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. 



  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

  2. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

  3. Nice post, things explained in details. Thank You.


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