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Fulton County

fultoncountyga.gov
(404) 730-4000

Strategically located in the heart of Metro Atlanta; connected by 4 major interstates and MARTA, the region’s only transit rail system; Fulton County is the state’s largest county in terms of population, real estate and economic activity. With 15 unique cities, including the great City of Atlanta; the State Capitol and major attractions; Fulton County is the political and lifestyle epicenter for Georgia and the Southeast. Living in Fulton County offers easy access to the region’s best, from arts and culture events, to premiere sports and entertainment facilities, to a wide variety of local and international cuisine and shopping. Visit the nationally recognized Atlanta Beltline; the new home of the Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium; Alpharetta’s luxury lifestyle center, Avalon; and Fulton’s many vibrant downtown main streets from Roswell to College Park. Outside of Atlanta, Fulton County provides high-quality living experiences with a more suburban feel and a wide range of single and multifamily residential options. Recreational choices are abundant, with thousands of acres of parks and green space. From north to south, Fulton County is a community that offers a little bit of everything, no matter your lifestyle preference.

Arts and Culture in Atlanta

An abundance of theatres, museums, art centers, and festivals are offered in Atlanta to appease the art and cultural tastes of people of all ages. Quaint and unique galleries and culture-infused theatre companies as well as the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the exceptional High Museum of Art call Atlanta home. Below are some of the main art and cultural attractions in Atlanta along with websites where more information can be found.

7 Stages Theatre Company

www.7stages.org

(404) 522-0911

Actor’s Express Theatre

www.actors-express.com

(404) 875-1606

Alliance Theatre

www.alliancetheatre.org

(404) 733-4650

The Apex Museum

www.apexmuseum.org

(404) 523-2739

Atlanta Ballet

www.atlantaballet.com

(404) 873-5811

Atlanta Botanical Garden

www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

(404) 876-5859

Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame

www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com

(404) 614-2311

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

www.thecontemporary.org

(404) 688-1970

Atlanta Cyclorama

www.atlantacyclorama.org

(404) 658-7625

Atlanta History Center

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

(404) 814-4000

Atlanta Jazz Festival

www.atlantafestivals.com

(404) 546-6820

Atlanta Motor Speedway

www.gospeedway.com

Atlanta Opera

www.atlantaopera.org

(404) 881-8801

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

www.atlantasymphony.org

(404) 733-4900

Aurora Theatre

www.auroratheatre.com

(678) 226-6222

Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center

www.atlantaciviccenter.com

(404) 523-6275

Booth Western Art Museum

www.boothmuseum.org

(770) 387-1300

Bulloch Hall

www.bullochhall.org

(770) 992-1731

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

www.callanwolde.org

(404) 872-5338

Carter Presidential Center & Library

www.jimmycarterlibrary.org

(404) 865-7100

Center for Puppetry Arts

www.puppet.org

(404) 873-3391

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

www.chateauelan.com

(678) 425-0900

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

www.cobbenergycentre.com

(770) 916-2800

Dad’s Garage Theatre Co.

www.dadsgarage.com

(404) 523-3141

DE Fine Art Gallery

www.de-fineart.com

(770) 300-9733

Dogwood Festival

www.dogwood.org

(404) 817-6642

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

www.fernbankmuseum.org

(404) 929-6300

The Fox Theatre

www.foxtheatre.org

(404) 881-2100

Georgia Shakespeare Theatrical Group

www.gashakespeare.org

(404) 504-1473

Herndon House

www.herndonhome.org

(404) 581-9813

High Museum of Art

www.high.org

Historic Oakland Cemetery
www.oaklandcemetery.com

(404) 688-2107

Horizon Theatre Company

www.horizontheatre.com

(404) 584-7450

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

(404) 659-5437

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

(404) 865-7100

Kennesaw Mt. National Battlefield

www.nps.gov

(770) 427-4686 ext. 0

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

www.gwtw.org

(404) 249-7015

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

www.nps.gov

(404) 331-6922

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory

www.carlos.emory.edu

(404) 727-4282

National Museum of Patriotism

www.museumofpatriotism.org

(404) 875-0691

New American Shakespeare Tavern

www.shakespearetavern.com

(404) 874-5299

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

www.museum.oglethorpe.edu

(404) 364-8555

Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

www.southernmuseum.org

(770) 427-2117

Theatrical Outfit

www.theatricaloutfit.org

(678) 528-1500

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

www.thebreman.org

(404) 870-1861

Woodruff Arts Center

www.woodruffcenter.org

(404) 733 4200

Dining Out

Dining out in Atlanta can range from down home Southern cooking to upscale fine dining. Every person should be able to find a restaurant in Atlanta to satisfy, if not exceed, their appetites. People who move to Atlanta from other cities in the U.S. or other countries in the world should be able to find cuisine in Atlanta that reminds them of their home town. Below is a list of some of the main restaurants in Atlanta divided up by the type of food they serve.

 

Asian, Chinese, and Japanese Restaurants

Benihana
www.benihana.com
229 Peachtree Street, N.E., Level A
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 522-9629

For a traditional Japanese hibachi steakhouse, try Benihana, which offers a variety of delicious meals ranging from steak and chicken to garden-fresh vegetables and sushi. A communal style table is served by a personal chef who will entertain while preparing the diner’s menu choice. Or patrons can relax in the lounge and enjoy fresh sushi from the sushi bar. The average plate is $18.

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-9:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Chin Chin VII
www.chinchin7.com
6575 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, GA 30097
(770) 813-1319

If you’re looking for a restaurant that uses only fresh, quality ingredients and prepares each meal to order, then Chin Chin VII is the place for you. The family friendly restaurant offers Chinese and Japanese dishes and has a large selection of sushi. Current specials include $1 sushi every Monday through Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The average plate costs $9.

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm
Sunday 11:30am-10:00pm

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
www.lemongrassmarietta.com
2145 Roswell Road, Suite 190
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 973-7478

For delicious curry dishes, visit Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant for lunch or dinner. Seafood and vegetarian fare is available and desserts include fried banana spring rolls and snow cones. The average plate costs $10.

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday 4:00pm-9:30pm

Mori House
mhsushibar.com
4325 Suwanee Dam Road #100-200
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 831-0810

Mori House offers fresh and high quality sushi and sashimi in a contemporary and friendly environment. The restaurant serves noodle dishes, tempura dishes, and a variety of seafood including squid, octopus, and crab, as well as sweet tofu and quail eggs.

