Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rascally Rooftops! :-)

Have u ever been somewhere chilling ..i mean getting ur grown folk on.. And u jus feel sexxy? :-) Here in our beautiful city there are so many places that gets it soooo right...a nite on a sexxxy rooftop is so uber sophisticated.. Esp when u want to do something exciting for ur special someone or impress out of town guests...Or of course for a rascally nite out with the fellas or your girls. U know ur girl has been out there making it happen for u..during this holiday season.. When u want to take a break frm finding just that perfect gift for Aunt Margarets cat...:-) .have a libation..wear ur most fanciful frock...grab an eye catching natty coat and kick back on a perfectly crisp Atlanta and blessings to you and yours this beautiful holiday season, ATLBROWNGIRL

CafeCirca -The Reserve Rooftop lounge and Cigar Bar
Yowza..these 3 gentlemen from Kent state took a chance..transformed a long vacant space in O4W and pf Atlanta's best most chic dining destinations..u will not be disappointed..the rooftop lounge and cigar bar is a little slice of heaven..Cafe Circa..Savor. Indulge. Be. Love it!

Rooftop event space..outdoor fireplaces..and they even have a gireplace..o my! Go no further when u need a place for ur special corporate or festive event 

The Glenn Hotel Sky Bar
Dj spins on the weekend ..hands down..the views are dizzying and the party is heart thumping..good stuff!

Shout at Colony Square
Yea baby..this is singles haven..grab ur girls..put on on your party frock and get thyself over to one of atl's largest happy hours..def where the beautiful people dwell..shout is a solid option when u want to get out for food. fun. And to flirt. ( i promise i dont make this stuff up..thats the tag line on! Love it

Whiskey bar rooftop bar and lounge @ W hotel at Lenox
Ahhh..can someone say yes? Yes! Heated  Patios..Cozy on chilly nites..relaxed...super loving

Sundial at the Westin what?! U havent been? Lord almighty..put on your shoes and grab your keys right now..this is old school Atlanta at its always super impressed when my guy leads me to this rotating  72 stories towering over downtown  atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Named one of the top 5 rotating restaraunts in North America.. U must experience it!

Rooftop 866
Stylish little oasis..Adjacent to the Renaissance Midtown..Just. Go.

 Honorable mentions
6 Feet Under (Oakland Cemetary)
Camelis L5P
Georgian Terrace
Peachtree Club

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Booziest milkshakes in town! SCOUTMOB FAVES

excerpts taken from An atlbrowngirl and atlanta fave app scoutmob!

The laws of childhood dictate that the single best summertime weapon is a frozen dessert. The laws of adulthood dictate that the single best summertime weapon is aspiked frozen dessert. We're not total lushes (not all the time, anyway), but something about adding a splash of booze to a popsicle or a scoop of ice cream just sets our hearts aflutter. (Really, though, how could the words "Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake" not send you into a frenzy?) Below, a handful of our favorite spots around town to slurp, sip, and spoon up some frosty hooch:

West Egg Cafe: Their fried green tomatoes, PB&J burger, and Coca-Cola cupcakes are beloved by many, but the bustling Westside cafe's bourbon chocolate milkshake is downright famous. You can try your hand at it with this recipe, but take it from me: no one can serve it up quite like these guys. (For best results, you'll want to add those Coca-Cola cupcakes to your order, too.)

Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Sure, you could finish off that beast of a burger with a creamy, delicious oreo milkshake. Or, you could do it like a pro and knock back one of Grindhouse's several grown-up milkshakes—there's the El Duderino, a chilly coffee/kahlua/vodka concoction, and a frosty Oreo, Whynatte, and peppermint liqueur elixir known as the Stimulus Package.

Rooftop 866: We're already smitten with this swank joint's scenic vista overlooking the dead-center of Midtown. But when you throw boozy pops into the equation, it's a whole 'nother level of infatuation. The rotating selection of popsicles include such frozen cocktails as mojito, blueberry limoncello, and Bloody Mary, and at only $4 a pop, you could probably toss back a couple of 'em. Just don't get too close to the edge there, cowboy.

The Corner Tavern: Bless their hearts, Atlanta's beloved tavern has teamed up with Atlanta's beloved popsicle king to create a holy matrimony of delicious. The rotating selection of "Poptails" combine the goodness of King Of Pops with a dash or two of hooch. Frozen cocktail on a stick? This could turn into a situation.

Victory Sandwich Bar: Ah, the Slushy: that most humble and refreshing of gas station summertime treats. But at this Inman Park sammich spot, Electric Blue or Strawberry Kiwi ain't on the menu. The reuptations of Victory's Jack 'n Coke slushies nearly exceed those of their sandwich counterparts, and for good reason. Slush Puppies have nothing on these bad boys. And after a couple of them, you'll be extra-agile for a game of ping pong.

Frozen Pints: We love ice cream. We love craft beer. And we love that Frozen Pints has married them in one delicious, frosty container, now conveniently available at Hop City, Green's, Tower, and a few other fine institutions. From the light and fruity Peach Lambic to the hearty, creamy Malted Milk Chocolate Stout, there is one for every kind of beer lover out there. Me? I'll take all of 'em.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Top 10 Water Parks in America

Hey ATLaliens:

(doesnt that name sound like we are some other worldly beings? perhaps we is a different world here in our fair city :-) and you gotta love it!) On to the reason I am gushing about our metropolis. how about we made a national ranking of one of the top water parks in America? pretty cool huh? and of course there are a few other best kept secrets that we won't let the nation in on...the private beach at Acworth; Lake Lanier world; and of course the rec Center at Browns Mill..well ahh..erra ok...Browns Mill may not be a travel destination but it sure is a local favorite for my 7 year old so its on the list!! :-) can you say it with me? "ATLANTA ROCKS!" smooches, your ATLBROWNGIRL

Our Top 10 Favorite Water Parks In America

There’s no better place for family bonding or white knuckle thrill rides than a water park. America is home to some of the best and biggest water parks in the world. Skip the back yard sprinkler and head to one of these H2O filled destinations.

10. Water World
Location: Denver, Colorado
Offering year round activities, Denver boasts a place for summer thrills when you’re not hitting the slopes. The 67-acre Water World is best known for Voyage to the Center of the Earth, where riders encounter huge animatronic dinosaurs as they inner-tube into the darkness.
Not feeling that adventurous? The Big Top Family Fun Zone offers a place to take it easy with the pint-sized patrons.

9. Zoombezi Bay
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Zoombezi Bay is owned and operated by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 22-acre park features 17 state of the art water slides
You can also spend time with the resident wildlife next door at the zoo or visit Jungle Jack’s Landing amusement park.

8. Splish Splash
Location: Long Island, New York
This water park is the perfect weekend escape from bustling New York City. Opened in 1991, this 96-acre park features 30 rides, including a lazy river spanning 1,300 feet.

7. Water Park of America
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Located just a half mile from Mall of America, it’s the perfect retreat from a day of shopping. The indoor water park is 70,000 square feet, and features a 10-story-tall raft waterslide that’s so long, it even travels outside the building.

6. Six Flags White Water
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Six Flags operates theme parks across the country, and many also have adjacent water parks. Get the combo pass and enjoy both Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water.
At White Water, you can experience The Cliffhanger

5. Kalahari
Location: Sandusky, Ohio
The African-themed Kalahari is a water park resort chain with three locations, with the largest located in Sandusky, Ohio. At 173,000 square feet, it’s the largest indoor water park in the United States.
The Swahili Swirl will give you the feeling of being flushed down a toilet as an inner tube sends you around a 60-foot-diameter bowl before sucking you down a drain. Don’t worry, it’s clean.

4. Aquatica
Location: Orlando, Florida
Become one with the dolphins year round at Aquatica, located next to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. The most popular ride is the Dolphin Plunge, where you’ll literally race through an underwater world filled with playful Commerson’s dolphins in 250 feet of clear tubes.
Then, relax at the 80,000-square-foot man-made white-sand beaches or check out the animal habitats.

