoring.
Loving all things midcentury, Laird Memory and her husband, Matt Bunting, updated their circa-1951 ranch off Collier Road while keeping the era’s cool vibe. The remodeled dining room (which was once a porch) features 11-foot-tall ceilings, oversized windows, and some sassy decor.
As the temperatures drop, so can your motivation for working out. Three top Atlanta trainers share winter-workout essentials that keep them warm, stylish, and eager to hit the gym.
Vern Yip, famous Atlanta interior designer and star on TLC’s Trading Spaces, talks about why his family visits New York City every winter. From his favorite places to eat (Jean-George’s Nougatine is a must) to his favorite design inspirations (Metropolitan Museum of Art), here’s Vern Yip’s guide to New York City over the holiday season.
Georgia earned the dubious honor of being the first in the country to reject the 19th amendment, refusing to officially ratify it until 1970. Today, women are the backbone of the Georgia electorate, nearly 3.4 million strong—53.8 percent, to be exact—more than enough to decide the fate of Peach State politics.