I have been to Atlanta for what seems like a trillion times. Let me rephrase that, I have been to the Atlanta airport for what seems like a trillion times! Recently, my sister moved to the big A from the beach-y town of Charleston, South Carolina. While I always loved visiting Ash in Charleston I must say that my trip to Atlanta was even better!
Atlanta is FILLED with tons of young professionals! Everywhere I looked there seemed to be 20-30 somethings out for a run, walking their dog, or getting a coffee. I also loved how similar that ATL is to MSP. Piedmont park and it's mid-town views reminded me so much of the parks here at home. There were always people out and about on the Beltline riding bikes or going out for a stroll. The day we visited there was actually a pub crawl happening on the Beltline! MPLS should consider this for the Greenway. Just saying ;)
Having southern roots I have always had a deep love for southern food. Whenever I visit "down south" it is an absolute must to stop at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Apparently the shop we stopped at is the one that Shaq owns! Aside from getting my doughnut fix we had some incredible comfort food for brunch from South City Kitchen. We started with Pimento cheese and crackers (my mom's and grandmother's favorite) followed by fresh corn bread, scrambled eggs, and red mule grits. So good.
While on our culinary tour of Atlanta (all calorie free, of course) we had dinner at Bricktops, a Southern/American cuisine spot with loads of southern hospitality. Bricktops had awesome cocktails, food, and the company was even better!
Since tacos are a must on any trip, Ash suggested we have lunch at Superica. I am so glad she took us there! Were we able to sit out on the (heated) patio in early March which was a treat to us Minnesotans! Beers, tacos, chips & the avo-salsa was exactly what we needed!
Our trip to Atlanta was short, sweet, and completely satisfying! If I didn't just commit to a 3 year doctorate program I would have considered moving there. Ok, well maybe more of a snowbird type situation. If you're stuck on where to go on your next trip or just need to shake off the winter blues, Atlanta is definitely a a spot to check off your list!