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Last night, Grammy Award-winning rapper Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz, opened his first-ever restaurant, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, four doors down from his summer Trapavelli pop-up shop in Castleberry Hill. Escobar serves lunch and dinner every day until 10:00 p.m., after which the lounge area kicks into full effect with drinks and music.
Best known for her role as sword-wielding Michonne on AMC’s The Walking Dead, the actress and writer has also emerged as a power player on the stage and the big screen. Gurira tells us about the strong, complex women she’s drawn to write and play, her life in Atlanta, and that one local craving she can’t find anywhere else.
Hard Rock officials unveiled plans last year for a reimagined hotel on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The glitzy property will include a heated outdoor pool, rooftop “oasis,” several live music venues, and oodles of memorabilia.
Since metro Atlanta’s recovery began in earnest in 2012, prices are up—in some places way up. Here, how the median home value has changed from December 2011 to December 2015.
Castleberry Hill's Boxcar Grocer opened at the beginning of this year, bringing local products and fresh sandwiches into a neighborhood that has long been without a full, quality grocery. The brother and sister team are now aiming at expanding the offerings of their current location and bringing their vision into food deserts throughout Atlanta. That buzzword, "food deserts," is another way of saying what the USDA describes as "low-income communities that lack ready access to healthy food."
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