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November 8, 2010

Martinis +IMAX

1. Dine at Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles
2. Visit the Dekalb Farmer's Market
3. Have a beer at The Thinking Man's Tavern
4. Enjoy a drive-in evening: a drive-in dinner at The Varsity + a movie at the Starlight 6 Drive-In Theater
5. Buy my Mom and me tickets for the holiday Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes
6. Sip a martini and watch an IMAX movie at Fernbank's Martinis and IMAX
7. See Lun Lun's new baby panda at the zoo!
8. See Blondie crush beer cans between her ta-tas at the classy Clermont Lounge (I know, I know...but I feel like it's something I just need to see for myself!)
9. Have a cocktail at the Sun Dial and see a 360 degree view of Atlanta
10. Go take a peek (and possibly ride?!) the Pink Pig at Lenox Mall and pretend like I'm a kid again
11. One last dance party (or a few, I have a couple of months) at the CAVERN
12. Have a romantic dinner at JCT Kitchen for Sunday Supper (I've been; this is an item for James to check off…and for me to enjoy a second time)
13. Search for treasures at Kudzu Antiques
14. A long shot, but: meet an Atlanta Housewife (preferably Nene...or Kandi...)
15. Experience Fat Matt's Rib Shack's famous ribs in Morningside
16. Dance the night away at Funk Night with DJ Romeo Cologne at Star Bar
17. Chow down at Pastarellies at the Highlander, a local restaurant that has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives
18. Watch a night of improv at Dad's Garage
19. Listen to blues music at Maddy's in Decatur
20. Warm up with a hot doughnut and hot chocolate at the old 1930s Krispy Kreme on Ponce de Leon Avenue during Christmastime

James and I crossed the first item off my Atlanta Bucket List* last Friday! We went to Fernbank's "Martini's and IMAX," and had a great little date. The live band was excellent, and we enjoyed two tasty martinis (apple for James, gingerbread for me) while gazing up in awe at the looming dinosaur skeletons above us. We wandered around, walked through my favorite room at Fernbank, The Star Gallery, and made our way upstairs to the theater for the show. The IMAX movie, Mystery of the Nile, was fantastic - but at times, I felt a little dizzy, and was secretly thankful all I had to drink was one martini...

*You may notice that there are a few new items added to my Bucket List. A couple fellow Atlantans pointed out other local attractions that I shouldn't miss out on before my move in January, and I happily tacked them on to the bottom of the list! Many thanks, my dears!


  1. Gingerbread martini?! That sounds fabulous!


  2. Today's Groupon is for dicount tickets to Dad's Garage. You can mark one more thing off of your list. :)

    Sarah Farrar

  3. Just stumbled on your blog via a recommendation that I follow you on twitter, and I have to share my two cents: Dekalb Farmer's Market is a must! once you visit, you'll keep returning over and over and over and over... even if it's a 45 minute journey to get there, like it was for me!

    see my recommendations here:


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