I'm going to Atlanta at the end of January for a couple of nights. Anything cool I should make sure to see? Anywhere I should definitely eat (I am vegetarian sorry)? Anywhere I should go?
I'm staying in Buckhead and doing work-related conference stuff during the day but should have a couple of free evenings.
― n/a, Friday, 30 December 2011 02:38 (ten years ago) link
― n/a, Friday, 30 December 2011 15:35 (ten years ago) link
Haven't spent much time in Atlanta recently but I would always take people to MLK's old church Ebenezer Baptist. It's a pretty moving experience. Only food I can recommend is bbq... sorry.
― Crowell, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:06 (ten years ago) link
I've been living here since August and still don't have many recommendations (especially for veg-friendly eats). If you're into record shopping, Wax N Facts is old faithful though. WmC has nice things to say about the Buford Hwy Farmers Market.
― God is great. God is good. And people are crazy. Amen. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 30 December 2011 16:15 (ten years ago) link
My longtime friend Lloyd runs the Get This! gallery. Don't know what he's got on tap for late January, but he usually keeps interesting stuff up.
― andrew m., Friday, 30 December 2011 16:19 (ten years ago) link
I haven't been to the one in Atlanta (3655 Roswell Rd. NE), just the one in Birmingham, but Flip Burger Boutique has some tasty veg offerings (faux-lafel hahahageddit). The sweet potato tater tots and the Thai-bouli were both super sides. Plus liquid nitrogen milkshakes in flavors like Krispy Kreme donut and eggnog with gingersnaps and Maker's Mark.
― jaq, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:07 (ten years ago) link
I can't think of food places to recommend for vegetarian eating, sorry. I love the Buford Hwy Market and the Dekalb Farmers Market, but for grocery shopping, not dining. I've been to The Porter in Little 5 Points a couple of times, good beer selection, good frites.
― William (C), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:28 (ten years ago) link
I spent four days there in April and it was pretty fun - went to one of the Flips with a vegetarian friend and she seemed to dig it. Spent a very pleasant afternoon at the aforementioned Porter having beers and frites and charcuterie. Went out to Decatur for an afternoon and hit another crazy beer bar there that was kind of mind blowing. Ate breakfast at the Highland Cafe, alone, twice, at the Old 4th Ward location.
― joygoat, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:44 (ten years ago) link
I think I know the beer bar in Decatur you're talking about and it was a good spot. Had to google to recall its name -- The Brick Store Pub.
― William (C), Friday, 30 December 2011 19:01 (ten years ago) link
Highland Cafe or Highland Bakery? Because the Highland Bakery (which I can just about see from my apartment) is SO FUCKING DELICIOUS.
― God is great. God is good. And people are crazy. Amen. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 30 December 2011 19:07 (ten years ago) link
It's on the pricey side, but back when i lived there over ten years ago, Cafe Sunflower was great: http://www.cafesunflower.com/index.shtml
― rob (night house), Friday, 30 December 2011 19:09 (ten years ago) link
It was definitely the Brick Store. Lots of good beers on tap, casks of stuff upstairs, and the owner ended up giving us a tour of the aging room upstairs. This was my first time really being anywhere in the South and it was funny how the "people are friendly" stereotype seemed to be pretty true.
And I think it was the Highland Bakery - the one on Highland near Sampson, according to maps? I went there and liked it enough to go back the next day, place was pretty great.
Mostly I spent my time driving around the city with OutKast lyrics running through my head and listening the rap station playing "6 Foot 7" every other song with commercials for amateur night at the strip club in between.
― joygoat, Friday, 30 December 2011 22:00 (ten years ago) link