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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).
What: Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Why: Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
When: 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