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Contents Our mission: Published monthly since 1994, Atlanta INtown provides its readers with hyperlocal news and information that helps foster a sense of community in a dynamic urban setting. Live, work and play—we cover everything that makes our city home.

IN the Neighborhood

Living Walls................................................................... 4 Repeat Offenders ........................................................... 5 Public Libraries ............................................................. 6

Urban Agriculture ........................................................ 22 Eco-Briefs ................................................................... 23

The Studio

Charis Books .............................................................. 24 Atlanta Planit ............................................................... 26 July Festival Guide....................................................... 28

News You Can Eat


Best Barbecue ............................................................. 30 Polaris Reopens .......................................................... 31

Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102 Contributors Pamela Berger, Ann Taylor Boutwell, Bethany Clark, Isadora Pennington, Art Huckabee, Phil Mosier, Clare S. Richie, Tim Sullivan

Go Green

Acount Executives Susan Lesesne Kita Edwards

Election Runoff...............................................................6 Civic Center for Sale ...................................................... 7 Civil War Anniversary..................................................... 8 Fourth of July .............................................................. 10 Neighborhood Snapshot .............................................. 12 BeltLine Southwest 5K ................................................. 13 Health Briefs................................................................ 13 A Look Back ................................................................ 14 TimmyDaddy ............................................................... 16 Pets ............................................................................ 17 Public Safety Briefs ..................................................... 18

Cool Treats .................................................................. 32 Food Festivals ............................................................. 33 Anis Café Review ........................................................ 34 Quick Bites .................................................................. 35

Sales Consultants David Burleson Linda Howell

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BBQ OTP As a southerner, it has been my duty to sample barbecue far and wide. From Texas to the Carolinas and all over the state of Georgia, I’ve tucked into pulled pork, ribs, Brunswick stew and brisket. Barbecue is near and dear to the hearts of Intowners, as you will see on Page 30 of this month’s issue. We put out a call via social media for readers to tell us their favorite barbecue joints and they responded big time. I’m selfishly happy that all my go-to places made the list, especially Fox Bros. on DeKalb Avenue and Fat Matt’s over on Piedmont Road.

Celebrating 20 Years INTown

Decor Ideas ................................................................. 36 Real Estate Briefs ........................................................ 38 But if you’re in a travelling mood – maybe a weekend road trip – I’ve got a few places OTP that are well worth the drive. The closest is Slope’s on Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs. The pulled-pork plate (love the sweet sauce) with mac ‘n’ cheese, Brunswick stew and cornbread is my favorite on the northside. I’m a Brunswick stew snob, and Slope’s has got it right on the money – the perfect consistency of pork, corn and tomatoes. If you drive south, there are two places you absolutely must visit. The first is Dean’s Barbecue on South Main Street in Jonesboro. It’s been serving up finger-lickin’ ‘cue since 1947. The pork sandwiches are generous, the Brunswick stew has a slightly smoky flavor (along with a meaty consistency) and they make sure to fill your bag with soda crackers, because it ain’t stew unless you can crumble or dip the crackers. The second place is a bit further afield: Fresh Air BBQ down in Jackson. It’s been an middle Georgia institution since 1929 and it’s so, so, so, soooo good. This is ‘cue and stew of the gods. I drove my mom down for Mother’s Day this year and we gorged ourselves and I bought a pint of stew to bring home. When you have to get some to go, you know it’s a winner. Now my mouth is watering.

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Living Walls brings art to public spaces By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Chances are, if you’ve driven around Intown in the last few years, you’ve seen one of Living Walls’ impressive mural projects. The most recent and high profile mural was part of the Boulevard Tunnel Initiative that connects the Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown. The rainbow-hued, 1,000 foot long mural designed by the artist who calls himself MOMO “fully embodies” the mission of Living Walls, according to the nonprofit’s co-founder and Poncey-Highland resident Monica Campana. Campana and Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi founded the organization in 2009. Since then, Living Walls has painted over 100 murals and hosted over 30 lectures and other educational events in Atlanta. Every August, Living Walls holds a conference on street art and urbanism, complete with lectures, film screenings, block parties, gallery shows, bike tours, and a main event, along side smaller more intimate projects called Concepts. “The Boulevard Tunnel Initiative was one of our most bold and ambitious projects to date,” Campana said. “It brought people out of their cars, out of their houses, into their communities, and prompted interaction with their neighbors and public spaces.” Campana, a native of Peru, met Migliozzi while she was a student at Georgia Tech and the friends began doing street art together. “We saw how street art was making an impact on peoples’ lives, so we proposed a Courtesy Living Walls show on street art to [art and music space] The Boulevard Tunnel mural by MOMO. Eyedrum, who suggested we turn it into

a conference,” Campana recalled. Five years later, The Living Walls Conference is attracting local, national and international artists. During this year’s conference, 17 more murals will be created starting Aug. 4. Living Walls work was recently threatened by a proposed Photo by Justin Newton/Courtesy Living Walls ordinance that would have added more bureaucratic Artist 3ttman painted this mural in Summer Hill. red tape to the creation of mural projects. The outcry from the community over the vague regulations in the ordinance was so strong that the Atlanta City Council has tabled it indefinitely. Along with plans to bring murals to other parts of the state with the help of the Georgia Council for the Arts, Living Walls is also going global thanks to Google’s Street Art Project, which aims to permanently document and street art, which has an indefinite lifespan. “Our partnership with Google will help further our mission by allowing many different audiences to engage with public spaces around the world,” Campana said. This years Living Walls Conference will be held Aug. 13-17. For more information, visit livingwallsatl.com.

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Atlanta Police targeting 481 repeat offenders to curb crime in the city By Collin Kelley INtown Editor The statistics are jaw-dropping: 481 repeat felony offenders in Atlanta have been arrested more than 7,000 times and 72 percent of those convicted were given probation or alternative sentencing. That means these criminals didn’t do any jail time or were released on time served. The majority of them are back on the street committing more crimes. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner repeated those figures during the June Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting and told the audience what is being done to combat those statistics. Turner said a task force convened by Mayor Kasim Reed specifically to target the repeat offenders was meeting every two weeks and was hoping to have recommendations by the end of the summer. “If we could hold those 481, this city would be in a great place,” Turner said. “We might not be Mayberry, but it would make us safe.” As an example, Turner said one career criminal has been arrested 92 times and had been a repeat offender for 50 years. “He’s now eligible for social security,” Turner quipped. Turner said the task force has brought all members of the justice system – from law enforcement to the district attorney’s office – to the table to find out how these 481 could finally be put in jail. One audience member suggested that there should be a scorecard to see which judges are giving light or probationary sentences to repeat offenders so they could be voted out of office if possible. Turner said that was a good idea, but it would have to done by citizens or business community. Although it sounds like something out of the movie Minority Report, Turner said the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is using crime prediction software

to show where crimes are likely to happen next and increasing patrols in those areas. He said patrol vehicles are also being tracked to make sure they are hitting areas ripe for crime. The APD has also partnered with national and international police forces to share leadership, training and crime preventions methods, including Los Angeles, New York, the Israel National Police and London’s Metropolitan Police. Turner said his department has also been focusing on changing its procedures in light of the passage of House Bill 60, also known as the “safe carry act” by the gun lobby or the “guns everywhere bill ” by its detractors. With guns being allowed in public places – bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports – Turner said his department had been working to get ready for the July 1 implementation of the law. Turner said the APD SWAT team was recently sent out after receiving a call about a person aiming a gun at another. “Under the new law, that will not be a crime,” Turner said. “We won’t be able to challenge someone or ask if they have a permit even if they are walking down the street with a gun on display.”

