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CONTENTS WINTER 2020-21
Calendar of Events
Martin Luther King Jr. Week
Discover Atlanta traditions and make some new ones of your own. Find out what attractions are open and how they keep guests safe. Visit the sites that are most connected with the late civil rights icon. Check out our list of must-try desserts.
Soothing Soul Food and Southern Eats
From classic meat and threes to modern Southern cuisine, these places serve up comfort.
Keep Warm and Dine Outdoors
Miracle on Peachtree
Atlanta Gift Guide
Y’all Come Back
Dining outside doesn’t stop when the chill sets in. Our restaurants are making it easy. Buckhead festivities are happening throughout December. Find out where to shop for the best gifts. Catch our roundup on how to experience sports in ATL. Find your way wherever you go. Commemorate Black History Month in February.
“Scent Discovery” at World of Coca-Cola
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Find activities during your stay.
Above: SHARKS! Predators of the Deep at Georgia Aquarium. Photo courtesy of Georgia Aquarium ON THE COVER: Located at Ponce City Market, 9 Mile Station features the Big Ol’ Sticky Bun on its brunch menu.
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Stone Mountain Christmas
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Neat. Presented by Actor’s Express, playwright Charlayne Woodard’s story of her cherished aunt begins as a personal remembrance and blossoms into a story of embracing womanhood, blackness and life. Virtual event www.actors-express.com
THROUGH DEC. 24
Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony. Join every other Thursday with former jazz radio host and founder of Notorious Jazz, Carl Anthony. Carl will take Hammonds House Digital audiences through artist talks, workshops, listening sessions and other opportunities to engage in this music called jazz.
JOHN WEINSTEIN, © 2013 THE FIELD MUSEUM
THROUGH NOV. 22
THROUGH FEB. 28, 2021
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. This exhibition explores the many ways African Americans advocated for inclusion in American democracy during the 50 years after the American Civil War, from 1865 through World War I. Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Amazing Animals: Built to Survive
THROUGH JAN. 3, 2021
THROUGH MARCH 14, 2021
Dawoud Bey: An American Project. Features the renowned photographer’s portraits in Harlem that include classic street photography, nocturnal landscapes and large-scale studio portraits. High Museum of Art www.high.org
Virtual event www.hammondshouse.org
Amazing Animals: Built to Survive. This highly interactive exhibition will brings the amazing science of biomechanics to life and explores the exciting promise it holds for the future.
THROUGH DEC. 31
Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org
Stone Mountain Christmas. See more than two million lights, holiday characters and much more to celebrate the season.
THROUGH JAN. 31, 2021
Stone Mountain Park www.stonemountainpark.com
Free Self-Guided Street Art Walking Tours. The Atlanta Street Art Map offers free self-guided walking tours of seven different areas of Atlanta: Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Cabbagetown, Downtown, East Atlanta, Edgewood Avenue, Little Five Points and the Pittsburgh neighborhood. Multiple locations www.streetartmap.org
THROUGH DEC. 31
Julie Mehretu. Exhibition examines her paintings, drawings and prints and includes complex paintings built up in layers of colors, lines and brushstrokes. High Museum of Art www.high.org
THROUGH JAN. 31, 2021
A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer. The Breman Museum presents this exhibition documenting America’s jazz scene, focusing on Snitzer’s work during the years 1957-1964.
Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment. This informative and entertaining exhibition celebrates the key groups, strategies and leaders of the women’s suffrage movements that began in the U.S. in 1848.
Virtual event www.thebreman.org
Swan House, Atlanta History Center www.atlantahistorycenter.com
NOV. 14-JAN. 3, 2021
NOV. 20-JAN. 4, 2021
Fantasy in Lights. Callaway Gardens, 1 ½ hours south of the city, features a Christmas village and a ride-through holiday light display that’s been named “Top 10 Light Displays in the World” by National Geographic. Callaway Gardens www.callawaygardens.com
NOV. 14-JAN. 16, 2021
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. This annual favorite features Nature’s Wonders, the world’s largest choreographed curtain of light and sound,
SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia
Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular
returning with new music as well as thousands of twinkling lights. Atlanta Botanical Garden www.atlantabg.org
NOV. 20-JAN. 8, 2021
Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World. Enjoy a season of celebrations during this holiday-inspired exhibition of trees and other displays. Fernbank Museum of Natural History www.fernbankmuseum.org
NOV. 20-FEB. 21, 2021
Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular. This new walking tour of lights takes you through an amazing light extravaganza with festive music. Also enjoy a socially distanced visit with Santa, carnival rides, s’mores and a 575-foot-long snow tube slide.
About Architecture and Urbanism for Justice. This free course, presented by Museum of Design Atlanta, is intended for those interested in more equitable approaches to urbanism and architecture. Virtual event www.museumofdesign.org
A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play. Alliance Theatre presents a reimagined drive-in version of its annual production, staged as a live radio play that can be enjoyed safely from a car. Summerhill Lots at Georgia State University’s Center Parc Credit Union Stadium www.alliancetheatre.org
DEC. 12-SPRING 2021
Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands. Presents nearly 100 works showing the rich and artistic cultural heritage of Iranian civilization. High Museum of Art www.high.org
Unexpected Play Festival. Presented by Theatrical Outfit, this month-long festival celebrates new work by local playwrights, all heard for the first time. Each reading will be immediately followed by a discussion. Virtual event www.theatricaloutfit.org
JAN. 6, 2021
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. For 45 years, Max has held the drum chair behind Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and anchored the house band for Late Night with Conan O’ Brien.
