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SEASONAL STAR

LAKESIDE BLISS

HELLO, SUMMER!

Discover utterly delicious peachy drinks and dishes

Dive into the delights of Lake Lanier

Beat the heat with our pick of chilled-out treats and water fun for everyone.


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6 Where to slurp the coolest of cold delights.

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ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 2 Ask the Expert 3 Calendar 4 One Block 12 Maps 28 Where Next 32 Parting Shot 33 THE GUIDE Dining 15 Shopping 19 Attractions 20 Entertainment 24

So Peachy Keen

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Water, Water Everywhere

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Cooling off in landlocked Atlanta is not as hard as your think. Check out our list of the best spots to beat the heat.

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It’s peach season, and as the state fruit pops up on every menu, we share our favorites.

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ummer fun. Just the words transport us to nippy waters, blue skies, warm days, icy treats and endless outdoor opportunities. That’s true even here in landlocked Atlanta, where the humidity and high temps are matched by a smorgasbord of cool activities and treats. Plus, it’s peach season—talk about double the joy. If you’re ready to dive in, Upping the Cool Factor features seven places that are flush with chilled treats. What’s summer without some water fun? Here in the city, with water features sprinkled around most high foot-traffic attractions, you’re in luck. The Fountain of Rings in downtown Centennial Olympic Park creates quite a splash, not only among children who can be seen frolicking in it but also thanks to the water show that comes on four times a day. If misty sprays from waterfalls and fountains aren’t enough to beat the heat, head for the larger water bodies. There are creeks and lakes nearby, so whether you’re going for outdoor thrills, trails or to bask in the cooler temps that hug the water, there are picturesque beauties to be explored. In fact, we’ve even devoted our One Block feature to the stunner that is Lake Lanier. Since it’s peach season, the fruit is going to crop up on almost every menu. For the discerning, our So Peachy Keen story has our

favorite dishes starring the state fruit. Don’t miss the liveentertainment options in the city—our Calendar leads the way. Splish, splash, sip, slurp, splurge—yay for summer!

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Q: WHAT STOPS SHOULD BE ON EVERY ATLANTA VISITOR’S BUCKET LIST? A: The Margaret Mitchell

House, The World of Coca-Cola and the MLK Historic Site can ONLY be experienced in Atlanta. The Cyclorama is also a must see. In fact, The Atlanta History Center is one of the best all-around attractions you could hope to visit anywhere. Q: WHAT’S THE BEST OFFTHE-BEATEN TRACK THING TO DO IN ATLANTA? A: The Southern Belle

Farms, a pick-yourown produce farm in McDonough, Georgia, is certainly off the beaten track, but it is well worth the trip. Don’t pass up their freshly churned strawberry ice cream.

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Q: WHERE CAN VISITORS FIND PICTURE-WORTHY STREET ART? A: The “Little Door”

underneath the grand marquee at the Fox Theatre is adorable. You will definitely want a picture. Q: WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO TAKE KIDS OF ALL AGES? A: Stone Mountain

Park is a great place for families. It offers fun and games, Southern history and outdoor sporting activities all in the beautiful setting of the spectacular granite mountain. Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION? A: The new Buckhead

location of Ecco is great for a special occasion. My recent birthday dinner there was the best meal I’ve had in eons.

Q: YOUR BEST TIP FOR VISITING THE CITY LIKE A LOCAL? A: Plan your visit to

Atlanta during one of the monthly Scott Antiques Market weekends, or during a scheduled auction at Ahlers & Ogletree auction house on Miami Circle.

EXPERT TIP

Stone Mountain offers fun and games, Southern history and outdoor sporting activities all in one place.

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Put on your cowboy boots and head to the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood for Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour. What better way to spend a summer night than watching the country music superstar, famous for smash hits such as “Play it Again” and “Kick the Dust Up,” perform? Bryan is joined on tour by Cole Swindell of “Chillin’ It” fame and Jon Langston, known for the tune “When it Comes to Loving You.” Be sure to grab your tickets ASAP. www.lukebryan.com

LUKE BRYAN

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ALI WONG

HUGH JACKMAN

NKOTB

July 1 Ali Wong has had audiences rolling in the aisles during her hilarious Milk & Money Tour. The author, actress and stand-up comedian is known for her Netflix specials “Baby Cobra” and “Hard Knock Wife.” Tabernacle, www. tabernacleatl.com

July 3 From starring in musicals to playing a clawed mutant with superpowers, Hugh Jackman has proved he can sing, dance and act. Watch him in action when he brings “The Man. The Music. The Show,” to State Farm Arena. www. statefarmarena.com

July 11 The boys from Boston— Joey, Jordan, Jonathan, Danny and Donny—are “Hangin’ Tough” and ready to rock State Farm Arena on their Mixtape Tour. Special guests include Salt-NPepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. www.statefarmarena.com

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July 12-14 Let your inner-child take control at this event that features games galore— arcade, tabletop, console systems and more. Besides more than 250 arcade games to gawk over, there will also be wrestling and a film festival. Marriott Renaissance Waverly, www.southernfriedgameroomexpo.com ‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’

July 18-Sept. 1 See the Book of Genesis come to life before your eyes at this production, which features music from the composer of “Wicked.”

Aurora Theatre. www. auroratheatre.com JENNIFER LOPEZ

July 22 Fans will want to be “On the Floor” during Jennifer Lopez’s It’s My Party: The Live Celebration Tour. In addition to new hits and well-known classics, concert-goers will be thrilled by performances from Lopez’s “World of Dance” stars. State Farm Arena, www.statefarmarena.com PEACE AND LOVE TOUR

July 23 This celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock features the Paisley Craze Band performing the era’s

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favorite jams. Arrive early for trivia and tie-dye merchandise. Infinite Energy Theater, www.infiniteenergycenter.com

Amanda Seales’ show “Smart, Funny & Black” is a must-see. Tabernacle, www.tabernacleatl.com

THE TRY GUYS: LEGENDS OF THE INTERNET

July 27 Whether you’re in to rock or rap, you’re sure to be entertained during this concert at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. www.blink182.com

July 23 The Try Guys step off the screen and onto the stage. The viral group’s interactive show is sure to entertain. Tabernacle, www.tabernacleatl.com AMANDA SEALES

July 27 Known for her ability to educate audiences on important topics while simultaneously making them keel over in laughter,

BLINK-182 & LIL WAYNE

SHAWN MENDES July 31 Don’t let anything hold you back from attending Shawn Mendes’ tour. He tours in support of his self-titled third album. State Farm Arena, www.statefarmarena.com

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FROSTED DUCK L’ORANGE AT THE PAINTED DUCK

Upping the Cool Factor They don’t call it Hotlanta for nothing! Beating the heat is a must when temperatures soar upwards of 90 degrees. And what better way to do that than with refreshing treats? Whether you fancy ice cream or beverages, there’s no shortage of cold delights in the metro Atlanta area. Here are seven places to get you started. Lia Picard

ICE CREAM AT BUTTER & CREAM With a location in Decatur and on the BeltLine’s Eastside trail, Butter & Cream (www.butterandcream. com) is the place to go for ice cream on a hot summer day. The ice cream is made in small batches and comes in interesting flavors like Honeycomb Forest and Butterscotch Brownie. Besides ice cream, there are milkshakes and baked treats. For an extra cool treat try a refreshing sorbet, like the Grapefruit Campari and Pineapple Beet (they’re also dairy-free, so great for those with restrictions). These can be used to make slushies.

