Category Archives: Atlanta

Farewell Hotlanta

On my last day in Atlanta, my taxi driver/local guide turned me on to this sort of Farmers Market/Granville Island collection of food and shops called Curb Mart. Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. Wouldn’t you?   For my last meal in … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Silver Skillet and Art

I had the next day off for sightseeing. Alatese and I started the morning off at the Silver Skillet. As I often do when traveling, I visited the art museum. They had a great collection of marble and of folk … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Swimming with Sharks

After Fat Matts, Angy and I went to the Coca Cola Museum. It wasn’t very exciting, unless you’re a little kid or a Coca Cola fanatic. We did like the section where you could try Coke products from all over the … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

It was raining and so we took a cab to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack even though my guy wasn’t around. Open since 1990, the little rib shack is open late and has live music. The room is cozy in that … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Papadeaux

Tuesday we all headed down to Papadeaux in Marietta. It was kind of corporate, but I am not going to be too picky when it comes to getting a taste of New Orleans. Plus it had all the requirements for … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Blended or On the Rocks

There was quite a buzz around town about the newly opened Mexican restaurant, No Mas. Even Alatese, my taxi driver had suggested we check it out. But i come from Los Angeles, land of burritos, and I couldn’t imagine a … Continue reading

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Hotlanta Max Lager’s

Monday night there was going to be a birthday party for a friend of mine. I hadn’t heard from anyone, so after awhile I gave up and went to a nearby brewery that had piqued my interest. I had been eating so … Continue reading

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Hotlanta Monday: Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles

Gladys Knight and Ron Winans opened their Chicken & Waffles with her son Shanga Hankerson. Shanga, who started out working in his father’s butcher shop, continues the tradition today. The decor is upscale coffee shop, and the clientele is diverse, from tourists to … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Varsity Drive-In

 After such a long day I was feeling a little peckish. We pulled up to the Varsity . According to the website, “The World’s Largest Drive-in sits on more than two acres and can accommodate 600 cars and over eight hundred people … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Sunday in the Park with Georgia

Sunday I had a run of luck. After visiting the Aquarium I heard the faint strains of music coming from Centennial Park. I followed my ear and found an Arts Festival. People were spread out on a huge expanse of grass relaxing … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Under the Sea

Regular readers may have noticed that I love aquariums! Last week I happened to catch a show called “Really Big Things” about the Atlanta Aquarium. They have the largest tank in the West, maybe the world, and they are the … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Mary Mac’s

Sunday morning was my first real exposure to Atlanta. Everyone had told me I would be shocked by how friendly people were, but I’m so aggressively friendly myself I felt very much in my element. My cab driver, Alatese, and … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Walter’s Soulfood Express

I emerged from the airport into the heat of Atlanta and approached the taxi dispatcher, “Is a taxi or a town car more likely to stop somewhere to eat? “You wanna eat?” “Just you know, like a chicken shack or … Continue reading

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