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ATLANTA ESSENCE 28 IN THE MOMENT

34 ART OF THE NOW

42 TABLE, MEET FARM

DISCOVERING CONTEMPORARY ART

DIGGING INTO “FARM-TO-TABLE”

Get the real scoop on the farmto-table movemenet from acclaimed chefs and farmers.

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Explore the past, present and future of Atlanta’s vibrant and ever-growing contemporaryart scene.

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Observe the individual moments on the Atlanta Beltline that, together, make up a community.

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38 CARRYING THE TORCH REMEMBERING THE ‘96 OLYMPICS

Honor the legacy of the Atlanta-hosted Centennial Olympic Games with this insider retrospective. BY NICHOLAS WOLAVER

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61 ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT

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As the editor of Where Atlanta, I spend my days writing about the people and places that make Atlanta a major travel destination. It was in Atlanta that my lifelong appreciation for the arts developed into an undeniable passion for contemporary art. As I met more artists, attended exhibitions and discovered public art, I felt a greater need to examine the past, present and future of Atlanta’s contemporary culture. It’s my hope that by giving this scene a voice, these talented artists, gallerists, museum directors and curators receive the support they so deserve.

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I’m a full-time freelance food writer, so taste has been paramount for many years. But the more I learn about where food comes from, the more I’ve prioritized animal welfare, sustainability and natural growing practices. Fortunately, the Atlanta area is home to many chefs with the same priorities, and whose food still tastes delicious! This story is a celebration of those chefs and farms. You can find my work in over 100 magazines, including USA Today, EatingWell, Cooking Light and The Washington Post, and on my own food and wellness blog, RootandRevel.com.

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We are husband-and-wife photographers and award-winning filmmakers Owen Masterson and Christine Anthony. When we first moved to Atlanta in 2005, the Beltline was just an idea. We remember signing petitions and attending fundraisers in support of this great urban project. The best part about the shoot was seeing how many people now use the path. We went out on a weekday and it was amazing to see so many people commuting, exercising, carrying groceries, walking their dogs and skateboarding.

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Table, Meet Farm, page 42

I started shooting photos as a teenager at a skate park and punkrock shows. Now, I love to work with people who are in love with and immersed in what they do. Shooting the wide-open pastures and lush gardens of White Oak Pastures was nothing short of magical. You can truly tell how much everyone cares about the well-being of the animals.

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FIRST LOOK A visit to Atlanta starts with these stunning sights, historic stops and quintessential experiences that help the city earn its place as the Capital of the South.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

This 30-acre garden has bloomed into a veritable Eden since its founding in 1976. Located adjacent to Piedmont Park, the botanical garden offers formal Japanese and rose gardens, an edible garden, two woodland areas, a whimsical children’s play area, indoor exhibits of tropical and desert species, and a massive orchid display. The awe-inspiring, 600-foot-long skywalk allows visitors to tour the forest from 40 feet in the air. Linton’s, the only restaurant on-site, serves up stunning views and seasonal fare. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown, 404.876.5859, www.atlantabg.org

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Visit this museum to gain historical context about Atlanta—including its native origins, Civil War destruction, role in the American civil rights movement and beyond. The 33-acre grounds include an Olympics exhibit, two historic homes, gorgeous gardens, a cyclorama (opening 2017) and more. Recent renovations added high-tech and interactive experiences. 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Buckhead, 404.814.4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com

Piedmont Park

Considered Atlanta’s version of NYC’s Central Park, this 183-acre urban oasis was actually designed by the same iconic landscape architect as its Big Apple counterpart. Piedmont Park features expansive lawns, athletic fields, a dog park, a swimming pool and a slew of other well-maintained offerings. Major festivals take place here almost every weekend of the spring, summer and fall. 1342 Worchester Drive NE, Midtown, www.piedmontpark.org 24

Fernbank Museum of Natural History This museum explores the world of dinosaurs and examines our planet’s natural history. WildWoods offers 10 acres of thrilling and hands-on activities in the Fernbank’s old-growth forest. An IMAX Theatre is also on-site. 767 Clifton Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.929.6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org

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Within its 10 million gallons of water, this worldfamous aquarium showcases an awe-inspiring array of aquatic animals. Highlights include several giant whale sharks, elegant manta rays, serene Beluga whales, adorable sea otters, ghostly piranhas and live coral. Explore the aquarium’s five galleries, which teach visitors about the delicate balance of life within various aquatic microcosms. 225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, 404.581.4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org 26

Visiting a rock may not sound exciting, but this is one giant exception. Considered the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain is surrounded by wooded trails, a lake and family-friendly attractions. Reach the summit on a highspeed cable car or by hiking a mile-long trail. 1126 Stonewall Jackson Drive, 770.498.5690, www.stonemountainpark.com

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This 2.1 million-square-foot building housed a Sears distribution center in the 1920s. Today, contemporary stores, including West Elm and The Frye Company, greet visitors behind renovated brick and new glass. The food hall offers a smorgasbord of gourmet stalls, fast-casual concepts and full-service restaurants spearheaded by award-winning chefs. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900, www.poncecitymarket.com

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INDOOR ATTRACTIONS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Experience a world of adventure filled with dinosaurs, live animals, cultural artifacts and hands-on science explorations. Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures that feature bird’s-eye tree pods, boardwalks, interactive exhibits and giant old-growth trees.

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IN THE MOMENT On the Atlanta Beltline, individual moments converge to become something greater than themselves. Together, these singular beats make up the community’s pulse. TEXT BY MICHELLE KHOURI

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A Beltline escape can take many forms—a liberating jog, a self-guided public art tour, a gravity-defying visit to the skate park or an idle Sunday stroll.

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ART OF THE NOW The unlikely rise of contemporary art in the heart of the South BY MICHELLE KHOURI

Standing in Atlanta’s architecturally stunning High Museum of Art, I find myself enthralled by Judy Pfaff ’s “Apples and Oranges” (1986). This monumental piece (nearly 10 feet high by 12 feet wide) leaps toward the viewer with forwardspringing metal half-spheres in a variety of neon colors. Entranced, I travel back in time to a day at the fair. Flashing lights urge me to visit mirrored mazes. Multicolored metal cars beckon me aboard stomach-churning rides. A present-day voice materializes behind me. “Not a fan,” my friend says as he walks away to view other works. This interaction, and reaction, is at the core of contemporary art. “What you bring to it is just as important as what you take away from it,” says Michael Rooks, the curatorial mastermind behind the High’s topfloor Modern and Contemporary Art collection. “Contemporary art is art of the now,” explains Veronica Kessenich, executive director of Atlanta Contemporary, founded originally as Nexus. “It’s responsive to political issues, to issues that are impacting communities.” Atlanta Contemporary is a non-collecting nonprofit institution dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art, a genre even many art lovers don’t fully understand. Pfaff ’s playful piece, for instance, draws its WHERE GUEST B OOK

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The first swell hit in 1973 when six artists founded a grassroots cooperative they called Nexus—a move catalyzed by limited space, opportunities and support. “[The founding of Nexus] was like the birth of this new contemporary art scene,” says Rooks. Nexus was a big step for the city, and still more was on its way. In 1980, New York-bred icon Fay Gold opened a gallery that would become the first in Atlanta to show works by world-renowned artists like Cindy Sherman, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg. Fay Gold Gallery would remain a major staple in Atlanta’s art scene until its closing in 2009. The new millennium gave rise to another boom of activity. In 2000, Annette Cone-Skelton, a career artist and former Heath Gallery director, founded the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), which is dedicated solely to supporting and collecting work by Georgia artists. Then, between 2005 and 2010, several important galleries opened, nonprofit arts organizations launched, and annual events kicked off, which all centered around the arts, specifically, contemporary art. Furthermore, one addition to Atlanta’s art scene seems to have been particularly transformative: Michael Rooks. Since joining the High in 2010, Rooks has drasti-

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inspiration from still life—an ironically austere muse given her work’s movement and whimsy. The work’s front-and-center presence in the High’s contemporary wing is a sign of a more artistically unrestricted Atlanta. Indeed, Atlanta’s contemporary art scene is enjoying a much-needed upward trajectory—growth that has been slow and hard-earned. But it’s important to understand the genre’s local history in order to appreciate its future. Rooks believes the first inkling of contemporary art in Atlanta was seen in 1946, when the High launched its “Southeastern Annual Exhibition of Oils and Water Colors,” which he explains helped “art making became a practice that was viable and had an audience in the city.” The exhibition ran annually until 1971. During that time, pioneer Judith Alexander opened her New Arts Gallery (1957), which frequently displayed contemporary works. In 1963, Gudmund Vigtel joined the High as its new director. Vigtel’s interest in contemporary art gave the genre more opportunities to shine in museum exhibitions. Local legend David Heath opened his renowned, eponymous gallery in 1965. Singular and sporadic as they are, these events sent a ripple through Atlanta’s cultural community that would build to tidal wave proportions. W H E R E G UESTBO O K

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Opposite: (Left) Judy Pfaff’s “Apples and Oranges.” (Right) Katie Walker at Sandler Hudson Gallery. This page: (Left) Jamey Grimes’ “Roil” at whitespec. (Right) Masud Olufani’s “Poetics of the Disembodied” at MOCA GA. (Above) HENSE and his mural.

cally reformed the museum’s relationships with local artists, turning what was once a sour division into a bonded effort to strengthen the city’s cultural offerings. “[Rooks] made the community take itself more seriously by his wanting to go to studios, collecting work from artists who are living here and essentially validating the work,” says Robin Sandler, whose Sandler Hudson Gallery opened in 1989 and continues to be one of the city’s most esteemed galleries. Rooks’ warmth and inclusiveness tend to be excluded from most art-world stereotypes. Far from snobby and elitist, Rooks’ attitude toward both audiences and local artists is wholeheartedly welcoming. “It’s always important to engage with artists who live in your city and who are an important part of your community,” he says. This open-to-all approach is especially essential within the context of contemporary art, which many view as intimidating or peculiar. This self-consciousness also keeps people from venturing into local galleries to view and experience art. “I think the gallery [environment] is very intimidating to people. They don’t know if they’re supposed to pay if they come in,” says Sandler. “They don’t know what they’re supposed to say. … We have worked very hard at

making people feel very comfortable.” It seems the innate boldness and, often, abstraction of contemporary art may be both its greatest strength and weakness, especially in a region of the U.S. known for its deep-rooted traditions. “You have to educate [collectors] about the importance,” explains Kessenich. “There are things that are going to be challenging or risky or difficult or conceptual.” Gold, now an independent curator and art consultant, sees opportunity in the city’s influx of new residents. “So many informed collectors have moved here from other cities and have brought their knowledge,” she explains. “They want [art] that speaks to them, that’s challenging, that you have to think about.” “I feel like the tipping point is near,” says an optimistic Kessenich. “I think the longevity of institutions such as ours or even what the High Museum has been able to do are really demonstrating to the community that we are creating cultural capital for Atlanta. More and more people are moving here because it is a city that has food culture, cocktail culture, theatrical culture and the arts.” And so, like the rising sun after a midnight storm, the future of contemporary art in Atlanta seems brighter than ever. WHERE GUEST B OOK

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CARRYING THE TORCH A look at the heroes and hurdles that led to Atlanta’s triumphant place in Olympic history BY NICHOLAS WOLAVER

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Atlanta’s historic win as host of the Centennial Olympic Games was also a momentous first for the Southern U.S.