FROSTED DUCK L’ORANGE AT THE PAINTED DUCK Besides being a swanky spot to hang out on the Westside—

where else can you go duckpin bowling?—The Painted Duck (www.thepaintedduckatl.com) has excellent drinks. The standout is the Frosted Duck L’Orange, a frozen concoction of vodka, orange and coconut milk. It’s a tribute to the Varsity’s famous frozen drink, but with a punch.

sodas from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America. Sip your way around the world without ever getting on a plane.

TASTING ROOM AT WORLD OF COCA-COLA Here’s a refreshing treat for the whole family. Head to the World of Coca-Cola (www.worldofcocacola.com), found Downtown, and sip your way around the tasting room. The Freestyle Machines have more than 100 possible different soda combinations. Even cooler than that, though, are the sodas at the geographical stations. There are drink stations featuring WORLD OF COCA-COLA

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FROZEN MARGARITA AT SUPERICA What’s a summertime brunch without a frozen margarita? Get your fix at Superica (www. superica.com), with locations in Buckhead and Krog Street Market. Here you can indulge in a delicious brunch with pancakes and huevos

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FROZEN VIETNAMESE IRISH COFFEE AT BON TON

com), found at the recently opened Marietta Square Market, features Cajun treats including the cool snoball. A fluffy confection of shaved ice topped with a variety of flavored syrups, snoballs are a delightful way to cool off. They’re also Instagrammable, so make sure you have your phones ready to snap away.

The Midtown Vietnamesemeets-Cajun hotspot, Bon Ton (www.bontonatl.com), offers a welcome respite from Atlanta’s heat. Soak in the ’70s inspired decor while sipping on the frozen Vietnamese Irish coffee. The drink, inspired by the New Orleans classic, is a lethal concoction of Jameson, coffee brandy, condensed milk, chicory coffee, cream and nutmeg. Make sure to get some food in your stomach while indulging, the po’boy or crab cake sandwich ought to do the trick.

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Everyone knows that a rainbow umbrella at an event signals Atlanta’s staple treat: King of Pops (www.kingofpops.com). But did you know that the famous pop company has a bar at Ponce City Market? There you’ll find their pops and cocktails. Level up and combine the two: a pop-tail. The Petal Power, for instance, is made with chamomile gin, elderflower, lemon, prosecco, and garnished with a raspberry rosewater pop. It’s ultra-refreshing and will have you ready to face the summer heat again in no time.

rancheros, and then wash them down with a frozen margarita or the frozen slushie of the day. It’s even better when you enjoy it on the patio at the Krog Street Market location.

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So Peachy Keen It’s no surprise that Atlantans go wild during peach season. The juicy stone fruit makes its appearance in late spring and hangs around through the summer. Simply biting into one is delightful, but our city’s bartenders and chefs don’t shy away from getting creative with them, either. Below, we share four of the city’s best peach treats. LIA PICARD

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BREZZA CUCINA’S PEACH PIZZA

You’ll find a Peach Pizza Cucina tasty sweet Brezza In Ponce City Market, and savory chef Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina (brezcombo in zacucina.com) ingeniousthe Shotgun ly incorporates peaches into a summertime pizza. Wedding The pie is topped with turkey peaches, ‘Ndjua salumi, ricotta cheese, thyme and burger. garlic confit and baked in a wood-fired oven. The sweet peaches temper the heat of the spicy salami; the overall package is a pizza that’s not too heavy.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND COCKTAIL

Sweet Auburn BBQ

If you like your peaches in liquid form, head over to Sweet Auburn BBQ (swee-

DOUGHNUT DOLLIES’ BROWN BUTTER PEACH SHORTCAKE

tauburnbbq.com) in Poncey-Highland. The Georgia On My Mind cocktail is a playful blend of bourbon, peach shrub, lemon juice, peach puree and mint. The shrub gives the drink a tangy bite, while the peach puree balances the bourbon’s oaky notes.

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Doughnut Dollies

Anna Gatti, chef-owner of Doughnut Dollies (www.mydoughnutdollies. com), knows her way around dough. The brown butter peach shortcake is a 24-hour brioche doughnut that’s been tossed in sugar and stuffed with brown butter-roasted peaches and whipped

cream to order. It’s like a peach cobbler, but in breakfast form. You can find it at the Marietta shop and soon at the forthcoming West Midtown location.

SHOTGUN WEDDING (TURKEY BURGER)

Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium

At Wade’s in Smyrna (www.wadesofsmyrna. com), a quick drive from The Battery Atlanta, you’ll find a tasty sweet and savory combo in the Shotgun Wedding turkey burger. A juicy turkey patty is topped with provolone, cacio e pepe mayo, red onions and peach chutney.

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LAKE ALLATOONA

Water, Water Everywhere Come summertime, cooling off in landlocked Atlanta might seem like a pipe dream. All is not lost, though. We have scouted the best outdoor spots to get your water fix, and now we’re sharing them with you. Lia Picard

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f you love nothing more than yelling “cannonball” before making a splash, head to one of the city’s public pools. Piedmont Park’s pool is a hot spot through Labor Day. It has four lap lanes, a beach entry and a concession stand. Buying a season pass allows you to have extra access, but day passes are available for a $5 and cover admission fee. Grant Park also has a pool, and is a bit more low key but no less awesome. If you want something swankier, purchase a Sunday Funday pool pass at the W Atlanta-Midtown. The $45 pass includes access to the pool from 1 to 6 pm, a drink and an appetizer. There are also plenty of Instagram-worthy pool floats to lounge on while taking in the cityscape. For kids, and the young at heart, splash pads are a free, fun way to quell those heat waves. And Atlanta has plenty to choose from. Popular splash pads include the Fountain of

Rings in Centennial Park, where water blasts out of Olympic Rings in the heart of the city. Outside the perimeter, families love the splash pad at the Battery Atlanta (how else do you cool off after a Braves victory?). The recently opened Sprayground at Elizabeth Porter Park offers kids the chance to run around in a fenced in area, giving parents peace of mind. Of course, some people can’t resist the call of nature even in the summer. Shooting the Hooch (Chattahoochee River) is a staple of Atlanta summers—it’s a rite of passage to jump in an inner tube and coast down the river. Have something else in mind? Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs (about a 30-minute drive from the city) offers a relatively easy hiking trail that also has access to the creek. It’s not uncommon to go on a weekend and see families, four-legged members included, sprawled out on the rocks and splashing in the water.

North of the city and a little farther out, lakes Allatoona (where Netflix’s “Ozark” is filmed) and Acworth offer relaxing kayak experiences. Bring your own kayak, or check out the rental outfitters in the area. However you get your water fix, remember to stay hydrated and slather on the SPF.

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From an order of shrimp dumplings to a sushi boat for four people, Kenzo Sushi never disappoints. Sidney’s is your go-to for fine dining overlooking the lake. You can come by boat or car to The Twisted Oar.

Main Street Gainesville is a walk of quaint boutiques and second-generation specialty stores. It’s on the National Register of Historic Districts. Discover local and world-renown names such as Von Maur and Michael Kors at the Mall of Georgia.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville has a model-train garden and tons of events. The Legacy Golf Course is a throwback to classically designed courses. Relax on the beach or get your fill of water slides at Margaritaville.

Access a 3.8-mile nature trail at Buford Dam Park. Don Carter State Park offers amenities such as a sandy beach and a fishcleaning station. Olympic Park hosted rowing events in the 1996 Olympics.