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:30 pm-10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mu Lan
www.mulanatlanta.com
824 Juniper Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 877-5797

For the perfect place to celebrate birthdays or special occasions, consider dining at Mu Lan, located in a beautifully renovated Victorian home in Midtown. Mu Lan offers indoor and outdoor dining and serves authentic Chinese dishes, with an emphasis on seafood. The average plate costs $10.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-10:30pm

Rise Sushi Lounge
www.risesushilounge.com
300 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 447-0947

Located near many Atlanta attractions, Rise Sushi Lounge is the perfect restaurant to add to your plans in the city. Chefs prepare mouth-watering Asian tapas and entrees in the open kitchen, while also offering a variety of delicious sushi. The 360 degree bar offers a large selection of sake, specialty cocktails, and house prepared infusions. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:30pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm

Spoon
www.spoonatlanta.com
768 Marietta Street, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 522-5655

For an authentic, delicious Thai meal, visit Spoon, a family run restaurant, owned and operated by the Suteeluxnaporn family from Bangkok, Thailand. Enjoy lunch with the business crowd, or come for dinner for a more sit-down feel. Tuesdays’ bar special is ½ price off any bottle under $50 and Wednesdays’ special is the $5 Spoon Signature Cocktail, which changes weekly. The average plate costs $16.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Thrive
www.thriveatl.com
101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 389-1000

To enjoy a fresh tasting and eye pleasing meal, visit Thrive, where a wide selection of sushi is served, as well as seafood, steak, and a variety of salads. A business lunch spot by day, Thrive transforms to an elegant evening spot by night, with a lively atmosphere and hip lounge. Every Saturday is a free ladies night with drinks and dancing. The average plate is $18.

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Friday: 3:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
After Work Mixer: Monday-Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm

Trader Vic’s
www.tradervicsatl.com
255 Courtland Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 221-6339

Serving Polynesian cuisine and tropical cocktails, Trader Vic’s Atlanta is a lively restaurant with palm-thatched ceilings, traditional tikis, and a giant blowfish. Favorite menu items include wasabi mashed potatoes, curry specialties, and wood-fire oven specialties. The average plate is $25.

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm.
Mai Tai Lounge:
Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am.

American Restaurants

Bacchanalia
www.opentable.com
1198 Howell Mill Road NW #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410

For contemporary American cuisine, try Bacchanalia, which features light dishes with strong flavors. The menu changes with the seasons and consists of entirely organic ingredients. Bacchanalia offers a five-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Brooklyn Cafe
www.brooklyncafe.com
220 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 843-8377

Serving sophisticated American fare, Brooklyn Cafe is a casual dining spot in an upscale neighborhood. Specials change daily, based on what is fresh and in season. Popular menu items include shrimp tacos, crab cakes, and lobster risotto. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: Closed except for private functions

Café Circa
www.cafecircaatl.com
464 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 477-0008

For a chic restaurant with a superb menu selection, visit Café Circa, located in the Historic Old 4th Ward district. Originally a grocery store built in 1903, Café Circa was renovated into the beautiful restaurant and bar that it is today. Menu items vary and include such offerings as lamb, oxtail, red fish, and tofu. The average plate costs $18.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Wednesday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-2:30am
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Carnegie’s American Grill
www.carnegies.com
55 Park Place
Atlanta Georgia 30303
(404) 588-0332

For authentic American cuisine in the heart of downtown Atlanta, visit Carnegie’s American Grill. Menu items include mouth-watering burgers, chicken, fish tacos, black bean burgers, seafood, beef, and a variety of salads and soups. The average meal costs $10.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm

Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro
www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com
265 18th Street, Suite 4130
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 815-8800

For casual dining in an exciting and innovative style, visit Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, where dishes are created with influence from throughout the world. Menu items include such offerings as blackened shrimp, fettuccine alfredo, shrimp and dumplings, pizza pasta bowls, and a variety of seafood, chicken, and steak. Dessert includes a wide variety of the restaurant’s specialty signature cheesecakes. The average plate costs $15.

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm

Dicky Doo’s Diner
www.dickydoosdiner.com
2700 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770-648-4778)

For southern cooking in a family atmosphere that will make you feel like you’re eating at Grandma’s house, visit Dicky Doo’s Diner. The menu changes daily, but includes items such as savory BBQ and delicious fried chicken. The average plate is $6.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:00pm
Saturday 7:00am-2:00pm

Hard Rock Cafe
www.hardrock.com
215 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 688-7625

With southern charm and personality, Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe is a must-stop for tourists. Decorated with memorabilia from rock legends with southern roots, this restaurant serves Hard Rock favorites and legendary burgers, as well as southern inspired dishes. As an added bonus, performers and bands provide entertainment for all patrons and visitors. The average dish costs $15.

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am – 12:00am
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am
Bar: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm–12:00am
Merchandise: Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am–12:00am

Jack’s New Yorker Deli
www.jacksnyd.com
4691 Atlanta Road
Smyrna, GA 30080
(404) 799-8600

New York Style sandwiches with a southern flair are available at Jack’s New Yorker Deli. The deli offers breakfast all day and serves a wide variety of sandwiches and salads. With casual dining and a relaxed atmosphere, the deli is perfect for families with children or small groups. The average plate costs $7.

Hours of operation:
Open daily 7am-9pm

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q

www.jimnnicks.com
3130 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 886-2540

This barbeque restaurant is proud of its signature barbecue, smoked for twenty-four hours to ensure the best taste possible. The restaurant takes no shortcuts and makes everything from scratch. The Wednesday special is pork&grits and Taco Tuesdays offers a variety of delicious barbecue and fish tacos. The average plate is $11.

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm

Jocks and Jills Sports Grill
www.jocksandjills.com
1 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-8401

For a fun time and casual dining, visit Jocks & Jills, located in the Galleria Mall. Menu items feature jumbo wings, baby back ribs, ½ pound burgers, and many other sports bar favorites. Entertainment includes wall to wall high definition televisions, team trivia contests, Texas Hold ’em tournaments, Wii tournaments, and much more. Jocks & Jills offers both indoor and outdoor dining. The average plate costs $10.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-1:00am
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am–12:00am

Local Republic
www.thelocalrepublic.com
225 West Crogan Street
Larenceville, GA 30046
(678) 205-4782

Local Republic is a gastropub that offers delicious burgers, seafood, and sandwiches. The menu includes items with original names such as “Mr. Jones,” “Patrick Swayze,” and “Mary had a little lamb burger.” Outdoor seating is offered, and the average plate costs $12.

