Archive for Atlanta Insider’s Guide

Red Phone Booth [UPDATE]

Swanky speakeasy in downtown Atlanta, Georgia celebrates its first anniversary. 21 Plus Salute! Adults only, guaranteed. By Hope S. Philbrick If you really want to impress a date, this might do it: Walk into a phone [...]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [2017 Update]

The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 11-28, 2017—and it’s exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls return from the afterlife at Center for [...]

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

Camp on the water. Rent a houseboat on Lake Lanier and feel like a VIP: There are only 11 houseboats available for overnight rental in the entire state of Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely in [...]

Spas, Sweets & Shopping in Roswell, Georgia [Girlfriends’ Getaway]

North of Atlanta, get more pampering and more bling for the money. By Hope S. Philbrick A valid argument can be made that the only ingredients you really need for a fun overnight with your gal [...]

Brine Seafood Shack [Review]

Newest restaurant by Chef Marc Taft is a swimming success at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Alpharetta, Georgia has no coast, but you may find yourself looking out the window of the new [...]

Cocktails in the Garden: Atlanta Botanical Garden

Adults-oriented evening outdoor social returns this spring to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia. Explore the city’s lush urban oasis in the cool of the evening on Thursdays through September as Cocktails in the Garden [...]

Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar

Two menu additions are inspired by homey Korean favorites: fried chicken and build-your-own ssam. By Hope S. Philbrick First, a confession: The evening after I dined at Takorea & Ssam Bar in Midtown, Atlanta, Ga., I [...]

Grain: Revamped

Midtown Atlanta bar and eatery launches a revamped food and cocktail menu. New options include salads, sandwiches, slushies and more. By Hope S. Philbrick Atlanta, Georgia, doesn’t really have a Cheers-type bar, it has a whole [...]

Maya Steaks & Seafood

Full of flavor and heart in Sandy Springs, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Sandy Springs is its own, proud Georgia city, but for the average Atlanta-metro-area dweller it’s little more than a stretch of road crowded [...]

Chef Woolery “Woody” Back

We talk to the chef currently helming the kitchens at two Georgia restaurants. By Hope S. Philbrick Chef Woody Back began his restaurant career in the dining room of a pizzeria. He transferred into the kitchen [...]

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