3. Noah’s Ark
Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Wisconsin Dells is known for its legendary water parks, and Noah’s Ark is the biggest. You’ll find 51 water rides sprawling across 70 acres. There’s even a 4-D movie theater.
With so much to do, it’s easy to see why The Travel Channel has named Noah’s Ark one of America’s Best Waterparks for over 10 years.

2. Blizzard Beach
Location: Orlando, FL
The story goes that a freak snow storm blanketed Florida, and up sprang Blizzard Beach, one of two water parks in Walt Disney World Resort.
As with any Disney park, the attention to detail is incredible, and there are attractions for any age. Thrill-seeking adults can take the ski lift to the top of Summit Plummet — one of the world's tallest and fastest free-fall body slides.

1. Schlitterbahn
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
Originally opened in 1979 with four water slides, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort has grown to one of the biggest and best in the world. It was built along the spring-fed Comal River, and most of the water used in Schlitterbahn West actually comes from the river. The water is filtered, cleaned and released back into the river without chemicals.
In 1994, Schlitterbahn opened the first uphill water ride, known as the Dragon Blaster. Another uphill water coaster, Master Blaster, has been voted as the best water ride in the world by several travel publications.

Excerpts taken from the Geico magazine 2012
—one of the tallest free-falls in the world. You’ll plummet 9 stories into the water below.

Monday, April 23, 2012

One of the most important Foodie events in like..Forever!

Have you ever been in love? like i mean love at first sight...heart pumping...throw all caution to the well that's the way i felt when i heard this amazing new invent was coming to the ATL. can you imagine moving foodie masterpieces brimming over with a sampling of food around the world....all in one location? omg...there goes my heart going pitter patter

Check out the Blaxican a fun fusion of mexican and African American food menus. and be sure to ask the owner how he came up with this original concept.

Buen Provencho is like the bomb authentic Puerto Rican offerings. And the family is super friendly.

How about Nana G's Chicken and Waffles? Gladys Knight i love you girlfriend but Nana G I'm coming to see you

One love is a Caribbean hotspot of Jamaican samplings that will explode on your taste buds.

And Yum Yum Cupcakes..need  i say more? oh lord...where are my keys I'm headed there now!

love and kisses and see you at a picnic table soon chomping in Atlanta's first ever foodie (erra um i mean) food truck haven right off Howell Mill Road.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ATLbrowngirl Hall of Fame

Have u ever been sitting around and think"what am I eating today??" if u are anything like the foodie beast that lives within me then u have that type internal conversation all the ur girl has been doing some meditating just for u..I put some deep thought into my ATL superstars.. U kno those old and new friends that consistently I will waste a tank of gas to drive and sit back and get ur taste buds ready to be are my MVPs of cuisine:

The John Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald @ Acoustix Jazz Lounge

Cafe 290 and Dawn McClain..on Friday nites

Collard greens @ SweetGeorgia's Juke Joint

The laid back sexy chic of nitespot and lounge@Frankskis

Sunday brunch menu @musueum bar (try the chicken and waffles!)

Playdate Atlanta

Calamari and those big ole burgers@Marlows tavern..

Brunch@Haven in Brookhaven

Quinn appearing@ Lobby at Twelve at Atlantic station

J. Carter event promotions..always a solid party!

The oatmeal cookie will knock a sailor on his keister @The Ultimate on Camp Creek

Fried chicken breast butter ball potatoes and collards@Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

Boozy milkshakes@ grind house killer burgers..

Kids love the great big pickle@ The Fickle Pickle in Historic Roswell

Sunday brunch @Wahoo Grill...

Shrimp and grits @Sun in my Belly..

Gelato@Lucky Lounge

Fried chicken breast and collard greens@Grace17.20..

That unfreakin believable doughnut croissant@Sublime donuts..

Neighborhood vibe@local 7 in downtown tucker

Pancakes@Radial Cafe..

The $8 menu at ocharleys). (ok I'm cheesy but who's 8 bucks..go already!) lol

firecracker shrimp@longhornes

Best subs in the city@baldinos on Buford highway

Big nasty chicken@rosebud(I promise u that's the name of

Tie breaker--Studio Movie Grill and Cinebistro of brookhaven

And I'm not done!! If u have faves too let me know at

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Your most amazing life

Everyone that knows me well will tell u I am serious about wellness and experiencing joy..I have a young child and my goal is to be youthful enough to enjoy his kids well into my retirement! So I put the hard work in now.I shed ALOT of at least a couple of miles a day..try to only cook in olive oil ..steam or grill..reduce all carbs..limit sweets..learned to love veggies..eliminate stressful events and people and most of all..I have a zeal for life!

My goal is to have an adventure everyday.. Even if that means taking a new route to work or baking cookies with my son and we use red sugar instead of green sprinkles the next key to balanced living is to focus on the extraordinary in the everyday transactions of our lives..walking to the mailbox? Listen for the birds chirping..under the hair dryer at the salon? Meditate for 20 mins and give ur mind permission to run free and i guarantee u at least one amazing idea will blow you away with its persistence..the thought of cooking dinner bore u silly? Cook pancakes for ur family! here's some of my ideas for breathing again and learning to grab life by the keister and enjoy! I'd love to hear ur ideas too at or like me on Facebook!

**Redecorate ur bedroom and make it as peaceful and tranquil as sheets and comforter..lots of cozy darkening curtains or blinds..a good nights sleep does wonders for the soul!

**Run to gospel music early in the morning and then turn to rock, pop or hip hop and belt out a few verses :-)

**Sketch..doodle..knit..crossword puzzles....try a new recipe...learn the lyrics to a fave non fiction..write..everyday do something to unleash a creative part of ur soul and slow down the effects of mental aging by keeping ur brain active!

**Get up b4 sunrise..and watch the sunrise while drinking ur tea or java in ur pjs..instant awe!

**Ask ur kids compelling God real? Is it raining in spain? what is the most fun job in the world? And delight in their answers

**Have a dream board of amazing destinations to visit..and even if u can't get to one vacation a year have a "stay-cation" where u take a day or two off work go the spa or drive to a local neighboring town and if budget permits stay overnite and let the kids eat something fun in bed in their pjs in the hotel room !

**Reinvent ur self every few years..get a new haircut..wear a bold new color..try a new cuisine..embark on a new career..try something new (cooking school class? Sip and stroke class)..train to run a marathon...just do it!

**Every holiday do it big..Valentines Day? I decorate my home with all things red and big juicy hearts..Halloween? Its a frightfest wth talking skulls and lots of delicious scary fun..Chmas? Everywhere u look I try to infuse reminders of the season including apple cider and pumpkin fragrant oils in each room..Easter? U got it...colored Easter eggs are everywhere...get the idea? Make every holiday an excuse to celebrate life!

**Believe in the kindness of good works..Have u done a random act of kindness today? Smiled at ur neighbor? Stopped to compliment ur coworkers new hairstyle? Bought groceries or ran errands for a senior citizen church member? Told ur friend u love them because --- fill in the blank..or here's my for the persons coffee standing behind u in the line in Starbucks.. And see the delighted look on their face...see how easy it is to make someone's day? Come on.. I dare u to stop thinking of ur own troubles for a sec and be a global citizen for a few mins a day every will change u!

**Every thought about changing careers...what would u do free? Love to cook? Take a pastry class..Ever dreamed of owning ur own company? Call the local chamber of commerce and take the young entrepreneurs boot camp for founding and owning ur own business..when ur side hustle starts making paper don't quit ur full time job..but when ur passion starts making more money than ur gig..well u kno what to do..some of the most successful companies on the planet were founded by folks who were frustrated by their ft job! have one life to live...what will u do in the next year that will be memorable and life changing in its positivity...

Go ahead...dare to starts your amazing life!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Secret Crushes

so u know your girl is always on the grind for you :-) i love visiting new spots in the city and i had the great fortune to get an invitation from one of my favorite guy friends (hey Keith! :-)to check out one of the Hottest new spots in this magic city, The Museum Bar off Ralph Abernathy.

The Museum Bar has been getting much pub lately...they hosted Fantasia's listening party...the recent meet and greet with Tyler Perry's cast of his new show "For Better or Worse" premiering this month..and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the local r&b sensation Fillipia's show on Thanksgiving nite!

