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DOYAL HILL PARK CELEBRATES ACWORTH HISTORY

2022-09-22T23:14:06-05:00

Acworth’s newest outdoor destination, an award-winning interpretive park highlighting the city’s rich Black history, is the perfect destination for history buffs, and lovers of architecture. Doyal Hill Park opened in 2020 and is conveniently located across the street from Logan Farm Park and a short walk from the city’s thriving retail and restaurant districts on Main Street. The park features a paved walking path through public art and in-depth interpretive signs, each telling the stories of community institutions and leaders of Acworth’s Black community. Doyal Hill in the 1970's Named for Acworth’s first Black Alderman, the late ...
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DOYAL HILL PARK CELEBRATES ACWORTH HISTORY2022-09-22T23:14:06-05:00

SOUTHERN COASTAL CUISINE AT 1885 GRILL

2022-10-25T23:41:50-05:00

MIGUEL MORALES

In addition to the shrimp and grits, hushpuppies, and pimento cheese that made the restaurant a Chattanooga favorite, 1855’s Acworth location has a few special things to call its own: think low-country boils, plus grab-and-go picnic baskets. “We’re super excited to become part of the community,” says Miguel, “and we have every intention of continuing the tradition of bringing something special that can create another great destination....
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SOUTHERN COASTAL CUISINE AT 1885 GRILL2022-10-25T23:41:50-05:00

AWARD-WINNING ‘Q IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN – J.D.’s BAR-B-Q

2022-10-25T23:59:27-05:00

CHIP “J.D.” ALLEN

Chip “J.D.” Allen opened his Main Street barbecue restaurant, J.D.’s Bar-B-Q, in 2011. Since then, he’s attracted regulars from as far as Chattanooga who come to the circa-1925 schoolhouse for Chip’s slow, wood-smoked barbecue, made-from-scratch barbecue sauce, fried corn on the cob, and his Grandma’s coleslaw recipe (especially on top of a hotdog). Chip, whose motto is “straight from the pit to plate,”...
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AWARD-WINNING ‘Q IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN – J.D.’s BAR-B-Q2022-10-25T23:59:27-05:00

BILL BENEFIELD– APPALACHIAN OUTFITTERS

2022-09-22T23:43:11-05:00

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

We're a full-service outdoor outfitter, and we do everything from camping to hiking, kayaks, paddle boards, stuff you can't find at big-box stores. We have a lot of local brands, and we try to stock a lot of products from the Southeast. We've been working with the city to set up some mobile locations on Acworth’s three beaches, too. We offer rentals for kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, and canoes....
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BILL BENEFIELD– APPALACHIAN OUTFITTERS2022-09-22T23:43:11-05:00

Lisa Mack– Two LiRu Antiques

2022-09-22T23:30:03-05:00

THE SWEET LIFE & ANTIQUES

In the market for vintage vinyl, an antique rocking horse, or pre-Prohibition barware? You just might find it at Two LiRu. Lisa Mack’s eclectic antiques and decor shop is one of the true gems of Main Street: a place where you can find something special for your home, hunt for the perfect keepsake gift, or wander around admiring 10,000 square feet of expertly curated treasures....
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Lisa Mack– Two LiRu Antiques2022-09-22T23:30:03-05:00

COWAN MILL EVENT SPACE – MODERN EVENT SPACE IN A HISTORIC MILL

2022-10-25T23:59:59-05:00

KEVIN MARCY

Built in the 19th century, the Mill has been a fixture on the Acworth landscape for generations, and in its new life as a wedding venue, it’s getting a long-overdue facelift (complete with covered patio, outdoor fireplaces, and one stunning chandelier). But you don’t have to get hitched to enjoy the newly revitalized Mill. Kevin and his family hope to share this special landmark with Acworth through community events, too...
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COWAN MILL EVENT SPACE – MODERN EVENT SPACE IN A HISTORIC MILL2022-10-25T23:59:59-05:00

HENRY & CLAUDIA CHANDLER – HENRY’S LOUISIANA GRILL

2022-09-22T23:34:51-05:00

SOUTHERN CAJUN FUSION... YUM!

"It’s Southern, fusion, and Cajun. My first job back from Europe was in a fusion restaurant. The Southern part comes from my upbringing — for 18 years I was brought up on a farm and my nanny did Southern cooking. That’s where you get Louisiana alligator flash-fried with a hoisin sauce, topped with remoulade. We do traditional gumbo, etouffee, and jambalaya, but then we have Nanny Castell’s fried chicken plate, served over..."
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HENRY & CLAUDIA CHANDLER – HENRY’S LOUISIANA GRILL2022-09-22T23:34:51-05:00

Veronica Dudley – Fish Thyme Restaurant

2022-09-22T23:52:11-05:00

FALL IN LOVE WITH FOOD

Steve and Veronica Dudley opened Fish Thyme, their cozy, modern seafood restaurant after they both fell in love with the space—and with Acworth. Since then, Fish Thyme has become a local