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands www.margaritavilleresorts.com
City Winery www.citywinery.com
NOV.21-JAN. 3, 2021
Holiday in the Park. Visit for rides, Christmas trees, festive music and more than one million LED lights. Six Flags Over Georgia www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
NOV. 27-DEC. 31
A Very Terry Christmas. Presented by Alliance Theatre, Broadway star Terry Burrell visits iconic Atlanta holiday destinations while sharing delightful stories and jazz-inspired versions of favorite holiday songs.
Atlanta Food Walks. The Unexpected Virtual Tours let you explore Atlanta from the comfort of your home, and the in-person Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk shows how Atlanta was a city built on food. The King Historic District Tour lets you walk in the footsteps of Dr. King. Virtual and in-person www.atlantafoodwalks.com
Virtual event www.alliancetheatre.org
Atlanta’s holiday season is in full swing, whether you decide to celebrate in-person or virtually from the comfort of home. BY KAREN LOPEZ
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
There’s plenty of room to glow during the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 10th annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, Nov. 14-Jan. 16, 2021. Reduced guest capacity allows visitors to spread out across 33 acres. Guests can look forward to timed ticketing, new LED light colors, a new Nature’s Wonders soundtrack and giant plant sculptures from “Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined” draped in lights. www.atlantabg.org
A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play
Alliance Theatre presents a drive-in production of “A Christmas Carol:
The Live Radio Play” with a stage for live actors and big screens for a concertstyle performance. From Dec. 4-23, theater patrons can enjoy this holiday classic at the Summerhill Lots at Georgia State University’s Center Parc Credit Union Stadium. www.alliancetheatre.org
The Nutcracker 2020 Experience
Atlanta Ballet ushers in the season with “The Nutcracker” 2020 Experience in the surface lot of Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Dec. 2-6, guests will view a filmed version from their cars while enjoying pre-ordered Nutcrackerthemed concessions and gift items. www.atlantaballet.com
CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS
Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World
Enjoy a season of celebrations during this holiday-inspired exhibition of trees and other displays at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. On view Nov. 20Jan. 8, 2021, the exhibition recognizes cultural celebrations including Hanukkah, Christmas and other traditions like origami and indigenous art. In addition, kids can enjoy a sock skating rink on the Terrace outdoors leading to Wildwoods, and also outdoor snow globes. The fun, holiday-themed globes will have scenes such as sledding, Christmas characters such as Santa and his reindeer, a winter scene and much more. www.fernbankmuseum.org
Far left: “Stan the Lovesick Snowman” at Center For Puppetry Arts; above: Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden; below: Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Get immersed in the magic of the holidays at Stone Mountain Christmas, Nov. 14-Jan. 3, 2021. This holiday family favorite boasts Snow Angel’s Christmas Parade, millions of sparkling lights, spectacular shows, The Polar Express outdoor movie experience and a new Christmas Lasershow. To ensure guest safety, the park will limit daily capacity. www.stonemountainpark.com
Miracle on Peachtree
Throughout December, Miracle on Peachtree in Buckhead delivers a wealth of festive events. Over Dec. 1-13, lace up for the Virtual buckheadRUN! Holiday 5K where participants can complete the
course of their choice while exploring Buckhead. On Dec. 12 and 13, guests can stroll through Loudermilk Park to view decorated trees. The Hot Chocolate Crawl on Dec. 12 is a socially distanced tour of Buckhead’s holiday lights with stops for cocktails and hot chocolate. livablebuckhead.com
Holiday in the Park
At Six Flags Over Georgia, Holiday in the Park will celebrate Nov. 21-Jan. 3, 2021 (select days). This popular annual event features more than one million LED lights, festive shows, Christmas trees, holiday treats and visits from Santa Claus. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
Stone Mountain Christmas
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JULIAN MEJIA PHOTOGRAPHY
Top: “Hope for a Holiday Show” at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center; below: Decorations at Atlanta History Center’s Swan House.
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Celebration at the Station
Holiday cheer fills the air at Atlantic Station’s Celebration at the Station. This year’s event kicks off with Light the Station on Nov. 21 and continues nightly with an all-new light, music, video and snow show. Other highlights include new art and holiday décor, festive pop-ups. Skate the Station ice skating rink opens Nov. 16. www.atlanticstation.com
Hope for a Holiday Show
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Hope for a Holiday Show is presented around the grounds of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Dec. 17, 19 and 20. This new performance searches for magic, heart and hope to make a holiday show while facing numerous obstacles. To ensure guest safety, Callanwolde has implemented physically distanced pod seating. www.callanwolde.org
Children’s Museum of Atlanta Celebrations
The Downtown museum will have Thanksgiving programming, Nov. 21-25; winter fun at the Science Bar, Dec. 1-20 (weekends only); a Hanukkah celebration, Dec. 5-6; Las Posadas celebration and programming, Dec. 12-13; an exploration
of how Christmas is celebrated around the world, Dec. 19-20; and Kwanzaa programming, Dec. 26-27. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org
History After Hours
Take in the splendor of the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House during History After Hours on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Guests can explore the festively decorated Swan House, roam the gardens and sip a holiday-themed cocktail on the lawn. Visit the Swan House during daytime hours as well. www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Very Merry Holiday Celebration
Center for Puppetry Arts spreads holiday cheer with its Very Merry Holiday Celebration that includes a heartwarming production of “Stan the Lovesick Snowman.” The Center also presents Very Merry Puppetry: Puppets of Holidays, Past, Present and Future. www.puppet.org With a focus on the well-being of its guests, attractions and cultural arts venues have implemented measures such as timed ticketing and increased social distancing to ensure a safe and festive season for all.
