Atlanta/Athens

Grayson’s Graft.

Grayson’s Graft.

For our last meal in the United States, we took another suggestion and drove to Graft, a farm to table initiative in one of the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  The location is a former house, off a busy Grayson Highway and quite unassuming from the […]

Staplehouse Date Look.

Staplehouse Date Look.

  Staplehouse Date Look. by cbrandtwright  A sweet Southern look to go with a meal at Staplehouse! Chicwish pastel dress 220 AED – chicwish.com Jimmy Choo white canvas shoes 1,400 AED – ssense.com Straw Studios cell phone purse 130 AED – jcpenney.com Allurez diamond bangle 54,170 AED – allurez.com Kate Spade umbrella 140 […]

Staplehouse: Worth the hype?

Staplehouse: Worth the hype?

So, of all the restaurants I was looking forward to in the States, Staplehouse was highest on the list.  And why is that exactly?  Well, as there is a distinct shortage of Michelin stars in Atlanta, this venue (with its nomination for the James Beard Award […]

Leon’s Full Service: Perfect (and kid friendly) lunch spot.

Leon’s Full Service: Perfect (and kid friendly) lunch spot.

After participating in an awesome scavenger hunt (no, seriously, it was a blast and I may have to write up an additional review), Hubs, the Niece and Nephew (ages 11 and 13, respectively) and I were ready for something to eat (and a cool place […]

A vineyard in North Georgia? A to Za’atar goes wine tasting!

A vineyard in North Georgia? A to Za’atar goes wine tasting!

I’m fortunate to know some of the team behind Yonah Mountain Vineyards in northern GA, and in our visit home, finally had the chance to go for a visit!  Although I had seen pictures (and have visited vineyards around the world), on a beautiful June […]

Delicious Decatur: Kimball House.

Delicious Decatur: Kimball House.

Although there is a time and place for my beloved Chick-Fil-a, when meeting up with some well-traveled friends, after a bit of back and forth, we arrived at the decision to head back to Decatur (for those keeping score — our third trip to the […]

The National: Athens, GA steps up!

The National: Athens, GA steps up!

So, the next step on my stomach expanding Southern hospitality tour was a visit to The National, located in Athens, GA (and ranked quite highly on Trip Advisor).  As Hubs used to work for one of the best restaurants in the city (The Last Resort […]

Local Republic: Put Some South in Your Mouth.

Local Republic: Put Some South in Your Mouth.

For another stop on my ‘local restaurants of Gwinnett County tour,’ I had Local Republic in mind.  An easy 15 minutes from my parent’s house, the restaurant is located in quaint downtown Lawrenceville.  Given a wonderful June day, we opted to eat outside (there is […]

1910 Public House: Small town, big flavors!

1910 Public House: Small town, big flavors!

Growing up in the suburbs (and staying outside the city when visiting home), I’m always grateful and on the look out for non-chain restaurants.  As a way to celebrate and support local business, I think it’s important to dine in new establishments, especially ones like […]

V is for Victory: Small sambos and boozy slushies.

V is for Victory: Small sambos and boozy slushies.

There are lots of (not so) hidden gems in Decatur, GA and Victory Sandwich Bar is just such a location.  When my sister pitched me a place with ‘Jack Daniels and Coke slushies,’ I was sold.  The location is done in a loft style, with […]