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the guide

05 Editor’s Itinerary

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A local's perspective on what's essential in Atlanta when you've only got 90 minutes.

DINING

Browse a list of top restaurants, grouped by neighborhoods.

06 Where Calendar Hot Dates This Month The don't-miss festivals and events that people are talking about now.

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SHOPPING

Looking for that locally made souvenir? Look no further.

07 Ask the Expert

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Michael Stevens Insider advice from the chief concierge at Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel.

Take it all in—city sights and historical sites—with worldrenowned attractions, natural wonders, informative tours, and engaging exhibits.

40 Atlanta Your Way Tailored tips for different types of travelers. Mix and match to your heart's content.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

ON THE COVER On the rooftop of Ponce City Market, Skyline Park is perfect for epic playtime with friends and family. ©SKYLINE PARK

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where now 08 All Aboard

Exploring Atlanta with kids? Heed advice from a mom of three, and hop on public transit to explore the city, station by station. BY KATHERINE MICHALAK

10 Spring Fever CONNECT WITH US

Put Atlanta's moniker as "The City in the Trees" to the test with these greenspaces, rooftop amusements and even a party on a farm.

12 The Big Bang READ US ON MAGZTER

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MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS

The Atlanta Science Festival returns for its fifth year, with a packed calendar of programming to inspire.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Let loose at these concerts, breweries and more.

MAPS

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EDITOR’S ITINERARY

COLLEEN ANN MCNALLY

N E W S T O T R AV E L B Y

Cheering for Atlanta United One year ago, Atlanta scored big when it became the home of a new Major League Soccer team. In its inaugural season, Atlanta United FC took the city by storm with excitement—and managed to win quite a few games, too. This month, soccer is back at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 90 MINUTES IN: Growing up in the 'burbs of Atlanta, countless Saturdays were about soccer in my family's house as my parents juggled various games, practices and team dinners for my siblings and me. While playing sports was more hobby than professional pursuit, it wasn't any less awe-inspiring watching the pros play—and that was on TV. Today, I can easily imagine the marvel of being among fans at Mercedes-Benz

Atlanta United Football Club Stadium through the eyes of a child. Still, no ticket is necessary to experience the city's pride when Atlanta's MLS team returns this month. From five-stripe flags and car magnets to street art and face paint, the aptly-named team has united fans of all ages. Whether in the stands, at a tailgate or a sports bar, gather together with family and friends for a Saturday of soccer and making memories.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with these happenings around the city.

DATES

American Craft Council Atlanta Show

For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft, and their efforts span the nation through unique nonprofit shows. Shop craft like you’ve never seen before when more than 225 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists take over Cobb Galleria Centre for three days. All ages can enjoy getting a closer look at the creative processes of top artisans and industry experts at the experiential Let’s Make Inspiration Stations. Hours vary daily. One day passes: $12 in advance online, $13 on-site. www.craftcouncil.org

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Great Things Not to Be Missed

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1 'THEN AND NOW' > UNTIL MARCH 2 Catch the final days of Martha Cooper's street art photography exhibit at THE GALLERY by WISH ATL, the first for the hot new gallery and welcomed addition to the local arts community. www.wishatl.com

ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT RESTAURANT WEEK > MARCH 18-26 Get a deal on a lunch or dinner meal at a dozen restaurants like Louisiana Bistreaux in East Point. www.atldistrict.com

5 SPRING ATLANTA HOME SHOW > MARCH 23-25 The 40th annual home show transforms Cobb Galleria Centre into one-stop shopping expo for home improvement projects, plus a Red Hare Backyard Beer Garden and much more. www.atlantahomeshow.com

3 GEORGIA MARATHON > MARCH 18 Lace up your shoes for Atlanta Track Club's Publix Georgia Marathon, Half and 5K. A free Health & Fitness Expo is held in Omni Hotel at CNN Center. www.atlantatrackclub.org

6 BACONFEST > MARCH 31 Enjoy sizzling bacon, barbecue, bands, games and beer at BaconFest from 1-6 pm to support Dad's Garage Theatre Company. Ages 21 and up. Tickets: $45. www.baconfestatl.com

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4 THE HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA WINE AUCTION > MARCH 21-24 The largest charity wine auction in the country benefiting the arts is celebrating its 26th year with paddle raising, bites from a roster of celebrity chefs led by Jonathan Waxman (Brezza Cucina) and, of course, plenty of wine. www.highmuseumwine.org

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MARCH 16 ST. BALDRICK'S AT FADO BUCKHEAD Join the fight to end childhood cancer between 3-6:30 pm. For 17 years at Fado Irish Pub's Buckhead location, bold volunteers have been shaving their heads and successfully raising funds for research grants. www.stbaldricks.org MARCH 17 ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE Started by the Hibernian Benevolent Society (a Catholic and Protestant fraternal organization) in 1858, this is one of the country’s oldest. The festivities begin at noon on Peachtree Street in Midtown. www.atlantastpats.com MARCH 17 SHARMOCK THE STATION New Politics, The Glorious Sons, Dreamers and The Wrecks! take the Atlantic Station stage. Gates open at 2 pm and music starts at 4 pm. Tickets: $15. www. atlanticstation.com

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MARCH 10 LEPRE*CON For the ninth year in a row, this Spring Break-style party returns to Park Tavern with contests, surprise guests and live music on multiple stages. The mayhem beings at 3 pm and continues late. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets: $10. www.parktavern.com


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Chief Concierge, Hilton Atlanta Downtown Hotel Q: What is something new at Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai’s Roof or Trader Vic’s that you want people to know about? A: Our amazing hotel renovation was completed back in the summer. Nikolai’s Roof just received the AAA 4-Diamond Award for its 28th consecutive year. Lastly, pop into Trader Vic’s for live music every Thursday. Q: What's an attraction that the entire family could get on board with visiting? A: Either the world-famous Georgia Aquarium or the Chick-fil-A Home Office Backstage Tour. Q: Where can you go to show man's best friend some extra attention? A: I always recommend Piedmont Park. They have two separate areas, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs, with a total of 3 acres of play area. I personally take my dog to PetSuites Pet Resort & Spa in Norcross as well. They have an indoor/ outdoor facility, grooming and the staff is amazing. They love what they do and they always remember my dog.

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Q: Name a store with ATL apparel. A: The Fan's Wear Atlanta in Peachtree Center has a lot of Atlanta sports clothing. Q: Where would you go next for a weekend getaway within driving distance? A: Just south of the Georgia/Florida line, just off of Interstate 95, to Amelia Island where you can rest, relax and play golf. Mai Tai at Trader Vic's

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The adventurous traveler’s guide to exploring the ATL

Family fun in Atlanta begins with a playful call of “All Aboard!” All aboard a MARTA train, that is. The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) operates train and bus service throughout the central portion of Atlanta, connecting dynamic attractions and diverse neighborhoods.

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MARTA Madness

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Historically, the city of Atlanta began as a railroad crossing, originally named Terminus, so it makes sense to explore this town by train whenever possible. Pick a station, grab a Breeze Card and download the MARTA app to begin an urban adventure.

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Lenox Square

BUCKHEAD Sophisticated shops, restaurants and hotels populate the Buckhead area and MARTA positions itself right in the middle of the action with a Gold Line stop at Lenox Station and a Red Line stop Buckhead Station. Wander Lenox Mall for supreme shopping of big-name brands (check out the massive Nike store), and snack on deposits from the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM (sweet treats pop right out!) Scoot across the street to Phipps Plaza to reserve a recliner at the AMC Phipps Plaza movie theater, or to immerse into LEGOLAND Discovery Center with 12 different LEGO attractions inside the 30,000 square-foot space including themed rides, construction zones, master-building classes and even a 4D cinema. Downtown

DOWNTOWN A host of lively family attractions cluster near Centennial Olympic Park, founded as part

of the 1996 Olympic Games— also an attraction in warmer months when people gather and kids play in the Fountain of Rings water jets. Take the MARTA Red or Gold Line to the Peachtree Center Station or the Blue or Green Line to CNN Center Station to reach: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, The World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, SkyView Atlanta, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, CNN Center, Philips Arena and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Decatur Square

DECATUR Take the Blue Line headed east and hop off at the Decatur Station. The quaint square and surrounding streets offer a blissful combination of collegetown vibes and family-friendly atmosphere. The community boasts eight parks, including The Wylde Center community garden and part of the Stone Mountain bike trail, a vibrant calendar of festivals and more. Don’t miss Revolution Donuts’ decadent creations, browsing books at Little Shop of Stories, giggling at Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, scoops of local small-batch ice cream heaven at Butter & Cream, chomping down at Grindhouse Killer Burgers or dining at some of the metro area’s most inventive restaurants.

LITTLE FIVE POINTS Tucked north of the Blue/ Green Line’s Inman Park Station stretches a triangle of diverse vendors, cafes, and entertainment venues known as Little Five Points. Relay Bike Share is available at the station to connect visitors to spots revered by locals and visitors alike. Order up a pie at comic book-themed Savage Pizza. Scout deals at vintage stores, take in a performance at Horizon Theatre or ride the Freedom Park PATH Trail. SWEET AUBURN Atlanta proudly honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., native son born and raised in the Sweet Auburn District. Learn more about this national hero by walking in some of his steps. Take the Blue or Green Line to the King Memorial Station and walk north about 15 minutes to reach the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site comprised of Dr. King’s childhood home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church so central to his life and ministry, and his living memorial of The King Center. MIDTOWN Premier cultural attractions cluster right in the middle of the city. Travel to the Red/Gold Line’s Arts Center Station, just steps away from the exhibits at The High Museum of Art, or saunter over to the Center for Puppetry Arts which is the largest nonprofit of its kind in the country. One more stop takes you to the Midtown Station, then walk west to Atlanta’s green jewel of Piedmont Park— over 200 acres of exquisite landscape sparkling with trails, open fields and more Relay Bikes for exploring further afield.

HIDDEN AGENDA

Turn your family outing into an outdoor adventure with some help from Clue Town Books. Created by a local husband and dad, this series of 12 ready-to-solve books encourage taking note of the hidden gems throughout walkable areas of the city. Use landmarks to solve puzzles, and the solutions to each puzzle reveals how to get to the next checkpoint. Hint: each of destination below are accessible by public transit. Find a list of local retailers or shop the full collection of books online at www.cluetownbooks.com. Decatur Square Eclectic restaurants and boutiques juxtapose next to Civil War sites and public art. Solvers of “Clue Town: Downtown Decatur” will walk the area’s charming blocks to see what makes Decatur a destination for foodies and history lovers. STARTING POINT: intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clairemont Avenue PACE: 75 minutes at leisure/ 45 minutes race PRICE: $15 Oakland Cemetery Founded in 1850, Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta and the final resting place of many prominent Atlantans from Bobby Jones to Margaret Mitchell to Maynard Jackson—just to name a few. The gardenlike 48-acre site is located just south of the King Memorial Station. Solvers of “Clue Town: Oakland Cemetery” will tour its brick paths in a respectful scavenger hunt that delivers a eye-opening, cultural experience. STARTING POINT: park entrance located at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive PACE: 60 minutes at leisure/ 35 minutes race PRICE: $15 Little Five Points One of Atlanta’s most iconic neighborhoods is know for favoring the arts, small businesses and a counter-culture attitude. Solvers of this mini-hunt will spend time on the five streets branching from the commercial center and discover shops, restaurants, murals and histoy. STARTING POINT: intersection of Moreland Avenue and Euclid Avenue PACE: 45 minutes at leisure/ 25 minutes race PRICE: $7

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SPRING FLINGS

Soaking Up The Sun

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Skyline Slide

Fun for All Ages

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Come one, come all! Perched on the rooftop of Ponce City Market (the city’s historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building turned hip destination for retail, restaurants and more) is Skyline Park. The rooftop park draws on nostalgic amusements to create timeless fun, from miniature golf to carnival games (think Derby Race, Skee Ball and Ring Toss) and a three-story Skyline Slide. Eats, sweets and libations are available from a walk-up window, or guests can make a reservation at 9 Mile Station Beer Garden to savor the views. Purchase admission and game tickets at the glass ticket booth for the Roof in the courtyard of Ponce City Market. From Skyline Park’s unique vantage point, it’s clear to see why Atlanta has been called “The City in the Trees.” It’s also a good place to plot your next stop for fun in the Hotlanta sun.

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN There is always something sprouting on the lush grounds of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Children’s Garden includes a tree-house area with climbing nets and bridges for little ones to explore, as well as a family restroom. Children can also discover the joys of nature during Garden Playtime, held every Tuesday from 10 am - 12 pm through October. Let wiggles out with music and dancing during Garden Grooves at 10:30 am on Thursdays. SKYVIEW ATLANTA What’s more whimsical than a ferris wheel? SkyView Atlanta, soaring nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park with 42 climate-controlled gondolas offers panoramic views of the city and beyond. SkyView Atlanta is typically open every day of the year. For an enhanced experience, book the VIP gondola boasting Ferrari-style seats, a glass floor and a longer flight time. FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY As the home of the world’s largest dinosaurs and one of the largest

gatherings of urban Piedmont forest in the country, Fernbank not only brings science to life, but makes it fun. Kids go wide-eyed for the outdoor “WildWoods” exhibit, and visitors from ages 1 to 100 are sure to learn something new. SERENBE FARMS Less than an hour south of Atlanta in pastoral Chattahoochee Hills, Serenbe is worth the drive. Kick off the season with Serenbe’s Annual Spring Farm Party on March 24 from 5-8 pm. Enjoy food trucks, beer, live music and kids’ activities, plus a bonfire and s’mores when the sun starts setting. Tickets: $20 (includes beer for adults). HISTORIC BANNING MILLS Want more thrills? Also about an hour from Atlanta, Banning Mills’ Screaming Eagle Zipline earned the Guinness World Book of Records title in 2012 for longest zipline canopy tour. Their team also takes pride in being one of the world’s safest. With five levels to choose from as well as horseback riding, paddle boarding, lodging and more, plan to stay a while.

Little ones can groove, too, at Serenbe’s Spring Farm Party.