Ahhhhh....The Museum Bar.i am crushing on you! :-) all u have to do is login to their website and u too will be instantly transported to the smooth, sexxy ambiance that this awe-inspiring space delivers...and the sheer versatility delighted my event planning mind....from the moment u step up the stairs to the canopy and walk thru the heavy plate glass door..i was truly impressed with the gorgeous bars on every level..the main open air kitchen and brunch space...the 3rd floor huge patio with skyline views..and the main attraction downstairs is a full venue space for concerts, parties..and a nightclub style dance floor and of's own dedicated bar...

I had the great pleasure of speaking with one of the owners, Darrell Smith..he was such an interesting gentleman..and spoke of his inspiration for this bar to showcase his jaw dropping private collection of art work..and the desire to give the gorgeous people of atlanta a place to meet, greet, relax and kick back in a space inspired by the design aesthetic of the W hotel properties. And this starkly modern vibe in a 100 year old gothic church? genius!

Well Mr. Smith here's to u and the Museum Bar..ATLBROWNGIRL's new crush..and I hope soon to be yours too. Bon appetit!

The Museum Bar
181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta GA
(404) 343-2086

Friday, November 4, 2011

Special Feature: Harbour Bar and Fish House

OMG..I am in love! :-) This big ole juicy spot in downtown decatur has taken over the spot formerly occupied by the mexican spot Tesoro..and oh mama! Have they completely transformed the is a totally delightful seafood experience..when u step thru the doors of this fish house u can literally hear Jimmy Buffett singing in your head and feel like u are in one of those fish spots in Key West..they have a full complement of fried fish baskets..chef entrees..sandwiches..salads and even a kiddie menu that even the most discriminating kid tatse bud would be pleased..and here's the kicker..the hushpuppies are delish! U see I'm a southern girl and if your hushpuppies are not on point..well it will wreck your whole dining experience..but trust ur girl..pretty much everything on the menu is a solid choice..when u stop by tell the Manager Linda that atlbrowngirl sent u in! And make sure when the weather breaks u check out their gorgeous wrap around porch. there are plans to even offer crab boils in the can you resist a crab boil? :-0

As ur girl is always on the scene checking out the newest and hottest openings, they have just opened this week and are still fine-tuning the menu. A little birdie told me that they plan to offer some lunch specials in the near future..And if u are the oak grove neighborhood check out their sister restaraunt and another atlbrowngirl favorite..Napoleons..smooches!

129 Church Street
Decatur GA
Phone: 404-371-0088

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Football Baby!

so you know what we love in Atlanta on Sundays even more than a iced tea and a sunday soul food dinner? Football baby!! this is a decidely pigskin town and on game sundays all plans will point toward catching the it college ball or our beloved Falcons.. between the hours of 6 pm and midnight if you are not home from tailgating and catching the game in the confines of a well appointed cave then u are out knocking a few beers with your homeboy or homegirls in one of the many really cool sports bars...i have been known to check out a few myself..and of course your girl always wants you to enjoy only the here are my faves for your viewing time u decide to drop through tell the owners ATLBROWNGIRL told you stop by :-)WARNING...some sports bar still allow smoking faves below don't...

The Ultimate Bar and Grill
3515 Camp Creek Pkwy
Ste 70
Atlanta, GA 30344
(404) 349-2642

Major League Sports Bar & Grill
2077 Northlake Pkwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 939-5229

Barley's Sports Bar & Lounge
338 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Neighborhood: Downtown
(404) 522-7177

FOX Sports Grill
261 19th St
Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 207-1369

Taco Mac
1006 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
(404) 873-6529

4975 Flat Shoals Pkwy
Decatur, GA 30034
(678) 205-4058

300 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30313
Neighborhood: Downtown
(404) 885-1472

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Grab ur Sweetie - Its a new twist on Dinner and a Movie!

so if u haven't noticed I'm a foodie :-) understatement right? lol..and there is nothing i also enjoy more than having a great dinner and watching a movie.. so voila! a star is born with the concept of getting your eat and drink on while watching a gladiator or two destroy Troy..or while out with your bff and watching the latest chickflick..or even sweetest of all - ditching the kids and sneaking away to eat, drink and be cinema-merry! :-) this newest trend of combining bistro type food and drink with a first rate movie is catching on here in our wonderful city..there a few new and notable locations and a few old faves..which are yours?

Studio Movie Grill
2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30022
(770) 992-8411

AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead
3340 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Neighborhood: Buckhead
(404) 467-9619

Cinebistro in Brookhaven
1004 Town Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 333-0740

Movie Tavern at Northlake Festival in Tucker
4043 LaVista Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
(678) 680-5782

Friday, September 23, 2011

Date Nite - 2011

well kiddies..u can forever depend on ur girl to keep it fresh..ive been scouring the city for new and exciting places to hang out with that special someone..i have some old favorites on the list as well as a few exciting new places for u to explore with ur sweetheart ..holla at ur girl and let me know if you have any to add to the list!

Great for conversation:

The Porch at Collier
201 Collier Rd NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 351-7409

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Inside the Intercontinental Hotel
3315 Peachtree Road
Atlanta GA 30326

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge
2285 Peachtree RD NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 228-7963

The Rooftop at Cafe Circa
464 Edgewood Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 477-0008

Amai Bar and Dessert Lounge
180-B Northside Dr Atlanta, GA 30313
Neighborhood: Castleberry Hill (404)525-2023

Eclipse Di Luna
764 Miami Cir NE Atlanta, GA 30324 (404) 846-0449

Table & Main
Historic Roswell
1028 Canton St

No. 246
129 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 399-8246

Stir It Up
1083 Euclid Ave
Little 5 Points
(new caribbean place in the old harlem bar)

Spanish Harlem
262 Edgewood Ave

Goin' Coastal
1021 Virginia Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 941-9117

Get to know ur date while getting yo' party on!

The Museum Bar 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 343-2086

Acoustix Restaurant & Lounge
842 Marietta St (old utopia) West Midtown 404.898.2268

The Sound Table
483 Edgewood Ave Atlanta, GA 30312

Indigo Bar and Rooftop Lounge
619 Edgewood Ave Old 4th Ward

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
180 Peachtree St Downtown 404.230.JUKE

Monday, September 12, 2011

Places Where the Singles Mingle - Part Deux

so just because summer is over does not mean u can't still have a hot nite! :-) one thing about the ATL..this is where the beautiful people live..and take a peek at my picks for the ATL's hottest nite spots..come a little! :-)

The Ultimate Bar and Grill
3515 Camp Creek Pkwy Atlanta, GA 30344 (404) 349-2642
ok..u will remember this is one of ATLBROWNGIRL's faves from Part I..$2 tuesdays is banging! get there before 8 or u will not find a seat or parking

Major League Sports Bar & Grill
2077 Northlake Pkwy
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 939-5229
this is one of the best kept secrets in my is across the street from the Target and has suffered thru a few growing pains until finally hitting it's stride..and did i mention it was quite sexxy? white couches..dozen of flat screen tvs..killer drinks..and heres the tables are set up in the middle for all the fun u can stand! Starting in October sunday nites will be the "ole skool dance party with Majic 107.5" little hang out when I'm in the mood to see some cuties and get my football on!

Kat's Cafe
970 Piedmont Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 347-2263
the vibe is young..sexxy and professional...Intimate spot for live music and actually having a conversation with someone new..Go for happy hour on friday and stay for the live music that follows.

Barley's Sports Bar and Lounge
338 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Oh Barleys how do i love thee? let me count the ways :-) a gazillion pool tables..dependable bar food...and lots of cuties to meet and mingle with..and did i mention the live music? oooh lala i love me some Indigo Sunset..check them out on Friday nites and u will be a big fan too!

bar ONE
687 Memorial Dr
Grant Park
404.522.0999 (still under construction)
RH Atlanta Cythia's hubby Peter...sexxy atmosphere!

The Museum Bar
181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-2086
gorgeous ambience...3 levels. something to please everyone in your crew! their sunday brunch is delish...

