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As a child, Reza Nourali daydreamed of being like the Superman and Spider-Man action figures he collected. So, the 45-year-old created the MiniMe Factory, an Alpharetta-based company that creates pint-sized versions of people—or even their pets—with 3-D printing technology.
When Chanel unveils its latest marquee this month, it won’t be in Buckhead—or even in Atlanta. The new 1,000-square-foot jewel box is the fifth of the brand’s Fragrance and Beauté boutiques in the U.S. Expect a full line of cosmetics (hello, Pirate red lipstick), skincare, fragrances, and even eyewear, plus makeup consultations.
Atlanta’s entries into the Guinness Book of World Records offer not just a window into the zaniest corners of our fair city, but also proof that we can do anything we put our minds to. After all, not just any city can boast the “Largest Simultaneous Whoopie Cushion Sit.”
It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.
Here are our five mini-reviews of some of Atlanta's new restaurants, including Avalon's new barbecue joint, King Barbecue, Nashville's famed fried chicken restaurant, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, and the third restaurant in Ryan Pernice’s North Fulton mini-empire, Coalition Food and Beverage.
Last year, chef Todd Hogan (Branchwater, Branch & Barrel) shared his plans to open an upscale steakhouse called the Republic in Alpharetta’s Liberty Hall. It will become Prairie American Kitchen & Hearth, while his restaurant, Indigo, will change concepts to become Duke’s Roadhouse.
The first restaurant to open at Alpharetta City Center is designed to mirror the way former St. Cecilia chef Taylor Neary likes to dine—on simple, hyper-seasonal dishes created for sharing. Most of the menu's 20 plates are vegetable-based.
After a year of delays, the opening for Coalition Food & Beverage is finally in sight. Table & Main owner Ryan Pernice’s first restaurant outside of Roswell will open in Teasley Place in Alpharetta in the second half of June.
Part of the Alpharetta's Hotel at Avalon, the fourth location of South City Kitchen will have something none of the other outposts do: a daily breakfast offering.