Ice Skating, Anyone? Fresh air and winter fun await at Atlanta’s ice skating venues this holiday season.
Skate the Sky at Holidays on The Roof at Ponce City Market, starting Nov. 27. Zip among the clouds for 50 minutes and then enjoy unlimited game play at Skyline Park, with private igloos and holidaythemed cocktails. www.poncecityroof.com
views of adjacent Piedmont Park. Fire pits and rink-side food and beverages round out the fun. www.parktavern.com
The Rink at Park Tavern, starting Nov. 26, lets visitors skate beneath a heated garden tent with magnificent
Avalon on Ice in Alpharetta, Nov. 22-Jan. 18, introduces a Rockefeller Center-inspired skating rink brimming
Skate the Station at Atlantic Station, Nov. 16-Jan. 18, for one of the Southeast’s largest outdoor rinks and fabulous views of the Midtown skyline. www.atlanticstation.com
with holiday spirit. www.experienceavalon.com Each venue has implemented safety protocols such as timed ticketing, limited capacity, face masks, enhanced cleaning and sanitation, and more. -KL
A NEW Aromatic Experience
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ATLANTA’S AWESOME ATTR From art to animals, the city’s attractions are open and ready to welcome visitors.
SHARKS! Predators of the Deep
Build Your Visit
In the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an attraction that will delight both kids and their companions. Rides, a 4-D movie experience, NINJAGO ninja training and a MINILAND created to reflect the Atlanta skyline are all part of what’s inside. www.atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Engage in the Science of Smell
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum hasn’t reopened to the public, but that doesn’t mean folks can’t visit and relax in the beautiful grounds. Among the highlights in the 25-acre oasis is the stunning Rose Garden, featuring 40 varieties, as well as the peaceful Kinsaku Nakane-designed Japanese garden rife with azaleas, rhododendrons and Japanese maples. The native oak forest boasts a duo of small lakes inhabited by geese, ducks, herons and hawks. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov
“Scent Discovery” at World of CocaCola teaches guests about the science behind humans’ sense of smell, and how it works with the brain to identify foods and recall memories. World of Coca-Cola Ambassadors are on hand to lead small groups on a tour of aromas — from sweet to fruity to spicy — with each individual smelling the scents one by one, sharing what they remind them of and attempting to identify the fragrances. www.worldofcoca-cola.com
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER ATLANTA
Georgia Aquarium’s long-awaited expansion opened this fall with a new gallery dedicated to sharks. “SHARKS! Predators of the Deep” delves into educating the public about these misunderstood creatures. State-of-the-art technology and floor-to-ceiling viewing windows frame tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks, sand tiger sharks, silvertip sharks and silky sharks in their new habitats. Check out new experiences such as the Shark Cage Dive. www.georgiaaquarium.org
© JULIE MEHRETU, PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM POWEL IMAGING
JIMMY CARTER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
BY WENDY BOWMAN AND LIESL MERKEL
See What’s New at the Zoo
There’s a new resident at Zoo Atlanta. Welcome Hamlet, an almost-2-year-old male warthog from the Houston Zoo in Texas who now lives at the attraction’s African Savanna complex. A companion for Eleanor, the zoo’s 6-year-old female warthog, Hamlet joins recent addition Mumbles, a 9-year old Southern white rhinoceros that’s the first of his species to call Zoo Atlanta home. www.zooatlanta.org
View an Exhibition
The first major traveling exhibition presenting the work of Ethiopian artist “Julie Mehretu” runs through the end of January at High Museum of Art. This comprehensive survey covers more than two decades of the artist’s work from 1996 to the present, combining about 40 drawings and prints with 35 paintings largely monumental in size and scale. Mehretu’s work involves diagrams and maps, cave markings, Chinese calligraphy and graffiti. www.high.org
SkyView Atlanta sits across from Centennial Olympic Park, surrounded by the Downtown city lights. Forty-two climate-controlled gondolas assure that you’ll glide in style, soaring high above the city. www.skyviewatlanta.com
Also check out these museums for an authentic Atlanta experience. At press time, some were still not open to the public, but check online for opening details.
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See the city sights
Fly Through the Trees
With 127 acres of trails and forests along the Chattahoochee River, Chattahoochee Nature Center delivers space for social distancing. Check out the wooded hiking trails, canoe trips, ziplines and Wildlife Walk aviary. www.chattnaturecenter.org
All attractions have enhanced protocols and procedures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 that can be found on each attraction’s website.
Michael C. Carlos Museum: Located on the Emory University campus, The Carlos Museum hosts collections from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Museum of Design Atlanta: Located in Midtown, MODA’s online exhibitions “Learning from Nature: the Future of Design” and “Design of Dissent” will be available for online viewing through February 2021. National Center for Civil and Human Rights: The Center pays homage to the American Civil Rights Movement, and it brings current global human rights issues to the forefront.
Take a Break! Visit Our Beautiful Grounds
For online Events, Educational Offerings and Museum Reopening Status, see www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov
MLK, Jr. National Historical Park
In January, we celebrate the birthday and contributions of Atlanta native Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events such as exhibits, children’s activities and concerts take place throughout the city.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEK
Today, visitors to Atlanta can relive the history of the American civil rights movement by visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, which includes a visitor center, Ebenezer Baptist Church, King’s birth home, the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, the tombs of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, and the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame
Stand in the footprints of civil rights leaders including former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, congressman John Lewis, activist Hosea Williams, activist Rosa Parks, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph Lowery and many more.
