A bright and airy brunch spot in Emory Village serving simple, fresh breakfast fare with servings and prices that are easy to stomach. Decadent sweet-potato pancakes are a hit, and croissant sandwiches are yummy for lunch.
The building, designed by star-chitect Michael Graves, houses the Southeasts largest collection of ancient art from Egypt, Greece, Rome and Central America. Upcoming special exhibits include Renaissance to Contemporary: Recent Acquisitions in Works on Paper and Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land. Free-$8.
Nooks and crannies filled with used books, comics, CDs and videos.
Houses more than 1,000 animals including
elephants, Sumatran tigers, black rhinos, zebras
and Chantek, the first orangutan to use sign
language. One of two zoos in the country to house
and study giant pandas. $12-$17.
After only positive experiences at both the Sandy Springs and Alpharetta locations, I was as excited as every other beer- and food-obsessed Atlantan to have a 5 Seasons inside the Perimeter. But the initial reports were worrisome. People complained that the main room was deafeningly loud, and even more troubling, that the food was disappointing. The large room overlooking the intersection of Marietta Street and Howell Mill Road does have strange acoustics, and the service ranges from friendly to spacy to downright absent. But those flaws are easily forgivable when great food is on the table. Unfortunately, great food is hard to come by at this 5 Seasons location. Because even with the best ingredients in the world, care must be taken to preserve those ingredients’ inherent value.