For many, Atlanta’s 1996 Olympics are a distant memory. With each passing Olympiad, some former volunteers and fans dust off their lapel pins, while others watch the opening ceremony nostalgically. No matter the ritual, everyone seems to have at least one favorite story to share from the first Games hosted in the South. Even as these memories fade from daily consciousness, few can deny those 16 days in 1996 forever placed Georgia’s capital on the map of world-class cities. “We would not have the international profile that Atlanta enjoys today,” says William Pate, president and CEO of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “When you think about the cities that have hosted the Olympics, it says something very special about your brand.” Atlanta’s Olympic journey began with a shared dream. It was the mid-‘80s when William “Billy” Porter Payne, a 34-year-old attorney and former University of Georgia football standout, felt a divine stroke of inspiration. Payne had just completed a community service

project for his church and attended a sermon about the importance of helping others. Payne felt driven to give back to Atlanta in a big way, perhaps even by helping the city attain global prominence. He jotted ideas onto a legal pad. As Payne’s list grew, the words “host the Olympics” called out from the page. Payne didn’t know how the Olympics worked, but he quickly learned that in order to approach the U.S. Olympic Committee he needed the City of Atlanta on board. Civil rights icon, former U.N. ambassador and then-Mayor Andrew Young recalls his staff ’s reluctance to meet with Payne—especially since Montreal had racked up $750 million in debt after hosting in 1976. “I heard Billy got this Olympic bid idea after church,” says Young. “I’m a preacher, and I know how the Lord works on you.” Young and the city signed on soon after. Armed with the city’s support, Payne and Young recruited a group of community leaders, later nicknamed The Atlanta Nine. These local heavyweights fleshed out WHERE GUEST B OOK

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all facets of the campaign, and spearheaded the domestic selection process that beat out Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nashville, Tennessee, and San Francisco, California. In September 1990, the group flew to Tokyo, Japan, and presented their final, all-important bid before the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 1996 Olympiad marked 100 years since the founding of the modern Games, celebrated for a century as the world’s largest peaceful gathering. Atlanta competed with five aspiring cities: Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Manchester, England; Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and sentimental favorite Athens, Greece. Four rounds of voting left Atlanta and Athens as the finalists. Thousands of Georgia volunteers gathered downtown to watch CNN’s live feed of the final announcement. “The International Olympic Committee has awarded the 1996 Olympic Games to the city of … Atlanta!” proclaimed IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, as Atlanta’s supporters erupted in applause. It was time to get to work on fulfilling commitments set forth by Atlanta’s bid. Now at the helm of the host organizing committee, Payne was responsible for ensuring the city fulfilled its promises to build several stadiums and thousands of rooms for athlete housing, while upgrading many existing venues across the region—all in less than seven years. The mid-‘90s marked the arrival of a new Olympic Stadium, an enormous aquatic center at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the Georgia Dome and numerous facilities, including venues for tennis, beach volleyball, shooting and other Olympic sports. Low- and high-rise dormitories were built along I-75/I-85 to create the Olympic Village at Georgia Tech, while existing dorms and venues enjoyed upgrades. In 1992, Payne visited Barcelona to observe the Spanish-hosted Games and developed a second Olympic aspiration that would change Atlanta. “Like Spain’s urban esplanades where fans could congregate, Atlanta needed a central gathering spot,” he explains. After his return to Georgia, Payne gazed out the window of his downtown office to see blocks of dilapidated buildings. Instead of decaying structures, Payne envi-

sioned a massive green space to bring the community together. And so, Centennial Olympic Park was born. Steadily, Atlanta proved itself ready for the global event. By 1995, the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games had employed nearly 4,000 staff, and recruited and trained over 30,000 volunteers. The first delegations checked into the Olympic Village on July 6, 1996, ultimately joined by over 10,000 athletes and coaches from 197 nations. During the opening ceremonies on July 19, 80,000 spectators and over 3 billion TV viewers marveled as 1960 Olympic boxing champion Muhammad Ali emerged to ignite the cauldron. Centennial Olympic Park was the site of nightly celebrations. Sadly, the park was also the site of the Games’ lowest point when a bomb detonated during a late-night concert, killing one and injuring dozens. The Olympic Movement and Atlanta residents proved their resilience when the park reopened a few days later with a service led by Young with Olympic and community leaders. Today—two decades later—Atlanta’s Olympic legacy remains evident. Atlanta’s beloved Turner Field, which became the home of the MLB Atlanta Braves after taking over the Olympic Stadium in 1997, will soon take on another life. In 2017, the stadium, which is now owned by Georgia State University (GSU), will be transformed into a sprawling complex for the GSU Panthers. As for Payne’s 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, countless children have since splashed in its Fountain of the Rings; tens of millions of visitors have attended concerts and holiday celebrations there; and even more have meandered through the park en route to surrounding attractions like Georgia Aquarium, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the World of Coca-Cola and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “You can see the billions of dollars of economic development that has taken place on the perimeter of Centennial Olympic Park,” says Payne, who eventually became chair of the Augusta National Golf Club. “For me, one of the greatest [Olympic] legacies is Atlanta’s sense of community spirit,” adds Payne. “This is a magnificent community and it will continue to get better and better.” WHERE GUEST B OOK

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TABLE, MEET FARM Unearthing deep-rooted truths about the food industry’s most important and least understood movement

As recently as 100 years ago, referring to a restaurant as farm-to-table would have earned a laugh. After all, what other choice was there? Today the picture looks a bit different: factory farms churn out produce and meats on massive scales using questionable practices; and yet, more restaurants than ever are boasting the farm-to-table idiom like a badge of honor. The marketing catchphrase has proven to be a gold mine as diners grow more concerned with how food gets onto their plates. And with so many restaurants now claiming to be farm-to-table—including your neighborhood McDonald’s—it’s never been more important to differentiate between those restaurants that source the majority of their ingredients from local, organic farms and those that deploy the marketing tool each time an ingredient isn’t from a generic food-service truck. “There’s no monitoring, so we just have to give a good heaping of Catholic guilt to someone who says they’re farm-to-table when 75 percent of their goods are from generic sources,” cautions Billy Allin, chef-owner of Cakes & Ale, which was rated the No. 1 restaurant in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine in 2016. In fact, many commercial food supply companies now give their industrialized ingredients farm-sounding names that often fool consumers, explains Robert Phalen, chef-owner of One Eared Stag—one of Atlanta’s foremost sustainable restaurants—and an avid forager who also pickles and preserves in-house. 42

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sustenance. Many acclaimed Atlanta restaurants, including Cakes & Ale, Bacchanalia and Linton’s, operate their own gardens and apiaries—some even on-site—bringing new meaning to the terms “fresh” and “exclusive.” Likewise, farm-to-table puts a large emphasis on cooking with lesser-known and more sustainable ingredients—like guineas, sardines and rabbits—minimizing waste with practices like whole animal butchery. The same goes for produce. “We utilize as much of the product that walks in the door that we feel is edible by the guest,” says Allin, who composts waste and uses scraps to make pestos, charcuteries, stocks and staff meal. Farm-to-table also aims to get consumers to shift their mind-set from meat-centric to vegetable-focused. Anyone can prepare a delicious steak, but who can make broccoli and turnips the tastiest item on the menu? Steven Satterfield, the city’s top vegetable guru, that’s who (try his field pea and boiled peanut salad for proof ). “We organize our menu by produce first,” he says. “As the seasons change, we have discussions among the team to decide when we will phase out an ingredient and when to bring in a new one that’s coming into season.”

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of the city’s best-loved New Southern restaurants. Schenck agrees: “Local produce is anywhere from one to three weeks fresher than conventional, trucked-in produce, which has to have incredible things done to the food to extend the shelf life and make up for the transportation and holding time.” While local tastes fresher and is more environmentally friendly, close proximity alone doesn’t mean a farm is organic, natural or even good. “Even the worst farm in the world is local to someone, so most important is the farming practice,” says Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, the largest grass-fed, pasture-raised meat purveyor in the state. The term means much more than taking a farmgrown product and putting it on a dining table—it’s a backlash against the industrialization, commoditization and centralization of the U.S. food production system. Even so, many chefs admit they don’t always pick the local, humanely raised meats during blind taste tests, so sourcing becomes a balancing act between flavor, cost, availability, animal welfare, organic certifications, etc. Farm-to-table also extends beyond sourcing into self-

doesn’t mean a farm is organic, natural or even good. “Even the worst farm in the world is local to someone, so most important is the farming practice,” says Will Harris.

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It takes elbow grease to put health and sustainability first. Farm-to-table chefs often do their own butchery and make everything from scratch.

Hopkins, who uses vegetable scraps to make vinegars, purees, stocks and sauces, can relate. “We consider produce to be a huge part of our menu—it’s delicious, interesting and provides so many different dynamics.” But sourcing from local, sustainable, organic farms isn’t cheap. Chefs report as much as a 50 percent increase in cost when sourcing this way, which often leads to criticism regarding a restaurant’s affordability. Yet, consider what goes into sustainable farming—not only do these farmers pay their employees a far better wage than the average industrial farm, but it’s also more labor-intensive to produce food naturally. Likewise, cooking truly farm-

to-table takes work. “The most expensive thing I have in my restaurant is labor,” says Allin. “There’s no labor when you rely on freezer-to-fryer cooking. Almost everything here is made ‘a la minute.’ We are truly cooking for you ... we’re not just assembling a plate.” “There’s a reason Mercedes are more expensive than Toyotas. And if you ride in one, you get it. It’s the same way with farm-to-table,” adds Allin. “Ultimately, it’s a personal decision. But when it comes to the food you put into your body, do you just want to get to your destination, or do you want to do it in a way that makes you happy, healthy and supports the greater good?” WHERE GUEST B OOK

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FACES OF THE CITY

FACES of Atlanta

Meet the city’s top influencers—the front-runners of their industries—whose expertise creates unique and memorable experiences for travelers and locals alike. Those profiled here are the reason our city is a top visitor destination. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DYLAN YORK

FACE OF COSMETIC SURGERY

DR. ASAF YALIF Asaf Yalif, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a triple board-certified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon voted Atlanta’s Best Plastic Surgeon for Breast Surgery in 2016. Dr. Yalif’s expertise in achieving natural-looking rejuvenation, has made him Atlanta’s choice for cosmetic surgery of the face and body as well as delicate, restorative hand surgery. His skill and dedication to excellence and artistry extends to his techniques with Botox and fillers, which he personally administers. Dr. Yalif regularly travels the world as a sought-after lecturer. 404.822.4402, YPlasticSurgery.com.

