Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Inside Broadway Tour

A huge part of NYC is Broadway.  The shows.  The Stars.  The old theaters.  The history.  Find out all about them on the Inside Broadway Tour.  A 1 hour 45 minute walking tour through the theater district, where your hosts will give you the inside scoop on Times Square and how it evolved from a horse trading district into the epicenter of theater, the auditioning process, hotspots and historical highlights and much more.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller is Walter Mitty, that fantasy-prone nobody that overcomes and finds himself.  Wearing director and lead hats, Stiller brings his trademark tangent-driven style to the film, which is a perfect match for Mitty's fantasy sequences.  In fact, Stiller takes it to a whole-nutha-level, where falcons of poetry and Benjamin Buttons abounds.  Go see it.  And bring a date!

Saving Mr. Banks

In 1941 Walt Disney made a promise to his daughters to make Mary Poppins.  Twenty years later he was still trying.  Tom Hanks (Disney) and Emma Thompson, who plays Poppins author P.L. Travers, battle over the movie rights, in this charming film that shows us the human story behind a beloved piece of film lore.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jerusalem: IMAX at Fernbank

A city of great mystery, great conflict, and great beauty. See the Atlanta premiere of Jerusalem at Fernbank. It's part of the Martinis and IMAX series. Perfect date activity.

Find out more: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/experience-imax/jerusalem/
Get tickets: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/experience-imax/jerusalem/
Address: 767 Clifton Rd NE, Druid Hills, GA, 30307, United States
Phone: 404.929.6400
Latitude: 33.774066
Longitude: -84.328407

Mandarin Orange French Toast at Norma's at Le Parker Meridien

Norma's is, of course, legendary for everything from people-watching to the over-the-top brunches. It's a tough choice between the macadamia pancakes and the mandarin orange French toast, but we are going with the latter because 1) there are delicious nut pancakes all over the city, and 2) we think the presentation of the French toast is totally up to par with the taste. Treat yourself.

Oysters and Creamy Mushroom Crostino at Marlow & Sons

A caveat and treat for Marlow & Sons is that the menu is changing daily. The oysters, however, are a staple. There are multiple varieties, and they are renowned among hipsters and connoisseurs alike. An incredible side is the crostino topped with a creamy mushroom spread. To add an entrée, we recommend the brick chicken.

Find out more: http://marlowandsons.com

Address: 81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249 (Between Berry and Wythe Streets)
Phone: (718) 384-1441
Latitude: 40.710686
Longitude: -73.965671

Crêpes Jambon Fromage at Buvette

Buvette is another one of those NYC staples where you just can't go wrong, but we have to recommend the crêpes. With its sister restaurant in Paris, you can feel comfortable with the creation delivered to your table, and our favorite comes stuffed with ham and brie. Pair with poached fruit for a twist on the standard breakfast side dish.

Find out more: http://www.ilovebuvette.com/

Address: 42 Grove St, New York City, NY 10014 (Between Bedford & Bleecker Streets)
Phone: (212) 255-3590
Latitude: 40.732591
Longitude: -74.004293

Ginger-Scallion Chicken and Brussels Sprouts at Ellary's Greens

Ellary's Greens prides itself of all organic, cage-free products with a heavy emphasis on rich vegetarian and vegan options. That being said, the Steamed Organic Chicken Breast with the ginger-scallion sauce is delightful. The brussels sprouts with roasted apples, hazelnuts, and verjus make a perfect side. The wine list is not long, but the organic theme continues, and there are enough choices to find a satisfactory pairing. If you're not feeling the wine, beer is available as well.

Find out more: http://www.ellarysgreens.com

Address: 33 Carmine Street, New York City, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 920-5072
Latitude: 40.730210
Longitude: -74.003238

Vegetable Brochette and Rillettes at the Station

The Station is a beautiful restaurant, full of streaming light, with a generous chef who often alters the Spanish, Italian, and Swedish fare on request. The culinary compositions are creative and craving-inducing. We recommend the Vegetable Brochette and the pork Rillettes, (pâté), though if a sinfully creamy burrata dish is available, feel free to choose that instead. Finish with the pear and mascarpone crêpe. Mmmmm. Open all day with lots of menu choices.