 Kenzo Sushi 4977 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 678.288.9050, www.kenzosushibuford.com  Sidney’s Restaurant

 Main Street Gainesville

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 770.945.8787

17 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville, www.gainesville. org/downtown-shopping-1

 The Twisted Oar

 Mall of Georgia

6900 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 678.714.7572, twisted-oar-restaurant.business.site

3333 Buford Drive, Buford., 678.482.8788, www.simon. com/mall/mall-of-georgia

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 Buford Dam Park  Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville 1911

1200 Buford Dam Road, Buford, 770.945.9531

Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, 404.888.4760, atlantabg.org

 Don Carter State Park 5000 North Browning

 Legacy Golf Course

Bridge Road, Gainesville, 678.450.7726

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 678.318.7861

 Margaritaville

 Lake Lanier Olympic Park

7650 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 470.323.3440

3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, 855.536.1996

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MADISON, GA

BAPS MANDIR

Celebrated as Atlanta’s only day spa destination experience for both women and men, the European-style Spa at Chateau Elan has 14 newly-renovated luxurious overnight guest suites and is nestled inside a 35,000 sq ft mansion overlooking a sparkling lake. View current packages and specials online.

Cozy and elegant Bed & Breakfasts, boutiques, and gourmet fine dining set the perfect backdrop for a getaway to Madison. Antiquing, to touring magnificent mansions of the Old South, it is easy to see why Budget Travel Magazine listed them as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Towns.” Visitor Center Open Daily.

The BAPS Mandir is a spectacular cultural, arts and spiritual highlight as one of the largest Hindu places of worship in the U.S. The intricate carvings are worth admiring up close with a prebooked guided tour for groups of ten or more, or simply via portable audio player. Open daily to visitors 9am - 6pm.

100 Rue Charlemagne Braselton, GA 30517 678.425.0900 www.chateauelan.com

One Hour East of Atlanta of I-20, Exit 114 www.VisitMadisonGA.com 706.342.4454

MCDONOUGH, GA

THE BIG HOUSE

Come spend the day in historic downtown McDonough, GA. Beautiful geraniums blanket the downtown square, where you can shop boutiques, enjoy one of our lovely restaurants and ice cream! Bring the whole family!

The Big House is the place where The Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends, and families lived from 1970-1973. It served as the band’s main gathering place in the early years. Today, it houses the largest collection of Allman Brothers memorabilia in the world.

McDonough Hospitality and Tourism 5 Griffin Street, McDonough GA 30253 770.898.3196 VisitMcDonoughGA.com

2321 Vineville Avenue Macon GA 31204 478.741.5551 www.thebighousemuseum.com

460 Rockbridge Rd NW Lilburn, GA 30047 BAPS.org/Atlanta 678.906.BAPS (2277)


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Buckhead BHOJANIC—Indian. Traditional northern Indian food includes parathas, thalis, chaat (popular Indian street food), salads and fresh bread. Takeout, delivery and catering available. L, D (daily). Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, 404.841.8472. www.bhojanic.com BISTRO NIKO—French. This Paris-worthy restaurant is decked out in hand-painted murals and Venetian glass mirrors. The menu offers a variety of delectable French delights. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 3344 Peachtree Road NW, 404.261.6456. www.buckheadrestaurants. com/restaurant/bistro-niko

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE— Italian. Davio’s gives traditional steakhouse cuisine an 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 FLYING BISCUIT CAFÉ— Southern. A local institution known for colorful interiors, all-day breakfasts, vegetarian entrees, creamy dreamy grits, and, of course, plenty of fluffy biscuits. B, L (daily). Terminus Building, 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.477.0013; 705 Town Blvd.,

Ste. R-480, Brookhaven, 404.963.7744. www.flyingbiscuit.com KYMA—Greek. Expertly prepared seafood (don’t miss the exceptional 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/restaurant/kyma SOUTHERN ART AND BOURBON BAR—Southern. Indulge in an artisan hamand-charcuterie bar, a vintage “pie table,” Southern fare and small-batch bourbons you won’t find anywhere else in the city. B, D (daily), L (M- Sa), Br (Su). Bourbon Bar open late (daily). InterContinental Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404.946.9070. www.southernart.com UMI—Japanese. This modern Japanese menu has fresh and quality as its

foundation. From baked lobster tempura to grilled cod, sashimi and traditional rolls, the sleek presentations match the restaurant’s contemporary decor. D (M-Sa). 3050 Peachtree Road NW, 404.841.0040. www.umiatlanta.com WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE—American. Enjoy artful takes on Southern farm-to-table fare, a patio and an expansive bar. L (Tu-F), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). 1820 Peachtree Road, 404.809.3561. www. watershedrestaurant.com YUMBII—Fusion. Visit the brick-and-mortar location of Atlanta’s first food truck. Enjoy super-fresh Mexican-Asian fare, including rib-eye beef tacos, pulled-pork burritos, chicken quesadillas and rice bowls. Don’t miss the sesame fries with chipotle ketchup. L, D (daily). 1927 Peachtree Road NE, 404.975.3444. www.yumbii.com

The landmark Silver Skillet, has been a favorite of Native Atlantans since it opened in 1956. Long the meeting place for politicians, celebrities and movie stars, the Silver Skillet is one of the few establishments left that offers a genuine Southern breakfast of country ham, homemade biscuits and red-eye gravy. Lunch time is another feast featuring traditional vegetable dishes such as black-eyed peas, fried okra, friend green tomatoes and homemade cobblers. See us on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” by clicking on the Gallery page on our website.

Mon-Fri: Breakfast and lunch Sat-Sun: Breakfast only 200 14th St NW Atlanta, GA 30318

404.874.1388 www.thesilverskillet.com

No reservations; all major credit cards accepted.

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CHIDO + PADRE’S— Mexican. Chido + Padre’s focuses on Mexico’s fresh,

coastal cuisine and brings to life the spirit of the Baja Peninsula’s vivacious culture. The colorfully revamped space was designed with fiestas in mind. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 128 E. Andrews Drive NW, 404.848.9100. www.chidoandpadres.com

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Decatur/Emory BRUSH SUSHI IZAKAYA —Japanese & Sushi. You won’t just find high-quality sushi at this izakaya-style restaurant, you’ll also find a menu of Japanese-inspired dishes such as grilled squid with chili miso, sake-steamed clams and lobster ramen. D (Tu-Su), Br (Su). 316 Church St., 678.949.9412. www.brushatl.com CHAI PANI—Indian. This restaurant offers authentic Indian street food specialties as diverse as India’s own culture. Enjoy chaat (street snacks), Indian street sandwiches or uttapam (Indian crepes) and thalis (regional entrees). L, D (daily). 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 404.378.4030. www.chaipanidecatur.net

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DESTA ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN—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.desta ethiopiankitchen.com THE GENERAL MUIR—Deli. This tribute to the classic Jewish New York deli offers favorites such as chopped liver, matzoh ball soup, boiled bagels with smoked tuna salad, lox and more. B, L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su), Deli (daily). Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place, 678.927.9131. www.thegeneralmuir.com THE IBERIAN PIG—Spanish. This cozy restaurant’s menu includes artisan-crafted, handshaved meats and cheeses, plus traditional Spanish offerings, tapas, tacos, flatbreads and more. D (daily). 121 Sycamore St., 404.371.8800. www.iberianpigatl.com KIMBALL HOUSE—New American. This train depot-turned-restaurant offers farm-to-table food, craft drinks

