Monday, January 16, 2012

Eating in Atlanta

I had a great weekend.

Saturday I got to hang out with my BFF all day.  We ate lots of food, had smoothies, did some shopping (or "looking" in my case), and simply enjoyed the chance to catch up in person.  A great day.

Sunday Mr. Biz and I had planned to spend some time at a park and then get some coffee from the Bux, but last minute he decided to get spontaneous.  Instead of our more typical date, after church we went down to the ATL (that's how the cool kids say Atlanta) to get some brunch at Ria's Bluebird.  It was awesome to do something entirely spur of the moment.  It's easy to do the same thing over and over, so it was cool to spice it up a bit. 

Secondly, Ria's was awesome.  The atmosphere was so hipster-y, and Lord knows we all want to be hipsters.  We ate in the enclosed patio with mismatched tables & chairs and graffiti covering the walls.  We both got pancakes, although the waiter called mine "candy cakes" because I got them with chocolate chips.  Mr. Biz got some soysage with his and we shared some skillet potatoes (DELISH).  We will definitely make our way back there soon.  I think we both want to try the breakfast burrito and possibly the fish & grits. 


Long story short, this weekend was a lot of fun.  I had a great time with two of my favorite people and I got to eat at a super awesome diner.  I highly recommend heading to the Grant Park area of Atlanta to check out Ria's Bluebird. 

Our list of restaurants to check out in Atlanta is slowly getting longer.  Do you have any we should add?  Some of the ones we're already planning on are The Vortex, Holeman and Finch Public House (for the famous burgers), West Egg, and a couple others. 

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P.S.- Major props to Mr. Biz for the idea to go to Atlanta on a whim.  That guy is awesome, in case you didn't already know.


  1. ooooooh ben and i LOVE ria's bluebird! in the mornings it always has a super long wait but we like sitting on the bench with our coffees people watching. plus the food is always a-mazingly delicious.

    add the flying biscuit to your list (esp. if you like ria's). fellini's pizza is a classic favorite. alon's bakery (in virginia highlands) is always a lot of fun, plus virginia highlands is just a cute little area to walk around. and cafe intermezzo is a snazzy place for drinks and desserts.

    those are my recommendations. i also think vortex is over-rated but it's worth the one time experience. just because you have to.

  2. El Myr at Little 5 Points has AMAZING nachos.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions, ladies! Jordyn, we've actually both been to the Vortex before, but we wanted to try it again. It's true that it is quite the experience.