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A brief timeline of Atlanta millennial milestones

A few big moments from the past 35 years, including the 1996 Olympics, the plan for the BeltLine, the introduction of the iPhone, and more.
Muhtar Kent

11. Muhtar Kent

Muhtar Kent spent nearly four decades climbing the corporate ladder to become chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta’s signature business success story and the world’s most recognized brand.
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Coca-Cola debuts eco-friendly PlantBottle

So distinctive it can be recognized by touch, the Coca-Cola bottle was originally crafted from glass dyed “Georgia Green.” It just got greener: At the World Expo in Milan this June, Coke debuted its first 100 percent plant-based PET plastic bottle.

11 Atlanta festivals to attend in July

Celebrate everything from ice cream to classic movies to gospel music

The only cheese dip recipe you’ll ever need, plus 6 other things I learned at the Atlanta Food & Wine festival

Thousands of festivalgoers, chefs, mixologists, cookbook authors, and other food and drink authorities descended upon Atlanta over the weekend for the 5th annual Atlanta Food & Wine festival held at the Loews Hotel in Midtown. Organizers Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter have put in more elbow grease than the fryers at Popeye’s to rally the region’s most talented culinary minds to our city. Below, a few observations from my time at the event.

Atlanta’s health matrix

The ATL has been ranked the fifth-happiest and the 16th-healthiest metro area, but just how does that break down? Here are some scientific (and unscientific) contributing factors to our overall wellbeing.

“Citizen Coke” explores Coca-Cola’s enviromental impact

In this month’s Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism (W.W. Norton), Elmore, an Atlanta native who “grew up drinking Coke every day,” traces the history (and mythology) of Coke through its supply chain. The research took him from 350 boxes in Emory University’s archives to India (water) and Peru (coca leaves).

Now that Surge is back, here are 6 Coke drinks we’d like to see resurrected

Today Coke announced that it is finally caving to the Internet masses that have been clamoring for the return of Surge, the caffeine-laced citrus soda with angsty attitude (it’s name is a verb!).

(Caffeine) Buzz: Keurig plans a new plant, 550 jobs, for Douglas County

In the age of coffee filters and whole coffee beans, caffeinated mornings typically required calculated measuring and pouring, or the special artistry of a barista. Possibly even a scalding stain on a recently dry-cleaned shirt.

Erin Brockovich, Rufus Wainwright among celebs expected for Captain Planet gala

In order for this year’s Captain Planet Foundation gala co-chair Cara Isdell Lee to fit into the chic couture created especially for her for the upcoming December 6 fundraiser at the Georgia Aquarium, she had to bang back quite a few cans of Coke this fall. Yes, you read that correctly. And technically speaking, for Lee’s dress to exist at all, she and her friends, her husband, her hairdresser, her babysitter, her babysitter’s boyfriend and even the dress designer, Savannah College of Art & Design graduate Rachel Henderson were required to empty approximately 130 cans of Coca-Cola in its trademark red can. It took that many aluminum vessels to create the hand hole-punched sequins for Lee’s red and silver recycled eco-friendly outfit.

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