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and one of the city’s best oyster bars in an industrial-chic setting. D (daily). 303 E. Howard Ave., 404.378.3502. www.kimball-house.com LEON’S FULL SERVICE— Eclectic. Here, you’ll find a smorgasbord of unique foods, including a variety of sauces for its pub frites. Inventive cocktails pair perfectly with Lug Nuts (seasoned mixed nuts of the day). L (T-Su), D (daily). 131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 404.687.0500. www.leonsfullservice.com REVIVAL—Southern. Enter through what looks like grandma’s living room to enjoy a menu that reinvents Southern staples. Order family style or individually. D (W-Su), Br (Su). 129 Church St., 470.225.6770. www.revivaldecatur.com REVOLUTION DOUGHNUTS—Bakery/ Cafe. Dig into these melt-inyour-mouth donuts in flavors like vanilla bean, caramel bacon and chocolate. Then, wash it down with a steaming cup of organic, fair-trade coffee. Open daily. 908 W. College Ave., 678.927.9920; 745 Edgewood Ave., 404.549.2699. www.revolutiondoughnuts.com VICTORY SANDWICH BAR —Sandwiches. It’s hard to beat the bites at this hip hangout. Everything on the menu, from clever sandwiches to craft cocktails and a boozy Coke slushie, is less than $10. L, D (daily). Open late. 340 Church St., 404.377.9300; 913 Bernina Ave. NE, 404.963.1742. www.vicsandwich.com

Downtown ALMA COCINA— Southwestern. This restaurant combines fresh ingredients and traditional Mexican influences with other Latin-American flavors. Alma also features unique tequila selections and a host of Latin-influenced craft cock-

tails. L (M-F), D (daily). 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662. www.alma-atlanta.com AMALFI PIZZA—Pizza. Enjoy delectable Neapolitanstyle pizzas that stay true to regional Italian traditions. Fresh ingredients top the thin-crust pies. The menu also includes calzones, salads, bruschetta, meatballs and more. L, D (daily). 17 Andrew Young International Blvd., Second Floor, 404.228.7528. www.amalfipizzaatl.com DER BIERGARTEN— German. Enjoy a true taste of German culture, cuisine, decor and festivities. The menu features such classic dishes as wiener schnitzel, schweinshaxe and sauerbraten, plus authentic sausages and great German beers. L (Sa-Su), D (daily). 300 Marietta St. NW, 404.521.2728. www.derbiergarten.com SUN DIAL RESTAURANT, BAR & VIEW—American. A glass elevator takes you up 71 stories to a tri-level dining complex featuring a restaurant, bar and viewing level. Live jazz W-Th from 7-11 pm. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NE, 404.589.7506. www.sundialrestaurant.com SWEET GEORGIA’S JUKE JOINT—Southern. Enjoy live music nightly, savory food and Southern charm. Menu highlights include from-scratch crispy crawfish tails and housesmoked meats. D (daily), Br (Su). 200 Peachtree St., 404.230.5853. www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint. com TRADER VIC’S—South Pacific. This stalwart South Pacific restaurant in the Hilton Atlanta features a Polynesian theme that carries over into tropical cocktails and a Tikiinspired atmosphere. D (Tu-Sa). 255 Courtland St., 404.221.6339. www.tradervics.com

Intown BARCELONA WINE BAR & RESTAURANT—Spanish & Tapas. Enjoy Spanish tapas, like croquetas or pulpo Gallego, and large plates like traditional seafood paella. Open late daily. D (daily), Br (Sa, Su). 240 N. Highland Ave., Inman Park, 404.589.1010; Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Road, 404.872.8000. www.barcelonawinebar.com/atlanta.htm BREAD & BUTTERFLY— French Bistro. Visit this charming, Parisian-style cafe if noshing on freshly baked goods or dishes like truffled penne au gratin sounds like your cup of tea. No reservations. B (M-F), L, D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 290 Elizabeth St., Inman Park, 678.515.4536. www.bread-and-butterfly.com CAPE DUTCH—South African. Executive Chef Philippe Haddad brings a flurry of European influences, while owner Justin Anthony’s South African roots pop up in dishes cooked on the “braai,” Afrikaans for grill. D (Tu-Sa). 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, 404.343.0313. www.capedutch restaurant.com CHAR KOREAN BAR & GRILL—Korean BBQ. At this restaurant with grills nestled in the center of most tables, you can choose beef or pork to grill yourself or opt for a traditional dish such as bibimbap. L (F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.525.2427. www.charatlanta.com GUNSHOW—Eclectic. Dishes and cocktails are presented a la carte to diners at their tables, where they can then choose what to order, creating an unparalleled experience. D (Tu-Sa). 924 Garrett St., Ormewood Park, 404.380.1886. www.gunshowatl.com HIGHLAND BAKERY— Breakfast. This is one of Atlanta’s most famous brunch stops. Aside from a bake shop that churns out larger-than-

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PONCE CITY MARKET— Eclectic. This cultural mecca offers gourmet dining concepts from some of Atlanta’s most acclaimed chefs, including Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani and more. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. www.poncecitymarket.com

HOME GROWN—Southern. This small restaurant is known as a quintessential Southern spot. Menu highlights include a French toast sandwich, chili cheddar home fries and a hot chicken fried steak biscuit. B, L (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 968 Memorial Drive SE, Reynoldstown, 404.222.0455. www.homegrownga.com

STAPLEHOUSE—Modern American. Eat well, do good at this for-profit subsidiary of The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization serving the restaurant community. The bar program is a knockout. D (Tu-Su). 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. www.staplehouse.com SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET—Eclectic. Local vendors, chefs and restaurateurs own the popular stalls at this historic market. Take a food tour through stalls such as Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Arepa Mia and many more. Open daily. 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old

THE VORTEX BAR & GRILL —Burgers. This burger joint is famous (infamous to nutritionists) for its Frankensteinian burgers piled high with unimaginable fixin’s. L, D (daily). Open late. 438 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.688.1828; 878 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.875.1667. www.thevortexatl.com

ping restaurant. An extensive cocktail program, coffee bar and bocce court are highlights. B, L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Su). 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. www.empirestatesouth.com

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R. THOMAS DELUXE GRILL—Eclectic. This 24hour covered patio garden uses high-quality ingredients to make healthy, delicious food. The eclectic interior makes for a unique Atlanta experience. 1812 Peachtree St., 404.881.0246. www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net

CARAVACA MARKET— Eclectic. An ode to Spain, the 6,000-square-foot space includes a “Taste Bar,” plenty of wine, small bites, a bakery, provisions and much more. B, L, D (Tu-Su). 782 Peachtree St., Ste. A and B, 404.565.0580. www.caravacamarket.com

SILVER SKILLET RESTAURANT—Breakfast. Little has changed in 50-plus years at this landmark restaurant. Go for the true Southern breakfasts, fried chicken and awesome homemade pies. No reservations. B (daily), L (M-F). 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. www.thesilverskillet.com

EMPIRE STATE SOUTH —Southern. Dig into elevated Southern fare at this show-stop-

VARUNI NAPOLI—Pizza. These satisfying pies are carefully crafted to represent

AWARD-WINNING NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner in Downtown Atlanta, Amalfi Pizza is a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6000 pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy. The authentic Italian menu offers neopolitan-style pizzas, as well as creative appetizers, fresh salads, pasta dishes and original desserts. Food Network: Named in Best Pizzas in America’s Biggest Cities ZAGAT: Amazing Atlanta Pizza to Try Right Now 17 Andrew Young International Blvd Atlanta, GA 30303 404.228.7528 www.amalfipizzatl.com www.amalfipizzaatl.com Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:00am- 11:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

