We have a B and B here at 130 Krog Street and this weekend we have a full house. Our guests are three men gator fans, and one is bringing his 17 year old son and 20 year old daughter from Florida coming up to see University of Florida beat Alabama on Saturday afternoon . One of them wrote to ask me what they should do with themselves while they are here. So I prepared the following customized itinerary for their stay at the Urban Oasis Bed and Breakfast ….
Start out with a complimentary glass of wine while you are getting ready for your Friday night reservations right next door at Kevin Rathun Steak. Seriously can you believe you can just walk next door to the most happening steak house in the country? Well believe it. And by the way, their dry aged steak is really worth it.
Get up Saturday morning about 8:00 and head out for a run though the streets of our Inman Park neighborhood with its beautiful big oak trees, Victorian houses and colorful bungalows. Then make a loop back on the Freedom Parkway Trail. We are only a block from the trail which goes from downtown skyscrapers to Candler Park Golf Course, miles of intown pavement—minus intown traffic. The Carter Center, is at the heart of the path, includes a 35-acre park with formal gardens, a wildflower meadow, a cherry orchard and waterfalls amid two small lakes. We can give you a good route depending on how many miles you want to go.
Come back eat a little breakfast at the Urban Oasis and then at 10:00 you should definitely go over to the Little Five Points area which the kids will love. Interesting shops, (don’t miss Junkman’s Daughter), and people watching. You can walk around there for an hour or so before heading over to the Telephone Factory Lofts Art Show and Sale which is five minutes down the road and starts at 11:00 AM. That should be a lot of fun. My friend, Grant Henry, lives there and has his studio and Sister Louisa Art gallery in his loft. It is definitely worth seeing. I will be going over Saturday morning, for sure. You will get to go inside the artist’s lofts which is great for nosey gawking and get to buy a few unusual gifts.
After that there are many places to go for lunch. Back in Little Five is a place called the Vortex Bar and Grill. It has a superb hamburger with lots of urban grunge (good grunge though). Or a few blocks away Parish is one of my favorites, with a very different kind of style and flavor. It is a kind is a cozy, chic New Orleans type of place that you can get a Po’ Boy or Muffalotta and bask in a quite different more genteel atmosphere. Another favorite of mine is the dining hole in the wall called, Eats . They only have chicken or pasta. When I go it is a terrible decision whether to get the terrific jerked chicken or the yummy lemon pepper chicken. But I always get the baked sweet potatoes collards and cornbread. Ummm um.
That should give you all plenty of time to get back to my place and get yourself decked out in orange and blue for the Florida Alabama game. You will probably want to leave about three-fifteen to get there in plenty of time to get in your seats by 4:00 kick off. The Inman Park/Reynoldstown Marta Station is just a few blocks from here.