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FACE OF AUTHENTIC FRENCH BAKING

HAMID ROUCHDI

When he moved to the U.S. from the French Riviera in 1998, former engineer Hamid Rouchdi likely never thought he’d one day spearhead the most authentic French boulangerie et patisserie café in Metro Atlanta. In 2015, that’s just what Rouchdi did when he opened Café Vendôme in Sandy Springs. A seasoned entrepreneur, Rouchdi melds his modern approach to business with award-winning chef Carolin Karl’s traditional techniques to bring delectable French pastries, breakfast, lunch and, soon, dinner to Atlanta. Check hours of operation on Facebook, Yelp and the website. 404.551.5163, cafevendome.com.

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CARRÉ D’ARTISTES

Carré d’artistes Atlanta offers a rotating collection of only original works from artists in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The gallery is committed to making original contemporary art affordable and accessible. With more than 14 artists using various mediums and styles on display, every art lover is able to find their unique treasure. Knowledgeable and experienced art advisors assist art aficionados in finding the perfect piece or creating a full gallery wall for their home or business. 404.416.9916, carredartistesatlanta.com.

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ALL ABOUT TOWN These distinct areas give Atlanta its eclectic personality and magnetic metropolitan appeal.

DOWNTOWN Atlanta began in what is now its booming downtown. As five railroads terminated in a city once aptly known as “Terminus,” the surrounding rough-and-tumble town transformed eventually into the Capital of the South. Today, downtown is the largest hub for business, tourism and conventions in the state. Centennial Olympic Park is a perfect starting point with nearly a dozen major attractions within walking distance. On Broad Street, locally owned restaurants buzz with energy, especially during lunch rushes. Worldfamous Peachtree Street offers an array of restaurants, bars, attractions and historic sights worthy of an daytime stroll.

BUCKHEAD Claiming the title as the “Shopping Mecca of the South,” Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s most prominent neighborhoods. While the neighborhood offers plenty of high-end independent boutiques, it is also home to three sprawling shopping centers known for luxury: Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. This large area is also ground zero for some of the city’s finest restaurants, including Restaurant Eugene, Aria, Bones and Kyma. Culturally inclined explorers find their happy place on Miami Circle, which is lined with an impressive variety of art galleries, antique stores and interior-design shops in a short stretch.

MIDTOWN This high-energy neighborhood gleams with skyscrapers, museums and nightlife galore. Catch a play at Alliance Theatre or visit a world-class exhibition at the High Museum of Art. Enjoy a Broadway show at the stunning Fox Theatre or visit the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote “Gone With the Wind.” Walk through Atlanta’s most beloved park, Piedmont Park, and visit the on-site 50

EAST ATLANTA This small area is saturated with an array of live music venues, murals, independent shops and eclectic restaurants peppered throughout the two-block radius that is East Atlanta Village, or “EAV” as it’s known locally. Radiating outward from the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenues, EAV’s artistic atmosphere

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Atlanta Botanical Garden. This lively area also offers a nearly unparalleled variety of dining options, especially on bar-lined Crescent Avenue. As the city’s LGBTQ hub, Midtown hosts the largest pride festival and parade in the Southeast each October.

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and diverse entertainment options helped make East Atlanta one of the best-loved neighborhoods in the city. In just one block, you may find a coffee shop, gourmet restaurant, recording studio, vintage boutique, gay bar and live music venue. East Atlanta may be small size, but it packs one heavyweight punch.

DECATUR Technically a separate city but looked upon more like an intown neighborhood, Decatur earned the slogan “Where it’s greater” for good reason—this peaceful area manages to offer the comforts of suburban homesteading (great schools, manicured lawns, beautiful homes) and the glitz of metropolitan life (excellent eateries, boutique shops and bustling nightlife). In Downtown Decatur, historic Decatur Square is home to a medley of acclaimed restaurants, shops and watering holes. Visit the second-level listening room at Eddie’s Attic for some of the best live music in the city. ROSWELL Directly north of Atlanta lies this not-so-average suburb. Riddled with history and a thriving restaurant scene, Roswell is perfect for urban explorers, families, gourmands and everyone in between. Catch a glimpse

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into Georgia’s history by touring three stunning antebellum homes: Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation. Spend a sunny afternoon exploring the Vickery Creek Trails that lead to the remnants of the old Roswell Mill, which looks untouched since its pre-Civil War days. Or enjoy modern-day entertainment with some late-night laughs at the Red Door Playhouse.

MARIETTA This northwestern suburb of Atlanta is steeped in quintessential Southern charm. Channel Scarlett O’Hara with a visit to the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum. People watch at the iconic fountain at the center of the historic square. Pop by the Marietta Diner for Southern comfort food and a colorful cake selection. Learn the local lingo by referring to the Big Chicken at the corner of Roswell Road and Cobb Parkway, where a 56-foot-tall steel-sided chicken is mounted to the side of a Kentucky Fried Chicken and often used by pilots as a landmark.

East Atlanta may be small in size, but it packs one heavyweight punch.

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WELCOME TO DECATUR

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WELCOME TO BUCKHEAD

LABELS RESALE BOUTIQUE Labels Resale Boutiques are the largest, high-end designer consignment shops in Buckhead & Vinings. We offer a wide variety of designer merchandise including Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tory Burch and many more! Voted Best Consignment in Atlanta five years in a row! Five locations. Open Mon-Fri 10:30-6, Sat 10-5, & Sun 12-5. Buckhead • 3193, 3202, 3208, 3235 Paces Ferry Place NW; 404.841.8444 Men’s • 3209 Paces Ferry Pl NW; 404.458.3143 Vinings (outlet) • 4199 Paces Ferry Rd NE; 770.436.4800

BEVERLY BREMER SILVER SHOP Beverly Bremer Silver Shop has been a premier source for fine sterling silver for over 40 years. We carry 1200 patterns of new and estate flatware, hollowware, baby items, frames, barware and gifts. We also offer a wedding, gift and pattern registry. 404.261.4009 • 800.270.4009 • 3164 Peachtree Road • Atlanta, GA, 30305 www.beverlybremer.com

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SALON MORAEE We are a full service luxury salon featuring 15 style stations, a color bar with a variety of services. We service all hair textures and for guests who prefer more privacy, we have a private room available. We feature outstanding customer service, professional staff and a memorable salon experience. Amenities : Complimentary Wifi | Wine Bar | Snack Back | Salon Moraee 2521 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta GA , 678.701.4076, www.salonmoraee.com

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TOPAZ GALLERY From the moment you enter Topaz Gallery you know you are some place special. We are a delightful blend of fine art jewelry gallery and neighborhood store, providing our clients with the finest art jewelry designs in the country, and offering expert repairs, restringing, and custom design. Encompassing jewelry from clean and contemporary to ornate and even over-the-top, most of the pieces you will find are one-of-a-kind, with a few in limited production. We work closely with the shape of your face, your coloring, and your comfort level to choose pieces that work best for you. You are certain to leave Topaz Gallery feeling your most beautiful. The collection of independent jewelry designers is staggering and varied. The majority are from Atlanta and the Southeast, with a few from other places in the country. They have proudly made Topaz Gallery their home since we opened in 2000. Many of our designers are part of the renowned American Craft Council, which has an eagerly anticipated show in Atlanta every year. You will recognize the meticulous workmanship, unsurpassed designs, and the amazing quality of their metal work. “Go Forth and Sparkle” is the maxim of Topaz Gallery and our promise to you! 3145 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 404.995.0155, www.topazgallery.net

BOXWOODS A local Atlanta and visitor’s favorite for over 20 years, Boxwoods Gardens offers a vast selection of contemporary and vintage furnishings, decorative accessories, antique treasures, and a great variety of gifts, all complimented by an amazing plant department. Boxwoods Home features an inspired selection of table linens, furniture, barware, affordable dinnerware, glassware, serving pieces, candles and deluxe soaps along with a superbly curated woman’s boutique and a charming baby department. Voted one of the top 50 retailers in the U.S. as well as Atlanta’s Best Home Accessory Shop, Best Holiday Décor Shop, and Best Garden Shop, Boxwoods is an original inductee in Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of” Hall of Fame and an American Express Member Favorite. Boxwoods, located in the heart of Buckhead, is truly a shop no visitor should miss. 100 East Andrews Dr. NW, Atlanta, Ga 30305, 404-233-3400, www.boxwoodsonline.com

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The Local Strut

ACCESSORIES BELLA BAGSCL004409 The retailer specializes in authentic, pre-owned luxury and vintage handbags from more than a dozen top designers (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Prada, etc.) that are typically 20%-70% below retail. Closed Su. 650 Miami Circle, Buckhead, 877.623.5512. www.bellabag.com. GOORIN BROS. Find hats of every shape, size and price point to cap off any ensemble. Peruse everything from flat caps to fedoras to bowlers. Open daily. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404.815.1895. www.goorin.com.

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H PERSÉCL00513 Find upscale, vintage handbags from the ‘30s to ’70s, including exotic skin, calf skin, leather and suede. There are 200 handbags in the store at any given time. Open daily. 14th Street Antiques Market, 530 14th St. NW,. www.perseboutique.com.

ART, ANTIQUES & SILVER H 14TH STREET ANTIQUES & MODERN HOMECL00619 This 50,000-square-foot shop features over 100 leading antique, fine art, lighting, rug, jewelry, home decor and high design dealers. Closed Su. 530 14th St., Midtown, 404.325.4600. www.14thstreetantiques.com.

H BEVERLY BREMER SILVER SHOPCL00261 This shop overflows with unusual sterling silver objects, gift items and discontinued flatware patterns. Open M-Sa (10 am-5 pm). 3164 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.261.4009. www.beverlybremer.com. H CARRÉ D’ARTISTES Visit this gallery to find a large selection of unique artworks and contemporary paintings, with an even larger section available on the online art gallery. Open daily. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, 404.416.9916. www.carredartistes.com.

KUDZU ANTIQUES This 25,000-square-foot shop has everything from mid-century relics to industrial treasures and vinyl records. Open daily. 2928 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, 404.373.6498. www.kudzuantiques.com. H MAURICE CHANDELIERCL004201 Peruse 15,000 square feet of museum-quality treasures, including antique lighting, fine furniture, and a large selection of French clocks. Open M-Sa (10 am-5 pm). 715 Miami Circle, Buckhead, 404.237.5402. www.mauricechandelier.com.