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ON THE SCENE

Nerd Alert Founded by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Atlanta Science Festival is now in its fifth year and is making a big bang with a two-week calendar packed with more than 100 engaging events across Metro Atlanta. From trying edible insects to building your own drone, and a Pi Day Extravaganza to an investigation of a mock crime scene, there is something for anyone and any age to enjoy. The grand finale is a free, interactive Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park on March 24. Here’s just a glimpse at what is

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Too Cool Join local treasure High Road Craft Ice Cream on March 10 as they share the science and engineering behind one of Atlanta’s favorite desserts. Located at their Marietta Tasting Room, this “Ice Cream Science” event includes touring the facility to see the chemistry going on behind the scenes, and, of course, getting a taste of their unique creations. The tasting room is open from 10 am-2 pm, and tours take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 1 pm. While you’re there, don’t miss the ice cream chef demo at noon. This event was designed with children, teens and adults in mind, and is free with advance registration. 12 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

Doug Mulford, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Department of Chemistry at Emory University, at a past Exploration Expo

Fun on the Farm KIDS DAY ON THE FARM Come visit a real-life science lab— an organic farm! This scavenger hunt-style event allows ages 5-12 to romp around Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens, located right inside the city. Come prepared to get your hands a little dirty. The fun starts at noon on March 18 and continues until 5 pm. Bonus: There will also be a tasting activity with a local chef. Tickets: $3 (available on-site only). Love is Love Farm is located in Decatur, and free parking is available at

the Donald Trimble Mortuary. FROM ORCHARD TO BARREL As some of the leaders of Atlanta’s craft beer movement, brewmasters at Monday Night Brewing’s The Garage worked with Shades of Green Permaculture to design an organic orchard that produces wild yeast. How do the flavors of the plants and fruits end up in each pint? Learn about the science of sour beers at this adult-only event on March 18 from 1-3 pm. Tickets: $15.

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Atlanta is home to a unique nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and research of amphibians amidst a global population decline. In 2016, The Amphibian Project formed to focus on conserving two of Georgia’s most imperiled species, Gopher Frogs and the Flatwoods Salamanders. Throughout the festival, there are a few opportunities to get to know their staff and their mission better—and even get up close and personal with some amphibians. On March 11 from 2-4:30 pm, guests can visit the Foundation—otherwise closed to the public—and see the conservation collections firsthand. Both the event and on-site parking are free. Want more? Become “citizen scientists” during a City Salamander Stroll from 10-11:30 am on March 7 at Clyde Shepherd Nature Center in Decatur. All ages are invited to attend the nature walk, and smartphones are encouraged for snapping photos and uploading to iNaturalist. On March 18 from 4-6 pm, the Foundation hits the road to Decatur’s Kavarna Coffeehouse for a (completely safe!) live exhibit of Georgia’s most notorious, viper—also know as the Copperhead— and a discussion on the snake’s role in local ecology.

• Since the inaugural

Amphibians, Anyone?

Festival in 2014, Atlanta Science Festival has reached more than 150,000 people.

• A total of 41,000 people attended the 2017 festival’s various events.

• The 2017 Exploration Expo welcomed 19,000 people.

• The festival wouldn’t be possible without the

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• Last year’s festival

included 100 different events at 70 venues.

Taking a closer look… Mark your calendar for these top events: The festival kicks off with its signature launch party at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ferst Center for the Arts on March 9 at 7 pm. This year’s theme “Rise Up, Robots!” shine the spotlight on a droid comedian, a robot musician and an squad of interactive robots. Tickets: $15. The festival line-up includes three events created especially for educators with a focus on strengthening success and leadership in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Touch a human brain, drive an undersea robot, make a pollen map and so much more during the Exploration Expo. Held rain or shine in Piedmont Park, check out the free fun between noon-4 pm.

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Inspiring curiousity in young minds is an important part of Atlanta Science Festival’s mission.

CELEBRATE

Gems of STEM GIVING GIRLS ROLE MODELS IN STEM Join Atlanta Science Festival for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Panelists including a number theorist, web developers and a physics and astronomy expert on black holes—just to name a few— share advice and guidance to girls and young women. The goal is to help the audience to understand the possibilities and impact STEM careers offer. The discussion is moderated by Stephanie Espy, author of “STEM Gems: How 44 Women Shine in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, And How You Can Too!” and founder of MathSP Academic and Test Prep Coaching. The event is held at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School on March 10 from 10-11:30 am. Bonus: you’ll walk away with some STEM Gems swag and a handout of the 44 STEM Gems and careers represented in the book STEM Gems. Copies of Espy’s book will also be available for purchase. Tickets: $5 (parents attending with their children are free). WOMEN & MINORITIES IN STEM Another opportunity to be inspired by the stories of local women and minorities who have paved incredible career paths, this panel discussion features voices from a diverse set of scientific fields and a keynote by Espy. Hear about panelists’ surprises, setbacks and successes—and come prepared to ask questions. This free event is held March 22 from 7-9 pm in Williams Hall at Oxford College, and is recommended for teens and adults. www.atlantasciencefestival.org

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Celebrate Presidents’ Day, every day at the Booth! Explore the Presidential Gallery, featuring a portrait and original hand-signed letter from every U.S. President – Washington through Trump. Only at Booth Museum in Cartersville.

Located on the Clarks Hill Lake, the park has an accessible fishing pier, boat ramps, and plenty of shoreline for anglers and boaters. Spacious campgrounds, lakeside cottages, and walk in tent sites offer plenty of ways to enjoy natures beauty.

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The Old Zion Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the African American community in Marietta. Started by freed slaves in 1866 the church has continued to thrive. Stop by for a free tour.

Ride into history at Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum. Explore historic locomotives and private railroad cars. Ride a restored caboose. Free caboose ride with this ad and paid admission.

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MADISON, GA A magically quaint town and a gem of southern culture, Madison’s National Register Historic District is one of the state’s largest collection of 19th century architecture, earning its place on Budget Travel Magazine’s list as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Towns.”

Visitor Center Open Daily, One Hour East of Atlanta on I-20, Exit 114 www.visitMadisonGA.com 706.342.4454

CHÂTEAU ÉLAN European charm meets Southern hospitality at the most-awarded winery on the East Coast. Located just north of Atlanta, escape to Chateau Elan this Winter and stay three nights for the price of two plus get daily $25 resort credit with our Got2Getaway package. Follow us on social media for giveaways and event announcements!

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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.

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 pre-booked guided tour for groups of ten or more, or simply via portable audio player. Open daily to visitors 9am - 6pm.

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Located in the heart of Marietta, inside the 1845 Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of History showcases the past using ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of the area. Come visit Your Hometown History Hotspot!

Just North of Atlanta, on popular Lake Allatoona, you’ll find this boating and hiking haven. 15 miles of trails, beaches, marina, and fishing await visitors at this beautiful park. Visit for the day or stay longer in rental cottages or secluded campsites.

One Depot Street Marietta, GA 30060 www.MariettaHistory.org 770.794.5710

50 Lodge Road SE Acworth, GA 30102 GaStateParks.org 770.975.4226

Run and play and spend the day at Heritage Park in McDonough, GA. From the 1934 steam engine locomotive, community garden, walking trails, playgrounds and more -- you could easily spend the day in the beautiful outdoor park.

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

MARIETTA - Where more than 3000 soldiers are interred, it is one of the largest Confederate cemeteries. Enjoy a self-guided tour with detailed information on benches located throughout the cemetery. Open daily until sundown. Guided group tours available by advance arrangement.

395 Powder Springs St. Marietta, GA 30064 mariettaconfederatecemetery.org

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THE GUIDE

Dining March Trade Root

Airport CHICKEN + BEER—Southern. Rapper Ludacris

opened this hopping restaurant in the Atlanta airport. The menu pays homage to Southern classics and adds an upscale twist. Try the garlic rosemary tater tots, chicken and pecan waffles, and corn edamame succotash. D (daily). www.chickenandbeer.com. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 6000 N Terminal Pkwy., D5, 404.209.3905. $$ Map1/C9

Buckhead BHOJANIC— Indian. One of Atlanta’s favorite Indian

restaurants. Traditional northern Indian food includes Kathi rolls, parathas, Thalis, chat (popular Indian street food), salads and fresh breads. Takeout, delivery and catering available. L&D (M-Sa). www. bhojanic.com. Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, 404.841.8472. $$ Map2/D6; 569 Asbury Cir, 404.633.9233. Map1/E7 BISTRO NIKO— French. From the talented Buckhead

Restaurant Group, 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). www. buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/bistro-niko. 3344 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.261.6456. $$$ Map2/D6 DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE— Italian. This restaurant gives traditional steak-

There’s a lot more going house cuisine an Italian twist. Enjoy plate. L&D (daily). www.whatsyouron this March. Visit us online: handmade pasta, dry-aged steaks, gusto.com. 1935 Peachtree Road NE, wheretraveler.com seafood and more. Indulge in wines Buckhead, 404.352.4157. $$ Map1/C6; from Italy, France and California. L 782 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Midtown, (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www.davios. 404.330.8114. Map1/D7 com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, KYMA— Greek. Expertly prepared seafood (don’t 404.844.4810. $$$ Map2/E5 miss the exceptional octopus), mezedakia (apFLYING BISCUIT CAFÉ— Southern. Since the first petizers), marinated meat dishes, Greek wines location opened in Candler Park in 1993, Flying Bisand ouzo are served in this beloved restaurant. D cuit has become a local institution known for color(daily). www.buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/ ful interiors, all-day breakfasts, vegetarian entrees, kyma. 3085 Piedmont Road NE, 404.262.0702. creamy dreamy grits, and of course, plenty of fluffy $$$ Map2/D7 biscuits. B, L and D (daily). www.flyingbiscuit.com. LOCAL THREE— Southern. Enjoy a relaxed, loud and Terminus Building, 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Buckdown-to-earth atmosphere and wonderful food. head, 404.477.0013. Map2/D6; 705 Town Boulevard The menu includes playful references to celebrities Suite R-480, Brookhaven, 404.963.7744. Map2/G2; and movies such as a charcuterie platter called Howell Mill Village, 857 Collier Rd NW, Suite “The Notorious P.I.G.” L (M-F), D (M-Sa), Br (Su). 16, Buckhead, 404.816.3152. Buckhead; 1655 www.localthree.com. 3290 Northside Pkwy. NW, McLendon Ave., Candler Park, 404.968.2700. $$ Map1/C6 404.687.8888. Map1/E7; 10995 States Bridge 1KEPT— Eclectic. This laid-back yet swanky resRoad, Johns Creek, 470.719.8700. Map1/F2; 1001 Piedmont Ave., Midtown, 404.874.8887. Map3/D6; taurant doesn’t have an executive chef; rather, a 5270 Peachtree Pkwy., Suite 120, Norcross, collective kitchen of collaborative chefs churns 770.407.5885. Map1/F4; 10779 Alpharetta Hwy., out spectacularly fresh and flavorful fare. Take a Ste. 210, Roswell, 770.594.9522. Map1/D3; seat at the charity counter Tu-Th for a chef-chosen, 5975 Roswell Road, Suite G-25, Sandy Springs, six-course-meal with 100 percent of the bill benefit404.252.1182. Map1/D5 ing a select charity. D (daily). www.1kept.com. 2293 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.254.1973. GUSTO!—American. Former NFL quarterback Nate $$ Map1/D6 Hybl spent 5 years in his kitchen developing the SOUTHERN ART AND BOURBON BAR— Southern. healthful and flavorful recipes that now occupy Chef Art Smith’s restaurant offers an artisan hamthis fast-casual eatery’s menu. Choose your style, and-charcuterie bar, a vintage “pie table” and protein and flavor profile to create your perfect

TABLE TALK The highly anticipated Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters from Chef Robert Phalen (of local favorite One Eared Stag) opened last month in East Lake. 16 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

COURTESY THE WHITLEY ATLANTA BUCKHEAD

Following the rebranding of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead into The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead, the property’s new restaurant opened last month. Led by Executive Chef Mark Suennemann, the menu draws inspiration from global cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Debut dishes include proscuitto flatbread, shakshuka, lemon poached Georgia trout, signature cold-press juices, shareable cocktails and more. Upside-Down Tea is held on Saturday afternoons from 2-6 pm, followed by Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 10 am-2 pm. B, L & D (daily). www.thewhitleyhotel.com. 3434 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.240.7035. Map2/E5


DINING delicious Southern fare. The intimate Bourbon Bar stocks small-batch bourbons you won’t find anywhere else in the city. B, L, D (daily), Br (Su). Open late M-Sa. www.southernart.com. InterContinental Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404.946.9070. $$ Map2/D7 UMI— Japanese. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s 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 décor. D (M-Sa). www.umiatlanta.com. 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead, 404.841.0040. $$$$ Map2/C7 WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE— American. Ross

Jones’ and Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers’ beloved Decatur restaurant was reincarnated in 2012 with a Brookwood Hills location, new name and the uber-creative Chef Zeb Stevenson. Enjoy artful takes on Southern farm-to-table fare, a patio and an expansive bar. L&D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa&Su). www. watershedrestaurant.com. 1820 Peachtree Rd., 404.809.3561. $$ Map1/D6 YUMBII— Fusion. Atlanta’s first food truck now has

a brick-and-mortar location. Enjoy super-fresh Mexican-Asian fare, including rib-eye beef tacos, spicy pulled-pork burritos, chicken quesadillas and rice bowls. Don’t miss the sesame fries with chipotle ketchup. L&D (daily). www.yumbii. com. 1927 Peachtree Road NE, 404.975.3444. $ Map1/C6

