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Real Estate, Restaurants and the Delicious ‘Bitter’ — A Reader Shares His Favorite Local Blogs

A reader sent this handy list of Atlanta blogs he reads daily. I liked it so much that I want to share it — and ask you to let me know about other good blogs or social media accounts in and around metro Atlanta, or your own hometown. Shoot an email or leave a comment! Thanks.

Blog Name URL Notes
Curbed Atlanta http://atlanta.curbed.com/ Great real estate general interest site. Syndicate of the national site, but very up on development news and events in the community.
Eater Atlanta http://atlanta.eater.com/ Curbed’s sister site. Very good for restaurant openings, etc. Eater 38 directory is my go-to for restaurant recommendations to friends.
Architecture Tourist http://architecturetourist.blogspot.com/ This is probably my favorite site. He’s a great writer with an excellent eye. While his focus is ostensibly about  buildings and architecture, many times he makes poignant commentary on Atlanta, its history and its challenges and opportunities.
ATL Urbanist http://atlurbanist.tumblr.com/ Always worth a look and I love his commitment to and advocacy of downtown.
Sidewalk Radio http://sidewalkradio.com/ This is a podcast that also has a website cultivated by Gene Kansas, a local developer/broker focused on pedestrian-scale commercial  real estate.
Bitter Southerner http://bittersoutherner.com/ This is an online magazine founded and edited by a friend, Chuck Reece. Great stories about the new/developing/emerging/blossoming South. Really excellent writing.
Creative Loafing – Fresh Loaf http://clatl.com/blogs/freshloaf/ This is Creative Loafing’s news blog. While their slant is a little predictable, their coverage is generally excellent. Thomas Wheatley, their editor, is great – finds time and space for issues that otherwise completely uncovered.
Arts ATL http://www.artsatl.com/ Good arts news and events. I love their local architecture critiques.
Atlanta Reddit Page http://www.reddit.com/r/Atlanta/ Read primarily for the comments – although a little scatter-brained (as you would expect) sometimes the insights into living in Atlanta can make it worth it.
Atlanta Time Machine http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/ Actually I changed my mind, this is my favorite. It’s not update much as he was run over in a tragic accident a few months ago… read more about it on the Atlanta Reddit page. WARNING – BLACK HOLE OF TIME – I could literally spend a whole day on this website.
Midtown Archive http://themidtownarchive.tumblr.com/ Great but rarely updated site. Still, I love what he is able to find.
What Now Atlanta? http://www.whatnowatlanta.com/ Restaurant and retail openings and closings by sassy gay boy. Oh – and failing restaurant inspections!

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