Whine of the Weak at Grant Central Pizza, Grant Park, Atlanta.
This establishment recently caused a stir with a note prohibiting crying kids in the restaurant. How did they read my mind?! Grant Park is busting with young families, and the local joints seem to be crawling with feisty children. Now I’m not some grumpy old spinster. I’ll oooh and aaah at babies as much as any woman. What I am is a hard working lady that wants to enjoy a local meal with a glass of wine without all that whine. Thank you Grant Central Pizza for bringing back a controlled and relaxing dining environment.

Whine of the Weak at Grant Central Pizza, Grant Park, Atlanta.

This establishment recently caused a stir with a note prohibiting crying kids in the restaurant. How did they read my mind?! Grant Park is busting with young families, and the local joints seem to be crawling with feisty children. Now I’m not some grumpy old spinster. I’ll oooh and aaah at babies as much as any woman. What I am is a hard working lady that wants to enjoy a local meal with a glass of wine without all that whine. Thank you Grant Central Pizza for bringing back a controlled and relaxing dining environment.


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Apr 23
9:25 am
Me and some friends tried out The Chocolate Bar in Decatur, GA on Saturday. The concept is, you guessed it, chocolate desserts and dessert martini’s and cocktails. Shown here is their signature martini, The Chocolate Bar, with vodka, bailey’s irish cream, and 75% tanzanian couverture (hard chocolate coating the base). It was a perfectly made creamy concoction with delicious glassy ice shards floating on the top. Curious, I tasted the other drinks at the table, and they all tasted fairly similar. There’s no adventurous flavors or real risks taken here, but it will indeed satisfy your sweet tooth.We also sampled an assortment of their truffles and an ancho chili chocolate cupcake. Overall, I have to say, I enjoyed their non-chocolate offerings so much more. The curry popcorn was light with just the right amount of flavor, and their ginger lemon martini rocked my socks off. Next time I’m going to try their chocolate wings!
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Me and some friends tried out The Chocolate Bar in Decatur, GA on Saturday. The concept is, you guessed it, chocolate desserts and dessert martini’s and cocktails. Shown here is their signature martini, The Chocolate Bar, with vodka, bailey’s irish cream, and 75% tanzanian couverture (hard chocolate coating the base). It was a perfectly made creamy concoction with delicious glassy ice shards floating on the top. Curious, I tasted the other drinks at the table, and they all tasted fairly similar. There’s no adventurous flavors or real risks taken here, but it will indeed satisfy your sweet tooth.

We also sampled an assortment of their truffles and an ancho chili chocolate cupcake. Overall, I have to say, I enjoyed their non-chocolate offerings so much more. The curry popcorn was light with just the right amount of flavor, and their ginger lemon martini rocked my socks off. Next time I’m going to try their chocolate wings!

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Jan 16
10:00 am
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What you are looking at is the stellar bar at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, GA. Quite possibly my ultimate favorite bar in the South. Don’t get me wrong, the food is equally as amazing (please try the burger and fries with bacon mayo), but I try to stick to my drinkin’ theme and don’t focus too much on that here. In the next few days I’m going to show you some of the beers and cocktails I enjoyed, with such ingredients as celery juice, roasted peanut orgeat, and salt and pepper. So please check back!
Photo credit: Lush Lady

What you are looking at is the stellar bar at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, GA. Quite possibly my ultimate favorite bar in the South. Don’t get me wrong, the food is equally as amazing (please try the burger and fries with bacon mayo), but I try to stick to my drinkin’ theme and don’t focus too much on that here. In the next few days I’m going to show you some of the beers and cocktails I enjoyed, with such ingredients as celery juice, roasted peanut orgeat, and salt and pepper. So please check back!

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Sep 12
12:39 pm
18 notes
I am becoming a huge fan of milk stouts, and this one further convinced me of their deliciousness. By Left Hand Brewing Co. (omg their website is amazing), it was “udderly delightful”. Thank you, Deckard’s, for carrying this seriously tasty brew.
Photo credit: Lush Lady 

I am becoming a huge fan of milk stouts, and this one further convinced me of their deliciousness. By Left Hand Brewing Co. (omg their website is amazing), it was “udderly delightful”. Thank you, Deckard’s, for carrying this seriously tasty brew.

