JEZEBEL – Peachy Keen

JEZEBEL – Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen

Erin Valentine | Photo: Courtesy Image | July 25, 2013

It’s National Peach Month, people! What better way to celebrate it (in the Peach State, of all places) than with some tasty, peach-tastic eats and drinks?

Georgia Peach Julep 
For a refreshing late-summer sipper, sit down with a delectable Georgia Peach Julep at Chicken and the Egg in Marietta. With Leopold Bros. Georgia peach whiskey, fresh mint and candied peach, you won’t need an excuse to say, “Cheers!” $10, 800 Whitlock Ave., Ste. 124, chickandtheegg.com

Czar’s Sweet GA Peach Martini 
Swanky Buckhead hot spot Czar Ice Bar offers up the refreshing Czar’s Sweet GA Peach Martini. This dreamy cocktail consists of 360 Georgia peach vodka, Southern Comfort, some fresh OJ and a dash of Cherry Heering liqueur. $14, 56 East Andrews Drive NW, czaricebar.com

Terrapin’s Maggie Farmhouse Ale 
As one of our top beers for the season, Terrapin’s new Maggie Farmhouse Ale at East Atlanta Village’s Argosy is light, yet flavorful. The brew is made from a plethora of fresh-picked peaches for the perfect patio-sitting companion. $5, 470 Flat Shoals Ave., argosy-east.com

Peach Sliders 
Indulge your sweet tooth with peach sliders from Revolution Doughnuts in Decatur. These peach-stuffed treats will hit the spot with your morning coffee… or after a few late-night drinks. $3, 908 W. College Ave.,revolutiondoughnuts.com

RJ Rocker Son of a Peach
If you’re looking for a heartier peach taste, you can’t go wrong with the RJ Rocker Son of a Peach brew at Midtown’s Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Unfiltered American wheat ale made with real peaches means it packs a flavorful punch. $5, 817 W. Peachtree St. NW, cypressbar.com

The Atlantan – Margarita, Por Favor!

The Atlantan – Margarita, Por Favor!

Margarita, Por Favor!

Erin Valentine | July 25, 2013

The minute Atlanta gets hot, we start listing our favorite margaritas around town. Nothing beats the refreshing taste of a frozen tequila treat on a summer day—frozen or iced, sweet or sour, salt or no salt, Southerners take it anyway it comes.

Classic margarita

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
For all of the South of the Border joints that fade in and out, this longtime local fave remains. Holding the same Peachtree Battle address for 35 years (who’s counting?). Jalisco’s addictive white queso dip and authentic fresh salsa pale in comparison to the margaritas that have a cult following. 2337 Peacthree Road NE, 404.233.9244

Noche
When you need a change from the classic lime margarita, try another flavor at Noche. Sip on mango, strawberry or prickly pear. Pair one with some Noche Nachos and start the fiesta. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404.815.9155, h2sr.com

No Mas! Cantina
A pitcher of No Mas! Cantina’s coconut, guava or passion fruit margaritas, either on the rocks or frozen—done. With over twenty kinds of tequila on offer, No Mas! in Castleberry Hill will find something that suits your ‘buds.180 Walker St. SW, 404.574.5678, nomascantina.com

Nuevo Laredo Cantina
Tucked away on the Westside since 1982, this award-winning hole-in-the wall doesn’t need gimmicks to keep customers coming back for more. Margaritas here take the edge off the summer heat and you’ll want to drink at least a few on the small patio before grabbing a table (read: go early, or expect to wait!) 1495 Chattahoochee Ave., 404.352.9009, nuevolaredocantina.com

Escorpión
With Riccardo Ullio at the helm, you know the margarita is going to be as authentic and indigenous to Mexico as possible. What’s better than a margarita on a Monday? $5 margaritas on a Monday! 800 Peachtree St. NE, 678.666.5198, urestaurants.com

JEZEBEL – Can’t-Miss Events this August

JEZEBEL – Can’t-Miss Events this August

Can’t-Miss Events this August

Erin Valentine | Photo: Ben Rose | July 18, 2013

August is right around the corner—make the most of the last few weeks of “Hotlanta” season by hitting up five sizzlin’ events happening next month.

Models strut their stuff at Jeffrey Fashion Cares.

1. Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival
Bringing back the tradition of Atlanta’s art community, this two-day outdoor event in Midtown welcomes all art-loving ATLiens to immerse themselves in serious local creativity and fun via live music, vendors, food trucks, craft brews and more. Aug. 17–18, free, 1215 Piedmont Ave., 404.845.0793, piedmontparkartsfestival.com

2. Wild on the Rocks
Head to Grant Park and see your furry and exotic friends while enjoying some great music and a comped beverage at this Atlanta Zoo soiree. Stroll through the park, and see a special evening exhibit viewing and keeper presentation—this month’s theme is “Otters and Old Fashioneds.” Aug. 8, $20, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, 404.624.9453, zooatlanta.org

3. German Bierfest
German food? German beer? German music? Ja bitte. Stop by Downtown’s Woodruff Park to embrace the Deutsche culture—and party down, of course. A ticket gets you plenty of beer, a sampling glass and unlimited games and activities. Aug. 24, $40, 91 Peachtree St. NE, 877.725.8849, germanbierfest.com

4. Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
Kicked off with the Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, this fun festival never looses its fast pace. With an extensive roster of live musicians (past acts have included The Whiskey Gentry and Jimmy Galloway) and artists, you won’t want to miss out. Aug. 24–25, free, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, 404.521.0938,summershadefestival.org

5. Jeffrey Fashion Cares
A high-end runway show and live auction, plus a killer after-party, all benefiting a good cause? Sign us up! This year, Jeffrey Kalinsky will hold Jeffrey Fashion Cares at Downtown’s American Cancer Society Center, with proceeds supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Atlanta AIDS Fund. Guests can enjoy pre-show cocktails before the hottest looks from designers like Prada and Balenciaga hit the catwalk. Aug. 26, from $500, 250 Williams St., 404.420.2997, jeffreyfashioncares.com

JEZEBEL – Top Pet Boutiques in Town

JEZEBEL – Top Pet Boutiques in Town

Top Pet Boutiques in Town

Erin Valentine | Photo: Beth Weitzman | June 14, 2013

Show your furry companion some love by surprising them with some swag from one of ATL’s many animal-approved pet boutiques. From blingy collars and colorful clothes to healthy treats and fun toys, these spots are, in a word, “pawsome.”

After a long day of shopping, even the official JEZ dogs, Bella and Lucca, need a rest!

Show your furry companion some love by surprising them with some swag from one of ATL’s many animal-approved pet boutiques. From blingy collars and colorful clothes to healthy treats and fun toys, these spots are, in a word, “pawsome.”

Glamour Paws – From a luxurious pet spa and hotel to a doggie daycare, Glamour Paws has your pooch covered. You can let your little one run around or get groomed while you stock up on some healthy and holistic treats. 780 N Highland Ave. NE, Virginia-Highland, 404.885.9285, glamourpaws.net

The Pet Set – If you want to get the best deal for your best animal friend, look no further than The Pet Set. From curbside pickup to matching any advertised price from any pet store, they’re all about making sure you both leave happy. You can even watch your pet while you’re at work thanks to their daycare webcam. 976 Piedmont Ave., Midtown, 404.249.6668, thepetset.com

Inman Park Pet Works – Primp up your pooch with a huge selection of unique designer collars, leashes and clothes at this Inman Park boutique. IPPW offers up pet-size sweaters, coats, booties, sunglasses, scarves and more, so you can both rock some killer street style. 914A Austin Ave., Inman Park, 404.522.4544,inmanparkpetworks.com

Top Dogs Pet Boutique – Want to show some team pride on your canine pal? This Roswell store offers a range of sports jerseys, hats, bandanas and leashes sporting home teams like Georgia Tech, the Braves, the Falcons and more, in addition to an array of toys, treats and grooming products. 900 Mansell Road Suite 14, Roswell, 770.641.8620, topdogs.net

CityDog Market – Specializing in organic and all-natural pet products, CityDog is a one-stop shop. Head there for DIY wash and primp stations, weekly training classes and expert nutritional recommenations—not to mention an array of toys, accessories and healthy eats-and-treats. 4244 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven, 404.816.8050, citydogmarket.com

The Atlantan – Stargazing: Summer Outdoor Movies

The Atlantan – Stargazing: Summer Outdoor Movies

Stargazing: Summer Outdoor Movies

Erin Valentine | Photo: Courtesy Image | June 14, 2013

Make it a movie night at one of the many outdoor films being shown this summer throughout Atlanta. Lay down a blanket and chill under the stars as you watch one of your favorites. Here, five flicks to catch.

Atlantic Station Movies in Central Park Series

WHAT Atlantic Station: Movies in Central Park Series
WHY As part of their month of August Laughs, Atlantic Station will be showing Uncle Buck on Aug. 1,Ghostbusters on Aug. 8 and The Goonies on Aug. 15. Nearby restos are offering a variety of Dinner and a Central Park Movie specials, so pair these great comedies with good eats.
WHERE 1380 Atlantic Drive, atlanticstation.com

WHAT Chastain Park Summer Movie Series
WHY Enjoy a magical night watching The Perks of Being A Wallflower on Aug. 1 at Chastain Park. Admission is free, and food will be available in the park, along with restaurant specials at Town Brookhaven.
WHERE 4469 Stella Drive, chastainparkmovies.com

WHAT Friends of Candler Park: CP Movie Nights
WHY Around dusk, head to the Friends of Candler Park Movie Nights. On Aug. 10, family-friendly The Loraxwill be showing, and on Aug. 24, classic comedy Pee Wee’s Big Adventure will be on the big screen. Admission is free, and movie-goers are welcome to bring coolers as long as they don’t have any glass containers.
WHERE 585 Candler Park Drive NE, friendsofcandlerpark.org

WHAT Stone Mountain Village: Movies on Main
WHY Visit Historic Downtown Stone Mountain Village on Aug. 17 and see The Croods, a fun, animated family comedy about a lovable group of cavemen who must learn to survive in an ever-changing world. Admission is free and vendors will be available all evening for fun and tasty refreshments.
WHERE 875 Main St., Stone Mountain, stonemountainvillage.com

WHAT Suwanee Town Center Park: Movies Under the Stars
WHY If you miss it at Stone Mountain Village, on Aug. 24, take the family to Suwanee’s beautiful Town Center to see The Croods. Admission is free, you only need to bring a smile and a comfy beach chair or towel.
WHERE 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee, suwanee.com