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KROG STREET MARKET— Eclectic. Built in a 1920s warehouse that is easily accessible from the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, this hip food hall has something for every palate—and sweet tooth. 99 Krog St., Inman Park. www.krogstreetmarket.com

Fourth Ward, 404.659.1665. www.thecurbmarket.com

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life cakes, the breakfast menu serves delicious classics all day. Hours vary by location. 655 Highland Ave. NE, Ste. 10, Old Fourth Ward, 404.586.0772; 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 130, Buckhead, 678.904.2146; 1180 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. C, Midtown, 404.835.3130. www.highlandbakery.com


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PORCH LIGHT LATIN KITCHEN—Latin. Chef Andre Gomez draws on his PuertoRican upbringing to create a sumptuous menu with highlights like plantain empanadas, smashed trifongo and pressed cohiba sandwiches. L (Th-Sa), D (M-Sa). 300 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna, 678.309.9858. www. porchlightlatinkitchen.com

THE ALDEN—New Southern. An ideal blend of modern sophistication and elevated cuisine, The Alden serves fresh, hearty and seasonal menu items curated with the utmost flavor in mind. D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). 5070 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee, 678.395.6982. www.thealdenrestaurant.com

TABLE & MAIN—Southern. A simple, seasonal and Southern dining experience, this Canton Street mainstay is housed in a cozy restored cottage. Enjoy home-style cooking and a well-stocked bourbon bar. D (daily), Br (Su). 1028 Canton St., Roswell, 678.869.5178. www.tableandmain.com

the true flavors of Naples. The dough is made fresh daily with simple ingredients and products from Italy. Hours vary by location. 1540 Monroe Drive NE, Midtown, 404.709.2690; Krog Market, 99 Krog St. NE, 404.500.5550. www.varuni.us

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C. ELLET’S—Steak and Seafood. This modern steakhouse is set just outside SunTrust Park in The Battery Atlanta. A walk-up oyster bar is open for SunTrust Park events. D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 2605 Circle 75 Parkway, 678.996.5344. www.c-ellets.com HEIRLOOM MARKET BBQ —Korean Fusion. Make your way to the counter to order plates of grilled meats, pickled vegetables and an array of side dishes. “Dine-in” tables are standing-room-only on the shaded patio. L, D (Tu-Sa). 2243 Akers Mill Road SE, 770.612.2502. www.heirloommarketbbq.com IL GIALLO OSTERIA & BAR—Italian. Indulge in decadent Italian cuisine, such as freshly made pasta. Don’t miss the grilled octopus and massive vitello alla parmigiana. D (daily). 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.709.2148. www.ilgialloatl. com MUSS & TURNER’S—Deli. Eat in or take out at this deli, which carries a wide assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads and to-go foods. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, 770.434.1114. www.mussandturners.com

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Westside DONETTO—Italian. Inspired by Italy’s Tuscan region and named after the largest Chianina bull recorded in history, Donetto’s concept focuses on heavy meats, a list of homemade pasta and shared plates. D (daily), Br (Su). 976 Brady Ave. NW, 404.445.6867. www.donettoatlanta.com

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MARCEL—Steak. Indulge in USDA Prime steaks complemented by flavorful sides and starters. Satisfy your midnight craving for oysters or a cheeseburger with its latenight menu (F-Sa). L (M-F), D (daily). Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, 404.665.4555. www.marcelatl.com MILLER UNION—Eclectic. This esteemed restaurant is located in a refurbished warehouse once occupied by Miller Union Stockyards. The menu 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 TAQUERIA DEL SOL— Mexican. Offers from-scratch

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SHOPPING Books & Music A CAPPELLA BOOKS Known for its collection of outof-print and rare books, along with used copies of current books and hard-to-find authors. Open daily. 208 Haralson Ave. NE., 404.681.5128. www.acappellabooks.com CRIMINAL RECORDS 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 OXFORD COMICS Fans of manga, anime, Simpsons and Monty Python action figures, graphic novels and comic books will find everything they’re looking for. New titles arrive weekly. Open daily. 2855 Piedmont Road, Buckhead, 404.233.8682. WAX ‘N’ FACTS This beloved store has been selling vinyl records since 1976. Peruse hundreds of new releases and reissues on vinyl and CD. Open daily. 432 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.525.2275. www.waxnfacts.com

Clothing ANN MASHBURN The store showcases the feminine side of the Mashburn style

(husband Sid has a store next door). Favorite looks include shirt dresses, nautical stripes and ballet flats. Open M-Sa. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404.350.7132. www.annmashburn.com

items, this midtown boutique carries unique clothing and accessories fit for your budget. Open daily. Check website for more Atlanta area locations. 3400 Around Lenox Road, Buckhead, 404.816.6221. www.fabrikstyle.com

COCO + MISCHA This bright and airy shop focuses on vintage clothing, handmade jewelry and accessories, found objects and beautiful items for the home and body. Open daily. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward. www.cocoandmischa.com

JUNKMAN’S DAUGHTER Atlanta’s alternative superstore is 10,000 square feet of fashions, accessories, gifts and housewares, plus books, posters and more. Open daily. 464 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.577.3188. www. thejunkmansdaughter.com

DAKOTA J’S Terri Hill’s whimsical VirginiaHighland shop is your home for eclectic fashion, accessories and gifts. Good finds include great jewelry and flowy clothing. Open daily. 1038 N. Highland Ave., VirginiaHighland, 404.870.0690. www.dakotajs.net

LUNA Here, you’ll find ultra-chic clothing, jewelry and accessories. The dress selection is fantastic. Shoppers love Luna’s selection of designer denim. Open daily. 247 Buckhead Ave., Buckhead, 404.233.5344. www.shopluna.com

FAB’RIK Specializing in one-of-a-kind

SID MASHBURN Well-known brands and Sid

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Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, including tacos, soups and chilis, enchiladas, rotisserie chicken and more. A full bar includes margaritas, liquor and bottled beer. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa). 1200 Howell Mill Road NW, 404.352.5811. www.taqueriadelsol.com

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Mashburn’s own line, (which includes belts, footwear, suiting, trousers, shorts and sports shirts) line the walls. Open M-Sa. 1198 Howell Mill Road, West Midtown, 404.350.7135. www.sidmashburn.com SUITSUPPLY This Dutch-based menswear label features dapper jackets, tweeds and trousers made with Italian fabrics, plus a wall of multicolored ties. In-store tailoring is offered. Open daily. 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, Buckhead, 404.800.1143. us.suitsupply.com

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BEVERLY BREMER SILVER SHOP This shop overflows with unusual sterling silver objects, gift items and discontinued flatware patterns. Open M-Sa. 3164 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 800.270.4009. www.beverlybremer.com

Pets CITY DOG MARKET Find organic food; treats and supplements; earth-friendly, non-toxic toys; and products for fun-loving pets at this store. Self-service dog washes, training and obedience classes are also available. Open daily. 4244 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven, 404.816.8050. www.citydogmarket.com INMAN PARK PET WORKS Shop unusual pet products, natural and holistic foods and treats, pet couture and one-ofa-kind leashes and collars here. A full urban dog spa is also on premises at the Inman Park location. Open daily. 914 Austin Ave., Inman Park, 404.522.4544; 99 Krog St., 404.416.2403. www.inmanparkpetworks.com

Shopping Centers/ Districts ATLANTIC STATION A walkable district with a cosmopolitan mix of shopping,