Hours of Operation:
Monday 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm

Luckie Food Lounge
www.luckiefoodlounge.com
375 Luckie street
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 525-LUCK(5825)

With indoor and outdoor seating, views of downtown, and awesome entertainment, Luckie Food Lounge is the place to be on Fridays or Saturdays. Private and corporate events can be booked during weekday hours. The lounge offers classic American dining, with favorites such as shrimp and grits and jerked chicken. Vegetarian items are also available. The average plate costs $20. Every Friday from 3:00pm-7:00pm is a $5 happy hour.

Hours of Operation:
Friday: 11:00am-2:00am
Saturday: 5:00pm-2:00am

Marietta Diner
mariettadiner.com
306 Cobb Parkway
South Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 423-9390

Marietta Diner is perfect for families with children, large groups, and people on the go, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and takeout. The restaurant serves classic American entrees and desserts, with offerings such as country fried steak, veal cutlet, roast turkey, and a variety of cheesecakes and other sweets. The average plate is $9, and the diner is open 24/7.

Muss & Turner’s
www.mussandturners.com
1675 Cumberland Parkway Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-1114

For a unique dining spot with a relaxed atmosphere and fresh, locally grown food, visit Muss & Turner’s. The restaurant is a deli by day and seasonal bistro by night. In order to serve what is currently in season, the dinner menu changes daily. The average plate is $25.

Hours of operation:
Lunch: 11:30am-4:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Friday and Saturday open until 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-4:00pm

Parish
www.parishatl.com
240 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434

For a fresh meal made with locally grown items, visit Parish, located in a beautifully restored historical building. A restaurant, market, and deli, Parish offers American inspired dishes, organic breads made in house, a walnut and zinc bar, and a coffee and espresso bar, which uses only fair trade beans. Live music is enjoyed on weekends. Menu items change daily to serve what is in season. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm-9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm
Market: Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am-9:00pm

Paschal’s
www.paschalsatlanta.com
180-B Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 525-2023

For an historic and soulful dining experience, visit Paschal’s Restaurant, located in downtown Atlanta. Started in 1947 by brothers, James and Robert Paschal, this down home restaurant is known for its southern specialties such as fried chicken, smothered pork chops, braised short ribs, shrimp and grits, and mouth-watering peach cobbler. The average plate costs $18.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Sear
www.searatlanta.com
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 586-6134

Located in the Atlanta Marriott, Sear offers delicious cuisine for a special night on the town. Private dining is available, as well as chef’s tables, where Sear’s Chef Chris hosts patrons. The menu offers a variety of fire-inspired dishes including seared steak, seafood, and even seared desserts. Over 140 varieties of wine are offered on the menu or in the adjacent lounge. The average plate costs $22.

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am-11:00am
Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm

South City Kitchen
www.southcitykitchen.com
1144 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358

If you are looking for contemporary southern cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere, then South City Kitchen is the place to go. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience, where visitors to the Vinings’ location can watch their food being prepared in the open exhibition kitchen. Patrons at the Midtown location can dine in style in the updated, historic bungalow. The average plate is $35.

Hours of operation:
Lunch/Brunch: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm

Casual Dining

Blimpie Subs and Salads
www.blimpie.com
190 Marietta NW St Ste 221
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-688-2004

For a satisfying meal on the go, try Blimpie Subs and Salads. With a variety of wraps, paninis, and subs, as well as soups and salads, and a healthy light menu, there is sure to be something to please everyone. The average meal costs $5.

Hours of operation:
Sunday-Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm

Chick-Fil-A
www.chick-fil-a.com
350 Ferst Dr
Atlanta, GA 30332
404-894-2383

Founded in 1946, Chick-fil-a became well-known for offering the first boneless breast of chicken sandwich. The restaurant continues to offer delicious chicken sandwiches as well as salads and hand spun milkshakes, and has a large selection of gluten-free items. The average meal costs $6.

Hours of operation:
Fall/Spring:
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Summer:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am-4:30pm

Johnny Rockets
www.johnnyrockets.com
50 Lower Alabama Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-525-7117

With its famous creamy shakes and malts, hamburgers and melts, Johnny Rockets is a classic American diner. Table top jukeboxes and 50’s style décor makes Johnny Rockets a fun place to visit. The average plate costs $6.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm

Mellow Mushroom
www.mellowmushroom.com
400 W Peachtree Place Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-577-1001

For a fun and unique dining spot, visit Mellow Mushroom. The restaurant is known for its large variety of pizza, including build your own, and also offers grilled and deli hoagies, calzones, and salads, and a large selection of locally brewed beer. Game nights are held throughout the week, making Mellow Mushroom a great place to unwind after work. The average plate costs $8.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

Roly Poly
www.rolypoly.com
8 Park Place South SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-223-6776

Started in Atlanta in 1996, Roly Poly now boasts over 125 restaurants in 24 US states. Sandwiches and salads are made with fresh and unique ingredients, including red pepper hummus, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and mango chutney. Sandwiches can be ordered off the menu or as a roll-your-own option and warm and delicious soups are also served. A lower fat menu selection is available. The average plate costs $6.50.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Slice
www.sliceatlanta.com
85 Poplar Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-917-1820

For a fun night out on the town, try Slice, located in downtown Atlanta. Speciality pizza pies include cordon bleu, pesto pollo, margherita, and sweet pea. Delicious appetizers, salads, and sandwiches are offered, as well as build-your-own pizzas. Slice also offers a large selection of wine and beer. The average plate costs $9.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12:00am
Friday: 11:30am-2:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm-2:00am

Subway
www.subway.com
5630 Fulton Industrial Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30336
404-349-4100

For a light and satisfying meal, enjoy a delicious sandwich from Subway. With a variety of hot and cold subs, wraps, and paninis, as well as soups and salads, and a fresh fit menu, there is sure to be something to please everyone. The average meal costs $5.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 7:00am-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am-9:00pm

The Republic Social House
www.therepublicsocialhouse.com
437 C Memorial Dr, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 577-3997

For a fun time any night of the week, visit The Republic Social House. Every night the restaurant offers a different special, including 45 cent wing night and $1 taco night. A variety of mouth-watering menu items include melts, burgers, tilapia sandwiches, and vegetarian items. Unwind after a work day with games such as ring toss, life-size jenga, and beer pong. The average plate costs $9.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-2:30am
Saturday: 11:00am-2:30am
Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am

Villa Pizza
www.villapizza.com
50 Lower Alabama St., Sp. FC2
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-584-0102

Enjoy delicious pizza, hot sandwiches, pasta, and salads at Villa Pizza. Located in Underground Atlanta, Villa Pizza is a fun place to visit while enjoying your night out on the town. The average plate costs $12.

