Saturday, July 18, 2009

Neighborhood Hot Spots: Historic Roswell

Where do I start? what a cool way to spend a day hanging out with your girl? funky little boutiques, antiques, art galleries and one-of-a kind restaraunts make this little sliver off Holcolmb Bridge and Canton Street tops in my book. While you're there don't forget to check out these quirky little spots that will have you rubbing your stomach for more:

The Fickle Pickle Café (the red velvet cupcakes make me swoon)1085 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 650-9838
Mon., 11 am - 3 pm;
Tues. - Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 5 pm - 9 pm.
Quaint, eclectic café in an 1890s Victorian house. Serving gourmet sandwiches, salads, wood-grilled hamburgers and our famous fried Cajun pickles. Patio dining, carry-out and catering Special events facility. $$

Greenwood's Restaurant (the fried chicken will make you forget your grandma's)1087 Green Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 992-5383
Wed - Thurs., 11:30 am - 9 pm;
Fri. - Sat., 11:30 am - 10 pm;
Sun., 11:30 am - 9 pm
Founded in 1986. A wonderful dining experience with American home-style cooking. Uses only fresh ingredients, supporting sustainable agricultural practices. All vegetables are meat and dairy free. Top off your home-cooked meal with fresh-baked pie and homemade ice cream. $$-$$

The Swallow at the Hollow (bbq, the best sweet tea and some of the best grassroots country in the area)

1072 Green Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 352-1975
Wed. - Thurs, 11 am - 2:30 pm and 5 - 9 pm;
Fri., 11 am - 2:30 pm and 5-10 pm;
Sat., 11 am - 10 pm; Sun., 11 am - 9 pm
Barbeque restaurant and Country music venue, featuring delicious home-cooked specialties from hickory smoked meats, sausages, macaroni and cheese and fresh breads to yummy chocolate chip banana pudding. Fun! $-$$

Artisan Foods, Bakery and Cafe (new to the area and everything is fresh and delicious!)1169 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-1169; Fax (770) 998-1171
Tues. – Sat., 7 am – 4 pm, serving breakfast and lunch
These graduates of the Art Institute of Atlanta and have now opened their own place to showcase their culinary talents. Artisan Foods fills the former Mittie's Tea Room space on Canton Road in Roswell. the food is fresh delicious and artful..they work really hard to give you their best

Diesel Pizza and Pub (yes this is the sister rest to the one of the same name in Va Highland)994 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 641-1080

The Roswell Teahouse (adorable!)
108 Magnolia Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 643-5813
Fax: (770) 592-8868
Tues. - Sat, 11:30 am - 4 pm
A teahouse with healthy flair. Choice of 60 different loose-leaf teas and a wide selection of cast-iron teapots and accessories. Lunch and afternoon tea. Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. $$

Clays' Cafe (what a cute spot)
982 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-1573
Cute little coffee shop tucked away in Roswell..yummy cakes and and sandwhiches. The patio is great in the summer wi-fi

FEATURED HOT SPOT FOR JULY: Will @ Urban Body Studios

OMIGOD..this man is a miracle worker...he's a massage therapist extraordinaire..there's nothing your girl loves more than a spa visit...and the benefits of a relaxing massage is not only therapeutic but essential for balance in this very hectic life we live...from bad posture due to hunkering over a computer screen all day...sports injuries...or the everyday stress of walking in high heels...ladies and gents alike can benefit from massage therapy...if you have back, hip, neck or chronic pain in other areas massage therapy may just be the answer to all your ailments....

Urban Body Studios is located conveniently right off PONCE DE LEON..behind "Paris on Ponce" and across from City Hall east...Urban Body is one of the area's premier workout don't be surprised if you see local celebrities and sports stars there...and they have a full array of classes, a full service gym with personal trainers....and next door is the salon and spa....AHHHHH amazing! the salon has hair and facial services and on the reason for this post MASSAGES!

If it's your first time don't be shy! Tell Will and he will make your experience a definite must do again...i love Will's professionalism..and his massage therapy room is private, soundproof and the music is created to put you in a soothing napping only uses the best...and has the most extensive array of aromatic oils i've ever encountered...his table is heated for those cold phobes like myself and his technique is is the best i've experienced in my travels around the states and the carribean in search of perfection in a Spa visit...i am unabashedly addicted to massages so i speak with authority..RUN DON'T WALK to see Will....and tell him ATLBROWNGIRL is singing his praises from the roof! You will thank me for this i

Will Humphrey
Urban Body Studios Spa and Salon
730 Ponce de Leon Place
spa and salon

Monkey Joe's Madness there such a thing as Parent Nirvana? I believe Monkey Joes is wi-fi..available terminals to log in if you are without your and snacks cream for the kiddes and BEST OF for those rambunctious rascals to run and play rain or shine....what bliss...they are open from morning to nite and the staff are all friendly and amenable to kids running and playing with reckless abandon...It is the premier jumpy place in the area and enough locations to please even the most discriminating Suburban Mom....if you have a kid from 5-9 yrs old who is full of energy there is no better place to while away a Saturday or Sunday afternoon..Be sure you tell them ATLBROWNGIRL sent you by!

4023 Lavista Rd Ste 230
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 270-6292

700 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 200
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 381-0400

5805 Statebridge Rd. Ste. 600
Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 497-9887

2283 Browns Bridge Road Ste. 1
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 536-0200

5055 Post Rd.
Cumming, GA 30040

7442 Douglas Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
(770) 577-6446

182 Banks Crossing
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(770) 461-7529

Barrett Parkway
50 Barrett Pkwy. Suite 111
Marietta, GA 30066
(770) 792-2244

1152 Auburn Road, Bldg 4
Dacula, GA 30019
(770) 682-5437

354 Newnan Crossing Bypass Suite A
Newnan, GA 30265
Coming Soon

Warner Robins
4993 Russell Pkwy. Suites 370-410 & 520-570
Warner Robins, GA 31088
(478) 333-6336

2453 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 507-5480

368 Fury's Ferry Rd Suite 2
Martinez, GA 30907
(706) 922-5867