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Primary run-off election set for July 22 Fulton and DeKalb voters will be heading back to the polls on July 22 to decide the fate of a number of candidates who didn’t reach the required percentage of the vote during the May 20 primary. Candidates in the runoff include Republican US Senate hopefuls Jack Kingston and David Perdue; State School Superintendent hopefuls include Republicans Michael Buck and Richard Woods and Democrats Alisha Morgan and

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Libraries weather budget, staff cuts By Clare S. Richie In January, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners passed a budget that included a $6 million (19 percent) cut to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (AFPLS) budget. Starting in February, overall library hours were cut by more than a third and more than 100 positions were eliminated. Every branch (except Central Library and Auburn Avenue Research Library) is closed Fridays, and 20 of the 31 are closed at least two days per week. In June, we asked several branch staff, the AFPLS Interim Director Anne Haimes, AFPLS Board Chair Stephanie Moody, and neighbors about the impact of the hours and staff cuts. “Certainly the worst impact is on patron access,” Moody responded. Circulation for April 2014 is down dramatically compared to last year due to the new reduced hours. Staffing levels are at an all-time low, which is hurting patron services and staff morale. When the Buckhead Branch opened 25 years

ago, it had 24 staff, in January it had 13, and is now down to six. Programs were cut or are offered on different days. The East Atlanta Branch previously hosted three story-times per week and now only hosts one. At the Ponce de Leon Branch, staff has been bombarded with questions about how they can help and who to contact. “They can’t keep the new hours straight; they keep coming when we’re closed. For a majority of our patrons, coming to the library isn’t just about picking out some books, or checking their email. It’s part of their routine. They come on the same day, every week. They chat with the staff. They run into friends and neighbors. They attend programs. The library is a part of the community.” It’s a situation, Moody said, the board and the Fulton Commission are trying to rectify. In fact, the Commission is reportedly considering adding back some Friday hours by pulling them from other days. “The biggest thing people can do is use the library,” urged Haimes. “

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Would you like to buy a Civic Center? By Collin Kelley INtown Editor The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center (most folks just call it the Civic Center) is for sale after the Atlanta City Council voted to put the 380,000 square foot complex on the market. The city expects to fetch as much as $42 million for the 16-acre property. Built in 1967, the city has decided to divest itself of the property, which loses an estimated $400,000 per year, in hopes that a developer will transform the property into something more useful such as housing, offices or retail. The city also recently bought out the lease on Underground

Atlanta with hopes of doing something similar with the historic Downtown site. The Georgia World Congress Center has taken over most of the events that were once hosted by the Civic Center, but it still regularly hosts events and is where Steve Harvey tapes the “Family Feud” game show. The 4,600-seat venue at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Ralph McGill Boulevard underwent a $2 million renovation in 2001and was the first city building to reach Mayor Kasim Reed’s sustainability goals with energy efficiency upgrades. However, the building is in need of more work, which could run into the millions.

The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Piedmont Avenue is for sale.

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Atlanta, Kirkwood, Reynoldstown and Grant Park will include a gala dinner, a 5K run, tours, a re-creations of the frontlines with re-enactment soldiers and artillery, a Civil War to Civil Rights Tent with civilian re-enactors, historic music concerts and dramatic performances. One of the highlights planned is a recreation of the classic comedy sketch “Went With the Wind” from the Carol Burnett Show. There will also be twilight walking tours of historic Oakland Cemetery, tours of the Cyclorama and talks on the roles of women and African Americans in the Civil War. At press time, the full schedule of events was still being planned, so visit batlevent. org. July 1864 has become known as “Bloody July” or “Battle Month” in Civil War history, especially when it comes to Atlanta. The battle events between the Confederate and Union armies occurred on July 20, 22, and 28 at Peachtree Creek, Atlanta and Ezra Church. It was almost a constant fight. The marking and preservation of those sites – many of which will be visited during the B*ATL week of events – began in July 1895, when a prominent group of concerned Confederate veterans formed a committee with the Confederate Veterans Association to investigate the battle site locations. Thousands would be traveling to Atlanta between September and December of 1895 for the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park – an event designed to show that Atlanta had indeed risen from the ashes of war. It was a matter of honor to identify the sacred grounds for the visitors and the city. When visitors arrived for the Exposition, small slabs had been placed all around the city to identify important battlefield sites. Today, Atlantans and visitors can relive July 22, 1864 by paying a visit to the Cyclorama in Grant Park. The Battle of Atlanta painting – a giant 3D diorama – offerings a stirring account of that hot, humid day when 12,000 soldiers from both armies lost their lives just east of the city. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m



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The Peachtree Road Race officially kicks off the holiday early in the morning. This year, the Peachtree did not invite the world’s elite runners and instead will host the U.S. men’s and women’s 10K national champions. The race starts at Lenox Square and makes its ways down Peachtree Street to 10th Street and Piedmont Park. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m. and the foot race at 7:17 a.m. Spectators are strongly encouraged to take MARTA, which will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day. Many restaurants and bars will be open along the route to watch the race, so check with your favorite watering hole. For more information, visit peachtreeroadrace.org. The Legendary Fourth of July at Lenox Square features live music and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country. Lenox Square shops and restaurants will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with the winner of Atlanta’s Next Legend talent search, Journey tribute band Departure and headliners Party on the Moon. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. Parking will be almost impossible, so visitors are encouraged to take MARTA. Pets are not allowed. For more information, visit simon.com. The Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for 9:40 p.m. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from nearby restaurants. There will be entertainment and live music, too. Since parking will be extremely limited, visitors are encouraged to take MARTA to Philips Arena/GWCC or Peachtree Center stations. For more information, visit centennialpark.com. The Georgia Aquarium Red White & Brew is July 4 from 7 to 10 p.m. with beer, food, live music and watching the Centennial Park fireworks from atop the aquarium’s parking deck rooftop. Tickets are $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers. For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.com.

Decatur’s July 4th Pied Piper Parade will wind through downtown Decatur on July 4 and the community is invited to join in by decorating your wagon, riding a bike, skating or walking in the event. Line-up is at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Decatur, the parade begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the Community Bandstand on the courthouse square. The Callanwolde Concert Band will play at 7 p.m. and fireworks will follow at dark. For more information, visit visitdecaturgeorgia.com. The Sandy Springs Stars and Stripes Celebration will be held July 5 with music from Shiloh at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at the King and Queen buildings. The official viewing area will be located on the lawn at the Concourse Corporate Center located at Five Concourse Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to pack a snack, bring a blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Water stations will be located throughout the Concourse lawn. Pets, tents, outdoor cooking and sparklers will not be permitted. For more information, visit sandyspringsga.org. Stone Mountain is hosting its Fantastic Fourth Celebration July 3-5. All the parks big attractions will be open and the Lasershow Spectacular will be extra spectacular with fireworks to mark the holiday. Visit stonemountainpark. com for details.

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NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOT: GRANT PARK & EAV Grant Park and East Atlanta Village (that’s EAV to the locals) are historic, fun and funky neighborhoods not only filled with beautiful old homes, but lively restaurants and small businesses. Both neighborhoods were battlefields during the Civil War, went through boom and bust times, but are now thriving communities. Clockwise from far left: One of Grant Park’s stunning Victorian homes; Zoo Atlanta’s gorilla Charlie poses for the camera; Marys in East Atlanta Village is consistenly named one of the city best gay bars; the enormous Battle of Atlanta painting and diorama is housed in the Cyclorama at Grant Park; and Kona guards over the books at Bound to Be Read in EAV.

