Unlike other Southern cities, Atlanta doesn’t specialize in one distinct type of barbecue, and what has emerged is a style that’s been shaped and, dare we say, improved by a melding of traditions from all corners of the region and even the globe. Essentially, Atlanta barbecue offers the best of all worlds. Take that, Texas.
Meet B’s Cracklin’ BBQ’s Bryan Furman, who went from former welder to “Georgia’s New King of Barbecue,” the dream team that is Heirloom Market BBQ’s Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, and the pitmaster behind Old Brick Pit Barbeque, Stephanie Garner.
Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, which turns 40 this month, is one of the only institutions of its caliber in the world. Meet the devoted staff behind it, who can remind all of us how important it is to stop and play.
This fall, accessories don’t hide behind simple silhouettes and earthy shades. They leap out in geometric shapes, bursts of unusual texture, and electric hues. Here’s to coloring outside the lines.
Childish Gambino kicks off his “This is America” tour in Duluth, the BeltLine is about to get lit with the Lantern Parade, and PGA Tour is coming to the East Lake Golf Course.
In the twilight of his career, AJC political columnist Jim Galloway worries about what he won’t write
Political columnist Jim Galloway has been a part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for almost 40 years—covering seemingly everything in Georgia politics and gaining trust from politicians and readers because of his vast institutional knowledge.
Since the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed his fanfare “May Cause Dizziness” in 2011, the group has commissioned and premiered five more of Kurth’s melodic, polyphonic, and intensely rhythmic works. “Robert Spano has opened doors and trusted me and championed me,” Kurth said.
In 2009, an investment analyst named Louis Corrigan saw the opportunity for temporary public art to galvanize the city’s artists, who had been hit hard by the economic crash. Inspired by Le Flash he fronted $200,000 to launch Flux Projects. It’s best known for hosting Flux Night, the one-night-only public art celebration, which returns on September 27 after a two-year hiatus to host its first multinight showing in Grant Park.
We took the best dishes from Atlanta’s barbecue restaurants and made you a perfect picnic. Here are recipes for Community Q’s three-cheese mac and cheese, Heirloom Market BBQ’s ribs, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s smoked brisket, and more.
Ten years ago, barkeep Greg Best couldn’t even get his hands on a reliable supply of decent vermouth. In 2008, the craft cocktail renaissance that started in New York City started to make its way to Atlanta. Now, cocktail culture has proliferated with such fervor that you can find almost any creation in Atlanta.
New York City–based chef Marcus Samuelsson will release a cookbook called A Moving Feast: Recipes and Stories of Soul Food’s Journey North. Through the lens of food, it will share accounts of the Great Migration. Nearly every one of the more than 100 images in the book will have been captured by photographer Angie Mosier, a lifelong Atlantan who is preternaturally talented, excessively humble, and unmistakably white.
In Atlanta, I worship the housemade versions of spaghetti from the kitchens of Michael Patrick (Storico Fresco), Bruce Logue (BoccaLupo), and Drew Belline (No. 246), whom I call the three kings of pasta. But if there’s something that Atlanta can’t get right, however, it’s baguettes.
Atlanta-based jewelry brand Connie n’ Jack fashions cotton, bone, and hemp into artistic accessories; Commonwealth Proper has a new line, Alternative Apparel is launching its first children’s line, and Megan Huntz has limited edition “Charlie” dresses she designed exclusively for an online retailer.
Whether Allie Bashuk is working to empower women and nonbinary individuals through her nonprofit, Dream Warriors Foundation; producing large-scale event installations as codirector of Brutal Studio; or bringing the city’s artists together as a director at the Goat Farm Arts Center, this creative powerhouse is helping foster culture and community in Atlanta.
Navigating the world of skincare can be confusing. What should your daily routine include? What really works? Estheticians Amy Tecosky and Kelly Painter, who met while working at beauty and wellness collective Aviary, opened their new Grant Park studio with the goal of cutting through all the noise to give advice clients can use every day.
For 27 months, all Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Love of Polk County could do was worry about their son Crawford, a 25-year-old army private. More than 7,000 miles away, the avid hunter and fisherman had been confined in a Korean prison camp, where he watched guards beat his friends.