FOOD NEWS – January / February 2020

BY: Lia Picard

Give yourself a midweek boost by going to Le Bilboquet for its new Wine and Cheese Wednesdays, which feature three wine and cheese pairings for $35. lebilboquetatlanta.com

Beard Papa’s, a Japanese-based franchise, recently brought its famous cream puff treats to Sandy Springs. Flavors include green tea, strawberry and Nutella. beardpapas.com 

The General Muir, the popular Jewish […]

LAUGHING HIS WAY TO THE BANK

STAND-UP IS A SIDE GIG FOR MORTGAGE BANKER KEVIN DWYER

STORY: Michael Jacobs
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Interest rates, property values and down payments don’t build the laughs of many Saturday Night Live skits, but mortgage banker Kevin Dwyer has crafted a comfortable home in the comedy world. “There’s a lot of humor in mortgages,” jokes the 44-year-old Brookhaven resident.

The lifelong Atlantan poured the foundation for his double life early […]

THE SECRET’S OUT FASHION SHOW AND SILENT AUCTION

More than 250 attendees gathered at the Mason Fine Art gallery in Buckhead recently for The Secret’s Out Fashion Show and Silent Auction.

The annual event is an important fundraiser for the nonprofit Defined With Purpose, founded by Crysta Marshall, which mentors individuals who have experienced child molestation and sexual abuse, and provides funds for the costs of therapy and legal fees.

Guests contributed to the cause by […]

A BLUEPRINT FOR PLAY

As the father of a 5-year-old, Drew Panayiotou knows firsthand the power of play in a child’s development.

BY: Giannina S. Bedford

So does the American Academy of Pediatrics, which in 2018 recommended that kids enjoy more unstructured playtime. This inspired Panayiotou’s vision for Kefi, a technology and design-driven hangout for families that recently opened in Buckhead. “Kefi was intentionally designed to make it easy for parents to […]

AN ISLAND’S REBIRTH

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico is growing back stronger

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is one of the few resorts that kept its doors open during and immediately after Hurricane Maria.

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is one of the few resorts that kept its doors open during and immediately after Hurricane Maria.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin

“It’s a rebirth. It’s pretty amazing,” Carolyn Krupp, a public affairs officer […]

CIVIL SOJOURN

Alabama’s capital is an ideal place to mark historic milestones

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates the lives of the thousands of African Americans who were the victims of racial lynchings.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates the lives of the thousands of African Americans who were the victims of racial lynchings.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

January is a significant month in civil rights […]