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Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K is set for July 12 The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series will host the fourth annual Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K on July 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Gordon White Park, 1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, SW. The event will take place along the Southwest Trail and through the Historic West End and Westview neighborhoods. This event is one of the last opportunities to experience the southwest hiking trail before construction begins on the Westside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine Running Series has become popular for its featured challenges that engage runners and walkers in fun, friendly competition. The Southwest 5K will feature the Southwest Sizzlin’ Team Challenge, where teams representing local businesses, schools, non-profits, run clubs, friends, neighborhoods and beyond, compete for

a $500 cash purse. There will also be art along the route, additional team challenges for fastest, largest and most spirited and the route is friendly for strollers and dogs. “It’s inspiring to see the community engaging so wholeheartedly in the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series and other fitness activities,” said Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Interim Executive Director Rob Brawner. “As more and more of our running events are attended by hundreds and thousands of Atlantans, and trails are filled with runners, walkers, cyclists and beyond, we are making a tangible impact on community health in Atlanta.” Registration is $30 for the Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5K. Additional information is available at BeltLine.org/ run.

Health & Wellness Briefs The Kaiser Permanente Get Active! Atlanta and Team Decatur Kickoff Event will be held at the Decatur Recreation Center on July 15 from 6 to 8 pm. Join Mayor Jim Baskett and race director and Olympian Jeff Galloway for this fun event which kicks off the free eight week training program offered through Sept. 10. There will be a fitness expo, drawings for prizes, and information on joining Team Decatur, the running and walking group formed to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Run/Walk 5k. Be sure to wear your fitness clothes to participate Courtesy Team Decatur in jazzercise, tai chi, aerobics and more. For Decatur Mayor Jim Basket, left, and Jeff Galmore information, visit decaturga.com/ loway are ready for the Get Active! event. teamdecatur. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals. Recognized as one of the most comprehensive listings of its kind, the report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas. You can find out more at usnews.com/childrenshospitals. Atlanta has been ranked 16th in the American Fitness Index compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine. The report reflects a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Atlanta’s score was 56.0 out of a possible 100 points. Washington D.C. ranked first. Kroger customers in the Atlanta Division donated more than $232,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network during a recent two-week fundraising effort. Customers purchased $1 hotair balloon icons, known as “Miracle Balloons,” with all proceeds going to the charity. Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to discover proteins altered by Alzheimer’s, in an effort to identify new therapeutic targets. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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Frank Lebby Stanton, Jr. was the best man. Author Marianne Walker noted in her book, The Love Story, that later that night friends celebrated at the couple’s Crescent Avenue apartment called “The Dump,” which is now known as the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum.

A LOOK BACK This Month in History

Ann Taylor Boutwell July 1, 1998: Camille Russell Love began a new career as the director of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs. She assumed responsibility over the contracts and programs of the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Chastain Arts Center and the Atlanta Camille Love Jazz Festival, to name a few. July 2, 1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson invited Martin Luther King, Jr. to the White House’s Oval Office for the Civil Rights Act signing of 1964. July 4, 1925: Gone With the Wind

author Margaret Mitchell and John Robert Marsh married in the UnitarianUniversalist Church at 669 West Peachtree and Third streets (demolished in 1970s). Her wedding attire was a sleeveless chiffon purple pansy-colored afternoon dress topped by an orchidcolored picture straw hat. Medora Field Perkerson was the President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act while matron of honor and Martin Luther King Jr. looks on.

July 10, 1993: The Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games (ACOG) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Centennial Olympic Stadium, now known as Turner Field. July 14, 1846: Atlanta’s first newspaper, a fourpage weekly called The Luminary, rolled off the press in an

office on the westside of Whitehall Street, today’s Peachtree. Editor Rev. Joseph S. Baker announced he would remain neutral in both politics and religion. July 16, 1990: The Atlanta City Council proclaimed Kenny Leon Day to honor the theatrical artist who was then artistic director Kenny Leon of the Alliance Theatre. In 2002, he teamed up with Jane Bishop to create Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre. Last month, Leon won his first Tony Award for directing the Broadway revival of A Raisin In the Sun. Historian and Margaret Mitchell House docent Ann Taylor Boutwell can be reached at annboutwell@bellsouth.net.


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The long, hot summer Elliott has something of a hot stove There is something about summer reaction to waking up and finding that that seems to accentuate our parenting he has no company so he might come in flaws. We relax a little bit since there is no around 2 a.m. or so. As he has gotten longer homework and no one has to be at school and leaner, sharing a bed with him can be by 8 a.m. Dinner tends to be later, bedtime like cuddling up to a sack is a little looser and of triangles. So instead of ice cream is doled catching the wrong side out like vitamins. The of an isosceles for the household is devoid of second time in a night, I any homemade charts just wave the white flag that monitor things like and trade beds with him. screen time or chores. I should wear a FitBit We have our moments to bed because after though. Well, Kristen falling asleep in Elliott’s does at least. bed, then retreating to This upcoming my own, then forfeiting week will be “Screen my spot back to him, Free” by her decree, Margo fetches me for my which should be fourth sleep location of interesting. Elliott the evening. There I can has gotten really into enjoy her patented flip Minecraft lately. Half flops, sideways donkey the time he isn’t even kicks and sleep-whining playing, but watching instructional videos by Photos by Tim Sullivan about the covers being Elliott enjoys the summer. on (or off ). It’s a ninesome British guy who hour circus of sleep calls himself Stampy where I net about six. Cat building elaborate Minecraft worlds. I Needless to say, The Society for Gifted don’t understand these worlds, or why an Parenting might not come a-calling this adult would care to create them, put them summer but the truth is I don’t really on YouTube or call himself Stampy Cat. have any interest in listening to Yanni or Anyway, Elliott will be just as happy playing drinking beet smoothies either. Oh, wait, I Boggle this week, right? think the week after “Screen Free” week is Last Friday night, Margo wanted to the “Summer Smoothie Cleanse” week that watch the video of her ballet recital so we Kristen has planned. I’m pretty sure after left her to her own device. Apparently, she that we’ll have this place running perfectly. toggled over to Netflix and 34 minutes of an episode of Orange Is The New Black. I’ve never seen the show but from what I gather, it’s not intended for the 4-year-old Tim Sullivan grew up in a large family in ballerina set. She says she didn’t catch any the Northeast and now lives with his small bad words but noted there was a shower family in Oakhurst. He can be reached at scene involving “friends.” I give her and tim@sullivanfinerugs.com. her nonplussed attitude much credit. I give us very little. So yeah, maybe a screen free week is a decent idea. Hopefully, it fares better than the week that Kristen decided unilaterally that our household was going to stop eating cereal with added sugar. I was not debriefed. Children revolted and the morning routine was blown to bits. In a rare act of subterfuge I stopped at the store for “bananas” later that day and returned with a couple boxes that three out of four Sullivans could agree upon the next morning. The achilles heel of our household is the sleep schedule and summertime is doing nothing for our handicap. Kristen and I take one child apiece and usually fall asleep with them after reading stories. When you ask me what the last good book I read was and I answer Diary of a Wimpy Kid, I am being dead serious. At some point around midnight, we drag ourselves out of our respective child’s beds and retreat to our own which is a terminally flawed ritual, I know, but they are awfully snuggable when we put them to bed. It’s just then they wake in the middle of night as changed beings. Margo gets her squirt gun.

