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Eating My Way Around ATL

November 24, 2016

Who takes a food tour the weekend before Thanksgiving?  This girl.  I can feel the pounds piling on.  I will definitely be eating light this Thanksgiving. 

 

When I arrived in Atlanta, my first stop was Bole Ethiopian Restaurant.  I saw on my travel club app that this was one of the restaurants where I could earn points towards my next vacation so it was a no brainer.  The staff was very friendly and the food was great!  I definitely recommend Bole if you enjoy Ethiopian food. 

 

The next stop was to my hotel.  The W in Buckhead is a contemporary hotel with an amazing rooftop bar.  It’s walking distance to great shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

 

If you’re looking for a cool place with great food and great prices, I’d suggest The Spinning Pie.  I also found this on my travel club app.  It’s a pizza lounge with a great atmosphere.  Great pizza, cheap (but good!) drinks, good music, and hookah….. what more do you really need?

 

 

Included with my trip was a progressive lunch tour.  Our first stop was Southern Art, located in the Intercontinental.  Myself and 4 other travelers dined on crab cakes and fried green tomatoes while taking in all the beautiful art that surrounded us.  Our knowledgeable guide then took us on a tour of Buckhead where we viewed homes and other buildings from various movies and TV shows such as The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead.   Have you ever wondered why so many shows and movies are filmed in Atlanta?  The state of Georgia offers generous tax incentives to productions with large budgets.  See that peach logo at the end of the show?  Another tax break.  Our next stop was Mary Mac’s where we were treated to delicious southern cooking.  You owe it to yourself to eat here when you’re in Atlanta.  After leaving Mary Mac’s, we stopped at the Martin Luther King Center and the birth home of MLK.  Our last stop was at Murphy’s for decadent desserts.

 

 

 

The next day we met at Maggiano’s for a 3-course farewell dinner, also included with the trip. Our appetizers included calamari, salad, and bruschetta.  When we were done, the sous-chef brought us our entrees; baked ziti, chicken marsala, and salmon.  We were stuffed, but found room for cheesecake. 

 

Atlanta owes me nothing. I will definitely be back.

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