The brunch life
Quit playing. The patios are great, from Midtown to John's Creek (not that you should be in John's Creek). The breakfast legacy of the South is timeless and hot like a hundred-year-old cast-iron skillet. Add your favorite bacon Bloody or booze-bubbled beverage and you've arrived at Southern Sunday Funday -- the last and best notch of the Bible Belt.
Famous people love ATL, because they don't get hounded by broke people. Broke people love ATL because you can hang around famous people and nobody will ask for your VIP wristband. It's a town of hustlers; folks don't care if you do or don't have it made. Everybody is focused on getting theirs, and we see our neighbors strike it rich, go broke, and come right back up again all the time.
All our colleges
It’s not only those East Cobb spray tan and Botox shops keeping the city looking so young. We have the largest number of colleges and universities in the South -- 40 places where you can earn your post-secondary degree -- including the cluster of schools in the Atlanta University Center (Spelman, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, etc.), and all the rest that are cool enough but weren’t inspired by the movie School Daze: Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Agnes Scott, etc.
H. Stockton, Miller Brothers, Billy Reid, and Sid and Ann Mashburn keep us classic clean, while Standard, Wish, Walter’s, and Epitome keep us street-certified-sharp. We dress very, very well here, with vivid colors and broad personality. If you don’t agree, you can... um, move to Seattle?