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Atlanta’s greenest parkway is more relevant than ever
Widely recognized as the father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted is best known for designing landmarks like Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and Biltmore Estate. In Atlanta, he designed a series of six linear parks along “Ponce de Leon Parkway” for the new residential development of Druid Hills.
8Arm is gone for good, closing 6 weeks earlier than expected
The much-loved Poncey-Highland restaurant from Nhan Le and Skip Engelbrecht quietly closed on August 28. The pair are now focusing on a new location for Fishmonger and upcoming comfort food spot, Small Fry.
Atlantans heartbroken after fire destroys the Ponce Krispy Kreme
The Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta caught fire after midnight Wednesday, and Atlanta is mourning.
Wylie Hotel, set to open on Ponce in 2021, aims to be “Hotel Clermont’s more sophisticated older sister”
The property at 551 Ponce de Leon Avenue has been a lot of things since it was first built in 1929. In early 2021, it will be reborn again, this time as as Wylie Hotel.
The Local is 4ever
Sometimes, you don’t want small batch or artisan. You just want good service and affordable drinks and tater tots.
For the Love of Ponce
Perhaps more than any stretch of pavement in the city, the expanse of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Mary Mac’s Tea Room and the Majestic Diner possesses the historic charm, the culinary creativity, and the total weirdness that makes Atlanta, well, Atlanta. Our ode to Ponce.
House Envy: This Mediterranean-style house in Druid Hills was designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects
The Historic Druid Hills house is one of several Atlanta homes designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects, Leila Ross Wilburn. During Deana Kingsbury's ownership, the house was extensively renovated to suit a 21st-century family, but its history wasn’t forgotten in the process.
Watch Blondie’s famous routine at the Clermont Lounge
No tour of Ponce is complete without paying respects to Blondie as she crushes Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in her inimitable style.
An ode to Eats
The Atlanta I love has space for both $6 lattes and $7 dinner platters. Without places like Eats, though, I don't know that I would recognize—or afford—this city. How long will this institution still be here?
We might have found Atlanta’s best biscuit, and it’s at 8ARM
For Southerners, the humble biscuit is a foodstuff as hotly debated as barbecue or fried chicken. Ask someone where to get a good biscuit in the Atlanta, and you'll get recommendations with passionate proclamations on the benefits of lard, shortening, or butter. Let me make things easy for you—just go to 8ARM.
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