Mint Ultra Lounge
3092 Briacliff Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 287-3131
It's a great place to go with a group of friends if you enjoy lounging, hookah and good music.

Indigo Bar
619 Edgewood Ave
Old 4th Ward
Atlanta’s newest rooftop bar and lounge called located in the Old Fourth Ward area, see thru glass everywhere...and potent drinks..Indigo is hot and sure to be one of Atlanta's faves..

Apache Café
64 3rd St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-5436
indie spot for upcoming artists..spoken word and underground hip hop abound..u will feel like u are in a scene from love at least once to check it out and u make the decision if its a must do for you and your crowd..

Mist Lounge
2211 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
have u ever wondered what to do to celebrate the end of a Manic Monday? how about "lose your mind Mondays"..good drinks and hookah baby!! great ambience..and only the beautiful people frequent this hidden treasure

Encore Restaurant Atmosphere
2520 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(678) 705-3506
this new little upstart is slab dab in the middle of Lindbergh station..shhhh..dont tell ur friends..this is still a hidden secret and a perfect place for you and your girls to get your sip on while watching the cuties..

Acoustix Restaurant & Lounge
842 Marietta St (old utopia)
West Midtown 404.898.2268
inhabits the old Utopia spot on Marietta..gorgeous interior and good good...check out fantastic soul singer Dawn McClain and friends every wed nite..

Space Atlanta
1310 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 756-9494
morehouse alum chums opened this super versatile spot in the West End. dedicated parking..lounge restaraunt..private party space and huge event venue all combines to make one heckofa party spot

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
180 Peachtree St
Downtown 404.230.JUKE
love the live jazz music..makes u feel like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis will come strolling in at any moment with a cigarette and hit their horns...yummy collard greens!

Café Circa
464 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 477-0008 circa...this is my love letter to you...nice ambience..classy crowd and good food..and the newest addition is a rooftop martini and cigar lounge..yea..its a must do if you want to get out and enjoy the city...

Harlem Nights Restaurant and Ultra Lounge
201 Courtland St
Atlanta, GA 30303
Neighborhood: Downtown
(678) 927-9267

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quirky spots that are ATL favorites

i love this city! on any given night u can stumble into a spot that will blow ur mind with their creativity..let me give u a few examples:

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8275
Don't even think about visiting this spot if you have some religious is hilarious and u must be in the mood to hang loose, stare at some tongue-in-cheek artwork and get your ping pong on man!

Sack Lunch Company
This cute little food stand is totally hilarious and at the same time so comforting and yummy..they are located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta in a small green building located in the Food District on Broad Street. Here's the kicker..u can get a sandwich, chips, a juice box and gushers and "Mom" will put a cool note inside ur sack lunch with sayings like "Wash your hands" or "Mom loves you"..It's nice being a grown-up but who doesnt love mama? :-)and u can even buy a snoopy lunch pail or other novelty items.. It's like being back in middle school except the kid at the next lunchtable won't be kicking u in the keister and taking your!

Richards Variety Store
2347 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Neighborhood: Buckhead
(404) 237-1412
this place is like Party City on go..u must experience this type thing in person!

Auto Spa Bistro
348 14th St NW; Home Park
so have you ever wanted to get your car washed, grab some gourmet bites and some serious libations? well welcome to Auto Spa Bistro..ATL's primo carwash/grub place...
plush lounge atmosphere, yummy eats and and a basic wash for your ride is only $15 bucks..whats' not to love?

White House Restaurant
3172 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Neighborhood: Buckhead
(404) 237-7601
serve breakfast and brunch in Buckhead

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand
489 Moreland Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 404.474.9651
M–W 7am-10pm Th 7am–10pm // 24hrs from Fri 7am–Sun 10pm
The Stand's hand-crafted sausage recipe uses locally sourced chicken out of Gainesville, Georgia that is deboned by hand. These chicken sausage sandwiches are served on mini hawaiian rolls and remind u of a very yummy Krystal burger...and best of all they are open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday nights. For the brave heart recommend that you try the Double D Delight slider, made from a Krispy Kreme donut and chicken sausage patty! Yum!

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party
1645 MClendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Neighborhood: Candler Park
(404) 474-1402
desserts, ice cream and frozen yogurt..super cute place with floor to ceiling books and if u purchase a book they make a donation to charity

Junkman's Daughter
464 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Neighborhood: Little Five Points
(404) 577-3188
wow..this place is like being stoned and inside the mind of can tip-toe thru the racks and racks of sheer is the absolute best place to find ur halloween outfit and for some of the more erra adventuresome fashionistas it is a place to find the most unusual fashion finds...the smoke shop in the back is pretty comprehensive and has a large array of hookay items..just go..u gotta see it to believe it

Vortex Bar & Grill
438 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Neighborhood: Little Five Points
(404) 688-1828
one word..the burgers..yum!

Duck's Cosmic Kitchen
111-D New St. Decatur, Georgia 30030
these ladies make a mean sandwich! and with menu items that are so fresh u can practically hear the farmer's truck pulling up every time u bite into their sandwiches...and did i mention everything from the bread to the mayo is made onsite? maybe that's why the bakery items are so delish.. :-)

Ria's Bluebird
421 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Neighborhood: Grant Park
(404) 521-3737
the breakfast is amazing! and if you are lucky u might just see Ms. Ria herself cowboy hat and blue jean overalls in the back banging out that amazing brisket...

Grindhouse Killer Burgers
209 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303
Neighborhood: Downtown
(404) 522-3444
ooohhh mama...i love their burgers..i think its the yeast roll buns and boozy milkshakes that really get me!

Cafe Jonah and the Magical Attic
3188 Paces Ferry Pl
Atlanta, GA 30305
Neighborhood: Buckhead
(404) 343-4107

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Beauty Feature - Eyebrow Threading

Ladies if you are like me..i like my brows to be on point! after all the eyes are the passport to your i'm sure you want your eyes to say "i am fierce!" am very particular about the services that i have done to my brows to keep them in one point back in the day i would razor my brows..but lord they grew back so fast..and then the miracle of waxing was born..but first they apply hot wax..and then when they tear that little strip of muslin off your face..oooweee! u should be ready to grip the side of the chair :-0 so then i discovered the amazing process of threading..for those of you who haven't had the oppty to experience this beauty process...a clinician will take a piece of string and somehow run it across the stray hairs on your brow to remove the stray hairs...and the result is so precise and amazing...if you try it i guarantee u will love do be aware that the service is not painless, but hey the price of beauty is high! :-) hope u enjoy my recommendations on top places in the city to enjoy threading..

Natural Identity Full Service Salon
1707 Church St
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 292-6230

Hair Images Salon
1622 Woodcliff Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 248-0446

Ruby Beauty Center
1275 Powers Ferry Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 933-4444

I Too
471B Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Neighborhood: East Atlanta Village
(404) 653-8990

Alisha's Salon and Spa
5414 Five Forks Trickum Rd Lilburn, GA 30047
2629 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna, GA 30080

Brow Bar
240 N. Highland Ave. Suite C-1
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Arches Threading Lounge
various locations around Atlanta, GA 30326
Neighborhood: Buckhead and Northlake Mall
(404) 841-2421

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fun new spots to get ur eat, drink and chill on

So lets say u and ur girl or u and ur special dude are looking for somewhere to get out and enjoy a beautiful summer nite...u know those nites where u are so over ur fave watering hole..perhaps u want to get dressed up..or see some new faces..or hang out in a different part of town..well ur girl is forever on the job..i have been scouting out some of the newest little hotties in town..those new spots that are yet undiscovered but yet so special..come with me on a little tour of some of Atlbrowngirl's newest finds..shout me out and let me know what u think..smooches!

Do at the view
955 W Marietta St; West Midtown; 404.541.9060
check out this video of this hot new pizza loft. white leather couches, projectors throwing cool images and music videos on the walls, an outside deck, and an ordering system run completely through iPads..can it get any sexxier?

