Entrepreneur & Content Creator
Jul 15, 2022
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A Guide to Dining and Accommodation in Atlanta
Skylar Mclean ofServing Looks ATL
is a millennial dog mom living in Atlanta, Georgia. In June 2018, after receiving her MBA and going to work as an accountant, Skylar started Serving Looks ATL as a creative outlet to express her love of food, drink, and stunning lifestyle moments.
showcases not only Skylar’s creativity, favorite local restaurants, and fashionable outfits, but also offers freelance services for content creation, event representation, and bookkeeping.
Skylar is a resident expert when it comes to first-rate dining and accommodation in Atlanta (as can be seen on herInstagram
). Read on for her insider tips on food, culture, R&R, and more.
What are your top three hotels in Atlanta?
– I love the personalized welcome package (consisting of a handwritten note, chips, salsa, sour cream, and a build-your-own margarita kit), as well as the food and drinks at the onsiteDrawbar
. The neighboring attractions in West Midtown are also a plus. There is no shortage of things to do and places to eat:Puttshack
, andThe Painted Pin
are all fun, upscale options for dining or a night out.
– I love the views and vibe of the rooftop bar here. Located right next to the Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, it’s easy to do some shopping before or after your stay. There are also some really nice restaurants in the area:Del Frisco’s Grille
are both less than 10 minutes away.
– Also located in Midtown, I love the food-focused events here, like the wine and chocolate pairing classes. Amazing restaurants likeSTK
, andSaints + Council
are located just around the corner, as well as cultural attractions likeThe Woodruff Arts Center
and theHigh Museum of Art
Eat & Drink
Where are your go-to spots to eat & drink in Atlanta?
for the waffles with fruit;Buttermilk Kitchen
for the buttermilk biscuits with jam; andThe Real Milk and Honey
for the lobster biscuits.
for the salmon;Food Terminal
for Grandma BBQ Pork; andItalia Pizza
for the Sorrento Pizza.
Saints + Council
for the North Georgia Trout;Red Pepper Taqueria
for the Fried Lobster Tail; andA Mano
for the Crawfish Spaghetti.
Every Thursday, A Mano hosts “A Mano lends a hand night
”, where they donate a portion of their nightly profits to a selected charity or non-profit. The selected beneficiary—Giving Kitchen,
Free Bikes 4 Kidz
,Mercy Care Atlanta
, etc.—are featured for the entire month. It’s definitely worth checking out—not only for the delicious food but also so you can dine for a cause!
Where should we go for an enjoyable solo dinner?
is a great spot for craft dishes, cocktails, and conversation. Go with no agenda, and spend as much time as you want in the relaxed environment. Located in the heart of Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, the atmosphere is a perfect blend of work and play. Inside, you’ll find modern decor, impressive vaulted ceilings, a warm fireplace, and dinner tables that remind you of home. Outside, there is an airy patio featuring another cozy fireplace and lots of greenery.
Where should we go to get a feel for Atlanta culture?
is a great place to discover new shows and players. I also really love seeing how the playwright puts their own spin on classic pieces like
(Note: The Alliance is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off since 1968. Reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually, the Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges audiences to think critically and care deeply.)
If we’re going for a full spa experience, where’s the place?
Go to theHealth and Beauty Boutique
and book with Amal. I love my monthly facials, B12 shots, and neck and shoulder massages!
Any extra tips?
Check the weather before planning your outfit.
Always ask if the venue has parking and if you need to pay for parking, that way you can plan accordingly.
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