Edgewood Ave’s Cafe 458: eat eggs, do good

I just went to Yelp and looked for Sunday Brunch Atlanta. The #2 result with 4.5 stars was Cafe 458. Made me smile with delight, cause I Love Cafe 458. I mean where else can you go for brunch and be doing a good deed simply by eating eggs? Cafe 458 opened in June 1988 by the Community of Hospitality headed up by Rev AB Short. A few people who were dedicated to helping the homeless. Someone wondered if there wasn’t a better way to feed the homeless, something with more dignity than a … [Read more...]

Coffee, Crandwiches, and Croquet! Oh My!

Happy Autumn, Beltlandia! As the weather improves drastically from the endless heat of summer, my leisurely sojourns through the city have experienced an uptick. And what better way to celebrate Fall than to try out Cafe + Velo, Atlanta’s latest coffee shop off Edgewood Avenue! Cafe + Velo is geared towards cycle enthusiasts, a refreshingly new focus for Atlanta coffeehouses. A bike rack sits just outside the cafe, ready to accommodate about ten bikes comfortably. I mostly travel by car or … [Read more...]

Flavorful Coffee for Fall at Octane

Octane Coffee Bar is one of Atlanta's mostly highly celebrated coffee institutions. Starting on the West Side in 2003, they have steadily expanded their business to several locations around town. In 2011, they opened their Grant Park location across the street from Oakland Cemetery and a stone’s throw from the BeltLine. They've joined up with The Little Tart, an outstanding local bakery. I decided to go around 11am on a Wednesday and it was pleasantly bustling. Their tall ceilings and large … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: October 14th – 16th, 2016

Since when did mid-October roll around? We're already halfway done with Georgia's short fall season and there are many more fall festivals to be had! While the month is clearly flashing before our eyes, take some time to slow its roll by enjoying a few of the events around BeltLandia and get in the Halloween spirit during the Little Five Points Festival and Parade!  All events are sure to provide a fun time – enjoy!  Friday, October 14th   Atlanta Clips Beer and Film Tour @ … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: October 7th – 9th, 2016

For some of us, our homes are a little fuller this weekend with friends and family seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew. While we may feel little of the effects from the hurricane here in BeltLandia, keep those affected in your thoughts. If you are hosting friends or family at your home, treat them to an event around the Beltline to help keep their minds from focusing on the worst case scenarios. We are hoping that our coastal friends can enjoy their weekends despite the circumstances.  The … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

The chill in the air we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Let us all welcome Fall with open arms! I cannot think of any better weather to enjoy a Braves game in – especially the last few games at The Ted. If I were you, I would also make some time for the Porches and Pies Festival. Honestly, they might be the most revolutionary combo since peanut butter and jelly.   P.S. I hear they are giving out Chipper Jones jerseys at the Braves game tonight!  Cheers, my … [Read more...]

Give the Atlanta Streetcar Wings

I’ve been for streetcars on the BeltLine from the get-go, but only because they will run in dedicated guideways. Remove them from that context and run them through our city streets and they’re just another bus stuck in traffic. That a number of the planned 50 miles of streetcar lines will be integrated into already crowded city streets prompts this, my third post in an “upgrade the streetcar” theme. In my last post on the subject, I proposed some upgrades to the hundred-year-old technology … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 23rd – 25th, 2016

Happy Fall, y'all! Tis the season for fall festivals, flannel, pumpkin spice and everything nice. While the cooler weather is being shy down south, we still have the chance to bask in the last few summer sunsets at a  reasonable hour. Unfortunately, the event list this weekend seems to be lacking in size, but do not doubt its grandeur in quality. If you ask me, all you really need from a weekend is a Beltline Wine Stroll during the first weekend of autumn.  Cheers, my … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 16th – 18th, 2016

Happy Friday and an even happier Guacamole Day! Hopefully, all of you celebrated Queso Day at Moes on Thursday so it is only natural to go for round two today and treat yourself to some guacamole goodness with your best amigos. With this the weekend of Music Midtown, it's a bit of an understatement to say the weekend will be full of live music. We can also cue the beginning of fall festival season in the peach state. We just have to patiently wait on the weather to get the hint. I hear … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 9th – 11th, 2016

Finally the weekend has arrived to recover from Labor Day Weekend. This week could not have felt any longer to have been a short week. Thankfully we can kick back, enjoy some college football games and ease into the simplicity of fall. Of course the weather will not warrant big comfy sweaters just yet, but tailgates and pumpkin spice lattes are on their way!  Take the opportunity to relax this weekend with a few of our hand-picked events. Enjoy! Friday, … [Read more...]