Weekend in Atlanta

Over the years I’ve visited Atlanta multiple times for football games and to visit family.  I even lived in Marietta one summer during college to work at my Aunt and Uncle’s restaurant.  But I don’t think I’ve ever been shown around the city or seen more than the old football stadium and surrounding parking lots.  So this last trip I took to see my best friend and her boyfriend was so great because I finally feel like I was able to see some of the best parts of the city.

We spent one afternoon at New Realm Brewery where we captured the sunset.  It’s located in some renovated warehouses and has a full restaurant downstairs with a draft bar upstairs.  Plenty of seating, with both covered and uncovered areas.  There was a line to get in the door, but it was totally worth the 10 minute wait to sit up on the roof with a beer and some loaded fries and watch people walk along the BeltLine.  There are also a couple of televisions upstairs for those who need to watch whatever game is on.

We also hit up Torched Hop Brewery on our tour of Midtown.  This was a new place for all of us which is always fun.  The inside of this place was amazing!  The walls were covered with their logo art and they had different crazy light fixtures in every room.  Also, THEY HAD MARIO KART!  Yes, there were games and such and MARIO KART.  Best idea for a brewery every.  Unfortunately the group that was playing never let up so I didn’t get a turn.  But I’m going back for sure.

We had an incredible brunch at King + Duke in Buckhead thanks to my friends generous mom.  We had donuts and cinnamon rolls as appetizers, obviously, and then moved onto to somehow even better entrees.  My quiche was so fresh and flavorful.  Don’t even get me started on the crust.  I could gush forever.  Easily one of my top 5 brunches ever and we did not even have mimosas…

We spent my last day in town walking around the BeltLine and I really love the way they’ve incorporated local art into the infrastructure.  There are murals, sculptures, and all sorts of abstract art along the path that winds through Atlanta.  It’s such a great addition to the city that promotes getting active outside and also showcases art for free!  Makes me rethink my position on never moving to Atlanta (the traffic has always scared me off).

I can never go through Atlanta without hitting Ponce City Market.  Such a great space with plenty of options for food and drinks.  If I ever moved down there, and that is a big IF, I’d love to live nearby.  Its crazy expensive due to the area being so popular, but having this as a walkable option for food would be really great.

Thank you to my friends for such a great trip!  I loved exploring new areas of Atlanta and hopefully I’ll be there more often during the coming years.

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