ATL Area for Anyone
Collected by Peter Sands
Atlanta, like its airport, is sprawled and busy—but the city aspires to define its modern story while remaining rooted in its historic past. A fresh attitude celebrates Atlanta's abundant local products in restaurants, cafes, galleries, and boutiques.
5851 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274, USA
The South Indian styled temple founded and built in the 1980s is a serene setting for contemplation or worship. It has two temples, the Balaji temple for the deity Vishnu and the Shiva temple. Silpis were flown in from India to Indianize the white...
206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, USA
A visit to the Georgia Capitol allows guests to see the role of the government firsthand. It's free to go on a self-guided tour of the grounds and capitol and if the House and Senate are in session, you can watch from the gallery, too. The museum...
100 Peachtree Street #2300, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
A perfect example of urban renewal, the Atlanta BeltLine is a running and biking trail built on an old railway track. Its ever-popular Eastside Trail runs from Reynoldstown to Piedmont Park but is currently being expanded to the south and north...
Grant Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
Grant Park is one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods and the park itself is the oldest in the city. Surrounded by Victorian houses, the park was established in 1882. Soon after it became home to Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama, a large-scale Civil...
4061 Jonesboro Rd, Forest Park, GA 30297, USA
Touted as the best Vietnamese food in Atlanta, the no-frills Pho Dai Loi’s three locations, (including one just minutes from the airport) serve some of the most flavorful and adventurous cuisine in the state. There’s a range of meat-based pho...
240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
An unassuming white building is consistently named a local favorite for its delicious hummus and gyros as well as the cheap price tag. The eatery also serves favorites like spanakopita and souvlaki. Go on a nice day and sit outside at a picnic...
1314 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Holy Taco brings a contemporary and often adventurous twist to Mexican cuisine. Dishes contain local seasonal ingredients ranging from the usual produce to irregular meats like roasted beef tongue and buttermilk-fried chicken hearts. Having grown...
368 5th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Urban Cannibals is the city's spot for sustainable and specialty products and food. Local produce goes into homemade artisanal sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods, and to-go meals, making them some of the freshest in town. The Urban Reuben is...
3807 E Main St, Atlanta, GA 30337, USA
Chef Tony Morrow's latest restaurant, Real Pit BBQ, is a nod to the family food business he was raised on in Alabama. Enjoy 14-hour smoked brisket, which falls off the bone, and southern sides like mac-n-cheese and collard greens are just as...
720 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery is more than a cafe; it is a warm environment that inspires and showcases creativity, community and conversation. Vintage decor and rotating art transform the industrial garage into a cozy, friendly space to sip...
9131 Selborne Ln, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
Bilt-House serves the chic, bohemian style needs of the Atlanta metro area. The three locations, including one less than thirty minutes from the airport, provide the perfect place to find unique clothes, artwork, furniture, home decor, and...
3841 E Main St, College Park, GA 30337, USA
The historic J.D. Smith Grain Company feed store has stayed in the same family throughout the centuries but is now feeding people instead of animals. Under the new self-evident moniker, The Feed Store serves southern comfort food with a...
1889 Lexington Ave, East Point, GA 30344, USA
Although the most famous bike races are along roads, track bike racing is starting to gain more recognition and is actually more entertaining for the spectator. The Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point is one of 26 in the United States and one of 20...
2783 Main St, East Point, GA 30344, USA
Welcome to Atlanta’s go-to neighborhood bar, at least in the four neighborhoods in which it resides. This original location in East Point stands out with a second-floor patio and noteworthy jalapeno cornbread-stuffed chicken breast. The fried...
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