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Poor Calvin’s

Modern, intimate eatery featuring an Asian fusion menu, plus both classic & creative cocktails.

510 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: (404) 254-4051 | Web:

South City Kitchen Buckhead

Inventive takes on Southern classics, including a popular brunch, served in upscale surroundings.

3350 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 175, Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: (404) 815-6677 | Web:

Nikolai’s Roof

Upscale French-Russian dinner spot with city views is set on the 30th floor of the Hilton Hotel.

255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 221-6362 | Web:

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Bones Restaurant

Steakhouse institution serving prime beef & seafood in clubby rooms with an old-school vibe. 3130 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Ecco Midtown

Sleek spot for an ever-changing menu of seasonally inspired Continental fare & a bustling bar scene. 40 7th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 Thrive American food, sushi & creative cocktails in a lounge-like dining room & bar with modern decor. 101 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Vortex

Local fixture known for its burgers, beer & whiskey selection & offbeat, rock ‘n’ roll vibe. 438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Agave Restaurant

Native American decor & a fireplace set the stage for creative Southwestern small plates & entrees. 242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Blue Ridge Grill

An elegant mountain lodge setting for elevated Southernleaning cuisine & curated wines.1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Octopus Bar

Hip, late-night hangout offering cocktails & a changing menu of Asian & European eats. 560 Gresham Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Pasta Da Pulcinella

Pastas & other Italian favorites in a romantic setting: a cozy vintage bungalow with fireplace. 1123 Peachtree Walk NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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DEC 23

Holiday in the Park

Holiday programming at Six Flags Over Georgia, with holiday lights and decorations, holiday shows and music, seasonal foods and visits with Santa. Discover more at

JAN 21

Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting

Annual beer festival at The Bold Monk Brewing Company, with tastings of dozens of rare cask ales, food, and more. Sample 55+ rare, exclusive, cask-conditioned ales, lagers, ciders and meads! Learn more online at

FEB 11

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Wine festival at Pratt Pullman District, with 50+ wine and craft beer tastings, live performances and other activities. Learn more at


Bubbles & Brews

Month-long festival featuring a variety of events at Cobb County breweries and distilleries. Learn more at


Spring Festival on Ponce

Annual arts festival in Olmsted Linear Park, with 125+ artists, food vendors, live music and children’s activities. Learn more at

MAY 13

Sweet Auburn Springfest

Very popular annual street festival in the Sweet Auburn district, with live music, food, vendors and family activities. Learn more at

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JUN 17

The 2nd Annual Pride Bar Crawl

Join us for complimentary drinks with exclusive drink and food specials followed by an awesome after party! Learn more at


Independence Day Fireworks Light Metro Atlanta Skies

Southeast’s largest fireworks show, explodes across the skies of downtown Atlanta above Centennial Olympic Park on July 3 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event with proceeds going toward continued beautification of the park. Learn more at

AUG 11


Music & Arts Festival

Annual family-friendly festival of reggae music and the arts and culture of the African diaspora in Piedmont Park. Learn more online at


Atlanta Greek Festival

Annual festival of Greek food and culture at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, with traditional foods, lectures and more. Learn more at


Atlanta Pride Festival

Atlanta Gay Pride is one of the most important events of its kind to take place in the Southern United States. Atlanta Gay Pride takes place at leafy (and centrally located) Piedmont Park in early to mid-October. The event is part of a month long series of events including the National Coming Out Day and the Atlanta AIDS Walk. Learn more at


Viva Tequila Festival

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Control weight gain and compulsive eating behaviors by making better choices about the food that you eat.

Control weight gain and compulsive eating behaviors by making better choices about the food that you eat.

ConsumptionSome of us more than others realize that what we eat can effect how we feel such as eating too little or too much. We should be able to enjoy what we eat but also feel better when we do. Eating healthy is a challenging task that many of us

strive to achieve but often fall short. InfluencesCultural, social, family, and economical factors may be a direct influence linked to our food and eating behaviors. However, a more serious influence such as stress, boredom and anxiety can play a larger role as many of us eat as a coping mechanism. Although it can

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sometimes help bring relief and ease feelings, it often leads to regret and build more negativity. Avoiding the problem with food will often create another problem with self-image when suffering from weight gain or other negative affects caused by unhealthy eating.