Decatur/Emory BRUSH SUSHI IZAKAYA—Japanese & Sushi. You

won’t just find high-quality sushi at this izakayastyle restaurant, you’ll also find a menu of Japanese-inspired dishes like grilled squid with chili miso, sake-steamed clams and lobster ramen. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). www.brushatl.com. 316 Church St., Decatur, 678.949.9412. $$$ Map1/D7 CHAI PANI— Indian. Created by husband-and-wife

team Meherwan and Molly Irani (they also have a location in Asheville, North Carolina), the 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 entrées). Wash it down with mango lassi (a chilled yogurt drink) and be sure to pick up spices and other souvenirs on your way out the door. L&D (Tu-Su). www.chaipanidecatur.net. 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404.378.4030. $$ Map1/D7 DOUBLE ZERO— Italian-American. Located steps

from the Emory University campus, enjoy traditional Neapolitan Pizza, handmade pasta and fresh takes on Italian classics and creative cocktails in a vibrant space from the Castellucci Hospitality Group. D (daily). www.doublezeroatl.com. 1577 North Decatur Road, 404.991.3666. $$ Map1/D7 THE GENERAL MUIR— Deli. This tribute to the clas-

sic Jewish New York deli offers such traditional favorites as chopped liver, matzoh ball soup, Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, boiled bagels with whitefish salad, lox and cream cheese schmears. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su), Deli (daily). www. thegeneralmuir.com. Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place, 678.927.9131. $$ Map1/D7 KIMBALL HOUSE— New American. This train depot-

turned-restaurant offers farm-to-table food, craft drinks and one of the city’s best oyster bars in an industrial-chic setting. The bar serves up absinthe

service, classic cocktails, wine and draft beers. D (daily), Br (Su). www.kimball-house.com. 303 East Howard Ave., Decatur, GA, 404.378.3502. $$$ Map 1/D7 LEON’S FULL SERVICE— Eclectic. At this restaurant

and bar, you’ll find a smorgasbord of unique foods, including 16 different flavors of sauce to accompany the pub frites. The inventive cocktails pair perfectly with the Lug Nuts (seasoned mixed nuts of the day). L (T-Su), D (daily). www.leonsfullservice.com. 131 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Decatur, 404.687.0500. $$ Map1/D7 REVIVAL—Southern. Enter through what looks

like grandma’s living room to enjoy a menu that reinvents Southern staples. Order family style or individually. L (Sa&Su), D (Tu-Th). www.revivaldecatur.com. 129 Church St., Decatur, 470.225.6770. $$ Map1/D7 REVOLUTION DOUGHNUTS— Bakery/Cafe. Dig into

these melt-in-your-mouth donuts in flavors like vanilla bean, caramel bacon and carrot cake. Then, wash it down with a steaming cup of organic, fair-trade coffee. Open daily. www.revolutiondoughnuts.com. 908 W College Ave., Decatur, 678.927.9920. $ Map1/D7; 745 Edgewood Ave., 404.549.2699. THE IBERIAN PIG— Spanish. This cozy restaurant

is the brainchild of fifth-generation restaurateur Federico Castellucci II. The menu includes artisancrafted, hand-shaved meats and cheeses, plus traditional Spanish offerings, tapas, tacos, flatbreads and more. D (daily). www.iberianpigatl.com. 121 Sycamore St., 404.371.8800. $$ Map1/D7 TIN LIZZY’S CANTINA— Mexican. This local favorite

offers gourmet tacos, nachos, soups, build-yourown salads and quesadillas, and skillet dishes served with veggie rice, grilled red peppers, and margarita specials to wash it all down. Catering available. L&D (daily); late-night dining. www. tinlizzyscantina.com. 1540 Avenue Place, Emory Point, 404.537.5355 $ Map1/C7; 1136 Crescent Ave. NE, 404.537.5060 Map3/C5; 415 Memorial Dr. SE, Grant Park, 404.554.8220 Map1/D7; 3639 Piedmont Rd., Buckhead, 404.846.6000 Map2/C5; 121 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, 470.514.1050. Map1/D5; 26 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd. NE, Downtown, 404.671.9450. Map3/H5; 3470 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw, 770.467.3015. Map1/B3 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 boozy Coke slushie, is less than $10 and super tasty. Talk about bang for your buck. Bonus: old movies play on the wall and a game of Ping-Pong is encouraged. L&D (daily). Open late. www.vicsandwich.com. 340 Church Street, 404.377.9300. $ Map1/D7; 913 Bernina Ave. NE, 404.963.1742. Map2/E5

Downtown ALMA COCINA— Southwestern. This restaurant

combines fresh ingredients and traditional Mexican influences with other Latin-American flavors to create a cornucopia of flavor. Alma also features unique tequila selections and a host of Latin-influenced craft cocktails. L (M-F), D (daily). www.alma-atlanta.com. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662. $$ Map3/I5

traditions. Fresh ingredients—like truffles, porcini mushrooms, broccoli rabe and sausage—top the thin-crust pies. The menu also includes calzones, salads, bruschetta, meatballs and more. L&D (daily). www.amalfipizzaatl.com. 17 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd. NE, 2nd Floor, 404.228.7528. $$ Map3/I5 DER BIERGARTEN— German. Enjoy a true taste of

German culture, cuisine, decor and festivities. The menu features such classic dishes as weiner schnitzel, schweinshaxe and sauerbraten, plus authentic sausages and great German beers. L (Sa&Su), D (daily). www.derbiergarten.com. 300 Marietta St. NW, Luckie-Marietta District, 404.521.2728. $$ Map3/H3 LEGAL SEA FOODS— Seafood. The famed Boston

restaurant is known for quality seafood, including traditional fish and chips, red onion jam swordfish, New England clam chowder and Legal lobsters, available by the pound. L&D (daily). www. legalseafoods.com. 275 Baker St., 678.500.3700. $$$ Map3/H3 SUN DIAL RESTAURANT, BAR & VIEW— American. A

glass elevator takes you up 71 stories to a tri-level dining complex, featuring a revolving restaurant, a revolving bar and a stationary viewing level. Live jazz W&Th from 6-11 pm. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). Editor’s note: The rotating feature of the restaurant and lounge are unavailable until further notice. www.sundialrestaurant.com. Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NE, 404.589.7506. $$$ Map3/I5 SWEET GEORGIA’S JUKE JOINT— Southern. Enjoy

live music nightly, savory food and Southern charm. Menu highlights include from-scratch crispy crawfish tails, house-smoked meats and jambalaya pasta. D (daily), Br (Su). www. sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com. 200 Peachtree St., 404.230.5853. $$ Map3/I5 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 tiki-inspired atmosphere. D (M-Sa). www.tradervics.com. 255 Courtland St., 404.221.6339. $$$ Map3/H5

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). www.barcelonawinebar.com/atlanta.htm. 240 N. Highland Ave., Inman Park, 404.589.1010. $$ Map1/D7; Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Road, 404.872.8000. $$ Map1/C7 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, D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.bread-andbutterfly.com. 290 Elizabeth St., Inman Park, 678.515.4536. $$ Map1/D7 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,” Afrikaans for “grill.”This restaurant is a true departure from the everyday. D (daily). D (daily). www.capedutchrestaurant.com. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, 404.343.0313. $$$ Map1/D6

AMALFI PIZZA— Pizza. Enjoy delectable Neapol-

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THE GUIDE CHAR KOREAN BAR & GRILL— Korean BBQ. Here,

“your meat is in your hands” thanks to grills nestled in the center of most tables. Choose beef or pork to GIY (“grill-it-yourself”) or opt for a traditional dish like bibimbap or donkkasu. Complement the meal with soju or a bevvy of other bar offerings. D (daily). www.charatlanta.com. 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.525.2427. $$ Map1/D7

OCTOPUS BAR— New American. This late-night

watering hole opens at 10:30 pm to bring night owls an extraordinary dinner and cocktail menu until 2:30 am. This is an especially popular spot for hospitality industry professionals, who gather here when their shifts are through. D (Tu-Sa). www.octopusbaratl.com. 560 Gresham Ave. SE, East Atlanta, 404.627.9911. $$ Map1/D8

DESTA ETHIOPIAN KITCHEN— Ethiopian. Dig into a

ONE EARED STAG— American. This intimate eatery

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). www.destaethiopiankitchen.com. 3086 Briarcliff Road, 404.929.0011. $ Map1/D6

combines fresh ingredients in creative ways. The bar serves up interesting cocktails and a great whiskey list. L&D (daily). www.oneearedstag.com. 1029 Edgewood Ave, Inman Park, 404.525.4479. $$ Map1/D7

GUNSHOW— Eclectic. Gunshow is the brainchild of

Chef Kevin Gillespie, who earned the love of millions while competing on “Top Chef.” 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) www.gunshowatl.com. 924 Garrett St., Ormewood Park, 404.380.1886. $$ Map1/D7 HAMPTON + HUDSON—American. Dig into delicious

and eclectic comfort foods fit for a laid-back night out or boisterous gathering of friends at this modern-day neighborhood pub. L&D (daily). Open late. www.hamptonandhudson.com. 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.948.2123. $$ Map1/D7 HIGHLAND BAKERY— Breakfast. This is one of

Atlanta’s most famous brunch stops. Aside from a bake shop that churns out larger-than-life cakes, the breakfast menu serves delicious classics all day. Don’t miss the massive peanut butter french toast or cilantro corn pancakes. Check website location hours. www.highlandbakery.com. 655 Highland Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.586.0772. $ Map1/D7; 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 130, Buckhead, 678.904.2146. Map2/D6; 1180 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. C, Midtown, 404.835.3130. Map3/B5 HOME GROWN—Southern. This small restaurant

is known throughout the U.S. as a quintessential Southern spot. Comedians, politicians, celebrities and locals alike agree this is a must for Atlanta’s visitors. Menu highlights include the french toast sandwich, chili cheddar home fries and hot chicken fried steak biscuit. B&L (daily). www.homegrownga. com. 968 Memorial Drive SE, Reynoldstown, 404.222.0455. $ Map1/D7 KROG STREET MARKET— Food Hall. 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. www.krogstreetmarket.com. 99 Krog St., Inman Park, 770.434.2400. $$ Map1/D7 LADYBIRD GROVE & MESS HALL— New American. Located at mile marker 9.25 on the Atlanta

BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, this outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant brings back your best memories of summer camp. Hang out on the expansive patio with a drink from the converted camper , or gather with friends inside on picnic tables for tasty provisions. L&D (Tu-Su). www.ladybirdatlanta.com. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.458.6838. $$ Map1/D7 MUCHACHO— Cafe. This cool-and-casual hangout

borrows style inspiration from the ‘70s, and has something for everyone on the menu. Order at the counter for coffee, tacos, toasts, grain bowls, poke, pastries, cocktails and housemade agua frescas. B&L daily. www.muchachoatl.com. 904 Memorial Drive SE, Reynoldstown, 404.748.9254. $ 18 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

PONCE CITY MARKET— Food Hall. This cultural

mecca offers gourmet dining concepts from some of Atlanta’s most acclaimed chefs, including Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani and more. www.poncecitymarket.com. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. $$ Map1/D7 PROOF BAKESHOP— Bakery. The owners of ac-

claimed restaurant Cakes & Ale helm this bakery. The menu serves up freshly baked croissants, cookies, scones, bread and more, alongside pressed sandwiches, quiches, salads, coffee and tea. Open daily. www.proofbakeshop.com. 100 Hurt St. NE, Inman Park, 678.705.3905. $ Map1/D7 RESTAURANT EUGENE— American. This contem-

porary New American restaurant from perpetually acclaimed Chef/owner Linton Hopkins is devoted to local farmers and growers; his Southern Vegetables should not be overlooked. Boutique wine list. D (daily). www.restauranteugene.com. 2277 Peachtree Rd., 404.355.0321. $$$ Map2/B10 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 (W-Sa), Br (Su). www.staplehouse.com. 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. $$$$ Map1/D7 SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET— Food Hall. Local

vendors, chefs and restaurateurs own the popular stalls at this historic market. Take a food tour through stalls like Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Arepa Mia and many more. Open M-Sa. Check website for stall hours. www.thecurbmarket.com. 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward 404.659.1665. $$ Map3/I6 THE VORTEX BAR & GRILL— Burgers. This burger

joint is famous (infamous to nutritionists) for its Frankensteinian burgers piled high with unimaginable fixin’s—like the Double Coronary Bypass, a half-pound sirloin patty topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese, and eight slices of bacon, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches. L&D (daily). Open late. www. thevortexbarandgrill.com. 438 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.688.1828. $$ Map1/D7; 878 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.875.1667. Map3/D5

Midtown CARAVACA MARKET— Food Hall. Check out

this much-anticipated food hall from celebrity chef Harry Pagancoss. An ode to Spain, the 6,000-squarefoot space includes a “Taste Bar,” plenty of wine, small bites, a bakery, provisions and much more. Check for hours. www.caravacamarket. com. 782 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.369.0093. $$ Map3/E5

EMPIRE STATE SOUTH— Southern. Dig into elevated

Southern fare at this show stopping restaurant. An extensive cocktail program, coffee bar and bocce court are highlights. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.empirestatesouth.com. 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. $$$ Map3/D5 5CHURCH—American. This restaurant’s swanky de-

cor, second-floor patio and service are highlights. Don’t miss the charred octopus or Wagyu ribeye. This eatery is just steps from the Woodruff Arts Center and Museum of Design. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.5churchatlanta.com. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.400.3669. $$ Map3/B5 R. THOMAS DELUXE GRILL— Eclectic. This 24-hour

covered patio garden uses high-quality ingredients—like cold-pressed organic oils, fresh produce and organic grains—to help people feel great while eating healthy food that has great taste. The eclectic interiors and the late Mr. Thomas’ birds make for a unique Atlanta experience. www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net. 1812 Peachtree St, 404.881.0246. $$ Map1/C6 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). www.saltwoodatlanta.com. Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404.745.5000. $$ Map3/C5 SILVER SKILLET RESTAURANT— Breakfast. Little has

changed in 50+ years at this landmark restaurant. Go for the true Southern breakfasts, fried chicken and awesome homemade pies. No reservations. B&L (daily). www.thesilverskillet.com. 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. $ Map3/C4 SWEET HUT BAKERY & CAFE— Bakery/Cafe. This

counter-service bakery has ample seating for onsite indulgences, and a wide selection of pastries, danishes and other deliciously doughy goods. Open early and late daily. www.sweethutbakery.com. 933 Peachtree St., Ste. 935, Midtown, 404.600.4800. $ Map3/D5; 5150 Buford Hwy., Ste. A-100, Doraville, 470.545.2585. $ Map1/E5

North Metro C. ELLET’S—Steak and Seafood. Set just outside

SunTrust Park in The Battery Atlanta, this modern steakhouse from esteemed Chef Linton Hopkins and wife Gina is named for Hopkin’s great-grandfather. A walk-up oyster bar is open on weekends and for SunTrust Park events. L&D (daily). www.cellets.com. 2605 Circle 75 Parkway, 678.996.5344. $$$ Map1/C5 CAFÉ VENDOME— French Bakery. This authentic

artisanal bakery combines traditional French techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to serve up a delectable variety of pastries and baked goods made from scratch each day. Gluten free options available. Open daily. www.cafevendome.com. 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.551.5163. $ Map1/D5 FOOD TERMINAL— Pan-Asian. This hip hangout

on Buford Highway’s culinary corridor features delicious Malaysian cuisine and Asian-style street food served up quickly. From baos and skewers to Szechuan beef noodle soup and chicken curry roti, deep dishes offer bang for your buck. Brought to you from the Atlanta-based Sweet Hut Bakery chain, don’t forget to leave room for dessert. L and