Find out more: http://www.stationnyc.com/

Address: 166 North 7th Street & Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 599-1596
Latitude: 40.717838
Longitude: -73.957770

Brioche Cinnamon Bun at Abraço

You can check out the image gallery on the website, but nothing can prepare you for the delicious aroma of baked treats and espresso at the Abraço Espresso Bar. It could be a bakery on its own without the exquisite coffee. We recommend the Brioche Cinnamon Bun and an espresso macchiato to kick start a splendid day in the city. Menus change regularly, but we are confident anything you find is worth the stop in. No tables, but cozy up to the bar and make a friend or two.

Find out more: http://www.abraconyc.com/

Address: 86 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 388-9731
Latitude: 40.727058
Longitude: -73.986163

Chausson aux Pommes at the Dominique Ansel Bakery

There's really so much to choose from on this incredible confectionery menu, but we are going to settle on the Chausson aux Pommes, otherwise known as an apple turnover. It's just oh-so flaky with, "juicy caramelized apple chunks." You can opt to add homemade jam or butter, too. Perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.

Find out more: http://www.dominiqueansel.com/

Address: 189 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 219-2773
Latitude: 40.725237
Longitude: -74.002918

Shrimp and Grits at Peels

It's nearly impossible to mess up shrimp and grits, and by the same token, it's unusual to find a truly remarkable entry. Try the effort at Peels. It's savory, with the shrimp cooked to perfection and the grits neither too creamy nor too dry. Pair it with a fresh fruit salad; the honey-lime-mint addition is a fine dressing to various seasonal fruit.

Find out more: http://www.peelsnyc.com/

Address: 325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003‎
Phone: (646) 602-7015
Latitude: 40.725636
Longitude: -73.991706

Lox Omelet at Katz's

Katz's has represented the quintessential NYC Jewish deli for more than a century. And it's well worth the price. The piling-it-high factor is legendary on their sandwiches, and you'll be thrilled to see the generous portion in the lox and onion omelet as well. Cash only, and don't lose your ticket.

Find out more: http://www.katzsdelicatessen.com/

Address: 205 E Houston St New York, NY 10002‎
Phone: (212) 254-2246
Latitude: 40.722283
Longitude: -73.987470

Braised Duck Hash For Two at Egg

We have a soft spot for creative breakfast recipes, and the Duck Hash at the Egg Restaurant hits the mark. From their website, "Braised duck leg seared with potatoes and green onions and served with 2 eggs any style." Yummy and original. Breakfast is served until 6pm daily, though they also offer other menus for lunch and the weekend. Walk-ins and cash only.

Find out more: http://www.eggrestaurant.com

Address: 135 North 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: (718) 302-5151
Latitude: 40.717026
Longitude: -73.959179

Buttermilk Biscuits at Clinton Street Baking

Clinton St. Baking Company has been recognized for everything from best biscuits to best brunches in NYC. And with good reason. Their goal is to make, "the best baked goods in the city, hand-mixed in small batches." While there are plenty of delicious items to choose from all day long - including their famous banana walnut, Main blueberry, or chocolate chunk pancakes, we recommend the buttermilk biscuit sandwich with melted cheese, tomato jam, and add the bacon. Served with hashbrowns.

Find out more: http://clintonstreetbaking.com/

Address: 4 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002 (between East Houston & Stanton)
Phone: (646) 602-6263
Latitude: 40.721096
Longitude: -73.983937

Mafe at Saloum

Finding exceptional restaurants that serve West African dishes we've come to love is always a delight. The peanut stew (mafe) at Saloum is a joy, and the name belies the beefy tomato-based broth and perfection of taste. Order with rice. You'll love it. Enjoy exploring the full menu. Very convenient to public transportation.

Find out more: https://foursquare.com/v/saloum/52a7489a498e363dd2ca0d6c

Address: 3835 White Plains Road, The Bronx, NY
Phone: (347) 697-7649
Latitude: 40.884662
Longitude: -73.862229

Mofongo at 188 Bakery Cuchifritos

In the world of subtly different Hispanic cuisines, an authentic mofongo is a dish not usually worth pursuing stateside. It is a plantain dish which can be combined with pretty much any other ingredients, and the result is usually edible - like generic cheese pizza - but not usually worth a special trip. The mofongo at 188 Bakery Cuchifrito's is an exception. They have taken the time to properly prepare the plantains with a mortar and pestle and there are plenty of toppings inlcuding cheese and chicharrones - fried pork rinds. The price is right for a late night dinner. Check it out.