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In Atlanta, fashionable locals strut the city like a personal catwalk. Embody the local flair with goods from big-name designers and haute-couture collections in Buckhead, locally owned boutiques and antique stores in Midtown, the Westside and Virginia-Highland, and sprawling outlets that sit just outside city limits.

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BEAUTY FIG & FLOWER Shop for natural, eco-friendly beauty products. Expect to find high-quality makeup, skincare, hair care and baby products free of toxic ingredients. Open daily. 636 N. Highland Ave. NE, Poncey-Highland, 404.998.8198. www.shopfigandflower.com. LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY These products forgo toxic chemicals for ingredients like ginger, cardamom and charcoal. Open daily. Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, 470.875.5833. www.littlebarnapothecary.com. THE SHAVE BARBERSHOP This barbershop caters to men in a rugged, modern space where dapper gents can also stock up on bow ties and beard oils. No appointment necessary. Open daily. 630 North Highland Ave. NE, PonceyHighland, 404.565.0730. www.theshavebarber.com. H Y PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE & HAND SURGERY Award-winning, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Asaf Yalif and his team offer patients a natural look with cosmetic surgery of the face and body, including a sub-specialty in breast surgery, and expert rejuvenation with fillers, Botox, ThermiSmooth and ThermiVa. Alpharetta, 3330 Preston Ridge Road, Ste. 340, 678.783.8024. Roswell, 2500 Hospital Blvd., Ste. 410, 770.766.8602. Woodstock, 145 Towne Lake Pkwy., Ste. 101, 678.329.8467. www.YPlasticSurgery.com.

BOOKS & MUSIC A CAPPELLA BOOKSCL006132 Known for its collection of out-ofprint and rare books, along with used copies of current books and hard-tofind authors. Local paper Creative Loafing called this “the smartest bookstore in town.” Open daily. 208 Haralson Ave. NE., Little Five Points, 404.681.5128. www.acappellabooks.com. CRIMINAL RECORDSCL003564 Named one of the coolest record stores in the country by Paste magazine, the store boasts a huge selection of every kind of music imaginable. Open daily. 1154-A Euclid Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.215.9511. www.criminalatl.com. LITTLE SHOP OF STORIESCL0024094 This independent bookstore offers a great selection of children’s and young adult literature, poetry and non-fiction. Story times: Tu,Th&Su. Check website for events. Open daily. 133A E. Court Square, Decatur, 404.373.6300. www.littleshopofstories.com.

CHILDREN’S STORES AMERICAN GIRL Featuring a hair salon for dolls, a bistro and a store filled with dolls, clothes, books and more dedicated to the American Girl. Open daily. North Point Mall, 1202 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, 877.247.5223. www.americangirl.com.

SEED FACTORYCL006138 This clean, stylish kids store is filled with a well-edited selection of classic wooden toys, books and puzzles, plus furniture, bedding and adorable clothing. Closed Su. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 404.355.2043. www.seedfactoryatlanta.com.

H GYPSY + MAGNOLIA This boutique merges the carefree spirit of the ‘70s with modern silhouettes. Find velvet bell-bottoms, metal bralettes, fringed jackets and other bohemian treasures. Open daily. 258 Pharr Road NE, Buckhead, 770.664.9779. www.gypsyandmagnolia.com.

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H H. STOCKTONCL006152 Since 1963, this illustrious clothier has offered quality ready-made and made-to-measure clothing featuring supple fabrics and classically chic silhouettes. On-site tailoring available. Closed Su. Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, 404.233.1608 Midtown, 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.249.7002. Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd., 770.984.1111 Park Place & Ladies, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770.396.1300 www.hstockton.com.

ANN MASHBURNCL00730 Ann’s products reflect her own personal fashion; favorite looks include shirt dresses, nautical stripes and ballet flats. Open Tu-Sa. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404.350.7132. www.annmashburn.com. BILLY REIDCL004204 The Florence, Alabama-based designer’s 2,500-square-foot Westside store offers men’s, women’s and accessories collections in a space filled with heirloom photographs, salvaged wood, vintage furniture and found materials. Open daily. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 404.994.3144. www.billyreid.com. CITIZEN SUPPLY This shop is a curated marketplace that features booths selling quality handmade and small-batch goods. Find leather bags at Bradley Mountain, handmade beauty products from Golden Apothecary and much more. Open daily. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Suite 208, 678.705.9145. www.citizen.supply.

HAND IN POCKETCL0023756 This women's boutique offers a huge selection of denim, as well as dresses, tops, shoes and accessories. Open daily. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Smyrna, 678.309.9550. www.handinpocket.com. PEOPLESCL0041890 This 30-year-old shop offers a sleek, well-chosen women's collection you won’t find in department stores. Open Tu-Sa. 3236 Roswell Road NE, Buckhead, 404.816.7292.

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SHOPPING SID MASHBURNCL0039460 Classic brands such as Filson, Barbour and Sid Mashburn’s own pieces line the walls. Closed Su. 1198 Howell Mill Road, West Midtown, 404.350.7135. www.sidmashburn.com.

Casual yet sophisticated, Sabot represents an understated mix of modern European and American designers: Pedro Garcia, Robert Clegerie, Dusica Dusica, Nili Lotan, Giada Forte, Zero, and Maria Cornejo.

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THOMAS WAGES This stylish menswear store offers American-made apparel that's often handmade and always tailored to “T.” Find everything from spiffy suits and patterned ties to eye-catching shirts and sleek trousers. Open daily. 1009 Marietta St., Westside, 404.892.0302. www.thomaswages.com.

H SABOTCL00418239 This store carries an eclectic collection of shoes, accessories and clothing from a mix of European and American designers including Robert Clergerie, Pedro Garcia, Alexis Bittar and Jerome Dryfuss. Open Tu-Sa. 45 Irby Ave. NW, Buckhead, 404.816.0077. www.sabotshoes.com.

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CONSIGNMENT H LABELS RESALE BOUTIQUECL00693 With six locations, five in Buckhead and one in Vinings, these consignment shops offers luxury resale for women, men and children. Buckhead open daily. Vinings closed Su. Main, 3202 Paces Ferry Pl., Buckhead, 404.841.8444 Shoes, 3193 Paces Ferry Pl., 404.467.9490. Children’s, 3208 Paces Ferry Pl. NW, 404.549.7562 Men’s, 3209 Paces Ferry Pl., 404.458.3143. Dresses, 3235 Paces Ferry Pl., 678.705.2247. Vinings, 4199 Paces Ferry Road, 770.436.4800. www.labelsrb.com.

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ATLANTA MADE This store offers a world of locally produced goods. Find one-of-a-kind pieces of art, furniture, jewelry and other treasures, all made within 25 miles of Atlanta by over 70 artisans. 1187 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 855.285.6233. www.atlantamade.us. THE BEEHIVE This collective sells one-of-a-kind treasures made by local and regional artisans (bees) in order to support local crafters, makers and artists (the hive). Open daily. 1250 Caroline St., Edgewood, 404.581.9261. www.thebeehiveatl.com. H BOXWOODS GARDENS & GIFTSCL0041892 Voted one of the top 50 retailers in the U.S., this delightful shop overflows

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SHOPPING with intriguing gifts, antiques, women’s clothing, furniture and greenery. Open M-Sa (10 am-6 pm). 100 E. Andrews Drive NW, Buckhead, 404.233.3400. www.boxwoodsonline.com. CACAOCL003942 This exceptional chocolate company offers chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, marshmallows and more, plus truffles, chocolate bars, gelato and specialty coffee. Open daily. Virginia-Highland, 1046 N. Highland Ave., 404.892.8202. Buckhead, 3035 Peachtree Road NW, A150, 404.228.4023. www.cacaoatlanta.com. ECO DENIZEN This serene store merges earth-consciousness with quality workmanship to birth an upscale, eco-friendly shopping experience. Open M–Sa 11 am-8 pm, Su noon-6 pm. 999 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 180, Midtown, 678.705.9880. www.ecodenizen.net. MADE AGAIN These sustainably and locally made goods include textiles, jewelry, furniture, art and more. Closed M. 299 N. Highland Avenue NE, Inman Park, 404.893.0300. www.madeagainatl.com.

JEWELRY H AIMÉE JEWELRY & FINE ART GALLERY This gallery showcases paintings and fine art created by local artists with a focus on one-of-a-kind pieces. Also, find designer jewelry from diverse

artisans. Open Tu-Sa (11 am-6pm). 335 W Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. B, Decatur, 404.371.0099. www.aimeejewelryandgallery.com. H BROWN & CO. JEWELERSCL006917 This family-owned business offers a fantastic variety of fashion pieces, bridal jewelry and watch lines in addition to maintenance, repair and custom design services. Open daily. 674 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 770.993.1080 3225 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.814.9800. www.brownjewelers.com. H RICHTERS ESTATE JEWELRYCL0072810 The largest estate jeweler in the Southeast, Richters sells jewelry from the Eduardian and Art Deco periods to the golden eras of Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Tiffany. Closed Su. 2300 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.355.4462. H PANDORA Find hand-finished bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and the beloved charm bracelets, with charms available in sterling silver, gold, Murano glass, wood, and semi-precious stones and gems. Open daily. Atlantic Station, 265 18th St., 678.705.3212. www.atlanticstationjewelry.com. H TOPAZ GALLERYCL006130 This artful boutique features the works of over 100 Southeastern artisans. Find a variety of one-of-a-kind and limited-production jewelry ranging from simple and contemporary to elegant and ornate. Open Tu-Sa. 3145 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.995.0155. www.topazgallery.net.

SHOPPING CENTERS/ DISTRICTS H ATLANTIC STATIONCL006824 This 138-acre development is home to the Millennium Gate Museum, myriad restaurants, Regal Cinemas, and over 30 stores, including Dillard’s, Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Target and the Southeast’s only Ikea. Open daily. 17 St. NW, Westside, 404.733.1221. www.atlanticstation.com. LENOX SQUARE Browse over 250 retailers on four levels, including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Prada, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and David Yurman. Seven dining options and the Lenox Square Fashion Café are also on-site. Valet parking available. Open daily. 3393 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.233.6767. www.lenoxsquare.com. NORTH GEORGIA PREMIUM OUTLETSCL00618 Find 140 brand-name and designer outlet stores including Banana Republic, Burberry, Coach, J.Crew, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and more. Savings of 25% to 65%. Open daily. 800 Hwy. 400 S., Dawsonville, 706.216.3609. www.premiumoutlets.com/northgeorgia. H THE OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTACL00467 Take advantage of 20%-70% off of nearly 100 brands, including Coach, Banana Republic, True Religion, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Tommy Hilfiger. Open daily. Call to ask about free shuttle service. Open daily.

