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10 fun things to do on Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta

10 fun things to do on Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta

Catch plenty of fireworks, cheer on the runners in the annual Peachtree Road Race, enjoy food trucks, games, and more.
Green Land Food

Norcross’s Green Land Food brings Middle Eastern delicacies to American tables

Ghassan Warrayat pulls the lid off a blue tin, revealing perfect rows of small, round shortbread cookies, each topped with a single pistachio: graybeh, whose recipe is written in the 10th-century cookbook Kitab al-Tabikh. These ones are from Habibah, one of the oldest confectioners in Jordan.
The Church Ladies

What the Church Ladies are cooking up

Dispatches from Atlanta and beyond. Also in this month's edition: Watching the World Cup in Norcross and trans dancers find a home on Cheshire Bridge.
A love letter to a Pakistani clothing shop

A love letter to a Pakistani clothing shop

Seconds off Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross, a small shopping complex is filled with the usual strip mall staples: Kroger, Pizza Hut, GNC, a hair salon. But unless you were part of the Pakistani and Kashmiri immigrant scene, you would never know, or guess, that sandwiched between the GNC and the hair salon is J. Junaid Jamshed (or just J.), a Pakistani fashion retail store stocked with light, soft, warm weather–friendly clothes that are almost impossible to find elsewhere without paying a hefty price.
Peachtree Road Race

17 fun things to do on Fourth of July weekend in metro Atlanta

Cheer on the runners in the annual Peachtree Road Race, chow down at food tucks, catch some live music, and of course, watch plenty of fireworks
Ramadan Atlanta

Scenes from a Ramadan Iftar meal in metro Atlanta

At the Mughals in Norcross, families gather—cautiously—to celebrate during the holy month that once again falls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

10 of metro Atlanta’s most vibrant city centers—that aren’t Atlanta

Atlanta’s suburbs are getting more urban. Metro residents crave proximity to walkable city centers and are flocking to reinvigorated, historic towns like Alpharetta and Hapeville—or newly invented places like Trilith and Serenbe. Here are 10 communities with newly vibrant downtowns.
Where to find empanadas in Atlanta

Three styles of empanadas to try in metro Atlanta

The half moon–shaped pastries originated in Spain but took on local flavors and ingredients as they spread throughout Latin America. Typically the size of your palm, they’re perfect for quelling midday hunger pangs.
21st Century Plague: 17 Atlantans on what coronavirus has done, and what it still can do

Ser Familia founder Belisa Urbina: “Do whatever you can, but just do something.”

For our 21st Century Plague project, we spoke with 17 Georgians about the toll of COVID-19.

Your guide to de-stressing on a budget at Jeju and Gangnam Sauna

Need to de-stress on a budget? Look no further than Gwinnett County's Jeju and Gangnam Sauna. Offering everything from steam rooms, saunas, and hot pools to services like body scrubs and massages, to sleeping areas—these spas are open 24/7.

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