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D (daily). www.foodterminal.com. 5000 Buford Highway, Chamblee, 678.353.6110. $ Map1/E5 HEIRLOOM MARKET BBQ— Korean Fusion. Order

at the counter and the kitchen churns out plates of grilled meats, pickled vegetables and an array of side dishes. Not your average Southern BBQ joint, Heirloom Market is operated by two classical trained chefs, Chef Jiyeon Lee and Chef Cody Taylor. “Dine-in” tables are standing-room only on the shaded patio, and catering is a popular option. L&D (Tu-Sa). www.heirloommarketbbq.com. 2243 Akers Mill Road SE, Atlanta, 770.612.2502.$ Map1/C5 HUGO’S OYSTER BAR— New Southern. Created by

local restaurateurs Jonathan Schwenk and Rich Clark, this hot spot near historic Roswell captures the flavors and flair of the American South. A round of oysters pairs well with an a concoction from the impressively stock make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. L&D (daily). www.hugosoysterbar.com. 10360 Alpharetta St., Roswell, 770.993.5922. $$ Map1/D3 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. D (daily). www.ilgialloatl.com. 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.709.2148. $$ Map1/D5 MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE— Steak. For over

20 years, this local steakhouse has offered USDA Prime meats and ultra-fresh seafood. The awardwinning wine list and impeccable service round out the experience. L (M-F), D (daily). www.mckendricks.com. Park Place, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770.512.8888. $$$ Map1/D5 MUSS & TURNER’S— Deli. Eat in or take out at

this combo retail/eat-in space from Chef Todd Mussman (the Muss) and Ryan Turner. The deli carries single-estate olive oils, Spanish cured meats and cheeses, plus a wide assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads and to-go foods. L&D (Tu-Sa), Br (Su). www.mussandturners.com. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Smyrna, 770.434.1114. $ Map1/B6; 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, East Cobb, 678.809.4040. Map1/C4 NOBLE FIN—Seafood & Steak. Chef Jay Swift

recently opened this chic seafood spot north of Atlanta, bringing an upscale eatery to the city’s suburbs. The menu is a showcase of fresh seafood and prime cuts of steak. D (M-Sa). www.noblefinrestaurant.com. 5260 Peachtree Pkwy., Peachtree Corners, 770.599.7979. $$$ Map1/E4

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SHAMI KITCHEN— Mediterranean. This fast-casual

eatery makes everything in-house, from fresh falafel to pita bread to pickled vegetables. There are plenty of healthy options, such as the veggie feast—a mezze platter with hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouleh, cole slaw, falafel and pita. Fun fact: Executive Chef Abud Halabi is also the founder & CEO of popular Atlanta home furnishings store Westside Market. L&D (M-Sa). www. shamikitchen.com. 8363 Roswell Rd, 678.974.8573. $ Map1/D4 PORCH LIGHT LATIN KITCHEN— Latin. Chef Andre

Gomez draws on his Puerto-Rican upbringing to create a sumptuous menu with highlights like plantain empanadas, smashed yuca mofongo and pressed cohiba sandwiches. L, D (Tu-Sa). www.

porchlightlatinkitchen.com. 300 Village Green Cir. SE, Smyrna, 678.309.9858. $$ Map1/B5 VINO VENUE— International. A home base for

Atlanta Wine School, this place was designed for wine enthusiasts and lovers of international cuisine. Choose wines by the glass (offered in selfdispensing machines), craft beer and a delicious menu of shareable plates. L (Th-Sa), D (M-Sa), Br (Sa). www.vino-venue.com. 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 770.668.0435. $$ Map1/D5

Westside BETTER HALF— Eclectic. What started as a supper

club is now one of the freshest concepts in the city. The hidden gem serves up a cool, laid-back ambiance and an ever-changing menu of interesting dishes that often feature Latin influences. D (Tu-Sa). www.betterhalfatl.com. 349 14th St. NW, Bldg. C, 404.695.4547. $$$ Map3/B3 BRASH COFFEE— Coffee. Located in a converted

shipping container, the quaint locale roasts its own beans and serves up a delicious albeit limited, menu of coffee drinks alongside locally sourced bites. A second location is now open inside the Atlanta History Center’s Buckhead campus. Open daily. www.brashcoffee.com. 1168 Howell Mill Road, Westside. $ Map3/C1

frita, enchiladas, rotisserie chicken and more. A full bar includes margaritas, liquor and bottled beer. www.taqueriadelsol.com. L (M-Sa), D (Tu-Sa). 1200 Howell Mill Road NW, Westside, 404.352.5811 $ Map3/C1; 395 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404.377.7668 Map1/D7; L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 2165 Cheshire Bridge Road, Buckhead, 404.321.1118. Map2/E11; 5001 Peachtree Boulevard, Suite 910, Chamblee, 470.321.3232. Map2/E5 HOLLER & DASH— Breakfast. A hot new addition

to Westside Ironworks, this booming Alabamabased concept is known for traditional comfort food prepared quickly with fresh ingredients. B&L (daily). www.holleranddash.com. 1085 Howell Mill Road, 470.865.5660. Map1/C7 MOLLY B’S— New Southern. Named for sports

mogul Arthur Blank’s mother, this chophouse and private club is located inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Even on non-game days, enjoy sweeping views of the city and the field while you dine on a menu created by the same talented team behind TWO urban licks. Call or check online for hours. www.mercedesbenzstadium.com/molly-bs. 1 AMB Drive NW, 470.341.5050. M3/I2Map2/C1

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DONETTO— Italian. Inspired by Italy’s Tuscan

region and named after the largest Chianina bull recorded in history, the restaurant joins the covey of hip restaurants that have flocked to West Midtown, including Indigo Road’s O-Ku. Led by seasoned Indigo Road chef Michael Perez, the concept focuses on heavy meats, a rotating list of homemade pastas and shared plates in a contemporary setting. At the bar, don’t miss the Italian sodas, Negroni on tap and plenty of Amaro. D (daily), Br (Su). www.donettoatlanta.com. 976 Brady Ave. NW, 404.445.6867. $$$ Map3/B1 MARCEL—Steak. Ford Fry’s only steakhouse

features a menu of USDA Prime steaks complemented by flavorful sides and starters. A late-night menu including oysters and a cheeseburger is available F&Sa 11 pm-2 am. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.marcelatl.com. Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, 404.665.4555. $$$$ Map2/C1 MILLER UNION— Eclectic. Named “Best Chef:

Southeast” by the 2017 James Beard Awards, Chef Steven Satterfield makes magic at this esteemed restaurant 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). www.millerunion. com. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Westside, 678.733.8550. $$ Map1/C7 O-KU—Japanese & Sushi. At this swanky new sushi

spot, the bar draws crowds on weekends while an ample menu of ultra-fresh nigiri, rolls, creative appetizers and hot entrees delights foodies. The Black Magic roll is a must-try. D (daily). www.okusushiatl.com. Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Road, 404.500.2383. $$ Map1/C7 TAQUERIA DEL SOL— Mexican. The food is

worth the wait at these casual spots that offer from-scratch Mexican and Southwestern cuisine including tacos (we like the hickory-smoked pork and fried chicken), carnitas-style pork with salsa

Chef Nick Leahy

Inspired by his Southern French roots and familial history, the chef of Saltyard has announced plans to open two restaurants later this year at Stockyards in West Midtown: Aix and Tin Tin. In the meantime, get a taste for Leahy’s cuisine at his South Buckhead restaurant. The menu is built for sharing and socializing. L (Tu-F), D (M-Sa). www. saltyardatlanta.com. 1820 Peachtree Road NW, Suite 1, 404.382.8088. $$ Map1/C6 w w w.wh e re t rave le r. com 19


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Shopping March Oliver & Rain Atlanta-based Kanopy Brands has launched Oliver & Rain, the company’s first sustainable children’s clothing line that is not only eco-friendly, but downright adorable. Browse the online retail shop for baby essentials sized newborn through 24 months. Each piece of clothing is carefully created with organic cotton and packaged with recycled materials (even biodegradable hangers!) making it a mindful choice for parents who are looking to leave this world a better place for their little ones. Inspired by earthy elements, the Spring 2018 collection includes bodysuits, pants, tees, rompers, sweaters and swaddles in playful prints and on-trend natural tones. www.oliverandrain.com

HIGHLAND ROW ANTIQUES— Don’t be deceived by

this store’s tiny main level—the real treasures are buried in the vast basement. Dozens of dealers sell their eclectic goods, ranging from posters to clothing to housewares, in rooms throughout the bottom level. www.highlandrowantiques. com. 628 N. Highland Ave. NE, Poncey-Highland, 404.815.8830. Map1/D7 KUDZU ANTIQUES—This 25,000-square-foot antique

heaven has everything from mid-century relics to industrial treasures and vinyl records. Vintage and upcycling aficionados will fall in love with this antique store, considered one of Atlanta’s best. www.kudzuantiques.com. 2928 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, 404.373.6498. Map1/E7 14TH STREET ANTIQUES & MODERN HOME— This

50,000-square-foot antique shop features over 100 of the South’s leading antique, fine art, lighting, rug, jewelry, home decor and high design dealers. www.14thstreetantiques.com. 530 14th St., Midtown, 404.325.4600. Map3/C2 PEACHTREE BATTLE ANTIQUES & INTERIORS—

This antiques store is housed in a historic brick building—including original factory windows and polished pine floors. The shop features the oneof-a-kind finds of over 75 dealers. www.peachtreebattleantiques.com. 2395 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.846.9411. Map2/B9

WESTSIDE MARKET ANTIQUES & INTERIORS— This go-to spot for

There’s a lot more going on this March. Visit us online:

Whitespace Gallery. Titles cover the gamut of contemporary culture, from art and design to food and wine. www. cover-books.com. 814 Edgewood Ave., 404.688.1892. Map1/D7

interior designers and set decorators wheretraveler.com is home to a mix of unique merchandise including antiques, vintage home furnishings, apparel, art, lighting, jewelry, CRIMINAL RECORDS— Named one of the coolest accessories and more. Arrivals daily. www.westrecord stores in the country by Paste magazine, the sidemarketatl.com. 1530 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., store boasts a huge selection of every kind of muWestside, 404.941.3466. Map1/C7 sic imaginable. www.criminalatl.com. 1154-A Euclid Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.215.9511. Map1/D7

Books & Music

A CAPPELLA BOOKS— Known for its collection of

out-of-print and rare books, along with used copies of current books and hard-to-find authors. www. acappellabooks.com. 208 Haralson Ave. NE., Little Five Points, 404.681.5128. Map1/D7 BEATLAB—This physical and online store is a go-to

for DJ and music production equipment, including everything from turntables and faders to cables and pop filters. There’s even a paint section for street artists. www.beatlabusa.com. 464 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.524.9060. Map1/D7 CHARIS BOOKS AND MORE— The oldest feminist

bookstore in the Southeast offers LGBTQ literature, and biography, recovery, cooking, women’s studies, psychology and children’s sections, plus music, jewelry, t-shirts and other gift items. www. charisbooksandmore.com. 1189 Euclid Ave., Little Five Points, 404.524.0304. Map1/D7

LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES— This adorable inde-

pendent bookstore offers a great selection of children’s and young adult literature, poetry and non-fiction. Check website for upcoming events. www.littleshopofstories.com. 133A E. Court Square, Decatur, 404.373.6300. Map1/D7 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. 2855 Piedmont Road, Buckhead, 404.233.8682. Map2/D8 PHOENIX & DRAGON BOOKSTORE— Explore an

ample selection of books about spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, personal growth, and more, alongside aromatherapy oils, candles, incense, crystals and jewelry. Psychic readings and classes are also offered. www.phoenixanddragon. com. 5531 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs, 404.255.5207.

COVER BOOKS—A culture vulture’s dream. Books

and magazines are sold at EPHEMERA within ART SMARTS Curated by 10 of the city’s premier contemporary art galleries, the Atlanta Gallery Collective pop-up at Ponce City Market has been extended through March 31. 22 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

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POSMAN BOOKS— Fittingly, this beloved family-

owned bookstore opened its first locale outside of the Big Apple in the Big Peach. The shop offers 2,300 square feet of books, toys, games and greeting cards. Open daily. www.posmanbooks.com. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, 470.355.9041. Map1/D7 TALL TALES BOOK SHOP— For over three decades,

this full-service independent bookstore has been a go-to for Atlanta’s literary lovers. Tall Tales orders books twice weekly, in addition to conducting regular out-of-print book searches. Open M-Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 12:30-6:30 pm. www.talltalesatlanta. com. 2105 Lavista Road, 404.636.2498. WAX ‘N’ FACTS—This beloved store has been sell-

ing vinyl records since 1976. Peruse hundreds of new releases and reissues on vinyl and CD at the small shop that’ll make you feel like you’re looking through an aficionado’s treasures. Open daily. www.waxnfacts.com. 432 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.525.2275. Map1/D7

Bridal BRIDALS BY LORI— The largest full-service bridal

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salon in the nation, the nearly 30-year-old upscale boutique offers an enormous selection for the bride, groom, wedding party and mothers, plus shoes, accessories and alterations. Closed W. www.bridalsbylori.com. 6021 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 404.252.8767. Map1/D5

Children’s SEED FACTORY— 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. www.seedfactoryatlanta.com. 1100 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 404.355.2043. Map3/B1

Clothing ANN MASHBURN— The store showcases the

feminine side of the Mashburn style (husband Sid has a store next door). Ann’s products reflect her own personal fashion; favorite looks include shirt dresses, nautical stripes and ballet flats. www.annmashburn.com. 1198 Howell Mill Road, 404.350.7132. Map1/C7 CITIZEN SUPPLY—This shop is a curated marketplace

that features booths selling quality handmade and small-batch goods. www.citizen.supply. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Suite 208, 678.705.9145. Map1/D7 DAKOTA J’S— Terri Hill’s whimsical Virginia-Highland

shop is your home for eclectic fashion, accessories and gifts. Good finds include soaps, lotions, candles, stationary, great jewelry and flowy clothing. Open daily. www.dakotajs.net. 1038 N. Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland, 404.870.0690. Map1/D7 DRAPER JAMES— The women’s clothing and lifestyle

brand owned by Reese Witherspoon is named in honor of her grandparents and takes pride in its take on contemporary, Southern style—whether for work, church, a college football tailgate or any occasion in between. www.draperjames.com. Shops Around Lenox, 400 Around Lenox Rd Suite 214, Buckhead, 404.994.2633. Map2/E6 FAB’RIK— Specializing in one-of-a-kind items, this

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boutique.com. 3400 Around Lenox Rd. Buckhead, 404.816.6221. Map2/E6 GUFFEY’S OF ATLANTA— This Atlanta institution