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Pet Pick

You & Your Pets

Anore is one of the sweetest and most handsome kitties you will ever have the privilege to meet. He is not stingy with his affection, and he does not mind being toted around, held, or played with. He is happy to be anywhere where there are people. Anore needs a hero because he has FIV (which is not contagious to people or other non-feline animals), but he is healthy and should lead a long, happy life. To adopt Anore or any of the other dogs and cats, visit pawsatlanta.org or stop by the shelter at 5287 Covington Highway in Decatur.

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For our August issue, we’ll be featuring photographs of pets and their owners. Send us a snap of you and your pet (or pets) and you might see yourself in this special section. Photos should be high resolution with all persons and pets identified by name. Send your images by July 13 to editor Collin Kelley at collin@atlantaintownpaper.com

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Peggy Denby and Don Jones, founding board members of the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance, have retired after 12 years of service. Denby served as president from 2003, while Jones served as treasurer. Denby was an often controversial figure in Midtown, leading the charge to close bars, clean up the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter and getting prostitutes off residential streets. Bill Nickles was named the new MPSA president and Ed Seeman was named treasurer.

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Above: Doubletake owner Daniel Troppy. Top middle: Kendall slips into some vintage Guy Laroche. Bottom middle: Lyn loves the more contemporay look of this little black dress by Jil Sander with a collectable clutch by Norell. Far right: Sarah is the lady in read in this 60’s era wool dress from James Galanos.

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I’ve never written about women’s fashion on the Sweet Peach Blog before but this hidden gem of a shop was too good not to share. Doubletake Recycled Luxury is located in the Old Fourth Ward section of Atlanta inside Studioplex. Owner Daniel Troppy is passionate about vintage clothing, specifically pieces with a name and a cool factor. He carries clothes from incredible designers like Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Jill Sander, DVF and more – and at great prices. Inside you’ll also find shoes, bags, hats, belts, scarves and gobs of jewelry. And don’t be surprised if old tunes by Barry White or Dionne Warwick are playing on the record player when you step inside. It’s vintage, baby. A fan of vintage, my friend Sarah was all smiles from the moment she walked inside Doubletake. She tried on almost a dozen dresses, but she seemed to always pop in red. She picked a 60’s wool dress (with silk lining) from designer James Galanos. Nancy Reagan was a loyal fan, and now, so is Sarah. My friend Lyn fell in love with a 60’s Oscar de la Renta Italian peasant dress, while my pal Kendall was into an 80’s dress with sheer waistband, silk belth and wave pattern form Guy Laroche. Sarah also found a 70’s Halston acetate and metal caftan dress. Troppy opened this treasure trove of vintage luxury in 2010 and is constantly searching charity shops and second-hand stores to find fashions for Doubletake. I suggest giving him a visit if you want to play luxurious dress up for a day. It’s really fun as he has a knack for figuring out what your style is and what would flatter your figure – whether you know it or not. As Troppy says, “Just try it on!” Doubletake Recycled Luxury is located inside Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave., #G7. For more, visit doubletakerecycledluxury.com. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia (MBAG) Board of Governors has elected John David, “J.D.,” Crowe, president of Southeast Mortgage of Georgia, Inc., to serve as 2014-2015 President of the association. The MBAG is a trade association comprised of mortgage lenders, brokers and affiliated industry associates dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the mortgage banking correspondent system. Crowe will serve a one-year term. Atlanta Activewear (atlantaactivewear.com) in VirginiaHighland recently marked its fifth anniversary with an announcement by owner Danielle Burke that her sister, Donna, as partner in the growing retail business of fitness and lifestyle fashion, Bavaria Yachts USA has opened its U.S. corporate headquarters the Gallery Uptown building on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Launched in America in 2011, the new HQ will serve as the corporate hub factory-direct sales and service locations across the country Atlanta-based flotation device creators BumFloat (bumfloat.com) have launched their newest product line. The BumFloat enables you to float comfortably in an upright position in the water with your shoulders at the waterline. The new American-made BumFloats even have custom color and style options. “The products will

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be manufactured in North Georgia,” said co-owner Rob Broadfoot. “It took a lot of hard work, but we are excited to be able to do this right in our own backyard.” Atlanta eye-care provider Thomas Eye Group (thomaseye.com) is celebrating 40 years in business. Founded by doctors W. Kevin Thomas and Stephen B. Levine, Thomas Eye Group has served the metro Atlanta community since 1974. The company began as a general ophthalmology practice in Sandy Springs with Thomas seeing adult patients and Levine treating pediatric patients. Over the years, the practice has steadily grown to eight locations around metro Atlanta.

Streetcar Pop Up Shops open Fourteen local retailers officially opened Pop Up Shops along the Atlanta Streetcar route in Downtown on Saturday. A launch party hosted by Central Atlanta Progress featured a shop crawl featuring in-store giveaways, music, food, drinks and much more. The shops will be open to the public through August 2014.

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Here’s the list of retailers and their addresses: Arbitrary Living, 171 Auburn Ave NE Bliss In Me, Woodruff Park on Peachtree St. Brixtix Dog Bakery, 209 Edgewood Ave The Byrd’s Box, 171 Auburn Ave NE Civil Bikes, 344 Auburn Ave NE Connections Digital, 230 Auburn Ave NE Criminal Records, 345 Edgewood Ave Fallen Arrows, 482 Edgewood Ave SE Fresh.i.Am, 346 Auburn Ave NE Indie Craft Experience, 209 Edgewood Ave SE Just Add Honey, 171 Auburn Ave NE ModernTribe, 171 Auburn Ave NE Rob Simmons Gallery, 443 Edgewood Ave SE Sock Fancy, 171 Auburn Ave NE For more about the shops, visit atlantadowntown.com.

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The Atlanta City Council’s vote last month to encourage and support more urban agriculture is set to make the city a national leader in local food systems. More Atlanta families are growing their own food, while community gardens and farmers markets are now hubs of community interaction, but until the city council made zoning changes, urban agriculture operations were prevented from obtaining small business loans, urban farmers getting business licenses and put up barriers for legal land lease agreements. The changes were led by a grassroots group of urban farmers, community gardeners, community development organizations and citizen advocates working in partnership with Atlanta’s Office of Planning and Office of Sustainability and supported by the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory Law School, which helped draft and negotiate the zoning updates. “Atlanta should be proud of itself,” says Mindy Goldstein, director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic. “The city’s urban agriculture ordinance is one of the most streamlined and permissive in the country. This ordinance will support our residents, our farmers, and our small


businesses. It will set the stage for our city to become a leader in local food production, and it will serve as a guiding light for other cities seeking to bring fresh produce into their communities.” Rashid Nuri, CEO and President of the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, agreed. “Urban agriculture is about strengthening communities, building lasting relationships, caring for the soil, and nurturing the plants that nurture us,” Nuri said. Nuri said having the community’s support has enabled Truly Living Well to become a national model of urban

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Eco-Briefs EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation (ECSP), a third-party green building certification program created specifically for historic buildings in the Southeast, has launched to evaluate and highlight what is inherently sustainable about historic buildings while providing guidance on appropriate alterations to make them more energy and water efficient. The ECSP program was designed concurrently with the green rehabilitation of historic Rhodes Hall, headquarters of The Georgia Trust, in Midtown. Trees Atlanta has announced plans for a Members’ Woodland to be part of the new playground and path projects in Chastain Park. The grove of up to 200 native specimen trees – including oaks, elms and dogwoods – will honor those who have contributed to Trees Atlanta’s efforts to preserve and expand Atlanta’s tree canopy. The Chastain Park Woodland will offer opportunities for Atlanta’s children to learn about native trees. Trees Atlanta is working in partnership with Chastain Park Conservancy on this special initiative. To learn more or to become a member, visit treesatlanta.org. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has approved environmental legislation aimed at protecting local neighborhoods from pipelines that contain hazardous liquid and gas. The new ordinance strengthens regulations regarding petroleum pipeline easements near and around residential properties. Vice Chair Emma I. Darnell sponsored the legislation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Decatur a $200,000

