Get Roasted in Milledgeville – Beans, Beer, and Baked Goods

Blackbird Coffee

My first job while in college was as a barista at Blackbird Coffee in Milledgeville, Georgia. Not only was it a coffee shop, but it was also a small batch roaster. Once or twice a week, I’d walk into work to the smell of a freshly roasted batch of beans. The job gave me an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Rico's Fried Green Tomato Salad

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 […]

What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Times change, styles go in and out, but dads stay pretty cool for the most part.  Whoever started giving dads ties, socks, and underwear for gifts should get a swift kick to the ass.  If your dad still has his nose to the grind, then those items are perfectly fine as a stocking stuffer, but […]

South City Kitchen Midtown Brings Out Your Southern Drawl

South City Kitchen Midtown Atlanta

Anyone who grows up in Northern Virginia, like I did, will argue that it should be a separate state from Virginia. Most of us claim that we are Northerners when we venture down to the South, regardless of where the Mason-Dixon line lies. Sweet tea and Chick-fil-a didn’t even reach our area until just a […]

Made: Southern Designers Using Their Hands

The Southern Design Concern

Resourcefulness is one of those words that comes to mind when folks think of the South.  The heritage and culture from the old South still stands today; Don’t throw something away that can still be useful for another.  Much of the South is still covered with farm land where everything can have a second life.   […]

Don’t Skip Over Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park - The Generals Carving

Sometimes the spots that are closest to us are the ones we take for granted.  Many people who live right next to big cities live so close that we never actually take time to visit cool places that may be considered typical tourist attractions.   Whether you are an Atlanta local or visiting from out […]

Tapping the Terrapin “Indiana Krunkles”

Terrapin Beer Co. "Indiana Krunkles"

This past Wednesday, I was scanning over The Trot Line Twitter feed, and I noticed an interesting post by Terrapin Beer Company.  They had announced that they would be tapping one of the first casks of their side project beer, “Indiana Krunkles” at The Fred.  After the initial excitement of a new Terrapin beer getting […]