Ebenezer Baptist Church
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights Visit The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, where the exhibition “Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement” features a history of Atlanta’s role in the movement. Walk up the stairs into a recreated Lorraine Hotel after viewing television clips of newscasters conveying stories of the violence occurring in our nation during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Immerse yourself in the history of
civil rights sit-ins as you perch at a mock lunch counter and try to remain calm and nonviolent as you listen through earphones to recordings of angry people shouting insults. View a panorama of the March on Washington and be mesmerized by the sights and sounds. The basement houses a rotating selection of Dr. King’s personal papers and items. Another level maintains a rotating view of the world’s human rights efforts and how it affects the lives of everyone.
One undisputed highlight is the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King, his father and grandfather all preached. No longer used for Sunday services (those are reserved for the new Ebenezer Church just across the street), the older church is open for self-guided tours. Visitors may sit in a pew and feel history envelope them as they listen to sermons by Dr. King. Next door, find the tombs of both Dr. and Mrs. King and the eternal flame that symbolizes Dr. King’s hope for justice, peace and equality. Inside Freedom Hall, see Dr. King’s key to room 307 at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis where he was assassinated, a draft of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech and awards he received.
Be sure to visit these civil rights sites that make Atlanta’s history shine, all influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Before you go, check DiscoverAtlanta.com for the latest openings and events.
Atlanta is a city within the forest and here are three lesser known places to hike and explore. OLMSTED LINEAR PARK
This park, laid out by architect Frederick Law Olmsted at the turn of the 20th century, is actually made up of six segments stretching around the east side of Atlanta, from Poncey-Highland to Decatur along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Located in the area of Druid Hills, the six segments of Springdale, Virgilee, Oak Grove, Shadyside, Dellwood and Deepdene (the largest with 22 acres) all have different landscapes, from mature oaks to knolls, groves and water features.
also runs past Bobby Jones Golf Course. Its best feature is its stretch through Tanyard Creek Park, which is full of lush greenery and includes passage through a wooden bridge beneath the railroad line. Enter on Collier Road between Peachtree Street and Northside Drive; there’s a parking lot across from Overbrook Drive that leads to a public entrance. -Discover Atlanta Now Editorial Team
Atlanta BeltLine Northside Trail
LIONEL HAMPTON-BEECHER HILLS PARK
Another well-protected slice of nature in the heart of Atlanta, the Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park, is part of a roughly 100-acre nature preserve in southwest Atlanta. Nearly half of the four miles of trails here are paved, with paths following Utoy Creek where Civil War remains of Union fortifications are still visible. The park features a playground and easy access to the BeltLine Westside Trail.
ATLANTA BELTLINE NORTHSIDE TRAIL
This mile-long trail around the Collier Hills neighborhood is the first BeltLine trail on the north side of the city and
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Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Park
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SWEET NOTES Atlanta’s rich culinary story doesn’t end with desserts but our meals certainly should. The city has a wealth of awardwinning pastry chefs who whip up stunning confections to finish a perfect meal. BY LIESL MERKEL
Di’s Delight at 10 Degrees South
Fifth Group Restaurants is lucky to have the expertise of executive pastry chef Eric Wolitzky at all nine restaurants. The “Top Chef: Just Desserts” alum changes the offerings seasonally.
Ecco Midtown and Ecco Buckhead
• Pistachio and Cherry Mille Feuille
(Napoleon) – puff pastry, pistachio cream, Morello cherry compote and candied pistachios • Bee Sting Cake – buttermilk sponge cake, rum Bavarian cream, honey roasted pears and almond tuile • Chocolate Layer Cake – dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate ganache and feuilletine crunch
Alma Cocina Buckhead
• Pastel De Elote Cake – caramelized bananas, spiced cashews and sweet corn gelato www.fifthgrouprestaurants.com 16
Butter Pound Cake at Floataway Cafe
The creative director of Pastry Chrysta Poulos operates the dessert menu for Rocket Farm Restaurants and offers these perfect creations.
• Pear Toffee Cake – warm, brown sugar pear cake soaked in toffee sauce and served with a vanilla-rum anglaise King + Duke
• Sticky Toffee Pudding – with cappuccino anglaise The Optimist
• French Almond Cake – vanilla ice cream, candied apples and apple butter www.rocketfarmrestaurants.com
Pastry chef Carla Tomasko manages the sweet kitchen at both Floataway Café and Bacchanalia, serving inventive desserts for many years.
• Apple Ginger Crostata – brown sugar ice cream • Butter Pound Cake – local blueberry compote Bacchanalia
• Delicata Squash – upside down cake, sweet mole, goat gelato • Cider Doughnut – chestnut and apple www.starprovisions.com
Chocolate Layer Cake at Ecco
KING + DUKE
Sticky Toffee Pudding at King + Duke
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Haven’t had enough? Here are even more signature Atlanta desserts to check off your list.
A 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist and 2019 Eater Young Gun, Pastry chef Claudia Martinez concocts wildly decadent pastries at Tiny Lou’s, located in Hotel Clermont.