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dining and entertainment experiences including IKEA, 18-screen Regal Cinemas and signature events. Open daily. 1371 Market St. NW, 404.410.4010. www.atlanticstation.com AVALON This walkable development in Alpharetta will enchant you with its open-air layout and events. Those looking to shop will find a variety of stores to choose from, and foodies will be equally satisfied. Open daily. 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, 770.765.1000. www.experienceavalon.com LENOX SQUARE Browse more than 250 retailers on four levels. 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 POINT MALL This Alpharetta mall is home to a mix of retail stores, including the American Girl store, which features the on-site American Girl Bistro. Open daily. 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, 770.740.9273. www.northpointmall.com THE OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA Take advantage of 20- to 70-percent off of nearly 100 brands. Check The Outlet Shoppes’ website for information on amenities offered by its stores and upcoming events. Open daily. 915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock, 678.540.7040. www.theoutletshoppesat atlanta.com PERIMETER MALL More than 100 upscale retailers, a food court, multiple sit-down restaurants and valet parking. Open daily. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770.394.4270. www.perimetermall.com PHIPPS PLAZA This three-level shopping center is home to more than 100 stores. Phipps is also home to a luxurious, 14-screen AMC

Theatre, multiple restaurants and LEGOLAND. Open daily. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.261.7910. www.phippsplaza.com SHOPS AROUND LENOX This outdoor shopping and dining district is conveniently located adjacent to Lenox Square, and features exclusive brands, fitness spots and artisan eateries. 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, Buckhead. www.shopsaroundlenox.com THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA Haute couture shops neighbor upscale restaurants throughout six blocks. The region’s go-to ultra-lux street scene. Open daily. 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.939.9270. www.theshopsbuckhead atlanta.com WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT A former meatpacking district, this is now a hip and industrial shopping destination featuring fantastic restaurants, bars, boutiques and more. Open daily. 1100-1200 Howell Mill Road, Westside. www.westsideprovisions.com

Spas THE SPA AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN This European-style destination spa features luxury overnight guest suites nestled inside a 35,000-square-foot mansion overlooking a lake, forest and emerald lawns. The peaceful ambience and amenities promote absolute serenity. One Haven Harbour Drive, Braselton, 678.425.0900. www.chateauelan.com

ATTRACTIONS Admission/Discount Passes CITYPASS Valid for nine days from first use, CityPASS offers reduced admission to the following attractions: Georgia Aquarium

(expedited entry); World of Coca-Cola; Inside CNN Studio Tour; Zoo Atlanta OR Center for Civil and Human Rights; and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame. Adults $76, children ages 3-12 $62; plus tax. Purchase online or at your first attraction. 888.330.5008. www.citypass.com/atlanta

Art Museums ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY Atlanta Contemporary neither profits from nor collects the art on its walls in an effort to support the genre’s advancement. Open Tu-Su. Free admission. 535 Means St. NW, Midtown, 404.688.1970. www.atlantacontemporary.org CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER Built in 1920 for the oldest son of Coca-Cola Company founder, Asa Candler, this Gothic-tudor mansion is now a community arts center. An upstairs gallery presents changing exhibits. Open M-F. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.872.5338. www.callanwolde.org HIGH MUSEUM OF ART Part of the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta’s go-to art museum has over 15,000 works in its permanent collection. Check website for a full list of exhibitions and events. Open Tu-Su. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.733.4400. www.high.org MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORGIA (MOCA GA) This small museum encompasses 1,300-plus works by Georgia artists. A resource center, library and archives are also on-site. Open Tu-Sa. 75 Bennett St., Buckhead, 404.367.8700. www.mocaga.org MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA (MODA) MODA is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design.

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MODA’s mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design. 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.979.6455. www.museumofdesign.org

Attractions ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY In addition to the track’s big NASCAR weekends, there are local races, fairs, driving schools and more throughout the year. 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, 770.946.4211. www.atlantamotorspeedway. com

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK This 21-acre park is a permanent legacy to the Atlantahosted 1996 Olympic Games. Be sure to stop by the Fountain of the Rings during one of its four showtimes. 265 Luckie St., Downtown, 404.222.7275. www.centennialpark.com CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS The center is home to a museum showcasing hundreds of puppets, including original Muppets from the Jim Henson Foundation. It also offers a wide range of performances. Open Tu-Su. 1404 Spring St. NW, Midtown, 404.873.3391. www.puppet.org GEORGIA AQUARIUM The country’s largest aquarium is home to unique marine life including whale sharks, beluga whales and dolphins. A 4D movie, cafes and gift shop are also on-site. 225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, 404.581.4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org

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BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR TEMPLE This strikingly ornate Hindu temple sits on 29 acres. Its stark-white exterior takes on the colors of the sky, as does its white polished interior. Guided tours available. Open daily. 460 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn, 678.906.2277. www.baps.org/atlanta


GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL This landmark was designed to resemble the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. On the fourth floor, a museum displays exhibits about Georgia’s resources, history and government. Tours available. Free admission. Open M-F. 206 Washington St., Downtown, 404.463.4536. www.libs.uga.edu/capitol museum KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK The site of one of the major confrontations of the Atlanta Campaign, this 2,900-acre park offers more than 18 miles of hiking trails. Park and visitor center open daily. Old US 41 & Stilesboro Road, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, 770.427.4686. www.nps.gov/kemo

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THE KING CENTER The official memorial dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibits illustrate his life and teachings. King’s final resting place, archives and other facilities are also on-site. Free admission. Open daily. 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Sweet Auburn, 404.526.8900. www.thekingcenter.org LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER Enjoy hands-on play areas, a 4D cinema, classes, rides and the MINILAND exhibit, with iconic buildings made out of LEGOs. Open daily. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.848.9252. atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE The restored home of “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell showcases furniture, letters and memorabilia from Mitchell’s life. Tours daily. 979 Crescent Ave. NE, 404.249.7015. www.atlantahistorycenter. com/explore/destinations/ margaret-mitchell-house OAKLAND CEMETERY Atlanta’s oldest public park is home to local luminaries— including Bobby Jones and

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Margaret Mitchell—who are interred alongside Confederate soldiers who died during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Open daily; free admission. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.688.2107. www.oaklandcemetery.com SKYVIEW The 20-story Ferris wheel takes passengers on a 15-minute ride up and over the city. At night, the ride lights up with millions of LED lights. Open daily. 168 Luckie St. NW, Downtown, 678.949.9023. www.skyviewatlanta.com WILD ANIMAL SAFARI This three-and-a-half-mile drive-through a wild animal park features more than 550 animals. Guests can drive through in their own vehicles, rent a van or take a bus tour. Check website for hours. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, 706.663.8744. www. animalsafari.com/Georgia WORLD OF COCA-COLA Explore the story of the world’s best-known brand. Visitors will see a functioning bottling line, watch a 4D movie and taste more than 100 different beverages from around the world. Open daily. Pemberton Place, 121 Baker St., Downtown, 404.676.5151. www.worldofcoca-cola.com ZOO ATLANTA 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. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. www.zooatlanta.org

Museums ANNE FRANK IN THE WORLD Owned by the Anne Frank House and run by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the exhibit includes photos and a film with the only known footage of Frank. Open Tu-Su. Free admission. 5920 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs, 770.206.1558. www.holocaust.georgia.gov

