5 Reasons to Visit Westside Ironworks Now

By Betty Ann Graham | June 20, 2016 | Articles

1. Barcelona Wine Bar
Vegetable paella, carchuterie, and jamón and manchego croquetas are just a few of the Spanish cuisine favorites that Barcelona has to offer. The culture is reflected in the restaurant’s contemporary architecture and style with steel rooflines and columns leading out into the open-air dining courtyard. Pull up a chair on the spacious garden-style patio and enjoy a bevy of cocktails (try the Sherry Cobbler) or one of hundreds of vinos. @barcelonawinebar

2. O-Ku Atlanta
As the second location of this Charleston-born sushi house, O-Ku Atlanta supports local farmers and fisherman, always providing a fresh and unique dining experience. Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture on the expansive rooftop bar that overlooks the Midtown skyline. While gazing, be sure to taste some of the sake and Atlanta’s most sophisticated cocktails, wines and brews. Menu highlights include contemporary Japanese entrees, sashimi and specialty rolls such as Green Eggs and Hamachi featuring spicy tuna, cucumber, asparagus, wasabi, tobiko and crispy onion that will be sure to zest up your taste buds. @okuatlanta

3. Tom + Chee
As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Tom+Chee has grown from a small business in Cincinnati, Ohio to a full-blown phenomenon. This inventive grilled cheese shop mixes comfort food with fresh ingredients and healthy alternatives. The menu features a “Build Your Own” grilled cheese option, plus specialty combinations like wacky grilled cheese donuts. With gluten-free and vegan-options, plus made-in-house sauces, spreads and dressings, the possibilities to create cheesy-goodness are endless. @tomandcheeatl

4. Dixon Rye
Founder Bradley Odom is no newcomer to understanding what encompasses the atmosphere of the South. His home goods store Dixon Rye dips into each customer’s lifestyle and Southern sensibility by intentionally mixing pieces to create an aesthetic pleasing to both industrial and traditional fans. Casually stroll through the store and enjoy sipping on a glass of bourbon while chatting with the friendly representatives. Design services are offered for those who might need a little help defining their interior motives. @dixon_rye

5. Villa Savannah
As an extension of mogul Dean Caldarelli’s residential real estate business, Villa Savannah is a one-stop shop for fab furniture, unique accessories and an outfit to go with it all. Say what?! On the fashion side, the handpicked Southern-meets-West-Coast-cool collection includes garb from HYFVE, Kori America, Lovestitch and Naked Zebra, while the home goods selection boasts glam furniture like tufted sofas, bold rugs and embellished foot stools. You (and your home!) will be looking good in no time. @villasavannah


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