• Big ‘Ol Sticky Bun – The Big ‘Ol Sticky Bun on the brunch menu is a shareable favorite served with bourbon icing, coffee butter and fresh berries 10 Degrees South
• Di’s Delight – warm, moist fruit sponge cake served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream Cooks & Soldiers
• Hubbard Squash and Meyer Lemon Tourte – PX sherry ice cream à la mode • Kalimotxo Sundae – spiced vanilla coffee ice cream, date chocolate blondie, marshmallow
• Ode to Blondie – brown butter blondie, white chocolate namelaka, spicy pecans, PBR caramel and cream cheese ice cream. This dessert is named in honor of Blondie Strange, the most famous of dancers at the Clermont Lounge, also located on the hotel property. www.tinylous.com
The Southern Gentleman
• Warm Chocolate Cake – toffee sauce, toasted meringue, chestnuts, candied orange and orange cream Double Zero
• Butterscotch Budino – Butterscotch custard, salted caramel, maple oat cookie Joy Cafe
• Cookie & Milk Pie – layers of cookies soaked in milk and cream, and also voted “Best Pie in Atlanta” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sublime Doughnuts Chocolate Mousse at Lazy Betty
Cookie & Milk Pie at Joy Cafe
• A Town Cream – Shaped like an A for Atlanta, this yeast donut is filled with custard and topped with chocolate or vanilla icing
Ode to Blondie at Tiny Lou’s
9 Mile Station
• Chocolate Decadence Torte – guinette cherries and soft cream The Iberian Pig Buckhead
• Cheesecake empanada –with port blackberry compote Yebo Beach Haus
• Amarula Panna Cotta – fresh berries and blueberry coulis Le Bilboquet
• Tarte Tatin – caramelized Golden Delicious apples, vanilla bean ice cream Five Daughters Bakery
• 100 Layer Donuts – options include Pumpkin Spice Latte, S’Mores, Huckleberry Glaze, Apple Crumble and Zebra Cake. Hop’s Chicken
• Fried Apple Hand Pies – filled with spiced cinnamon apple filling topped with a buttermilk glaze Ruth’s Chris Steak House
• Chocolate Sin Cake - flourless chocolate cake made with espresso
• Chocolate Mousse with orange coulis, sesame tuile and soy caramel ice cream • Pear Panna Cotta with Point Reyes blue cheese gel, brown butter soil and honey air www.lazybettyatl.com
Guests who order Lazy Betty’s multicourse menus will finish their meal with petit fours from Pastry Chef Carelys Vazquez, and all guests take home a bag of the restaurant’s Bourbon-Pecan Popcorn. Also, be sure to order these treats.
Chocolate Decadence Torte at Golden Eagle
SOOTHING SOUL FOOD AND
From classic meat and threes to innovative, modern Southern cuisine, these ATL restaurants put their hearts and souls on a plate. BY CHRIS WATKINS
From Southern sides and buttery yeast rolls to prime rib and famous fried chicken, The Colonnade has been pleasing diners since 1927. It’s a place that knows exactly who it is and hasn’t let the modern underpinnings of things like websites or computers slow it down from delivering attentive, personalized service. Find a selection of classic dishes like fried green tomatoes and Southern fried chicken accompanied by choices of nightly specials driven by fresh, locally sourced produce.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Since 1945, Mary Mac’s Tea Room has answered the call
in serving up an authentic taste of the South with a never-ending dedication to Southern hospitality. Whether it’s perfectly fried chicken, fresh fish or vibrant veggies, the restaurant on Ponce continues to shine as an Atlanta culinary institution.
The Busy Bee Cafe
Established in 1947 by Lucy “Momma Lucy” Jackson, an enterprising self-taught cook, The Busy Bee Cafe still stands as an Atlanta mainstay delivering on time-tested recipes. Whether it’s the signature fried chicken, BBQ ribs or stand-out sweet potato pie, the iconic downtown Atlanta eatery is just one of those places you have to try to say you’ve experienced ATL.
Fried chicken at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
The legacy of Paschal’s is one deeply rooted in Atlanta’s civil rights story. Opened in 1947, the restaurant’s knack for uniting powerful ideas around soul-stirring cuisine helped guide the 1960s movement of well-known civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Julian Bond, John Lewis, Andrew Young and more. As a staple in the neighborhood of Castleberry Hill, Paschal’s fried chicken recipe stands as its main export coupled with glorious sides you’ll be hard-pressed to share like Southern mac and cheese, candied yams, collard greens and more.
the buttery and perfectly baked biscuits.
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours
Chef Deborah VanTrece’s vision of innovative soul food cemented her legacy as one of the city’s key voices in the modern era of Southern cuisine. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours is her soul food love letter to down-home purists and contemporary diners. Think jerk rub pork chops with Caribbean influence and fried green tomatoes amped up with crawfish and goat cheese.
