On January 18, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:There is one supreme spot that Atlanta recognizes as the absolute best when it comes to pizza. While nothing quite matches its perfection, there are a few other pizza restaurants worth mentioning.
Antico Pizza Napoletana. Hands down, Antico’s standing-room-only restaurant in West Midtown is the best slice in the city. Serving Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, owner Giovanni Di Palma, does not cut corners in making this the most authentic pizza outside of Italy.
Ammazza. Opening Fall 2012, the casual pizzeria focuses on Italy’s Campania region, using high-quality ingredients from both European and local artisans in its wood-fired pies.
Double Zero. Named for the very specific grade of flour used in making its pizza dough, Double Zero serves incredible slices using the freshest ingredients around.
STG Trattoria. Serving classic pizza in a communal setting, STG Trattoria is quickly gaining a loyal following since opening April 2012. It’s a welcome addition to the Buckhead neighborhood.
On January 17, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:Women in Atlanta have perfected the art of looking good and it starts with the tresses. Here’s a quick list of the best salons.
Vis-A-Vis. Owner and stylist Jeffrey McQuithy’s client roster is a who’s who of Atlanta. But, like any good stylist, he’d never spill the beans on just whose locks we can lust after. Trust us that many powerful women in the city have him saved in their contacts.
Salon Vagabond. The Aviary, the eco-beauty hub that houses Salon Vagabond, is one of the only places in the city for non-toxic hair color. Its edgy vibe and expert stylists make it a favorite for hip in-towners.
Jon David Salons. For more than 15 years Jon David worked at Van Michael Buckhead until branching out with his own space in the Old Fourth Ward. His affordable rates, great cuts, lovely color, and good conversation are why he has such a loyal following.
Drybar. When what you want is a good blowout and nothing more, look no further than Drybar. With cheekily named styles like the Cosmo and the Mai Tai, the national chain thankfully has an outpost in Buckhead.
On January 17, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:With companies like Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, and Newell Rubbermaid all headquartered out of Atlanta, chances are you need a great restaurant to take a meeting. These won’t disappoint.
JCT Kitchen. Lunchtime at JCT Kitchen can be a who’s who of Atlanta. On any given day the dining room is a powerful scene of business-types noshing over fried chicken salads.
Olmsted. Only open for brunch, lunch, and private events, Olmsted is the perfect spot to eat while doing business. Its menu is solid with great lunchtime choices of salads, soups, entrees, and sandwiches.
Bistro Nikko. The incredible service and casual French fare at Bistro Nikko make it a popular choice for the business lunch meeting. Its location in Buckhead is perfect for many of the nearby office towers.
Bone’s. Five days a week from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. the institution known as Bone’s serves lunch. Because nothing says power lunch quite like cutting into a steak, it’s a sure winner.
On January 17, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:The bar scene in Atlanta has always been a tough nut to crack. It’s only been in recent years that craft cocktails became common vernacular. Here are a handful of spots we recommend.
Krog Bar. Kevin Rathbun might be best known for his restaurants, but his quaint space, Krog Bar, is a favorite. A wine list featuring Spain’s finest top the menu with small plates rounding it out.
Proof & Provision. Dubbed a “community drinkery,” P&P is located in the basement of Atlanta’s most historic hotel, the Georgian Terrace. This hide-a-way serves handcrafted cocktails in a fantastic setting.
Barcelona Wine Bar. For a fabulous wine list and excellent patio, Barcelona Wine Bar in Inman Park fits the fill. Its rustic interior and always packed bar give it a lively vibe, perfect for unwinding.
The Tavern at Phipps. If you want a bustling scene of attractive professionals mingling in Atlanta, look no further than the Tavern at Phipps. The Tavern is a great spot for singles.
On January 17, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:Shopping in Atlanta for some could be considered a competitive sport. The city boasts some of the best boutiques and retail spaces in the Southeast. Here are the best of the bunch.
Phipps Plaza. The shops at Phipps showcase the most coveted items in the city. From Jeffrey, to Bottega Veneta, to Michael Kors, to Gucci – some of the most well known designers have a presence here.
Lenox Square. Atlanta’s most buzzed-about indoor shopping area has everything from department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus, to specialty shops like C. Wonder, Kiehl’s, and Madewell.
Shops Around Lenox. Atlanta’s own clothing designer, Bill Hallman has a studio and boutique within the Shops Around Lenox. After browsing there, head to neighboring gems like Cosabella, Tootsies, Deka, and Fab’rik,
Virginia Highland District. Locals head to the Highlands for the best in boutique shopping. With unique shops ranging from the food-lover’s paradise, Bella Cuicina Porta Via, to the best clothing to choose from at stores Meringue, Mitzi and Romano, and Dakota J’s, this outdoor district is worth a stroll.
On January 16, 2013Dana Hazels Seith answered the question:There are plenty of activities to fill your day in Atlanta. Here are our favorites.
Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The unifying civil rights leader had deep roots in Atlanta. The MLK Jr. historic site showcases the birth home, church, and tomb of the Rev. Dr. King.
Hit the Silver Comet Trail. Walk, run, or bike a portion of the scenic Silver Comet Trail. The 61.5-mile trail begins just outside of Atlanta in the suburb of Smyrna, and ends at the Georgia-Alabama state line.
Tour Buford Highway. If you’re craving an adventure and exotic eats, foodies in the know head to Buford Highway. The dense area is populated with the city’s best Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Cuban, and more.
Stroll through Piedmont Park. Atlanta’s version of New York’s Central Park is Piedmont Park. The park, located in the heart of Midtown, is a popular spot for outdoor fun. Bocce, tennis, and basketball courts, a dog park, and fishing pond make it a heavily utilized greenspace.
Take in the view from a restaurant patio. Atlanta is a food-centric town and most restaurants have lovely patio sections. Even in the colder months, most have heated outdoor space perfect for lingering. It is the South, after all … stay a while.