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Restaurant price increases

Chicken wings are twice as expensive now (and other scary numbers from Atlanta restaurant kitchens)

“This is the most disruptive chain of events that has affected our industry that I’ve ever experienced,” says Georgia Restaurant Association president and CEO Karen Bremer, who’s been in the business for three decades.
How and when should I use my free Covid-19 at-home tests?

Free at-home Covid tests are here. How should you use them?

Four metro Atlanta counties (DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Clayton) have distributed thousands of free tests. The Biden Administration is mailing out four free tests per household, and a new federal rule requires private health insurers to cover eight tests per month per person. Here, we've answered common questions about what tests do and don't do, when to use them, and how to use them.
Entrepreneurship is changing. So are Atlanta's entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship is changing. So are Atlanta’s entrepreneurs.

They’re not just tech founders and CEOs. Atlantans are launching businesses as ceramicists, farmers, influencers, and more.
Plaza Drive-In ends

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre ends drive-in screenings, but fond memories of the pandemic pivot remain

As we slowly win back some of the hallmarks of normalcy we were forced for so long to do without, we must also bid goodbye to the quirky innovations that took their place. The Plaza Theatre's drive-in service is one of those.
Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

By September 30, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs had disbursed just 9 percent of the $552 million in Emergency Rental Assistance money allocated by the U.S. Treasury Department, well below the 30 percent threshold federal officials had established to decide which ERA grantees get to keep all their money.
In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

Seeking reliable revenue streams, Atlanta restaurants began packaging and selling treats, drinks, and sundry grocery items—a delicious innovation that looks like it’s here to stay.
Covid-19 in Atlanta schools

The delta variant changed everything for schoolchildren

Like a perfect storm, the onslaught of the more transmissible delta variant coincided with the start of school, and now, rates of new Covid infections are rising faster among school-aged children than among adults.
What we saw at Dragon Con 2021

What we saw at Dragon Con 2021: Smaller crowds and so many Loki variants

Dragon Con 2021 was smaller and masked-up, but still the same celebration of all things geek that we know and love. Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's convention.
Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun proves he literally thinks outside the box

The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
Alliance Theatre

The curtain rises on an anxious, yet hopeful arts season in Atlanta

Will artsgoers—who have been through an awful lot since March 2020—venture out again? Leaders of Atlanta’s creative community hope so, but no one sounds sure.

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