Fine Dining

Fire of Brazil
www.fireofbrazil.com
218 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-525-5255

With delicious and succulent steak, a large wine selection, and creamy cheesecake, Brazil is an upscale dining experience in downtown Atlanta. The large salad bar includes a wide variety of salads including chayote, portobello, and eggplant salads. The average plate costs $35.

Hours of operation:

Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-2:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-3:30pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:30pm

Morton’s Steakhouse
www.mortons.com
303 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-577-4366

Located in downtown Atlanta, Morton’s Steakhouse is the perfect choice for lunch clients, a night on the town, or drinks at the bar. Morton’s offers seafood and steaks, and has a separate gluten and soy sensitive menu. Signature dishes including honey-chili glazed salmon filet, Chilean sea bass filet a la nage, and Alaskan king crab legs. The average plate costs $40.

Hours of operation:
Bar:
Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Dining Room:
Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Nikolai’s Roof
www.nikolaisroof.com
255 Courtland Street NE, 30 Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-221-6362

Located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai’s Roof is the perfect destination for a romantic dinner with a beautiful view of downtown Atlanta. With French and Russian influence, and using fresh and local ingredients, dishes can be served a la carte or in a 4-course or 8-course menu option. The menu changes often to offer exciting new dishes, with a favorite being Pan Seared Dover Sole with Caramelized Dutch White Asparagus. The 4-course menu costs $85.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
www.ruthschris.com
267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-223-6500

Conveniently located near favorite Atlanta hotspots, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is the perfect place for a romantic steak dinner, or a social event in a private dining room. Known for its succulent steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse began in New Orleans over 45 years ago. Other menu items include a variety of seafood, lamb, chicken, and vegetarian options. The average plate costs $45.

Hours of operation:
Lunch:
Sunday-Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday-Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm

The Capital Grille
www.thecapitalgrille.com
255 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-262-1162

Enjoy a comfortably elegant evening and a breathtaking Atlanta skyline view at The Capital Grille. Known for its steak and seafood, The Capital Grille also offers an award winning wine list of over 5,000 bottles. The average plate costs $40.

Hours of operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-3:00pm
Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

The Sundial Restaurant, Bar, and View
www.sundialrestaurant.com
Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-589-7506

A tri-level revolving restaurant located on the top floors of a 73 story hotel, the Sundial is one of Atlanta’s famous landmarks. After an 85 second ride in an exterior glass elevator cab, enjoy a breathtaking view of the the Atlanta skyline, while having drinks at the bar, or enjoying any of the delicious menu items, including seafood, beef, lamb, and pheasant. The average plate costs $50.

Hours of operation:
Restaurant Hours:
Lunch:
Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm

Brunch:
Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm

The View Hours
Daily from 10:00am until closing

International Restaurants

Babette’s Cafe
www.babettescafe.com
573 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
404-523-9121

Located in a remodeled 1916 Bungalow, Babette’s Cafe offers Mediterranean cuisine with a rustic European feel. French, Italian, Spanish, and Mediterranean flavors are blended together to make the perfect dish, including favorites such as potato gnocchi or paella. A gluten-free menu is available. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday: 10:30am-2:00pm

Pacific Rim Bistro
www.pacificrimbistro.com
303 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-893-0018

For a relaxed lunch or an enjoyable evening downtown, visit Pacific Rim Bistro. A large sushi menu and sushi bar are the highlights of this Pan-Asian restaurant. Enjoy a drink from the extensive wine list at the full open bar or dine in the outdoor patio. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner:
Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

CRU Urban Lounge
www.cruurbanlounge.com
620 Glen Iris Drive Unit 101
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-249-1600

Inspired by the Manhattan lounge scene, CRU Urban Lounge is a modern styled neighborhood bar and restaurant. With a limited menu that changes with the season, CRU is proud to offer unique items such as caramelized eggplant bites, spicy chicken tacos, and the speciality CRU burger made with grass fed beef and served with smoked gouda and spiced ketchup on an onion bun. The average plate costs $9.

Hours of operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday-Saturday: 6:00pm-12:00am

Brunch:
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Dania’s Restaurant and Lounge
www.daniasatlanta.com
26 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-588-0069

Located in downtown Atlanta, Dania’s Restaurant and Lounge is the place to visit during your night out on the town. Authentic Mediterranean entrees are served in the cozy atmosphere and brick-oven pizzas are made with crisp, fresh ingredients. Dania’s prepares decadent desserts and offers a full bar. The average plate costs $12.

Hours of operation:
Breakfast: 8:00am-11:00 am
Lunch: 11:00am-5:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-12:00 am

Fadó Irish Pub
www.fadoirishpub.com
273 Buckhead Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-0066

For an authentic taste of Ireland, visit Fadó, which serves burgers, soups, and sandwiches, as well as traditional Irish fare. Late night fun can be enjoyed on the rooftop patio, which is decorated with stone walls and murals of Ireland, or in the pub, while watching live coverage of Irish and European Sporting Events. The average plate costs $12.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00am
Friday: 11:00am-3:00am
Saturday: Early-3:00am
Sunday: Early-12am
The Pub’s weekend hours are based on the European sports’ schedule.
Kitchen Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: Full Menu until 10:00pm, appetizers only 10:00pm-11:00pm
Friday: Full Menu until 10:00pm, Appetizers only 10:00pm-12:00am
Saturday: Full Brunch until 1:00pm, Full Menu until 10:00pm, Appetizers only from 10:00pm-12:00am

P’cheen Bistro and Pub
www.pcheen.com
701 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-529-8800

For affordable, elegant bar food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients, visit P’cheen International Bistro & Pub, one of the first gastro-pubs in Atlanta. Delicious meat, poultry, and seafood are served alongside unique side dishes, such as sweet corn grits or truffle blue mashed potatoes. The average plate costs $16.

