Since Josh and I are gearing up to hit San Francisco soon, I thought it was time to recap our trip to Atlanta. Better later than never, right?
We stayed two nights in the Midtown area, and pretty much just ate our way through the city. My phone kept dying, so I only took a few pictures. Note to self: always bring the camera.
Here are the highlights!
The best hot dogs ever. The best sides. If we lived here, I think we’d go on an almost weekly basis. My lamb hot dog was SO GOOD. It was our first stop as soon as we hit Atlanta, and was our favorite.
Flip Burger– started by the same guy who created HD1, these were some great burgers. Killer onion rings. The milkshakes looked so good, but I was stuffed, and since Josh can’t have dairy, I knew I couldn’t count on him to finish what I couldn’t. Sigh. Maybe next time.
Top FLR– Our drinks stop our first night. We sat at the bar and had a long talk with the bartender. He handcrafts so many of the ingredients that go into his cocktails, and could not have been nicer. I was being indecisive and let him make me two random drinks. Both were delicious. I love that in a bartender.
Octane Coffee– Our fuel of choice through the trip. We’d both order iced coffee and split a pastry. Perfect.
Since this is the closest Hawaiian restaurant for us, it is pretty much a requirement for my Hawaiian husband to go there whenever we’re in Atlanta. the food is not exactly what you would call healthy by any means, but it is tasty. Yes, Spam is on the menu, and yes, we definitely ordered some:
Spam Musubi is basically Spam sushi, and while it’s good here, Josh’s homemade version is my favorite. This is the only way I’ve ever had Spam, and I’m really okay with that fact.
Proof & Provision– Our drink stop the second night.
Lots of potential. Great atmosphere. I liked my drink, Josh not so much. Will definitely go back and try some of the food next time as well.
Hong Kong Harbour– We went here for Dim Sum.
I wouldn’t say it’s the best. Not bad, but not the best. I think the main problem is that the place just isn’t busy enough to keep the food really fresh. Oh well.
We also hit up Ikea for some curtains, and the Atlanta Aquarium, which is SO COOL. I would go back in a heartbeat!
It was so nice to get a few days away without having to spend the money to fly somewhere. We’re going to start researching some more places that are just a 4-5 hour drive from us, because sometimes you just need a little break.
Anyone else have a favorite weekend getaway? Suggestions for San Francisco?