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In This Issue: • SCAD Atlanta • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival • Good Measure Meals

• Eyedeology • Midtown Pop-Up Photos • and more!

Volume 3, Issue 1 First Quarter, 2011 Cover art by SCAD Professor Kenneth Knowles

Discover SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design offers a world-class art and design education right in the heart of Midtown. For information about the school and their upcoming deFINE ART showcase, please see our story pages 8-9.

Experience the food and beverage traditions of the South May 19-22 at Atlanta's first-ever Food & Wine festival.


rtisans from all over the south -- barbecue pitmasters, award-winning chefs and mixologists, sommeiliers, fry cooks and local growers are all coming together for a culinary experience like no other at the upcoming Atlanta

Food & Wine Festival. Ticket packages are available to fit every budget, from $2,500 Connoisseur tickets to $75-$125 Tasting Tent passes. Visit to choose the festival experience that's right for you.



Billy Reid, YEE-HAW Industries, Shop SCAD, Bella Cucina, Les Nouvelles and Love Train Antiques descended on Midtown with an awesome holiday pop-up shop this past holiday season. Here are some of our favorite moments.


For Good Measure

Good Measure Meals: A creative way Midtown businesses give back to the community

"It's a great convenience for Midtown residents to pick up their Good Measure Meals™ right here at Yes Home." Keith Hobbs (right), owner.


needed nutrition to people in the community who cannot provide it for themselves.

es Home, located in Metropolis on Peachtree & 8th Street, has found a unique way to contribute to the community. They have partnered with Good Measure Meals™, a social enterprise of the nonprofit Open Hand/Atlanta. GMM offers gourmet meal plans for a healthy lifestyle.

Yes Home is a lifestyle store, offering contemporary to transitional products at affordable prices. Yes Home offers a unique blend of furniture, home accents, gifts and more.Yes Home is thrilled to facilitate pick-up of the meals. If you don't have time to cook or would like to take the guesswork out of calorie counting, pick up a Good Measure Meals brochure at Yes Home or visit:

Yes Home allows GMM customers to pick up their meal plans from a refrigeration unit placed in the store. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Good Measure Meals™ products go directly to Open Hand/Atlanta so they can provide much 4

Seeing Is Believing Find one-of-a-kind frames, top-notch eye care and friendly service at Midtown optical boutique Eyedeology

Find Eyedeology on the web at, or visit their showroom at 860 Peachtree Street. 404-853-5008.


also makes her sensitive to the needs of others; therefore, Eyedeology clients are encouraged to drop off their old specs and Eyedeology will make sure they make it into the hands of someone who needs them.

wner / Optometrist Dr. Sima L. Gupta spent her early professional years practicing optometry in Manhattan. "New York City spoiled me for massproduced and franchised frames," says Gupta, "and I intend to spoil you as well."

To make an appointment, visit or call 404-853-5008.

With a statement like that, it's no surprise that glasses from Eyedeology are as fashionable as they are functional. With relaxed, helpful service and scores of beautiful frames to choose from, shopping at Eyedeology is almost like making a spa date for your eyes. Gupta is a big believer in careful and complete annual eye exams. Her background in public health 5

Meet Megan Fogel Interior Designer Megan Fogel has been living in and loving Midtown for the past 8 years

Q: Ever spotted any celebrities in Midtown? A: I haven’t seen any celebrities lately but I see the film crews all over! I did hear Matt Damon and Jude Law are in town… so I’m on the look out!

Q: Describe yourself in 5 words or less: A: Active, endearing, lover of life! Q: What’s the coolest new thing that’s opened up or happened in Midtown in the past year? A: I love the opening of the midtown market outside 999 Peachtree on Wednesdays. And of course it’s always exciting having such amazing exhibits open up regularly at the High Museum, such as the Dali exhibit. I was able to go to the Dali send off recently when the High was open for 31 straight hours -- nothing like going to see great art at 3:30 am!

Q: Most bizarre Midtown Moment? A: That would probably be taking my Grandma for gelato during Pride Weekend. Nothing like enjoying a treat with your very conservative grandmother while a man in a patent leather thong starts dancing next to her! Being the epitome of a lady that she is, she just kept on with her conversation as if it were nothing out of the ordinary. 6

Beacon Bites Sink your teeth into these Midtown items of note

DREWLEWIS C'mon, get happy with happy hour at DREWLEWIS, Midtown. Complimentary drinks and discounts on full priced apparel and accessories will be served 5pm - 7pm every Thursday night in 2011.

