SunO Dessert's menu bursts with an amalgam of made-to-order shaved ice and other desserts. Sweet-seekers can sink a spoon into creamy concoctions such as the Dirt o’Oreo, a cup of fluffy vanilla ice cream dotted with gummy worms, Oreos, and crushed nuts drizzled with chocolate syrup ($6.50 for a large). Switch a spoon for a straw with black and green bubble tea infused with fruity flavors ($2.25 for a medium, $3.25 for a large), or placate pancakey peckishness with a delicate fruit crepe clad in fruit accouterments such as kiwi, strawberries, peaches, and bananas and crowned with cornflakes, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream ($6.50). SunO Dessert plays host to a variety of musical, artistic, and cultural events, pairing sundaes with giveaways and bubble tea with round-table discussions on the Mariana Trench.
On a 6-acre farm in rural Georgia, Bella Cucina owner Alisa Barry and her team of chefs cook produce from their organic garden into small batches of artisanal sauces, spreads, and olive oils. Their "unbelievably delicious" artichoke-lemon pesto earned a spot on Oprah’s O List in 2004, and Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Thing To Do calls the full roster of sauces "mouthwatering."
But the food is only one part of Barry’s mission to empower gourmands. She also stocks shelves with dozens of Italian cookbooks that brim with slow-food recipes and designs a line of ceramic cookware that respond to junk food by defensively sealing their lids.
Jack-o’-lanterns have the most radiant faces, and not just because they have actual flames backlighting their smiles. The radiance also comes from a pumpkin’s salutary blend of vitamin C, antioxidants, and enzymes. Hence the key ingredient in the botanical facial and peel at Cosmos Déjà Vu Salon. This inventive approach to skincare exemplifies the care and attention the salon’s licensed aesthetician, Alison, lends to her clients’ faces. For her half-dozen facials, she calls upon other natural ingredients such as seaweed and honey to exfoliate and cleanse visages. Alison also performs a full menu of makeup services, including bridal packages and tutorials for students eager to kick their daily routines up a notch.
First opened in 1994, Return to Eden neighborhood natural market has been offering the best natural foods and supplements for years. With a friendly staff, great raw food and vegetarian options, and the metro area's largest selection of gluten free foods, don't miss out on this Atlanta original.