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Portrait Coffee

Portrait Coffee is building on a West End legacy

As the Portrait Coffee team was looking for a space for their roastery, the family of the late Lottie Watkins was searching for a tenant to build on her legacy.
50 Ways to Play Outside in Atlanta

50 Ways to Play Outside in Atlanta and Beyond

Time to get outside and play! From basketball to fishing to hiking to hanging out in a hammock, here's 50 great things to do outdoors around Atlanta.
Lil Baby celebrates new documentary with music executives and Stacey Abrams

Lil Baby celebrates new documentary with music executives and Stacey Abrams

Publicly, Lil Baby has always been a man of few words. So it’s not at all surprising that the premiere screening of a documentary about the Atlanta rapper's life didn’t involve a grand speech. In fact, Lil Baby didn’t even offer a greeting or a goodbye on the microphone during the August 25 event. His gratitude was instead shown by the fact that he rented out the entire Regal movie theater at Atlantic Station and provided free refreshments throughout the night.
Monday Night Garage now serves its own Neapolitan pizza

Monday Night Garage now serves its own Neapolitan pizza

Monday Night Garage, the West End location of Monday Night Brewing, recently launched a menu of seven Neapolitan pizzas made in house using beer yeast. Available Wednesday through Sunday each week, these wood-fired pies are the result of a pandemic project by Monday Night co-owner Joel Iverson.
Tassili's Raw Reality

How Black-owned vegan restaurants in West End prefigured Atlanta’s passion for plants

West End led the way in serving practitioners of plant-based eating in Atlanta, connected to—but also distinct from—the contemporary popularity of vegetarian and vegan restaurants here today. In one way, the devotion of customers to these businesses helped the neighborhood circulate community dollars, which paved the way for such hot spots as Slutty Vegan.
Susan Lasby plums West End

The plum lady of West End

The plum tree is a small tree, about 15 feet tall. I’ve never really done anything to or for it. I didn’t know much about gardening or how to prune or fertilize a tree. My modus operandi was just to stick it in the ground, and that was it. But this little tree just grew and grew, and it has been the most incredibly bountiful tree, very quickly, bearing more fruit than anyone could ever possibly eat. Baskets and baskets of plums.
Wild Heaven Footie Mob Lemon pepper wet IPA beer

Wild Heaven and Footie Mob launch a Lemon Pepper Wet IPA

Lemon pepper wet . . . beer? The lemon peppercorn IPA, a collaboration between Wild Heaven Beer and ATLUTD supporters group Footie Mob, goes on sale April 23.
Wyatt Roscoe Inner Space Ships

Renaissance van: An Atlanta company transforms ordinary vans into a stylish way to see the country

Based in a former neon warehouse along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, Wyatt Roscoe and his four-person staff at Inner Space Ships have converted nearly 30 vans into efficient and stylish ways to explore the country and save on Airbnb bills.
The water boy’s hustle Atlanta

The water boy’s hustle

Atlanta city officials deemed water sales along highway exits a nuisance and a threat. But for one West End teenager, the hustle is a way to make money and to stay out of jail.
Portrait Coffee

Portrait Coffee in West End is all about disrupting the traditional coffee-shop model

As a coffee enthusiast, John Onwuchekwa saw parallels to the supply chain in the $225 billion coffee industry: Black and brown folk at the southernmost end literally growing the coffee, yet further “up the supply chain,” predominantly white ownership of brands selling $18 pounds of specialty coffee in a store.

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