Sunday, August 27, 2017

The ATL of My Eye

I've spent almost a month in Atlanta (my brother lives here) and have yet to experience the entire city. There's lots to do within city limits, not to mention the outskirts, and I was thinking of getting on MARTA (public transportation) and exploring a bit without a car, but that never happened. Maybe next time? 

All the things I've loved so far:

Ticonderoga Club at Krog Street Market. Their cocktails are great; I loved the Whiskey-based Sea-Way. There's an $86 steak on the menu, too, that I've heard is incredible. Some drunk guy got it while we were there and I doubt he fully enjoyed it, but such is life. If you order the steak (aptly named the Chuck Wagon), the bartenders ring a cowbell to let everyone know it's coming. I'd recommend getting it to share if you're not a huge meat-eater like me. 

A meal/snack at Hop's Chicken (and pretty much everything else) at Ponce City Market. The chicken biscuit is very delicious and very affordable at $4. Breakfast at Buttermilk KitchenDrinks and good times at Earl's in East Atlanta. Cool bar/live music venue and, actually, the whole neighborhood felt familiar. Kind of like a part of Seattle.

Little Barn Apothecary (find gifts for yourself and maybe others - fragrances, candles, face mists - everything is organic), an iced latte and salted chocolate chip cookie at Brash Coffee, and all the other shops at the Westside Provisions District. (They have a Savannah Bee Company, too!) The Beltline: you can walk or (rent a) bike to get from Ponce City to Krog Street. I walked. There are a bunch of graffiti wall photo opps along the way. 

A little Italian market with delish paninis called Tuscany At Your Table.

Farmer's Markets - Peachtree Road on Wednesday evenings, Piedmont Park on Saturday mornings.

Free, outdoor yoga - There are a few classes, on different days of the week. 

An indoor/outdoor bar-restaurant-cafe called 8arm that reminded me so much of New York and perhaps this is why it was my absolute favorite. Get a $19 carafe of house wine for two, and there's plenty of yummy stuff in case you get hungry (you will). 

Oakland Cemetery - try to go when it's not so hot. Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind) is buried there. 

Oh, and King of Pops. How could I forget? The popsicle biz has stands all around town and a bar (yes, Poptails = popsicle cocktails) inside Ponce City Market. They've also got King of Pups for your fur-babies.   

What I still haven't done/would like to check out next time I'm in ATL: SCAD Fash Museum, City Winery, the Porter Beer Bar in Little 5 Points, SIster Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Georgia Aquarium, King + Duke (Mark Twain-inspired restaurant/bar), High Museum and the Chattahoochee River.

Thinking of switching this up to a different format and I want your input. How do you feel about more pictures and fewer words? More frequent posts? The essentials, no mas? Is there a particular place you want to travel to but don't know much about? Let me know in the comments section. xo 

Update (8/28/17): I went to Porter's last night (cool spot, lots of beer) and to Bread & Butterfly this morning. Beautiful little French place in Inman Park. Great food and coffee. Lovely server. Super Instagrammable. 


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  1. Loved this piece, really seems as if you poured your soul and crazy into it :P About the chicken biscuit and chocolate chip cookie, you've made me ravenous rn :p

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