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Sea Island Forge Kettles

Sea Island Forge kettle at Pursell Farms in AL
By Hope S. Philbrick Sea Island Forge, based in St. Simons Island, Georgia, is sparking new traditions in backyards nationwide with its kettles. Every Sea Island Forge kettle can be used as a both a fire pit and an open-fire cooking system—and it’s easy to switch...

Lagarde American Eatery

Gumbo at Lagarde American Eatery in Chamblee GA
By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, you want a hurricane. Not the destructive storm. The drink. The New Orleans cocktail so famous it can be recognized by its glass alone may be hard to find in the Atlanta area. Next time you’ve got a hankering for a hurricane—or...

Cuthbert House Inn

Cuthbert House exterior
By Hope S. Philbrick Among all the reasons to stay at Cuthbert House Inn—not least of which is the simple fact that it’s in Beaufort, South Carolina, and you definitely need to go to that most charming Lowcountry community—are these compelling gems: It offers a...

Johnny’s Hideaway

Johnny's Hideaway in Buckhead Atlanta GA is a hot nightclub
21 Plus Salute! By Hope S. Philbrick There’s no casino attached to Johnny’s Hideaway, but it feels like there should be…or perhaps like a dealer might step up to dole out blackjack at your table any minute. It also feels like a speakeasy, but there’s a...

Barcelona Wine Bar Atlanta Westside Ironworks

potato tortilla at Barcelona Wine Bar
One visit to Barcelona Wine Bar makes you eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Tortilla de patatas (aka tortilla Española) ranks high on the list of foods I love. First introduced to the dish in Barcelona during the 1980s, my adoration proved to be no...

Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta

Courtesy Nikolai’s Roof
By Hope S. Philbrick Nikolai’s Roof is a singular spot known for sophisticated dining and upscale service in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a go-to for special occasions—though it’s equally suited to honoring life’s simple pleasures (like the fact that you finally remembered to pick up your...

The Ghastly Dreadfuls [Seasonal]

The Ghastly Dreadfuls
The Center for Puppetry Arts unearths a Halloween tradition October 9-26, 2019—and it's exclusively for ADULTS! Atlanta, Ga., Halloween tradition awakens from the dead for spooky delights. The Ghastly Dreadfuls rises from the grave once again to haunt the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 9-26, 2019, with...

Fat Patties [Update]

Serious yum in Beaufort and Bluffton, South Carolina. By Hope S. Philbrick Driving five hours for French fries sounds insane, especially when the place you’re driving from is the Southern culinary extravaganza that is Atlanta, Ga. But if Fat Patties is the destination, then call shot-gun. Before...

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Taste South Carolina's Lowcountry at the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival. By Hope S. Philbrick For the third time, I joined the judges panel at the Silver Cup competition, a restaurant competition that's part of the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival in Beaufort, SC. The 25th Annual...