Monday, December 28, 2009

Kid Friendly Hot spots that even Tweens will love

So have you ever had one of those weekends when the kids have loads of energy and are climbing the walls? well how about a jaunt out of the house and a little gastronomic excursion! oh's a win/win get a break and the little crumbsnatchers get to eat and be merry...and then for me and my toddler we like to end the day at the "jumpy places"...but that's a separate on to hot spots for the kiddies up to always if you have a best kept little secret then please hit me up and share!

Tween Hot spots:

300 Atlanta! 2175 Savoy Dr. Atlanta, GA 30341 phone: 770.451.8605 fax: 770.451.2015 (the daytime is a tween delight)

Rock climbing:
Atlanta Rocks! Intown1019 Collier Rd NW, Ste A Atlanta, GA 30318404-351-3009

Jousting show!
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Discover Mills Lawrenceville, GA 30043 (866) 731-9313

Laser Tag:
LaserQuest 3650 Satellite BoulevardDuluth, GA 30096-4590(770) 814-8801

All inclusive:
Dave and Busters Discover Mills and Marietta (stick to the nite they close for grown up fun only)

Wildfire Paintball 3725-C Stone Mountain Hwy Snellville GA 30039770-982-8180
Wildfire Paintball Conyers2051-B Hwy 138 NEConyers GA 30013770-817-0521


Thumbs up Diner various locations around the city
really laid back breakfast spot with an amazing variety for even the most finicky eaters..closes at 3 pm

Radial Diner - 1530 Dekalb Avenue Atlanta GA 30307
cool little hip diner with fantastic pancakes..closes at 3:30 pm

Social House 1663 Howell Mill Rd NWAtlanta, GA 30318-7660 (404) 350-1938
sweet little slice of heaven on howell mill to Flip Burger boutique..try the chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, salmon hash, and classic breakfast..closes at 3 pm most days..

Highland Bakery 655 Highland Avenue, #10 Atlanta, Georgia 30312404-586-0772
super cute breakfast spot..don't miss the sweetpotato pancakes..closes at 4 pm

All Day fun

IKEA Restaurant
441 16th StreetAtlanta 30363404-745-4532

Miss Katie’s Sideboard Restaurant Stone Mountain Park U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8 Stone Mountain, GA Great option for eating if you are visiting the park for the day

Dakota Blue 454 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312Phone: (404) 589-8002
Great low key place in Grant Park to get your mexican on

The Varsity 61 North Ave NW (404) 881-1706
Greasy, fun favorites include the chili-cheese steak (a diminutive hamburger with chili and American or pimiento cheese), crispy batter-fried onion rings and a defiantly messy slaw dog. Wash it all down with the locally renowned FO, or frosted orange, and finish with a fried apple pie.

The Fickle Pickle 1085 Canton Street, Roswell 30075 770-650-9838
Hours: Open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
The restaurant is in an old home, so it doesn’t feel like the same old place. The kids will love checking out all the action – watching other people definitely makes for an interesting pastime. The kid’s menu has tons of variety. Each meal comes with chips, a cookie and drink, and is only $4.95. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and chewy cookies will complete your meal, but be sure to order them with your meal – they tend to sell out of the crowd favorites.

Osteria 832 832 N Highland Ave NE (404) 897-1414
Great low cost place in Va Highland to get your italian on

Nothing but Noodles 6080 Roswell Road 404-943-0091

OK Cafe 1284 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W. 404-233-2888
A modern day Southern spin on the diner, the OK Cafe may not have a children's menu per se but kid-centric choices abound.

Crescent Moon 174 W Ponce De Leon Ave 404-377-5623
This neo-retro diner offers free dinners for kids on Mondays.

Dave & Buster's 4000 Venture Drive Suite 15 Duluth , GA 30096 770/497-1152
Kids are not allowed after 9 pm

Downwind Restaurant inside the Dekalb Peachtree Airport-Main terminal in the lobby
Clairmont Road Best Burger in Atlanta- Great Patio with a AMAZING Atmosphere!

