For @JessePearson and anyone else who might be stopping in Atlanta for longer than a connecting flight.
- •Best Book Store: A Cappella BooksOne of the best independently-owned bookstores in Atlanta. I'm also biased, because I know the owner, but honestly the OG of the ATL book scene.
- •Best Cheap Used Book Store: Eagle EyeLocated in a strip mall, next to Willy's, Eagle Eye is the perfect place for odd used books and strange (un-used calendars)
- •Best sushi: Ru SansWhere else do the chefs sing you a loud song when you come in to eat?Suggested by @evan
- •Green Sprout : phenomenal vegetarian Asian.Suggested by @evan
- •Most Buttery Meal: Mary Mac's Tea RoomIf you haven't been yet, they given you cinnamon roles and corn bread muffins as a starter (for free). Need I say more?
- •Best BBQ: Daddy D'z BBQ JoyntI've been here with meat-eaters who swear by this hole in the wall spot, which is across from a gas station. Also: Fox Bros BBQ is a great choice, as well.
- •Best Old School Music Venue: Variety PlayhouseIt's run down, but they always manage to get the best bands to play. It's also super cheap.
- •The Most Bushwick Venue: The Goat FarmA mix of artists, concerts, photographers, and whoever else wants to feel like they're back in Brooklyn.
- •Cheap Tex-Mex: Taqueria Del SolTacos for like $3 and killer margaritas. I recommend getting there close to 5:30 (when they open), because the line goes out the door, fast.
- •Weirdest Movie Theater: Plaza TheatreThey might have a super low health score, but you're there for the experience! They play great independent flicks and also play Rocky Horror Picture show all the time.
- •The 1000th Waffle HouseNot a category, but I'm making it one. It's also located across the street from the original, which they turned into a museum.
- •Cheap Thrill: Cascade Family SkatingWe used to go here all the time, because they have $1 roller skating on Monday nights. They play bad hip-hop and sell cold pizza. An excellent place for a birthday party on a budget.
- •Authentic Everything Food: Buford HighwayWhere you can get real Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, etc. for dirt cheap. They have a bunch of weird signs translated from their native tongue into English that make the experience that much more of an experience.
- •I could keep this list going forever. I'm open to suggestions from the other Atlantans: @graham and @celine!