I was treated to this restaurant on 3 occasions now. There was one time when the Spinach/cheese with chip Appet. came out later than the meal, but they removed it from our tab, so that didn't turn out so bad. The food is pricey, but I think it's pretty good. However, i think the best part is the atmosphere. It's very relaxing being there, like in a lodge in wyoming or colorado. We call it the "mini-vacation" I had the same server on 2 occasions and he was great, big guy, brown hair and glasses, about 27 years old or so, i don't remember his name (james??) anyhow, he was really great, not too pushy, not too slack, just right. I recommend this place to anyone who's got the dough to spend.
They roast really good coffee/espresso beans. I think this crew really takes their time with what they are doing, and so far the people I've met there have been good, down-to-earth, knowledgeable people, that have a passion for good coffee. I love that they are fair trade only, and help to raise awareness for others. They have done an amazing job training coffee shop owners and Barista's on the art of making good quality drinks, and they do it with a smile. Special thanx to them, for heightening my awareness, and sparking a bigger interest with me. They produce the best coffee I have ever had.
It isn't my favorite Sushi place as far as quality, but... that's not to say the quality is bad, because it isn't. It's actually pretty good sushi, and the location is great. I like places you can walk to as oposed to driving to, and this spot is right in Little 5pts. They're always playing good musik, and I've always had friendly service. (but there was this one time that the waitress we had was kinda flighty, and some of the food we never even got, i think she might have been on pain pills, so you never know the scoop there, although it looked like she was limping some too) I definately recommend Sweet Lime, great place to start the night off, and kind romantic too.
I had Vivan do two small tattoo's for me, at two different times, and I have no regrets. The ink on both still look great, and I had a good experience both times. My only advice to anyone getting a tattoo is eat something before you go, and bring a coke or a candy bar with you to snack on, specifically if you have a tendency towards being anemic. (by the way Vivan, 'great catch') Funny story. --The guys there are great, and Sacred Heart has a lot of talent behind their doors, I reccomend them to anyone. :)
I love the neighborhood, I love the Cafe atmosphere, and I love their coffee. I had a great Iced mocha, and in the past I've had great drip coffee, and hot mochas here. It's in Little 5pts. in Atlanta, off Euclid. I think it has free wifi... pretty sure i saw that sticker on the door, and they play really good music inside. The staff has always been very nice, and laid back, and the crowd is the same. I really like this cafe, right down to the art on the walls!
I took some clothes to another spot like this once, and apparently they thought my taste sucked... although many of the items still had price tags, and were cool enough. I went to Psycho Sisters though, and they loved the stuff. I guess it was more urban items as opposed to polo shirts, and gap items, so they enjoyed the vintage "aardvarks sanfrancisco" shirt that was in the bunch, and bought up a lot of my skirts and odd jewlery and belts. A very eclectic store, and the girl at the counter was really nice, and even gave me a tip of coming back down in the fall and she'd be interested in some of the jackets i had brought (i was there in spring) I got a fair deal for a trade in value, and I got some new stuff, it was great. I love the little 5 pts. neighborhood, as it used to be my own, and I'll always support the local businesses. This one is great. I know now they have a few locations, but this is the only one I've had a chance to go to, but I'm sure the others are just as good.
I have some friends that have a house just down the road from this spot, so my friend Angela and I went one night and ate waaay too much pizza and salad. The experience was great as far as atmosphere, and lighting, and the pizza was really really good. I didn't eat a salad, but my friend did. Later she got really really sick, and ended up having food poisoning, of some sort, which we're pretty sure was from her salad, since we had gotten a medium pizza which we shared and i never got sick. It was the first thing and only thing she had eaten that day, so we think the lettuce must have been bad. It's a shame she got sick from it, cause it's a good spot, and I like it. She'll never go back though she says, because she wonders how the food is kept. I think sometimes things like this can happen though, and it was a rare thing for that restaurant I'm sure. I still would recommend it.
A bunch of pool tables, a full bar, dart boards, casino machines, and a juke box, ...what more could you ask for in a local bar. I love the name also, and the staff there is always very nice, laid back, and accomodating. The girls who I believe own it, are very friendly, and have helped me a lot with a couple of parties i hosted there. They have pretty good bar food, and will even cater your party with bite-sized sandwiches and what-not. It gets pretty packed on a weekend night after about 9 p.m., and parking in that shopping center could be a hassle, so I always recommend parking on a side residential street, like on 8th street or Virginia Ave. It's a really great locals spot, and in a good area, near piedmont park, the theater, and just upstairs from Apres Diem (another great spot) I will always recommend the Independent to anyone looking for a fun night.
It isn't my favorite place, but it's in a great spot. One day it was raining in the park so my friend rahsaan and I decided to head inside to not get wet. We sat near the fireplace to dry off, and then decided to sit at the bar for a minute till it calmed down. To our surprise the friendly bartender said, "when it rains, we pour one-dollar draft beer" FANTASTIC! it was a great way to pass the rainy time. I had two beers for a buck, and they were great too. They have a brewery on site that we looked around at. The atmosphere isn't what i would normally choose, but it wasn't bad, and the staff was very nice, even to a couple soaking wet buddies off the street. I read some of the reviews about how it must be the restaurants fault that someone had their car broken into... what idiot leaves something valuable in their car in any city street and then blames someone else when they get popped? Not to go off on a tangent, but I hate those kind of people, because that's what is starting to make atlanta so boring... the gentrified neighborhoods, and cookie-cutter condo lifestyle that's been infesting cool atlanta neighborhoods. They create those places so the terrified suburbanites will feel more comfortable and want to move back downtown.... I wish they would just stay in Cobb county and stop putting up such a fuss for something that was their fault anyhow.
I had lived in Atlanta (downtown) for Years before I knew there was more than one "Varsity". I was headed to the Tara theater one day, and I looked over and low and behold, another Varsity "Junior" It to me was about the same food quality as the big one, i noticed no difference. Just a different environment. A little cleaner I guess, and less cool. I don't eat hot dogs anymore, but I ate one here, and it was fine. They didn't call it a naked dog though, although that is what i ordered. Part of what you go to the varisty for is to hear someone say "naked dog" and i was a little dissappointed that i didn't get that. the experience was sorta like a movie sequal that wasn't as good as the first one.