Dating is tricky regardless of what kind of budget you're on, but things get really dicey when you're severely strapped for cash. (We're looking at you, gents.) So we've scoured Atlanta in search of creative romantic agendas that won't break the bank. These five date ideas for Atlanta will help you keep things lively, all the while making you look like a savvy, thoughtful champion. (Photo: Flickr user anemoneprojectors)
Whether you've recently been sacked or have always been cheap, getting stuffed or wasted for a dollar in Atlanta is deeply satisfying. If you don't know where and when to go, however, your dollar won't get you anything but dirty looks. To spare you that embarrassment, we've tracked down the best dollar deals in Atlanta. Happy hunting!
Well, here we go again with the annual list of fitness and financial goals--and the hope that 2011 will be the best year ever. While many of us barely make it out of January without falling behind on our lofty expectations, we want to provide a little inspiration that, yes, you can indeed give your life a boost in the fitness, food, fashion and culture departments, without losing time or (too much) money. There's no time like the present to start.
Junk food already tastes damn good, but when it's served up by folks typically associated with James Beard nominations, the usual accompanying addiction skyrockets. We aren't sure if anything good has resulted from the economy tanking, but this provides one redeeming aspect. From fried-chicken nights at Watershed to burgers at H&F (pictured), our calls for the best junk food, fine-dining style.
We think the best bars are ones that have a specific vision, bars that are simple and know their identity and place. While 2008 brought us the overuse of ?lounges,? thankfully the best bars in 2009 made super-strong statements and accomplished exactly what they were going for. Be it a super-club (Gold Room, pictured) or a dive bar/venue truly worthy of its East Atlanta address, here are our top 5 watering holes from 2009.
The holidays are all about thoughtful gifts, friendly cheer and good will towards men, but we?d like to take a second and highlight a personal favorite of the season: holiday cocktails! Rarely do we get the chance to sip mugs of hot spiced cider or booze-laced eggnog. So, for those looking for a little enhanced holiday cheer, we've got five spots currently dishing a plethora of seasonal happiness in a glass.
This year saw Atlanta's burger obsession hit a new level, a comical and delicious pizza war and Buford Highway's emergence as a serious ethnic haven. Attention wasn't just being dished to the expensive or gourmet. From cozy-cool tapas bars in Decatur (Iberian Pig, pictured) to a gastropub run by beer enthusiasts, we give you our top 10 new restaurants of 2009. And we don't mention ?locally sourced, Southern farm-to-table cuisine? once. Enjoy.
I don't like Taqueria del Sol. I know, I?m probably not an Atlantan since I hate the place that everyone thinks is the greatest invention since whoever coined the Locally Sourced-Southern-Farm-to-Table concept. But tacos are supposed to be simple--meat, onions and cilantro wrapped in dual corn tortillas. Instead, we've become accustomed to the Americanized versions, those trusty flour pockets stuffed with the likes of fried chicken and pork belly. For the real-deal experience, I've picked out five interesting tacos, done the proper way. And you can find all of them without going to Buford Highway.
Ah, New Year's Eve, our favorite excuse to dress up, go out and practice our rarely used taxi-hailing skills at two in the morning. Deciding on a proper evening agenda can be tough with the vast number of New Year's Eve parties out there, especially on a night when hitting multiple soirees is typically not an option. We've got New Year's Eve ideas, with details on 10 good calls for bidding farewell to 2010 and ringing in 2011, from formal all-inclusive bashes with famous bands to the legendary Peach Drop at Underground.
Fill in the blank: It's not an Atlanta holiday until ... Whatever your flavor, we've got 10 Atlanta holiday events worth checking out, from the roaring '20s-style decoration at Callanwolde (pictured), to ice skating in one of Atlanta's most luxurious hotels, to riding the Pink Pig.