915 Ridgewalk Pkwy., Woodstock, 678.540.7040. theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com. PHIPPS PLAZACL0016 This shopping center serves up over 100 stores, including anchors Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Belk, and retailers like Tiffany, Gucci and Versace. Phipps is also home to an AMC Theatre, four restaurants and LEGOLAND. Open daily. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.261.7910. www.phippsplaza.com. H PONCE CITY MARKET This 2.1 million-square-foot destination offers contemporary shops, including West Elm and The Frye Company, and gourmet dining concepts like Dub’s Fish Camp, Brezza Cucina and Minero. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. www.poncecitymarket.com. H THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA Haute couture shops—like Louboutin, ETRO and Hermès—neighbor upscale restaurants—like American Cut and Le Bilboquet—throughout six blocks. Open daily. 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.939.9290. www.theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com. H WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICTCL00721 A former meatpacking plant, this is now a hip shopping destination with fantastic restaurants, bars, boutiques and more. Open daily. 1100-1200 Howell Mill Road, Westside. www.westsideprovisions.com.

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Ready, Set, Explore! A world of discovery awaits in Atlanta. Within just a half-mile, you can visit a 10-million-gallon aquarium, CNN’s headquarters and the world’s only official Coca-Cola museum. From kid-friendly to historical to art-filled, Atlanta’s cultural institutions cater to visitors of every age and interest.

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ANIMALS & NATURE H ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENCL0051867 This 30-acre garden features an orchid house, Japanese garden, edible garden, canopy walk and more. A new restaurant by Chef Linton Hopkins is also onsite. Tickets: adults $18.95, ages 3-12 $12.95, ages 3 and under free. Closed M. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown, 404.876.5859. www.atlantabg.org. CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARKCL0059182 This 21-acre park is a permanent legacy to the Atlanta-hosted 1996 Olympic Games. During summer months, you’ll find children splashing

in the Fountain of Rings and families picnicking on the expansive lawns. 265 Luckie St., Downtown, 404.222.7275. www.centennialpark.com. H GEORGIA AQUARIUMCL005180 The world’s largest aquarium is home to unique marine life including whale sharks, beluga whales and dolphins. A 4-D movie, cafés and gift shop are also on-site. Open daily. Tickets: adults $38.95, seniors $34.95, ages 3-12 $32.95, including admission to dolphin show. 225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, 404.581.4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org. H WILD ANIMAL SAFARICL004351 This five-mile, drive-through safari features over 650 animals includ-

ing bison, elk, tigers and hyena. Use your vehicle, rent a van or take a bus tour. Tickets: adults $19.95, kids and seniors $17.95. Advance ticket purchase required. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, 706.663.8744. www.animalsafari.com/Georgia. ZOO ATLANTACL0051803 More than 1,500 animals call the zoo home, most notably gorillas and giant pandas. Also on-site are a petting zoo, train rides and a carousel. Open daily. Adults $21.99, seniors and children (ages 3-11) $16.99, ages two and under free. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. www.zooatlanta.org.

DAY TRIPS H BLUE RIDGECL00431 Enjoy beauty, nature and outdoor fun 90 miles north of Atlanta. With 106,000 acres in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge offers hiking, fishing, biking and other outdoor pursuits, plus shopping, antiquing and more. Fannin County Welcome Center, 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, 800.899.6867. www.blueridgemountains.com. H MADISON Stroll along clean streets framed by flower beds and picturesque homes a one-hour drive from Atlanta. Attractions include the MadisonMorgan Cultural Center, Steffen Thomas Museum of Fine Art, Rogers House and Heritage Hall.

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ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Welcome Center, 115 E. Jefferson St., 706.342.4454. www.visitmadisonga.com. H SERENBE A 40-minute drive from Atlanta, this charming community offers a historic farm-turned-inn, boutique shops, fine dining, horseback riding, hiking trails and an immersive theater group. 9110 Selborne Ln., Chattahoochee Hills, 770.463.2609. www.serenbe.com.

DINNER & A SHOW H AGATHA’S MYSTERY DINNER THEATERCL005186 This theater group serves up five courses in between acts of a hilarious murder-mystery show. Tickets: $50$70. Call for reservations. 161 Peachtree Center Ave., Downtown, 404.480.5244. www.agathas.com. LIPSCL004791 The ultimate in drag dining, Lips features delicious food, signature cocktails and a talented cast of female impersonators. Don’t miss Gospel Brunch on Su. Open Tu-Su. Cover charge $5-$10. 3011 Buford Hwy. NE, 404.315.7711. www.lipsATL.com.

HISTORIC SIGHTS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITECL005917 Explore Ebenezer Baptist Church, the King Birth Home, and many other sites. All of the attractions offer free admission; call for individual hours. 450 Auburn Ave., Sweet Auburn, 404.331.6922. www.nps.gov/malu. 62

OAKLAND CEMETERYCL0059180 Atlanta’s oldest cemetery is home to local icons—including Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell— interred alongside Confederate soldiers who died in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Open daily. Free entry. Check for tours online. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.688.2107. www.oaklandcemetery.com.

LIVE MUSIC VENUES CENTER STAGE Comprised of three different stages, this venue offers all kinds of shows. Guests can sit back at Center Stage Theater, dance at The Loft, or drink and mingle at Vinyl. 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Midtown, 404.885.1919. www.centerstage-atlanta.com. VARIETY PLAYHOUSECL005183 This is one of the city’s most popular stops for big-name, touring artists. Thanks to the venue’s superior acoustics and sound system, many artists record live albums from their performances here. 1099 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points, 404.524.7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.

MUSEUMS H CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTSCL004580 Explore a collection of Dr. King’s documents and personal effects, multisensory galleries about the American civil rights movement, and a human rights gallery detailing past and ongoing struggles.

Open daily. Tickets: adults $15, seniors/students $13, kids $10, active military free. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Downtown, 404.991.6970. www.civilandhumanrights.org. H THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTACL0059138 Here, kids can build a rocket, construct a house and climb through the Earth’s core. Hands-on play and exploratory learning expand your child's horizons. A wonderful toy store is also on-site. Adults must be accompanied by a child, and vice versa. Tickets: $14.95. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Downtown, 404.659.5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta. org. H COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME & CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE This high-tech attraction offers immersive experiences while honoring the pageantry and traditions of college football. Open daily. Tickets: adults $19.99; seniors, students and military $17.99; ages 3-12 $16.99, ages 3 and under free. 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 404.880.4800. www.cfbhall.com. H FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORYCL0059134 Exhibits at this natural history museum cover the world’s largest dinosaurs, natural history and more. Special exhibits are always a treat. An IMAX theater is on-site (tickets sold separately). Open daily. Adults $18, seniors and students $17, children ages 3-12 $16, 2 and under free.

767 Clifton Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.929.6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org. HIGH MUSEUM OF ARTCL005912 The Southeast's general art museum has over 15,000 works in its permanent collection. Adults $19.50, seniors and students $16.50, ages 6-17 $12, ages 5 and under free. Closed M. 1280 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.733.4444. www.high.org. JIMMY CARTER LIBRARY & MUSEUMCL005913 This museum details President Carter’s life, including his Navy career and the work he and Rosalynn have done since leaving the White House. The replica of the Oval Office is a must see. Tickets: adults $8; seniors, students and military $6, ages 16 and under free. Open daily. 441 Freedom Pkwy. NE, Midtown, 404.865.7100. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov. MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE & MUSEUMCL003657 The restored home of “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell showcases furniture, letters and memorabilia from Mitchell’s life. Tours M-Sa 10 am-5:30 pm, Su noon5:30 pm. Adults $13, seniors and students $10, children 4-12 $8.50. 990 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.249.7015. www.margaretmitchellhouse.com. WORLD OF COCA-COLACL005914 Explore the story of the world’s bestknown brand. Visitors will see a functioning bottling line, watch a 4-D

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NEIGHBORHOODS H DECATURCL00591 A destination for foodies, fashionistas and families, Decatur offers nearly 200 shops, restaurants and galleries in its four square miles. Festivals and free concerts are held year-round in the historic square. www.decaturga.com.

RECREATION INSIDE CNN STUDIO TOURCL005186 Step inside the world of 24-hour news at CNN’s global headquarters. Tours depart every 10 minutes. Tickets: adults $16, seniors and students $15, ages 4-12 $13; VIP tour $35; Morning Express tour $49. 9 am-5 pm (daily). One CNN Center, Downtown, 404.827.2300. www.cnn.com/tour.

Wild Animal Safari has over 65 different species, adding up to over 650 Animals! Find out about the various creatures you will be able to see on your adventure throughout the wild animal park. You can choose to take on our Wild Animal Safari from the comfort of your own vehicle or you can choose to take the complimentary bus tour that is led by an Animal Safari tour guide. Buy Your Online Discount Tickets Today, Use Them Tomorrow. 1300 Oak Grove Road • Pine Mountain, GA 31822 • 706.663.8744

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H PORSCHE DRIVING EXPERIENCE This center is the first of its kind in North America. The 27-acre complex features a massive test track, off-road courses, a driving simulator and a fine-dining restaurant. Two-hour test drives range from $300-$600, depending on the model chosen. Drive one of 13 models, including the Macan S, Boxter GTS, and even the 911 GT3. One Porsche Drive, College Park, 888.204.7474. www.porschedriving.com.

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIACL0051864 The theme park features 14 thrilling rides, plus family friendly rides, shows and attractions. Also on-site is a water park, Hurricane Harbor. Open daily. Adults $59.99, children under 48” $39.99, 2 and under free; one-day parking $20. 275 Riverside Pkwy., Austell, 770.739.3400. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia. H SKYVIEWCL004245 The 20-story Ferris wheel takes passengers on a 15-minute ride up and over the city. At night, the ride shines with millions of LED lights. Open daily. Tickets: adults $13.50, seniors and military $12.15, ages 3-12 $8.50, plus tax. VIP $50 per person. 168 Luckie St. NW, Downtown, 678.949.9023. www.skyviewatlanta.com.

TICKETS & TOURS H ATL-CRUZERSCL005217 Explore Atlanta’s living history on an electric car that holds up to five or on your own Segway with this superb tour company. Electric car tours (90 minutes): adults $29; seniors $27; ages 8-17 $15. Segway tours (2.5 hours): $59. Check schedule online. 160 Ted Turner Drive NW, Downtown, 404.492.7009. www.atlcruzers.com. H ATLANTA FOOD WALKS This fascinating, 3.5-hour Southern food tour includes plenty of sightseeing along the two-mile walking route. Sample dishes from Paschal’s, Smoke Ring, Arden’s Garden, Just

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H ATLANTA MOVIE TOURSCL005217 Trace the footsteps of characters from movies and TV shows filmed in Atlanta. Tours include the Big Zombie (I and II), Victory, Atlanta Film Sites and “Gone With the Wind” Tours. Check website for schedule and availability. Tickets $65. 327 Nelson St. SW, Castleberry Hill, 855.255.3456. www.atlantamovietours.com. BICYCLE TOURS OF ATLANTA Hop on these fun, informative threehour tours to view the sights, scenery and history of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods. Bikes, helmets and water provided. Tickets: $49-$59. Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave., Old Fourth Ward, 404.273.2558. www.biketoursatl.com. H THE PEACHTREE TROLLEY Explore Atlanta on this 90-minute tour aboard a climate-controlled trolley. Next to Centennial Olympic Park, tours visit must-see attractions while an expert docent recounts the city’s history. Tickets: adults $30, seniors and students $28, ages 4-12 $15, ages 3 and under free. Tours offered Tu-Sa. Hilton Garden Inn, 275 Baker St., Downtown, 770.425.1006. www.thepeachtreetrolley.com.

