How to Survive the 2013 Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charlotte Foster Dances Her Way to Success in the Atlanta Arts

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A few months ago, I attended a showcase show at 7 Stages Theater in Little Five Points, a neighborhood in Atlanta.  Dance had been something that I had grown up around, but let’s just say that this 6’4″, 200 lbs guy found his home on the football field and not the stage.  Many of my […]

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 […]

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey

Buffalo Trace, the 2005-2007 Distiller of the Year, is responsible for some of the finest bourbon in production. Their stable of brands includes (but is not limited to) Blanton’s, George T Stagg, Eagle Rare and the legendary Pappy Van Winkle. In other words, these guys know how to make some bourbon! Buffalo Trace claims to […]

Sippin’ Back on Costco’s Small Batch Bourbon

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Over the past year, Costco has been making noise in the alcohol market.  In Georgia, they are legally allowed to sell liquor, but it is shop separated from the rest of the building.  I can only assume that they have done this to side step the liquor laws in Georgia.  It was a good call!  […]