Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter of our Discontent. Hear from Atlanta Writers at the Goat Farm: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On Wednesday, sit in on a reading from the Write Club of Atlanta at the Goat Farm.  Start with breakfast at Rise-N-Dine.  Then see works by Stephen Marc at the Emory Visual Arts Gallery.  Then lunch in Virginia Highland at Genki sushi.  Then see Anna Karenina at Tara.  Finish up the night with dinner at Antico Napoletana, and Winter of Our Discontent at the Goat Farm.  A day full of art and good food.

Here's what you do Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Head to the Goat Farm Wednesday Night for Winter of Our Discontent, Selected readings from Atlanta writers.
The Write Club of Atlanta (get it?) is hosting Winter of Our Discontent, a night of readings from some of Atlanta's best up and coming writers.  Readers include Johnny Drago, Kat Greene, Jared Kelley, Jason Mallory, Julian Modugno, Rob Mosca, and Jayne O'Connor.  Tickets are $10.  The event starts at 8.

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Here's what you do Wednesday

First:  Breakfast at Rise-n-Dine.  A great breakfast in the Emory area.  Check out this blog on it from the AJC.  It's really an interesting take on healthy breakfasts that we can get behind.  Go with the Pangaea as suggested, and get some berries.  So good for you!  $15 per person.

Rise-n-Dine gives you a health, tasty breakfast that goes against the grain. 

Second:  See Relative Connections at the Emory Visual Arts Gallery.   From the Gallery:
"Stephen Marc is a contemporary American griot who uses photography to construct thematic mélanges of metaphor and memory. His images weave more than 500 years of African American life, history and culture into a digital quilt comprised of family snapshots, photographs of historical sites, documents and other remnants alongside modern cultural references. Woven together, Marc’s images create powerful narratives that obviate the boundaries of time and space, which converge to produce moving and evocative commentaries."
Free to the public.

Stephen Marc's work is on display at the Emory Visual Arts Gallery.

Third:  Lunch at  Genki Sushi in Virginia Highland hits the spot.  Have the super crunch roll, or the some unagi and spicy tuna and salmon nigiri.  Their ginger is awesome!  Have a sapporo too.  Pairs perfectly.  ($ - $20 per person). 

Fourth: A little Tolstoy in the Afternoon?  Anna Karenina is on at Tara at 1.  From the movie's producers:  
"The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Atonement,' is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard ('Shakespeare in Love'). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her."
$10 per person.

Fifth:  Nap time.  A Wednesday afternoon nap is perfect.

Sixth:  Have an early dinner at Antico Napoletana.  Go at 6 to make sure you have time to get to Winter of our Discontent.

First, Antico doesn't sell wine, but they freely allow you to bring it to dinner.  Go get a good bottle at Mac's on your way.  Mac's has a highly educated staff of wine guys that can really help you out.  Try to get a good brunello, sangiovese, or valpolicella.  Also, get some plastic wine glasses with stems.

Atlanta's hottest pizza place, Antico brings a whole new dimension to rustic dining.  Here's what you do.   First, find parking.  On week nights, you have a good chance of getting a spot either in their small parking lot in front of the place, or across the street in the gravel lot.  If that doesn't work out, try parking on Ethel.  Make sure not to go too far into Home Park (east on Ethel).  You need a permit. 

Antico Napoletana, Artisanal pizza with a whole lot of charm
Walk into the non-descript store front and order your pizza at the counter.  Then, walk on back into the pizza kitchen where they have wood benches and high tables.  Find a seat, pour some wine, sit back and take in the smells, sights, and sounds as the team of pizza chefs go about their work of making your pizza. 

Antico makes pizza in the verace artignale style (true artisan).  They use refractory sorrento stone pizza ovens rolling along at 900 degree temps to slightly char the thin crust pies, which are topped with hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella di bufulata cheese from Campania, the best extra virgin olive oil, and lots of different toppings, all from Napoli.  Try the margherita - add pepperoni to it for some spice.  They'll bring you your pizza as soon as its ready.  Dig in!    ($ - $20 per person including wine).

Finally:  Winter of our discontent.  Hear what Atlanta writer's have to offer.  $10 per person.

Book Keeping

For two people:

  • Rise-n-Dine: $30.
  • Stephen Marc: $Free
  • Genki: $40
  • Anna Karenina: $20
  • Nap: $Free
  • Antico: $40
  • Winter of Our Discontent: $20

  • Total: $150

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    Carbon Footprint:

    Today's full day plan can take up to about 18 miles of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.  The 18 miles equates to about 14 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 2 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  
    18 miles of driving
    14 pounds of carbon dioxide
    2 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

    Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas?  Check out this article at

    1 comment:

    1. Love reading "War and Peace", but I did not like "Anna Karenina" - too verbose! I think that I would enjoy the movie, though, since I am quite sure it was "edited" - lol!!