TRANSPORTATION H ATLANTA STREETCAR Atlanta’s modern, electric streetcars traverse a 2.7-mile route with 12 stops

downtown, bringing passengers within steps of can’t-miss attractions, restaurants, nightlife and historic sites. Operates daily. Check website for route map and schedule. Tickets: one-way trip $1, one-day pass $3. 404.546.0311. streetcar.atlantaga.gov. METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY (MARTA)CL00591 Atlanta’s public transportation system serves 38 rail stations and over 90 bus routes. Buses: weekdays 5 am-1:30 am; weekends and holidays 5 am-12:30 am. Trains: weekdays 4:45 am-1 am; weekends and holidays 6 am-1 am. Tickets: one trip $2.50. 404.848.5000. www.itsmarta.com. RELAY BIKE SHARE Rent a bike at one of 13 stations throughout intown Atlanta. Find available bikes by downloading the “Social Bicycles” app or visiting the website. $8 per hour. 678.710.9900. www.relaybikeshare.com.

ADULT CLUBS H THE CHEETAHCL005914 This 40-year-old gentlemen’s club caters to discerning conventioneers, businessmen and locals. The cigar-friendly club offers liquor service, vintage wines, champagne, and imported and domestic beer. Doors open at 11:30 am. Cover: $5 before 7 pm, $12 after 7 pm. Closed Su. 887 Spring St. NW, Midtown, 404.892.3037. www.thecheetah.com.

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Let Atlanta Movie Tours plug you into the local entertainment production scene! All of our guides have worked on set as featured extras and have exclusive stories and access to locations that you won’t experience anywhere else. The Walking Dead, Anchorman 2, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Driving Miss Daisy, Hall Pass, The Fast & The Furious, Flight, The Blind Side, Dumb and Dumber To, Life As We Know it, The Vampire Diaries, Ride Along are just a few of the movies and television shows that have been filmed here in Georgia – with many more currently in production. Get in. Geek out. And discover that Hollywood is closer than you think!

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ATL-CRUZERS Tour Atlanta by Segway! Easy to learn and fun. Segway through the city with one of our local tour guides as they lead you to some of our off the beaten paths and eclectic neighborhoods. Learn the history of the city, stop by some of our favorite hidden eateries and specialty shops for a quick break; simply take in the city known as the Capital of the South! All tours begin with a 15-30 minute training to get you acquainted with the Segway prior to taking off. Check our website for Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off service at select downtown hotels. For 10% off when booking online or by phone PROMO CODE - CRUZERGUESTS

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Where can your child build and launch a rocket? Construct a house? Explore robotics? Climb through the Earth’s core…and so much more? A whole new world of fun and adventure awaits at the NEW Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the city’s premier destination for hands-on, exploratory learning. Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Check website for hours. Price of admission: 14.95. Children under 1 are free All children must be accompanied by an adult; all adults must be accompanied by a child. Taxes not included. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30313

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CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS The Center for Civil and Human Rights is Atlanta’s must-see cultural destination. Award-winning architecture and interactive exhibitions connect the American Civil Rights Movement to the global struggle for Human Rights. Visitors can sit at an interactive lunch counter and experience what heroic protestors braved; stand face-to-face with Human Rights champions and see history through Dr. King’s personal papers. Guests will leave with an understanding of the role they can play in protecting the rights of all people. Named the “Best Museum in Atlanta” by USA Today’s 10Best.com and 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award winner. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30313

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MADISON, GEORGIA It’s no wonder Sherman refused to burn the city of Madison, Georgia, some 150 years ago. A magical southern town just one hour east of Atlanta, Madison was described before the Civil War as “The most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans.” Today, it’s National Register Historic District is the state’s largest collection of 19th century architecture, earning it a place on Budget Travel Magazine’s list as one of the “ World’s Most Beautiful Towns” and Travel Holiday Magazine’s “#1 Small Town in America.” Quaint and cozy B&Bs, shady streets lined with boutiques, and gourmet fine dining set the perfect backdrop for a getaway in Madison. Madison Welcome Center

THE PEACHTREE TROLLEY Hop on board the trolley for a 90-minute, fully-narrated tour of Atlanta. It is simply the best way to see the sights and get acquainted with the city known as The Big Peach, Hotlanta, and The ATL. This tour originates near Centennial Olympic Park and tells the stories and legends of the “Must-Sees” of Atlanta. Trolley tour times are Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tickets available online or at our ticketing kiosk onsite. If purchasing at the kiosk, please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. We accept Visa, MC, Discover, and cash. For a comprehensive listing of our tours, please see www.toursaroundatlanta.com For $5 off your Atlanta tour use coupon code PTT42

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ATL-Cruzers Electric Car Tours has been described by many as “The Best First Thing to do in Atlanta”. We guarantee a 90 minute investment with us at the start of your trip will prepare you for a better stay in the city. Learn about Atlanta’s history, discover many of our best local eateries, all from local tour guides, each of whom, live, work and enjoy many of the areas we explore. Come join us on an exciting journey through the city and see why so many call ATL-Cruzers a must do! Check our website for Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off service at select downtown hotels. For 10% off when booking online or by phone PROMO CODE – CRUZERGUESTS

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Culinary Compass Consider this section your epicurean compass. No matter your location or intended destination, the city’s edible treasures are robust and ripe for the tasting. Whatever your preference, you'll find your perfect bite in Atlanta—whether it’s international fare on Buford Highway, local favorites in Inman Park, culinary icons in Buckhead or buzzing hot spots in Midtown.

10 DEGREES SOUTHCL0051673 South African. Atlanta’s first South African restaurant. Hearty specialties include boerewors sausages, bobotie (ground beef curry topped with savory custard), grilled whole kingklip fish and rack of lamb. D (M-Sa). 4183 Roswell Road, 404.705.8870. www.10degreessouth.com. 1KEPT Eclectic. This laid-back yet swanky restaurant operates a collective kitchen of collaborative chefs who churn out spectacularly fresh and flavorful fare that includes everything from

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salmon crudo to soft chell crab and squid ink linguine. D (daily). 2293 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.254.1973. www.1kept.com. ★ ATLANTA FISH MARKETCL005167 Seafood. This Savannah-style fish house features simple, flavorful seafood specialties. Try the catch of the day charbroiled, blackened, sautéed, fried or steamed. L&D (daily). 265 Pharr Road, Buckhead, 404.262.3165. www.buckheadrestaurants.com. ★ THE BIG KETCH SALTWATER GRILLCL0041923 Seafood. The fish is fresh (sourced through the Clean Fish Alliance), the drinks cold and the vibe laid-back at this local seafood stop. Enjoy dishes lobster rolls and oysters, plus plenty

of non-seafood options. L&D (daily). 3279 Roswell Road NE, Buckhead, 404.474.9508. 1105 Canton St., Roswell, 770.993.5749. www.thebigketch.com. ★ BISTRO NIKOCL00649 French. This Paris-inspired restaurant offers rillettes de saumon, mussels, coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon and other French delights. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.261.6456. www.buckheadrestaurants.com.

BONESCL0051680 Steak. Prime steak and seafood are served in a clubby atmosphere. The

menu includes several cuts of beef, plus lamb, chops, fresh seafood and a variety of delectable side dishes. L (M-F), D (daily). 3130 Piedmont Road, Buckhead, 404.237.2663. www.bonesrestaurant.com. ★ CHOPS LOBSTER BARCL005168 Surf & Turf. Prime-aged beef, seafood, chicken and veal are served at this mission-style favorite. The downstairs Lobster Bar blends Chops’ steaks with seafood items. Lobster Bar open Tu-Sa. L (M-F), D (daily). 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead, 404.262.2675. www.buckheadrestaurants.com. ★ DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSECL007928 Italian. This restaurant gives traditional steakhouse cuisine an

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Italian twist. Enjoy handmade pasta, dry-aged steaks, seafood and more. Indulge in wines from Italy, France and California. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810. www.davios.com. ★ GOLDBERG’S DELI Deli. An Atlanta staple since 1972, Goldberg’s serves up authentic New York-style bagels and deli fare for both dine-in and carryout options. Catering with delivery available. B&L (daily). 4383 Roswell Road, 404.256.3751. 6000 N. Terminal Pkwy, 404.763.8313. www.goldbergbagel.com.

LA GROTTACL005169 Italian. An intimate dining room, top-notch service and award-winning cuisine make this restaurant a local favorite. D (M-Sa). 2637 Peachtree Road NE, 404.231.1368 Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770.395.9925. lagrottaatlanta.com/. MCKINNON’S LOUISIANECL0051697 Cajun & Creole. Specializing in fresh seafood, this Louisiana-style restaurant is known for its good ol’ Southern hospitality, and gutsy Cajun and tamer Creole cuisines. 3209 Maple Drive, 404.237.1313. www.mckinnons.com.

★ GYPSY KITCHEN Spanish. This posh restaurant infuses its Spanish cuisine with Moroccan and Indian flavors. Enjoy shareable snacks, small plates and entrees, craft cocktails and an expansive patio. Music F-Su. D (daily). The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, 404.939.9840. www.gypsykitchenatl.com.

★ NEW YORK PRIMECL005169 Steak. This upscale, award-winning steakhouse focuses on USDA Prime-only meats. An uncomplicated menu, easy-going atmosphere and live music make this stop a cut above. Private and courtyard dining are also available. D (daily). 3424 Peachtree Road, 404.846.0644. www.newyorkprime.com.

★ KYMACL0051694 Greek. Expertly prepared seafood (don’t miss the octopus), mezedakia (appetizers), marinated meat dishes, Greek wines and ouzo are served in this beloved restaurant. D (daily). 3085 Piedmont Road NE, 404.262.0702. www.buckheadrestaurants.com.