Photo credit: Lush Lady 


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Aug 24
9:00 am
166 notes
Cutest. Beer. Ever. A Miller High Life, pony style.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Cutest. Beer. Ever. A Miller High Life, pony style.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 23
10:05 am
9 notes
What does chili have to do with drinking, you ask? This is a Guiness Chili at Deckard’s in Atlanta. (Nice website design, by the way). This was the only food item I needed to order. I paired it with a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning, and was one happy lady.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

What does chili have to do with drinking, you ask? This is a Guiness Chili at Deckard’s in Atlanta. (Nice website design, by the way). This was the only food item I needed to order. I paired it with a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning, and was one happy lady.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 22
9:00 am
3 notes
Shown here is a Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout at Hand in Hand Pub, Virginia Highlands, Atlanta. Winner of my Best Smelling Beer award (if I had one). Made by Southern Tier brewery in New York, it boasts an ABV of 9.6%, so the serving glass will be short, but the richness of the brew will compensate. If you see this on a menu, I beg you to try it. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady

Shown here is a Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout at Hand in Hand Pub, Virginia Highlands, Atlanta. Winner of my Best Smelling Beer award (if I had one). Made by Southern Tier brewery in New York, it boasts an ABV of 9.6%, so the serving glass will be short, but the richness of the brew will compensate. If you see this on a menu, I beg you to try it. 

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 21
10:00 am
142 notes
The Machu Peachu is the Wrecking Bar Brewpubs Southern take on a Peruvian Pisco Sour. With the addition of peach and apricot nectars and apricot brandy to the classic ingredients, this drink is perfect for us classy folks down South. Impress your friends by making it at your next party/hoe down/shindig: 
Machu Peachu+ 1 1/2 oz Porton Pisco+ 1/2 oz Peach nectar+ 1/2 oz Apricot nectar+ 1/2 oz Apricot brandy+ 3/4 oz Lemon juice+ 1 spoon bar sugar+ 1 egg white
Dry shake all ingredients to start the meringue. Fill shaker with ice and shake well, strain into a champagne glass. Top with 2 dashes Angostura and 2 dashes peach bitters. Use stir stick to swirl in bitters for effect.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

The Machu Peachu is the Wrecking Bar Brewpubs Southern take on a Peruvian Pisco Sour. With the addition of peach and apricot nectars and apricot brandy to the classic ingredients, this drink is perfect for us classy folks down South. Impress your friends by making it at your next party/hoe down/shindig: 

Machu Peachu
+ 1 1/2 oz Porton Pisco
+ 1/2 oz Peach nectar
+ 1/2 oz Apricot nectar
+ 1/2 oz Apricot brandy
+ 3/4 oz Lemon juice
+ 1 spoon bar sugar
+ 1 egg white

Dry shake all ingredients to start the meringue. Fill shaker with ice and shake well, strain into a champagne glass. Top with 2 dashes Angostura and 2 dashes peach bitters. Use stir stick to swirl in bitters for effect.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 11
7:00 pm
8 notes
The Hummingbird cocktail is based on a classic polish drink the Tatanka, the Native American word for Buffalo. Want to make it yourself? The Wrecking Bar Brewpub has been kind enough to share their recipe with us!
Hummingbird+ 1 1/2 oz Bison Grass vodka+ 1 1/2 oz fresh pressed apple juice+ 3/4 oz lemon juice+ 2 spoons Runny HoneyShake all ingredients in a Boston shaker and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Finish with 2 dashes Fees Rhubarb Bitters and an edible flower for garnish.
Photo credit: Lush Lady

The Hummingbird cocktail is based on a classic polish drink the Tatanka, the Native American word for Buffalo. Want to make it yourself? The Wrecking Bar Brewpub has been kind enough to share their recipe with us!

Hummingbird
+ 1 1/2 oz Bison Grass vodka
+ 1 1/2 oz fresh pressed apple juice
+ 3/4 oz lemon juice
+ 2 spoons Runny Honey
Shake all ingredients in a Boston shaker and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Finish with 2 dashes Fees Rhubarb Bitters and an edible flower for garnish.

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 11
9:00 am
224 notes
Maiden Name: Square One Botanical Vodka, Rothman and Winter Pear liqueur, Lemon, Ginger Beer
Photo credit: Lush Lady

Maiden Name: Square One Botanical Vodka, Rothman and Winter Pear liqueur, Lemon, Ginger Beer

Photo credit: Lush Lady


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Aug 4
9:00 am
4 notes