November 1, 2014 - Chomp and Stomp Festival is the little neighborhood of Cabbagetown’s annual fundraiser. On its 12th year, the festival continues to grow, even on as cold and windy a day as this past November 1. What started out as a small festival, with 20 individual chilis and around 900 attendees, now completely takes over the entire Cabbagetown neighborhood for a day. The day starts out with the Chomp and Romp 5k and continues into bluegrass bands playing on four stages, an artist market and non-chili food vendors to feed the people who missed out on the chili. For a $5 donation, you get a recyclable spoon, which lets you sample as much chili as you can get your hands on. Throughout the day games including a cabbage shredding contest, a slaw-eating contest, and a bobbing for Brussels sprouts contest were played in the park.
October 25, 2014 - Hundreds of people filed into the infamous Krog Street tunnel on Saturday night for the Krog Masquerade. Days before the party the interior of the tunnel was painted over by outraged Atlantans in protest of the private party.
October 26, 2015 - The battle to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., already a contentious fight, got even more heated last week. High-profile Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul stumped for GOP corporate veteran David Perdue throughout Georgia. Democratic nonprofit exec Michelle Nunn received a boost from former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And each party found ways to express shock: The GOP threw a fit over a controversial Ferguson-themed mailer and Democrats tried to cast Perdue as a creepy old man by saying he autographed a young female supporter's body, which actually turned out to be an insulin pump.
But on Sunday night, Nunn and Perdue pressed pause on the campaign rallies, moved past the outrage, and returned to the issues in the penultimate U.S. Senate debate. Libertarian paralegal Amanda Swafford, who many political analysts say will force the race into a runoff, joined the two frontrunners at Georgia Public Broadcasting's Midtown headquarters.