Specializing in draft beer to go, the bartenders at J.U.G.S fill 32- and 64-ounce growlers with craft beer, root beer, and seasonal cider decanted from 40 taps. At least 15 of those kegs keep Georgia beers on hand, while bottles and 22-ounce bombers hold hard-to-find brews that aren't already on tap. In addition to offering a massive beer selection, the J.U.G.S. team distributes libation samples at wine and beer tasting events and highlights different craft pours through their Brewery of the Month program. Along with breweries, J.U.G.S has partnered with The Brew Blazes to create three environmentally friendly, scented candles from 32-ounce growlers and shot glasses.
The Atlanta Film Festival has been supplying the cinemasses with quality international indie flicks for nearly four decades, dropping many of the films into the Academy Awards circuit. Festivals past hosted neo-classics such as Primer and Hustle & Flow, and this year the celluloid cup runs over with more than 125 features, shorts, documentaries, and space hip-hoperas. Young Goethe in Love (in German, with English subtitles) visits the polymath before his influential literary debut, and explores the roots of his gloomy charisma. On Wednesday, Kto Ya (Who Am I?) (in Russian, with English subtitles) ties an existential Gordian knot with an amnesiac, undocumented young man whose unverifiable existence consternates a police chief. In The First Grader, based on a true story, an 84-year-old Kenyan war veteran enrolls himself in elementary school after taking his government's egalitarian education doctrine at face value.
The collage of mirrors just inside the front entrance to StarTaki Hair Lounge gives visitors one last chance to examine their old selves before being transformed. Just past this wall of mirrors—some squared, others shaped like suns—lies the realm of expert stylist Nataki Minix. Treating the human head as her canvas, she helms a team of three stylists who specialize in reshaping hair through weaving, pressing, and shortcuts. They also soothe and moisturize tresses with Moroccan Oil and Design Essentials hair-care products, among others.Through its decor, the Hair Lounge lives up to its name: design elements such as a bright red built-in bench, sleek wooden cabinets, and glowing teleport pads lend the space a distinctly modern feel.
Robert Gayle, the executive chef at and owner of Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe & Upscale Lounge, combines his Caribbean background with a Culinary Institute of America education, gathering flavors from around the world to refine a menu of island comfort fare. After spending his childhood in Jamaica and the West Indies, Chef Rob relocated to the United States and began to develop his culinary lobe at age 13 by working as a steward in Brooklyn. His skills and prestige steadily increased over time, allowing him to eventually open P. Diddy's Atlanta venture, Justin's Restaurant, in 1997 and prepare meals for such celebrities as Jennifer Lopez and Akon. Chef Rob's mental rolodex includes recipes for curried goat, dry-rubbed spare ribs, and his signature spicy jerk seasoning, which he massages into mesquite-grilled chicken. For lighter nighttime fare, diners can convene in the newly opened Chef Rob's Upscale Lounge for hookah, top-shelf cocktails, satisfying tapas, and signature wines. The contemporary furniture completes the swanky atmosphere.
Fine Mexican Food at a whole other level! Walk in the door and you're greeted by freindly hellos and the tantalizing aroma of mesquite grilled fajitas. Freshness is the key - salsa made fresh every day, hand picked avacados used to create fresh guacamole throughout the day. And every dish is made to order just for you.