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Home again at UGA

As I stand with Loran in the quiet enormity of Sanford Stadium on the eve of the 2016 homecoming confrontation, I am suffused with a surprising feeling: I belong here. I, too, have memories of athletic heroics: I saw Herschel Walker rush for a career record 283 yards on this field in 1980.

Wild Heaven brewmaster Eric Johnson on how his worst beer idea became a brewery staple

Wild Heaven's brewmaster Eric Johnson discusses bad beer trends, his hangover cure, and his favorite places in Athens.

After 33 years, iconic Athens act Pylon releases farewell concert, “Pylon Live”

There was just one souvenir left behind from Pylon’s original era: a live recording of their farewell concert on December 1, 1983, at The Mad Hatter, a now-defunct Athens club. Lost for decades, the recording was recently rediscovered by Pylon fan and record producer Henry Owens, who, with the band's blessing, worked to transfer the masters to vinyl.

Jerry Slater’s next restaurant will be in Athens

H. Harper Station may have closed in April, much to the anguish of local cocktail enthusiasts, but owner Jerry Slater is staying busy with mixology classes, finishing his first book, and looking into a new restaurant.

24 Atlanta festivals to enjoy this June

Ring in the first month of the summer with burger competitions, live comedy, a cemetery concert, food trucks, and even a hypnosis show.
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Set up in downtown Athens in a beautifully restored Chevy dealership-turned-tire shop, the Athens brewery best known for its island breezy IPA Tropicália, has picked up another reputation: constantly selling out of beer.
Terrapin

Terrapin Beer Company

Since 2002, Georgia’s second largest production brewery has been a reliable destination for beer styles not widely available in the Southeast—take Wake-n-Bake, a coffee oatmeal stout so rich and creamy that it might as well be a breakfast beer.

Waffle House’s Waffle Wager gives free food to lucky college football fans

Last November two things the South takes very seriously—college football and Waffle House—got together for the second annual Waffle Wager. The winner of the Georgia–Auburn game earned free WaHo victuals for its city the following Wednesday (plus $10,000 toward the school’s general scholarship fund), with Athens reaping the benefits of a 34–7 blowout.

Tibi hits the runway with Heery’s in Athens

We sat down with designer Amy Smilovic, a St. Simons native and UGA grad, and shop owner Rusty Heery to talk Southern style, culottes, and the evolution of a brand.
Kate Pierson

Q&A: B-52s’ Kate Pierson on her new solo album and playing in Atlanta

Over the decades, singer Kate Pierson has lent her voice to hit singles by R.E.M. and Iggy Pop and, of course, the Athens-birthed B-52s’ seven-album catalog. This summer, Pierson hits the road with her own band to introduce fans to her first-ever solo album.

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