The Beautiful Restaurant
The Busy Bee Cafe
Founded in 1979, The Beautiful Restaurant serves up specialty Southern soul food that could quite possibly rival your grandmother’s. The Cascade Road eatery’s penchant for oxtails and rice is well-known, as are
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This 2020 holiday season might be different but that doesn’t mean you need to prepare all the food. Check out these gourmet markets and restaurants offering holiday meals to-go. COOKS & SOLDIERS: Family meals include a roasted pork tenderloin with Swiss chard, hazelnut romesco, and potatoes murros or a pinxto party with five tapas-style dishes such as Iberico albondigas, tortilla de chorizo and more. www.cooksandsoldiers.com MURPHY’S: To-go meals are available for Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner and brunch and New Year’s dinner and brunch. Wine four-packs, mimosa kits and bloody Mary mix add spirit. Christmas dinner features slow-roasted pork or citrus-cured salmon served with
green bean casserole, mashed sweet potatoes and slice-and-bake chocolate chip cookies. www.murphysatlanta.com THE BUTTERY ATL: Atlanta restaurateur and chef Linton Hopkins and other food and beverage professionals have created this innovative takeout and delivery concept. Delicious prepared foods include curated Chef Kits with a whole icebox chicken and sides; made-to-order chicken pot pie and Hop’s mac ‘n cheese. www.butteryatl.com LUCY’S MARKET: For Thanksgiving, choose whole smoked turkeys, lasagna, chicken pot pie, sweet potato souffle with praline topping, Parmesan-crusted Brussels sprouts, bourbon pecan pie and more. For Christmas, turkeys fly the coop to make way for beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin and spiral ham. www.lucysmarket.com
HOLIDAY MEALS TO-GO
Left: Cooks & Soldiers; above: Lucy’s Market
STAPLEHOUSE MARKET: Open Wednesday-Sunday, the market has cheeses, smoked meats, fresh pastas, pastries, snacks and pantry items.. www.staplehouse.com MILLER UNION: Located in West Midtown, the restaurant offers a nightly dinner menu that serves either two or four people. A recent menu featured skillet trout fillets with rice middlins; braised mustard greens and napa cabbage. www.millerunion.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE: Savor starters such as seared ahi tuna and lobster bisque; entrées including the petite filet, lamb chops, cowboy rib-eye, Chilean sea bass and king salmon filet; sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, lobster mac and cheese and creamed spinach; plus chocolate sin cake. www.ruthschris.com -KL
TAKE HOME ATLANTA’S FOOD STORY New cookbook alert! “FEARLESS INNOVATION: Atlanta’s Food Story” tells exactly that in this new, nontraditional cookbook. Designed to make you yearn to explore Atlanta’s dining scene, this cookbook not only shares recipes from Atlanta’s top chefs but reveals the history of the city’s culinary origins. Inside, you’ll also read about the city’s up-and-coming creative people who work alongside these local chefs. Chef Taria Camerino curates this
compilation of Atlanta’s food story, touching on race relations, the city’s role in the American Civil Rights Movement and the impact on the dining culture. Pick up this book, worthy of your coffee table or any other place of honor, and, after reading, we hope you’ll be hungry for even more of the Atlanta food scene. Purchase “FEARLESS INNOVATION: Atlanta’s Food Story.” on Amazon.com and BookBaby.com. WINTER 2020-21
KEEP WARM AND DINE OUTDOORS
Lazy Llama Cantina plans to serve carnitas and braised short ribs on its all-weather patio. Located on Crescent Avenue, Publico Kitchen & Tap offers Latin-Asian inspired cuisine and plans to keep diners warm with several geodesic igloo domes and space heaters. Bazati, which houses the Frenchinspired restaurant Brasserie and Estrella, a Latin eatery, will have both heaters and blankets on the patio and balcony, respectively. Estrella is
There’s no need to hibernate when the weather gets colder. Our eateries have worked hard to transform their outdoor spaces into warm, inviting spaces so you can take in fresh air without the winter chill. BY MARY WELCH
always a top choice for the best skyline view, so grab a blanket, a margarita and enjoy. Hudson Grille in both Midtown and Downtown is offering new insulated and heated exterior patios. Guests can enjoy the warmth while catching a game on television or snacking on fare including signature wings with sauces such as Scorpion Stinger, and Sweet & Spicy. Bold Monk Brewing Co. on the upper Westside boasts a beer garden for outdoor relaxation with an expertly crafted cocktail or signature beer.
Publico Kitchen & Tap
Aria plans to serve its famed cuisine -- both à la carte and a seven-course tasting menu -- on the patio, under a tent. Reservations are available Tuesdays through Thursdays. Buckhead Life Restaurant Group owns two restaurants with outdoor spaces. Bistro Niko plans to feature outdoor dining with heaters, and Kyma will serve its acclaimed Greek food on the covered patio, complete with heaters, in the Kyma Garden through December. Over at Little Alley Steak Buckhead, the restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot patio includes an outdoor bar, lounge area and plenty of outdoor heaters. Joy Cafe plans to winterize its Peachtree
Road patio with several conventional propane heaters as well as a few propane tungsten heaters. The restaurant is also considering adding seat warmers and electric heating fans. Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen plans to have heaters and blankets to keep the fun going all year long. After each use, blankets will undergo a thorough sanitizing process. KR SteakBar has heaters in place, and servers wear masks so that diners can safely enjoy steaks and Italian cuisine while keeping warm. South City Kitchen Buckhead has outdoor seating surrounding an awesome fire pit.
NEW TO THE SCENE
Atlanta has new restaurants and bars popping up along the city. Here are four to try.
THE ROOF at Ponce City Market
TWO Urban Licks, located on the Atlanta BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward, has a dog-friendly patio that will feature fire pits perfect for enjoying the Midtown skyline. Cold Beer, the latest concept from acclaimed chef Kevin Gillespie, features such dishes as a New England hybrid lobster roll and bulgogi pork ribs. Enjoy them on a heated patio and watch the sights and sounds of the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Bring your dog to Red’s Beer Garden in Grant Park where there will be plenty of heaters and more than 200 beers plus wine and seltzer on the menu.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is ready for anything winter throws at it. The BeltLineadjacent restaurant plans to bring back Base Camp Tents that will be located in the eatery’s large, outdoor Grove space. Priced by the hour, the three 144-squarefoot tents will be open though the winter, and each will have its own food and drink menu. Murphy’s, a Virginia-Highland favorite, has invested heavily in patio heaters for those who want to dine outdoors. Murphy’s installed a Synexis air purification system that fights infectious microorganisms in the air for those dining indoors. Lazy Betty, one of the city’s most honored restaurants, already has heaters installed and shawls waiting to accommodate guests during the colder months. THE ROOF at Ponce City Market has a fun holiday program including an ice skating rink, fur coat mini-golf, outdoor fire pits, indoor heaters and heated pergolas. Also at Ponce City Market’s rooftop is 9 Mile Station, where igloos keep guests cozy. Renowned Chef Kevin Rathbun can seat at least 60 outdoors at Kevin Rathbun Steak, and Rathbun is investing in new heaters and wind barriers to maintain his outdoor seating and please guests.
