We tried the Luckie Food Lounge after a visit to the World of Coke Museum just down the street. The restaurant was pretty new at the time, and it seems like they were still trying to figure out their look/vibe. It's a combination of fine dining restaurant and sports bar almost. The food was good, service was outstanding. I'd try it again.
I've been to many concerts at Chastain Park, and it's definitely my favorite venue in Atlanta. Nothing beats great music under the stars! Any complaints I have aren't with the venue, but the people who attend and end up talking over the artist performing. It would be nice to have a few more snack and beverage options for those concerts where tables/food aren't allowed.
This is a great local pottery painting studio. It's large and airy, with lots of windows and natural light. It's a great place for group events (or kids' parties, I imagine). It's pretty large compared to some of the others I've seen, and they have a selection of pieces you can paint to match.
I've never partaken of the "cafe" portion of this little spot, but can vouch for the gelato selection. They also have a small selection of gourmet coffee drinks that make it a perfect spot to stop in on an after dinner stroll around the Market Village.
I've been to Art & Soul a couple of times for small group events - they are very flexible to work with. They have a great selection of pieces you can glaze, at a variety of price points, so it's as affordable as you make it. The staff is good about offering tips and hints to make your piece come out beautifully.
While I've never eaten in at this location of Chin Chin, we order delivery from them fairly frequently. The restaurant is about a mile away, but no kidding, they actually got our food to us within 6 minutes once. It's consistently good, although just slightly higher priced than other local Chinese takeout/delivery.
Housed in what used to be a Winn Dixie, then a Save Rite grocery store, this "farmers market" offers an absolutely huge variety of fresh produce - things typically never seen in an American supermarket. There's also a great fresh fish selection, some of which is still swimming in tanks. They have Asian and Latin foods grouped by aisle, along with more typical American foods.
I just stopped in to see the goods at Go Fish yesterday after being tempted while window shopping after hours. I met Don, one of the owners, who explained the Go Fish concept - buy directly from artisans in other countries like Peru, India and Indonesia so that those people can be paid more and treated with guaranteed respect. I love the idea, and their goods are really cool, especially the jewelry. Highly recommend.
Fuego is a great place to meet up after work with friends if you are in the area. Most of the tapas are very reasonably priced, and I haven't found one yet that I was disappointed with. Love the chicken tortilla soup, the sweet potato fries and the beef empanadas!
This isn't your typical Mexican restaurant...more of a creative Mexican flare lent to food than straight up burritos, flautas, etc that you normally see. Fabulous fresh guacamole made tableside. Very good, and worth the extra expense - a nice place for a splurge.