Hours of operation:
Dinner hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6:00pm-10:30pm
Friday: 6:00pm-12:00am
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-12:00am

Bar Hours:
Sunday: 12:00pm–12:00am
Monday: 6:00pm-2:00am
Tuesday-Wednesday: 6:00pm–1:00am
Thursday: 6:00pm–2:00am
Friday: 6:00pm–3:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm–3:00am

Italian

Azio Downtown
www.aziodowntown.com
229 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-222-0808

A perfect spot for lunch or dinner, AZIO Downtown offers traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy pizza, pasta, and other Italian favorites in a delightful atmosphere that is sure to bring refreshment to your day! The average plate costs $20.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-11:00pm

Baraonda Cafe
www.baraondaatlanta.com
710 Peachtree Street NE #200
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-879-9962

Serving pizza, pasta, and other Italian favorites, Baraonda mixes southern charm with the delightful cuisine of Italy. The quaint cafe offers dining room, patio, or bar seating and has an extensive wine selection. The average plate costs $16.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-10:30pm
Friday: 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday: 11:30am-12:00am
Sunday: 11:30am-10:00pm

La Tavola
www.latavolatrattoria.com
992 Virginia Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-873-5430

With classic Italian dishes served in a beautiful and cozy setting, La Tavola is a favorite place for romantic dinners or family gatherings. Delicious and traditional Italian cuisine is prepared in an open exhibition kitchen. An extensive wine list is available. The average plate costs $17.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy
www.maggianos.com
3368 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-816-9650

For a business lunch or a large group celebration, visit Maggiano’s Little Italy, where Italian food is served in a vibrant setting with excellent service. A wide selection of meat, pasta, and vegetarian items are available and party rooms offer private dining for special celebrations. A family style menu is offered for parties of 4 or more. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 11:30am-11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm

Medici
www.mediciatlanta.com
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
770-953-4500

Enjoy the taste of Tuscany with a contemporary twist at Medici. Fresh seafood and prime meats are paired with the perfect wine, selected from the extensive wine collection of over 90 varieties. Many dishes are prepared with a regional favorite – Georgia sweet grass goat cheese. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of operation:
Lunch:
Sunday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Sotto Sotto
www.urestaurants.net
313 North Highland Ave, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-523-6678

Located in historic Inman Park, Sotto Sotto is the perfect spot for an authentic Italian meal, served with 100% Italian wine. Delicious and unique menu items include favorites such as eggplant and walnut ravioli, or oak roasted tuscan style veal chop. The average plate costs $20.

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-12:00am
Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Veni Vidi Vici
www.buckheadrestaurants.com
41 Fourteenth Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-875-8424

Enjoy a relaxing meal in the warm ambiance of Veni Vidi Vici, located in midtown. The classic Italian trattoria offers authentic and delicious dishes, and is known for its handmade pasta and signature roast suckling pig. Party rooms offer private dining for special celebrations. The average plate costs $25.

Hours of operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Latin, Cuban, and Spanish Restaurants
Coco Loco Cuban and Caribbean Cafe
www.cocolocoatlanta.com

(404) 364-0212

Eclipse di Luna Restaurant and Tapas Bar
www.eclipsediluna.com

(678) 205-5862

La Fonda Latina
www.fellinisatlanta.com/lafonda.html

(404) 816-8311

Loca Luna
www.loca-luna.com

(404) 875-4494

No Mas! Cantina
www.nomascantina.com

404-574-5678

Papis Cuban and Caribbean Grill
www.papisgrill.com

(404) 607-1525

Steak and Seafood Restaurants
BLT Steak
www.e2hospitality.com/blt-steak

(404) 577-7601

Legal Sea Foods
www.legalseafoods.com

(678) 500-3700

Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill and Brewery
www.maxlagers.com

(404) 525-4400

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood
www.mccormickandschmicks.com

(404) 521-1236

Mckendrick’s Steak House
www.mckendricks.com

(770) 512-8888

Ray’s in the City
www.raysrestaurants.com

(404) 524-9224

Silk
www.silkrestaurant.com

(678) 705-8888

The Sports Scene – Sports and Recreation

Sports
Atlanta, named among the top 10 “Best Sports Cities”,* is home to five professional sports franchises:
Atlanta Braves (MLB) at Turner Field
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) at Philips Arena
Atlanta Dream (WNBA) at Philips Arena
Atlanta Falcons (NFL) at the Georgia Dome
Georgia Force (Arena football) at The Arena at Gwinnett Center

Atlanta continues to host major sporting events including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course, Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and the 10K Peachtree Road Race.

For fans of college sports, metro Atlanta is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and also annually hosts the Chick-fil-A Bowl and Parade and the SEC Championship.

*Sporting News magazine, October 11, 2010
**Information courtesy of Metro Atlanta: An Executive Profile

Recreation
Metro Atlantans have ample opportunities for both indoor and outdoor recreation with more than 100 public, private and semi-private golf courses and approximately 300 golf days per year. The area offers several lakes– Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona being the largest– for fishing, swimming, and boating. There is also an abundance of recreation leagues and clubs for popular sports, such as tennis, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, cycling and running. The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA), the second largest local tennis association in the nation with more than 80,000 members playing on over 200 public tennis courts, and the Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the United States serving runners and walkers of all ages and paces, are just two of the opportunities available to metro Atlanta residents.
Piedmont Park
Lookout Mountain
Centennial Olympic Park
Chattahoochee Nature Center
**Information courtesy of Metro Atlanta: An Executive Profile

Lovers of tennis will find an abundance of courts, both free and fee-based, and an especially strong organization for league play, the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association. Registered with the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1934, ALTA is affiliated with the U.S. Tennis Association through membership in the Southern Tennis Association and abides by the rules of the USSTA rules of tennis and code of play. It hosts leagues for men, women and juniors. For more information, visit the ALTA website, www.altatennis.org.

