Dining at NEXT

A couple of nights ago, M and I popped into NEXT for a bite to eat. In case you aren’t familiar, NEXT is one of the restaurants in the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown hotel! Located on the cusp of downtown and midtown, the hotel is within ten minutes of all the good stuff: The […]

Thumbs Up Diner

Thumbs Up Diner initially caught my attention with the sign on the side of its building. Street art and pancakes? Two of my favorite things! Not to mention the bold claim of being Atlanta’s #1 Breakfast Destination. We decided that this would require some elastic-pants’d investigation… This cozy location in Old Fourth Ward is pretty unassuming, easy […]

Paolo’s Gelato Italiano

Have you been to Paolo’s Gelato Italiano in Virginia-Highland? It has seriously become my guilty pleasure, plying me with as many cones, cannolis, coffees, candies, cookies, custards, and crepes as my heart (and waistline) can handle. If you ask me, a little taste of authentic Italy is well worth a few extra minutes on the treadmill! Paolo’s […]


When life hands you lemons, make some lemonade, right? (Preferably with a little champagne in it, yum.) A few nights ago, my friend Robyn and I planned a double date with our fellas to check out the latest exhibit at the High Museum. I love their monthly Friday evening events, because they bring in live […]

Chicago-Style Dogs at YumDiggity

May I start by saying that I don’t actually like hot dogs. I will not eat one from the supermarket; they just make my stomach turn. The one exception to my hot dog ban is YumDiggity, at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. This bad boy is aptly named Digging in the Garden, and it groans under the weight […]

FLIP Burger

For me, FLIP Burger is one of those places that, if I’m in the mood for one of their burgers, no other burger place can satisfy me. When I go there, it’s not that I’m in the mood for simply a burger; it’s that I’m in the mood for a FLIP burger. You feel me? […]

Amélie’s French Bakery

The other day I grabbed a quick coffee with a friend at a new cafe that I hadn’t been to before. It’s called Amélie’s French Bakery, located on Marietta St NW, sort of in west downtown, if that’s an official area, lol. Starting from this mosaic sign outside (you now how much I love mosaics), this […]

Brunch at Max’s Wine Dive

I really like Midtown Atlanta and haven’t had a chance to explore some of the newer restaurants in the area. So when my friend Natalie invited me to brunch on a sweet Scoutmob deal at Max’s Wine Dive, I jumped at the chance. First of all, I love Scoutmob. It’s a great, local, daily-deal type of […]

Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe

You should know from the start that this post is straight-up food porn. Food porn of the sweetest, sugary-ist, most finger-licking good variety. I recently stumbled upon an adorable late-night bakery right on Peachtree Street in midtown, and thus far it has completely ruined me. I was already in bad shape after finding out that there’s a place […]

Light Bites at Tabla Indian Cuisine

I recently had light tapas and cocktails at Tabla, an Indian restaurant on 12th and Crescent in Midtown. Robyn and I had met Hersh at Atlanta Green Drinks the week before, and were keen to take him up on his recommendation to try Tabla, since we’d mentioned our Indian meal at Dr. Bombay’s back in January. Walking from […]

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2015

I was fortunate to attend the 5th Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this year, and my palate and happy belly have been thanking me ever since. The three-day festival was created in 2010 by Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter to shine an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the Southern U.S. Featuring 90-plus classes, […]