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4 'Hoods to Hit This Memorial Day Weekend

By Lauren Loudermilk | May 18, 2017 | Articles

1. INMAN PARK
MORNING It is a truth universally acknowledged that a long weekend must be in want of a brunch. We recommend Bread & Butterfly’s menu à la française of cheese and carbs. Don’t worry, you can walk it off with the Eastside BeltLine and Freedom Park trails just steps away. 
@bread_and_butterfly; @atlantabeltline; @freedompark_atl
NOON Toast the holiday at Victory Sandwich Bar’s Inman Park location. Pair your Okie Dokie (Brie, tomato, artichoke, arugula and pesto, nom) with a Jack & Coke slushie—or we recommend the resto’s frozé, available on Saturdays. @victorysandwichbar
NIGHT Zoo Atlanta in Grant Park celebrates its 10th annual Brew at the Zoo Saturday (admission from $50). The evening festivities include a sampling of more than 70 beers, a little wine for nonbeer drinkers and live music. Also expect to get up close with some of the zoo’s 1,000 critters with special keeper talks and animal demos. @zooatl

2. DECATUR
MORNING Wake up with a stop by the cafe at Cakes & Ale for a cold brew or rose lavender tea to go with your freshly baked pastry. @cakesandalerestaurant
NOON You can’t miss the Decatur Arts Festival taking over the main square, where you’re sure to find the perfect new piece for your gallery wall. Expect theater, comedy and music, in addition to work by hundreds of artists on display. Definitely visit the line of food trucks around the square, but also beat the heat with a cone of handmade ice cream from nearby shop Butter & Cream. @decatur_arts_alliance; @butterandcream1
NIGHT After a long day of walking, The Pinewood invites you to a special showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark as part of its new Sunday Movie Night series. A ticket for two ($59) includes a craft cocktail and complimentary movie theater snacks, in addition to signature dishes like fried chicken, pulled pork or burger sliders; or the popular fried Brussels sprouts served with herbsaint-buttermilk dipping sauce. Kick back and enjoy the flick, drinks and movie bingo in the recently renovated space. @pinewoodtr

3. O4W
MORNING Grab a seat at Spiller Park Coffee in Ponce City Market and get a coconut sipper on the side of your toast with “cinn ’n’ sugar.” Spend the morning shopping signature fragrances at Candlefish, hard-to-find gems at Posman Books and chic swimwear at newly opened South Moon Under. @spillerpark; @shopcandlefish; @posmanbooks; @southmoonunder
NOON When you’re ready for lunch, head out to the BeltLine Shed for The Mercury’s The Helpful Hot Dog initiative, happening from noon to 3pm. Chef Zach Meloy of Better Half is scheduled to put his spin on the classic hot dog (from $5), all in support of local nonprofits. Then, take your hot dog on a walk down the BeltLine to enjoy Georgia’s early-summer weather. @helpfulhotdogs
NIGHT There’s no better weekend to try Ponce City Market’s retro theme park. Move up to Skyline Park (admission $10) on the roof, and spend the rest of your day with mini golf, Strawberries & Roebuck Frozen Ritas, park snacks and a trip down the Skyline slide. @skylinepark

4. MIDTOWN/WEST MIDTOWN
MORNING Start your day with caffeine and brekkie from 8ARM, featuring delectables like grain bowls and toast piled with avocado or strawberries. @8armatl
NOON Urban Tree Cidery may be famous for its hard sips, but May 28, the hot spot is calling all ATLiens who like to nosh while they drink. Enjoy sandies like the DSBC Club and the Southern Buddha from The Deep South Biscuit Co. food truck paired with Urban Tree’s original and barrel-aged ciders at this unforgettable one-day-only nom-sesh. @urbantreecider
NIGHT Friday night Chris Rock is in town for his Total Blackout Tour at the Fox Theatre (tickets from $30). Catch the comedian’s return to the stage—after nine years—where he’s sure to take on issues like race, marriage and a certain U.S. president. After the show, grab drinks, snacks and a few Instas at neon-lit Little Trouble on the Westside. @thefoxtheatre; @littletroubleatl



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