Under the auspices of the Atlanta Track Club, the city is a prime venue for five-and 10-kilometer foot races, most notably the 33-year-old Peachtree Road Race, the largest 10,000-meter road race in the world. Held every Fourth of July in hot and humid weather on a course that traverses hills and plateaus extending from Buckhead’s Lenox Mall to Piedmont Park in Midtown, “the Peachtree,” as natives like to refer to it, attracts runners from as far away as Africa, Europe and Indonesia, along with a cadre of loyal natives who make it a point of pride to run the race every year. For more information on the Peachtree and other Atlanta Track Club-sanctioned foot races, go to www.atlantatrackclub.org.

As area residents look for safer ways to exercise and avoid congested roadways, the demand for a metro wide trail system has increased dramatically. The PATH Foundation, a non-profit organization, has stepped in to help create a network of trails throughout Georgia and the metro area that are used each day by thousands of joggers, walkers, bikers and skaters. Currently there are over 80 miles of trails throughout Atlanta. To find the nearest trailhead go to www.pathfoundation.org.

Like most metropolitan centers, Atlanta also has its share of health clubs and fitness centers with extensive equipment and programs ranging from standards such as Nautilus programs and aerobics to newer programs including Bikram yoga and Pilates workouts. Metro YMCAs offer family fitness programs and facilities as well as workouts geared specifically for youth and the elderly. Leading national franchises with multiple Atlanta locations include Australian Body Works, Bally Total Fitness, Crunch Fitness, Fitness International, Gold’s Gyms, L.A. Fitness Sports Clubs and Ladies Workout Express. In addition, most medical centers offer  fitness programs such as the Piedmont Hospital Health and Fitness Club. Of course any list of local gyms and health clubs would include the Concourse Athletic Club in Dunwoody, downtown’s Peachtree Center Athletic Club and the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA Fitness Center in Buckhead. Also, most county parks and recreation departments offer low-cost fitness facilities ranging from fitness par courses at many parks to full gymnasiums and outdoor tracks.

Atlanta Ranks High In Quality Of Life

ATLANTA: Your New Hometown

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Centennial Olympic Park

Welcome Home!
…to a city where every other street seems to have “Peachtree” in its name, where its citizens are as determined and resilient as Scarlet O’Hara, where a soft drink has become “the Real Thing” the world over, where the courageous leader of America’s civil rights movement called home and where the status of an international city is firmly established by hosting the Olympics.

The area of Atlanta was originally populated by a Native American mound-building society. Many of Atlanta’s corridors follow the paths created by the Creek and Cherokee Indian nations, who inhabited the area until the early 19th Century. A large Creek settlement was called Standing Pitch Tree after a tall lone tree. Over time, the “pitch tree” became “peach tree.” No matter where you go in Atlanta, you always seem to be driving on Peachtree.

By the time of the American Revolution, the Creek, thought to be descendants of the early inhabitants, had established Standing Peachtree Village near the site of an ancient mound by the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek. The village was a hub for several major trails and functioned as an important trading center. A large section of one of the main trails, which ran from the village to present-day Suwannee, was upgraded by local European settlers near Fort Daniel built, during the War of 1812, in what is now Gwinnett County. This led to the building in 1813 of Fort Peachtree on a rise overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The former trail that now connected the two forts became known as the original Peachtree Road.

In 1821 the Creek ceded the lands surrounding the Atlanta area to the State of Georgia. The first European settler in what is now Atlanta was Hardy Ivy, who in 1833 built a cabin near present day Courtland Street and International Boulevard. In 1836, in an effort to compete for trade, the Georgia legislature approved the construction of a railroad to connect the area near Chattanooga, Tennessee to “”…a point on the southeastern bank of the Chattahoochee River.” Army  engineer Colonel Stephen Harriman Long was chosen to determine the most practical route for the new Western and Atlantic Railroad line. After exploring half a dozen options he chose a site nine miles south of the river. In 1837, a stake was driven into the red clay on Hardy Ivy’s property and the town that was to become the city of Atlanta became the “end of the line.” Aptly named Terminus by the railroad’s chief engineer, the town boomed. As the town continued to grow and prosper, the name Atlanta was chosen to represent the thriving, progressive community that today nearly 5,500,000 residents call home.

Today, the Atlanta metropolitan area consistently ranks high in overall quality of life when compared to other cities in the country for numerous reasons. It is home to notable businesses such as Cingular Wireless, CNN, Cox Communications, EarthLink, Equifax Georgia-Pacific, Horne Depot, the Weather Channel and UPS, and continues to function as a major economic hub.

With a passenger terminal complex equivalent to more than 45 football fields, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest passenger airport. Atlanta is an ideal location for carriers like hometown Delta Air Lines, as the city is only a 2-hour flight away from 83 percent of U.S. cities. Every day, nearly 250,000 passengers travel through Hartsfield-Jackson making it the world’s busiest passenger airport.

Atlanta offers its residents distinct seasons and a temperate climate. The flowering of the dogwood trees in the spring brings a festive air to the city, one of the greenest metro areas in the eastern part of the nation. Summers, which can have extended hot and humid spells, are tempered somewhat by Atlanta’s elevation on the edge of north Georgia’s Piedmont region. When fall moseys into the Atlanta region, the abundant greenery creates a decidedly more colorful canopy. Winters can be cold but daytime temperatures are usually comfortable enough to enjoy being outdoors.

Due to Atlanta’s ideal location, recreational activities abound in Georgia. Day trips offer opportunities in hiking, water skiing and whitewater rafting. A four-hour drive from Atlanta can bring you to the charm and grace of Savannah and the Georgia Coast, or the splendor of the North Carolina Mountains.

With over 8,000 restaurants in the metro area that range from simple and satisfying to elegant and gourmet, one never needs to go far to find a good meal. With every major U.S. regional cuisine represented as well as offerings from the cuisines of Europe, Latin and South America, Africa and Asia, those in search of outstanding culinary experiences will have an endless adventure.

Cultural appetites can also be well sated. The High Museum of Art, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet, the Alliance Theater, the famous Fox Theater and the Civic Center plus art galleries, comedy clubs, live music venues and local festivals are but a few of the host of choices available for a sophisticated night on the town or a weekend of fun. For entertainment the whole family would enjoy Atlanta offers Six Flags Over Georgia, the Presidential Center, the Fembank Natural History Museum, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke.

Pro sporting events run year-round in Atlanta, which is home to baseball’s Atlanta Braves, football’s Atlanta Falcons, basketball’s Atlanta Hawks and hockey’s Atlanta Thrashers. Three state-of-theart facilities, Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, and Turner Field host these events and have also been home to the World Series, Major League Baseball’s All Star Game, two Super Bowls, NCAA Regional and Final Four basketball tournaments, the Peach Bowl and the SEC Championship Game.

