On a spring morning

Untitled - C. Strode

George often wondered how many people in the city realize how much the life of the great city meant to him and countless others like him; how, long ago in little towns down South, there in the barren passages of night, they listened to the wheel, the whistle, and the bell; how, there in the […]

Summer Arts in Atlanta

Sideways Contemporary Dance Company

The newly blooming dogwoods are giving my allergies a kick in the pants, the loudly chirping birds are ensuring my afternoon nap doesn’t happen, and the school children are itching with excitement and annoying the crap out of their teachers as they get closer and closer to that taste of heaven known as summer vacation. […]

The Best Burger I’ve Ever Had

portofcalllburger

I recently traveled to New Orleans for a quick trip.  I hadn’t been down since before Katrina, so I was excited to experience the city, and do some serious eating.  I love Cajun food, oysters, seafood, etc, so New Orleans is the Mecca. I asked some of my better-traveled friends for recommendations on where to […]

Spring Festivals in Atlanta

piedmont park Atlanta

Although we do love beer (and bourbon) festivals, there are plenty of other festivals to enjoy around Atlanta that don’t revolve around delicious hops.  That said, the majority of them do have local brews involved among many other things.  Local festivals offer a tasting of the vast culture in Atlanta, which is something you won’t […]

Knoxville Celebrates 52nd Annual Dogwood Arts Festival

Dogwood Arts Festival

Spring has come to East Tennessee and this time of year, everything is in full bloom as we gear up for Knoxville’s 52nd annual Dogwood Arts Festival. Legend has it that when New York journalist John Gunther visited our fair hamlet way back in 1947, he called it “America’s ugliest city.” Never ones to take […]

On the line.

Middlebury, VT - C. Strode

When it would drop below freezing, the denim would become ice. My rec-league soccer shirt would stretch, pull at the collar, form a semicircle of crystals. Once I took a bat and swung at a frozen apron. It exploded. It was clean and it was red and it was in hundreds of pieces by the […]

Ewin’s Dry Goods

Erwins Dry Goods

Bryon Larrence of Ewin’s Dry Goods After stumbling upon Ewin’s Dry Goods, I knew that this guy HAD to be cool. Items like whisky rocks, leather goods, custom knives, and shaving kits are not the typical go to when purchasing a gift for a male. Ewin’s Dry Goods takes masculine gifts to the next level. Bryon Larrence, […]

Small Batch Coffee Roasting in Thomasville, GA

Grassroots Coffee Thomasville

Coffee, like wine or whiskey, is created through an artful process.  While you can find a coffee shop on nearly every corner of any metro city, it is rare to run into a coffee shop that also roasts their beans in house.  This process, if you have ever been lucky enough to witness it, requires […]

Atlanta Beer Festivals Spring 2012

Atlanta Beer Festivals Spring 2012

One of the best things about the weather warming up in the south is that it’s festival season.  Some of the best festivals revolve around refreshing adult beverages.  The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival kicked things off in Atlanta, and now its time to welcome the next few festivals.  Here are four beer festivals around […]