Atlanta

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 ;) 

We spent time in the shade people watching on the Beltline at Ponce City Market

We spent time in the shade people watching on the Beltline at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is any shoppers dream come true! From it's many shops (s/o to Jcrew & my strong love for Goorin Bros Hat Company) to the enormous and diverse food market, Ponce City has a little treatsie for everyone who visits! 

Ponce City Market is any shoppers dream come true! From it's many shops (s/o to Jcrew & my strong love for Goorin Bros Hat Company) to the enormous and diverse food market, Ponce City has a little treatsie for everyone who visits! 

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. 

Ice tea is a staple to any southern brunch!

Ice tea is a staple to any southern brunch!

No meal is complete without cast iron corn bread. 

No meal is complete without cast iron corn bread. 

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! 

Patio fever was so real at Superica, the Krog Street Market location

Patio fever was so real at Superica, the Krog Street Market location

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!

Ponce City Market Art

Ponce City Market Art

So many instagrammable worthy moments at Ponce City Market!

So many instagrammable worthy moments at Ponce City Market!

Thanks Ash for your southern hospitality! We will definitely be back soon!

Thanks Ash for your southern hospitality! We will definitely be back soon!