(40-plus years) specializes in custom and madeto-measure dressy casual and business casual clothing. Alterations, pick-up and delivery are also available. Private showings by appointment. www. guffeys.com. 3340 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.231.0044. Map2/D6 H. STOCKTON— Since 1963, this illustrious clothier

has offered quality ready-made and made-tomeasure clothing featuring supple fabrics and classically chic silhouettes. On-site tailoring and free domestic shipping are available. www.hstockton.com. Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, 404.233.1608 Map2/E6; Midtown, 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.249.7002. Map3/B6; Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd., 770.984.1111 Map1/C5; Park Place & Ladies, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 770.396.1300 Map1/D5 SQ/FT.—This modern boutique in the heart of Deca-

tur carries eclectic, casual and stylish clothing for men, women and kids. www.sqftdecatur.com. 149 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404.373.6607. Map1/D7 THE CLOTHING WAREHOUSE— This vintage stores,

now with locations up and down the East Coast, carries a huge assortment of accessories, boots, wigs, handbags and jewelry. The main draw though is hip vintage dresses, classic jeans, Western shirts and unique Ts. www.theclothingwarehouse. com. 420 Moreland Ave. SE, Little Five Points, 404.524.5070 Map1/D7 VILLA SAVANNAH—This chic boutique relocated

from charming Savannah. Inside, you’ll find everything from the latest fashion to the loveliest home decor to get you and your home looking on point. www.shopvillasavannah.com. Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Road, 404.228.8948. Map1/C7

Eyewear KAROO— The locally owned boutique carries its

own line of modern, varied glasses and sunglasses. State-of-the-art eye exams are offered onsite. www.gokaroo.com. Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave. NE, 404.875.2766. Map1/D7

Gifts & Decor ATLANTA DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER (ADAC)—

This 550,000-square-foot interior design product showroom’s stunning showrooms are chock-full of amazing furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, antiques, art, kitchen and bath products, tile, stone and so much more. www.adacatlanta. com. 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Buckhead, 404.231.1720. Map2/C10 ATLANTA MADE—This aptly named store offers a

world of locally produced goods. Explore the airy and well-appointed shop to find one-of-a-kind pieces of art, furniture, jewelry and other treasures, all made within 25 miles of Atlanta’s city center by dozens of artisans. www.atlantamade.us. 1187 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 404.355.1717. Map3/B1 BEVERLY BREMER SILVER SHOP— This timeless shop

overflows with collector sterling silver objects, gift items and discontinued flatware patterns. www. beverlybremer.com. 3164 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.261.4009. Map2/C7 BRICK+MORTAR—Atlantan David Kowalski created

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old treasures. Hunt for finds like vintage projectors, circa 20th-century posters, antique oil portraits and hand-poured soy wax candles. www.thisisbrickandmortar.com. Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, 404.492.9207. Map3/B1 CACAO ATLANTA CHOCOLATE CO.— Master choco-

latier Kristen Hard sells homemade chocolate treats—she is one of a select few who sources her own beans. Goodies include chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, marshmallows and more, plus truffles, chocolate bars, gelato and specialty coffee. www. cacaoatlanta.com. Virginia-Highland, 1046 N. Highland Ave., 404.892.8202. Map3/D7; Buckhead, 3035 Peachtree Road NW, A150, 404.228.4023. Map2/C7 CRAFTED WESTSIDE—This collective of artisans is a

showcase of Atlanta’s creative populace. Here, fine craftsmanship meets modern design to produce exceptionally beautiful products that range widely in style, form and function. www.craftedwestside.com. 1100 Howell Mill Road, Westside, 404.249.2400. Map1/C7 DIXON RYE—This stunning home design store carries

rare, handmade goods that are meant to last a lifetime. The shop carries Dixon Rye’s own collection of sofas and chairs alongside acclaimed brands, such as Astier de Villatte, Sabin, LuRu Home and an assortment of vintage pieces. www.dixonrye.com. 1085 Howell Mill Road NW, Westside, 404.883.3939. Map3/C1 KOLO COLLECTION— High-design outdoor and

transitional furniture, in addition to grills, planters, umbrellas, torches and indoor/outdoor accessories. www.kolocollection.com. 1189 Howell Mill Rd., Westside, 404.355.1717. Map3/C1; 351 Peachtree Hills Ave., Atlanta, 678.321.1723. THE MERCHANT—At this wonderland of goods,

you’ll find a curated collection of upscale urban wares and home furnishings ranging from greeting cards and stationery to books, bedding, candles, and one-of-a-kind vintage finds. www.themerchantatl.com. 993 Marietta St. NW, Westside, 404.347.8200. Map3/D1 PERRINE’S WINE SHOP— Sommelier Perrine Prieur’s

boutique wine shop carries about 300 hand-selected labels from around the world, in addition to artisan cheeses, cured meats, wine accessories and handmade soy candles. Wine tastings and classes also available. www.perrineswine.com. 1168 Howell Mill Road NW, Westside, 404.254.5077. Map3/B1 RICHARDS VARIETY STORE— The stores are known

for their huge array of birthday cards—from the serious to the outright outlandish. The old-school five and dimes store also carry tons of kids’ games and toys, hardware, frames, bake ware, and all kinds of odds and ends. www.richardsvarietystore. com. Peachtree Battle, 2347 Peachtree Rd. NE, Buckhead, 404.237.1412 Map2/B10; 931 Monroe Dr. NE, 404.879.9877. Map3/D8 SIMPLYPUT PAPER & GIFT—This shop will give you

something to write home about—and with. Georgia native Ashley Toporek Woodman’s passion for graphic design resulted in a paper palace filled with elaborate occasion cards, stationery and invitations. You’ll fall pen over paper for Woodman’s modern illustrations and letterpress details. www. simplyputpaper.com. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Ste. 104, Westside, 404.881.8660. Map3/B1 URBAN COTTAGE— The creative lifestyle bou-

tique has everything for your home including furniture, art, accessories and more. Design

services available. www.urbancottageatlanta. com. 998 N. Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland, 404.815.9993. Map1/D7 YOUNG BLOOD BOUTIQUE—This lifestyle shop

stocks an ever-changing roster of jewelry, apothecary, art, ceramics and more. The focus on quality over quantity and artistry over massproduction makes this shop’s catalog a roll-call of gotta-have-it goods. www.youngbloodboutique. com. 632 N. Highland Ave. NE, Virginia-Highland, 404.254.4127. Map1/D7 XOCOLATL SMALL BATCH CHOCOLATE— Every

chocolate bar uses single-origin cacao that is organically and sustainably harvested, and sweetened with organic cane sugar. The dark chocolate is naturally vegan, and free of both soy and gluten. Milk chocolate bars are made with coconut milk. www.xocolatlchocolate.com. 99 Krog St. NE, Krog Street Market, 404.604.9642. Map1/D7

Jewelry & Watches AIMÉE JEWELRY & FINE ART GALLERY—This gallery

showcases paintings and fine art created by local artists, with a focus on one-of-a-kind and unique pieces. Here, you’ll also find designer jewelry collections from a diverse group of artisans. www. aimeejewelryandgallery.com. 335 W Ponce de Leon Ave., Ste. B, Decatur, 404.371.0099. Map1/D7 BHINDI JEWELLERS— The store carries one of At-

lanta’s largest collections of fine Swiss timepieces including Breitling, Omega, Montblanc and Bell & Ross. There’s also fine diamond jewelry and precious gemstones, all of which are created by expert craftsmen. www.bhindi.com. 1070 Oak Tree Rd., Decatur, 404.325.8755. Map1/D7 BROWN & CO. JEWELERS— This family-owned busi-

ness offers a fantastic variety of fashion pieces, bridal jewelry and watch lines in addition to maintenance, repair and custom design services. www. brownjewelers.com. 674 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 770.993.1080 Map1/D3; 3225 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.814.9800. Map2/D7 TOPAZ GALLERY— Featuring the works of more

than 100 jewelry artisans, Topaz offers a variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind and limited-production jewelry ranging in style from simple and contemporary to elegant and ornate. Most designers are from Atlanta or the Southeast. www. topazgallery.net. 3145 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.995.0155. Map2/D7

Mind & Body EXHALE SPA— NY-based healthy and beauty bastion

offers Core Fusion classes, saunas, steam rooms and the Hammam chamber. After your workout, enjoy massages, facials, waxing, acupuncture, cupping and even Core Contouring. www.exhalespa. com. Loews Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.720.5000. Map3/5C JEJU SAUNA— This Korean spa caters to the body,

mind and soul with its saunas, healing rooms, mineral pools and luxurious spa services. Part of the spa is separated into men’s and women’s quarters, while most of the baths and saunas are unisex. Services include body scrubs, acupressure massage, foot massage and more. www. jejusauna.com. 3555 Gwinnett Place Drive, Duluth, 678.336.7414. Map1/F4 LITTLE BARN APOTHECARY—This handmade skin-

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like ginger, cardamom, aloe and charcoal. A second shop is located at Serenbe. www.littlebarnapothecary.com. Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road, 800.317.8506. Map1/C7 MODERN MYSTIC SHOP— Founded by admired local

tarot reader and teacher, Kelley Knight, Modern Mystic Shop offers a carefully curated selection of crystals, books, intention candles, décor, jewelry, teas, apothecary goods and much more. Weekdays tarot readings are also available by appointment. www.modernmysticshop.com. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE., Old Fourth Ward, 404.600.939. Map3/F8 THE SHAVE BARBERSHOP—This barbershop caters

PHIPPS PLAZA— This three-level shopping center

serves up over 100 stores, including anchors Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Belk, and retailers like Tiffany and Co., Gucci and Versace. Phipps is also home to a luxurious, 14-screen AMC Theatre, four restaurants and LEGOLAND. www.phippsplaza.com. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.261.7910. Map2/E5 SHOPS AROUND LENOX— This outdoor shopping

THE SPA AT CHÂTEAU ÉLAN—This European-style

THE OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA— Take advan-

THE SPA AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL—This spa

features treatment rooms, a luxurious couples suite, steam room, sauna and vitality pool. Each appointment begins with a plush robe, hot tea and oil-infused oshibori (hot towel). www.mandarinoriental.com/atlanta/luxury-spa/. 3376 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.995.7526. Map2/D5

Find the best of the city

offers gourmet dining concepts from some of Atlanta’s most acclaimed chefs, including Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani and more. www.poncecitymarket.com. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. Map1/D7

to men with a rugged, modern space where dapper gents can also stock up on bow ties and whiskey-scented beard oils. No appointment necessary. www.theshavebarber.com. 630 North Highland Ave. NE, Poncey-Highland, 404.565.0730. Map1/D7 destination spa features luxury overnight guest suites nestled inside a 35,000-square-foot mansion overlooking a lake, forest, and emerald lawns. The peaceful ambiance and amenities promote absolute serenity. www.chateauelan.com. 1 Haven Harbour Drive, Braselton, 678.425.0900.

Where do you want to go?

PONCE CITY MARKET— Eclectic. This cultural mecca

Shopping Districts ATLANTIC STATION— This 138-acre live/work/play

development is home to the Millennium Gate Museum, myriad restaurants, a movie theater and Ikea. www.atlanticstation.com. 17 St. NW, Westside, 404.733.1221. Map3/A3 AVALON—This walkable development in Alpharetta

will enchant you with its open-air layout, high-end shops and restaurants to satisfy foodie appetites. Check the website for a full calendar of events. www.experienceavalon.com. 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, 770.765.1000. Map1/E3 THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA— Haute couture

shops like Louboutin, ETRO and Hermès—just to name a few—neighbor upscale restaurants—like American Cut and Le Bilboquet—throughout six, stylish blocks. www.theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com. 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.939.9270. Map2/C7 LENOX SQUARE— Browse over 250 retailers on

four levels, including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Prada, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and David Yurman. Valet parking available. www. lenoxsquare.com. 3393 Peachtree Road, Buckhead, 404.233.6767. Map2/E6 NORTH POINT MALL— This Alpharetta mall is home

to a mix of retail stores, including the American Girl store, which features the onsite American Girl Bistro. www.northpointmall.com. 100 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, 770.740.9273. Map1/E3 PERIMETER MALL— More than 195 upscale retailers,

a food court, five sit-down restaurants and valet parking. www.perimetermall.com. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 770.394.4270. Map1/D5

and dining district is conveniently located adjacent to Lenox Square, and features exclusive brands and artisan eateries. www.shopsaroundlenox. com. 3400 Around Lenox Drive NE, Buckhead, 404.237.7710. Map2/E6 tage of 20-70 percent off brands, including Kate Spade. Call to ask about free shuttle service. www. theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com. 915 Ridgewalk Pkwy., Woodstock, 678.540.7040. Map1/B2 WESTSIDE PROVISIONS DISTRICT— A former

meatpacking district, this is now a hip and industrial shopping destination featuring fantastic restaurants, bars, boutiques and more. www.westsideprovisions.com. 1100-1200 Howell Mill Road, Westside,. Map3/C1

Outdoor & Sporting Stores HIGH COUNTRY OUTFITTERS—This outdoor

outfitter first opened in Buckhead in 1975, and has since expanded to two additional locations in Metro Atlanta. High Country offers everything a daredevil needs to conquer their adventures. www. highcountryoutfitters.com. Buckhead, 3906 Roswell Road NE, 404.856.0910. Map2/C4; Midtown, 1544 Piedmont Ave. NE, 404.963.2618. Map1/D7; Marietta (The Avenue), 4475 Roswell Road, 770.321.4780. Map1/C4 PATAGONIA— Patagonia is world-renowned as an

environmentally responsible retailer of high-quality, top-performing clothing for outdoor pursuits. The company uses only organically grown fibers in its cotton products, recycled fibers in its fleece and shells. www.patagonia.com. 34 E. Andrews Dr. NW, Buckhead, 404.266.8182. Map2/B6

Pets ACE & JACK— Located inside Ponce City Market,

this trendy pet shop sells bedding, treats, collars, leashes, toys and more from brands like Harry Barker, Himalayan Pet Supply and Mr. Dog that are sure to have your pup’s tail wagging. Bonus: outside Ponce City Market, take your pooch on a walk along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. www. aceandjackpet.com. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404.228.2372. Map3/E8 CITY DOG MARKET— Find natural, organic food;

treats and supplements; earth-friendly, non-toxic toys; and products for fun-loving dogs and cats at this pet store. Self-service dog washes, training and obedience classes, wellness seminars and massage therapy is also available. www.citydogmarket.com. 4244 Peachtree Rd., Brookhaven, 404.816.8050. Map1/D6

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Museums+Attractions Zoo Atlanta The city’s zoo began in 1889 with a traveling menagerie that went bankrupt near Atlanta — and never left. Today, diverse animals including the Western Lowland Gorillas, giant pandas, the African elephant, the African lion, Sumatran tiger and many more call the zoo home. Beyond the gates, the team behind Zoo Atlanta is directly involved in field conservation programs for wildlife and wild places around the globe, including work in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and right here in Georgia. Also on-site are a petting zoo, train rides and a carousel. Open daily. www.zooatlanta. org. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.624.9453. Map 3/M7

CITYPASS— Valid for nine days from first use, City-

PASS 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. Purchase online or at your first attraction. www.citypass.com/atlanta. 888.330.5008.

