Thursday, May 28, 2009

We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Well friends..the dog days of summer are upon us..and if you have never had a Georgia summer then trust your girl to tell you that you are going to appreciate me for this next post. Cause in the famous words of one of my fave girls who is a Georgia native.."it shole gets hot here" buckle up your seat belt and prepare to ride out to some of ATLBROWNGIRL's fave spots in the city..Now some are truly special to me...and how i rate them is how my 4 year old rates i'll give them either a 1,2, 3 tiny fists in the air for my little Cole- 3 being the highest compliment you can give a humble ice cream parlor ...and he's a very discriminating ice cream man so you can trust his judgement! on to the business at hand..the top Ice Cream Hotspots in the city:

Hometown favorites:

(2 fists!) Yoforia 4 N Highland Ave Ste 7Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 685-3747 and Perimeter Mall

(3 fists!) Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream800 N Highland Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 874-3144 find other locations including Dacula and Alpharetta at

Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream 749 Moreland Ave., S.E., 404-622-0210 Fun alternative to traditional ice creamHank's Ice Cream 753 Cherokee Ave SE Grant Park 30315 (404) 622-0007

(3 fists!) Jake's Ice Cream Headquarters 660 Irwin StreetAtlanta, GA 30312 (404) 653-0011 find other locations around the area at

Rita's Midtown931 Monroe Dr Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 347-3005

Shack Ice Cream746 Peachtree Pkwy Cumming, GA 30041-9501 (678) 455-5522

(2 fists!) Sheridan's Frozen Custard4373 Lawrenceville Hwy Tucker, GA 30084

Sarah Jeans Ice Cream & Sweets 109 N Park Sq NE Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 424-5177

East ATL Village Ice Cream Shop479 Flat Shoals Ave SEAtlanta, GA 30316 (404) 584-2250

(2 fists!) Zesto Drive-In544 Ponce De Leon Ave NEAtlanta, GA 30308Phone: (404) 607-1118find other locations at

(3 fists!) Paolo's Gelato Italiano 1025 Virginia Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 607-0055

Favorite chains around the city:

(3 fists!) Nestle Toll House Cafe
(2 fists!) Dairy Queen
(2 fists!) Bruster's
Cold Stone Creamery
Baskin Robbins

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Hello Friends:

I started brainstorming about what makes my city so special..there's so much but one thing i must shout out is that the A-T-L keeps it fresh! What that means to me is that this city is in a constant evolution to be the best and brightest in our beautiful United i'm starting a new corner here on the blog where i feature a hot spot weekly or know dahlings i'm a woman so it's our perogative to change our I'm going to move by how the Spirit moves I present to you those spots that work hard for your business...places that constantly study perhaps the palates of the public to step up the menu a notch, maybe they have recently added a fabu decor or just simply they are tops at providing customer service from the employee who greets you when you walk in the door to the entire dining experience..I'm excited to intro one of my Hometown faves this month:

Pasta Amore (formerly known as Camille's Sidewalk Cafe)
3499 Chamblee Tucker RdAtlanta, GA 30341 (770) 455-0500

Pasta Amore is one of those hidden spots that only the locals know about...You know I'm a proud Tuckertonian (i made that up :-) and this is one of our lunch spot faves. Pasta Amore recently revamped their menu to include a tasty variety of pastas to tickle your tastebuds...and i have tried a sampling from all their menu items and my personal faves are the wraps, salads, flatbread pizza and the pasta with a sidekick of a hearty breadstick...They also have WIFI, delicious coffee, a selection of bakery items that never disappoint and the food comes out quickly, warm and savory...Stop in and tell the manager Angela and the General Mgr that ATLBROWNGIRL sent you by...they will greet you with a warm smile and by the end of your visit i hope this local lunch watering hole will be one of your faves too....NOTE CDC EMPLOYEES NOW GET A 15% DISCOUNT WITH YOUR BADGE...

Hats off Pasta Amore for making Tucker proud!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hot Spots to Live in the ATL

Outside the Perimeter Poshness!

Dreamy Spots:
Johns Creek
Historic Roswell
Historic Norcross
Serenbe - Palmetto
The Vinings

Urban hipster Hot Spots Inside the Perimeter Perfectly!

Ponce Park (
Cotton Mill Lofts
The Marietta Street corridor
The emerging area on Howell Mill by West Egg Cafe
Lindberg Station
Castleberry Hill
The Old 4th Ward

Downtown Decatur
VA Highland
Glenwood Park
Grant Park
Inman Park
Avondale Estates

to be continued...