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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
As Atlanta immigration raids loom, hundreds protest at Lights for Liberty event on Buford Highway
Hundreds of immigration advocates gathered at Plaza Fiesta on stormy Friday evening as part of the national Lights for Liberty event protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants.
Both locations of Nam Phuong are worthwhile starting points to explore the joys of Vietnamese cuisine beyond pho and banh mi.
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