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. Happening now: Jibade-Khalil Huffman, through March 4; Pasaquan, through March 11; Kamrooz Adam, through April 1; Joe Minter, through April 1; Katya Tepper, through April 22. Free admission. www.atlantacontemporary.org. 535 Means St. NW, Midtown, 404.688.1970. Map3/E2 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. Open daily. An upstairs gallery presents changing exhibits. Gallery admission $5. www.callanwolde.org. 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.872.5338. Map1/D7 HIGH MUSEUM OF ART— Part of the Woodruff Arts

Center, Atlanta’s go-to art museum has over 15,000

Attractions

ATLANTA BELTLINE—Stroll, run, bike or works in its permanent collection. wheretraveler.com blade the Atlanta Beltline’s completed Happening now: “Amy Elkins: Black is trails, and stop along the way to view public the Day, Black is the Night,” through art installations, grab a bite on sun-filled March 4; “Al Taylor, What Are You Looking patios or lounge in public parks. Download app or At?” through March 11; “‘A Fire That No Water check website to find access points. www.beltline. Could Put Out’: Civil Rights Photography,” org. through April 29. Check website for full list of exhibitions and events. www.high.org. 1280 Peachtree BAPS SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR TEMPLE— This St., Midtown, 404.733.4444. Map3/B5 strikingly ornate Hindu temple sits on 29 acres in MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORGIA (MOCA GA)— This small museum encompasses

250-plus works by Georgia artists. The Paul R. Jones Collection from the University of Alabama, through April 14; www.mocaga.org. Tula Arts Center, 75 Bennett St., Buckhead, 404.367.8700. Map2/A11 MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA (MODA)— This won-

derful museum is devoted exclusively to all things design. Happening now: “Designing Playful Cities.” www.museumofdesign.org. 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.979.6455. Map3/B5 SPELMAN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF FINE ART— This

museum on the grounds of Spelman University specializes in 20th-century painting and sculpture by African-American artists including Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Herman “Kofi” Bailey and Elizabeth Catlett. Happening now: “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi,” through May 19. www.museum.spelman.edu. 350 Spelman Lane SW, West End, 404.270.5607. Map3/L1

the the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn. Its stark-white exterior takes on the colors of the sky, as well as its white polished interior which is often lit in various hues of blue, turquoise, orange or pale green. Guided tours available. www.baps.org/. 460 Rockbridge Rd., Lilburn, 678.906.2277. Map1/F5 CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK— 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. Grab a bite at Googie Burger, a local favorite and the only restaurant on park grounds. www. centennialpark.com. 265 Luckie St., Downtown, 404.222.7275. Map3/H4 CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS— The freshly ex-

panded center is home to a museum showcasing hundreds of puppets, including original Muppets from the Jim Henson Foundation, and offers a wide range of performances. Happening now: “Rainforest Adventures,” through March 4; “Dr.

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Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat,” March 20 – May 13. www.puppet.org. 1404 Spring St. NW, Midtown, 404.873.3391. Map3/A4 GEORGIA AQUARIUM— 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. www.georgiaaquarium.org. 225 Baker St. NW, Downtown, 404.581.4000. Map3/H3 GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL— A National Historic Land-

mark, the 1889 building was designed to resemble the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Historical markers on the grounds explain how the city was rebuilt after the Civil War. Located on the fourth floor of the capitol, a museum displays exhibits about Georgia’s resources, history and government, plus quirky artifacts. Free admission. www. sos.state.ga.us. 206 Washington St., Downtown, 404.656.2846. Map3/K4 INSIDE CNN STUDIO TOUR— Step inside the world

of 24-hour news and see the fast-paced newsrooms of CNN’s global headquarters. www. cnn.com/tour. One CNN Center, Downtown, 404.827.2300. Map3/I3 KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK— Site of one of the major confrontations

of the Atlanta Campaign, the 2,900-acre park offers 17 miles of hiking trails. Park open daily 6:30 am-dusk. Visitor Center open daily. www.nps.gov/ kemo. Old US 41 & Stilesboro Rd., 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, 770.427.4686. Map1/A4 LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER— Enjoy hands-on

play areas, a 4-D cinema, classes, rides and the MINILAND exhibit, with iconic buildings made out of LEGOs. atlanta.legolanddiscoverycenter.com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead, 404.848.9252. Map2/E5 MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE— The restored

home of “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell showcases furniture, letters and memorabilia from Mitchell’s life. www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destinations/margaretmitchell-house. 979 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404.249.7015. Map3/D5 MERCIER ORCHARDS— Nestled in the North Georgia

Mountains, these family owned and operated orchards were started in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier. Visit year-round to pick your own strawberries, blueberries, cherries and apples, depending on the season’s harvest. www.mercierorchards.com. 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, 706.632.3411. PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER—This magnificent-

new 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. Drive one of 13 models, including the Macan S, Boxter GTS, and even the 911 GT3. www.porschedriving.com. One Porsche Drive, College Park, 888.204.7474. Map1/C9 SERENBE—The community of Serenbe was born in

an effort to protect the beautiful rural land just beyond the Atlanta airport. While Serenbe has grown to more than 400 residents, it’s also a beautiful place to retreat for just an afternoon—although you may not want to leave. Wine dinners in the garden, animal feeds, hayrides, outdoor theatre, shopping from local purveyors and culinary classes are just the beginning. 9110 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, 678.466.0743. www.serenbe.com

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OAKLAND CEMETERY— Atlanta’s oldest cemetery

is home to local luminaries—including Bobby Jones and Margaret Mitchell—who are interred alongside Confederate soldiers who died during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Open daily; free admission. Check website for tour times and prices. www.oaklandcemetery.com. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Grant Park, 404.688.2107. Map3/M7 SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA— The theme park

features thrilling rides, plus family friendly rides, shows and attractions. www.sixflags. com/overgeorgia. 275 Riverside Pkwy., Austell, 770.739.3400. Map1/B7 SKYVIEW— The 20-story Ferris wheel takes passen-

gers on a 15-minute ride up and over the city. At night, the ride lights up with millions of LED lights. Open daily. www.skyviewatlanta.com. 168 Luckie St. NW, Downtown, 678.949.9023. Map3/H4 THE KING CENTER— The official memorial dedicated

to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibits illustrate his life and teachings; highlights include Freedom Hall and The Eternal Flame. The King Center Library, archives, King’s final resting place, a gift shop and other facilities are also on-site. Free admission. www.thekingcenter.org. 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Sweet Auburn, 404.526.8900. Map3/I7 WILD ANIMAL SAFARI— This five-mile drive-through

wild animal park features more than 650 animals including American bison, elk, water buffalo, wildebeest, tigers, hyena and zebra. Most of the animals roam freely throughout the park and will eat right out of your hand. Guests can drive through in their own vehicles, rent a van, or take a complimentary bus tour (depending on the season). Call or check website for hours of operation. www.animalsafari. com/Georgia. 1300 Oak Grove Road, Pine Mountain, 706.663.8744. WORLD OF COCA-COLA— Explore the story of the

world’s best-known brand. Visitors will see a functioning bottling line, watch a 4-D movie and taste more than 100 different beverages from around the world. Open daily. www.worldofcoca-cola. com. Pemberton Place, 121 Baker St., Downtown, 800.676.COKE, 404.676.5151. Map3/H4

Museums ANNE FRANK IN THE WORLD— Owned by the Anne

Frank House in the Netherlands and run by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, the exhibit includes photos, letters and a 28-minute film with the only known footage of Frank. Free admission. www.holocaust.georgia.gov. 5920 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, 770.206.1558. Map1/D5 APEX MUSEUM— This museum offers a historical

look at the black experience in the U.S. and Atlanta. Don’t miss the replica of Yates & Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta’s first black-owned businesses. Exhibits tell stories from Africa, Sweet Auburn and beyond. www.apexmuseum.org. 135 Auburn Ave., Sweet Auburn, 404.523.2739. Map3/I6 ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER— The center includes

the Atlanta History Museum, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, two historic homes (the Swan House and the Smith Family Farm), a research center and 33 acres of gardens. Happening now: “More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War,” through March 18; “¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South,” through Dec. 31. Open daily. www.atlantahistorycenter.com. 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buckhead, 404.814.4000. Map2/B6 28 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS— This

museum includes three sections: a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s documents and personal effects; multisensory galleries about the American Civil Rights Movement; and a human rights gallery detailing past and ongoing struggles from around the world. Open daily. 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Downtown, 404.991.6970. Map3/H4 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 with your football team at registration. Happening now: “2017 Hall of Fame Salute:Specialty Exhibit Delivered by UPS.” Open daily. www.cfbhall.com. 250 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 404.880.4800. Map3/I3 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 CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Four temporary exhibitions—each related to the CDC’s work—are mounted each year. Happening now: “Ebola: People + Public Health + Political Will,” through June 15; “This Is Autism: Little Things Can Be Huge,” through Dec. 30. Free admission. www.cdc.gov/museum. 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, 404.639.0830. Map1/D7 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA VISITORS CENTER AND MONETARY MUSEUM— Take a self-

guided tour of this monetary museum located in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 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, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted and shredded. Free admission. www.frbatlanta.org. 1000 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.498.8500. Map3/D5 FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY— Ex-

perience 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 in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Unique movie adventures in science, culture and nature fill Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater as you experience some of the most incredible places, cultures, animals, discoveries and beyond in 2D and 3D formats. Happening now: “The Secret World Inside You,” through May 6. Open daily. www. fernbankmuseum.org. 767 Clifton Road NE, Druid Hills, 404.929.6300. Map1/D7 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. Check website for special events and exhibits. Open daily. www. jimmycarterlibrary.gov. 441 Freedom Pkwy. NE, Midtown, 404.865.7100. Map1/D7 MARIETTA GONE WITH THE WIND MOVIE MUSEUM: SCARLETT ON THE SQUARE— Home to the

privately owned collection of Dr. Chris Sullivan. Featured are artifacts related to the novel and film including foreign posters, original scripts, artwork and the bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Scarlett. www.gwtwmarietta.com. 18 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, 770.794.5576. Map1/B4 MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM— This Emory Uni-

versity museum focuses on art and objects from

ancient civilizations. www.carlos.emory.edu. 571 South Kilgo Circle, Decatur, 404.727.4282. Map1/D7 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. www. paper.gatech.edu. Institute of Paper Science and Technology, 500 10th St. NW, Midtown, 404.894.5700. Map3/D2 SCAD FASH— One of the largest fashion museums

in the nation, this new attraction is located in the Savannah College of Art & Design’s (SCAD) Atlanta campus. Happening now: “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond,” through March 4. www.scadfash.com. 1600 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.253.3132. Map1/D7 SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM— This museum

displays 90+ 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. www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org. 3595 Buford Hwy., Duluth, 770.476.2013. Map1/F4 SOUTHERN MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR AND LOCOMOTIVE HISTORY— Thousands of Civil War and rail-

road 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. www.southernmuseum.org. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, 770.427.2117. Map1/A3 THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM—The Allman Brothers

Band lived in this house from 1970-1973. The house now pays homage to the legendary band with rooms packed with memorabilia, fan art and an inside look at the band’s daily music-making. www. thebighousemuseum.com. 2321 Vineville Ave., Macon, 478.741.5551. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA— This newly

renovated, expanded museum allows kids to build and launch a rocket, paint a masterpiece, construct a house, and even climb through the Earth’s core. Hands-on play and exploratory learning get your child’s gears turning in new ways. A wonderful toy store is also on-site. Adults must be accompanied by a child, and vice versa. Happening now: “Healthyville,” through May 28. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Downtown, 404.659.5437. Map3/H4 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.” www.wrensnest.org. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, West End, 404.753.7735. Map1/C7

Neighborhoods BUCKHEAD— This large neighborhood is one of

the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S. Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza and Buckhead Atlanta provide a wide range of high-end shopping flanked along Peachtree Road by some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants. Here, you’ll find the Atlanta History Center and Governor’s Mansion. www. buckhead.net. Map1/C6 DOWNTOWN— This historic area is where Atlanta

once began as the terminus of several railroads. Now, Downtown Atlanta is the city’s tourism and convention hub with major attractions like Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, Underground Atlanta,


M U S E U M S + AT T R A C T I O N S Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Philips Arena, Turner Field, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park. www. wheretraveler.com/atlanta/things-do-downtownatlanta. Map3/C7 EAST ATLANTA VILLAGE— Just south of Interstate 20

and Moreland Avenue, “EAV” sits at the intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals avenues. The streets are lined with quirky bars, boutiques, clubs and live music venues. www.eaca.net. Map1/D7

In Search of Origins: The Research and Scholarship of Dard Hunter Museum founder Dard Hunter traveled around the world investigating and documenting hand papermaking techniques and traditions. The results of his travels were distilled into books which introduced audiences to the world of paper. Explore the process and results in this new exhibit. October 13, 2017- June 1, 2018

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm 500 10th St. NW • Atlanta, GA 30332

www.paper.gatech.edu 404.894.5700

LITTLE FIVE POINTS— At the intersection of More-

land, Euclid and McLendon avenues is an alcove of the eclectic and funky—from record stores and restaurants to music venues and theaters. www. littlefivepoints.net. Map1/D7 MIDTOWN— The cultural heart of the city teems with

restaurants, bars, museums and attractions, including Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden and The Fox Theatre. www.atlanta-midtown.com. Map1/D7 OLD FOURTH WARD— One of Atlanta’s oldest neigh-

borhoods, “O4W” has quickly gained status as one of the city’s most popular areas. It is home to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and cutting-edge restaurants, bars and nightclubs that have made the area a nightlife hotspot for locals. Don’t miss the booming bar scene on Edgewood Avenue. www.o4wba.com. Map1/D7 ROSWELL— Just north of Atlanta, Roswell has great

shopping in the historic downtown, as well as the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Bulloch Hall, Smith Plantation and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. www.cvb.roswell.ga.us. Map1/D3

