Though now back in my home sweet home city of NYC for the summer months, I’m taking it back a couple of weeks (call it, “Life (sort of) Lately”) to when my parents joined me in Atlanta for a weekend in the South. So I ended the semester on a touristy note, showing them all my favorite sights and bites along the way.
We started at The High Museum of Art, where we sat on rainbow rope structures outdoors, and marveled at the modern design and works indoors.
Next we hopped over to Piedmont Park. A quick walk around the lake — interspersed with seated stints under shady trees — proved the perfect afternoon activity.
We also got to walk through all my favorite areas, including Little Five Points, Virginia Highlands, Decatur, Inman Park, and parts of the BeltLine.
Indeed, all this touring –> hungry bellies, which we happily tended to. Highlights included:
From JCT Kitchen, a special starter of chilled watermelon slices paired with ricotta cheese and house-cured prosciutto (not pictured).
From MetroFresh, a multitude of salads, including the summer fruit medley and kale / plum / walnut salad above. We also tried their “strawberry caprese” (strawberries, cucumbers, mozzarella cheese) and tuna salads.
From Buttermilk Kitchen, a magical breakfast sandwich of fried eggs, crispy bacon, spinach, pickled green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and lemon mayo on a crusty ciabatta roll. Plus a hashbrown cake, plus fresh-squeezed orange juice, plus a licked-clean plate.
From No. 246, this bubbly pizza topped with fontina cheese, prosciutto, roasted grapes, arugula, and a balsamic reduction. We also tried their “award winning meatballs” and shrimp scampi. All 10’s, all delicious.
Somehow we managed to roll ourselves onto the plane back to New York, just in time for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend, and all the soon-to-be-summer goodness that awaits. Check back soon for more of Life Lately!