★ SMOKEBELLY BBQ Barbecue. From sweet tea to pickled fried okra, pulled pork to collard greens, this BBQ menu is a celebration of all things Southern (and delicious). Live music F&Sa. L&D (daily). 128 East Andrews Drive NW, Buckhead, 404.848.9100. www.smokebellybbq.com.

tled and on-tap libations, New World wines and craft beers. Live music F-Su. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, 404.939.9845. www.thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. ★ THE TAVERN AT PHIPPSCL004376 American. This high-energy bar is the place to see and be seen. Enjoy a cocktail, live music and signature dishes like the Tavern chips or pastrami Reuben at this mainstay, which has a large patio. L&D (daily). Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.814.9640. www.thetavernatphipps.com. ★ TIN CAN OYSTER BAR Oyster Bar. This stop is for the true oyster connoisseur. Indulge in a wide selection of fresh East and West Coast oysters, baked varieties and limited, seasonal selections. D (daily). Town Brookhaven, 705 Town Blvd., 404.228.2806. www.tincanbrookhaven.com. ★ TWIN PEAKSCL004508 American. Dig into a hearty menu (think ribeye pot roast) in a mountain-lodge setting with over 100 HD TVs, a veranda, patio and two bars serving 29-degree draught beer. L&D (daily). Buckhead, 3365 Piedmont Road NE, 404.961.8946. Kennesaw, 2475 George Busbee Pkwy. NW, 678.348.1605. www.twinpeaksrestaurant.com.

UMICL00426 Japanese. From baked lobster tempura to grilled cod, sashimi and traditional rolls, the sleek presentations match the restaurant’s contemporary décor. D (M-Sa). 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.841.0040. www.umiatlanta.com.

DECATUR CAKES & ALECL0040257 Southern. This eclectic spot serves fresh and seasonal fare; check the blackboard for specials and don’t miss the The Bakery at Cakes & Ale serving breakfast, lunch, dessert and coffee. D (Tu-Sa). 155 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA, 404.377.7994. www.cakesandalerestaurant.com. NO. 246CL004175 Italian. The menu includes whole roasted fish, wild mushroom pizza pie, spaghetti with Georgia white shrimp, and charcuterie and cheese plates. L&D (daily). 129 East Ponce de Leon Ave., 678.399.8246. www.no246.com.

DOWNTOWN ★ BRAVES ALL STAR GRILL American. Dig into an all-American menu. The baseball theme is embraced with stadium chairs as bar seating, a batting cage, Braves memorabilia and flatscreen TVs. L&D

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(daily), Br (Sa&Su). 200 Peachtree St., Downtown, 404.205.5257. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (Concourse D), 6000 N Terminal Pkwy., 404.305.8001. www.bravesgrill.com. H MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’SCL0057120 Surf & Turf. The “Fresh List” features 30-plus varieties of fish, oysters, shellfish and other favorites flown in daily and prepared according to your preference. L (M-Sa), D (daily). Downtown (CNN Center), 190 Marietta St., 404.521.1236 Dunwoody, 600 Ashwood Pkwy., 770.399.9900. www.mccormickandschmicks.com.

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H METRO CAFE DINERCL0073580 Diner. This classic diner offers breakfast, salads, soups, melts, international specialties and more—all 11:44 AM from scratch. The downtown location has karaoke nightly. Open 24/7. 229 Peachtree St. NE, Downtown, 404.577.1420 1905 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, 770.879.0101. www.metrocafediner.com. H MORTON’SCL004035 Steak. This steakhouse offers a refined club ambiance and top-notch service. Try the ribeye, jumbo lump crab cake, colossal shrimp Alexander and chocolate cake. D (daily). Suntrust Plaza, 303 Peachtree Center Ave., Downtown, 404.577.4366. www.mortons.com. NIKOLAI’S ROOFCL005712 Continental. For 40 years, Nikolai’s Roof has offered stunning downtown

views and a luxurious menu that draws influence from French and Russian recipes. D (Tu-Sa). Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St., 404.221.6362. www.nikolaisroof.com. H RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSECL0025078 Steak. USDA Prime, aged, corn-fed beef has earned this chain international acclaim reputation. The mouthwatering menu features live Maine lobster, ahi tuna and much more. L&D (daily). Downtown, 267 Marietta St., 404.223.6500. Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road, 404.365.0660. Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985. Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500. www.ruthschris.com. SUN DIAL RESTAURANT, BAR & VIEW ATLANTACL005712 American. On the 71st floor, this tri-level eatery features a revolving restaurant, a revolving bar and a stationary viewing level. Live jazz W&Th. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NE, 404.589.7506. www.sundialrestaurant.com. H TRUVACL00735 Mediterranean. Relax on a plush banquette, enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine (flatbreads, babaganoush, skewers, tapas and fresh-grilled meat and fish) and watch bellydancers perform. Dine on the tree-covered patio, weather permitting. L (M-F), D (daily). 60 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, 404.577.8788. www.truvaatlanta.com.

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DINING H TRADER VIC’SCL0057129 South Pacific. This stalwart South Pacific restaurant in the Hilton Atlanta features a Polynesian theme that carries over into tropical cocktails and a tiki-inspired atmosphere. D (M-Sa). 255 Courtland St., 404.221.6339. www.tradervics.com.

INTOWN BREAD & BUTTERFLY French Bistro. Visit this charming Parisian-style café if noshing on freshly baked goods or dishes like potato and raclette gratin sounds like your cup of tea. No reservations. B&L (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa&Su). 290 Elizabeth St., Inman Park, 678.515.4536. www.bread-and-butterfly.com. CAPE DUTCH South African. Executive Chef Philippe Haddad’s brings a flurry of European influences, while owner Justin Anthony’s South African roots pop up in dishes cooked on the “braai,” or “grill.” D (daily). 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, 404.343.0313. www.capedutchrestaurant.com.

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H DESTACL004158 Ethiopian. Dig into a robust menu of flavorful Ethiopian dishes like tibs and gomen with a side of injera (spongy bread). Dine in or use the drive-through window. L&D (daily). 3086 Briarcliff Road, 404.929.0011. www.destaethiopiankitchen.com.

on trays, stopping by each table to explain and offer the dish. D (Tu-Sa) 924 Garrett St., Ormewood Park, 404.380.1886. www.gunshowatl.com. ONE EARED STAGCL004158 American. This eatery uses fresh ingredients in creative ways. Menu standouts include the pastured duck breast, dumpster salad and roasted tuna collar. Enjoy craft cocktails and a great whiskey list. L&D (daily). 1029 Edgewood Ave, Inman Park, 404.525.4479. www.oneearedstag.com. STAPLEHOUSE Modern American. Chef Ryan Smith’s dishes borderline on molecular gastronomy. American ingredients are transformed with modern techniques and masterful presentation. The bar program is a knockout. D (W-Sa), Br (Su). 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. www.staplehouse.com. H SWEET AUBURN SEAFOOD Seafood. This hotspot in Atlanta’s historic Sweet Auburn District offers mouthwatering dishes like the seafood burger, lobster mac n’ cheese, and their award-winning shrimp and grits. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). Open late Th-Sa. 171 Auburn Ave., Old Fourth Ward, 678.974.5019. www.sweetauburnseafood.com.

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DINING VENKMAN’S Southern. This former soda-bottling plant is now a stellar performance venue and comfort-food restaurant. Live music plays nightly as chef-driven food and killer cocktails flood the menu. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 470.225.6162. www.venkmans.com.

MIDTOWN H ALLUVIACL00571 American. This restaurant inside The Cheetah offers bar bites, a dinner menu featuring steaks and chops, and late-night breakfast and Saturday brunch menus, all with full access to main room entertainment. Must be 21. L&D (M-Sa), Br (Sa). 887 Spring St., 404.892.3037. www.thecheetah.com. EMPIRE STATE SOUTHCL00419836 Southern. Enjoy delectable Southern food at this showtopping restaurant. An extensive cocktail program, coffee bar and bocce court make this one gotta-try-it spot. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. www.empirestatesouth.com. MARY MAC’S TEA ROOMCL005718 Southern. This staple has been serving Southern food since 1945. Dig into classic dishes like grilled liver and onions, country fried steak, and chicken and dumplings. Goodwill Ambassador Jo Carter is famous for greeting each guest with a back rub. L&D (daily). 224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 404.876.1800. www.marymacs.com.

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H OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOMCL0057160 Seafood. The sleek restaurant offers an extensive wine list and seafood flown in daily including steakcut Alaskan halibut and Dover sole. L (M-F), D (daily). 1100 Peachtree St., 404.475.2277. www.theoceanaire.com. H SALTWOOD CHARCUTERIE & BAR New Southern. This chic restaurant offers shareable small plates that feature fresh, local ingredients in an approachable space designed for casual mingling, social gatherings or large catered affairs. B,L&D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404.745.5745. www.saltwoodatlanta.com. H SWEET GEORGIA’S JUKE JOINTCL0041394 Southern. Enjoy live music nightly, savory food and Southern charm. Menu highlights include crispy crawfish tails, pulled pork and jambalaya pasta. D (daily), Br (Su). 200 Peachtree St., 404.230.5853. www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com.

NORTH METRO H IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR Italian. Indulge in decadent Italian cuisine. Pastas are made minutes before being served. Don’t miss the grilled octopus, massive vitello alla parmigiana and pizza di fragole. L (M-F), D (daily). 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.709.2148. www.ilgialloatl.com.

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H CAFÉ VENDÔME French Bakery. This authentic artisanal bakery combines traditional French techniques and stateof-the-art equipment to serve up a delectable variety of pastries and baked goods made from scratch each day. Closed M. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.551.5163. www.cafevendome.com. CANOECL005718 New American. This romantic restaurant offers views of the Chattahoochee River and winding trails. The menu features a strong emphasis on seasonal specialties and game. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Su). 4199 Paces Ferry Road, Vinings, 770.432.2663. www.canoeatl.com. H FUEGOMUNDOCL0000404601 Latin. Enjoy healthy, from-scratch Latin-fusion dishes whether you prefer meat, fish or vegetables. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and Kosher options abound. L (Su-F), D (Sa-Th), Br (Su). 5590 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.256.4330. www.fuegomundo.com. H JOEY D’S OAK ROOMCL005718 Continental. This restaurant is known for its large portions and diverse menu, including a six-tier bar with over 600 brands of spirits. Enjoy New Orleans-style seafood, aged steaks and crowd-pleasing Carnegie Deli corned beef. L&D (daily). 1015 Crowne Point Pkwy., Dunwoody, 770.512.7063. www.joeydsoakroom.com.

H MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSECL0000015785 Steak. For over 20 years, this local steakhouse has offered USDA Prime meats and ultra-fresh seafood. The award-winning wine list and impeccable service round out the experience. L (M-F), D (daily). Park Place, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770.512.8888. www.mckendricks.com.

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WESTSIDE MILLER UNIONCL0000066546 Eclectic. Chef Steven Satterfield's esteemed restaurant features simple, seasonal cuisine in addition to a boutique wine list and handcrafted cocktails. L (Tu-Sa), D (M-Sa). 999 Brady Ave. NW, Westside, 678.733.8550. www.millerunion.com.

