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Urban Explorers - Urban Influencers: Amanda Rhein

Urban Influencers: Amanda Rhein

Urban Explorers of Atlanta have started a new series of events called, “Urban Influencers.” The first will be held on July 8 at Proof Bakeshop, which is next door to the Inman Park / Reynoldstown MARTA station. Our guest speaker will be Amanda Rhein from MARTA. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet one of the many visionaries who are helping to shape Atlanta's future in a meaningful way. Please do not miss this.

FYI: Our second event will feature Ryan Gravel, the visionary behind the Atlanta Beltline.


One of the unique features of our Urban Influencers series is that you can submit up to three (3) questions for our guest speakers as soon as you register for this event. If you would like to submit a question, please register first and email your questions to Steve Saenz at We will compile all questions and submit them to our guest speaker about one week before the event. Please watch this presentation before submitting your questions.


Our first UI event will be held at Proof Bakeshop, a new European-style bakery and coffee shop located next door to the Inman Park / Reynoldstown transit station (Inman Park side). Proof is owned and operated James Beard semi-finalist and Cakes & Ale owner chef Billy Allin and his wife, Kristin.

Proof normally closes at 6:00PM but the Allins have graciously agreed to host our private event after normal business hours. Chef Allin has also designed a special dinner menu for us... 

OPTIONAL DINNER, $20 (all-inclusive)

Prepared by Chef-owner Billy Allin, includes:

  • Assortment of gourmet sandwiches (incl veggie sandwich) on fresh-baked bread from Proof Bakeshop
  • Mixed fresh-green salad
  • Peach & basil salad
  • Marinated eggplant with feta
  • Chips
  • Chocolate chip cookie
  • Choice of non-alcoholic beverage (soda, tea)
  • Tax & Gratuity
  • Dinner guests will enjoy reserved seating area (see photos below)


  • 6:00 - 6:45PM, Reception & Dinner
  • 6:45 - 7:30PM, Presentation by Amanda Rhein
  • 7:30 - 7:45PM, Q&A
  • 8:00, After-dinner drinks at One Eared Stag (optional)

Earlier Event: July 8
Weeds & Wine
Later Event: July 9
Sunset Sips