Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Atlanta.

Hello all! I went to Atlanta for a couple of days last week and into the weekend to see my little honey! It was a short but wonderful trip. Even though I live only 3.5 hours from ATL, I rarely go down. I think that will change after this weekend because there is soooo much AMAZING shopping and wonderful restaurants abound! On Thursday, I went shopping, then met a friend from birth (literally! She was born in the room next to me one day after me, and we've been great friends ever since!) for drinks at a fun place in Phipps Plaza. Then she took me to her favorite place in Atlanta called Two Urban Licks. It was amazing!!! If you live in ATL - or plan on visiting - you need to go here! Friday my little honey and I did some major shopping. And....I GOT MY WEDDING SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond thrilled about them, and I will debut them on here closer to wedding time! (don't miss it!) That night I ate at my all-time fave restaurant, Spice Market. I discovered the restaurant when I lived in New York, and recently my best friend's husband told me there was one in Atlanta too!! How I did not know that is beyond me, but at least I found out before I went :) After that, I went to the Braves vs Pirates game....which lasted for-e-ver due to two rain delays.
Enjoy my short - but sweet - trip via pictures!


Inside Two Urban Licks, which is in a converted warehouse.


Started off with a watermelon mojito and sweet & spicy calamari w/cilantro & wasabi cream.


You can get a flight of wine before you order a whole glass, to see which you like best!


My friend got the Bronzed Scallops w/Gouda grits, pico de gallo, and smoked tomato broth.


I got the beef brisket with their famous mac n cheese!
Both dishes were amazing!


Then we shared the Nutella Chocolate bread pudding w/white russian ice cream!


Check comes with suckers, hence the name Two Urban Licks :)


Ginger Margarita


Got my two favorite small plates here!
This one is the Black Pepper Shrimp w/Sun Dried Pineapples.


These are the Spiced Chicken Samosas w/Cilantro Yogurt.


Amazing side of Baby Corn, Broccoli, Lemongrass, and Chile.

It was all so incredible! I highly, highly recommend these two places! My little honey also surprised me with something I've always dreamed of having (besides my engagement ring, ha)....so stay tuned for what it is!!!!!Have a good week! xx

18 comments:

  1. Mmmmm that looks delicious! And I love that you get lollipops at the end...a much better alternative than going to the doctors lol.

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  2. Oh my goodness, all of this looks positively delectable... I'm so hungry now! I used to go to Atlanta to visit family a few times a year when I was younger and always loved it... Haven't been there in ages, though!
    xxoo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. ahh, everything looks soo absolutely delish!! can't wait for the pictures of your wedding shoes, how exciting!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  4. Oh ATL.... such a bittersweet place for me!
    I was dating someone there until very recently who asked me to move in...then it didn't work out.

    I have really liked ATL since I was there in 1996, and I worked for a Japanese News Agency as an interpreter for the Olympics as a teenager!

    Anyway YES ATL is an awesome city, had I moved there I would have enjoyed it.
    Too bad some guy ruined that for me, LOL.

    Glad you had a good time!!!!
    x

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  5. GREAT post, girl! I might be going to ATL soon for a Bachelorette party...great photos...I've heard of both of those restaurants [&& I think they've even featured them on The Real Housewives of ATL].

    Thanks again for leavin' me some love (:
    Happy Wednesday!

    Oh, before I forget...if you are goin' to be in Bradenton soon...probably the best shopping is not too far from there at the Ellenton Prime Outlets. Let me know if you go there && grab any finds!

    xx
    Jen

    p.s. Cannot WAIT to see your wedding shoes!! (: Eeeeekkk!!

    http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

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  6. yummy food i love to be with u , its really cool

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  7. Yummm...everything looks so delicious. I love Samosas--now I'm craving them!

    xx,
    Anna Jane

    http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com/

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  8. OMG, all that food looks amazing! I mean, I'm a vegetarian and even I think the meat looked delicious. So many mysteries, I want to see the wedding shoes, and what your honey got ya, I'll stay tuned :D. Hmm... If I'm ever in US, I'll try to visit Atlanta, although honestly, I have not even the slightest clue where it is xD, I don't know American geography at all. But I'll look it up :P.



    Kat
    http://thevegaran.blogspot.com

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  9. Ahh! You were in my stomping grounds. Glad you had a great time in Atlanta!

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  11. Nutella is the best food in the whole wide world, that looks amazing. haha I love your blog dear :)

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  12. Okay, that dessert looks like HEAVEN!!! And how exciting that you got your wedding shoes! Sounds like a great trip.

    xo
    Valerie

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  13. This looks so goooooooooooooooooooooood I wish I could eat this right now!!!

    SN: I didnt get your email for my address so if you can resend it to me again please.

    iwouldsorockthis@gmail.com

    http://iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love, love Two Urban Licks - cool atmosphere! And Spice Mkt. in NYC, one of Lauren's favs. Had tasters menu last visit and thought someone was going to have to carry me out.

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  15. That beef brisket looks so, so delicious. And wedding shoes! Cannot wait to see them =)

    http://closethound.blogspot.com/

    Sharon

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  16. Everything looks so good! I love the way the bill comes with lollypops and the ginger martini!!! YUM!!!!! I REALLY want one of those! I love ginger in drinks.

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