Georgia Trend - September 2007

Capital View

How much you like Capital Grille might depend on what you’re looking for. But its entrees, including the Delmonico steak, are outstanding.

Life Without Grady

If political leaders in Fulton and DeKalb won’t make the governance changes that Grady Memorial Hospital needs, then the General Assembly should put it under control of a state authority.

Georgia’s Winning Wines

The state’s burgeoning wine industry is producing a surprising array of reds, whites, pinks and dessert wines, as reflected in the results of Georgia Trend’s inaugural tasting of Georgia wines.

Lights, Camera, Kudzu

It’s been more than 30 years since Deliverance jump-started Georgia’s film industry, and now movies, TV, commercials and videos have a $450-million impact on the state’s economy. But the competition is fierce, especially from other Southern states ready for their close-ups.

Healing Hearts

Angioplasty, once performed only at hospitals with onsite cardiac surgery capabilities, is now available at 10 smaller community institutions in Georgia, thanks to a ground-breaking study.

How Sweet The Sound

Hometown music festivals around the state draw legions of fans who come with lawn chairs to sit in and cash to spend. The celebrations combine culture, commerce and civic pride. There’s often a charitable cause and always a good time.

Big Banking Presence

Wachovia’s Bill Liginfelter says his bank’s size and structure is a plus, when it comes to customer service and community involvement. As chairman-elect of the Metro Atlanta chamber, he’ll be tackling some tough transportation problems.