5 Sip Worthy Bourbons that Won’t Break the Bank

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When I first started drinking bourbon, I thought that there were two types: crazy cheap and Woodford Reserve. Thankfully, I’ve had bourbon loving friends like Spencer who have joined me on my journey to find well rounded, sip worthy bourbons that are affordable too. Every few months, I like to share my top 5 favorite […]

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 […]

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 […]

Every Craft Deserves a Tool – Your Bottle Wrench Awaits

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Straight out of Savannah, Georgia, Jake Crawley has developed a simple, yet essential tool for every beer drinking, tool chest loving person on the market. Whether you spend your days at the construction site, or sit behind a desk dreaming of table saws and nail guns, the Bottle Wrench is the essential tool for opening […]

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 […]

Tennessee’s Whiskey Revival with Belle Meade Bourbon

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This is a great time to be an American whiskey drinker. It seems as if this amazing part of our heritage is making its way back into the spotlight in a major way. If you have been keeping an eye on whiskey expansion like we have, then you have most likely noticed the high quality […]

40 Hours In Asheville

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The dog days of August are here, and doesn’t a weekend in the mountains sound nice? A quick look at the weather shows a 10 degree difference between Atlanta & Asheville temperatures, and I haven’t even run the numbers on humidity. Mercy. Trust me, and hop on I-85 up towards Ashevegas. You think Athens is […]

Backpack Like a Pro, or How to Not Be a City Slicker

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Camping is a unique experience. You are consciously choosing to leave your bed, electricity, running water, and oven behind. What you receive is the opportunity to breathe fresh air, pack down to the essentials, and view life through a different lens. There are several different ways we can define the camping experience (car camping, glamping, […]

Southern Ground: 10 Independent Coffee Shops We Love

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I Love Coffee I first started drinking coffee regularly during the summers I worked at Camp Rockmont, but this infatuation did not start in earnest until I graduated college. Coffee has become a welcome daily ritual, something warm, and a drink to gather around. I’ve begun to even have particular roasts and regions I’m fond […]