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Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Sunday, July 12
The city of Atlanta announces a mask order, the mayor announces a COVID-19 diagnosis, and schools plan for re-opening. Here's what you need to know this week.
The pandemic reminds me of a time when Atlanta was a very different food city
In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
An ode to Southern slaw dogs
It took a while for me to appreciate the joy of a boiled hot dog in a warmed bun, topped with biting yellow mustard that’s the perfect foil to sweet, tangy, creamy coleslaw. Slaw dogs first popped up in West Virginia in the early 1920s and became popular in that region during the Great Depression, when hot dogs and cabbage were affordable for most struggling families.
Sip a Frosted Orange at the Varsity
Hailed as the World's Largest Drive-Thru, the Midtown mainstay has been serving hot dogs and burgers since 1928. But you can't truly call yourself an Atlantan until you've sipped a Frosted Orange.
5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Curious what will be served at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium? We previewed the corn dogs, burgers, doughnuts, and even a kale salad that fans will find at concessions stands.
6 things you’ll find at the Atlanta in 50 Objects exhibition
If you were to choose a single object or idea to represent the city of Atlanta, what would it be? Two years ago, the Atlanta History Center posed this question to visitors, school groups, and the general public, inviting the community to help curate its exhibition Atlanta in 50 Objects.
Antico, Fox Bros., Iberian Pig among the restaurants coming to Mercedes-Benz Stadium
When Mercedes-Benz stadium opens next year, fans headed to Falcons and Atlanta United games can grab a slice of Antico pizza mid-game, feast on a Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q sandwich, or snack on a classic Varsity hot dog.
Atlanta’s health matrix
The ATL has been ranked the fifth-happiest and the 16th-healthiest metro area, but just how does that break down? Here are some scientific (and unscientific) contributing factors to our overall wellbeing.
The burger as fetish
Growing up, I was terrified of my best friend’s grandmother, tiny but fierce with her shellacked black hair, penciled eyebrows, and penchant for telling us girls to “stand up straight.” When I confessed I had never eaten a burger at the Varsity, she declared my situation “un-American, un-Southern, and un-Christian.”
Political Photo Op of the Day: Mitt Romney and Sam Olens at the Varsity
The election is less than five weeks away. Which means things will only get more interesting. Today that meant Mitt Romney stopping by Atlanta's iconic fast-food landmark.
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