JAMES MADISON SALON 2011 has ushered in a whole stable of new faces at this popular Midtown Salon. Drop by to meet the new crew, which includes James (owner and top stylist), Jeremiah Reed (senior colorist), Dirk Brown and Aryn Hampton (colorists), Christy Hubbard (senior stylist and star bridal hair designer), Zach Moore (stylist and king of the blow dry), Katie Low and Taylor Brittian (stylists), Melissa Smeraldi (assistant to James), Melissa Carroll and Brooke McCorkle (front desk coordinators) and, last but not least, Leigha Baughan (IT and marketing). To make an appointment or find out more, call 404.266.8647 or visit

HUFF, POWELL & BAILEY 999 Peachtree welcomes trial law firm Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC to its ranks. Founded in 2003, the firm focuses exclusively on complex civil litigation and specializes in the defense and trial of high risk cases with significant exposure. For more information, visit


Marina Abramović , "The Kitchen I - Homage to Saint Terese", 2009, framed black and white Lambda print. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

d e F I N E


ight in the heart of Midtown, the Atlanta campus of SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) offers aspiring students a comprehensive art and design education. With 42 majors and more than 40 minors, SCAD boasts more degree programs and specializations than any other art university in the world. SCAD graduates display work in galleries around the world and enjoy varied careers in their fields of choice. One case is point is SCAD graduate Michael Porten (M.F.A., painting, B.F.A., illustration). Porten's work, "Blur Stripe Self Portrait I" is featured in SCAD's upcoming showcase "deFINE ART" taking place February 22-26, 2011.

Now in it's second year, deFINE ART 2011 features lectures by prominent figures in the art world, special exhibitions, commissions, panel discussions, student showcases, performances and many other events, which will be previewed at venues throughout the university's locations in Savannah and Atlanta. deFINE ART 2011 will also honor performance artist Marina Abramović for her ground-breaking work and influence on contemporary art. Another signature feature of deFINE ART is a series of public talks by leading art world professionals. Speakers include Gary Tinterow (Engelhard Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Sarah Thornton (author of "Seven Days in the Art World"), and Sarah Lewis (independent curator and

crtic). Rounding out the deFINE ART experience are multimedia performances by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid) and a series of exhibitions in the SCAD Galleries. In addition to exciting events such as deFINE ART, SCAD also offers a multitude of educational experiences geared toward degree-seeking students as well as open enrollment classes and workshops for you, teens and adults interested in personal enrichment. For more information about Savannah College of Art and Design or deFINE ART 2011 visit:

Do Ho Suh, "Gate-Small", silk and stainless steel tube, 2003. Michael Porten, "Blur Stripe Self Portrait I" (detail), mixed media, 2009.

In Midtown, there’s always something going on after dark. Here are a few of our favorite post-sunset pastimes.

DANCING • Opera (1150): 1150B Peachtree Street, 404.874.0428 • Sutra Lounge: 1136 Crescent Avenue, 404.607.1160 • Cosmopolitan/Lava Lounge: 45 13th St, 404.873.6189 • Primal: 960 Spring Street NW, 404.745.9494 • Door 44: 44 12th Street, 678.949.9531 • Whiskey Park: 188 14th Street NE, 404.537.2815

LIVE MUSIC • Churchill Grounds: 660 Peachtree Street, 404.876.3030 • Vinyl: 1374 West Peachtree Street, 404.885.1365 • MJQ: 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404.870.0575

THEATER/COMEDY • Laughing Skull Lounge: 878 Peachtree St., 404.875.1667 • Whole World Theater: 1226 Spring St., 404.817.7529 • 14th Street Playhouse: 173 14th Street, 404.733.4738 • Dad’s Garage: 280 Elizabeth St, 404.523.3141

RESTAURANT/LOUNGE • Aurum: 933 Peachtree Street. (404) 815-9426 • Bazzaar: 654 Peachtree Street, 404.885.7505 • Beleza Lounge: 905 Juniper Street, 678.904.4582 • Ecco: 40 7th Street, 404.347.9555 • Empire State South: 999 Peachtree Street, 404.541.1105 • Flip Flops: 1140 Crescent Avenue678.705.8555 • Geisha House: 1380 Atlantic Drive, 404.872.3903


RESTAURANT/LOUNGE • Halo: 817 W. Peachtree St. #E-100, 404.962.7333 • L-Bar: 939 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 208.545.1176 • Leopard Lounge: 84 12th Street, 404.271.4785 • The Nook: 1144 Piedmont Avenue, 404.745.9222 • Park Tavern: 500 10th Street NE, 404.249.0001 • Shout: 1197 Peachtree Street, 404.846.2000 • Steamhouse Lounge: 1051 W. Peachtree, 404.233.7980 • Straits: 793 Juniper Street, NE, 404.877.1283 • Twisted Taco: 66 12th Street, NE, 404.607.8771 • Vortex: 878 Peachtree Street, 404.875.1667 • Zocalos: 187 10th Street, NE, 404.249.7576