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 two lakes and plenty of trails that vary in distance, difficulty and topographic scenery. www.arabiaalliance.org. 3350 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038, 404.998.8384. Map1/F8 CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER— Non-profit

facility on the Chattahoochee River covering 127 acres of preserved wetlands and woodlands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife programs, environmental education, horticulture, walking trails, guided canoe trips and more. www.chattnaturecenter.org. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770.992.2055. Map1/C4 DUNWOODY NATURE CENTER— This nature pre-

serve has activities for all ages. There are kids and adult classes, as well as special family events. Wildlife is abundant including owls, hawks, snapping turtles, bunnies, coyotes and more. There is even a boardwalk that courses through a marshy wetland. Free admission. www.dunwoodynature.org. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, 770.394.3322. Map1/D4 LAKE LANIER ISLANDS— This resort, located about

45 minutes north of Atlanta, spreads along part of the 38,000-acre lake’s 500 miles of shoreline. Enjoy horseback rides, a golf course, a spa, bike and boat rentals, and a Beach and Waterpark. www.lakelanierislands.com. 7000 Lake Lanier Island Pkwy., Lake Lanier, 770.945.8787, 800.840.LAKE. Map1/G1 PIEDMONT PARK— Considered Atlanta’s Central

Park, the 182-acre park is popular with joggers, bicyclists and rollerbladers, and hosts festivals and events nearly every weekend during warmweather months. The park also offers tennis courts,

playgrounds, athletic fields and a dog park. www. piedmontpark.org. Piedmont Avenue (between 10th Street and Westminster Drive), Midtown, 404.875.7275. Map3/C7 STONE MOUNTAIN PARK— A 3,300-acre park sur-

rounds the world’s largest granite monolith. The park offers trails, golf courses, a skylift, a railroad, miniature golf, campgrounds, a 4-D theater and the Lasershow Spectacular. www.stonemountainpark.com. 1126 Stonewall Jackson Drive, Stone Mountain, 770.401.2407. Map1/F6 SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK— This wild

getaway offers five campsites, two fishing docks, 10 yurts, eight picnic shelters, a wide variety of trails and a 215-acre lake, among other amenities. Water sport rentals are available seasonally. www.gastateparks.org. 1750 Mount Vernon Road, 770.732.5871. Map1/D4

Recreation ANDRETTI INDOOR KARTING & GAMES— These

thrilling facilities feature state-of-the-art indoor racing, a ropes course, a 7-D motion theater, racing simulators and over 100 arcade games. You’ll also find bowling, laser tag, a zip line, a cosmic rock wall, the chef-driven Andretti Grill and the Sky Bar. Check website for hours. www.andrettikarting.com. 11000 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 770.992.5688. Map1/D3; 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062, 678.496.9530. Map1/B4 BICYCLE TOURS OF ATLANTA— Hop on these fun,

informative tours to view the sights, scenery and history of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods. The three-hour tours offer plenty of photo stops along the way. Bikes, helmets, snacks and water included in cost. Tours offered daily. www.biketoursatl.com. Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave., Old Fourth Ward, 404.273.2558. Map1/D7 MIDTOWN BOWL— This has been THE bowling spot

for Atlantans since 1960. It caters to parties, families, single bowlers and leagues who are looking for good ol’ fashioned bowling fun. A full service bar is also available for patrons. www.midtownbowl.com. 1940 Piedmont Circle, NE, 404.874.5703. Map1/D6 SKY ZONE— The city’s first indoor trampoline park

has 32,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines. Highlights include 3-D Dodgeball, a foam zone, SkyRobics fitness classes, and special evenings for teens and tweens. www.skyzoneatlanta.com. 560 Old Peachtree Rd. NW, Suwanee, 678.745.9900 Map1/G3; 1425 Market Blvd., Roswell, 678.745.9900 Map1/D3; 1650 Airport Rd. NW, Kennesaw, 678.426.4400. Map1/A3

Sporting Events ATLANTA HAWKS—Atlanta’s NBA team plays at Phil-

lips Arena. Upcoming games: Golden State Warriors, March 2; Phoenix Suns, March 4; Chicago Bulls, March 11; Oklahoma City Thunder, March 13; Charlotte Hornets, March 15; Philadelphia 76ers, March 30. www.nba.com/hawks. 1 Philips Drive, Downtown, 866.715.1500. Map3/I3 GEORGIA SWARM — The professional indoor la-

crosse team plays at Infinite Energy Arena. Upcoming gmaes: Colorado Mammoth, March 2; Buffalo Bandits, March 18; New England Black Wolves, March 24. www.georgiaswarm.com. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, 770.813.7600.Map1/G3

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Entertainment New Realm Brewing Located along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, this expansive brewery helmed by former Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster Mitch Steele has it all: a full menu of small plates, sandwiches, bigger bites, wood-fired pizzas and sweets; a rooftop bar and sunny patio with a panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline; and of course, good beers. Try the Kikimora Imperial IPA with peachy, floral, light citrus complexities and a strong, dry finish to the palate. Thanks to their team of Cicerone-certified beer servers, curious sippers can leave with an expanded education on hops. Brewery tours available; call or check website for hours. www. newrealmbrewing.com. 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Unit 101, Old Fourth Ward, 404.968.2777. Map1/D7

CLERMONT LOUNGE— Located in the basement of

the soon-to-reopen Hotel Clermont, this adults-onlyclub may have a curious past, but has become a notorious city landmark for its unique atmosphere and celebrity sightings. www. clermontlounge. net. 789 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Poncey-Highland, 404.874.4783. Map1/D7 OASIS GOODTIME EMPORIUM— Northside club

with three stages. Open daily. www.oasisatl. com/. 6363 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, 770.454.8065. Map1/E4 ONYX— This executive gentlemen’s club offers bottle

service, VIP sections, and free billiards and parking until 6 pm. M-F 11:30 am-3 pm. www.showbars. com. 1888 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Buckhead, 404.876.9992. Map2/E11

Ballet ATLANTA BALLET— Led by Artistic Director Gennadi

Nedvigin, the Atlanta Ballet was founded over eight decades ago. Expect eclectic performances, including traditional classics and boldly modern pieces. www.atlantaballet.com. 404.873.5811.

Breweries & Distilleries ABBEY OF THE HOLY GOATS BREWERY—This small-

scale craft brewery’s unexpected backstory and gastronomically designed beers are well worth the drive into the ‘burbs. Gather around with the long

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brewing beer together. Now, it’s one of Atlanta’s most popular breweries. In 2017, Monday Night opened The Garage, a wheretraveler.com barrel-aging and souring facility with a taproom, in Atlanta’s West End. www. AMERICAN SPIRIT WHISKEY—Atmondaynightbrewing.com. 670 Trabert Ave. lanta’s only whiskey and brandy distillery NW, Westside, 404.352.7703. Map3/A1; 933 Lee St. uses Scottish-style twin copper pot stills to craft SW, 404.352.7703. bourbon, rye and malt whiskies, plus seasonal OLD 4TH DISTILLERY—After nearly a century, Atlanta brandies using locally sourced apples. Resurgence got its first legal distillery with the opening of Old Rye is Atlanta’s first rye since Prohibition. www. 4th Distillery. Copper stills sparkle in the ultra-cozy, aswdistillery.com. 199 Armour Drive NE, Buckhead, beautifully designed space, which produces vodka 404.590.2279. Map1/C6 and gin. www.o4d.com. 487 Edgewood Ave. SE, ARCHES BREWING— Located just north of the Old Fourth Ward, 844.653.3687. Map3/J7 Atlanta airport, Arches’s founders officially joined ORPHEUS BREWING—This artisanal brewery overAtlanta’s happening hop scene in 2016 after many looking Piedmont Park takes its name from the years of homebrewing. Following a European mythical Greek musician and poet. The Orpheus brewing calendar, the focus is on simple, quality lineup includes saisons like the tart plum saison and authentic Old World-style beers and lagers. “Atalanta” as well as sours, hops and barrels. www. www.archesbrewing.com. 3361 Dogwood Drive, orpheusbrewing.com. 1440 Dutch Valley PL NE, Hapeville, 678.653.2739. Map1/D9 404.347.1777. Map3/A8 GATE CITY BREWING CO.—Anchoring one end of the PONTOON BREWING—After gaining experience charming Canton Street in Roswell’s historic disboth home- and contract-brewing, Pontoon Brewtrict, this “outside-the-Perimeter” hot spot recently ing opened a brick-and-mortar location in Sandy expanded its tasting room to accommodate more Springs, becoming the city’s first brewery in early taps and space for mingling. The name alludes to 2018. Appropriately located near the Chattahoochpre-Civil War history when Atlanta served as a hub ee River, Pontoon believes in a laid-back, lifestyle for railroads and branded itself as the gateway to spent on the water with cold beer. www.pontoonthe South. www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com. 43 brewing.com. 8601 Dunwoody Place, Building 500, Magnolia Ave., Roswell, 678.404.0961.Map1/D3 Suite 500, 704.929.3821. Map1/E4 MONDAY NIGHT BREWING—The idea for this brewery grew out of a Bible study group that started communal table with a board game and friends. www.abbeyoftheholygoats.com. 4000 Northfield Way, Suite 800, 470.282.1444. Map1/E3

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Atlanta Brewing Company, this is the longestoperating craft brewery in Georgia. Start with the “Hoplanta” IPA, and don’t miss the “Whale Shark Wheat” which gives all proceeds towards research and conservation efforts at the Georgia Aquarium. www.redbrickbrewing.com. 2323 Defoor Hills Road NW, Westside, 404.355.5558. Map1/C6 RED HARE BREWING— Co-workers Roger Davis and

Bobby Thomas took their homebrewing hobby to the next level with lots of encouragement from friends in August 2011. On sunny days, sip the SPF 50/50, a refreshing India Pale Radler that is a blend of the Gangwawy IPA and their sparking grapefruit soda. www.redharebrewing.com/. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd., 678.401.0600. Map1/C5 SCOFFLAW BREWING CO.— Named after those who

ignored the rules against alcohol consumption during Prohibition, this 18,000-square foot craft brewery opened in September 2016 after two years of research and development by owner Matt Shirah and brewmaster Travis Herman. Visit the tasting room for a sip of the new Basement IPA and other brews. www.scofflawbeer.com. 1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Westside, 857.225.5683. Map1/C6

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SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY—Two Georgia Tech

grads tapped into their alter egos and launched this Westside brewery in 2014. Flavor profiles for each brew are created with fresh ingredients like blue ginger and lemongrass, never dried ingredients or extracts. Second Self touts a kidand dog-friendly atmosphere. Check website for tour schedules and a calendar of social events. www.secondselfbeer.com. 1317 Logan Circle NW, 678.916.8035. Map1/D7 SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY— This brewery

was founded by college roommates Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney in 1997. Today, it’s one of largest craft breweries in the country. Specializing in West Coast-style beers, Sweetwater’s awardwinning lineup includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Goin’ Coastal, Blue, Hop Hash and Georgia Brown, plus specialty and seasonal beers throughout the year. Taste it for yourself on taps around town or visit the brewery. www.sweetwaterbrew.com. 195 Ottley Dr. NE, 404.691.2537. Map1/D7 URBAN TREE CIDERY—This family owned and oper-

ated cidery is Atlanta’s first. Visit this cool spot in Atlanta’s Westside to sample three varieties of cider and cider-based cocktails prepared at the full bar. All ciders are made on-site, and tours offered at select times during tasting room hours. www. urbantreecidery.com. 1465 Howell Mill Road NW, Westside, 404.855.5546. Map1/C7 VIKING ALCHEMIST MEADERY— Drink the “nectar

of the gods” at the only meadery in Metro Atlanta. Mead is like a wine fermented with honey (and other fruits) instead of grapes. Viking Alchemist offers varieties made with blueberry, cherry, peach and more. Open Th-F 7-9 pm, Sa 2-8 pm. www. vikingalchemist.com. 703 Fairgate Road SW, #301, 678.858.2813. Map1/B5 WILD HEAVEN BEER—”Serve your neighbor” is the

Variant Brewing

Within walking distance from the shops and restaurants of Roswell’s historic Canton Street, Variant opened the doors to its brick-and-mortar brewery in late 2017. Their team has already snagged awards and offers a draft list of year-round, seasonal and variant brews, or creative plays on their pours. The space is family friendly, and pets are welcome on the patio. Call or check website for hours. www.variantbrewing.com. 66 Norcross St., Roswell, 678.242.8189. Map1/D3 32 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

motto of this craft brewery in Avondale Estates. From lifelong Georgians Nick Purdy and Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven makes American brews that use all grain and no adjunct-sugar, which means bigger flavor without excess alcohol. www.wildheavenbeer.com. 135B Maple St., 404.997.8589. Map1/F7 WRECKING BAR BREWPUB— Bob and Kristine

Sandage have turned the turn-of-the century Victor H. Kriegshaber mansion into one of the city’s coolest hangouts. Currently helmed by Brewmaster Neal Engleman and Chef Terry Koval, the “beer-centric” menu features creative libations and updated takes on pub grub. Open daily. www. wreckingbarbrewpub.com. 292 Moreland Ave. NE, Little Five Points, 404.221.2600. Map1/D7

Cocktail Lounges AMER—This posh bar takes cocktails very seri-

ously—and we couldn’t be more thankful. The bar menu focuses on bitters and Italian Amari. Expect classic cocktail recipes with a contemporary twist. www.ameratlanta.com. 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.600.5895. Map1/D7 BON TON BOIL HOUSE— Known for its eclectic in-

teriors, Vietnamese-Creole menu and cheeky cocktails. The kitchen and bar stay open late, so you can keep the revelry and “fancy service”—as the neon sign on the wall touts—alive. www.bontonatl.com. 674 Myrtle St, 404.996.6161. M3/F6 PAPER CRANE LOUNGE— The upstairs cocktail

lounge to Staplehouse. Last call at close. www.

instagram.com/papercranelounge. 541 Edgewood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward. 404.524.5005. Map3/J8 RED PHONE BOOTH— Dial a secret phone number

into the red phone booth to enter this Prohibitioninspired speakeasy. Pillowy leather seating and cigar smoke fill the space, which is a whisky drinker’s dream. The walk-in humidor offers a large cigar selection. www.redphonebooth.com. 17 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd. NE, Downtown, 404.228.7528. Map3/H5 THE S.O.S. TIKI BAR—At this small tiki temple, you’ll

find a menu of Polynesian-inspired cocktails, including a bevvy of rum-filled beverages, frozen cocktails, punch bowls and a limited food menu. www.vicsandwich.com/sos. 340 Church St., Decatur, 404.377.9308. Map1/D7 TICONDEROGA CLUB— Tucked in the back corner of