Wrecking Bar Brew Pub
292 Moreland Ave
Atlanta GA 30307
Located in the basement of the original Wrecking Bar Architectural Antiques store, the Wrecking bar Brew pub is a cool little ditty that will satisfy the man cave longing in your special guy..

Hill Street Tavern
inside the Pencil Street Lofts
corner of Hill Street and Decatur
349 Decatur Street
Atlanta GA 30312
have u ever just traipsed into a spot and instantly u just wanted to sit down kick off your shoes and stay awhile? that is Hill Street is a cozy spot that is brand spanking new..and they have a hypnotic combination of a cool ambience, live music, killer drinks and retro stuff like a dart board and boiled peanuts that make u want to stay awhile and hang out..and if you fancy leaving the bar and getting your grub on.the menu is quite tasty! i had the burger and it was guy enjoyed the discount pints of beer and i loved that it was lady friendly, complete with backs on the bar chairs and a super clean restroom....ladies how cool is that? :-) i encourage u to drop thru the next time u are in need of a little food, drink and fun in the Grant Park area!

Acoustix Restaurant & Lounge
842 Marietta St (old utopia)
West Midtown 404.898.2268
Dang this restaraunt is cool! located in the now defunct Utopia (thanks for the memories Utopia!)..the food is yum and the vibe is laid back but sophisticated with a jazzy bluesy grab ur smooth Cat Daddy and slide on over to acoustix..its a joint that John Coltrane and Miles Davis would have been proud to play in!

Amai Bar and Dessert Lounge180-B Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
Lush new appetizer and dessert lounge in the ever hip Castleberry hill area..newest venture by the Paschal's dynasty..

Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint
180 Peachtree St
Downtown 404.230.JUKE
lovely little restaraunt right smack dab in the middle of the action on peachtree...this new jazz and juke spot also has some slamming dishes..u can lick ur fingers while u snap to the beat.come dressed to impress..

Boners BBQ
634 Fraser St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Next to turner field.. Southern style

H. Harper Station Restaurant & Bar
904 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
tel / 678.732.0415
Neat place for killer drinks!

Stir It Up
1083 Euclid Ave; Little 5 Points; 404.963.2384
New jamaican spot in lil 5...Do it girl and make ur inner Bob Marley proud gir!

Spanish Harlem
262 Edgewood Ave; Downtown; 404.420.0077
new latin place in the old harlem bar (thanks for the memories Harlem Bar!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lounge spots to get your Chill on

Here's one of my fave posts for the what better way to beat the heat than to slink into one of these very sexxy urban hotspots and get your drink and lounge on? well stick with your girl..i got you covered! here are my picks for some of the best ultra lounges in they city...keep in mind most of these folks are great dance spots on the weekends so dress to impress..and if you feel the need to get your sip on during the week, u will find plenty of other urban hipsters to sidle up to the bar and get your meet on! Enjoy...

255 Tapas Lounge 255 Peters St Atlanta, GA (404) 522-2612
New buppie lounge in the always hip Castleberry Hill

Halo 255 Tapas Lounge 817 W Peachtree St NW , Atlanta , GA , 30308
Striking lounge in Midtown for stylish cocktails.

M Bar & Lounge Castleberry Hills 57 Peters St SW Atlanta, GA 31132
it's def the atmosphere in this sleek lounge that will keep you coming back.

Tantra Restaurant & Lounge 2285 Peachtree Rd Ste 100 Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 228-7963
stick with the drinks and stay because of the atmosphere at this really cool spot

Cru Urban Lounge 620 Glen Iris Dr Ste 101 Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 249-1600
Sexxy hip urban oasis on the edge of the very cool Old Fourth Ward

The Mark 79 Poplar St , Atlanta , GA , 30303
Downtown's boutique hotel ultra-lounge

Pulse Bar 265 Peachtree Ctr Ave Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 586-6081
very hip lounge located in the atrium of the Marriot Marquis

Sutra Lounge 1136 Crescent Ave NE , Atlanta , GA , 30309
Sleek Midtown revamped underground lounge

Melange Upscale Bistro Lounge (formerly Seasons) 2077 Northlake Pkwy Tucker 30084
Super cool party place for the grown music on fridays and sats with a great band!

Three Sheets 6017 Sandy Springs Cir Atlanta, GA 30328(404) 303-8423
sexxy lounge tucked in away in the burbs..def do for date nite!

Smokers Paradise - Cigar Lounge/Beer & Wine Bar 4090 Johns Creek Pkwy, Suwanee
A suburban cigar shop that thinks a cozy lounge

Cosmo Lava Club & Lounge 45 13th St NE , Atlanta , GA , 30309
Great mix of strong cocktails and flirty singles

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Feel the Burn Baby!

ok we have all noticed summertime is upon us...time to shed those jackets and drop it like its hot..erra i mean drop the heavy clothes because its

are u body ready? i never feel like i can exercise enough...the guilt of falling off the horse during the cold winter months always spurs me into action in the spring..

so that brings me to why i am up every morning at 5:30 and on the workout field with 10 other bootcampers doing the most insane workout in Atlanta...

on a given day we run 1/4 a mile..stop and do jumping jacks..lunges...pushups..situps..the plank and get up and run 1/4 a mile again..we may jump interval training..or run suicide drills up and across the workout field..for 45 mins to an hour...all before 7 am!

Believe me if it sounds is the most amazing fun..and the folks at Operation Boot Camp give u ur money's worth as they show up with 5-6 trainers everyday..the class is small with only usually no more than 10 participants so its like having ur own personal trainer..i feel eating habits are no longer as trashy as they once were (im still a foodie..i just make better choices now :-)and im begginning to fit into things i havent been able to ooze into since like..forever!

and by the way..DO NOT COME TO THE PROGRAM IF U DONT WANT TO the end of this workout u will be dripping wet..possibly covered in grass (its totally outdoors) and feeling so freakin' amazing that u will want to run instead of drive home :-)

trust ur girl..this is not getting a dime for this testimonial..i just thought I'd shout out the great folks at Operation Boot camp and give u the opportunity to check out one of the best workouts in atlanta..and they are conveniently located all over the city...sign up for a month and i promise u will be hooked...leave me a comment if u decide to check it out..i may be out there too!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Hot Summer Nites in the City!

So have u noticed summer is a coming?? lol...good lord a blazes is it hot...already! if u are like me..i lay in the cut under the air and only slink out the house in the cool of the evening at dusk :-) so can we talk date nite? lets say u and ur honey are looking for something fun to do that is off the beaten path...u dont feel like heading to a restaraunt...a bar is just ho-hum..u dont feel like sitting in the movie theater..u want to hang out at the park but the bugs are vicious this time of how about combining all 4 of those ideas into one fun date! (without the bugs of course)

Can anyone shout Drive In!!

Last summer my honey surprised me and took me to the drive in and we had the best time! There was lots of trashy first run movies and of course lots of hand holding and snuggling :-) (ok keep it clean folks the kiddees may be watching :-) but seriously...i had no idea the drive-in could be so fun..and when u are with the one that makes your heart beat faster..well it is a perfect date nite...So drive..dont walk to the Starlight Drive-In on Moreland..u will thank ur girl for introducing this old fave back onto your radar. Smooches!

Starlight Six Drive-In Theatre
2000 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 627-5786

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fried Green Tomato Fever!