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By Collin Kelley INtown Editor By any measure, a small business that has endured for 40 years is something to celebrate. The fact that it’s a bookstore – and a specialized one at that – in this age of Amazon and eBooks makes the anniversary even more special. The oldest feminist bookstore in the south and one of the few remaining in the country, Charis Books & More has been a landmark in Little Five Points since it opened its doors in 1974. For the last 20 years, it’s occupied the little purple house on Euclid Avenue in the heart of the neighborhood. Before the global financial crisis, there was talk of possibly moving Charis to Decatur for more space and better parking, but the nonprofit Charis Circle board, now under the direction of Elizabeth Anderson, steered the conversation back to Little Five Points. “Of course, we would like more space, more parking and be closer to a MARTA station, but being in Little Five is a large part of Charis’ heart and soul, “ Anderson said. “Rather than move, we decided to focus on what’s special about this space. That and we had customers telling us, ‘we don’t want you to move.’” While Charis’ roots are firmly planted in Little Five Points, weathering the upheaval in how people consume books has


Charis Books marks 40 years of serving the community. Photo by Collin Kelley Charis co-owner Sarah Luce Look, left, and Charis Circle Executive Director Elizabeth Anderson.

been a tougher issue to navigate. Amazon has disrupted the old idea of stopping by your local, independent bookstore to pick up the latest bestseller. “If you bought one book a month from Charis, it would make a big difference,” said store co-owner Sara Luce Look. Both Anderson and Look, as well as the small staff, take pride in “curating” the selection of books at Charis to fit what their customers and the community wants. The shop has also seriously upped the number

of in-store events thanks to Charis Circle, which was created in 1996 to help expand the shop’s programming. Look recalls in the early days of Charis, they had about four programs a month. “We’re hosting 15 to 20 a month now, whether it’s a book signing, workshops or community talks,” Look said. Anderson said part of Charis’ mission is to introduce Intown to a new writer, poet or activist working for social change. Charis has also stepped into the eBook arena,


providing a full catalogue of titles through its website (charisbooksandmore.com) through the Kobo platform. Anderson said they regularly work with local and indie authors to help them format their books for Kobo. Charis is acquiring equipment to videotape many of its in-store events to post online (one of the biggest requests by customers) and has also been reaching out to other organizations on how to partner as part of a “Listening Campaign.” “We want to hear the concerns and issues of other groups and see how we can work together – whether it’s setting up a book table at your local synagogue or helping to spread the word about HIV/ AIDS issues,” Anderson said. “We want to be a community resource for the next 40 years.” Of course fundraising is an important part of keeping the doors open at Charis, so they are currently encouraging supporters to make a pledge of $40 a month. There’s also a drive to find “40 for the 40th” – 40 donors willing to give a gift of $1,000 each. Charis is planning a full slate of events for early November to celebrate its 40th anniversary, including some very special guests. “We really want to make the week of events in November a national, feminist homecoming party at Charis,” Anderson said. “We’re excited to see so many of our old friends.”


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Essential Theatre Festival, this play moves from America to Africa and back again, imagining the ghosts of war and political corruption that might lie behind the recent anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Opens July 17. $18 to $23. essentialtheatre.com

A guide for arts and cultural entertainment for the entire family of the world’s biggest issues today, including water purification and shelter. $5 to $10. Tuesday through Saturday. museumofdesign.org Four Seasons: Four gigantic sculptures overlook the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s lawn, towering at more than 15 feet tall. Philip Haas’ sculptures represent the four seasons in the spirit of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s 16th century surreal paintings. Tuesday through Sunday. $12.95 to $18.95. atlantabotanicalgarden.org

FOUR SEASONS Visual Arts Animal Dreams: Whether cubist aluminum sculptures of animals or silver leaf paintings of birds, both Atlanta sculptor David Landis’ and Savannah painter June Stratton’s works consider how people and nature reflect each other in behaviors, strength and fragility. Opens July 17. Free. hagedornfoundationgallery. org

Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon: Wixarika Arts of Modern West Mexico: The Wixarika (often known as the Huichol) indigenous people of modern western Mexico are known for their stunning beaded objects and pressedyarn “paintings” that span the sacred to the secular, from prayer bowls to masks. Tuesday through Sunday. $6 to $8. carlos. emory.edu

to $90. broadwayinatlanta.com One Man, Two Guvnors: This British adaptation of Goldoni’s famous comedy “Servant of Two Masters” is a laugh-outloud mix of satire, slapstick and biting one-liners as one man tries to keep hidden the identity of his two employers for his benefit. July 9 through July 27. $14 to $33. gashakespeare.org Jazz on the Lawn: Diane Durrett: Singer and songwriter Diane Durrett performs on the lawn of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for this summer concert series. July 11. $15 to $20. callanwolde. org Concerts in the Park: Cicada Rhythm: The Dunwoody Nature Center’s outdoor concert series continues with local guitar and upright bass folk duo Cicada Rhythm. Guests may bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. July 12. $3 to $5. dunwoodynature.org


Confederate Odyssey: George W. Wray Jr. Civil War Collection: The Atlanta History Center commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial with this special exhibit featuring rare Confederate artifacts on public display for the first time. Opens July 18. atlantahistorycenter.com $11 to $16.50. Delta Flight Museum: Explore Delta and aviation history and see what the future of flight looks like at the newly renovated Delta Flight Museum. The museum also features the only full-motion flight simulator open to the public in the U.S. (additional fee). Closed Wednesday. $6 to $12. Design for Social Impact: See how designers and social entrepreneurs from the Southeast are solving some

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Summer Pops Concert with Banks & Shane: DeKalb Symphony Orchestra presents high-energy American band Banks & Shane as the 2014 summer pops soloist for their season finale at Georgia Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium. July 18. $15 to $30. dekalbsymphony.org Concerts in the Garden: Indigo Girls: Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this outdoor concert at Atlanta Botanical Garden featuring folk duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers as the Indigo Girls, back for two nights of shows this year. July 18 and July 19. $51.50. atlantabotanicalgarden. org Guyi-Guyi: The Other Ugly Duckling: Acclaimed Spanish puppet company Periferia Teatro de Títeres performs this tale about a crocodile accidentally born into a family of ducks at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Opens July 22. $16.50. puppet.org Sara Bareilles: Five-piece indie pop band Lucius and Canadian singer/ songwriter Hannah Georgas join Grammy-nominated piano pop singer Sara Bareilles for this concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. July 23. $35 to $75. classicchastain.com

A Peace of My Mind: Photographer John Noltner uses black and white portraits and oral histories to profile more than 50 individuals as they describe what peace means to them, how they work toward it in their lives, and obstacles they’ve faced in the past. Sunday through Friday. $4 to $12. thebreman.org Birds of the Bali Aviary: Photographer Frank Sharp’s Fernbank Museum exhibition features color photos of the Taman Burung Bali Bird Park in Bali’s Papua rainforest, which plays a key role in protecting and conserving Indonesia’s endangered wildlife. Daily. $16 to $18. fernbankmuseum.org

Right On: Old flames and rivalries heat up in this world premiere at Horizon Theatre when Bella, a black radicalturned-business executive, reunites with her activist friends at her alma mater and introduces them to her son. Opens July 18. $20 to $30. horizontheatre.com

