Shake Shack

Shake Shack has opened its latest outpost  along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail at The Edge development in the Old Fourth Ward. The burger, fries, milkshake and beer purveyor also has locations in Buckhead, Perimeter Mall and at the airport.

A second, smaller location of East Atlanta’s Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is now open in Reynoldstown at 1 Moreland Ave., Suite C.

The 2019 Midtown Spring Crawl is set for May 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. including Publik Draft House, Escorpion, Fado, MidiCi Pizza, City Tap House, Bareburger and more. Tickets are $25 for Midtown Alliance members and $35 for non-members. Tickets available at

Five Daughters Bakery has opened its second location Westside Provisions District, 1198 Howell Mill Road. The shop joins the bakery’s first Georgia outpost, which debuted at Ponce City Market last year, and will deliver a daily assortment of handmade doughnuts and pastries crafted from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. For more information, visit

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The Fresh MARTA Markets have reopened at West End and Five Points stations with markets opening at H.E. Holmes, College Park and Bankhead early in May. The markets provide nutritious, affordable, locally-sourced produce in neighborhoods considered “food deserts” or areas where the availability of fresh food is limited. The Fresh MARTA Markets are open Tuesdays at West End, Wednesdays at Bankhead and H.E. Holmes, Thursdays at College Park, and Fridays at Five Points from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns for its ninth year from May 30 to June 2 with the theme “Off the Eaten Path.” While classes will remain at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, the Tasting Tents have found a new home in Historic Fourth Ward Park along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Attendees can expect dozens of rotating chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and vendors daily, live music, wine pop-up stations and a Cocktail Garden. The Tasting Tents will once again take place Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. To check out the various ticket packages and the full schedule, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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