|325 Broad St.
|11 – Midnight
|Dark Side of the Moon
|236 Broad St.
|until 9:00pm with limited menu items
|Doug’s Downtown Deli
|606 Broad St.
|10am – 4pm
|El Zarape Mexican Restaurant
|429 Broad St.
|11am – 5pm
|152 Shorter Ave.
|Christmas Eve: 11am – 10pm; Christmas Day: 11 am – 10pm
|Harvest Moon Cafe
|234 Broad St.
|11am – 2:30pm
|510 Broad St.
|8am – 3pm
|340 Broad St.
|11am – 5pm
|201 Broad St.
|11am – 5pm
|238 Broad St.
|11am – 4pm
|Moe’s Original BBQ
|101 W 1st St.
|11am – 4pm
|Schroeder’s New Deli
|406 Broad St.
|11am – 3pm
|1024 Broad St.
|7am – 3pm
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Updated for 2019
At Avalon on Ice, you can take advantage of open-air ice skating at Avalon in Alpharetta.
With sparkling lights strung above, Avalon’s ice skating rink is open to the public from Nov. 24 through Jan. 26, 2020.
The rink is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to the online calendar.
General admission tickets are $18 per adult and $14 per child under nine, including skate rental. Groups of 10 or more can get in for $15 per person.
Plan to go ice skating at Avalon often? A season pass is $175 per person, including skate rental.
For more information on group rates and specialty skating opportunities, visit experienceavalon.com.
Hours vary by date, with extended hours during holiday weeks:
Monday thru Friday — 3 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays — noon to 7 p.m.
*Holidays — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
*Holiday hours are in effect on these dates:
November 24 thru November 29
December 22 thru January 3
More holiday fun around Atlanta:
Monday, December 23, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Sunday, December 29, 2019
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From coffee and cocktails to burgers, tacos, and fancy dinners with a skyline view
Downtown Atlanta is home to the city’s biggest tourist attractions like the CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, and Georgia Aquarium. Not to mention the Mercedes-Benz Stadium — where the Atlanta Falcons and soccer team Atlanta United play — and State Farm Arena, home to Atlanta Hawks basketball.
Thanks to the efforts of institutions like Georgia State University and a variety of local preservation organizations, downtown Atlanta has experienced revitalization over the last decade. Many unused buildings have been repurposed into student housing or mixed-used developments. All of this renewed interest in Downtown has attracted more restaurants to the area and given residents, office dwellers, and visitors to the city even more dining and drinking options.
Check out this list of mostly local, non-chain restaurants and bars walkable from the hotels and attractions in downtown Atlanta.
Written by Atlanta Eats intern, Jessica Pierson
Eating out in ATL while also trying to be healthy is a minefield of fried chicken, BBQ, and biscuits. And eating out while trying to adhere to a Whole 30 diet will too often leave you choosing between grilled chicken and veggies and grilled chicken and veggies. If you decide to take on the restaurant scene in Atlanta, here are a few restaurants that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Head over to Upbeet to create your own healthy bowl filled with whatever you need! First choose a base of spinach, romaine, arugula, or kale. Then, pile on the veggies, seriously ALL the veggies. Add some protein like grilled chicken or flat iron steak, then add in some extra goodies like avocado, an egg, raisins, or cranberries. Use oil and vinegar as your dressing and there you go! So many options to choose from to make it just how you like it!
Farm Burger is another place that allows you to make your own. Choose a beef burger and get lettuce as you bun. Next, stack on some tomato, arugula, or red onion. Add on a fried egg (fried in oil, not butter) and an avocado, and you have yourself a meal!
Kale Me Crazy has plenty of Whole 30 options. Get the smoked salmon salad minus the croutons, and use olive oil and vinegar as your dressing. For another salad, get the greek salad minus the feta cheese and use olive oil and vinegar as your dressing. The turkey wrap is another yummy option, just make sure you get it without the tortilla!
Bones Restaurant has a filet mignon with grilled asparagus and a baked potato. The loin lamb chops with sauteed broccoli and garlic would be tasty as well. Or, try the red snapper without the sauce or beans, and add grilled asparagus. For all of these meals make sure to specify to be cooked in oil instead of butter, and no seasonings on the meat.
Seasons 52 is another good option. Try the mahi tuna crunch salad with oil and vinegar for the dressing for a lighter meal. For seafood, try the rainbow trout without the sauce. Get the roasted half chicken and sub the mashed potatoes for marble potatoes. Ask more no butter or seasoning.
Venkman’s has a great hanger steak, just ask for no chimichurri. The smoked chicken would be great with potatoes and collards as the sides. You could also have the pulled chicken sandwich with no bun, no garlic aioli, no cheese, and ask for a lettuce bun! Remember to ask for no butter on the sides.
Head over to Gather Cafe for some tasty Whole30 meals. Get the grilled salmon plate with no bread. Or the romesco chicken with grilled vegetables and fruit medley as the sides. For both of these make sure to ask for the veggies and meat to be cooked in oil and not butter. For a burger try the GPM Good Burger, with no seasoning on the burger, no bun, no cheese, no caramelized onions, and sub the fries for fruit medley.
Whole30 and eating out do not go hand to hand, but these meals can make it easier for you to enjoy your dining experience! Always remember to ask for your meat and vegetables to come unseasoned and cooked with oil instead of butter. While it may seem like you have to take everything off of the meal to eat it, just remember, you can always add salt or an avocado to make it more enjoyable!