APEX MUSEUM This museum offers a historical look at the black experience in the U.S., and particularly Atlanta. Don’t miss the replica of Yates & Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta’s first blackowned businesses. Closed Su-M. 135 Auburn Ave., Sweet Auburn, 404.523.2739. www.apexmuseum.org ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER The center includes the Atlanta History Museum, the Swan House and the Smith Family Farm, a research center and 33 acres of gardens. Open daily. 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Buckhead, 404.814.4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS This museum includes a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s handwritten manuscripts and personal effects; multisensory American Civil Rights Movement galleries; and a human rights gallery detailing struggles from around the world. Open daily. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Downtown, 678.999.8990. www.civilandhumanrights.org CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA This children’s museum offers hands-on play and exploratory learning for kids. A wonderful toy store is also on-site. Adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa. Hours vary seasonally. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Downtown, 404.659.5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME & CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE This massive attraction offers interactive experiences that honor the pageantry and traditions of college football. Personalize an all-access pass at registration. Open daily. 250 Marietta St. NW, 404.880.4800. www.cfbhall.com DAVID J. SENCER CDC MUSEUM This unique museum features

award-winning exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Open M-F. Free admission. 1600 Clifton Road NE, 404.639.0830. www.cdc.gov/museum FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA VISITORS CENTER AND MONETARY MUSEUM Exhibits cover the history of money and the Federal Reserve’s role in the economy. Visitors can also view the bank’s automated cash processing operations. Guided and self-guided tours available, M-F. Free admission. 1000 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.498.8500. www.frbatlanta.org FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY At Fernbank, you’ll discover immersive, memorable and science-rich experiences. Science, culture and nature films fill its giant screen theater; and WildWoods and Fernbank Forest offer 75 acres of adventure. Open daily. 767 Clifton Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.929.6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org JIMMY CARTER LIBRARY & MUSEUM This museum details President Carter’s life, including his Navy career and the work both he and Rosalynn have done since leaving the White House. The replica of the Oval Office is a must-see. Open daily. 441 Freedom Parkway NE, Midtown, 404.865.7100. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov MARIETTA GONE WITH THE WIND MOVIE MUSEUM: SCARLETT ON THE SQUARE Home to the privately owned collection of Dr. Christopher Sullivan. Featured are artifacts related to the novel and film, including foreign posters, original scripts, artwork and the bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Scarlett. Open M-Sa. 472 Power Springs St., Marietta, 770.794.5576. www.gwtwmarietta.com

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MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM This Emory University museum focuses on art and objects from ancient civilizations. Collections include Egyptian artifacts; Greek and Roman; Ancient America; and works on paper. Open Tu-Su. Tours Su. 571 South Kilgo Circle, 404.727.4282. www.carlos.emory.edu ROBERT C. WILLIAMS AMERICAN MUSEUM OF PAPERMAKING One of the most comprehensive collections of paper and paper-related artifacts in the world, including 2,000 books, watermarks, papers, tools, machines and manuscripts. Open M-F. Free admission. 500 10th St. NW, Midtown, 404.894.7840. paper.gatech.edu

SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM This museum displays 90-plus pieces of retired railway rolling stock, including diesel locomotives, steam locomotives and passenger and private cars. Short rides on a restored caboose are also offered. Hours vary seasonally. 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth, 770.476.2013. www.train-museum.org

Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.

SOUTHERN MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR AND LOCOMOTIVE HISTORY Thousands of Civil War and railroad relics are on display, including a reproduction of a turn-of-the-century locomotive factory and a depiction of the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase. Open daily. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, 770.427.2117. www.southernmuseum.org

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SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASHION + FILM 10,000-square-foot fashion museum is located in and curated by the Savannah College of Art & Design campus in Atlanta. Here, you’ll find rotating exhibits, a fashion conservation lab and a media library. Closed Mondays. 1600 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.253.3132. www.scadfash.org


WREN’S NEST HOUSE MUSEUM Atlanta’s oldest house museum was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, known for the tales of Brer Rabbit in “The Uncle Remus Tales.” Open Sa-Su; storytelling Sa. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, West End, 404.753.7735. www.wrensnest.org

Parks & Nature ARABIA MOUNTAIN This “mountain” is actually a granite monadnock, or an isolated rock hill (much like Stone Mountain). The 2,550-acre area includes lakes and plenty of trails that vary in distance, difficulty and topographic scenery. 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia, 404.998.8384. www.arabiaalliance.org

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ATLANTA BELTLINE Stroll, run, bike or blade the Atlanta BeltLine’s completed trails, and stop along the way to view public art installations, grab a bite on sun-filled patios or lounge in public parks. Download app or check website to find access points. www.beltline.org CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER A nonprofit facility on the Chattahoochee River covering 127 acres of preserved wetlands and woodlands. Enjoy wildlife programs, environmental education, horticulture, walking trails, guided canoe trips and more. Open daily. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770.992.2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org DUNWOODY NATURE CENTER This nature preserve has activities for all ages, including classes and events. Wildlife is abundant and there is a boardwalk that courses through a marshy wetland. Open daily. Free admission. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, 770.394.3322. www.dunwoodynature.org GEORGIA STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES From the Blue Ridge Mountains

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to coastal islands, more than 60 beautiful parks, historic sites, lakes, rivers and coastal beaches invite exploration. 2600 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge, 800.864.7275. www.gastateparks.org LAKE LANIER ISLANDS Lake Lanier Islands resort, located about 45 minutes north of Atlanta, spreads along part of the 38,000-acre lake’s 500plus miles of shoreline. Enjoy horseback rides, ziplining, a golf course, a spa and boat rentals. 7000 Lake Lanier Island Parkway, Buford, 770.945.8787. www.lakelanierislands.com PIEDMONT PARK Considered Atlanta’s Central Park, this 182-acre park is popular with joggers, bicyclists and rollerbladers. Tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields and a dog park are on-site. 1320 Monroe Drive, 404.875.7275. www.piedmontpark.org STONE MOUNTAIN PARK A 3,200-acre park surrounds the world’s largest granite monolith. The park offers trails, golf courses, a skylift, a railroad, miniature golf, campgrounds, a 4D theater and the Lasershow Spectacular. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, 800.401.2407. www.stonemountainpark.com VICTORIA BRYANT STATE PARK Boasting gorgeous scenery along its trails, two small ponds, camping, playground and picnic areas and the Highland Walk Golf Course, this 502-acre state park in the upper Piedmont has something for everyone. Open daily. 1105 Bryant Park Road, Royston, 706.245.6270. www gastate parks.org/VictoriaBryant

Recreation PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER Porsche’s 27-acre complex features a massive test track, off-road courses, a driving simulator and a fine-dining restaurant. One Porsche Drive, 888.204.7474.

www.porschedriving.com/ porsche-experience-center-atlanta SKY ZONE This indoor trampoline park has 32,000 square feet of wallto-wall trampolines. Highlights include 3-D Dodgeball, a foam zone and various programs. 560 Old Peachtree Road NW, Suwanee, 678.745.9900; 1425 Market Blvd., Roswell, 678.745.9900; 1650 Airport Road NW, Kennesaw, 678.426.4400. skyzoneatlanta.com

Regional Attractions THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE The Allman Brothers Band lived in this house from 1970-1973. Today, it pays homage to the legendary band with posters and memorabilia. Open Th-Su. 2321 Vineville Ave., Macon. 478.741.5551. www.thebighousemuseum.org MADISON Stroll along clean streets framed by a myriad of flower beds and picturesque homes. Just a one-hour drive from Atlanta, Madison’s attractions include the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Steffen Thomas Museum of Fine Art, Rogers House and Heritage Hall. Welcome Center, 115 E. Jefferson St., Madison, 706.342.4454. www.visitmadisonga.com MCDONOUGH Established in 1823, this picturesque town is the county seat of Henry County. It was named a “National Main Street City” and “City of Character.” Welcome Center, Five Griffin St., McDonough, 770.898.3196. www.mcdonoughga.org