Dearly Departures: Blake Beckham’s newest choreography with The Lucky Penny takes dancers through a dark and vacuous space as they search for each other and seek connection. $15 to $25. Opens July 24. theluckypenny.org

Outside the Box: Kids can go “outside the box” at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta with 2,000-square-feet of cardboard boxes ready for building into cities, bridges and castles. Daily. $12.75. childrensmuseumatlanta.org

Performing Arts Same Time Next Year: True Colors Theatre stages this touching and funny story of two lovers who meet by chance in 1951 and vow to rendezvous each year in the same place, despite the fact that they are married to other people. Starring Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. $20 to $35. Opens July 8. truecolorstheatre.org Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”: Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, this show makes its Atlanta debut at the Fox Theatre with all your favorite characters and songs, including “Under The Sea” and “Part of Your World.” July 8 through July 13. $30

Sunset Jazz: Saxophonist Boney James and contemporary jazz musician Brian Culbertson headline the Summer Love Tour at Chastain’s 2014 Sunset Jazz concert along with Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown and Alex Bugnon. July 12. $25 to $89. classicchastain.com

Paula Poundstone: Twenty-five years ago Paula Poundstone traveled to open mic nights across the country by Greyhound bus. Now she’s a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.” July 25. $35 to $40. variety-playhouse.com

Atlanta Summer Organ Festival: Michael Messina and John Cummins: Organists Michael Messina and John Cummins perform works of Paulus, Handel, Sowerby and Hampton in the final recital of the Atlanta Summer Organ Festival at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. July 16. $15. prumc.org The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The original horror musical comedy comes to Actor’s Express this summer for a rollicking good time complete with a few exciting midnight performances and of course, the “Time Warp.” Opens July 16. $26 to $47. actors-express.com


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Ellijay, GA 3BR/3BA $265,000 Hillsdale Drive. WOW! 2148SF Cabin fronts on 60’ wide Mountaintown Creek. Great rental history. Furnished & priced to sell. Coosawattee River Resort amenities. MLS# 235710 Call Jackie Lumpkin 706-455-1830

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HOT FESTIVALS Art, music, theater and Bastille Day events on tap Heritage Arts and Soul Festival The 19th annual festival at Underground Atlanta is set for July 25-27 and will feature music, art, food, demonstrations, lectures and a variety of events. There will be more than 30 artists and designers in the Artist Market with fine art, wearable art and home décor in the mix. For more information, visit heritageartsfestival.net.

National Black Arts Festival Events are taking place in July and August for this year’s NBAF, which kicks off July 19 with the annual gala, followed by a jazz concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall with Wynton Marsalis on July 25 and hot reggae from Third World and Maxi Priest at the Atlanta Tabernacle on Aug. 17. Dance, music, theater, visual art and film are all on tap this summer. For

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a full schedule of events, visit NBAF.org. Bastille Day 2014 Celebrate the beginning of the French Revolution with Alliance Française d’Atlanta at its annual Bastille Day Celebration on July 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the law offices of Nelson Mullins, located at 201 17th Street in Atlantic Station. Soirée Blanche is the theme for this year’s celebration, so guests are asked to wear white casual chic. There will be music, dancing, conversation, food and more. Tickets are $35 for Alliance Française members and $50 for non-members. Visit afatl.com to purchase online. Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place, in Midtown is also hosting Bastille Day festivities on July 19-20 with artists, aerialists, burlesque dancers, films, music and more. There will also be shows in the Le Maison Rouge space with a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds benefit nonprofits LifeLine, which helps decrease kill rates at animal shelters, and Haven House, a domestic violence shelter. For more

information, visit parisonponce.com. Essential Theatre Play Festival Essential Theatre continues its tradition of premiering new work by Georgia playwrights for Atlanta audiences with this summer’s Essential Theatre Play Festival, taking place July 18 through Aug. 17 in its new home at the West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Essential will be presenting the world premieres of this year’s playwriting award co-winners, That Uganda Play by Theroun D’Arcy Patterson, and Ravens and Seagulls by Karla Jennings, along with staged readings of six other new works by Georgia authors in the Bare Essentials Reading Series. For more information and the latest updates, visit EssentialTheatre.com.

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is a grilled pimento cheese sandwich that would make you want to slap yo’ Daddy!” B. Andrew Plant agreed: “Tasty ‘cue and terrific sides. Especially love the pulled pork, their take on mac ‘n’ cheese and the tiny tasty corn muffins with jalepenos!” 1238 DeKalb Ave.; foxbrosbbq.com. Bone Lick Bone Lick on Huff Road got lots of love, especially on Twitter. “Bone Lick has the best Brunswick Stew – very meaty with chunks of pork,” said Norma Driebie. 1133 Huff Road; bonelickbarbecue. Photo by Collin Kelley com.

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and a great atmosphere, it’s southern BBQ joint with just a touch of class. The sweet sauce is my favorite – just the right amount of sweet/spice/tang. I could keep going, but I’ll let you get over there and try it out.” 1190 N. Highland Ave.; dbabarbecue.com. Moe’s Original BBQ “Moe’s Original BBQ in Midtown by Georgia Tech is awesome,” said Mary Davis. “They serve Alabama BBQ with tons of awesome Southern side dishes. Best in town!” Lots of folks agreed with Mary on Twitter. 349 14th St.; moesoriginalbbq. com.

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Anna’s BBQ Editor’s choice: This new-ish spot in Kirkwood has become one of my favorites because of the tender pulled pork, excellent sauce and a delicious array of sides like mac ‘n’cheese, baked beans, green beans and perfect cornbread muffins. 1976 Hosea L. Williams Drive.

Sweet Auburn BBQ “I’ve really loved Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey-Highland lately,” reader Benjamin told us on our website. “Though not a common BBQ item or one that is more traditionally served, I’m really into their smoked wings. Super smoky and made even Daddy D’z more flavorful “Their ribs are by the sauces.” true cooked low 656 N.Highland and slow ribs; no Ave. and at the par boiling, no time Sweet Auburn in an oven, just Courtesy Moe’s Curb Market, 209 moist with a great Pork sliders at Moe’s Original BBQ. Edgewood Ave.; smoke flavor and sweetauburnbbq. a rich, thick sauce com. that makes ‘em even better,” said Bud Carter, who Community Q also had high praise for Daddy D’z sweet “Great brisket and my go-to for pulled tea. “They’ve turned this standard issue pork,” said Walter Czachowski of this commodity into something better than favorite joint in Decatur. 1361 Clairmont anything other than a cold beer. Not only Road; communityqbbq.com. the best Intown, but likely in the metro area.” 264 Memorial Dr., daddydz.com. The Greater Good “The Greater Good has fantastic Fat Matt’s Rib Shack pork, chicken, ribs and great sides, too!” An Atlanta institution, Fat Matt’s Bonnie Wolf told us on Facebook. There’s has become a go-to spot for ribs with one in Buckhead and another location a side of blues music. The pulled pork in Tucker if you happen to be out that sandwich and Brunswick Stew are the way and craving some ‘cue. 4441 Roswell stuff barbecue dreams are made of. 1811 Road; greatergoodbbq.com. Piedmont Ave.; fatmattsribshack.com. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

Photos by Bethany Clark Left: Chef Pefferkorn and his team at work in the Polaris kitchen. Below: Cocktails from the Polaris bar. Just don’t set it down and turn away or it might revolve to the other side of the room.

