Spring/Summer Essentials: Costa Del Mar

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Spring is probably my favorite time of the year to live in Georgia. Baseball season is in full swing, the pollen is receding and Atlanta’s population is flocking to the multitude of porches and outdoor festivals around the city. All of this outdoor fun makes a good pair of sunglasses an essential part of your […]

How to Survive the 2013 Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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Well folks, it’s back and I’m already hydrating in preparation. The Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival was easily one of top highlights of 2012 for me. Or at least I think it was (still a little hazy). After a sellout crowd in 2012, the show geniuses at BB&BBQ have upped the ante. In order to […]

Fall in Love with Cacao Atlanta

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We at the Trot Line applaud and promote folks who are crafting and producing amazing products by hand every chance we get. Kristen Hard, owner of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co., has been doing just that since 2004. Cacao is known for creating amazing “bean-to-bar” chocolate and other scrumptious treats, making it a “must visit” in […]

Atlanta’s Newest Brewery: Monday Night Brewing

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Get ready Atlanta, Monday nights just got a lot more fun. “Tie one on” and head over to the Westside to check out the spanking new Monday Night Brewery. In an old warehouse at the bottom of Trabert Avenue sit three gents making some killer brews. Monday Night Brewing is the brainchild of Jonathan Baker, […]

Party in a Box: Available at Costco

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When planning a party or tailgate to watch the big football game, there are a few essential items you MUST have on hand – finger foods, a good TV, and of course, beer. There are few things that go better with football than beer.  Most people (including myself) usually resort to buying a big 30 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Gentleman

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For the guys that like the finer things in life, this list is for you. Bow Try No. 1 (From Starboard Clothing Co. & The Old Try) | $45 This Colaboration between The Old Try and Starboard Clothing Co. comes just in time for the holidays. These 100% cotton ties are a limited run (30 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Sportsman

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This is a list of gear every Sportsman needs (even if he doesn’t know it yet).   Peach State Pride Camo Hat | $20 Show your Georgia Pride without being seen. Gorilla Pod by Joby | $20 Grip this bad boy to a tree limb while in the woods or on a railing while on […]

The Sazerac – A Taste of the New Orleans

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There are a few cocktails that define a region or city. Kentucky has the Mint Julep, Texas has the Margarita and New Orleans has the Sazerac. In fact, in 2008 the City of New Orleans finally made it official, naming the Sazerac the official cocktail of the Emerald city. The creation of this southern staple […]

Rico’s World Kitchen: Metro Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret

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For the past two years, Rico’s World Kitchen in downtown historic Buford, GA has been my best-kept secret. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t keep it hidden for too long. Chef and owner, Rico Cunnington, has been turning heads and turned this once four table restaurant into a shining light in the Buford and Metro […]