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Winter Pool Party: Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

There’s nothing like a little hydro-therapy to combat the cold-weather doldrums, and guess what: Not all of our public pools close after Labor Day.
Best of Atlanta 2015

Bar Snacks: The Porter Beer Bar

Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn’s narrow tavern in Little Five Points gives bites like salt and vinegar popcorn, hushpuppies with organic applesauce, and fried pickles with pimento cheese serious thought.
Fire in the Fourth

New Festival: Fire in the Fourth

A devastating fire seems like an unlikely catalyst for celebration, but this past May, Old Fourth Ward residents debuted Fire in the Fourth, designed to honor the neighborhood’s resilience and celebrate its more recent revitalization from 20th-century blight.
Best of Atlanta 2015

Indoor Playspace: Catch Air

If you’ve got a wound-up kid on a rainy day, this is the place to set them loose. At its six metro Atlanta locations, Catch Air caters to the elementary-school-and-under set, with a special area for toddlers.
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Running Coach: Janet Hamilton

Although she often operates inside a no-frills Stockbridge gym, Hamilton is actually a nationally known coach whose expertise is often tapped by serious athletes and publications like Runner’s World.
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Personal Endorsement: Restoration Hardware

I wrote my first story about Restoration Hardware in 1998, after it opened in Lenox Square. Admiring the Arts and Crafts–style casegoods, I realized how stupid I’d been to dismiss my grandparents’ Mission buffet as “old-fashioned.”
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Personal Endorsement: Classic Hip-Hop Radio

Gen X has been associated so closely with grunge, it’s easy to forget that we also came of age during the golden era of hip-hop.
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New Spot To Grab A Pint: Hop City Bar At Krog Street Market

Hop City’s Westside retail market has long been a destination for craft beer and wine. So we could hardly contain ourselves last December when the shop opened an Inman Park outpost with one major bonus: an adjacent draft-only bar.

BYOB: Dish Dive

Calling this place a restaurant almost feels too pretentious, given the bare walls and hand-ful of seats. Still, locals flock to the spare space, where you can BYO beer and wine and order a spread of affordable small plates that include shakshuka with fried egg, Green Goddess tagliatelle, and pork belly on leek grits.
Best of Atlanta 2015

Sunday Dinner: Eat Me Speak Me

From local tomatoes with coffee vinaigrette to wild catfish with oyster mushrooms, you can always count on something quirky and colorful from Jarrett Stieber, who operates this weekend pop-up out of the tiny kitchen of Candler Park’s Gato.

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