You know, i used to not mind going to Brewhouse so much. It was a decent spot to begin the night if you were meeting up with friends. but... I went by yesterday (it was my first time there in 2 years) and I was dissappointed to see the clientel changing so much. In Little 5 pts in general, and sadly i guess that's just gentrification hard at work. All the yuppie suburbanites that used to be terrified to come live in the city, are suddenly right at home, now that crappy sheetrock overpriced condos are going up left and right, and eating away at our culture, and our cool eclectic artsy areas. It started with a starbucks... now right down the street on Moreland is a massive disgusting shopping center complete with barnes and noble, target, kroger... it's terrible. And I think that's how you can explain what happened to the Brewhouse Cafe. Little 5 pts. is becoming very very sad, and it smells like Clinique "happy", and there are an uncountable amount of baby strollers, and kahki pants. God help us all, nothing is sacred anymore!
I first went to Sambuca Jazz Cafe a few years ago while living in Atlanta, for a night out with a couple girlfriends. They had an amazing live jazz band playing, and I don't know who the featured singer was, but she was great. I think the ticket price of food and drinks might be slightly higher than some other spots, but I'd say it's worth it for a great night, with good musik and a nice atmosphere. We sat in the back the first time i went, where there are plush red-velvet covered booths, and i must say, if it were a date, it would have been ultra romantic. I would definately recommend this spot to any guy trying to make a good first impression on a new lady. There used to be a dance floor here i think, but perhaps it's not that way anymore... if not, that's a shame.
I have been going to this cafe since high school. It used to be known as Cormier (i think) and It's a cool little spot. The only downside is that it has a STUPID name... "cool beans"?!? nah, that name is lame. It isn't the teenie bopper spot that it sounds like. It has really nice murals on the wall, and a nice eclectic group of people, and art on the walls that make you feel right at home, and like you're in a great locals only spot. There's a great outdoor seating area in back, and a nice coffee roasting machine out front. The drinks and service are always great, and there's free wifi for guests. A very good cafe indeed. Also, as a perk to us "ILC members" (international leisure club) they offer a good discount. thanks cool beans!
I don't really like the cookie cutter gentrification thing very much, but since there was nothing in this particular spot to begin with it's alright i guess. They have some cute shops, and boutiques to look around in. It helps I think because there is absolutely nothing else to do in that part of town. The only thing decent about cobb county is Marietta Square in my opinion. Sad but true. The avenue though is just a block of shops put together, that works like an outdoor mall, and made to resemble a cute town square. Pretty cool.
Just Kiln Time is a paint your own pottery studio on Marietta Square. It's in a bit of a side street just off the main square, but easy to find and a really fun time. My husband Bjoern and I went there on a date towards the end of our Honeymoon. We painted a shot glass (mug) for us, and a coffee mug as a thank-you to my mom. My mom LOVED the mug, she is an avid coffee drinker, and said it was the perfect gift. The pottery is pre-made and there is a lot to choose from. There are easy to understand color samples, and the woman who (i suppose) owns it is VERY nice, and helpful in assiting you with styles, or how to paint with those specific colors. The only sad part is that after you paint your piece, she has to put it in the Kiln for you, so it takes a few days before you can see the finished product, but we had the best time, and it was a nice date, where when it was finished we had something really cool to add to the collection of dishware, that was part me, and part my husband. also, the location was great, you can go to cool beans for a coffee, play in eddies trick shop for a moment, then paint pottery, all in a night. the shop was very cute!
Best Wings Ever! Even when I'm sick, for some reason, (once I get a bit of an appetite back) I crave Hot wings. Specifically DA BOMB wings. All the flavors, made with love. Once I took some of Da Bomb Chicken Wings to Piedmont Park, and there's this duck there we call Howard (i think he's dead now, cause I haven't seen him in a while) but my friend threw him a Da Bomb Chicken wing and even Howard the Duck loved it. Kinda sick, that a duck was loving a chicken wing, and I was mad that it was throw to the duck in the first place, but that's how good these wings are, that even ducks love them. Such a great spot, and SO much better than Hooters, or Buffalo wings cafe.
I love Mama Javas. The whole crew is great, Lisa, Matt, Bethany, everybody. They make incredible espresso drinks, and it seems that everyone there really loves what they do. It's the Cafe with a Politically outspoken reputation as well, and I love that you can say what's on your mind. The regulars are great, the staff is great, the neighborhood is pretty cool, and the view of Camelback mountain isn't bad either. It's in a great spot, being that you are so close to downtown phoenix and Scottsdale as well. Another cool little point is you can get a bunch of yesterdays still good bagels in a big bag for like a dollar or so, good deal. I miss this cafe, I haven't been there in so long.
It was the best apartment ever, so beautiful. I heard the style described once before as old world charm, brick exterior building, big windows, glass doorknobs, built in china cabinets, and big spacious rooms with hardwood floors. My building was near the corner of Ponce de Leon and Monroe Dr. (742 Monroe) and I loved it there. The only reason I don't live there now is because I moved out of state, then out of the country. I wish i hadn't had to give that place up though. The owner was extremely nice, and attentive. when i had a maintenence issue, it was taken care of quickly, there was plenty of off street parking in the back of the building, my neighbors were friendly, and I was walking distance to so many things, including piedmont park. It was my 2nd apt. with MLC properties, Ed, the owner was very welcoming, and Lisa also. I did have loud upstairs neighbors once, (a young couple that liked to argue) but when a few of the neighbors decided that it was out of hand, and told managment, they handled the problem, and it was never a problem again. I would definitely recommend MLC Properties to anyone looking for a unique apartment intown. they're great!
GOD I LOVE FRANCO's - seriously, it is THE BEST PIZZA I have ever had in my entire life! This is not an overstatement, it is that good, and you won't be disappointed. The inside atmosphere of the restaurant is alright, kinda lame, the outside enclosed spot is really cool for a date, but the pizza is what makes this place. YUM. So good, and cheezy and warm. I always got a cheese pizza with red onions and sometimes garlic on top, it hit the spot! I haven't been back in a while, because i live so far away, but now I'm salivating, so I may just have to get my Franco's fix this weekend.
I'd say that Fellini's is a great hangout spot, but not exactly on the top of my list for the best quality pizza. It's great though cause you can get it by the slice, however you want it, and I love it that I can get a Spinach with Garlic on one slice, and a bacon and pineapple on another. The price is right also, it's pretty cheap, and it does make you warm and fill you up. I've been to a few of their locations, and the staff is always cool. I used to work in a pizza/bar myself, and I love the vibe. everyone's nice, and laid back. It's a good spot to grab a bite and have a beer with a girlfriend, while you emote about the crap her boyfriend pulled the night before.... I love Fellini's