All Reviews by Mark Anthony Green

  • Sid Mashburn 1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 350-7135

    5 stars Posted on 08/10/2010 05:00pm

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    Located in the West Provisions complex, this woman’s clothing store is a taste of true Americana. Ann Mashburn, wife of haberdasher Sid Mashburn, made the female rebuttal of his namesake androgynous and classic men's shop--stocking up on blue oxford shirts and elegant blouses in a setting that is understated, but on point. Ann Mashburn in-house brand shirts, skirts and pants are all designed in Atlanta and made in the U.S. Certain items make it unmistakably obvious that this store is Sid Mashburn’s counterpart, such as the Tretorn sneakers and unique Swiss army knives, but Ann also carries certain lines, such as Equipment shirts and Kendall Conrad bags, that not only set her apart from Sid’s store, but every store in Atlanta. The shop is run by Ann and her five daughters, with the occasional help of her husband.
  • Loose Nuts Cycles 452 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 228-5555

    5 stars Posted on 08/07/2010 05:00pm

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    Tucked away within arm’s reach of Atlanta’s shade-happy Grant Park, Loose Nuts Cycles is nothing to laugh at … despite the lighthearted moniker. Shop owners Chris Tavel and Kareem Shehab--both sponsored fixed-gear riders--pride themselves on providing a true full-service bicycle shop. You can simply get parts for bikes, have your bikes repaired, or go Frankenstein-style and build a bike from scratch. Being the only store in Atlanta to carry lines such as Civia, Leader, and 8th Inch is almost as impressive as the store's vast supply of high-end vintage bikes and hard-to-find parts. Even if you aren’t skilled enough to land huge sponsorships, Loose Nuts will help you look the part with cool Valentine riding hats. Novice or pro, if you’re into cycling, this shop is certainly worth a visit.
  • Room & Board 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 682-5900

    4 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    Located in the White Provisions complex, Room & Board is a three-story emporium that offers quality furniture for fans of timeless, modern design. One of only a dozen locations across the country, the Midtown West outpost is 34,000 square feet, giving patrons plenty of space to peruse a variety of splashy showrooms that mimic every room in the house. From the button-back Andre sofa that channels mid-century modern design, to the flawless reproduction of a 1925 Marcel Breuer Wassily chair, Room & Board’s pieces are significantly more daring than what you find at similar big box furniture stores, but they also come with a higher price tag. Kudos to the brilliant selection of children's furnishings, which are built well to withstand slumber parties and scavenger hunts, yet add sophistication to an often overlooked room.
  • The Fainting Couch 434 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 872-6698

    5 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    Located on the stepchild half of Ponce, the Fainting Couch is by far one of the coolest stores in Atlanta. The owners are an adorable retired couple who have seen Atlanta at it's best and worst of times. No pulitzer prize winner or poet laureate could adequately describe the unique allure of the antique artifacts available at the store. It's almost like a museum who's exhibits are for sale - and for cheap. Vintage sterling silver tie bars are on sale for $2 and eyeglasses from the 20's for $10. Their store hours change daily, they might be open, the might not. But one thing that is consistent, if you get in, you'll be amazed.
  • Rocky Mountain Pizza 1005 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 876-8600

    2 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    Located off of 10th st. and an ear shot of GA-Tech's campus, Rocky Mountain has become the ultimate hangout for college students and young professionals. Picture ""The Max"" from Saved By the Bell if it served booze. Rocky is a great spot to meet college students and is often packed. It's a rule of thumb that if a restaurant or bar has a lot of people, it must be good - and vice versa. That's not the case with Rocky. The beer prices are decent but the food and service is awful. Go for the company, but eat before you leave the house.
  • Guffey's Of Atlanta Inc 3340 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 231-0044

    4 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    Hiding behind the busy intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree in Tower Place, Guffey’s is a true Southern haberdashery for gentlemen seeking classic threads and formal accessories. The salesmen are warm and welcoming, boasting an old-school philosophy of getting to know the client rather than immediately pouncing to sell. And the selection fits this mentality: Oxxford suits sit next to Robert Talbott shirts and R. Hanauer ties, while accessories like shaving soap and pocket squares further solidifies their high quality inventory. Those looking for custom clothes should look no further than in-house tailor, Jose Silva, named “Best Tailor in Atlanta,” in Esquire Magazine’s “Big Black Book.” While this is very much a textbook gentleman’s store, the younger shopper might feel excluded in both price and selection.
  • Arden's Garden 1117 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 827-0424

    5 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    Little 5 points stationed Arden's Gardens provides the easiest and tasty way to taking the first step to being a ""healthy"" person. The smoothies are available in over 15 different fruits and a plethora of different juices. But if you go you HAVE to get a Grand Slam. It's 4 shots that provide your body with a weeks worth of vegetables, antioxidants galore and a bunch of other stuff your mother used to nag you about. Not to mention it's only four bucks! The employees are fruit and vitamin junkies who love to teach others about their addiction.
  • Aurora Coffee 468 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (404) 523-6856

    4 stars Posted on 07/27/2010 05:00pm

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    In the heart of Little 5 Points, Criminal Records is simply the town's go-to spot for music. Whether you're looking for for the new Deerhunter LP (one of ATL's best local bands) or main stream cd's, Criminal has you covered. The vinyl selection isn't incredible vast, but it's good. It's also the best spot for current vinyl. In the back of the music-topia stands a small stage equipped with drums, mics, the works. They also have nearly every music magazine and publication available and at regular price.