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Grandma Pie turns 8
O4W Pizza's famous pie was discovered in ATL 8 years ago...
In January 2015, I was doing what I do — exploring ATL. I was walking down the Eastside Trail and decided to take a spin through the Irwin Street Market. As I walked in, a saw what looked like a pop-up pizza stand. Behind the chest-high wall was an interesting look cat, flipping pizza dough. I took out my phone and started recording. Here’s what I saw and heard as I engaged Atlanta’s father of the Grandma Pie…
Later that year, I embarked on a project called, Urban Explorers TV. The idea was to interview “urban visionaries” about their businesses and their work — their visions. It was a fun and interesting project. Sadly, I got busy with my tours and really did not have the resources to do the project justice. I learned that video production is time-intensive. It can also be expensive, if one wants to do it right.
In any event, I ended up producing six “episodes” of UXATL-TV, all of which appear below. It is always interesting (enlightening, actually) to go back and watch videos like this 8+ years later, especially in a city where things are changing so fast and dramatically. I hope you enjoy watching them.
PS: My favorite is the one about the Brown Headed Nuthatch. Laura and her team did a magnificent job on that one.
Have you had the Grandma Pie? What do you think?
Have you been to the Irwin Street Market? Did you know about the sale of that property to Portman Holdings?
In what ways has the Beltline changed since you first stepped foot on it?
Do you think we’ll ever see light rail mass transit in the Beltline corridor?
Have you been to Rathbun’s Steaks?
Do you miss the Krog Bar as much as I do?
Do you miss “old ATL” as much as I do?
Have you hiked Atlanta’s hidden forests?
Have you read Jonah’s book?
Have you been to the Blue Heron Nature Preserve?
Have you seen (or heard) a brown headed nuthatch?
(*) Feel free to post your answers and thoughts in the comments area below
Making of the Grandma Pie w/ Anthony Spina
Casting the Beltline Vision w/ Ryan Gravel
Shaping Atlanta’s Future w/ Ryan Gravel
Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests w/ Jonah McDonald
The Lantern Parade w/ Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons
Saving the Brown-Headed Nuthatch w/ Nikki Belmonte & Adam Betuel
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