SID MASHBURN'S SUPER-FANTASTIC GAMEDAY PLAYBOOK TO ATLANTA

 

Sid happens to be a pretty big football fan... he might have even chosen to trade his future design career for the chance to play in college. Luckily, he stuck to clothes. But he loves his adopted hometown, and he's rounded up his favorite spots for like-minded fans in town for the game. We kept things close to the stadium... and we call the Westside home, so maybe we're biased. ;) Welcome to Atlanta.
- Ann & Sid

 

BREAKFAST

  • Silver Skillet: No-frills diner & so good it often doubles as a movie set. (See: Remember the Titans.) An ATL institution. 404-874-1388
  • West Egg: A leisurely breakfast that never disappoints. Order anything with eggs in the name. 404-872-3973
  • Waffle House: A Southern icon, and a place everyone should visit. Bring cash for the jukebox. 404-823-8358  
  • Octane Coffee Bar: The coffee shop for those whose breakfast is coffee. 404-815-9886

 

WESTSIDE MARKET SHOPPING

  • Sid & Ann Mashburn: My wife, Ann, and I have shops where we sell all the good stuff… mostly clothes. Come shop with us! Or just hang out. We’ll be spinning tunes from Georgia & Alabama artists.
  • Posman Books: A great little bookstore, & the 4th location of Chelsea Market’s independent gem. 470-355-8989
  • Design Within Reach: Great modern furniture that’s great for daydreaming. 404-841-2471
  • Warby Parker: A brick & mortar rendition of the website that made eyeglasses-shopping cool. 470-548-1721
  • Serena & Lily: California transplant that will make you want to redecorate, pronto. (Be warned.) 404-491-7577
  • Dixon Rye: Raw and refined emporium for those that love interiors. 404-883-3939
  • Bungalow Classic: Some of the best taste in Atlanta & beyond. 404-351-9120

 

AFTERNOON KNOCKAROUNDS

  • Jeni’s Ice Cream: Ice cream that transcends the category - this stuff is unreal. The “Brown Butter Almond Brittle” is a house favorite, but there's not a bad flavor in there. I scream, you scream, you know the rest. 404-355-6050
  • Skyview Ferris Wheel: Atlanta’s version of the London Eye. Smaller, but perhaps no better view of Downtown (or better place for a selfie). 678-949-9023
  • Georgia Aquarium: An American institution - the foundational piece to Downtown Atlanta’s development. And the largest aquarium in the US. It’s surprisingly cool. 404-581-4000
  • College Football Hall of Fame: No more appropriate appetizer to the big game… a (long) stone’s throw from the stadium. 404-880-4800
  • The High MuseumRichard Meier-designed art museum. It’s worth dropping by the Lichtenstein house on the lawn if you don’t have time to go inside. 404-733-4400
  • MODAMore modern art! If you’re really into that. 404-979-6455 

 

DINNER + DRINKS

  • Antico Pizza: The Godfather of Neapolitan pizza in Atlanta. Expect to eat in the kitchen on communal tables with Italian opera turned to 11. The pizza’s only a 12. 404-724-2333
  • Le Fat: A Vietnamese brasserie with a French-Colonial backdrop. Dine at the bar. Get the drunken noodles, but don’t get drunk. 404-439-9850
  • The Optimist: Soaring seafood emporium (with a secret weapon oyster bar). At its essence, a fine dining fish camp. Named one of America’s best new restaurants in years past. 404-477-6260
  • Miller Union: Atlanta’s newly-crowned James Beard-winning restaurant. Sophisticated and simple… a tricky combination to pull off.  678-733-8550
  • Northside Tavern: Untouched! For a shot to calm the nerves (or for swilling a cold one and playing pool) before kick-off, visit one of Atlanta’s best “do drop inns.” 404-874-8745