I'm a Coca-Cola man, myself.
Allman Brothers, the late Robert Shaw, Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full, Billy Carter.
Swallow at the Hollow, the country bar and Bar B Q joint in Roswell...
Dominique Wilkins. Early Michael Vick.Coke. Umm... Sherman's desire to say "Screw this state?"
Watts!Savannah. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
The B-52s? (checks wikipedia)....The B-52s!
REM, Indigo Girls, Kelly Hogan40 Watt Club, Variety Playhouse, Georgia TheatreWoodfire Grill, Flying Biscuit, Chik-Fil-A, Mary Mac'sAnsley Park, High Museum (architecture only, really), my condoBeloved Braves, University of GeorgiaMy parents and their dogGeorgia AquariumCoca-Cola
<span>Georgia Championship Wrestling circa 1980 The Fox Theatre Flannery O'Connor The state nickname, because who doesn't like peaches?</span>
Bulldogs footballcheap gas (at least it used to be when I lived there),The Grit in AthensOktoberfest in HelenThe Varsity GrillThe 40 WattSweet Tea (although I always made it "half and half," too sweet for my Yankee blood)UGA the dawg
Wait--is something involving the State of Georgia going on tonight?And I'll offer up Richard Blais.
How about two Canadian hockey teams? (The Flames relocated to Calgary from Atlanta; the Thrashers have become the latest incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets.) Not that I'm really a fan of either team, but having more NHL teams in Canada is a good thing.
Cumberland IslandLane Farm PeachesMy small town hometown in South Georgia and all the others like itFrank McCall (architect)Nu Way Weiners (Macon)Coming up the escalator at Hartsfield when somebody is waiting for you at the topSerenbe FarmsRobert Shaw and his Christmas special that the ASO still does every yearMy parents' old mountain houseBraves
Is it too weird to say me?? What can I say, I ahve high self-esteem. :-DUGA everything (Bulldog football in particular)Braves baseball - Friday night fireworks after a game is the best date night everTaqueria del SolTed Turner (what?? I love that guy in all his nuttiness!)Coke, of coursePeaches, yumThe Okeefenokee Swamp (shout out to where I grew up, y'all, plus the swamp is empirically awesome)Jekyll IslandThe usual Athens/Atlanta notables well covered by othersChik-Fil-A
Taco Del Sol & Star Provisions (especially the butcher shop and the cheese counter) (same parking lot too!).
As far as things that haven't been mentioned:The Universal Joint in Decatur (featuring the charcuterie of former Brave Biff Pocoroba!)WatershedDecatur in general :)Of Montrealthe little record store beside the 40 WattVanilla Coke at Waffle House
The state nickname, because who doesn't like peaches?Didn't Colbert set the record straight on this years ago?http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/73489/august-24-2006/national-peach-month
Diet coke. Just needed to be repeated. Also I am in Spain and Coca-Cola light is so not the same!
The Coca-Cola CorporationGeorgia, The Midnight Train toGame 4 of the 2010 NLDSSherman's March to the Sea
I was going to say Watts too! Great minds...
The Decatur Book Festival (I've never been but it's supposed to be awesome.)Georgia on My Mind
Richard BlaisLady and Sons restaurant
Awww, y'all are lovely. Although I think I'm technically a product of Tennessee. I'll let Georgia take some claim, though.
Five & Tenthe Nationalthe tree that owns itselfJimmy Carter Presidential Librarybanana pudding martini at the Harlem Bar
And if you don't like our license plates, vote for the new design! Please, those of you with good design sense, I beg you to make the back of my car not look awful.(If you're curious about the "In God We Trust" - it was in the rules. (PDF)
As a transplant from the neighboring state of Tennessee, I'll throw in that it's awful conveninent to be able to buy wine in the grocery store.
You namechecked Nu Way Weiners! Awesome!
Town of Helen (like the Bavarian feel - even if it is a bit fake)Chick Fil AGeorgia Tech (where I met my husband)and most of all, my son, Declan, who was born in Lawrenceville
My house! :)My hood: East Atlanta, Ormewood Park, Grant Park
Thomas J. Hennen, Roy D. Bridges, Jr., Susan Still, David M. Walker, Sonny Carter and L. Blaine Hammond.
Margaret Mitchell, Diet coke, Chick Fil A and the Indigo Girls.
People I was surprised to find had Georgia roots:David CrossBucky DentThe Sisters Fanning: Dakota and ElleGale HaroldEd HelmsSterling HollowayDeForest KelleyWayne Knight, (Born NYC - but grew up in GA and was UGA the mascot his soph. year at UGA)Joanne Woodward
I'm with you on some, but emphatically not the Braves!
I once saw a Prince show at the Fox - terrific show, great venue.
1) UAHC Camp Coleman, Cleveland, GA - my first overnight camp and the bestest time ever.2) Red clay, best used on baseball fields but also a wonderful way to ruin white t-shirts and athletic socks at summer camp.3) Games 4 and 5 of the 1993 NLCS.
Pfft. I've always been fonder of the 1995 playoffs, myself.
Blais has been mentioned, but let's not forget Kevin, King of Bacon Jam.
I would have thought of R.E.M. first, even without the Pavement name-check. ("Unseen Power of the Picket Fence", right?)
Tonya and Pete Dugas and their kids. (My sister's family lives in Athens, GA.)
And many of us are fond of you, Georgia native.<span> </span>
Emory University, my alma mater
Moved to Philly 2+ years ago and I still miss it:Fellini's Morehouse HomecomingPiedmont Park/Grant ParkDecatur Arts FestivalChick-Fil-A Dwarf House (Chick-Fil-A + open 24/6 = wonderful)
Georgia-PacificAmy and Emily
I'll second that - my only trip to Atlanta included dinner at Woodfire, which was fantastic. Also gives me the excuse to share this picture from outside the restrooms (words are: tell the Voltaggios: Tricks and foams may break my bones but bacon will never hurt me).
All astronauts from Georgia!
I'm coming late to the party and seconding the love for the Braves, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A and the aquarium. I've never seen a better college football player than Herschel Walker of Wrightsville.Two other favorites with Georgia ties (courtesy of Wikipedia):Coach Taylor may have made a name for himself in Texas, but Kyle Chandler actually was raised in Loganville (though he was born in Buffalo).Julia Roberts is an Atlanta native.
Drivin' N' Cryin'
Fat Matt's Rib Shack on PiedmontA Chik-Fil-A less than 2 minutes from my house
Yep! The state won big in the 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals on a case involving Atlanta's access to water from Lake Lanier!
Awww. You're going to make me blush.