In Brief - Atlanta
BY THE NUMBERS
65 number of vehicles that drive the Downtown Connector, Atlanta's busiest roadway, each day
27% of the city that is covered with trees, giving it the nickname "city in a forest"
272,000 number of streets in Atlanta that contain the word "Peachtree"
5,184,000 number of fluorescent lights on Turner Field's BravesVision video board
Chamber of Secrets/// Nothing is quite as quintessentially Atlantan as Coca-Cola. The factory has recently acquired the original recipe (the paper artifact) from 1886. The formula remains safely locked in a vault behind a keypad and handprint scanner but visitors can always pose next to the vault. www.worldofcocacola.com
Zoo Addition/// Coo at the zoo when you look into the darling face of Zoo Atlanta's newest addition: Beauregard, a three-month old Eastern Bongo (a striped, horned antelope indigenous to West Africa). The precious calf will reside in North America for the foreseeable future before hopefully being released into its native wild. www.zooatlanta.org
ATLANTA COMEDY FESTIVAL
There's no better way to see a city than through a comedic lens: the Atlanta Comedy Festival comes to raw, storied coffeehouse Apache Café for a night of over a dozen comedians like Lavar Walker, Rob Haze and Chris "Smokey" Jones. Come for the comedy, but stay for the food: in addition to its vibrant programming, the café offers an eclectic menu of Southern-inspired dishes like buttermilk fried chicken. www.apachecafe.info
Consider yourself a self-styled bacon connoisseur? Time to make it oﬃcial at the Dad's Garage Theater Company's BaconFest. This outdoor fest takes care of life's three B's: beer, bacon and bands. Expect a barrage of porky goodness — bacon-themed carnival games, a beer-fueled spelling bee and live music. www.dadsgarage.com