Thursday, August 9, 2012

Castleberry Art Stroll: Friday, August 10, 2012

Here's what you do Friday, August 10, 2012.

Mosey down Peters St at the Castleberry Art Stroll Friday Night.  This piece is by Amanda Brown from her Hong Kong Light Show Collection at Artist Trifecta Gallery.  Amanda is one of those crazily interesting people.  She's currently on a trip around the world taking photos along the way.  Read about it here.
It's good to have history in a city.  To watch it evolve and get better.  In 2000 and 2001, I lived in Castleberry Hill.  In a loft that used to be a glass warehouse.  Back then, the neighborhood was just starting to become a neighborhood.  Faint stirrings of an art district could be seen if you really looked.  Flash forward 12 years and Castleberry has become THE art district in Atlanta.  Nothing has done more to make it that way than the Art Strolls.  Peters and Walker streets are opened to foot traffic and contemporary artists from around Atlanta all come to exhibit.  Galleries put up their best pieces.  Old buildings are suddenly alive with light and art and creativity.  The restaurants there fling open their doors and make welcome.   Go check it out on Friday night at 7-10.  Make sure to stop by the Elliot Street Deli & Pub's Iron Pour.  Ask for Joy.  Here's what she has to say:

"Join Joy & Pain Cooking at Elliott Street Deli & Pub's monthly Iron Pour. I'll be serving gourmet chili, a cold soup, & personal pizzas. The Elliott Street guys will have their usual tasty sammiches, a full bar, & live music. Please come out to support a fun & unique event & invite your friends!"

Go get in the artisitic spirit!  Of course, it's free to check it all out.  But, do yourself a favor and have some food and make an art purchase.  You'll cherish it forever.  ($about 20 per person for food & drink).

Check out the Iron Pour at the Elliot Street Deli & Pub, and have some good grub too!

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Here's what you do:

First: Breakfast at home is in order as you continue to read The Sun Also Rises from Thursday's Here's What You Do.  Ina Garten never disappoints.  Here's her recipe for breakfast bread pudding.  Livin the dream!  ($20 for ingredients)

Bread Pudding for breakfast!  It's so crazy it just might work!

Second: Olympic Torches.  Did you know the Atlanta History Center's Centennial Olympic Games Museum has the only complete collection of Olympic torches in the country?  Go check them out, and the rest of the history of the Olympics and the twisting tale of bringing the Olympics to Atlanta.  ($22 for two adults).

Third:  Have a burrito at the Sweet Auburn market at Bell Street Burritos.  Check this out:

"Owner Matt Hinton cooks up tacos, quesadillas, and especially burritos in the San Francisco style: a tender fresh flour tortilla wrapped around pintos and rice with your choice of additions: meats, green chilis, avocados, and more. Don't forget the green or red sauce, Hinton's homage to the famous (but now gone) burrito shop Tortillas. Add a Mexican coke and you're solid."
How could you go wrong?!  ($10 per person).

Have a burrito at Bell St. at the Sweet Auburn Market.

Fourth:  Go ahead and take a nap.  You deserve it!  Follow the perfect bed rules...

Fifth:  Have a little happy hour at home.  My friends Mike and Chera introduced me to this idea.  Just think.  You have the comfort of home.  You teach yourself to make fantastic drinks.  And, you save some money in the process. Genius!  For this first time, make yourself a manhattan.  Use rye. It's a great way to get your weekend started.  Here's a good recipe. 

Have a manhattan for at-home happy hour.

Finally:  It's Castleberry Time!

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast: $20
Olympic Museum: $22
Burrito: $20
Nap: $Free
Happy Hour:  Part of your at-home bar investment
Castleberry:  $40 - doesn't include art purchases.

Total: $102

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