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Room Envy: A cool kids' room in Virginia-Highland

Room Envy: A cool kids’ room in Virginia-Highland

This multipurpose kids’ room in a Virginia-Highland addition has good ideas for all ages, thanks to the creativity of designers at Copper Sky Design + Remodel.

Ela Mediterranean aims for a February opening in Virginia-Highland

When Fifth Group Restaurants shuttered the Original El Taco in Virginia-Highland in March, neighborhood families were crushed, having made the 15-year-old Tex-Mex spot a go-to for casual meals with kids. Now, Fifth Group—the company that operates Ecco, Alma Cocina, South City Kitchen, Lure, and La Tavola—has a different target audience in mind for El Taco’s replacement. Named Ela, it will serve Mediterranean fare cooked over an open flame, in a spirited environment.

Alex Kinjo, of MF Sushi and Kinjo Room, opens Yakitori Kona in Virginia-Highland

Virginia-Highland has seen a lot of growth in the last few years, with businesses such as Pielands and Kinship Butcher & Sundry bringing new life to the heart of the neighborhood. Last year, Alex Kinjo (MF Sushi, Kinjo Room) quietly opened Vietnamese spot Mai Kitchen on North Highland Avenue. Last week, he launched another restaurant a few doors down: Yakitori Kona. Replacing Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, which shuttered in 2022, Yakitori Kona is intended as a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant serving Japanese street fare.

Dirty Tea lounge to serve high tea with a twist in Virginia-Highland

Mother-and-daughter team Rita and Brittany Campos are bringing their own version of high tea to Virginia-Highland. They’ve taken over the space formerly home to Ten Thousand Villages on St. Charles Avenue and are transforming it into an Instagram-worthy parlor with seating for 55.
Junkman’s Daughter owner to open Virginia-Highland coffee shop this summer

Junkman’s Daughter owner to open Virginia-Highland coffee shop this summer

The Junkman’s Daughter owner Moss Mills and partner Ashley Saunders are opening a coffee, dessert, and gift shop in Virginia-Highland. Called Ash Coffee, it will replace Blabla Kids on the corner of Virginia Avenue and Rosedale Drive, in a primarily residential section of the neighborhood. Slated to open in July, it will serve traditional coffee drinks, as well as Asian-inspired beverages, baked goods, and more.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A playful dining room with a tropical touch

Dining rooms can be the most playful areas of a home. Color-loving interior designer Perry Walter jazzed up this circa-1925 Virginia-Highland condo by highlighting the existing molding.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Dad's, Alici, and La Semilla

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Dad’s, Alici, and La Semilla

Big dad energy in Virginia-Highland, a bustling oyster bar in Midtown, and vegan Latin fare in Reynoldstown.
Tortuga y Chango

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Tortuga y Chango, Wylie & Rum, and Mai Kitchen

A Decatur mezcal bar to raise your spirits, a convivial rum bar in Reynoldstown, and upscale Vietnamese in Virginia-Highland
Room Envy

Room Envy: A Scandinavian-inspired outdoor space in Virginia-Highland

Working within the footprint of a former bungalow in Virginia-Highland, architectural designer Eric Rothman created a new house with this outdoor-oriented rear exterior, going for a Scandinavian-inspired look with an oversize wood gable.
Splatter Studio Atlanta

Crafty chaos is the name of the game at the Splatter Studio

The Splatter Studio is the perfect place for skeptics who have looked at a Jackson Pollock drip painting and scoffed, I could do that.

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