According to me, this is what (all) Sundays should (always) look like:
Fortunately, mine did. It all started at a secret coffee shop that’s perched overlooking the Chattahoochee River. With wrap-around decks and riverside seats for basking in the sweet Atlanta sun, this place proved my ideal study spot.
The little oasis was the kind of place that described the Counter Culture Coffee blends on offer as possessing “notes of sundried tomatoes” and “syrupy” flavors. I simply pointed to the darkest roast I could discern and called it a day. “Notes of molasses and white pepper,” indeed. Jokes aside, the coffee was delicious.
From there, friends and I made our way to an oldie but goodie, Yeah! Burger, in Atlanta’s West Midtown area. Having packed a veggie burger for lunch earlier, I opted for my favorite salty side snack: crispy, roasted brussels sprouts topped with soft whipped goat cheese. Yep.
We walked our way across the complex’s train tracks, and made a beeline for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, where customers wait on lengthy lines for good reason; the ice cream shop offers flavors like Toasted Brioche with Butter and Jam, Seven Layer Bar, and Brown Butter Almond Brittle that are well worth the splurge.
Though I’ve taste-tested a handful of the varieties listed above, my heart belongs to Dark Chocolate and The Buckeye State (salted peanut butter ice cream laced with chocolate crunchies).
All in all, a superbly spent day that squashed any and all possible Sunday blues.
Can I get a do-over on this one?