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Fall into Thursday 

September 22 — That sound you hear this morning is your wallet contracting. Yesterday's Federal Reserve rate hike of three-quarters of a point brings the short-term interest rate to 3%-3.25%, 
the highest since 2008.

🌞 Today is the first day of fall, but expect a throwback to yesterday's weather. Clear skies and a high of 89°. Keep your fleece handy, however, it will dip below 60° overnight into Friday.

🗂️ A three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled in favor of the Justice Department, saying that investigators could proceed in looking at the roughly 100 classified documents seized at former President Donald Trump's Florida home. 


🚊 A new animated video shows the route and stops of the Atlanta Streetcar extension from Downtown to the BeltLine.

📫 The main Atlanta post office will be renamed in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis. 

☔️ Check on your people: a man was arrested for repeatedly being naked and urinating off his balcony at the Icon Midtown apartments.


🏳️‍⚧️ Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced legislation to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender youth. 

👾 SCAD AnimationFest is back today through Sept. 24 with special guests from Netflix and Hulu, as well as introducing the school's new "mixed-reality" stage for virtual productions. 

📖 Atlanta is one of the stops on Michelle Obama's new "The Light We Carry" book tour on Dec. 3.

👉🏾 Whoops: Yesterday's newsletter mentioned Callanwolde's 50th-anniversary party, but we forgot the link where you can actually grab a ticket. It's here


⏱ Today's newsletter is 3️⃣ stories.

• Used & Vintage Books
• Tiny Doors ATL

AND 
• Quick Bites

Have a good day,
Collin + Sammie
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Atlanta Vintage Books owners Jan Bolgla and Bob Roarty

1. Read into the past

📚  Metro Atlanta is a city full of readers and book lovers. And while ordering a new book from Amazon is easy enough, there's nothing like perusing the shelves of indie bookstores – especially if it's used or rare titles you're after.

Our contributor Kathy Dean compiled a guide of used, rare, and vintage bookstores around the city that have gently read current titles to autographed and first editions.

Atlanta Vintage Books, Book Nook, and Eagle Eye Books are just the tip of the iceberg. 


➡️ See the full used bookstore guide here.
The Soul of the South
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Gather with Southern makers, artisans, and creators of deliciousness as they delight and entertain us in bringing their craft to life while sharing stories that have helped to shape and define the new South. 

🪩 Don't miss Sunday's epic daytime disco party! 

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Get your tickets here.
Karen Anderson Singer, Tiny Doors ATL

2. Behind the Tiny Doors

🚪 Atlanta’s Tiny Doors are a beloved part of the city’s landscape, and chances are you’ve seen one. Karen Anderson Singer, the artist known as Tiny Doors ATL, has been creating her ubiquitous miniature doors and installing them across Atlanta since 2014.

Our contributor (and Sketchbook editor) Isadora Pennington recently met with Singer at the Rainbow Door (also known as Tiny Door 2), which is located along the BeltLine just across from the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark. The bright red door is centered underneath a colorful rainbow with the words “Happy PRIDE 2022” painted above it.

“The rainbow door has a little more of me in it than the rest,” said Singer. It was installed eight years ago in celebration of Atlanta Pride, and was initially intended to remain for only the month of October. Instead, this Tiny Door has persisted and is now a cultural icon.


➡️ Read more about Tiny Doors ATL in our October cover story for Atlanta Intown here.

Shay Lavi (L) and Asha Gomez via Instagram

3. Quick Bites

🍽️ Shay and Karen Lavi of Nur Kitchen have purchased The Third Space from Asha Gomez and will reopen the Studioplex private dining space on Oct. 1. 

🍷 Lucian Books and Wine was named to The New York Times list of 50 restaurants its writers "are most excited about right now." 


🌮 Bartaco has a new outpost in the Vinings Jubilee shopping center.

🍕 Ammazza turns ten on Sat., Sept. 24. Stop by for a birthday party beginning at 6 p.m. with DJ Taradactyl on the decks and free small Margherita Pies to the first 500 customers. 

🥩 Enzo Steakhouse & Bar is opening for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch on Sept. 27 in Trillith. The Northern Italy-inspired restaurant features chef Andrea Montobbio (Fifth Group, STK Atlanta, Gansevoort Hotel) and has a dog-friendly patio.

🇬🇷 The Atlanta Greek Festival returns tomorrow through Sunday. 


🇹🇭 Chai Yo Modern Thai is hosting a family-style Thai BBQ on Tues., Sept. 27. It's in the Som Tum Tradition, which is served in restaurants and by street vendors across Thailand. 

🍻 Red's Beer Garden in Grant Park is hosting an Oktoberfest event from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 with plenty of beer, hot dogs, and live polka music.  

🍷 S
ommelier Cate Hatch is leading a special dessert wine tasting event at Southern Belle in Poncey-Highland from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

☕️ The Sweet Auburn location of Refuge Coffee closes Sept. 23 after nearly three years in the historic Atlanta Daily World building.

🗓 Mark your calendars for Chamblee Restaurant Week coming Oct. 9-14.
😋 Hungry for more food news? Side Dish is our weekly dining newsletter and it comes out every Thursday at 4 p.m. Subscribe here. 
*PARTNER MESSAGE* 👟 The New Realm Brewing Oktoberfest 5K is back in 2022! Kick-off New Realm’s Oktoberfest weekend celebration the active way. The race is on Sat., Oct. 1, and will start and finish at New Realm Brewing on the Eastside BeltLine. Each runner gets a race shirt and a complimentary beer from New Realm, and the event benefits the Atlanta Humane Society. Register today!
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