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H NUEVO LAREDO CANTINACL0000015795 Mexican. At this colorful restaurant, Mexican chefs prepare authentic specialties like chicken mole, pork tender briskets, chile rellenos, lobster tacos and enchiladas. Don’t forget to wash it all down with an enormous margarita. L&D (daily). 1495 Chattahoochee Ave., Westside, 404.352.9009. www.nuevolaredocantina.com. H WEST EGG CAFÉCL0000015799 American. Dig into one of the city’s best breakfasts. Here, Southern comfort classics are served in an energetic environment. Or grab a bite to-go from the walk-up coffee and bakery counter. B&L (daily), Br (Sa&Su). 1100 Howell Mill Road, 404.872.3973. www.westeggcafe.com.

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ALLUVIA Alluvia at The Cheetah has earned accolades from Atlanta’s culinary media and is a favorite destination for many guests of The Cheetah. The restaurant is located inside The Cheetah, next to main stage; guests enjoy full-service fine dining and one of the best views in the house. Alluvia offers fine and casual dining from lunch through late night. The menu includes Prime steaks and chops, elegant entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts and is available throughout the Cheetah, Monday - Saturday, until 2:00 am. Breakfast is served late night after 11:00 pm. Must be 21 with photo ID. Cheetah Lounge Midtown Spring at 8th

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MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE For over 25 years, Agatha’s has been entertaining Atlanta with its unique, original and hilarious murder mysteries. We’ve been featured on various TV shows and our actors are some of the funniest and most talented in the Southeast. Great for an evening of fun with friends and family or for corporate team building! We serve a 5 course meal every night, with a choice of 5 entrees, soup, salad, appetizers and dessert! Dress is Dinner Casual and the evening lasts approximately 3 hours. We also offer a full bar, stocked with everyone’s favorites for specialty cocktails and mixed drinks. Agatha’s is also available for luncheons, private shows and offsite events. 161 Peachtree Center Ave (On the corner of Peachtree Center Ave & Andrew Young International Blvd) Atlanta, GA 30303

404.584.2255 www.agathas.com

DESTA ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN Desta Ethiopian Kitchen is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in Atlanta! Conveniently located at the corner of Briarcliff and Clairmont Road, Desta has been serving up their finest cuisine to fans for over a decade. Many consider it to be Atlanta’s finest and most authentic Ethiopian dining experience. Fusing Ethiopian culture and traditional dishes with modern business tactics, this restaurant is truly a unique neighborhood eatery not to be missed. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike are sure to enjoy Desta’s rich and diverse offerings. Open Sun-Thurs, 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-12am. 3086 Briarcliff Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30329

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NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA Zagat named Nuevo Laredo Cantina as one of the top 10 Mexican Restaurants in the United States. Atlanta Magazines have awarded this restaurant “Best of Atlanta” every year since they opened in 1992. The restaurant features ‘home cooked’ Mexican food and salsa that ends your search. Some of their specialties include: Chicken Mole, Tender Beef Brisket, the best Chile Rellenos, as well as Lobster Tacos and Enchiladas. Nuevo Laredo will show you why Texans & Southern Californians say “We finally found a great Mexican Restaurant in Atlanta!” Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-11PM, Sun Noon-9:30PM. 1495 Chattahoochee Ave Atlanta, GA 30318

404.352.9009

www.nuevolaredocantina.com

TWIN PEAKS

EATS. DRINKS. SCENIC VIEWS. Twin Peaks restaurant is your mountain lodge getaway. Guests enjoy the state-of-the-art TV package, showing every game on 100 HDTVs; an open-air patio complete with a fire pit; and two full-service bars boasting a wide variety of bourbons and tequilas as well as 32 beers on tap, served at a teeth-chattering 29 degrees. Twin Peaks madefrom-scratch menu features American favorites, like the slow-roasted Pot Roast and Twin Peaks classics, such as the tempting Hangover Burger. Open from 11 AM – midnight during the week and 11 AM -- 2 AM on Thursday - Saturday. Buckhead: 3365 Piedmont Rd. NE Atlanta, GA 30305

404.961.8946 www.Facebook.com/TwinPeaksBuckhead www.twinpeaksrestuarant.com

SWEET AUBURN SEAFOOD The perfect stop for fantastic food and live entertainment, located on Historic Auburn Avenue in Downtown Atlanta! Featuring an impeccable ambiance, Sweet Auburn Seafood provides great service in a warm and inviting atmosphere fit for family, friends and any occasion. Our menu features locally fresh, expertly prepared seafood and includes mouthwatering items like Shrimp & Grits, Seafood Burger, and Georgia Mountain Trout. Relax at our bar or in our lounge to live bands playing Wednesday through Sunday nights. Our private dining room is the perfect space to host your special gathering. Come join us for Lunch, Dinner and/or Saturday and Sunday brunch. We are Stop #7 on the Atlanta Streetcar Line. The Historic Sweet Auburn District 171 Auburn Ave, Suite P, Atlanta, GA 30303

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Award-winning Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is the culmination of a deep history of music, food, drink and socializing in the South. Located in the former Macy’s building in the heart of downtown Atlanta at the iconic 200 Peachtree address, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint brings the city a place to relax while enjoying live entertainment and exceptional Southern cuisine. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint represents diverse culture, featuring live performances across all genres of music and popular hits throughout American History, makes Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint a staple in Atlanta’s downtown restaurant scene, where the allure of traditional juke joints is showcased in the restaurant’s design. A must try -- Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint represents the best in Atlanta’s dining entertainment experience in downtown Atlanta.

A unique local favorite! Perfect for meat-lovers, vegetarians & health-conscious consumers. Fromscratch Tapas, Soups, Wood-Grilled Entrees and Premium Skewers, Chimichurri, Great Burgers, Latin Sides & more, in an Upscale-Casual Environment. Colombian Jewish born Executive Chef/Owner, Masha Hleap, brings authentic and delicious Latin fusion cuisine from South & Central America, the Caribbean and Spain. Many Gluten-Free, Grass Fed Beef, Vegan & Kid-Friendly selections. 100% DairyFree & Certified Kosher (AKC). “FuegoMundo is one of the city’s best kept secrets, with something for everyone”-Star94FM. Join us for Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch; Catering & ToGo available. HOURS: Sun-Thurs 11AM-9PM, Fri 11AM-3PM, Sat Nights w/ Live Music (seasonal): 7:30PM-10:00PM.

200 Peachtree Street, Suite L05, Atlanta, GA 30303

404-230-JUKE

www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com

The Prado Center 5590 Roswell Rd #120 Sandy Springs, GA 30342

404-256-4330

www.fuegomundo.com

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations. As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes. A distinctive feature of our restaurant is our beautiful bar area that offers you a comfortable environment from which to enjoy a wide variety of wines, beers, classic drinks and trendy cocktails. Be sure to stop by and enjoy our award winning bar food during our Happy Hours. Every item on the menu is appealing and the prices are equally attractive! 600 Ashwood Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30338

770.399.9900 190 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

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ADVERTISER INDEX ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery ...................79 ATL-Cruzers.......................................... 67-69 Atlanta Botanical Garden ....................... 64 Atlanta Food Walks...................................67 Atlanta Movie Tours ..................................67 Atlanta Streetcar....................................... C3 Blue Ridge Mountains.............................. 66 Center for Civil and Human Rights ...... 68 The Cheetah ................................................82 The Children’s Museum of Atlanta ....... 68 City of Decatur ...........................................52 College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-A Fan Experience ..................... 63 Fernbank Museum of Natural History ...27 Georgia Aquarium ....................................2,3 Madison, Georgia ...................................... 69 The Peachtree Trolley .............................. 69 Porsche Driving Experience ...........C2,1,46 Serenbe ........................................................ 19 SkyView Atlanta ........................................ 65 Wild Animal Safari.................................... 64

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DINING Alluvia ...........................................................79 Atlanta Fish Market ...................................75 Bistro Niko ...................................................75 Braves All-Star Grill ...................................77 Buckhead Diner ..........................................75 Café Vendôme ........................................... 48 The Canteen Micro Food Hall .................73 Chops Lobster Bar.....................................75 Corner Cafe .................................................75 Cuts Steakhouse ..........................................5 Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse ....25 Desta Ethiopian Kitchen ..........................79 Fred’s Meat & Bread..................................73 FuegoMundo ............................................... 81 The General Muir........................................73 Gypsy Kitchen.............................................74 il Giallo Osteria & Bar ...............................77 Kyma .............................................................75 McCormick & Schmick’s ........................... 81 McKendrick’s Steak House ......................78 Metro Cafe Diner..........................................4 Morton’s The Steakhouse ........................72 New York Prime............................................6 Nuevo Laredo Cantina ............................. 80 The Oceanaire Seafood Room ...............72 Pricci .............................................................75 Ruth’s Chris Steak House ......................... 10 Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar....................76 Sweet Auburn Seafood ........................... 80 Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint ..................... 81 Teela Taqueria............................................. 18 TGM Bread ...................................................73 The Tavern at Phipps ..................................6 Tin Can Oyster Bar .................................... 18 Tin Lizzy’s Cantina.....................................74 Trader Vic’s....................................................7 Truva ...............................................................4 Twin Peaks.................................................. 80 West Egg Cafe............................................73 Yalla!..............................................................73

SHOPPING 14th Street Antiques & Modern Home... 11 Aimée Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery .....52 Atlantic Station ......................................... 59 Beverly Bremer Silver Shop ................... 54 Blue Ridge Railway .................................. 66 Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts......................55 Brown & Co. Jewelers ..............................C4 Carré d’artistes .......................................... 49

Gypsy + Magnolia ......................................53 H. Stockton .................................................. 16 Labels Resale Boutique........................... 54 Maurice Chandelier......................................9 Mercier Orchards ...................................... 66 The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta .............. 15 Pandora ........................................................ 21 PerSé .............................................................58 Ponce City Market ..................................... 13

Richters of Atlanta ................................... 54 Sabot.............................................................58 The Shops Buckhead Atlanta ................. 17 Topaz Gallery ............................................. 54 Westside Provisions District .....................8 Y Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery ..............................................47

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SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY, THE SOLERI BRIDGE AND PLAZA AT THE THE BIGGEST IDEAS SOMETIMES TAKE THE SMALLEST OF FORMS. TINY DOORS ATL BECAME A CITYSCOTTSDALE WATERFRONT—DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARTIST, ARCHITECT AND PHILOSOPHER PAOLO WIDE SENSATION AFTERAS ITS DOORADEBUTED IN THE KROG STREET TUNNEL. NINE SOLERI—ALSO DOUBLES A FIRST SOLAR6-INCH CALENDAR. SIX-INCH GAP BETWEEN THE SOARING PYLONS ALLOWS A RAY OF LIGHT TO SHINETHESE THROUGH AS PIECES THE EARTH ROTATES. DOORS (AND COUNTING) LATER, TEENY HAVE BECOME GIANT PORTALS OF WHIMSY. 84

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