jennifer, this is a lovely review. one question — since you mention canneles and you describe how they should be, you've clearly had them before. is there anywhere else in atlanta that you know of that i could find them? i've been on a quest for some time.
twinkies are disgusting. they should not have been brought back from the dead.
@ through the looking glass: I think Living Walls scouts possible locations they find appealing for size and visibility then approach owners. I went to an awesome Creative Mornings event where Monica (LW founder) said her dream location would be the melia hotel wall that faces the interstate.
Banksy would be epic... *engage hypnosis* come to Castleberry Hill... Haha
marcy starz did a piece last year in my neighborhood, it is a fox with red lanterns. no boobies. i love it. i hope *anyone* from living walls comes back to our neighborhood this year, demons, boobs or anything else. in fact, i would be overjoyed to have a mural painted on the actual building i live in.
i don't understand what all this snark is about and i say it with the most earnest bewilderment. IKEA quality? rainbows and butterflies? seriously, what would you like to see? these paintings are a gift, given for free. (cue a chorus of insults accusing me of being a tasteless elitist who relocated from the suburbs within the last decade so i can feel cool about living in the city).
i think living walls is a fantastic project and i find the whole organization uplifting. their motive is pure, even if some of the execution hasn't worked out. i think they learned some lessons last year and will be more careful legally and more sensitive to the wishes of the neighborhoods. but i will say that the more conditions you put on a creative process, the more homogenous and mediocre the output can become.
it's nice to see so many atlanta artists and i'm surprised and delighted that roti is coming back. i can't wait to find out who the secret unconfirmed artist will be!
cliff, what am i missing? i was actually shocked to read your glowing review.
i went for some takeout about a month ago and was mightily unimpressed. i had the amalfi chicken which was a yummy half of a chicken with bright green olives and onions, it had about two potato wedges... but at $16 i could have made an equally yummy whole bell & evans chicken with the same ingredients in about an hour for the same price or less. i wanted it to be much better than what i can make at home.
i also ordered a $14 serving of sorrentina pasta which the hostess recommended, it was fine, but less remarkable than the chicken. a penne-like pasta, cherry tomatoes, torn basil leaves, fresh mozzarella. i don't need my sauce to be campbell's cream of whatever, but this sauce was so watery it didn't stick to the pasta AT ALL. and the bufala had melted into weird clumps that i would find randomly as i was dredging my pasta through the "sauce" trying to make it stick...
i suspect i am too pedestrian to appreciate this fine meal. i like simple food prepared well but i just didn't get all the hoo-ha.
She won! Awesome!
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