It was a match made in heaven: Ford Fry had been pondering the thought of a food truck, but was more interested in one that somehow helped the community beyond simply selling tasty street snacks. City of Refuge was looking for a way to support its continued mission of providing food, shelter and job training to the members of its challenged neighborhood. And we, Atlanta, had been just waiting for the day when we could chow down on a banh mi taco.
As any native Southwesterner worth their salt will tell you, no mere chile compares to the beloved Hatch green chile. Only one problem: that Hatch green chile is only grown in Hatch, New Mexico. And for these two intrepid chile-enthusiasts, that can only mean one thing: Road Trip.
Enjoying a libation and a little solitude: it’s a lost art that, when done correctly, can be a rather pleasant way to spend an hour or two—and doesn’t always have to end in tears, shame and telltale smears of buffalo wing sauce.
It all started when Brian Preston discovered a small tent city of homeless men living a stone’s throw from his neighborhood in Douglasville. After striking up a friendship with them, he had a revelation: food handouts and firewood were, of course, helpful, but what would really help these men? A job, sure, but something more. A passion, maybe—a craft.
From 90-year-old maple floors to the Fountain of Youth itself (maybe), the team restoring the old Sears building has uncovered plenty of treasures.
A handful of the photos I’ve taken for Scoutmob’s Handpicked features. Featuring: Woodfire Grill, Three Taverns Brewing, H. Harper Station, Stationside at Terminal West, Barrelhouse Pub, Mi Cocina, Bantam & Biddy, and Argosy.
Bourbon. Amber-hued, steeped in history and rich with nuance, the classic American spirit has been a fixture in Southern culture since the 18th century—and for the devout connoisseurs of the stuff, it seems that it’s only gotten better with time. Gone are the days when your grandpa’s dusty bottle of Evan Williams represented the extent of one’s bourbon collection. As craft distilleries emerge from the woodwork, the options for expanding one’s horizons are seemingly limitless. And we can’t think of a more qualified gent to help us navigate the ever-widening world of good bourbon than one Jerry Slater.
For entrepreneur and home-brewer Brian Purcell, the idea of opening up his own brewery didn’t come in the form of a cartoon-like epiphany. Like stepping stones spread out over the last decade or so, one “first” led to another: an adventure through Europe that led him to his first experience with Trappist beers; his first taste of home-brewed beer in Portland; the first batch of beer he brewed on his own; the first time (of many) a friend told him he should start selling his brew. "Brewing beer satisfied something inside me I didn’t know was missing," Brian told us over the busy racket of his sprawling new facility at 121 New Street, where the first of Three Taverns' “New Monastic Series” beers are now brewing under Brian's watchful eye.
Pantone, definitive experts of color and purveyors of the nerdiest toothbrushes ever have, once again, appointed 2014’s Color of the Year. And the hue that will represent the very ethos of society for the next twelve months is a demure, docile shade of… lavender? For shame, Pantone. Rather than applying a shade of Radiant Orchid to all of our worldly possessions, we’re inclined to dream up our own colors of the year: hues that represent all the goodness (and tastiness) in store for Atlanta. Thus, our own take on a few of the colors that will define our city in 2014: