Atlanta

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Atlanta is definitely worth a weekend trip. I visited the city to see my Saints play the Falcons. We stayed in an Airbnb in the heart of downtown, just a few blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The location was both affordable and convenient, as it was only a short walk to and from the stadium. On the walk to the stadium we randomly stopped in at Park Bar to grab a beer. Great atmosphere for pregaming as it’s filled with TVs, an extensive craft beer selection (try the Scofflaw Basement IPA), and delicious food. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is absolutely stunning. And it has the cheapest concessions in the league. If there are two things you must do while in Atlanta, it’s dine at Poor Calvin’s and Takorea. Both are located in Midtown, just a short Uber ride away from the Airbnb. Poor Calvin’s is a modern Asian-fusion restaurant. I ordered the Lobster Wontons, Fried Chicken, & Lobster Macaroni & Cheese. Possibly one of the best meals of my life. Next time I’m trying the Lobster Fried Rice. Takorea mixes Mexican & Korean street eats. We went here for dinner and it was the cheapest and most bang for your buck meal we had in Atlanta. I got the Korean Fried Rice with Beef, which can easily feed 2 people. I still think about that meal from time to time. Midtown is also a great area to bar hop. If you’re a fan of an old fashioned, I highly recommend the Blackberry Sage Old Fashioned from White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails. Because it snowed while we were there, we never got to venture out to Stone Mountain. But from seeing pictures of it online, I recommend going if the weather is nice.