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Atlanta - 3 Days to Chow. Help?

wafflepunk | Sep 16, 2007 10:28 PM

Hey everyone, my girlfriend and I are heading up to Atlanta from Tallahassee this weekend to celebrate an anniversary and we're looking for some places to eat, socialize and enjoy the city life for a couple of days. She's got a room booked somewhere in Buckhead ( but won't let on as to which hotel ) so I've been doing most of my research centered around that general side of town. Of course we won't be afraid to make a cross-town drive when necessary though either. I'd like to assemble a small portfolio of options for food, drinks and other entertainment for us to choose from as our plans evolve. We'll be getting in around mid afternoon Friday and leaving sometime Monday. These are some of my considerations so far, what should I know about them and where else should I be looking into?

------General Entertainment-------

Georgia Aquarium -
This is a must for her. We'll probably go Friday night, I hear there's a Jazz artist playing and cocktails to boot!



Canoe -
Looks beautiful inside and out, menu looks nice.

Atlanta Fish Market -
More interested in their oysters and shellfish than anything else. Maybe go for lunch or appz?

MF Sushi Bar -
Having grown up in Hawaii, their sushi looks to be the real deal. The price doesn't concern me. Is there better sushi in town?

Element -
We were supposed to be in Chicaco and go to Alinea over the summer. We didn't make it. Anywhere else in ATL for molecular gastronomy?

Ecco -
Nice looking atmosphere, decent menu. Go?

Sweetwater Brewing Company -
Hear this place is a good time to just hang out, drink their great beers ( big fan of Sweetwater ) and take the tour when they offer it ( maybe Friday afternoon ).

Hae Woon Dae -
I'm interested in trying out some ethnic cuisine while we're in the city. She's not into African/Indian. and I've traveled extensively throughout Europe, so this Korean place looks like a nice change of pace. Any thoughts?

Co'm Vietnamese Fusion -
Same as above, but we love Vietnamese food. Thoughts?

Bacchanalia -
Worth the hype?

Aria -
Worth the hype?

Others -
Bluepointe, Chops, Restaurant Eugene...not too interested, but always open minded. Am I missing a diamond in the rough?

----------Late Nite / Dessert---------------

Pura Vida -
Are there any great tapas bars in ATL? How's this one?

Cafe Intermezzo -
I think I have to check this place out, if for nothing else than coffee and a dessert

Others -
Bars, late nite hangs?


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