WELCOME BACK! Polaris reopens atop Hyatt Regency in Downtown By Bethany Clark While out on the town in Atlanta, it’s not often that your drink runs away from you. Literally. As in, you are standing in your spot and your drink is actually moving away from you. That’s what could happen when dining at a rotating restaurant. Atlantans are excited for the return of Polaris, our city’s first rotating restaurant, which sits atop the Hyatt Regency hotel in Downtown, an illuminated blue dome that captures 360-degree views of the city and beyond. Originally opened in 1967, and recently redesigned from the ground up, Polaris offers a comfortable lounge environment, with a residential feel. As soon as you exit the elevator (scaling 23 floors in 19 seconds), you immediately enter a space that looks as inviting as a posh high-rise apartment. The open kitchen concept reminds you of a friend’s house, inviting you to enjoy your evening there, or in the library area, the formal dining areas, or at the expansive and fully stocked bar. It goes without saying that most stunning décor is of course the views. Everywhere your eyes land in Polaris, there are panoramic vistas of the city. Even when ordering a drink from the bar, your mixologist is framed by huge floor to ceiling windows. If you imagine the restaurant as a cylinder, then the inner core is host to the kitchen and massive island where the chefs present their magic. The outer circle is the space that rotates, making a full revolution every 45 minutes. Alas, that is how my drink got away from me. I set my glass of Hendricks (infused with cucumber water and fresh, local blackberries) down on one of the islands to chat with executive chef Martin Pfefferkorn, and soon realized that my drink was three feet away from me. Such fun makes for a jolly evening. But Chef Martin was such an interesting conversation partner. He introduced me to all of the dishes served that evening – and you should know that the entire menu of Polaris changes every two weeks because they only serve A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

meat and produce that are in-season. The philosophy of the new Polaris is farm-totable, small plates, and expert mixology utilizing small distilleries and wineries. If my five empty plates were any indication, it is safe to say that the dishes featured that evening delighted me. Particular favorites were the Tasso ham (a specialty of south Louisiana cuisine and provided by local smokehouse The Spotted Trotter) topped with little lady goat cheese, fresh peaches, and tiny radishes; together, it was the perfect bite. I was also a huge fan of the risotto topped with rabbit and pork belly (le sigh), the duck pate in a sesame waffle, as well as the bacon popcorn(!). I was even treated to a slice of ibérico ham from Spain. My belly could not have been happier. Every dish on the Polaris menu includes at least eight ingredients from their rooftop gardens. Chef Martin beamed as he told me about the 12 raised beds they maintain on the adjoining rooftop, growing ingredients like tomatoes, peppers, three different kinds of mint, basil, oregano, rosemary, and thyme, as well as two beehives, which provide both honey for the cocktails and meals for Polaris. Cheers to the team at Polaris; your re-emergence in Atlanta has been eagerly anticipated. Welcome back, old friend

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Cool treats to eat and imbibe Editor’s Note: INtown has partnered with Yelp.com for a monthly feature from Atlanta community manager Ben Getz. Each month, he’ll be recommending eats, treats and more. Be sure to check out the online version of this story at AtlantaINtownPaper.com for links to reviews and more. By Benjamin Getz Yelp.com


July in Atlanta is indeed worthy of celebratory, sunshining days spent in warmer climes (especially after the crazy winter we’ve had), but beating the heat is no small feat in our neck of the south. If beating the heat this July is your game, then follow some of your local Atlanta Yelpers’ recommendations on keeping cool. Orleagian Snowballs Just a hop, skip, and jump east, you’ll find this green trailer on the corner of Moreland and Ponce churning out snowballs of all varieties. Follow suit and try Tiger’s Blood with sweetened condensed milk. 1161 Ponce de Leon Ave Atlanta, GA 30306

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King of Pops Finding those rainbow umbrellas around town is like a signal flare for a good cool-down. Find these guys at every major festival doling out pops from a cart or visit the “pop window” after a quick jaunt on the BeltLine.

337 Elizabeth St NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Jake’s Ice Creams & Sorbets Get a scoop or two of what Yelpers rave about – Chocolate Slap Yo Mama, Key Lime Piescream, or the Red Velvet. Plenty of dairyfree options and other wild flavors abound. 660 Irwin St Atlanta, GA 30312 JCT Kitchen & Photos courtesy of Yelp Bar Jack & Coke Slushie at Victory. Passing the time until the sun goes down doesn’t get much better than the courtyard at JCT. Check out the JCTea Cocktail with sweet tea-infused gin and other southern favorites. 1198 Howell Mill Rd Ste 18 Atlanta, GA 30318 Victory Sandwich Bar / Paper Plane Wash down some sammies with a Jack & Coke Slushie and then keep cool in the alley of Paper Plane for some speakeasy cocktail action. 340 Church St Decatur, GA 30030 Benjamin Getz is the Community Manager for Yelp in Atlanta. Follow his reviews at benjamingetz.yelp.com and follow all of the Yelp adventures on Instagram at @YelpAtlanta.

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Atlanta Street Food Festival set for July 12 The third annual Atlanta Street Food Festival rolls into Piedmont Park on July 12 from noon to 8 p.m. Food truck fanatics will have the chance to sample from the city’s best while supporting The Giving Kitchen, the culinary charity with the unique mission of providing crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship. Presented by MARTA, the festival will feature more than 40 food trucks, including Champion Cheesesteaks, Yumbii, Ibiza Bites, Mix’d Up, Vietnamies, Angel Fire BBQ and Masala Fresh. There will also be local merchants, artisans, live entertainment and amusement rides for children and adults. Tickets are available for purchase online at atlantastreetfoodfestival.com. Guests who purchase their ticket in advance will receive a discount wristband which offers patrons one dollar off each menu item over six dollars. Kids 12 and under are free. An individual adult pass is $10.50 and a group of four adults can purchase tickets at a group rate of $25.

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Killer Tomato Festival moves to Goat Farm July 20

The sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will be held at the Goat Farm Arts Center on July 20 from 1-5 p.m. Created by Chef Ford Fry and usually held at his JCT. Kitchen & Bar, the festival has grown so large that a new venue was

required. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 17 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions to raise money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen. In collaboration with the festival, the Goat Farm experiential design team has created a dynamic visual and aural environment that designed to spark dialogue for those in attendance. “Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is

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TASTING INTOWN: Anis Café By Art Huckabee Bonjour, mes amis! I’m dining at this quaint and charming café and bistro called Anis. Wish you were here! But… don’t buy an airline ticket because I’m speaking French, this place is closer than you might think. Anis Café and Bistro occupies a converted house on a side street in the Garden Hills neighborhood of Buckhead, not the south of France. It’s full of personality and busting at the seams after enjoying over 20 years of award-winning success. Anis does both “Café” and “Bistro” quite well. Sit outside under the covered


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patio and have a glass of Gousseaume Sauvignon Blanc and a plate of Mussels Marinieres, with white wine, garlic, parsley and cream. The mussels are tender and you’ll want to sop up the garlicky broth with a hunk of crusty French bread. Or order a Kronenbourg beer and a plate of Calamari Frit, nicely cooked and corn-meal dusted, with a Harissa remoulade providing a spicy kick. Yes, close your eyes and be transported to Provence. C’est si bon! The popularity of Anis has not only caused it to physically expand to its limits with a variety of inside and outside dining options, along with a funky little bar, but also to expand its menu to dishes and price points that stretch the casualness and more

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Artemis “Arte” Antoniades and Nikitas “Nik” Panagopoulos, the brother and sister team who first brought fresh, delicious seafood to Atlanta through the critically acclaimed Fishmonger Restaurant, deliver exquisite, inexpensive Mexican cuisine with a global twist at Teela Taqueria, located in the heart of Sandy Springs at the City Walk Shopping Center.