6623 Roswell Rd NE Ste GAtlanta, GA 30328 (404) 256-3546
2270 Holcomb Bridge Rd Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 992-0781

Favorite Chain Restaraunts:
Johnny Rockets
Cracker Barrel
Sweet Tomatoes
Mimi's Cafe
Red Robin
P.F. Chang's
Cici's Pizza
J. Christopher's
Texas Roadhouse
Ted's Montana Grill
Joe's Crab Shack
California Pizza Kitchen
Olive Garden
Macaroni Grill
Ruby Tuesday

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Places to Have a Slam Bam Partay!

Hey yall! Your girl has been off the scene for a minute....I have had a flurry of parties that I have been planning and attending during this fun Holiday season..Like you, the months between October –January are a blast of pumpkins, thanksgiving prep and feasts and holiday parties…and this year is wrapping up with a blast..

I planned my Man’s birthday party and we had a blast! 75 guests ate, drank and danced the nite away at a Super Soul 70’s costume party Halloween nite..It was at one of the sexxxiest event spots in town – Utopia Martinis and Tapas lounge.

I have another event underway for one my dearest friends to celebrate her big 4-0 birthday in December which happens to be the day before my bday! Lastly, I am working with one of my cousins on a “Singles Explosion”. It will be a big mixer for all the Sexxy Atlanta Singles. More details to come…

In planning all these soirees, I realized something. Atlanta has some of the best party spots in the entire Southeast! Here are a few of my faves. Shout your girl out if you have others to suggest!

Private event spaces

Le Bam Studio
1540 Monroe DriveAtlanta, GA 30324
404- 512-0329

Utopia Tapas and Sushi Lounge
Includes...Shangri-La Ultralounge and ICE Niteclub -Located inside!
840 Marietta StreetAtlanta, GA 30318(404) 898-8788

Halo Lounge
817 West Peachtree Street
suite E-100
ask for is a bit tucked away and one of the best kept secret event spaces in the city...and oh mama is the decor it...drinks available.. i recommend you bring in your cake only kitchen space to cater your food...

595 North Event Venue and Lounge
595 North Ave
Downtown Atlanta GA 30318

Brunch Spaces

Chocolate Pink Café

Chequers – 20.95/brunch

Space Atlanta


Johnnycakes - Castleberry Hill

Tavern on Rainwater


Riverwood – Alpharetta

Via Restaurant – the ambience is amazing!

Serpas True Food @ Studioplex
659 Auburn Ave NE#501Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 688-0040

Café Circa

Public party spots that have VIP rooms

2077 Northlake Pkwy
Tucker , Ga 30084

Metropolitan Bistro
1455 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth GA 30044

1570 holcomb bridge road
Roswell GA 30076

Taboo 2
6075 Roswell Rd NeAtlanta, GA 30328404-255-4911

Ambience 5580 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain GA 30083 404.968.9696

Luckie Lounge
375 luckie street
Atlanta GA 30313

1008 Brady AveAtlanta, GA 30318404-872-4621

Café 529
529 Flat Shoals Ave NEAtlanta, GA 30318404-228-676952

Cool ambience!

Straits Restaraunt
793 Juniper St NEAtlanta, GA 30308-1326(404) 877-1283

Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Road
(Next to Sambuca)
now you know you

Whiskey Blue
3377 Peachtree RdAtlanta, GA 30326-1009(678) 500-3190

Hotels with Flair!

Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown
866 West Peachtree Street, NWAtlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 866.945.6285
Direct: 678.412.2400
you really must see this Kimpton Hotel property to fully grasp how sexxy it is..zebra rugs..see thru fireplace..modern decor done with just the right touch of style and class..every city i travel to i check to see if there is a kimpton property available...yum!

The Glenn Hotel
110 Marietta Street
Downtown Atlanta 30303
the rooftop bar is freakin amazing! ok..i'm

Hotel Indigo
683 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA 30308
Front Desk: 404-874-9200
Reservations: 877-270-1389

The Ellis Hotel
176 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta GA 30303
Reservations: (866) 455-1154
Telephone: (404) 523-5155

“Diverse” crowd – prepare for a wild nite!

Door 44 – buckhead

Café 529 – Peters Street

Dugan’s – Memorial Drive

Luckie Lounge

Havana Club

Noir – Castleberry Street


Opera – Downtown


Georgia Freight