Are you a fried green tomato officianado like me? Oh lord I love those little fried spheres of I am super picky..the crust of the tomato must be fried to perfection..and the tomato itself must be fluffy on the inside, quite green and piping hot..OMG I want one right now! When you taste the ‘maters that these fine folks serve you will be thanking

Wings in a Basket – Scottdale (404) 292-1999

Horseradish Grill – Powers ferry - (404) 255-7277

West Egg Café – westside downtown - (404) 872-3973

Busy Bee – MLK Drive - (404) 525-9212

Parkers on Ponce- Downtown Decatur - (404) 924-2230

Waterhaven Restaurant – Downtown - ((404) 214-6470 14-6740

Paschal’s – Northside Drive - (404) 525-2023

Chazz Southern Cooking – Flat shoals ave - (404) 748-1875

Gritz family restaurant – Mcdonough - (770) 914-0448

Chips Authentic Southern Cooking – Alpharetta - 678-297-9000

Daddy DZ’s BBQ Joint – Memorial Drive downtown - (404)222-0206

Diesel – Va Highlands – (404) 815-1820

BJS Home cooking (in season) – Hapeville - 404) 766-4675

Carver’s Grocery – Marietta Street Downtown- 404) 794-4410

HOBNOB – Piedmont Ave - 404) 968-2288

Swallow at the Hollow - Historic Roswell -(678) 352-1975

Cafe Sunflower - Peachtree Road - (404) 352-8859

Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails- Alpharetta - (770) 817-0161

Home Grown Ga- Memorial drive - (404) 222-0455

Relish - Roswell (770) 650-7877

OK Café (404) 233-2888 – varies on specific days fo the week

Nancy G’s – Roswell - (404) 705-8444

South City Kitchen- both locations
The Flying Biscuit Café – all locations
Atkins Park – all locations
Glady’s Chicken and Waffles- all locations

Further outSocial Circle
Blue Willow Inn

Appalachian Grill
City Cellar ; Loft

Journey’s End

Macon, GA
H & H Restaurant

McDonough/Locust Grove

Juliette, GA
Whistle Stop Café

St Simons Island
Coastal Kitchen
Blue Water Bistro and Bar 115 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-638-7007

Willie Rae’s

Buford GA
Rico’s World Kitchen

City Café and Bakery

Last Resort Grill
Mama’s Boy

Woodstock, GA
The Magnolia Thomas Restaraunt

Adel GA
Forty One South Feed Store Location: 130 S. Hutchinson Ave (229) 896-1616

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Great for a Gaggle of Folk

Do you ever have the need to roundtable a gaggle of individuals? Perhaps it’s a family reunion, big birthday party or some other celebration that demands a whole lotta food and good times? Then look no more..Your girl is on the scene and I have come up a list of fun spots that can accommodate a crowd..and you know it..the food is great!

The Red Snapper Seafood Restaurant
2100 Cheshire Bridge Road N
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 634-8947

South City Kitchen - Vinings
1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 435-0700

471 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Neighborhood: Inman Park
(404) 525-3363

Mary Mac's Tea Room
224 Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30308
Neighborhood: Midtown
(404) 876-1800

Nakato Japanese Restaraunt
1776 Cheshire Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 783-6582

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
5635 Jimmy Carter Blvd Norcross, GA 30071 (770) 849-0600

Steamhouse Lounge
Neighborhood: Midtown
1051 W Peachtree St Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 233-7980

Waterside Restaurant
Marriott Evergreen Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (770) 879-9900

The Swallow at the Hollow
1072 Green St Roswell, GA 30075-3638
(678) 352-1975

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cargill Gallery

Have you ever been somewhere and when you walk in it just feels like home? Well that's the warm and fuzzy feeling i get everytime i walk in Cargill Gallery. Your girl is a huge art fan...Wine, art, cheese and great conversation makes a great Sunday afternoon...I have artists that are my faves all over the city (for instance do check out Corey Whitehead!! he had a showing this weekend..amazing...

But back to the reason for this post...This husband and wife art team are amazing artisians and craftsmen. I call them that because the art they make is not just images on a canvas..they make you feel the images...they have a network of artists that bring their wares to the gallery and they are equally as amazing..

I first learned of them as they have a neat little gallery tucked inside Northlake Mall in my hood here in Tucker. What first caught my eye was how amazingly affordable the artwork was!!! OMG..i have traveled all over the world collecting art..and let me tell you...some of these pieces are orginals and the prices blew me away at how reasonable they are...

I had the great pleasure of stumbling into their other Gallery location at Pleasant Hill in Gwinnet Place gallery is very is easy to walk around in the space and see all the artwork in all its glory hanging on the wall..and the resident artist on staff and manager David(along with being adorable ladies) was so willing to do whatever to please the clientele..he does original artwork to your specification...and the deals are equally as refreshing..

run don't walk to this art oasis..There are three gallary locations throughout the Atlanta area to serve you:

Mall of Georgia - 770.866.9938

Gwinnett Place Mall - 770.866.9910

Northlake Mall – 678.830.8593

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the fellas - Great places to catch the game!!

ALL TEAMS: Ultimate Bar and Grill
Camp Creek Marketplace
Ultimate Bar & Grill:
3515 Camp Creek Parkway
East Point, Georgia 30344
Where all Atlanta's finest chocolate sports brawn go to mix and mingle. Ladies..i dun told Men are swarming thru this little best kept secret...Single ladies...Don't feel you have to dress like a rock star...dress it down and go hang out with the fellas and catch a brewski and the may just catch your next man...


Legends Sports Bar & Grill
5851 Buffington Rd
Union City; 404.762.6988

Bears: Charlie G's 11th St Pub
1041 W Peachtree St; 404.724.9060
This cozy green-walled corner drinkery turns its balcony into "The Bears Upstairs" for each Chi game, with new food/bev deals every week; for the opener against the Lions, they’re delivering a free cookout of burgers & more just before the opening kickoff, which Devin Hester is totally going to take to the house, as long as it’s still 2007.

Redskins: The Bucket Shop Cafe
3475 Lenox Rd NE; 404.261.9244
This mostly wood-decked Redskins spot'll have changing-weekly deals for paraphernalia-wearers (half-off burgers/seafood baskets, etc), plus this Sunday, donning said 'Skins gear'll get you a free buffet of wings, dogs, chips-n-queso, and more, plus $10 buckets, but not $10 Bucket Lists, cause that’s still a rip-off.
There's even a page on their website for Washington fans; check it out right here.

Saints: Dark Horse Tavern
816 N Highland Ave; 404.873.3607
Pushing to be "the new non-OTP venue for Saints games", the darkly lit Tavern's offering game-day-only Big Easy meals like fried crawfish, etouffee, and po' boys, plus drink specials like $3 Abita drafts, $3 SoCo/lime shots, and $16 buckets of Restoration Ale or Purple Haze -- finish one all by yourself, and you might not know if the score's coming up or down.You get 10% off for wearing Saints attire;

Giants: Meehan's Vinings
2810 Paces Ferry Rd NW; 770.433.1920
The wood-floored Irish pub takes 15% off your tab for sporting a G-Men jersey, and is giving you four-bottle buckets for $10 plus 2-for-$4 mugs of McSorely’s, which is probably how Giants fans’ll McTake their first McLoss.

Buccaneers: Miller's Ale House Alpharetta
10750 Davis Dr; 678.277.2581
Tampa hangout Miller's is granting fans 10% off for wearing Bucs gear of any kind, and'll also have sub-$4 'ritas, $2.50 Foster’s pints, and a $13 combo comprising a pitcher and an order of buffalo boneless tenders called "Zingers" -- a deal put together by the manager, although you should really be thanking the Hostess.
See what else you can order from Miller's right here

Excerpt courtesy of "Thrilllist Atlanta" please check out their very exciting website at i love these guys..they send an email to you really is a thrill a minute!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Breakfast Spots that Light My Fire!

Ria's Bluebird Cafe
try the amazing pancakes..bionic breakfast bowl with grilled tilapia and the burrito

Radial Cafe
try the cinnamon raisin french toast and amazing u sense a theme to these breakfast ideas? lol

the big nasty chicken sandwich and breakfast bowl..heck everything is just freakin' good!

N. Highland Bakery
try the sweetpotato pancakes and any of the scrambles and u must visit the pastry case before u leave!

Sun in My Belly
shrimp and grits..french toast and the sandwiches are yum!

