What a trip to Hot ‘Lanta, The Big Peach, ATL – It all started landing at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport the world’s business airport by passenger traffic in the world (in second is Beijing), this is also Delta Airlines Hub. Once we arrived we took an Lyft from the airport which is regularly available in Atlanta, along with Uber. Our hotel we stayed at was Kimpton Overland Hotel (a newly converted IHG brand).
Kimpton Overland Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5 stars – we had a rough beginning with our Raid the Bar certificate as a Platinum Elite IHG member, but the General Manager resolved our issue during our stay and provide us with a bar credit.
Our first meal, we went to Bully Boy
Parisian Gnocchi – She Crab Soup, Bobby Britt’s Spring Onions, Peas, Fennel, Lemon
BBQ Georgia White Shrimp – Lemon, Tabasco, Old Bay Crouton
@bullyboyatl 3 out of 5 stars – We enjoyed the Gnocchi and the flavor of the shrimp, however, the food was a bit over salted.
The next day was a much better experience, we went to the Atlanta Botential Garden here are some amazing photos:
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Atlanta Botential Garden: Rating 5 out of 5. This was an amazing place and was even better than the Orchid show at the Botential Gardens in the Bronx, NY. Must see.
5 out of 5 stars – Would go back on the next visit to Atlanta. Excellent service, fresh homemade ingredients, and tasty cocktails. My favorite dish from here was the ensalada.
Happy Hour Food: M-F 5pm-7pm (worth it!)
Dinner: Bocca Lupo – We ordered the chef pasta 4 course along with a few extra items. We did pretty well, until we got to the Chicken Parm and got stuffed.
5 out of 5 stars – Would also go back next visit. The Pasta was amazing and so was the Lamb! My favorite: tie – 20 yolk tagliatelle and the lamb.
Other Honorable Mentions:
Other activities that we did were the Coca-Cola Museum, Delta Flight Museum, and the Porsche Experience Center. I would pass on the Coca-Cola Museum if you aren’t a fan of soda or drink it.
And the need for speed – Porsche Driving Experience, Atlanta
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Thank you for reading and until next time. #theflybyfoodie