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Jay Swift joins Decatur’s Iberian Pig as executive chef

Best known for fine dining spot 4th & Swift (which closed in 2016) and seafood spot Noble Fin, restaurateur Jay Swift has accepted a new post as executive chef at the Iberian Pig in Decatur.

The verdict on 6 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene

Mini-reviews of the Local Pizzaiolo, the White Bull, Noona, Achie's, Genuine Pizza, and Dixie Q
Candide Atlanta Symphony Alliance Theatre

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 9-15

Watch a musical version of Candide, explore Sweet Auburn during the annual Springfest, and light up the sky at the Decatur Lantern Parade.
Lustron

Life in a Lustron: My futuristic steel prefab in Decatur is not for sale

Investors must view our property as the perfect tear-down. After all, it’s a strange, dated home on a large, attractive lot near Decatur Square. But this is a historical Lustron, a modular kit designed completely in steel—from interior walls to roof shingles—during the housing shortages following World War II, in an era when metal was reserved for commercial buildings and instruments of war.
Von Hoene home

A fashion industry couple gave their midcentury Decatur cottage a glamorous touch

As quick as the click of a Canon’s shutter, fashion photographer Liz Von Hoene decided to buy her 1952 house in Decatur’s Parkwood neighborhood. Liz and her partner, Rebecca Weinberg, are no strangers to style. Liz shoots for high-end clients like Neiman Marcus, and Rebecca is an Emmy-winning wardrobe stylist best known for outfitting Carrie and company on the HBO series Sex and the City.
DeKalb County water main break

A massive water main break shut off water across DeKalb County and residents are not happy

Many DeKalb County residents had a rude awakening this morning when they turned on their showers and faucets to find, well, nothing. Sometime before 4:30 in the morning, a 48-inch transmission water main broke and flooded a section of Buford Highway north of I-285.
Trinity Mercantile and Design Co.

At Decatur’s Trinity Mercantile, recycled fabric is repurposed for elegant totes

When a manufacturer discontinues a fabric style, typically the upholstery samples get tossed in the trash. Not at Decatur’s Trinity Mercantile and Design Co., where beautiful damasks, fine silks, and woven jacquards are upcycled into elegant reusable totes for shoppers in the store.
Downsizing

I halved the size of my home and doubled my happiness

I had never heard of KonMari; I didn’t know to ask, “Does this give me joy?” I only asked, “Did I know I owned this?” When the guy from Goodwill saw the donation piles filling my double garage, he called his office. “Send more trucks,” he told them. It took three.
50 Best Restaurants in Atlanta

50. Arepa Mia

Lis Hernandez has been slinging arepas—stuffed cornmeal patties, crunchy from a hot grill—at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012.
Madras Mantra

32. Madras Mantra

To many fans’ surprise (and delight), Narendra Patel and Ram Nanjuda returned to Decatur’s Madras Saravana Bhavan, where they opened under a new name in a pristine, pastel-colored dining room.

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