Atlanta Recommendations: National Championship Edition

Traveling to Atlanta for the National Championship? Members of your Young Alumni, Women of UGA and Black Alumni leadership councils have suggestions on the best places to visit, eat, shop and more before you prepare to cheer the Dawgs to victory against the Crimson Tide!

Dominique Holloman (AB ’01, BS ’01, MED ’04, JD ’04)
Immediate Past President, Black Alumni Leadership Council
Places to Visit: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, The Center of Civil and Human Rights, The High Museum
Places to Eat: The Varsity, The Sun Dial, Ok Cafe
Places to Shop: Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza

Elizabeth Cox (BBA ’13)
Secretary, Young Alumni Leadership Council
Places to Visit: College Football Hall of Fame, Ponce City Market
Places to Eat: Ladybird, the Inman Park restaurant area, Gypsy Kitchen
Places to Shop: Shops Around Lenox, Ponce City Market (Ali Gant, a member of Women of UGA, recommends swinging by Onward Reserve, a Bulldog 100 business, to pick up some red and black apparel while you’re there!)

Anne Beckwith (BBA ’90), Women of UGA secretary, also recommends the Sun Dial for lunch and a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Adam Johnson (MBA ’16)
Member, Young Alumni Leadership Council
Places to Eat: Ann’s Snack Bar, Nuevo Laredo
Things to Do: Downtown Atlanta Walking Tour

Ali Gant (AB ’01, MPA ’11)
Member, Women of UGA Leadership Council
Ali came prepared with some great recommendations for those staying OTP (outside the perimeter)
Place to Shop: Waiting on Martha Home
Places to Eat: SOHO (try the tortilla soup!), Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe

Bailey Maxwell (ABJ ’09)
Member, Women of UGA Leadership Council
Places to Eat: Herban Fix (vegan- and vegetarian-friendly), Breakfast at Homegrown (get the Comfy Chicken with a side of pancakes), drinks at Little Trouble, a Blade Runner-inspired bar

Lisa Conley (MED ’09)
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, Black Alumni Leadership Council
Like Ali, Lisa also has some great OTP recommendations:
Places to Shop: Love Street in Smyrna, Doodlebugz in Marietta
Places to Eat: Sugar Cakes Patisserie for breakfast

Derek Hammock (BBA ’15, MACC ’16)
Member, Young Alumni Leadership Council
Places to Eat: Krog Street Market (specifically Richard’s Southern Fried Chicken), Cafe Intermezzo, Buttermilk Kitchen
Place to Visit: The Painted Pin (food and drinks + arcade games and upscale bowling)

Liz Powell (BS ’06, ABJ ’06)
Member, Young Alumni Leadership Council
Like some of her fellow council members, Liz recommends the Painted Pin and a visit to Ponce City Market. She also recommends checking out some of Atlanta’s local breweries, such as Three Taverns, Wild Heaven, Orpheus, Scofflaw, Monday Night Brewing and SweetWater.

Tonya Freeman (AB ’86)
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair, Black Alumni Leadership Council
Places to Eat: Hudson Grille, Dantanna’s, Taco Mac, Paschal’s, No Mas! Cantina