Find out more: http://www.menuism.com/restaurants/188-bakery-cuchifritos-bronx-304031/online-menu

Address: 158 E 188th St, Bronx NY 10468
Phone: (718) 367-4500
Latitude: 40.861608
Longitude: -73.898195

Vietnamese Roast Pork at Saigon Market

In for a penny, in for a pound - or two. This deliciously simple roast pork is a breath of fresh air in a world of too many heavy-handed alternatives. Purchase this elegantly seasoned wonder by the pound and pair it with rice, sauce, and one of the creative yet traditional side dishes.

Find out more: http://www.saigonmarketnyc.com/restaurant/

Address: 2465 University Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10468
Phone: (718) 365-2573
Latitude: 40.864551
Longitude: -73.903819

Burek at Giovanni's

Never had burek? Here's the place to try it - though it may ruin you for any future sample. The 5$ lunch comes in spinach, cheese or beef wrapped in an exquisite shell of phyllo. The garlic and pepper are fresh and you may have to order seconds.

Find out more: http://www.giovannisrestaurant.net/home.html

Address: 2343 Arthur Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 933-4141
Latitude: 40.854491
Longitude: -73.888824

Monday, December 23, 2013

Heart and Soul at FAO Scwartz

It's been 25 years since Big hit the big screen.  And the piano scene from the move has gotten even bigger!  FAO Schwarz upgrades the piano almost yearly, and keeps it at the ready for the thousands of would-be soloists that flood through the doors.  Go bang out your rendition of chopsticks today!

Find out more: http://nypost.com/2013/12/07/fao-schwarz-piano-still-a-hit-25-years-after-hanks-movie/

Address:  767 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Phone:  (212) 644-9400
Latitude: 40.763674
Longitude: -73.97286

Black and White Cookie at Zabars

It's a NYC icon.  The Black and White cookie.  They're just one of the treasures at Zabar's - another NYC icon.  On the upper west side, Zabar's makes the perfect place to find provisions for a picnic.  Bagels, cream cheese, lox, pastries, cookies, pate, awesome bread.  Great coffee.  Grab what makes you happy enjoy them while taking a stroll to Central Park or the nearby Hayden Planetarium.

Find out more: http://zabars.com

Address: 2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 787-2000
Latitude: 40.784877
Longitude: -73.979565

Chris Botti at The Blue Note

Chris Botti is playing the legendary Blue Note this holiday season.  A trumpeter of the highest regard, Botti leads a stellar cast of talented musicians through this must-hear holiday show.  Catch the 8pm or 10:30pm show any night between December 23 and Jan 5.  Tickets are $40 for bar, and $75 for table.

Find out more: http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/index.shtml#December

Address: 131 W 3rd St, New York, NY
Phone: (212) 475-8592
Latitude: 40.730844
Longitude: -74.000668

A Concrete at the Shake Shack

The Concrete is THE desert to get at the Shake Shack.  Frozen custard mixed with a dizzing variety of toppings, it gets raves from all desert-o-philes.  Try out a Valrhona chocolate chunk, or a candy cane crunch.  Just awesome!

The Double at Shake Shack

A really good burger in the park is sometimes the best lunch going in NYC.  100% Angus.  Topped with fresh greens, beefsteak tomato, and cheddar.  The Shake Shack burger is legendary.  Take a table at one of their flagship location in Madison Square Park, order a burger and a shake, and you're good to go.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fresh bread at General Muir

Ever think there's gotta be something better than sliced wonderbread? Well there is, my friend. And it can be found at the General Muir. Their challah is as good as it gets. Go on a bread shopping spree today.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawn Tickets for the Atlanta Steeplechase

Atlanta's gentile answer to the Kentucky Derby, the Steeplechase is a Here's What You Do can't miss event.  Living Social has a deal right now on lawn tickets for the big event, which happens April 19,2014.  Get your tickets now.  It's a great deal.  $240 for 2 tickets to the fabulous Lawn Terrace on Sponsor Hill. Includes preferred parking, a pre-party including appetizers, beverages, and live music sponsored by Phipps Plaza and Celebrity Cruises.

