DINE IN BLACK CULTURE AT LIVE EDGE ATLANTA
The new Live Edge Restaurant and Lounge in Southwest Atlanta is one of my favorite new spots. Ronda Penrice who covers everything hip and hot in Atlanta and I stopped by last week, and I can’t stop thinking about the experience. We happened to drop by on Thursday afternoon as the staff was preparing for dinner service and setting up for the evening's live performances. Judging by the looks of things and the excitement in the air, I would say Live Edge is just what Atlanta needs.
Stepping into the beautifully designed, and thoughtfully appointed space, I felt confident it was influenced by of someone with extremely good taste and a serious passion for interior design. The design team captured unique aspects of the black community like hanging on the steps with your dad and infused that culture into the main dining space. The restaurant is a smart mix of whimsical art and luxurious finishes. The cobalt banquet and the honey colored leather chairs beckons for you to nestle in and enjoy the evening.
The art is a fresh mix where musical icons Jimmie Hendrix shares a moment with former 1st Lady Jackie O. A portrait of a dapperly dressed Marvin Gaye hangs alongside a painting of Mayo Angelou. Peppered throughout the space are creatively framed black and white photographs that depict life in the community that offers up moments of nostalgia to which we can relate.
One of my favorite design elements in the restaurant is an accent wall where snare drums are creatively mixed with drum shaped mirrors.
Everything about Live Edge sizzles. The restrooms with their honeycombed mirrors and scented candles offer visual stimulation and a moment of relaxation for those looking to freshen up between dinner and dancing. In a few weeks, we can expect the completion of the patio where the owners' will expand the stunning decor. The new space will be enjoyed by patrons looking to take in Atlanta air while dining alfresco.