Getting ready to cook Paella at Barcelona Wine Bar.

One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood is Barcelona Wine Bar. They have a cozy ambiance, great wine list and delicious seasonal tapas. Recently they had a Paella cooking class that I went to with a foodie friend.

Getting ready to cook Paella at Barcelona Wine Bar.

We each had our own Paella pan and burners.


Ingredients are all ready for us to make Paella at Barcelona Wine Bar in Inman Park. We each have our own pans and burners!

Fresh ingredients for class to use in our paellas.


Isvari's Paella goodness.

Ishvari’s Paella


Snapperhead at Rathbun’s Barbecue on Krog.

Judi Knight and Kevin RathbunOur neighbor, renowned chef Kevin Rathbun has three restaurants on either side of our building here on Krog Street, Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steaks and The Krog Bar. Each year in the Spring and Fall Kevin sponsors a charity barbecue. This year the food was from Fox Brother’s one of our local Barbecue greats and music was by local band, Snapperhead.
Snapperhead at Rathbun's Barbecue on Krog.

Fritti corner of Highland and Elizabeth.

FrittiFritti is a great wood fired pizza and small plate Italian restaurant with a terrific patio. It is walking distance in the neighborhood,  just on the corner of North Highland and Elizabeth Streets. I love their charcuterie  platter and their arugula and beet salad. And it is a fun place to sit and people watch with a nice glass of Prosecco.

Atlanta Patio Dining

It’s spring time here in Atlanta, and you can tell by the crowds of people on the patios and decks of many restaurants and bars here in the area. There is nothing better than being with friends on a perfect spring night and enjoying your favorite food and drink. There are plenty of great restaurants where you can lounge outside near the Urban Oasis.

240 N. Highland Avenue Atlanta Georgia 30307

Barcelona Tapas and Wine Bar

This is the place that is hopping in Inman Park for cocktails and Tapas. Best to go ealry in the week and early in the evening if you’d like to get a table.

Six Feet Under
437 Memorial Drive S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312

With seafood to die for, a great roof-top porch, and fully-stocked bar, Six Feet Under (Grant Park) is a the perfect place to spend a night this spring. The deck overlooks Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery, which is a great place to take a stroll after lunch or sign up for an official tour.

The Book House Pub
736 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30306

It’s a cozy place with a little bar and great food. Their Guiness mac and cheese paired with a pinot noir makes for a perfect drink and appetizer. They also have a patio covered in trees and lights, great for that spring time dinner that turns into an all night occasion.

 Victory Sandwich Bar
280 Elizabeth Street Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30307

Victory, nestled here in Inman Park, is a new Sandwich bar offering delicious 4 dollar sandwiches and Jack and Coke Slushies. A great spot for an afternoon snack or midnight drink on a warm night.