Find out more: https://www.livingsocial.com/events/cities/34-atlanta/897820-ticket-package-to-atlanta-steeplechase
Get Tickets: https://www.livingsocial.com/events/cities/34-atlanta/897820-ticket-package-to-atlanta-steeplechase
Address: Gore Springs Road, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 404-237-7436
Latitude: 34.238839
Longitude: -85.026433

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Why did Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea win a Nobel Prize?  Why are authors always going on about rain, heart disease, Spring and the afterlife?  What makes a book good?  Thomas C. Foster tries to answer these questions and many more in How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Check out our review on our sister blog, The Ten Minute Savvy.

Find out more:  http://www.tenminutesavvy.com/2013/12/how-to-read-literature-like-professor.html?view=magazine

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club offers powerful and transformative performances from Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, acting as two sides of the same 1980s coin, as they struggle with AIDS and their dwindling existence. Be prepared for a gut wrenching story.

Find out more: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/movies/dallas-buyers-club-review-matthew-mcconaughey-is-oscar-worthy-1.6431651

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The critics range from calling it a place filler - between the first and third films in the trilogy - and calling it a masterpiece. All we know is that The Hobbit was a fantastic story when we were 10, and Director Jackson tells it well. Plus, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Khan on the new Star Trek movie) does the voice for Smaug. And that's good enough reason to check it out by itself.

American Hustle

American Hustle is generating a lot of Oscar buzz. Justin Chang of Variety says, "You've seen smoother, more elegant con movies than "American Hustle," but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining." It's an HWYD must do this season.

Find out more: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/mobile/m/american_hustle/?nopopup=true

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas with the ASO

Capture the spirit of the holidays with the Orchestra's iconic story of Christmas, created by the legendary Robert Shaw. A majestic cast of over 400 musicians brings to life the Greatest Story Ever Told.

Find out more: http://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2013-2014/Christmas-ASO.aspx
Address: 1314 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States
Phone: (404) 733-4900
Latitude: 33.789542
Longitude: -84.385447

A very merry holiday pops

This annual anything-goes holiday variety show stars the Orchestra, vocalist Liz Callaway, a gleeful youth chorus comprised of Atlanta's finest high school vocalists, the season's merriest songs, and a jitterbugging Santa.

Find out more: http://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2013-2014/Holiday-Pops.aspx
Address: 1314 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States
Phone: (404) 733-4900
Latitude: 33.789542
Longitude: -84.385447

Celtic Women: Home for Christmas

Celtic Woman is back and only with your Orchestra in a one night only exclusive performance. The world's most popular vocal group, Celtic Woman will perform songs from its chart-topping Christmas albums and DVDs as well as new material. This show sold out in record time last season. Words to the wise: Reserve your seats now!

Find out more: http://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2013-2014/Celtic-Woman.aspx
Address: 1314 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States
Phone: (404) 733-4900
Latitude: 33.789542
Longitude: -84.385447

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fried Goat Cheese Balls at Ecco

They're on the Creative Loafing Atlanta 100 dishes bucket list. And they totally should be. Drizzled in honey, they're the perfect food with a big glass of spicy red wine. Sit at the famous and spacious bar, make friends with the bartenders and treat yourself.

Sandra Hall at Blind Willies

They call her the Empress of the Blues. And for good reason. Raunchy. Saucy. And with a voice to match. She's in charge, and will teach you a thing or two. Enjoy her in person at Blind Willies.

Find out more: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sandra-hall-mn0000240694
Notes: Best bet for parking is off street right across Highland Ave. $5. Cover is usually around $12. Make sure to grab a table right up front and be nice to your waitress. She'll treat you right. Say hey to spike at the bar too. He'll appreciate it.
Address: 820 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306, United States
Phone: +1 (404) 873-2583
Latitude: 33.777055
Longitude: -84.352676

Francine Reed at Blind Willies

The show is on. And Francine Reed is at the helm. She'll make you dance. With her crisp commanding voice, this hall of fame blues legend has performed with everyone, and kept them on their toes. Enjoy her in person at Blind Willies.

Find out more: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francine_Reed
Notes: Best bet for parking is off street right across Highland Ave. $5. Cover is usually around $12. Make sure to grab a table right up front and be nice to your waitress. She'll treat you right. Say hey to spike at the bar too. He'll appreciate it.
Address: 820 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306, United States
Phone: +1 (404) 873-2583
Latitude: 33.777055
Longitude: -84.352676

Kitchen Sink Gumbo at Gumbo House

Reindeer sausage. That's all you need to know. Plenty of it. And oysters and shrimp and chicken. All in a square bowl of gumbo goodness. The perfect meal for an anchorage evening. Try it at Gumbo House.