Krog Street Market, this bar and restaurant prides itself on clever cocktails and serving as gathering place “to which any of striving soul and honest heart are welcome to join.” www.ticonderogaclub.com. 99 Krog St. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.458.4534.Map3/J8

Comedy & Improv DAD’S GARAGE THEATRE COMPANY— The improv

company recently moved into a new home in the Old Fourth Ward (a former church), where it serves up its hilarious improv and scripted shows. Staple shows include Extreme Elimination Improv Challenge, CageMatch and TheatreSports. Call or check website for a complete schedule and ticket prices. www.dadsgarage.com. 569 Ezzard St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.523.3141. Map1/D7 THE BASEMENT THEATER— Guests rave about

the fun, cheap and hysterical entertainment found at this hole-in-the-wall comedy lounge. BYOB is encouraged. Call or check website for a schedule and ticket prices. www.thebasementtheatre.com. 175 West Wieuca Rd. NE, Buckhead, 404.277.3071. Map2/C2 THE LAUGHING SKULL LOUNGE— This 74-seat venue

is tucked in the back of the Vortex Bar & Grill in Midtown, and considered the city’s go-to comedy club. Open mic nights are Tu-W at 8 pm. Call or check website for full schedule and ticket prices. www.laughingskulllounge.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 877.523.3288. Map3/D5 THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB— Atlanta’s longest-

running comedy club. Call for a complete schedule. Tickets $10-$25. www.punchline.com. 3652 Roswell Road NW, Buckhead, 404.252.5233. Map2/D5 UPTOWN COMEDY CORNER— This intimate venue

has hosted performances from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Steve Harvey and Ricky Smiley, to name a few. Call or check website for a schedule and ticket prices.www.uptowncomedy.net. 800 Marietta St. NW, Westside, 404.881.0200. Map3/E2 VILLAGE THEATRE— The group of actors who make

up this theater are veterans of improv and sketch comedy. Call or check website for a schedule and ticket prices. www.villagecomedy.com. 349 Decatur St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.688.8858. Map3/J7 WHOLE WORLD IMPROV THEATRE— This non-profit

troupe is consistently voted one of the best comedy clubs and improv groups in town. Call or check website for a schedule and ticket prices.www. wholeworldtheatre.com. 1216 Spring St., Midtown, 404.817.PLAY. Map3/B4

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this laid-back Southern blues joint has featured live entertainment from local and national acts. Live music nightly; call for a schedule. Closed Su. www.blindwilliesblues.com. 828 N. Highland Ave., Virginia-Highland, 404.873.2583. Map1/D7 BUCKHEAD THEATRE— Originally opened in 1931,

the historic Atlanta building re-opened last year after two years of renovations. Today it hosts concerts, sporting events and more. This month: The Cadillac Three, March 1; Yacht Rock Revue, March 2; PNB Rock, March 7; Steven Curtis Chapman: Solo Greatest Hits, March 10; The Noise Presents: Pop Evil, March 14; Celebrating David Bowie, March 18; Dashboard Confessional, March 23; Mike + The Mechanics, March 24. www.thebuckheadtheatre.com. 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Buckhead, 404.843.2825. Map2/C7 CITY WINERY—The brainchild of the founder of the

iconic Knitting Factory, one of New York’s longest running music venues, City Winery has had success in other cities before launching in Atlanta. The facility combines a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations and fine dining—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city. This month: Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, March 1; Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records Revue, March 2; Over The Rhine, March 3; Howard Hewett, March 4; Matisyahu, March 5 and 7; An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash, March 6; Tom Green, March 9, Marc Cohn, March 10-11, David Archuleta, March 12; Alex Gutherie & Jacks River Band, March 13; Los Lonely Boys with Lisa Morales, March 14; Joshua Radin, March 15; The Zombies, March 16; Tribute: A Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band, March 17; No Sleep Podcast, March 18; Bumpin The Mango, March 20; Rudy Currence, March 21; Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, March 22; Wasabassco Burlesque, March 23; Michael Henderson, March 23; Billy Joels The Stranger, March 24; Stanley Clarke, March 25; Al Jardine, March 26; Lee Ann Womack, March 29-30; Departure: The Journey Tribute Band, March 31. No ticket is required to dine in The Barrel Room. D (daily). www.citywinery.com/atlanta. 650 North Ave., 404.946.3791. Map2/E5 CENTER STAGE ATLANTA— Comprised of three dif-

ferent 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. This month: Myfever & Mansell, March 2; Dixie Dregs, March 3; Ella Vos, March 3; Jon Foreman, March 7; Missio, March 7; Zeshan B, March 7; Vista Kicks, March 8; Gus Dapperton, March 9; Sasy, March 9; Wallows, March 10; Coast Modern, March 10; LP, March 10; The House That Misery Built, March 11; Somo, March 14; Robin Trower, March 15; Wild Child, March 16; Vinyl Theatre & Vesperteen, March 23; Molusco Esta Apaga O, March 23; Lisa Lampanelli, March 24; The DZMG Affair, March 24; Ripe, March 29; Waker, March 30. www.centerstage-atlanta. com. 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Midtown, 404.885.1365. Map3/A5 NORTHSIDE TAVERN— This blues joint show-

cases live talent every day and regularly hosts artists including Mudcat, Zydefunk, The Breeze Kings and Swami Gone Bananas. Cover charge

varies on weekends. www.northsidetavern. com. 1058 Howell Mill Road NW, Westside, 404.874.8745. Map1/C7 TERMINAL WEST— Housed within the King Plow

Arts Center, Terminal West once was an iron smelting roomk and has been transformed into a music venue with modern production while maintaining original factory aesthetics. A bar and restaurant, Stationside, is adjacent to the venue. This month: Brett Dennen, March 1; Dumpstaphunk, March 2; Danger, March 3; Lane 8, March 8; Little Tybee, March 9; Soulection Radio, March 10; Little Dragon, March 13; Somo, March 14; Billie Eilish, March 17; Meshell Ndegeocello, March 21; Chrome Sparks, March 22; Albert Hammond Jr., March 23; Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, March 24; Betty Who, March 25-26; Brian Fallon + The Howling Weather, March 27; Cigarettes After Sex, March 28; Rainbow Kitten Surprise, March 29-30. www.terminalwestatl.com. 887 West Marietta St. NW, Studio C, 404.876.5566. Map3/C1 THE DRUNKEN UNICORN— Showcasing indie bands

of from near and far, this venue is always packed with locals. This month: Sloppy Seconds, March 3; Thunder Dreamer, March 9; Dead Meadow, March 10; Cedar Green, March 12; La Choloteca, March 15; Lil Bo Weep, March 16; Antarcticats, March 30; Cifika, March 31. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net. 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Midtown, 404.870.0575. Map1/D7 THE EARL— Guests can grab a burger in the front

room or dance to bands playing in the back at this East Atlanta restaurant and lounge considered one of the best live music bars in the city. This month: An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio, March 1; Brent Cobb, March 2; The Wind + The Wave, March 8; Lucy Dacus, March 9; Public Access T.V., March 10; Shane Torres, March 11; Soft Kill, March 14; Jessica Lea Mayfield, March 16; Nameless Nameless, March 17; Yamantaka/ Sonic Titan, March 18; The Wedding Present, March 19; Gang of Youths, March 20; The Strypes, March 21; Kyle Craft, March 22; S. Carey, March 24; Dead Boys, March 25; Thelma & The Sleaze, March 27; Caroline Rose, March 28; Agent Orange, March 29. L&D (daily). Open late daily. www.badearl.com. 488 Flat Shoals Ave., East Atlanta, 404.522.3950. Map1/D8 THE MASQUERADE— Recently relocated to the

heart of downtown Atlanta, this venue hosts local, regional, national and international artists. Three levels—named Hell, Purgatory and Heaven—offer three stages. This month: Norma Jean, March 1; Knocked Loose + Terror, March 2; Adult., March 2; Tigers Jaw, March 2; Cupcakke, March 2; Runaway Brother, March 3; Crazy Town, March 4; American Nightmare, March 4; Senses Fail, March 5; $teve Cannon, March 5; Lil Xan, March 6; Injury Reserve, March 7; Kolars, March 7; Hippie Sabotage, March 8; Mod Sun, March 8; Elohim, March 8; Spoon, March 9; Acid Dad, March 9; Common Deer, March 9; The Hunna & Coasts, March 10; Mr. Pickles Thrash-Tacular, March 10; Public Access T.V., March 10; Propagandhi, March 11; Crumb, March 11; Frigs, March 12; Starset, March 13; Septicflesh, March 14; Attila & Insane Clown Posse, March 14; ¡Mayday!, March 14; Jphelpz, March 15; Architects, March 16; Iced Earth, March 17; Mac Sabbath, March 17; The Expanders, March 17; Snail Mail, March 18; Porches, March 19; Poy Wood$, March 20; The Contortionist, March 21; Timeflies, March

21; Watain, March 23; Caleborate, March 23; Rings of Saturn, March 23; Moose Blood, March 24; Talib Kweli, March 24; K. Flay, March 24; Between the Buried and Me, March 26; The Buttertones, March 26; Ty Dolla $ign, March 28; Mickey Avalon, March 28; Sorority Noise, March 29; Hunny, March 29; Our Last Night, March 30; Icon For Hire, March 30; Movements, March 31. www.masqueradeatlanta.com. 50 Lower Alabama St., 404.577.8178. Map3/J4 VENKMAN’S—This former soda-bottling plant is

now a stellar performance venue and comfortfood restaurant. Live music spills from the stage nightly as chef-driven food and killer cocktails flood the menu. Joe Gransden’s Jazz Jam performs each Monday at 8 pm. This month: Kevin Kinney, March 1. Call or visit website for a complete schedule. www.venkmans.com. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 470.225.6162. Map1/D7

Theater ALLIANCE THEATRE—The leading producing

theatre in the Southeast, Alliance Theatre is dedicated to putting world-class work on stage and celebrating the powerful experience of shared theater for diverse people. While its home theater at the Woodruff Arts Center undergoes renovations, the 2017/2018 season takes some productions on the road. This month: “The Jungle Book,” through March 4; “Sheltered,” March 1-25. www.alliancetheatre.org. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Midtown, 404.733.4650. Map3/F5 FOX THEATRE— This 1929 theater is a lavish show-

place of Moorish-Egyptian style. This month: “The Neighborhood Barbershop: When Love Fades,” March 3-4; “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” March 13-18. www.foxtheatre.org. 660 Peachtree St., Midtown, 404.881.2100. Map3/F5 HORIZON THEATRE— Known for its talented en-

semble actors, Horizon produces new works that run the gamut from musical comedies to dramas. This month: “Freaky Friday,” March 9-April 22. www.horizontheatre.com. 1083 Austin Ave., Little Five Points, 404.584.7450. Map1/D7 THE NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE TAVERN—This

group performs the Bard’s plays and other classics in a building inspired by the Globe Theatre. Each show features Elizabethan costumes and live music played on period instruments. A dinner menu is offered 75 minutes before curtain. This month: “Romeo + Juliet,” through March 3; “William Luce’s Barrymore,” March 9-25; “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” March 31-April 22. www.shakespearetavern.com. 499 Peachtree St. NE, Downtown, 404.874.5299. Map3/G5 SERENBE PLAYHOUSE—This nationally acclaimed

outdoor theater group performs outside among wooded trails, fields and forests. This month: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” March 28-April 29. www.serenbeplayhouse.com. 9110 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, 770.463.1110. KENNY LEON’S TRUE COLORS THEATRE—Tony

Award-winning director Kenny Leon’s theater company explores the rich canon of African-American theater while also boldly interpreting global works. This month: “King Hedley II by August Wilson,” through March 11. www.truecolorstheatre.org. Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, 877.725.8849. Map1/B8

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Atlanta Your Way

Stylish Shopper Look sharp with some help from (1)The Service Suite at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

This private, luxury lounge offers customers complimentary personal styling and shopping service with the expertise of top Atlanta stylist Amy Nelson. Email personalshopper@ theshopsbuckheadatlanta.com to arrange an appointment. While you're in the area, don't miss (2)MM.LaFleur. The womenswear brand known for luxury workwear that is both practical and elegant is opening its first long-term location in the Southeast on March 5. Shop until you drop—into a seat at (3)The Cut Bar inside nearby American Cut. Earlier this year, the first-class bar expanded its hours with an all-day menu (honey Sriracha wings, anyone?) that is served from 11:30 am to close and weekday happy hour specials from 4-7 pm. 40 W H E R E AT L A N TA I M A R C H 2018

Night Owl After the sun goes down, claim a spot at one of the hottest spots in town: (1)Himitsu ("secret" in Japanese). Connected to the chic sushi spot, Umi, this reservations-only cocktail lounge is opened every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. With a menu created by world-renowned cocktail maestro Shingo Gokan, this bar takes craft cocktails to the next level. Want to dance the night away? Head to Midtown's (2)Vinyl at Center Stage on March 8 for energetic live rock ‘n roll courtesy of Vista Kicks. The Los Angeles, California-based band's stop in Atlanta is part of a 23-date headlining tour, showcasing tunes from their debut full-length album "Booty-Shakers Ball." On the Westside, (3)The Painted Duck is the place to be for late-night bowling, savory bites and socializing in a mod space.

Sports Fanatic Fill our your bracket and head to (1)Park Tavern to watch college basketball while noshing

on tasty snacks and sipping local craft beers. Located adjacent to Piedmont Park, the restaurant offers a great view of the Midtown skyline and open fields where you can usually find friendly games of soccer or kickball. Can't wait for Opening Day? The (2)Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta was designed with baseball fans like you in mind. The new hotel overlooks SunTrust Park and is full of nods to America's pastime, particulary among the goods at South End Trading Company. Missing college football season? The folks at the (3)College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-filA Fan Experience understand. Pass the time 'till kick-off with 50-plus interactive exhibits celebrating the players, coaches and fans.

(TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT) COURTESY THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD ATLANTA (2); COURTESY HEIDI GELDHAUSER; COURTESY EMILY ANDREWS; COURTESY ANNA MARIA LOPEZ; COURTESY HEIDI GELDHAUSER, COURTESY OF PARK TAVERN, COURTESY OMNI HOTEL AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA, COURTESY COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME AND CHICK-FIL-A FAN EXPERIENCE

UNIQUE TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS, FIT TO MATCH YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. FIND THE CITY CURATED FOR YOU AT WHERETRAVELER.COM/ATLANTA.


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