Education is well served in the Atlanta area with 26 public school systems and over 150 private schools. Atlanta consistently ranks high in the total number of post¬secondary degrees conferred annually. Students from around the world come to Atlanta to attend renowned institutions such as Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

Housing choices abound in the metro Atlanta area. Because the region covers such a large area there are homes and settings available to match any lifestyle. For those who enjoy in-town living, choices can run the gamut from quaint bungalows, 19th
century Victorian homes and amenity-rich condo and apartment communities to trendy urban lofts, posh high-rises and modern, custom-built mansions. Prefer a suburban setting? There are plentiful options that range from family-oriented neighborhoods to upscale golf, equestrian and tennis communities featuring luxurious homes.

The rural areas of the metro region offer spacious settings for existing or new homes with a relaxed feel embodying the graciousness of the South. Land is available for people who have plans for building a dream house, while existing homes offer choices sure to satisfy anyone seeking a pastoral repose.

Opportunities are also available for homeowners with exclusive tastes. Numerous choices exist in golf and country club communities offering private memberships and custom homes.

Only in Atlanta

Ride your bike from Atlanta to Alabama. The Silver Comet Trail begins in Smyrna and runs all the way across the Alabama border.

Participate in the race that runners from around the world descend on Atlanta for each Fourth of July – the Peachtree Road Race. Approximately 60,000 runners participate each year, making it one of the largest 10K foot races in the world.

Ask directions from locals and you may hear “ITP” or “OTP.” These nicknames reference communities that are “Inside the Perimeter” or “Outside the Perimeter” created by Interstate 285, a nearly 63-mile stretch of highway that encircles much of the city of Atlanta.

View Atlanta from the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere and stay for dinner. The rotating Sun Dial Restaurant Bar and View atop the cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza in Downtown Atlanta provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city and surrounding area while enjoying delicious cuisine.

Witness the Eastern Continental Divide, a continental divide in the U.S. that separates the Gulf of Mexico drainage from the watersheds that flow directly into the Atlantic Ocean, runs right through downtown Atlanta and then east and through Decatur. Rainwater that falls on the south and east side of the divide runs eventually into the Atlantic Ocean while rainwater on the north and west side of the divide runs into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Taste over 60 different coke products from around the globe at the World of Coca-Cola and explore the complete story past, present, and future of the world’s best-known brand!

Let you imagination run wild with LEGO fans young and old at LEGOLAND Discovery Center –
made up of a series of interactive features with creative inspiration at every turn.

Sit at the center of a panorama of the Battle of Atlanta and take a stirring journey through time in Atlanta’s Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, which showcases large circular paintings depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta, and the APEX Museum, which includes depictions of African American history of Georgia.

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Georgia Aquarium

Dive into a one-of-a-kind aquatic experience at the Georgia Aquarium — the world’s largest aquarium, where you’ll discover beluga whales, whale sharks, penguins and aquatic animals from around the globe.

Other notable attractions are The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Braves Museum & Hall of Fame. The city also offers easy access to other historical sites such as the Tullie Smith Farm, Wren’s Nest, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. The Stone Mountain Park has nature trails, a tennis center, and amenities for swimming and fishing. Visitors to this park can also see the figures of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Gen. Robert E. Lee that are carved in the granite of the mountain. Other popular attractions include the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Yellow River Game Ranch, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Farmers Market. Additionally, three of Atlanta’s more prestigious universities are located close to the downtown area Georgia State University, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University.

Atlanta offers tons of fun for adults and children alike. There are so many things to do in Atlanta – from top attractions and history, to outdoor adventures and award-winning culture – you’re sure to find seasonal sensations year-round whose high school curricula have been revised to align with college and workplace expectations and one of 47 states whose graduation requirements have been raised to college/career standards. Partly as a result of this new, rigorous curriculum the number of schools meeting or exceeding standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act, continues to rise, with 77 percent of schools currently meeting AYP.


 

Atlanta is Thriving

Mayor Kasim Reed

Mayor Kasim Reed

Companies are voting with their feet and choosing Atlanta to expand their campuses and build their headquarters. Companies like NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced that they will relocate their headquarters to Midtown, bringing up to 3,600 jobs to Atlanta. Porsche Cars, Cardlyitcs, Prince Tennis, Athena Health and Pulte Group are all moving into the City of Atlanta, creating new jobs and opportunity for our residents.

We are witnessing a rebirth in residential and commercial development. We celebrated the grand opening of Buckhead Atlanta and Ponce City Market is set to open next spring. Underground Atlanta was sold to WRS, Inc. who plans to redevelop the 12-acre property to include mixed-use retail and housing space furthering the improvement of our downtown corridor. I also attended the grand openings of two new attractions in our main tourism corridor – the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the College Football Hall of Fame. Every ribbon cutting event and groundbreaking ceremony is not just a win for our business community, it’s a win for Atlanta because these new developments create new jobs and revitalize neighborhoods across our great city.

Now more than ever, we are a place where you can start and grow your business. We have established programs that offer invaluable resources for entrepreneurs in the City. Programs like the Women’s Entrepreneurs Initiative, that provides women entrepreneurs in the city resources such as educational workshops, mentorship, and legal and marketing advice to accelerate their business growth and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, who along with ACE will provide $3 million in loan capital for small businesses in Atlanta. We recognize that empowering entrepreneurs promotes job creation and strengthens our economy.

We have a vision of not just being another great city but being the leader in economic and cultural development in the southeast. The City of Atlanta was awarded the largest TIGER II grant in America and on December 30, 2014 we celebrated the official opening of the Atlanta Streetcar. The Atlanta Streetcar represents the first step in the dawning of a new era for transit in our city. The addition of the Atlanta Streetcar to the City will stimulate increased investment, grow jobs and offer residents, students, and visitors another transit option, an option that 51,000 people chose in the first month of operation. We are also expanding the Atlanta Beltline. This fall we broke ground on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, the largest expansion in its history of Atlanta Beltline through $43 million public-private investment. The Atlanta Beltline connects 45 neighborhoods and my Administration has already taken the first steps in bringing the Streetcar to the Beltline. We’re promoting connectivity between communities and neighborhoods, so that regardless of where you live, you can experience everything this great city has to offer.

