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Brisket in Atlanta

My quest for amazing brisket led me to a new butcher in Kirkwood

During the High Holidays, I experience a sudden urge to quest for and cook authentic Jewish food. Finding a perfect brisket isn't always easy, but with perfect timing, a buzzy new butcher/baker, Evergreen, recently opened near my neighborhood in Kirkwood.

Confessions of a yardworkaholic

A few summers ago, as my family pulled into our Kirkwood driveway after a vacation, my yardwork addiction hit a low point. Before unloading a single boogie board or sand-dusted chair, I scurried into our front yard and yanked out a few weeds. I couldn’t stand their presence another second.

Portuguese wine shop Dom Beijos opens in Kirkwood in September

Dom Beijos is a Portuguese wine shop with a selection of more than 70 varieties focused around the $15 price point.

At Atlanta’s first gender-neutral kids’ clothing store, you’ll find rompers and band tees—and nary a heart or truck

New Kirkwood boutique Mini Friday showcases trendy graphic tees, rompers, and track suits, all in “pint sizes” for toddlers and kids. We sat down with owner and mother-of-three Allie Friday to chat about her vision for the store and inclusiveness in childrenswear.
Thoughts of home

How my family’s move to Kirkwood filled the “empty spot” in an elderly widow’s heart

Me and my newlywed husband moved to a Kirkwood home with its owner, the lovely Mrs. Langley, an elderly widow. One day we went out for the night and Mrs. Langley said “I felt a little empty spot after you left.” Thoughts of that “empty spot” stayed with us, and we have referred to it many times—sometimes jokingly but always with love.
Laura Bell

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.
Retro Kirkwood house

Everything about this Kirkwood Craftsman has a retro-modern, 1950s feel

In 2006, Stephanie Nase began her search for a charming bungalow in Virginia-Highland before moving on to Inman Park and Candler Park. One day, she happened to drive across DeKalb Avenue from Candler Park into Kirkwood. The very next day, she snagged an early 1900s Craftsman bungalow. After living there for nine years and focusing on outdoor projects, Stephanie decided to lighten up the interiors next.
Atlanta Dairies

Reynoldstown’s Atlanta Dairies project is taking longer than expected. The developer tells us why.

Atlanta Dairies was initially projected to open in 2016, transforming 11 acres in Reynoldstown into a mixed-use hub. Three years later, that’s still the plan, but the whole thing is very much a work-in-progress. Why? It’s complicated, says David Cochran, Paces’s president and CEO.
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.
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Neighborhood gem: Karen the Fitness Girl

Karen Schrier, a personal trainer with amazing arms and an unreasonable love of planking, offers one-on-one sessions and small group classes in a compact, sunny studio above her garage in Kirkwood.

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