ENTERTAINMENT Adult Clubs CLERMONT LOUNGE Located in the basement of the Hotel Clermont, this adults-only club may have a curious past but has become a notorious city landmark for its unique atmos-

phere and celebrity sightings. 789 Ponce de Leon Ave., Midtown, 404.874.4783. www.clermontlounge.net OASIS GOODTIME EMPORIUM Northside club with three stages. Open daily. 6363 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., 770.454.8065. www.oasisatl.com PINK PONY A perennial favorite for Creative Loafing’s “Best Strip Club” award. L, D (daily). 1837 Corporate Blvd. NE, 404.634.6396. www.showbars.com

Breweries & Distilleries AMERICAN SPIRIT WHISKEY Atlanta’s only whiskey and brandy distillery uses Scottishstyle twin copper pot stills to craft bourbon, rye and malt whiskeys, plus seasonal brandies. 199 Armour Drive NE, Buckhead, 404.590.2279. www.aswdistillery.com ATLANTA BREWING CO. The longest-operating craft brewery in Georgia serves up a long list of award-winning ales, including flagship beers, seasonal brews and special releases. Start with the “Hoplanta” IPA, and don’t miss the “Hartsfield IPA.” 2323 Defoor Hills Road, 404.355.5558. www.atlantabrewing.com MONDAY NIGHT BREWING The idea for this brewery grew out of a Bible study group that started brewing beer together. Now, it’s one of Atlanta’s most popular breweries. 670 Trabert Ave. NW, Westside, 404.352.7703; 933 Lee St. SW, 404.352.7703. www.monday nightbrewing.com OLD 4TH DISTILLERY After nearly a century, Atlanta got its first legal distillery with the opening of Old 4th Distillery. Copper stills sparkle in the ultra-cozy, beautifully designed space, which produces vodka and gin. 487 Edgewood Ave. SE,

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Marietta, 678.858.2813. www.vikingalchemist.com

PONTOON BREWING Located near the Chattahoochee River, Pontoon believes in a laid-back lifestyle spent on the water with cold beer. 8601 Dunwoody Place, Building 500, Ste. 500, 813.789.2119. www.pontoonbrewing.com RED HARE BREWING Offers year-round varieties, seasonal offerings and a one- off first brewery to adopt a more sustainable can made from recycled aluminum. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd., Marietta, 678.401.0600. www.redharebrewing.com

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STEADY HAND BEER CO. Newcomer Steady Hand has partnered with BRASH coffee to create Imperial Coffee Stout, which boasts an espresso aroma and smooth roast malt character. Open W-Su, the taproom has 24 taps, food trucks, live music and games. 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Ste. F, 404.458.5981. www. steadyhandbeer.com SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY One of the largest craft breweries in the country. Specializing in West Coast-style beers, Sweetwater’s award-winning lineup includes 420 Extra Pale Ale and Goin’ Coastal IPA, plus specialty and seasonal beers. 195 Ottley Drive NE, 404.691.2537. www.sweetwaterbrew.com URBAN TREE CIDERY This family-owned and operated cidery is Atlanta’s first. Visit this cool spot to sample three varieties of cider. All ciders are made on-site, and tours are offered at select times during tasting room hours. 1465 Howell Mill Road NW, 404.855.5546. www.urbantreecidery.com VIKING ALCHEMIST MEADERY A meadery in Metro Atlanta, Viking Alchemist’s varieties range from Solifaction (fermented with honey) to Ethereal (peach). Open Th-Su. 703 Fairgate Road SW, Ste. 301,

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Cocktail Lounges THE BLIND PIG PARLOUR BAR This rustic hotspot pays homage to the Prohibition era by requiring a secret code for entry. Oddities hang on the walls. The craft cocktail and food menus are to-the-point but pack a flavorful punch. 128 E. Andrews Drive NW, Buckhead, 678.705.7697. www.theblindpigparlourbar.com BON TON BOIL HOUSE Known for its VietnameseCreole menu and cheeky cocktails. In the style of the Big Easy, big indulgence is encouraged. Open late. 674 Myrtle St., Midtown, 404.996.6177. www.bontonatl.com PAPER CRANE LOUNGE The upstairs cocktail lounge to the award-winning restaurant Staplehouse. Last call is at close, Tu-Su. 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. www.instagram.com/ papercranelounge RED PHONE BOOTH Dial a secret phone number into the red phone booth to enter this Prohibition-inspired speakeasy. Pillowy leather seating fills the space, which is a whiskey drinker’s dream. The walk-in humidor offers a large cigar selection. 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE, Downtown. www.redphonebooth.com THE S.O.S TIKI BAR Walk through Victory Sandwich Bar and through an inconspicuous door to access this small Tiki temple. Here, you’ll find a menu of Polynesian-inspired cocktails and a limited food menu. Open W-Sa. 340 Church St., Decatur, 404.377.9308. www.sostiki.com

Comedy & Improv

cheap and hysterical entertainment found at this hole-in-thewall comedy lounge. Improv shows Th-Sa. 175 West Wieuca Road NE, Buckhead, 404.277.3071. www.thebase menttheatre.com DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1995, the improv company serves up its hilarious improv and scripted shows in a former church in the historic Old Fourth Ward. 569 Ezzard St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.523.3141. www.dadsgarage.com THE LAUGHING SKULL LOUNGE This 74-seat venue is tucked in the back of the Vortex Bar & Grill in Midtown and is considered the city’s go-to comedy club. Open mic nights, M-W. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.369.1017. www.laughingskulllounge.com UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER As the go-to place for live urban comedy for many years, Uptown has hosted performances from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey and Ricky Smiley—to name a few. 397 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, 404.768.0483. www.uptowncomedy.net WHOLE WORLD IMPROV THEATRE Whole World Improv nonprofit troupe is consistently voted one of the best comedy clubs and improv groups in town. Performances multiple days a week. 1216 Spring St., Midtown, 404.817.7529. www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Live Music Venues CENTER STAGE ATLANTA Consisting of three different stages, Center Stage Atlanta offers all kinds of shows. Guests can sit back at Center Stage Theater, dance at The Loft or drink and mingle at Vinyl. 1374 W. Peachtree St. NW, Midtown, 404.885.1365. www.centerstage-atlanta.com

CITY WINERY A fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, classes and fine dining. Dine in the Barrel Room, no ticket required. A dog menu and pet wines are served on the patio. L, D (daily), Br (Su). Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave., 404.946.3791. www.citywinery.com/atlanta THE DRUNKEN UNICORN Showcasing indie bands from near and far. A full bar is located in the back of the venue. Check website for a music schedule. 736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net FOX THEATRE This 1929 theater is a lavish showplace of Moorish-Egyptian style. Visit website for information on tours, a full schedule and ticket prices. 660 Peachtree St. NE, 404.881.2100. www.foxtheatre.org KAT’S CAFE Head here for live jazz, slam poetry readings, open mic nights and stand-up comedy. A menu and full bar are available. Closed Su-M. 970 Piedmont Ave. NE, Midtown, 404.347.2263. www.katscafeatlanta.com STAR BAR Known for its community rock ‘n’ roll scene, this bar is the place to go to watch Atlanta’s rock talent perform. There’s also a shrine in the front dedicated to Elvis. 437 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.500.4942. www.starbar.net VARIETY PLAYHOUSE 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

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