Original Pancake House
what else but the pancakes! :-)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Working Girl's Guide To: The Bathroom Blues

Everyone that knows me well knows i am OCD about my kitchens and bathrooms..i am so bad that i will let things stay as is until i can get in there and blast behind the microwave...scrub on my hands and knees behind the toilet..and scrub the grout in the shower with a toothbrush until it gleams...that's right...i'm confessing to you my deepest darkest secrets..i drift to the darkside when i start love it so that i seem to zone out in my head and when i come to..the kitchen and bathroom are all those working girls who are not my soul sisters in this regard then i'm feeling you..your girl is always on the job for the working know the heart and soul of ATLBROWNGIRL is to provide working girls and stay at home moms and dads options for taking their kids to fun places, date spots for you and your places for family to grab a great meal for your fam or your boo if it's been a long crummy day at work...and most of all i hope you make my website your resource for hanging out with your family or your boo in our lovely city...

but back to the title..i am starting a new series called "The Working Girl's Guide to.." and i will post all kinds of nifty ideas for making it less time...never fear stay at home moms and dads..and single moms and dads...i give you big love too...we all have the same do we either take care of ourselves in a hectic world..or take care of a family...and still take care of all the daily things that are required in our here's my first in the series...How to Blast Your Bathroom half the time...i hope you love it as much as I enjoyed writing this for you.. My focus for this post is to give big love to the Working girls...honey i know..sometimes you have to make it work! in 1/2 the here are tips for making it sparkle, and all types of nifty tips to get thyself out the door in record time to you it! either get your money you can head to some of the fun spots in our wonderful city...

Lastly for my green folks..your girl has lots of environmentally friendly tips to help make us feel good about getting our clean and L&K,

Cleaning Tile -To get in the nitty gritty, spray the whole shower esp in the grout with Tilex Mildew Root will see it by different names but that Tilex Mildew remover is the truth..then spray Mean Green Mildew Remover over it..cut on the fan and walk out overnite...voila in the morning all you have to do is run the hot water before you take your shower and the mildew has magically disappeared...yeah baby! mama does not like to scrub so if you let it set overnite that is the is stinky but all worth the trouble...for folks that have the dreaded white grout in between your colored tile, then dip a thin sponge paintbrush in distilled white vinegar and apply it directly to the grout before you do the mean green/tilex gets hard water deposits and mildew and soap scum out...

Toilet - To bust that rust, and lime and hard water stains..pour table salt directly on the stain..then squeeze a fresh lemon on a bowlbrush or heavy duty papertowel and scrub..the acid in the lemon when combo with the salt will remove stains...then you can follow up with your Lysol toilet cleaner for up under the bowl and around the outside if you have little men that (ahem) miss the mark at the toilet on the

Shower curtains - if you are lucky enough to have a standup shower with a glass shower door, then shower curtains are SOP in your home like mine..i hate when the little mildew and soap scum gathers on those boogers...problem solved! just toss them in the washing machine with vinegar and let it soak for 2 hours...then resume the cycle and voila! your shower curtain looks like brand new again...

Faucets and mirrors - Wipe your mirrors with a sponge soaked in hot vinegar..if you are like me and sometimes you are in a hurry..then Glass Plus wipes..they are awesome and reusable...great idea! I also spray Mean Green around the faucet while i am wiping the mirrors and let it set for a moment,..when i am thru using the Glass plus wipes i use to wipe my faucets...hey i practical or what? lol

Bathtub - my little 5 year old bathtub king uses bubbles everynite for his bathie..somehow that cuts down on a bathring..but for your big kids who have long let Mr. Bubble go..unsightly bathtub rings are a green option is to place salt on the ring and scrub..if you haven't guessed already...i am a big fan of Mean is a mothersucka on dirt honey...i have never seen such an environmentally product that is so tough..did the military make this stuff? lol..spray Mean Green on your bathtub ring, take a soft cloth that is damp and spray a bit of liquid cleanser like liquid ajax (doesn't scratch) and you know it! clean as a thistle...Ditto this procedure for your works i promise...

Walls - if you are lucky enough to have painted walls fuss..but if you have bathroom tile like we do in our 1970's explosion of a bathroom..then wipe down the walls with a damp cloth soaked in vinegar or u got it..Mean the way i get my Mean Green and all cleaning supplies from Family Dollar...i save all my pennies for eating out..but u already had guessed that right? lol

Be Breezy,

The Dog Days of Summer

Hello dahlings,

oh how time flies..can you believe it is summer? Gosh i love summertime...I do not love a Georgia summer as the heat mixed with the humidity can drive you to distraction..but that's when you grab a big ole' glass of sweet tea...find you the coolest spot in the city, whether a local coffeehouse or your living room sofa..and lay back in the cut during the dog days of summer..if you must get out..ensure you put on lots of your Mennen speed stick (did you know they make this amazing deodorant in guys and girls formula? they really keep your pits and walk don't' run to your intended between the dog days of summer you know one of my fave past times is to eat sherbet while my little one decides which sprinkles and icky color he will make his ice cream..we are water park fact it is my goal to visit every water park in the radius of an hour's drive from the metro..this summer we have planned to drive to Valdosta to Wild Mountain theme park and water resort..and then we are continuing on to the Nickelodeon hotel for their icky slime water would be's gonna be a stone gas honey..but on to my reason for shouting out my some of my best hangout spots around the city for beating the heat..check out my faves and tell me if you agree..please email me at my website and write this link across your heart if you have not already..

Places to Beat the Heat:

Budget options thru the Parks and Rec Board

Browns Mill Water Park - Browns Mill Road

Rockbridge Water Park - Rockbridge Road

Friends Water Park - Buford Highway

Ice cream spots with style:
Coldstone Creamery - Atlantic Station
Brewsters - multiple locations
Nestle Toll House Ice cream store - multiple locations
Ben and Jerry's - Va Highland and Dacula

Fun places for kids indoors:
Monkey Joes
The Great Barn - Stone Mountain
Movie Tavern - Tucker
Georgia Aquarium - Downtown
Fernbank Musuem- Off Ponce De leon

Grown folks spot to chill during the day:
Cafe Circa for brunch
Johnnycakes - free wifi upstairs
Dancing Goats Coffee House - Downtown Decatur
Perk - Downtown Hapeville

Your kids will love it!
Centennial Park Water Fountain

Monday, April 26, 2010

Neighborhood Hot Spots: Atlantic Station

Have you ever been in love? That's the feeling I get every time I walk thru Atlantic get caught up in the sheer foodie joy of the dizzying array of food options..and then not to mention the shopping and people watching ..imagine me chilling on a park bench, while i am sitting eating my candy from Kilwins Chocolate and Ice cream and watching all the beautiful people....well i think you get the can meander thru Atlantic Station at a leisurely pace and make a day of sure to go during a beautiful day..there are lots of little nooks to sit and chill ...little boutiques and stores to discover...and top names like H&M, West Elm, Black White market and anchor stores to love like Dillard's...what's not to love?

Just plain yum!
Boneheads Cafe
Cold Stone Creamery
Kilwin's Chocolate and Ice Cream
Tin Drum Asian Cafe

Places to See and Be seen:
FOX Sports Grill
Strip-Steak and Sushi
Lobby at TWELVE
Geisha House
Rosa Mexicano
Ten Pin Alley
The Grape

Fave chains:
California Pizza Kitchen
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Doc Green's Gourmet Salads
Moe's Southwest Grill

Anchor Department Stores:

Women's Apparel & Accessories:
Ann Taylor Loft
Victoria's Secret
White House\Black Market
DSW Shoes
Nine West

Monday, April 19, 2010

ATL Hidden Spots

So i was enjoying my TIVO last weekend and checked out one of my fave culinary shows on PBS..and lo and behold this guy knew what he was talking about! he named some of my fave "hidden restaurants" that are best kept secrets to only those Atlantians that are in the know the kind of spot where perhaps they are a "mom and pop" joint that is a family affair..or a neighborhood fixture that not only serves your appetite, but also does a community service..or places with hours that are mysterious but somehow all the foodie groupies know exactly when to catch them open..if you are curious check out the Big Guy with the Red Beard on the attached link...

