Sunday, April 14, 2013

Eating our way through Atlanta

The last few weekends have been FULL of killer Atlanta restaurants. Our good friend Daniel came in town a few weeks ago, and we knew we had to nail the food. Which unfortunately got us on a new restaurant rampage, as we started to feel embarrassed at how few of Atlanta's restaurants we had actually tried. So here is a glimpse of some of the great food (and Spring happenings) that we've had in the last 3 weeks!

First up with Daniel was Barcelona Wine Bar, where we had chorizo with sweet and sour figs, sauteed shrimp, hanger steak with truffle sauce, churros and wine. Tapas restaurants are hard to beat, but you wouldn't hate yourself if you had a snack before hitting Barcelona Wine Bar. The food was out of control good, just not as plentiful as you'd hope.

Next up was Heirloom Market BBQ for lunch Saturday, sushi at Zest for dinner, and a burger at Farmburger on Sunday for lunch. I seriously thought I would explode after all of that food. We did all go on a run that afternoon, so all was not lost.  

The following weekend we found the King of Pops while running the Atlanta Beltline. Then we had Moderna tacos with our sweet friends Daniel and Liz, and enjoyed lattes at Octane. Sunday we had Korean tacos at the Atlanta Food Truck Park, and another King of Pops. Because you can't beat a blueberry ginger popsicle EVER.

Since the weather has been amazing, I've been trying to take Lucy on a run every day. Yes I hate running, but I've gotten some good tips lately that make it a tiny bit more bearable. Sometimes we'll take Lucy to the park or the river to let her swim, which she thinks is greatest thing ever. She gulps the water, gallops up and down the banks, lays down on the bottom of creek, rolls in the mud, and eats all the leaves she can find. She's also been known to dig up an old hairbrush or tennis ball out of the mud. Those are special moments.

This past Friday we tried Baci in Brookhaven, then went to Noche for mojitos and a caramel corn sundae. Baci had great food, but it wasn't quite the experience we were hoping for...which is why we ended up at Noche for dessert and drinks. I'm convinced all of Atlanta was there taking shots.

Last night I had my 10 year high school reunion at Sweetwater Brewery, which was a combination of painfully awkward and incredible. I was so nervous I made Patrick give me a pep talk in the car, which consisted of "Well, at least you can always focus on drinking beer if things get too weird." But the thing is, I hate beer. So the encouragement kind of sucked. 

I will say that it was fun to catch up with old friends, and even continue the party at Marlow's Tavern with a couple that we found to be our 'home base' throughout the night. At these awkward events, a home base is imperative. So cheers to Kassandra and Sean for making it a great night!

This morning we had brunch at Sun in my Belly and this was the absolute WINNER of all the restaurants we visited in the last few weeks. Great atmosphere, coffee, decor and food. I was in instagram heaven. 

And last but not least, my favorite picture from the weekend:

Love love.


Anna said...

I'm in love with Sun in my Belly! It's like Pinterest come to life!

Natalie @ Fresh Life Findings said...

Oooh you are making me miss Atlanta! I haven't visited SO many of these places and wish I had. I've heard amazing things about Sun in my Belly and now you are making me want to make a special visit just to try it! Love your pictures.

Mary said...

Ahhh Natalie please come back! Anna and I will drop everything to enjoy time with you. ;)