LGBTQ NIGHTLIFE • Blakes: 227 10th Street, 404.892.5786 • Bulldogs: 893 Peachtree Street, 404.872.3025 • Burkharts: 1492 Piedmont Avenue # F, 404.872.4403

MISCELLANEOUS • 10 Pin Alley: 261 19th Street, 404.872.3364 (Bowling) • Cheetah: 887 Spring Street NW, 678.916.4316 (Adult Entertainment)

Aurum at Metropolis Visit Midtown’s coolest new cocktail lounge. Aurum is Latin for “gold,” and the new lounge features a gold and chocolate color palate, laid-back DJ’s and great drinks. 933 Peachtree, Suite 915 | (404) 815-9426


Events Calendar Noteworthy: Saint Patrick's Day Oh, Paddy, dear an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round? St. Patrick's Day is March 17 -- plan your trip to the pub now! We recommend RíRá's, where the shire water flows freely all year 'round, but especially on this most Irish of holidays.

February 2011

02/10: Ivy Hall Writers Series featuring Martha Grimes, 6:30 to 8pm. 02/17: Ivy Hall Writers Series featuring Sloane Crosley, 6:30 to 8pm.

Bootcamp 4a Cause: Be well. Do good. BC4C, Piedmont Park’s newest bootcamp, donates 100% of its net profits to Piedmont Park conservancy and other charities (selected quarterly). Now enrolling for Spring!

March 2011

03/03: Ivy Hall Writers Series featuring Chris Abani, 6:30 to 8pm.

April 2011

04/23: Sign up for The Green Dash, Atlanta's Earth Day 5K, benefiting Piedmont Park Conservancy. 5K kicks off at 9am, with a Kid's dash to follow at 10am.

FEATURED EVENT Literature admirers won't want to miss this winter's Ivy Hall Writers series featuring mystery novelist Martha Grimes, Bestselling author Sloane Crosley, PEN receipient Chris Abani and many others. Dates above. Info at


Arts & Entertainment 14th Street Playhouse

173 14th Street. 404.733.4738

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

1280 Peachtree Street. 404.733.5000

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring Street. 404.873.3391

Georgia Shakespeare

4484 Peachtree Rd. 404.264.0020

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street. 404.733.HIGH

Margaret Mitchell House

990 Peachtree Street. 404.249.7015

Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center 1071 Piedmont Avenue. 404.876.4024

For a more extensive list of links to Midtown arts and entertainment venues, visit

Neighborhood And Community NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS Ansley Park Atlantic Station Home Park Midtown Alliance 404.892.4782 Midtown Neighborhood Midtown’s Peachtree Corridor Sherwood Forest

GOVERNMENT SERVICES City Council District 2 Kwanza Hall 404.330.6038 Fire Station #15 170 10th St. Atlanta, GA 30309 Police Zone 5 404.658.7054 NPU-E Chair: Penelope Cheroff Meetings: 1st Tues, 6:30pm Report A Pothole 404.768.4653


Metropolis & 999 Peachtree PERSONAL SERVICES

We Cater!

Cross Cuts Hair stylists 999 Peachtree, Lobby Level 404.872.2226

Party platters, boxed lunches and more!

James Madison Salon Hair stylists 404.266.8647 933 Peachtree, The Metropolis Solarium Tanning Tanning salon 404.249.9677 933 Peachtree, The Metropolis Doc’s Shoeshine & Leather Care 999 Peachtree, Lobby Level

MEDICAL/DENTAL SERVICES Dr. Herman Donatelli General & Prosthrodontics 404.874.9615 Goodman & Goldstein Endodontics 404.885.1441 Metro Atlanta Cardiology Consultants Diagnostic, Interventional and Preventive Cardiology 404.874.1788 Midtown Oral & Facial Surgery Oral Surgery 404.892.2999


Metropolis & 999 Peachtree (PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CON’T) Dr. Abe Shuster Periodontics 404.876.4867 Dr. Jeff Smith General & Cosmetic Dentistry 404.876.7979 Nanston Dental General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry 404.892.2337

RESTAURANT Empire State South 404.541.1105 Jimmy John’s Sandwiches 404.853.3443 The Peachtree Club 404.817.0999 Silk Restaurant 678.705.8888 Taco Mac 678.904.7211

RETAIL Drew Lewis Men's and women's fashion 404.881.5359 The UPS Store Shipping professionals 933 Peachtree, The Metropolis 404.685.8280 Yes Home Home accents, accessories and furniture 933 Peachtree, The Metropolis 404.733.5909 Published by TuckerMott Companies for Jamestown Properties. All Rights Reserved. ® For information on obtaining a business listing in the Midtown Beacon, contact:


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