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Empire State South
What: Athens restaurateur Hugh Acheson and chef Nick Melvin serve Southern-style fare, like meat plus sides (Pink Lady Succotash, molasses black-eyed peas) and chicken biscuits with pepper jelly.
Why: The sleek, wood-heavy space constructed of salvaged pine from an 1850s house.
When: Opens Mon. Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 999 Peachtree St., Midtown (404-541-1105).

Perrine’s Wine Shop
What: Veteran sommelier (Joël Brasserie) and Burgundy expert Perrine Prieur opens a French provincial-inspired store with more than 350 labels.
Why: Biodynamic and organic varieties and Prieur’s written food pairings.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: White Provisions, 1168 Howell Mill Rd., ste. b, West Midtown (404-254-5077).

Swimwear Sale
Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

Fall Bocce Ball League
What: Sign up for the inaugural six-week season ($35) and play on the new Piedmont Park courts.
Why: Postmatch, grab a free drink at Ormsby’s.
When: Begins Sept. 15. Wed., 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1071 Piedmont Ave., Midtown. Register (by Sept. 12) online at atlbocce.com.

DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.

Jeffrey Fashion Cares After-Party
What: A raucous, circus-themed fete following the annual runway show with featured guest designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (of Proenza Schouler).
Why: A DJ set by Fred Schneider and stilt walkers.
When: Mon., 9 p.m.
Where: Opera, 1150 Crescent Ave., Midtown (404-874-3006). Tickets ($150) online at jeffreyfashioncares.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Perrine's Wine Shop
1168 Howell Mill Rd
White Provisions
Atlanta, GA 30318
1071 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
1150b Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309