BOONE’S: The neighborhood destination welcomes guests at Bobby Jones Golf Course with upscale, new American cuisine. Enjoy spectacular views overlooking the golf course on the outdoor veranda. www.boonesatl.com NICK’S WESTSIDE: Formerly Aix on Brady Avenue, Nick’s is a new gathering place run by chef Nick Leahy. Stop by Nick’s for smoked chicken wings, short rib sandwiches and burgers. www.nickswestsideatl.com FETCH PARK: A second location of the popular offleash dog park and bar comes to Buckhead Village in winter 2021. A vintage Airstream will be equipped with spirits and a coffee bar. www.FetchPark.com -LM
THE CHASTAIN: This New American neighborhood restaurant is open in Buckhead near Chastain Park. Formerly Horseradish Grill, the restaurant will be helmed by executive chef Christopher Grossman and will offer refined comfort food. www.thechastainatl.com
‘TIS THE SEASON Atlanta’s annual holiday pop-up tradition of Miracle bars returns to help guests celebrate the season with festive style.
Expect kitchy cocktails and twinkling holiday decorations. Three Miracle bars will be located around the city and a fourth - Sippin’ Santa - will be decked out in Christmas-themed tiki mode. THE DETAILS: Miracle at Wonderkid: Located at Atlanta Dairies, Wonderkid will be decked along with The Yard at Atlanta Dairies. If you want an outdoor experience, head here. Miracle on Highland: Back at PARISH in Inman Park, this Miracle is open every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays.
Miracle at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club: For $50 per person, patrons can reserve their own socially distanced table and 90-minute experience. Come Thursday-Sunday night at this multi-level destination Nov. 20 -Jan.1, 2021. Bon Ton’s Sippin’ Santa: The all-ages tiki themed beach experience returns for its third year at Bon Ton, plus a new location at Golden Eagle. www.miraclebaratlanta.com Celebrating in Buckhead? Try The Blind Elf! Although not part of the Miracle bars, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar will soon transform into a holiday themed gathering spot called The Blind Elf. Light bites will be served alongside the Instagram-worthy menu of libations. theblindpigparlourbar.com
CHATTAHOOCHEE FOOD WORKS The newest food hall to hit Atlanta will soon open on the Westside. “Bizarre Foods” host and James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid collaborated to open this 22,000-square-foot test kitchen and hall. The stalls will include Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream, Babakabab! (kababs and falafel), Taqueria La Luz, Baker Dude, TydeTate Kitchen (Thai comfort food), Baked Kitchen South African Street Food, Unbelibubble Tea House, Pomodoro Bella and Graffiti Breakfast (southern twists on breakfast). -LM
MIRACLE ON PEACHTREE
Miracle on Peachtree alights in Buckhead as a grand new event, delivering festive, socially distanced celebrations. Lace up for the virtual buckheadRUN! 5K over Dec. 1-13. The second annual race has a new virtual format with participants running over an extended time period to allow for social distancing. Runners can complete the course of their choice and submit their time using any map or tracking app. Jog to the beat of a curated holiday Spotify playlist and, as a bonus, prizes will be awarded to not only the fastest runners but the ones dressed in their best holiday spirit.
Beautiful Christmas trees will adorn Loudermilk Park, decorated by local businesses and partners. The trees will be displayed the weekend of Dec. 12-13, then all trees will be donated to 36 local fire stations around the city. The Hot Chocolate Crawl on Dec. 12 invites guests to take in a socially distanced walking tour of the decorated trees and holiday lights with coordinated light installations, fun activations, and stops for specialty cocktails and hot chocolate at Buckhead hotels. On the second full weekend of December, guests can pile in the car for three showings of a special holiday drivein movie - “Elf” - playing at Buckhead Village. Tickets can be purchased
Left: Buckhead Village District; above: Santa comes to town at Lenox Mall.
through www.livablebuckhead.org. Santa at Lenox appears on Nov. 27 and will be available for photos and visits for the duration of the holiday season. Gather for cocktails at Atlanta History Center’s History After Hours from 5-8 p.m. On Dec. 10, the beautifully decorated 1928 Swan House opens for holiday merriment and festive music. Wander outside to the twinkling Swan House Gardens and view two exhibitions inside the house: “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment” and “Mandarin Shutze: A Chinese Export Life.” For an updated schedule of events and to find out more, visit livablebuckhead.com.
