Atlanta Journals

Weekend down south - Atlanta

A travel journal to Atlanta by JLK100

Quote: I recently spent a fun-filled weekend in Atlanta for a friend's wedding. As a repeat visitor, somehow I've managed to avoid hitting most of the touristy spots such as the Coca-Cola Museum and Underground Atlanta. Still, I've seen enough to know that Atlanta certainly has plenty to offer visitors.

Weekend down south - Atlanta

Overview

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Dining in Atlanta is a particularly impressive experience. You can find traditional Southern cuisine, of course, but also serious sushi and just about any other type of ethnic dining. This journal will highlight at least two of my recent favorites, Harvest (in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood) and Soho (Vinings).Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: If Atlanta's train system (MARTA) serves the majority of your planned destinations and you are staying at a hotel in a heavily trafficked neighborhood, I recommend forgoing a rental car and utilizing a combination of MARTA and taxis. Additionally some hotels will offer courtesy cars to drive you short distances. MARTA is great ...Read More

Harvest

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Restaurant

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Small and homey, Harvest offers exquisite dining and friendly but professional service in a somewhat rustic setting. The converted house features simple Shaker furniture, original fireplaces and occasional bursts of color. I liked the restaurant before I even tasted the food. During my recent lunch visit, featured menu items included tomato soup and a crab entrée. When one companion's soup arrived, nearly every member of my group of nine decided to order our own bowls--it looked that appetizing and the taste didn't disappoint either. Served with several thin slices of aged parmesan and crunchy croutons, the soup was full of fresh tomato flavor. Other favorite dishes i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2002

Harvest
853 North Highland Ave
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
+1 404 876 8244

SOHO

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Restaurant

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What a find! Soho serves incredible eclectic cuisine in an attractive, stylish setting. I loved it. Service, though largely provided by youngsters resembling students, was both friendly and knowledgable. Wine and water glasses were quickly refilled; no requests were made to seem too taxing. Soho serves a variety of breads with spiced olive oils. They are delicious across the board - sun dried tomato and rosemary were our two favorites - but don't fill up. You'll be disappointed when you're too stuffed to eat your other food. Appetizers were unanimously popular. We sampled calamari lightly fried and doused with ginger-soy sauce; seviche; seared tuna; pork egg rolls (yu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2002

SOHO
4300 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
770 801 0069

Flying Biscuit Cafe: Midtown

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Restaurant | "Flying Biscuit Cafe"

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Cute and quirky, The Flying Biscuit is a real find. Unfortunately, plenty of other folks found it long before I ever got there thus you should expect a wait when you arrive for brunch. If your party is small or you are dining solo, consider eating at the nice, attractively tiled bar. Breakfasts are hearty and most dishes feature their namesake biscuit, buttery, fluffy and large. I chose potatoes over cheese grits (but I hear those are great too) along with my scrambled eggs, chicken & sage sausage AND oatmeal pancake with peach compote. What can I say - I was really hungry! The savory parts were delicious for the most part. Sausage was pleasantly spicy, but a lot drier than traditional...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 24, 2002

Flying Biscuit Cafe: Midtown
1001 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
(404) 874-8887