An important collecting and exhibiting institution for a vast pool of regional artists, this beautifully conceived space gives the work of contemporary Georgia artists its due. Currently undergoing a renovation and expansion, so check before going to see what's open.
This gourmet mom-and-pop stand delivers highly inventive and inspiring ice cream creations. Traditional strawberry and chocolate are pure perfection, but flavors such as "black walnut," "sweet corn" and "coconut jalapeno" are creative standouts. Non-ice cream items include made-to-order crepes -- one filled with the heavenly, nutty Nutella and fresh strawberries. Winner of Best Ice Cream 2009.
Home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and part of the Woodruff Arts Center.
Decorated with posters of the periodic table, planet factoids, and musculoskeletal charts, Thinking Man Tavern feeds the mind as well as the body. Get a pitcher of Starving Artist beer (the cheap beer of the evening) to go with the half-pound juicy burger on a buttered, toasted roll or the eggplant parmesan sandwich you need a knife and fork to eat. You'll satisfy all you alcohol-induced cravings without having to leave the bar.