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Too Many Peaches
I could never live in Atlanta, because I would explode. I gained 10 pounds in a week. The adorable harley took me to lunch at Mary Mac's Tea Room, where I ate "pot likker", brunswick stew, some amazing fried chicken, and homemade banana puddin' (served warm with lots of nilla wafers, of course)!

For dinner, we went to The Vortex, a really hip bar in the Little Five Points area. We ate soft pretzel spirals, though I passed on the "Grilled Fluffernutter X-treme" sandwich, as well as the "Super Stack Heart Attack Burger", where the buns are grilled cheese sandwiches and topped with two fried eggs. Check out the menu at http://www.thevortexbarandgrill.com/menus/WebMenu.pdf. It's worth reading just for the entertainment value. It spells out that it is an "idiot-free zone", so all the bikers that visit know what etiquette is expected.


The homemade cookies and peanut butter pie were from Watershed, a delightful earthy-crunchy restaurant located in an old gas station. It's co-owned by Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls. It featured healthy southern food - that while good - didn't quite satisfy the grease and fat cooking that I was craving.

I got my sugar quotient fulfilled later when Harley and I went to the World of Coke. The coca-cola museum is more fun that I thought it would be, with samples at the end from 60 different soda flavors from all over the world. Try the Beverly! It's not as bad as I had been led to believe. The Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Eagle were also a lot of fun, though I am disappointed I didn't get wrongfully arrested by any hot Georgia policemen.

On my last day in Atlanta, I also got to see my friend Kinky Tim, who likes to lie on the floor and have me spit chewing tobacco all over his t-shirt . Which is a lot of fun. He took me to the Flying Biscuit cafe, where I had the biscuits and gravy and the cheese grits, which were both delicious. The next time I go to Georgia, I am going to bring along a friend, who will do all the eating for me. I really couldn't live very long with that many calories! I can't wait to go back...


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I had a great time, and I'm honored to call you a friend now.

Next time, go to Ria's Bluebird Cafe, and have the poached eggs with brisket for breakfast. Oh my merciful g-d, I dream of it.

Only if you will be my "paid companion" in charge of eating all the calorie-rich food for me, and then describing how good it tastes.

Also: Old Hickory House, especially the one on Northlake Parkway barely outside the Perimeter (I-285) and just north of LaVista Rd., is To. Die. For. when it comes to Suthun-style breakfasts, like biscuits and gravy. Never mind their mind-blowing bar-b-cue.

The hubby and I lived off of Henderson Mill Rd. the last 8 years we were in the Atlanta area, and between Old Hickory House and Bambinelli's, many were the nights that I neither cooked dinner nor cleaned up after it. :-}}}}

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