Find out more: http://www.gumbohouseanchorage.com/
Notes: They have a small off street parking lot, plus there's plenty of parking nearby.
Address: 625 W 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99501, United States
Phone: +1 (907) 222-2930
Latitude: 61.213785
Longitude: -149.894505

Friday, December 6, 2013

Executive Lunch at the Tamarind Tribeca

The Kolmino Patio includes shrimp with ginger, roasted pepper, onion, tamarind, and jaggery. The Executive Lunch also includes the choice of appetizer and soup. There are nearly a dozen other entrées to choose from as well. The whole prix-fixe menu is $25 plus tax and tip. An excellent value all the way around. The desserts are fabulous, with two rotating choices on the menu. Above is a photo of the mango cheesecake.

Find out more: http://tamarindrestaurantsnyc.com/tribeca/lunchMenu.html
Notes: Some debate about the absolute authenticity. Personally, we love it regardless of the squabbling. The décor is simply fabulous. Open 11-3. Desserts and menus rotate.
Address: 99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 775-9000
Latitude: 40.719017
Longitude: -74.008975

Spiced Soup and Confit at Perilla

The "Tasting of Fall Squash" includes a spiced soup, confit salad, spicy almond tofu, and a samosa and mint chutney. We recommend a side of spiced cauliflower. Mmmm.

Lamb Burger with Feta at the Breslin

Ambiance, a stylish interior, and fabulous food. The lamb burger is a delight with feta and a seasoned mayo.

Find out more: http://www.thebreslin.com
Notes: Can be crowded. Make reservations and leave room for a wait. Located at the Ace Hotel.
Address: 16 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-679-1939
Latitude: 40.745443
Longitude: -73.988735

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion at The Fox

A face for radio? Maybe. But Garrison Keillor is sure entertaining in person. Go see his home spun radio show from Lake Wobegon at the Fox.

Find out more: http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/
Get tickets: http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=PRA&linkID=m-fta&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

Notes: Performed in Atlanta's 1920s Moorish masterpiece, the Fox. You might consider making it a night and stay in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street. Parking is definitely a paid off-street lot affair. There's convenient lots on all streets surrounding the building. Take $20 to cover it. The actual price will vary from $5 to $15. 

Address: 675 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308, United States
Latitude: 33.772951
Longitude: -84.385493

The Book of Mormon at The Fox

Kevin and Arnold are in Uganda on a mission to spread the word of Mormonism. But, the warlord of the town they're in has other ideas. Winner of 9 Tonys and created by the duo behind South Park, the Book of Mormon is on at the Fox. Make a night of it.

Find out more: Http://foxtheatre.com
 Get tickets: Http://foxtheatre.com

Notes: The Book of Mormon is performed in Atlanta's 1920s Moorish masterpiece, the Fox. You might consider making it a night and stay in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street. Parking is definitely a paid off-street lot affair. There's convenient lots on all streets surrounding the building. Take $20 to cover it. The actual price will vary from $5 to $15. Expect tickets to be around $60, though there is a wide range.

Address: 675 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308, United States
Latitude: 33.772944
Longitude: -84.385502

The Nutcracker at The Fox

An Atlanta Christmas Tradition. The Nutcracker at the fabulous Fox theatre brings all the pomp and fantasy of the beloved Christmas tale to all generations. Get all dressed up and enjoy this flagship of the Atlanta Ballet season.

Find out more: http://www.atlantaballet.com/tickets-performances/nutcracker
Get Tickets: http://www.atlantaballet.com/tickets-performances/nutcracker

Notes: The Nutcracker is performed in Atlanta's 1920s Moorish masterpiece, the Fox. You might consider making it a night and stay in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel across the street. Parking is definitely a paid off-street lot affair. There's convenient lots on all streets surrounding the building. Take $20 to cover it. The actual price will vary from $5 to $15. Expect tickets to be around $40, though there is a wide range.