But on to my picks for ATL Hidden Spots..these are off the beaten won't find long articles written about them in the local media..but OMG are they good...they are not fancy..but the restaurant is clean..the service is friendly and if you become a regular the wait staff will greet you with a warm hello..Holla at your girl if you love my list...but SHHHHHH this will be our little

Grecian Gyro - Lawrenceville Highway
the hummus with warm pita bread is the truth..check out their innovative gyros too

Busy Bee - MLK blvd - The West End
their fried chicken is legendary..the fried green tomatoes make me swoon..check out the daily special

Who's Got Soul Southern Cafe‎ 3818 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032 404 289-0116‎
OMGosh..where do I start? Chef Keith is amazing..his food is so consistent..the meatloaf..oxtails..fried corn..and the cornbread..yum! good old fashioned stick to your ribs type action..and oh mama is it budget friendly..Who's Got Soul? yeah baby!

Mr. Everything - MLK blvd - The West End
Sandwiches are sorta Philly style..but they put their own special spin on it..and the sauteed veggies over rice with chicken...yeah baby!

Little Cuba 3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd Chamblee, GA 30341 770-451-0025
empanadas..mariquitas..classic pollo with beans..tostados..the whole friggin' menu is authentic Cuban and the restaraunt is a little slice of an international oasis..i lived in the Caribbean and trust won't be disappointed! check out the dessert case too..

Shorty's Pizza - Lawrenceville Highway
pizza pizza! love their laid back can bring a date..but bring your sense of humor..the pies are named after famous Rock Stars...try the B.B. King and Tina Turner :-)

Blue Crabs To Go - Old National Highway
Ms. Linda I love you man! her Ms. Linda's fish and shrimp is simply addictive..the potatoes corn and seafood are seasoned with the blend of Key west soul...good God..where is her number..i'm dialing now! CARRYOUT only

Nathalies Seafood - Downtown Decatur
Ms. Nathalie has a real funky Key west vibe going too..but it is the kind of spot you can bring a lunch date or someone's cool and casual and the food is delish..the hushpuppies..gulf shrimp pot...blackened tilapia with plantains...all the seafood you desire is listed and cooked fresh to order..try not to be in a the true laid back spirit of Key west, it may take a few moments longer, but i promise it's worth the wait...

Fuji Ya - Lavista Road
Hibachi with crunchy noodles...can you say non-traditional but boo-yah is it good! the hibachi part is a great show for the kids and the stir fry salmon..shrimp..chicken..or steak is great each and every try the fried rice and they have tempura and sushi dishes as well..

The Cookie Studio - East College Ave - next to the train station
these ladies know how to make a great cookie..they were recently featured in Creative Loafing and Atlanta magazine so the secret is out..go see why they are one of Atlanta's favorite hot spots...the breakfast cookie is one of a kind and the key lime taste and you'll be back

Supreme Fish -4825 Rockbridge Rd Ste 4 Stone Mountain, GA 30083 (678) 704-0233
ah yum! the hushpuppies..lemon pepper wings..and fried fish on Fridays is practically the holy grail :-) and the sweet tea and lemonade are great and consistent...check them out..

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Don't you love when you discover something new? when i discover a new restaurant that is off the beaten feels like a delicious little secret that i can nibble on and keep to myself..or share with my loyal followers! :-)

One of just those type of finds is SAUCED..the newest foray by famed ATL Chef Ria..

Ria started Ria's Bluebird Cafe and has consistently delivered one of the city's best comfort breakfasts hands down! this lady makes a mean pancake..brisket ...and her bionic breakfast with tofu sprouts, pan seared tilapia and skillet potatoes is the breakfast of in the coolest Grant Park location, across from the infamous Oakland Cementary on Boulevard

Sauced is her latest baby and oh i am so glad she birthed this one Ms. restaurant is a fresh take on "new south" food and the decor was so cute and kitschy that my dinner companion and i sat and laughed at how "Dad's Den" as the dining room is called reminded us of our parent's 1970's basement complete with paneling and knick-knacks that I know my mom still has from back in the day...

And let me mention that my dinner companion is one of the most discriminating foodies on the planet...she was doing the whole organic and "farm to table" concept 30 years ago...if she says it is fresh and the food is good..then bet your bottom dollar it is the bomb..(hey Kay!!) The food was intentionally thoughtful..the black-eyed pea fritters..sweet potato fries ..3 course skewers and lemon ice box pie made me swoon...and then there was this big ole biscuit thing that Ria stuffed with a Brisket that was positively melt in your mouth..and of course the signature sauces were awesome and a great accompaniment to the meal...

lord god if it weren't for the fact my boss would miss me i'd go right now! lol...i love this new hot spot in Inman is hanging on the edge of Edgewood Avenue and just a smidge away from Krog Street..

Run don't walk to check out this new gem...I challenge you to find something on the menu that is not fun, delicious and inventive!

753 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta GA 30307

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Your Guide to "In-Town" Living

Are you new to Atlanta? Do you wonder what all the terminology like "inside the perimeter" "in-town" and "close to the beltway" means?

Well dahlings here is your definitive guide to becoming an Atlanta hipster..when i first moved here i couldn't understand all the hype about living "inside the perimeter" which basically means you are close to "in-town" means again you are close to downtown, but in a residential section of town...lastly "close to the beltway" guessed it! you can jump on 285 in a few seconds and reach downtown within 15 mins or where are the premiere "Intown Neighborhoods"? Stick with me..i've scoured this town looking for the most popular spots that urban professionals call home..this list is certainly not all-inclusive...there are plenty of hidden secrets that you will discover that will make your heart sing..but here are a few of my faves...those popular spots where if you have the cash, and a sense of adventure and love for city living..they are perfect for those seeking a hip fun lifestyle:

- Midtown (roughly 3rd to 15th Street and Piedmont to West Peachtree) is very trendy and popular. Mostly high-rise condos walkable to clubs, restaurants and Piedmont Park. For a long time this was considered a gay neighborhood and it's still very gay-friendly. It's pricey for Atlanta, but probably still cheap compared to SF.

- Virginia-Highlands (the Highlands) is right off that long stretch of East Ponce on Highland's very residential and family friendly.. some rental houses and duplexes as opposed to high-rise apartments, but it's still a lot of young professionals. There are a bunch of bars in the Highlands but it's more of a community pub scene as opposed to dance can be pricey but there are still deals to find esp in this economy

- Buckhead. the traffic is daunting in this hot spot neighborhood..there's a lot of celebrity sightings..and wanna be celebrities that hang out in Buckhead..but don't be fooled..there is real class here too...and a lot to love.A few great bars are left since the bit push toward "residentializing" this busy neighborhood...some good restaurants in Buckhead Village. Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, Atlanta's two upscale shopping malls, are also in this area.

- Little Five Points/Inman Park/Candler Park -- Little Five Points is the restaurant/shopping area and Inman and Candler are the residential neighborhoods nearby. "Lil 5" as it is affectionately called used to be a very edgy bohemian area but has become a lot more user-friendly as of late..

- Decatur -- Is technically a suburb of Atlanta, but is not the suburbs as you probably think of them. Has a cute little square with bars and restaurants; they're building a lot of new condos over the storefronts. It's a relatively easy commute into town and pretty inexpensive compared to some of the sheer amenities you will discover here esp in Downtown Decatur.

- East Atlanta -- is still what most people would consider a "transitional" neighborhood, in that it used to be a sketchy area but lots of families and young professionals are moving in. That makes it pretty affordable..

**Shout out to the Trip Advisor for giving Atlanta love on your website

Urban Oasis Hot Spots in the City

Have you dreamed of ditching the suburbs and becoming an urban hipster? do you want the kids to have the best of both life plus an old fashioned community feel? Well, this post is just for you..Suburbanites unite! and get ready to load up the moving van and relocate closer to the city...Let's face it..Downtown Atlanta is one of the nicest urban places to live in the Nation..there are plenty of "urban oasis" spots minutes from Downtown that still give you the old fashioned amenities of being in a neighborhood...I have to warn you though..Some of these spots are the city's best kept shhhhhhhh let's keep these hot spots just between you and :-) Enjoy!

Cool Condo living

Buckhead - 10 Terminus Place

Brookhaven - The Logan

Downtown - Twelve Centennial Park

West Midtown - White Provisions

Cool Communities with that Neighborhood Feel

West Midtown - Dupont Commons and Habershal at West Highlands

East Atlanta - Glenwood Park

Grant Park - Oakland Park