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5 Reasons to love Smyrna
In 1988, National Geographic called Smyrna a “redneck” town, spurring angry residents to reinvent their neighborhood, starting with a new town center, which also helped keep Smyrna’s identity from being swallowed by suburban sprawl.
Love Letter: Some things change, but Minato stays wonderfully the same
Even after 31 years in business, Minato hasn’t changed much, starting with an aesthetic that now—three decades on—feels a bit Rainforest Cafe–lite.
Room Envy: This cozy pavilion’s design was inspired by a trip to Morocco
Inspired by a trip to Morocco, interior designer Chris Hutcheson designed a freestanding pavilion for her Smyrna client. “It’s the epitome of a staycation spot for entertaining but cozy enough for ‘work from home,’” says Hutcheson.
21 great pet-friendly hotels, patios, coffee shops, bars, and more in metro Atlanta
Looking for a fun place to take your pet? Here's a roundup of Atlanta's pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and breweries, dog parks and trails, and shopping districts.
Six metro Atlanta drive-thrus with far more interesting options than a Big Mac
Think burgers are the only thing you can get from a drive-thru? In metro Atlanta, you can even get a cake.
Atlanta’s 50 Best Restaurants: Takeout Edition
With most restaurant dining rooms still shuttered due to the pandemic, we’ve compiled a list below of all the restaurants from last year’s 75 Best Restaurants issue that are offering takeout, curbside, or delivery.
What is Tibetan food? Find out at the only metro Atlanta restaurant that serves it.
Owner Kelly Lama and chef Sonam Dhong Dhong opened the restaurant in a Smyrna strip mall in November, serving the warm and comforting food of the Himalayas.
The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party
Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: By George, MTH Pizza, Food Terminal (West)
James Beard winner Hugh Acheson's By George in downtown, Food Terminal opens a second location on the Westside, and MTH Pizza brings excellent margherita to Smyrna.
Blogger Kristin Jackson turned this Smyrna spare room into a sunlit book nook
Architectural details don’t have to be original to the home. Design blogger Kristin Jackson added molding, bookshelves, and a faux fireplace to a spare room in her 1950s ranch in Smyrna, transforming it into a library-like salon.