Address: 652 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308, United States
Phone: 404.892.3303
Latitude: 33.772933
Longitude: -84.384954

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santaland Diaries at The Horizon Theatre

One thing's for sure. Atlantans love Santaland! Adapted from an essay by literary king David Sedaris, this story takes a raunchy path through Macys from the eyes of a fed up elf. Don't bring the kids. Trust us!

Find out more: http://www.atlantatheaterfans.com/2013/10/the-santaland-diaries/
Notes: The Santaland Diaries runs November 22 to December 31, 2013. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.m. There will be a performance on Christmas Eve. Tickets are $25 to $40. Upgrade to the VIP experience for $15 which includes reserved seating and a complimentary holiday beverage. Tickets and information are available at horizontheatre.com or 404.584.7450.
Get tickets: Http://Horizontheatre.com
Address: 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, United States
Phone: 404.584.7450
Latitude: 33.762223
Longitude: -84.352838

The Book Thief

How many stories are narrated by death? Set in Nazi Germany, a place and time when the narrator notes he was extremely busy, The Book Thief describes a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Winner of dozens of awards worldwide, go see this chilling story.

Find out more: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/thebookthief/
Get tickets: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&hl=en&q=The+Book+Thief&sa=X&ei=ljadUs2mMoelkQfRxoHYDw&ved=0CCgQwAM&biw=320&bih=460
Address: 3500 Peachtree Rd Nw Rear, Atlanta, GA, 30326, United States
Latitude: 33.853633
Longitude: -84.362500

Twelve Years a Slave

It's getting fabulous reviews. Be sure to be ready for a gut wrenching performance. Here's a synopsis from the website:
"In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity."

Find out more: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/12yearsaslave/
Address: 3500 Peachtree Rd Nw Rear, Atlanta, GA, 30326, United States
Latitude: 33.853633
Longitude: -84.362500

An Omelet at The Local Yolkal

Looking for a good breakfast and friendly folks?  Check out the local yolkal in downtown Milledgeville.  Grab a booth, and order yourself a bacon and cheese omelet.  It's the cure for the common morning.

Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/TheLocalYolkalCafe

Address: 117 W Hancock St, Milledgeville, GA, 31061, United States
Phone: (478) 295-0098
Latitude: 33.081358
Longitude: -83.227889

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 ounce Filet oscar at Kevin Rathbun Steak

Voted best steak house in town a bunch of times, and celebrated by the food world nationally, Kevin Rathbun Steak is the total package. Sit back, order the big filet and get it Oscar style - lump crab and hollandaise on top. Your soul will thank you.

Find out more: Http://kevinrathbunsteak.com
Notes: Rathbun steak is definitely a valet affair. They have an excellent bar with some great bar tenders if you don't have a Rez. But try to get into the main dining room if you can. It's dark, to allow focus on the huge original art works and unique stacked redwood accent wall. Great atmosphere.
Address: 100 Brickworks Cir NE, Atlanta, GA, 30307, United States
Phone: 404.524.5600
Latitude: 33.759172
Longitude: -84.363798

Legendary Filet at Hal's

Consistently in our top three Atlanta steak experiences, Hals brings it with clarified butter brushed super thick filets. Flavor is king at Hals, and the filet reigns. Have it with a crab salad and the creamed spinach and a big glass of Franciscan cab or two. Perfect.

Find out more: Http://hals.net
Notes: Hals is valet all the way. It's worth it in the cramped parking around the area. Be prepared to rub a lot of shoulders in the bar waiting area. It gets pretty packed. The service is great. Make friends with your server. They're great guys and they have your back.

Address: 30 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30342, United States
Phone: 404.261.0025
Latitude: 33.854765
Longitude: -84.381640

Cheese Burger at Holeman & Finch

An Atlanta legend. Available on a first come first served basis starting at 10pm are a daily batch of 24 delectable cheeseburgers. Double stacked, and harkening back to 1950s diners, these burgers are worth getting there early and putting in your order. Have Greg at the bar make you something fancy with their amaro liqueur collection while you wait.

Find out more: http://holeman-finch.com
Notes: Parking is either valet or behind the building. Just tell the valet you want to self park. Limited seating available, so you might find yourself standing in the bar. Get there around 9:15 to get your order if or the 10pm burger time.
Address: 2255 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States
Phone: 4049481175
Latitude: 33.815466
Longitude: -84.390894
HWYD Rank: 9