Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Personal Faves of All things Atlanta

The Sunday Paper (Not The AJC-- The Independent Free Press Groovy Cousin To The "The Creative Loafing" Newspaper)

VA Highlands including Key lime pie salon and spa. Urban Body studios. Diesel. American Roadhouse. and the Gelato place

Downtown Decatur including Dancing Goats Coffee House, Green's Fine Foods And Candy Shop, Squash Blossom Boutique, The Cookie Studio (These Ladies Make Cookies To Make A Grown Man Scream), Noodle (Try The Deep Fried Curry Rolls), And Java Monkey

V-103 with politically astute Frankski And Sexxy Wanda Smith, that Fabulous Ms. Sophia and crazy Ryan Cameron

2 Urban Licks can you say sexxxxxyyyy! :-)

Stone Mountain – my son loves the children’s adventure playground; the Pumpkin and Daisy festival; Big Apple circus in February; Fourth of July laser light show; the spectacular Christmas lights; Snow mountain from Dec-Feb is outstanding…and the food promenade is a junk food lover’s dream - the Funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, kettle corn and homemade fudge in the candy shoppe make stone mountain a year round destination

Busy Bee Cafe On MLK (Their Fried Green Tomatoes Are The Bomb)

Vickery's In Glenwood Park (Love The Shrimp And Grits)

Universal Joint In Oakhurst (The Bar Food Is Not Your Average Bar Brew)

Sun In My Belly In Kirkwood (Love the shrimp and grits and the funky little vibe)

Wahoo Grill (Oh My Lord Is This Place A Gem...Request A Table On The Outdoor Patio)

Our Way Café on East College Ave (how can something be kitchsy, hippie and down home all at the same time? Yum!)

107.5 Smooth Jazz Events Including Villa Christina, Wind Down Wednesdays Summers In Centennial Park, Martinis and Imax At The Fernbank And The Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch At The Renaissance Waverly Hotel (I’m going to miss you Smooth Jazz 107.5 – Farewell my friend!)

Inman Park’s new funky industrial retail center (try Zaya, the coffee shop next door, Like the River full service salon, and up the street the sweet potato pancakes at Highland bakery – to die for…)

The Tabernacle (Funky, Funky fun!)

The Rusty Nail (Have You Tried Their Hamburgers? They Are Omigod Good)

CARMAX (Ok..I'm Cheesy But I Love A Good Bargain From An Honest Car Dealer)

The Rooftop deck at the Glenn Hotel

Matthews Cafeteria In Tucker (The Grits Are Delish And The Fried Green Tomatoes on Mondays Are Awesome)

Lorenzo Wyche's Harlem Bar And The Social House (Everything Is Delish)

Castleberry Hill Inlcluding Pearl(the back room is so cool for a private party) , 255 Tapas (Try The Turkey Sliders) , M Bar, and dj nites at Slice on Saturdays

How We Party At The The Old School Parties like Pearl Bistro On Sat Nites, Taboo 2 On Friday Nites With Syman Baby and Hairston’s on Sunday with DJ Red Alert!!

Heck..The Whole Historic Roswell Corridor Including The Fickle Pickle, Greenwood's On Green Street, Diesel And Swallow At The Hollow

The new Caroline Street Mall which is the best kept secret for shopping right off Lil Five Points inlcuding 5 Guys, the Target, Ross and Bed Bath and Beyond and this wonderful place for home decorating

Just for the Fellas! Barbershops with a Brotha in Mind

Fellas!! hey fellas...you know i'm always looking out for you right? well your girl has compiled the top list of Barbers in the city...now these fellas don't just give you a cut...it's an experience..they tighten that line and will whip out a razor on your five o'clock shadow...these guys are what i call "barberologists" ....they combine a knowledge of hair (cosmetologist) with an indepth know how of barbering to make your experience worth repeating every week..so without further ado i introduce you to the tightest Master barbers in A-town:

I-real - Phase II..Old Natty...College Park

"Ty-Razor" - Compliments...North Dekalb Mall..Tucker

Syeed - BE Hair Design...Sam's Wholesale Comlplex..Tucker, GA

Chris Hill -Divine Beauty & Barber.. Ponce de leon...Clarkston GA

Hakim aka "Universal" - BE Hair Design.....Sam's wholesale Complex...Tucker, GA

Doug..Flavaz Hair Gallery...Downtown Atlanta

Barry..Goodfellas..Roswell Road...Atlanta

Kevin... Best of Both Worlds...Alpharetta, GA

Reno...Kut Kreators...Memorial Drive..Stone Mountain

Shannon.ATL's Finest...Memorial Drive..Stone Mountain