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#1 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

Headed there in a  few weeks to see the Braves' new park.

 

Any and all recommendations are welcomed -- I'll be staying in the middle of down town.

 

Specifically looking for good places to grab a bite (I assume there is great BBQ down there) and good bar districts that are Pedro-style (not clubby).

 

Is the Coke museum worth it?  

 

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:53 PM

Whoops didn't realize there was a thread a few spots down on this town lol

 

Feel free to merge, thanks.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

I'll be in Atlanta the week before Memorial Day weekend. I'll be seeing them play the Pirates at the new stadium. Didn't realize how close a drive Birmingham was. I'm also open to any recommendations. I've heard good things.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

Headed there in a  few weeks to see the Braves' new park.

 

Any and all recommendations are welcomed -- I'll be staying in the middle of down town.

 

Specifically looking for good places to grab a bite (I assume there is great BBQ down there) and good bar districts that are Pedro-style (not clubby).

 

Is the Coke museum worth it?  

 

Thanks.

 

The aquarium is amazing. The zoo is pretty cool.

 

Coke museum wasn't good.  Underground Atlanta is just a low-end mall.  If one wants high end shopping, Atlanta has plenty.

 

I kind of liked the CNN tour, but not something you 'have to do.'

 

Saw the Rockwell collection at the High Museum...  but that was more random.

 

Didn't get to the Civil War Museum, or MLK Birthplace...

 

Traveling on the MARTA is okay.  Locals look down on it, but was pretty clean, and in a city not easy to maneuver was nice that some public transportation was available.

Give yourself plenty of time to get wherever... traffic is no joke, even for those of us used to horrible conditions in Baltimore / DC.

 

For someone going down for a longer stretch of time... a 2 hour drive north into Tennessee, and you can go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River... that was fun... https://ocoeerafting.com/

 

There are lots of beer, and bbq festivals...

 

Here's an article on Atlanta Breweries:
http://atlanta.eater...ries-craft-beer

 

From what I saw on my visits... Buckhead, Dunwoody, Alpharetta were the best places to be.... bar hop, great restaurants...

 

Atlanta truly has a million restaurants... seems like nothing stays long... still here's a recent ranking of their best:
http://www.atlantama...estrestaurants/

 

& their best bars:
http://www.atlantama...m/50-best-bars/


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

Thanks stoner

Could you possibly expand on why you didn't like the Coke Museum?

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:53 PM

If Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles is still open, that place was really good a few years ago.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:59 PM

Thanks stoner

Could you possibly expand on why you didn't like the Coke Museum?


I thought it would show more of their history, different marketing campaigns....  let you taste everything from 'New Coke' to 'Coke Blak' and whatever they were going to launch next... but all they really had was an extended version of a typical Coke Super Bowl ad.... showing people around the world drinking Coke... 20 minute infomercial, and then dropped off in a gift shop.

Been years since I've been, maybe improved? Was there twice though, and was rough both times.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:52 PM

The Vortex Bar and Grill
https://thevortexatl.com
That is all you need.

College Football Hall of Fame is there as well. Pretty cool.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:10 PM


I thought it would show more of their history, different marketing campaigns....  let you taste everything from 'New Coke' to 'Coke Blak' and whatever they were going to launch next... but all they really had was an extended version of a typical Coke Super Bowl ad.... showing people around the world drinking Coke... 20 minute infomercial, and then dropped off in a gift shop.

Been years since I've been, maybe improved? Was there twice though, and was rough both times.

 

I was there maybe two years ago. It hasn't improved. It might be more fun if you go dressed in a "Drink Pepsi" shirt.

 

Agree about the aquarium but wasn't impressed with the zoo either. 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:15 PM

Hmmm may have to pass on the Coke tour

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:21 PM

I was there maybe two years ago. It hasn't improved. It might be more fun if you go dressed in a "Drink Pepsi" shirt.

 

Agree about the aquarium but wasn't impressed with the zoo either. 

 

 I really liked the Gorzilla exhibit, but don't remember much else standing out.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:57 PM

Hmmm may have to pass on the Coke tour

 

They give you free Coke... but that's about all there is...


 "You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at.

  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

If you eat at Rathbun's and don't like it, I will give you 1 zillion dollars....


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:11 PM

Hmmm may have to pass on the Coke tour
  They give you free Coke... but that's about all there is...
Speaking of which... for the life of me I have no idea how to get stuff like that in other cities with no connections. It's annoying. Especially when you're flying and you rely on a certain all natural something every day that can't be brought with me on a plane. I'm very annoyed about this.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:21 PM

Speaking of which... for the life of me I have no idea how to get stuff like that in other cities with no connections. It's annoying. Especially when you're flying and you rely on a certain all natural something every day that can't be brought with me on a plane. I'm very annoyed about this.


Weed? It's not tough. Usually. Lol.

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"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:22 PM

Speaking of which... for the life of me I have no idea how to get stuff like that in other cities with no connections. It's annoying. Especially when you're flying and you rely on a certain all natural something every day that can't be brought with me on a plane. I'm very annoyed about this.
Weed? It's not tough. Usually. Lol.
Could be. And could be that I use it daily and still am such a nub that I wouldn't even know where to start in a new city lol. All hypothetical and I'm sure Stoner loves this lol.
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:24 PM

If you're in a bar talk to a bartender. Usually that's a good way to start.
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There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:35 PM

Could be. And could be that I use it daily and still am such a nub that I wouldn't even know where to start in a new city lol. All hypothetical and I'm sure Stoner loves this lol.

 

It's not in the game thread, so I don't care... and I personally think all should be legal, so whatevs.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:35 PM

Good man. Oh and I get now why you edited that post. Makes sense. I will behave.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:37 PM

Hate all you want, but Knight & Winans Chicken and Waffles is fan-fucking tastic.

 

Also, they just opened a Baseballism store in Atlanta (if you're my friend on fb, I posted about it). I'm really looking forward to going there.


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