The Battle of Sweet Tea in the South

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Milo’s and Chick-fil-a are highly regarded around the South for producing some fine sweet tea. Which one do you think deserves to win this battle? Leave a comment!

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 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 […]

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 […]

On a spring morning

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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 […]

BrickTop’s in Buckhead: As American as Deviled Eggs

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Despite having lived in Atlanta for a little over two years, there’s one thing that I’ve constantly felt I’ve been missing; a real “taste” of Atlanta. The majority of my dining adventures consist of cooking at home, visiting the same favorite few places, some chains (shame on me) and from time to time a ritzy […]

Midtown Market Is a Sweet Mid-Day Treat

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Picture this: It’s your first week at a new job in a new part of town that you are by no means familiar with. You’re eager to get your bearings so one fine, sunny Thursday afternoon during your lunch hour you wonder down the street to see if anything strikes your fancy. Suddenly you see […]

Southern Ties Defies a Generation’s Stereotype

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The young folks in their teens, 20s and early 30s have been labeled the laziest generation to have ever lived.  People seem to think that this my generation feels apathetic and entitled.  I can’t deny that though I never grew up rich, I was extremely privileged.  While my friends all had new cars, I was […]