Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Places where the (Straight) Chocolate Men Mingle

I'm spoken for :-)....however I have lots of girlfriends that ask me..where do the good chocolate men hang out? Well you know since I get around the city a lot I've noticed that there are some places that the fellas gravitate toward…so here's my picks…fellas if you beg to differ let a sista know and I will add your spots for the Best places Where the Fellas Hang:

The Barbershop @ the West End Mall

Busy Bee Café

Barleys esp Back in the Pool Room

Manhotspots like:
--Home Depot
--Publix and Kroger in the refreshing "spirits" aisle :-)

Luckie Lounge

South Dekalb Mall

Really cool chocolate sports bar on Camp creek

Strokers (ok stop giggling..there are lots of nice guys that come to this spot strictly for errra..the entertainment because they are single)

Cactus Car Wash on Ponce

Any event held by the 100 Black men of Atlanta

Events held at Morehouse including:
--Film Screenings
--Cultural events
--Political rallies

Any event held by the Kappas or Ques in Atlanta

TJ Maxx in the Men's section (esp the Buckhead location)

Perimeter Mall Food Court

Fox Sports Grill

Events held at:
--Alliance Theatre
--High Museum
--Woodruff Arts Center

Borders books in the Magazine section

The National Black Arts Festival - OMG it's a man candy store! :-)

Gladys Night's @ Stonecrest Mall

Cafe Circa on Edgewood Avenue

V-103 Car and Bike Show

The Velvet Room

Happy Hour @ Uptown Restaraunt downtown

All Syman Baby parties including the ones held at:
Taboo 2
Pearl Bistro
Echelon 3000

Ole Skool sundays @ Hairston's

Berean Church on Covington Highway in Stone Mountain

Jumpy places!

Everyone that knows me well knows i love myself a good jumpy place...i mean my little one loves a good jumpy play centers provide a safe and fun environment, with giant slides and themed areas, for your kids to bounce off their extra energy. they are perfect go-to spots during rainy, cold, or extra hot days so your kids won’t be stuck inside, doing handsprings off your a parent it is amazing..your kid runs around like a banshee, with reckless abandon (like a kid should be able to do from time to time)...and you get to sit, fart around on the computer using their free wi-fi..sip a latte and munch on kid snacks guilt free(yum!)...My 5 year old's eyes roll back in his head after a visit and it is Naptime USA on the car ride home..ahhhh..what better way to spend a weekend my gift to every mom with a an active toddler to around age 7 is run don't walk to my picks for the area's best!

Fave spots:

Monkey Joe’s
1019-B Collier Rd., Buckhead, 404-351-1818; 3190 Reps Miller Rd., Norcross, 770-734-9774; 700 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell, 678-381-0400; 5805 State Bridge Rd., Duluth, 770-729-1959; 7442 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, 770-577-6446; 50 Barrett Pkwy., Marietta, 770-792-2244.

1936 Briarwood Ct., Atlanta.

Jumping Jeronimo!
1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Ste. 240, Roswell

Jumpin’ Jamboree
2534 Royal Place, Ste. E, Tucker

Leapin Lizards Fun and Party Center
185 Sams Street Decatur Georgia 30030 404) 371-9700
Decatur’s brand new indoor play and party center featuring over 10,000 square foot of bouncing inflatables, giant slides, obstacle courses, toddler exploration area, concessions, two large private party rooms, free WI-FI and computer access.

Specialize in birthday parties

Pump It Up!
Cumming, 770-886-5151; Dallas, 678-309-1872; Marietta, 770-794-5867; McDonough, 678-432-2025; Suwanee, 678-714-4505. Open jump hours: Tues -Thurs 10-8 Mon Wed Fri 10-5 Sat/sun - private parties only

4479 Atlanta Rd., Smyrna
Open jump hours: Mon-tues 10-6 Wed-thurs 10-8 Fri 10-6 Sat/sun 9:30-11:30 (flunctuates according to party sked)

For the wee ones:
The Jumping Bean
504 Amsterdam Avenue Amsterdam Walk Atlanta GA 404.897.3646 A clean, colorful bounce house in midtown offers a nice alternative to the bigger chains. Very well suited to smaller kids.

Inflatable party rentals:

I've not been..but here they are fun!
Cream Puff’s Jumpy Place
610 B Patrick Industrial Dr., Winder (Off Highway 316).