It’s an exciting time in the City of Atlanta. Families and companies are choosing the City of Atlanta because Atlanta has proven to be a destination for innovation and opportunity. Atlanta is a city where you can bring and build your dreams.

Fine Dining

Bacchanalia
www.opentable.com
1198 Howell Mill Road NW #100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
For contemporary American cuisine, try Bacchanalia, which features light dishes with strong flavors. The menu changes with the seasons and consists of entirely organic ingredients. Bacchanalia offers a five-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. The menu can also be ordered a la carte at the bar.

Café Circa

www.cafecircaatl.com
464 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 477-0008
For a chic restaurant with a superb menu selection, visit Café Circa, located in the Historic Old 4th Ward district. Originally a grocery store built in 1903, Café Circa was renovated into the beautiful restaurant and bar that it is today. Menu items vary and include such offerings as lamb, oxtail, red fish and tofu. The average plate costs $18.

The Capital Grille

www.thecapitalgrille.com
255 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-262-1162
Enjoy a comfortably elegant evening and a breathtaking Atlanta skyline view at The Capital Grille. Known for its steak and seafood, The Capital Grille also offers an award winning wine list of over 5,000 bottles. The average plate costs $40.

Fire of Brazil

www.fireofbrazil.com
218 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-525-5255
With delicious and succulent steak, a large wine selection, and creamy cheesecake, Fire of Brazil is an upscale dining experience in downtown Atlanta. The large salad bar includes a wide variety of salads including chayote, portobello, and eggplant salads. The average plate costs $35.

Morton’s Steakhouse
www.mortons.com
303 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
404-577-4366
Located in downtown Atlanta, Morton’s Steakhouse is the perfect choice for lunch clients, a night on the town, or drinks at the bar. Morton’s offers seafood and steaks, and has a separate gluten and soy sensitive menu. Signature dishes including honey-chili glazed salmon filet, Chilean sea bass filet a la nage, and Alaskan king crab legs. The average plate costs $40.

Muss & Turner’s

www.mussandturners.com
1675 Cumberland Parkway Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-1114
For a unique dining spot with a relaxed atmosphere and fresh, locally grown food, visit Muss & Turner’s. The restaurant is a deli by day and seasonal bistro by night. In order to serve what is currently in season, the dinner menu changes daily. The average plate is $25.

Nikolai’s Roof

www.nikolaisroof.com

255 Courtland Street NE, 30 Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-221-6362
Located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai’s Roof is the perfect destination for a romantic dinner with a beautiful view of downtown Atlanta. With French and Russian influence, and using fresh and local ingredients, dishes can be served a la carte or in a 4-course or 8-course menu option. The menu changes often to offer exciting new dishes, with a favorite being Pan Seared Dover Sole with Caramelized Dutch White Asparagus. The 4-course menu costs $85.

Parish

www.parishatl.com
240 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434
For a fresh meal made with locally grown items, visit Parish, located in a beautifully restored historical building. A restaurant, market, and deli, Parish offers American inspired dishes, organic breads made in house, a walnut and zinc bar, and a coffee and espresso bar, which uses only fair trade beans. Live music is enjoyed on weekends. Menu items change daily to serve what is in season. The average plate costs $20.

Paschal’s

www.paschalsatlanta.com
180-B Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 525-2023
For an historic and soulful dining experience, visit Paschal’s Restaurant, located in downtown Atlanta. Started in 1947 by brothers James and Robert Paschal this down-home restaurant is known for its southern specialties such as fried chicken, smothered pork chops, braised short ribs, shrimp and grits, and mouth-watering peach cobbler. The average plate costs $18.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

www.ruthschris.com

267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-223-6500
Conveniently located near favorite Atlanta hotspots, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is the perfect place for a romantic steak dinner, or a social event in a private dining room. Known for its succulent steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse began in New Orleans over 45 years ago. Other menu items include a variety of seafood, lamb, chicken and vegetarian options. The average plate costs $45.

Sear

www.searatlanta.com
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 586-6134
Located in the Atlanta Marriott, Sear offers delicious cuisine for a special night on the town. Private dining is available, as well as chef’s tables, where Sear’s Chef Chris hosts patrons. The menu offers a variety of fire-inspired dishes including seared steak, seafood and even seared desserts. More than 140 varieties of wine are offered on the menu or in the adjacent lounge. The average plate costs $22.

South City Kitchen

www.southcitykitchen.com

1144 Crescent Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
If you are looking for contemporary Southern cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere, then South City Kitchen is the place to go. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience, where visitors to the Vinings’ location can watch their food being prepared in the open exhibition kitchen. Patrons at the Midtown location can dine in style in the updated, historic bungalow. The average plate is $35.

The Sundial Restaurant, Bar, and View

www.sundialrestaurant.com

Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-589-7506
A tri-level revolving restaurant located on the top floors of a 73 story hotel, the Sundial is one of Atlanta’s famous landmarks. After an 85 second ride in an exterior glass elevator cab, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Atlanta skyline, while having drinks at the bar, or enjoying any of the delicious menu items, including seafood, beef, lamb, and pheasant. The average plate costs $50.

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Roswell

www.roswellgov.com
(770) 641-3727

Unlike many of North Fulton’s communities, Roswell was founded in the early 19th century. The city is named after its founder, Roswell King, who built what became the largest cotton mill in North Georgia. The city was officially incorporated in 1854. By the time the Civil War started, the cotton mill employed more than 400 people, many of whom were sent north when the mill was destroyed by Gen. Sherman’s troops. During the Great Depression, when much of the area’s agricultural industry was lagging, Roswell was ceded from Cobb County to become part of Fulton at the same time that neighboring Milton County was being absorbed by Fulton. Roswell is now the eighth largest city in Georgia with a population close to 90,000, after having experienced extensive growth over the past 20 years. Due to its outstanding quality of life, the city has twice been voted one of the best places in the metro area to live by Atlanta magazine. Additionally, Frommer’s ranked Roswell No. 3 on its list of the best places to raise a family. Part of that can be attributed to its 13 parks, which comprise more than 900 acres of active and passive green space. Residents also have access to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, which is part of the National Park System. Roswell boasts a quaint downtown square full of eclectic shops and some of the metro area’s best restaurants.