ATLANTA GIFT GUIDE
Celebration at the Station will be going strong for the holiday season (see page 10 for more information), and the outdoor shopping complex has more than 30 retailers to tempt. The Team Store is your one-stop shop for Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United wear. Swedish retailer H&M has apparel, stocking stuffers and fanciful kidswear at affordable prices. Then, shop IKEA, Forever 21, Francesca’s and Dillard’s, as well as local boutique fab’rik. With limited capacity in elevators, one-way signage and foot door pulls on the restrooms, the place has been redesigned with visitor safety in mind. www.atlanticstation.com
Whether you’re shopping for a good friend, family member or yourself, Atlanta has plenty of places to visit. BY DISCOVER ATLANTA NOW EDITORIAL TEAM
Check everyone off your list at this multi-story indoor and outdoor shopping destination. If you prefer shopping outdoors, head to the Courtyard and pick up unique reading material at Posman Books and accessories at Anthropologie. Grab a bite at the Central Food Hall with order-ahead options and check out Eleven TLC, a new wellness company selling organic teas, lattes and vegan ice cream. PCM Goes Inside Out takes the market outside where guests can safely relax and enjoy food and drink from the food stalls and restaurant merchants. Upcoming dates include Thanks for Giving (Nov. 28) and Holiday Market (Dec. 12). www.poncecitymarket.com
Ponce City Market
Buckhead Village District
For a chic experience with European charm, head to Buckhead Village District (formerly The Shops Buckhead Atlanta) where designer stores like Alice & Olivia, La Perla and Tom Ford beckon. Pinker Times is a new pop-up floral design studio and art exhibition, available until March 2021 and featuring a choose-your-own flower bar. Head to Christian Louboutin to satisfy the shoe lover in your life and stock up on candles and perfume at fragrance specialist Diptyque. Bella Cucina offers a beautiful selection of ceramic wares, aromatic salts and Italianinspired spreads. www.buckheadvillagedistrict.com
SHOPPING Lenox Square
At Lenox, there’s a gift for everyone. Shop for classic threads at J. Crew or for out-of-the ordinary menswear at Psycho Bunny for out of the ordinary menswear. Pick up accessories at Apple Store and stop by Crafted, selling local artisan goods. Many retailers offer curbside pickup including adidas, Guess, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn and Tory Burch. www.lenoxsquare.com
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For discerning gift recipients, head to Phipps Plaza with highend gift options from Fendi and Anne Fontaine and baby items from Baby Bella Boutique. Give something sparkly in the robin’s egg blue box from Tiffany & Co., which offers curbside service. Need more curbside pickup? Stores like BOSS, Frontgate, White House Black Market, Nordstrom and J.Jill all offer options. www.phippsplaza.com
Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
Look for special holiday festivities at this outlet shop destination in Woodstock, Georgia. This outdoor shopping experience hosts stores such as Tommy Hilfiger, Chicos, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sportswear, Le Creuset, Vineyard Vines and Michael Kors. The Outlet Shoppes are also the closest outlet shops to the convention district. www.theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com
OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA
Shop this beloved Buckhead store for locally prepared food items, wines, fresh produce, flowers, home décor and one-of-a-kind gift baskets. For gifts, pick up the M&D Boxed Soap, a smooth and creamy triple milled Goats Milk soap made in Australia or the M&D Bon Bon Soap with ethically sourced ingredients and shea butter. The Housewarming Basket is a perfect gift for new homeowners with olive oil, artisanal condiments, wine and more. To blow off some steam, the Lucy’s Market Relax and Restore Basket has restorative bath and body essentials such as bubble bath, soap and C & The Moon body scrub. www.lucysmarket.com
Westside Provisions District
Find treasures for the bed, bath and the rest of the home at the airy, spacious Serena and Lily, and for your sports conscious friends, grab a gift card or sportswear at lululemon. Stop by Seed Factory with unique merchandise for newborns to 8-year-olds. Find gifts and apparel at Anthropologie and Peridot West, selling everything from candles and gifts to home decor and fancy rugs. Curbside pickup and appointments are available at some stores, and the open-air district makes it easy for guests to social distance. www.westsideprovisions.com
WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT
WHAT’S UP WITH SPORTS?
Left: Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame; above: Atlanta Hawks unveil new City Edition uniforms; below, left: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Raiders, Dec. 6 against the New Orleans Saints and the Dec. 20 game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. www.atlantafalcons.com
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
While you might not be able to see all of your favorite sporting events in person yet, you still can stay close to the action with these upcoming activities. BY WENDY BOWMAN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Kickoff is scheduled for noon on New Year’s Day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the game will feature two top-ranked teams from around the country. There will be a number of safety protocols in place to ensure social distancing. chick-fil-apeachbowl.com
SEC Football Championship
Also set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the 29th annual SEC Football Championship, slated for Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. That’s when the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern and Western Division winners will meet to battle it out for the league championship and the right to represent the conference in the College Football Playoff. www.secsports.com
The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons will continue to play their scheduled games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and fans will attend in limited capacity due to the pandemic. On tap for the season are the Nov. 29 matchup versus the Las Vegas
On the men’s college basketball scene, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have a tentative non-conference schedule that starts Nov. 25 at McCamish Pavilion with a matchup against the Georgia State University Panthers. www.ramblinwreck.com
Although we’re not quite sure when the Atlanta Hawks will tip off the 2020-21 NBA season at State Farm Arena. The team’s new City Edition uniforms will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the initials “MLK” featured prominently on the jersey. www.hawks.com
Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame extends its special exhibit honoring Historically Black Colleges and Universities through the end of the year. Titled “College Football and HBCU’s-Their Story,” this significant display features a collection of stories, artifacts and other treasures. www.cfbhall.com
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If you enjoyed your stay, please visit us again to experience Black History Month during February 2021.
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COME In the 1940s and 50s, the Sweet Auburn neighborhood held scores of African American-owned businesses, churches and nightclubs. The neighborhood also played a pivotal role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
DISCOVER THESE SPOTS IN SWEET AUBURN: Apex Museum: gives a view of history from an African American perspective.
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Auburn Avenue Research Library: the Southeast’s first public library to offer reference and archival collections dedicated to African American culture and history. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park: includes sites like the Visitor Center, King Birth Home and International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.
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The King Center: houses exhibits on Dr. King as well as the tombs of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. Ebenezer Baptist Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church: where Dr. King, his father and grandfather preached.
Big Bethel AME Church: founded in 1840 by enslaved members of the white Union Church. Wheat Street Baptist Church: the church’s pastor was a prominent civil rights activist who worked to desegregate the city’s public transportation system. Southern Christian Leadership Conference: where many of the Civil Rights Movement’s activities were planned.
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