Weight ManagementHere are tips to help you manage your weight. For starters, never skip a meal. By skipping a meal, you’re allowing yourself to become

hungry later which can result in reckless binge eating. Be sure to plan your meals ahead of time and limit night time snacking. This will allow you to always be one step ahead

of your weight by creating a routine. If you’re getting a craving between meals, try to exercise or find another way to distract yourself from food.

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Eating Diary - This is a great tool to keep track of your eating habits. Record what food you eat and when you eat it. Also take note of how you feel after eating and if you were doing anything while eating such as using your phone or watching TV.

By recording your habits, you will be able to pinpoint which foods and activities to avoid. The diary can also assist you when you’re working with a dietitian to help you make the best decisions.

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to increase home value

Personalization: We all want to make our home unique to our own character. However, when it comes time to sell, buyers want to envision themselves in the home, which can be difficult if the entire home is personalized to you. Avoid any personalization that is difficult to undo and stick to a nice universal outlook that speaks to everyone.

Landscaping: Just like with personalizing, it’s best to keep it simple. Some home buyers may love how elaborate your landscaping may look, but most of the time they’re considering the cost of upkeep or the difficulty of maintaining that look. A clean lawn with curb appeal is the best first impression to give to potential buyers.

Closet Space: Some of us are minimalist and can do with a larger room by sacrificing closet space, but most potential buyers value the importance of storage. Remember, buyers want to see themselves living in the home, and a lack of closet space might send them looking elsewhere.

Bold Paint: Freshly painted rooms are a great way to brighten up your home. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a little color into your home but keep in mind that buyers may not favor the same colors you do. Stick to keeping the colors subtle with small accents and focus more on neutral tones to appeal to potential buyers.

Trendy Designs: Barn doors and patterned tiles may look great to some buyers, but avoid trendy designs that might be outdated when you decide to sell. No matter how tempting the latest home design trend may be, the classic look is always the safest bet.

DIY Projects: Projects that you build yourself are great, but only when they’re done professionally. This is important to potential buyers so make sure if you’re going to do your own home project, that you do it exceptionally well. This also applies to repairs, quick cover ups will only get you so far. These sort of projects can either increase or decrease the value of your home so make sure you know what you’re doing before proceeding.

Long-Term Necessities: When it comes to renovations, keep in mind that not every buyer needs a built in office desk, or a workshop, or anything that may seem like a great idea to you. Tread carefully when adding permanent fixtures, not all buyers have the same vision as you when it comes to changes made. Make sure your room structures allow the flexibility for potential buyers to make their own changes.

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With lodging, food and entertainment all included in one price, choosing to do a vacation on a cruise gives great value. Traveling on the sea can be extremely fun, but it is important to choose the correct cruise line. If you’re going to spend a lot of your vacation time on a cruise ship, it may as well be one of luxury. Thankfully, there’s many luxury cruise lines ready to cater to your every

whim while ferrying you to and from some of the world’s most mesmerizing destinations in plush comfort. Some offer exotic voyages to faraway destinations, while others attract travelers with comfortable cabins and stimulating enrichment programs. Use this guide as a starting point to find out which luxury cruise fits best for your next vacation.

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We made a list that factors in itinerary affordability, health ratings, and reputation among experts and travelers.

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Someone Cares is a leading agency in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases in the African American, Latino and Transgender communities. Their mission is to eliminate all barriers to health services for all individuals who experience health dis parities related to sexual health in primary care, HIV testing, STD and HEP C screen ing and treatment, and intensive mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment. S1CATL.ORG | (678) 921-2706


The Health Initiative is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s LGBTQ community through education, support, access to care and advocacy. They work directly with LGBTQ Georgians and LGBTQ-friendly providers.



Front Runners Atlanta is a running, walking, and social club for the LGBTQ+ com munity and its allies. Membership is open to all people regardless of race, pace, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, or athletic ability.



We seek to be inclusive, proactive and diligent in our commitment to serve the best interests of Midtown residents fairly and transparently. We want all Midtown resi dents to feel welcome and heard in meetings that exhibit respectful discourse and fair decision making strategies. MIDTOWNATLANTA.ORG


PFLAG Atlanta promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAGATLANTA.ORG | (678) 561-7354

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DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau ..........................................................5
Cruise Planners 19
& Decor 13
Law Firm LLC 15 Lee Davis Law LLC 9
Amicable Divorce Network 19 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER
Chaos By V 9 REALTOR Cliff Miller 9 ROOFING Findlay Roofing ............................................................................................................. 7 SPORTS Georgia Multisports Productions ............................................................................... 15
UrgentVet 15
LAW Gentry