Arte and Nik have created a menu with strong, bold tastes such as the Southern BLT Tacos with fried green tomatoes and the Crab and Shrimp taco, while offering traditional samplers like roasted chicken enchiladas and fajita steak nachos. The strength of Teela Taqueria comes in choice. Entire meals may be created by mixing and matching from the specialty tacos, traditional favorites, enchiladas, nachos, quesadillas, soups and salads.

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forgiving atmosphere of a Café/Bistro. Several of the dishes we tried were underdone and under seasoned not befitting of a kitchen whose dinner menu “Plats Principaux” range from $21-$33 an entrée. The service, while also suited for a casual environ, stumbled with the finer points. Orders were served in “roll call” style fashion; “Alright who had the chicken and who had the fish?” and additional glasses of wine, refills on water and additional utensils took repeated queries. The Boeuf au Poivre, ordered by two at our table, was a fine piece of beef but both servings were undercooked, medium rare being rare and medium being medium rare. The accompanying cognac peppercorn sauce added a peppery heat but otherwise had little flavor. The Lyonnaise potatoes, roasted portabello mushrooms and sweet onions were a nice accompaniment but a meager portion for a dinner entree. The Poulet Roti, thyme roasted freerange chicken, was moist but needed Mussels Marinieres seasoning and lacked a nicely browned and well-rendered skin. The kitchen actually prepares “poisson” quite well and it was the highlight of our meal. The Truite Meuniere, a pan roasted trout with wilted greens, marinated artichokes and capers in a lemon brown butter was perfectly done, the fish flakey and firm. The Loup de Mer, the literal translation being “Wolf of the Sea”, but really a European version of sea bass, was nicely cooked and perched atop a concoction of leeks, potatoes and a saffron nage, a poaching liquid thickened with flour and butter. It was a comforting dish but light enough to still enjoy in the warmer weather. The dessert offerings were the usual French suspects. We opted for the profiteroles and the crème brulee; both were faithful “exemples” of each. Several of our diner’s preferences would have been

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that the caramel on the brulee be torchfired just prior to serving so that it was not only crispy but warm as well. A quick check of a favorite local airline produced round-trip ticket prices from Atlanta to France of over $2000. So save your Euros and visit Anis Café and Bistro. You’ll have a “bon moment” if you let it show you its more casual roots. Anis Café and Bistro is located at 2974 Grandview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 2339889 It can be found online at anisbistro. com. Art Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook and food lover. Send feedback to tastingintown@atlantaintownpaper.com.

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Quick Bites The Cheesecake Factory, Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar and True Food Kitchen have opened at Lenox Square in Buckhead. All three restaurants are located at Lenox’s revamped main entrance that includes a two-story glass storefront and a redesigned porte-cochere. New to Atlanta Zinburger are Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, which offers gourmet burgers, salads, shakes and wine, and True Food Kitchen, which has a menu based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s antiinflammatory diet. Menu options will include kale, quinoa, seabuckthorn and acai. MARBAR (marcoastal.com) has reopened at 314 East Howard Ave. in Decatur offering up Mexican-inspired dishes like coastal tacos, soups, salads and homemade tortillas. The eatery also offers an extensive tequila list and coastal specialty drinks such as margaritas, mojitos and micheladas, as well as diverse wine and beer lists. Restaurateur Okan Ozyurteri has opened his latest concept, Kabob Land, at 3137 Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The menu includes Middle Eastern dishes with Turkish, Lebanese and Greek influence. Kabob Land’s menu features traditional “Mezzes,” salads, kabob platters, pita wraps and flatbreads. Chef Gerry Klaskala has announced he will open Atlas (atlasrestaurant.com), a new dinner-only restaurant inside The St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead. Featuring American cuisine with the freshest local ingredients, Atlas will open in late fall 2014. Meehan’s Public House (meehanspublichouse.com) will open a fifth location in Buckhead on Aug. 1 on 322 East Paces Ferry Road. Boutique bowling alley and restaurant The Painted Pin (thepaintedpin.com) is now open at 737 Miami Circle. Along with the bowling, there’s also bocce courts, dartboards, ski-ball and basketball games. There’s an extensive cocktail, wine and beer selection, while the menu will include pizzas, sandwiches, sliders, ribs and tacos. The El Azteca on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Poncey-Highlands has been re-branded El Ponce. While no longer associated with the El Azteca chain, the menu and food is the same, along with the staff.

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Ideas to spruce up your home inside & out from Sweet Peach We asked Pamela Berger, who operates the fantastic Atlanta-based Sweet Peach blog (sweetpeachblog.com), to select some of her favorite go-to and online shops to help refresh your interior and garden. Here’s what she came up with.

Atlanta-based artist Jamie Jimenez has a playful, bright style that quickly grabs your attention. Her online shop, Yours Is The Earth (yours-is-theearth.com), includes illustrated and calligraphed prints, stationery and home goods that celebrate our favorite time of day – mealtime.

Every time I drive or walk by Laura Iarocci’s fantastic shop, Faith Flowers (faithflowersatlanta.com), I feel inspired. She always has the most thoughtful and creative floral creations – like her salvaged log centerpieces filled with fresh and vibrant flowers.

Clarke Titus of Rough South Home (roughsouthhome.com) summed up his relatively new career as a furniture designer and builder. For years, he’s gone to salvage yards and forest-free lumberyards and has created some truly incredible pieces of furniture. He’s dabbled as a golf pro, a cook and a writer but always came back to his workshop to take something unexpected and turn it into something cool.

Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee have been friends since college. After graduating, they did their own thing, designing for screen printing companies and t-shirt shops, as well as creating engaging illustrations for various local and national brands. After doing a bit of their own work on the side, they realized the potential of teaming up together. In 1998, Methane Studios (methanstudios.com) was born. Much of their early work still sustains them – silkscreen prints for music gigs. They’ve created incredible artwork for hundreds of artists, including Dave Matthews Band.

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Virginia-Highland’s designer Kari Fisher (karifisherdesigns.com) crafts block prints for pillows and custom pieces. A lover of art history, Kari taught herself how to block print and when I asked what she loved about it, she shared that it’s “causal, flexible and imperfect.” As each imprint is done by hand, there will always be variations in coloring, texture and alignment.

One of the loveliest and most inspirational kid shops you’ll ever find is Seed Factory (seedfactoryatlanta. com), and if you look along the walls, you’ll notice artwork that is hard not

to fall madly in love with. All the pieces are commissioned and curated by Atlanta based company, Eclectica Kiddo (eclecticakiddo.com). Laura Liatis and Emily Mann have combined their talents to provide the most scrumptious children’s decor. Laura, “We are always looking for artists with a unique take on children’s art.” She added, “We want the imagery to be appealing to both children and designminded parents: to be on trend without being trendy and cute without being cutesy.”

Young Blood Boutique (youngbloodboutique.com) has been an institution in Poncey-Highland for over 15 years. Rebecca Hanna and Jessie White have some great finds here, including these great ice cream bowls, cutting boards and all sorts of other goods and art for your home.

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Real Estate Briefs The Virginia-Highland master plan was approved by resident vote at a recent meeting of NPU-F. The final tally was 72 votes for and 5 votes against. Adopted unanimously by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association Board of Directors in April, the plan is now being reviewed by the Atlanta City Council Community Development Committee and will then go on to the full council for adoption and inclusion in the City of Atlanta Comprehensive Development Plan. The master plan provides a strategic vision in key areas like mobility, transportation, open space, recreation, safety, environmental issues, urban design, historic resources, public services, economic development and education. To learn more about and view a copy of the plan, visit vahimasterplan.org.

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