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50 Best Bars in Atlanta

48. The Earl

In East Atlanta, the Earl is a stalwart, a survivor, a steady and reliable presence. It also serves awesome shoestring fries. We can’t stay away.

Meet Asshole Santa, the North Pole’s bad influence in East Atlanta

Asshole Santa is coming to Atlanta, and he’s drinking Scotch, chain-smoking fake cigars, and ignoring whether you’re naughty or nice. Tell him what you want for Christmas on November 17 at East Atlanta’s 529 Bar.

For decades, this haunted East Atlanta porch has kept trick-or-treaters coming back for more

What started 22 years ago as a few friends coming over to hand out candy has turned into one of Atlanta’s must-stop trick-or-treat attractions. Barry Wisebram, who owns a bungalow on Flat Shoals Avenue, aims to scare, so the spectacle is not for the faint of heart. Here’s how he creates his spooky spot.
Atlanta Fire Stations

Atlanta’s 9 most interesting firehouse mottos

Atlanta fire stations might officially be known by their government-given numbers, but for decades the men and women who sleep, eat, and wait for emergency calls inside those buildings have been adopting mottos inspired by their crews’ attitudes, personalities, and specialties. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most interesting firehouse mottos.
Eryn Erickson So Worth Loving

My Style: So Worth Loving founder Eryn Erickson

When the 29-year-old singer-songwriter began using stencils and spray paint to create T-shirts bearing the affirmation “so worth loving,” she unwittingly birthed an inspirational brand.
Where to live now

How much Atlanta’s median home values have increased

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.
Paces Properties

Paces Properties

For years, Paces Properties’ most recognizable Atlanta development was Vinings Jubilee, a “lifestyle center”—or, as others may put it, an outdoor mall. That reputation changed with the 2012 announcement of Krog Street Market.

April 2014

Not long ago, I went out in East Atlanta for the first time in . . . well, too long. When I first moved to Georgia in 2000, I spent a lot of my evenings there—more hours than I can reasonably recollect.

Dean Roland finds a new way to shine

Atlanta’s music community is so vast an industry veteran can get lost in the mix. That’s not exactly what happened to Dean Roland, rhythm guitarist for the multiplatinum Stockbridge, Georgia band Collective Soul (and baby brother to its lead singer, Ed). But when Dean’s side project–the Britrock-influenced Magnets and Ghosts, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Ryan Potesta–released its debut album, Mass, in 2011, few trumpets sounded up and down Peachtree.

Mayor Reed on Atlanta crime: ‘I don’t want to hide behind statistics’

Good thing there were so many cops at hand for Monday’s meeting at Drew Charter School in East Lake: the parking lot was packed and more than a few drivers grew testy as they circled looking for spots.

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