Food & Drink in East Point

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With her Easy-Bake Oven, Charlita Varner created her first sweet treat at age 8. Though her equipment has been upgraded since, her childhood passion for baking has never waned. Drawing on skills she learned from her mother, a self-taught baker, Charlita blends eggs, sugar, and butter into customizable cakes whose designs have ranged from chessboards to sombreros.

Her visual flair doesn't sacrifice taste—Buttersweet Bakery's flavors include vanilla, lemon coconut, and key lime, whose recipe Bon Appetit featured on its website. The magazine isn't the only media outlet to stand up and take note of Charlita's work. Her cakes have also basked in the spotlight on TLC's A Wedding Story and delighted guests at the BET Awards.

625 N Central Ave
Atlanta,
GA
US

Hambones BBQ heeds the call of grumbling bellies with a menu of tender pork, turkey, chicken, and ribs slathered in savory sauce. Satisfy carnivorous cravings by ordering one of the plates⎯a selection of meat kept company by your choice of two side items, such as fried okra, baked beans, or brunswick stew ($7–$10.25). Tender eats can also arrive in the form of sandwiches ($1.75–$3.74) accompanied by homemade, freshly cut french fries ($1.49) that will inspire tone-deaf taste buds to serenade incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. Patrons can nosh on more finger-friendly fare such as the ribs splashed in the homemade special rib sauce ($12.50 for a half rack) or smoked chicken wings dressed in ranch or blue cheese ($7 for 10 pieces). Then wash down flavor-packed meals by slurping an iced tea ($1.65), a beverage from the full bar, or by sticking your head into a nearby waterfall.

811 Virginia Ave
Hapeville,
GA
US

Established: 1977
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Wear or bring sneakers and workout clothing
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Gene Gettler, Owner And Fencing Master

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Many fencing clubs cater mostly to children. The Atlanta Fencers' Club loves our active Youth /Teen program, but some of our best fencers are 50+, 60+, and 70+.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
We want your first fencing class to be a positive, memorable experience. You will be given an introduction to the basic fencing techniques, rules of the game, dress out in full fencing gear and have an exhilarating bout. Of course, there will be photo ops at the conclusion.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?
We have had numerous successful competitive fencers over the years, including one two-time Olympian, and a World Champion. A number of our teen fencers have become excellent collegiate fencers at major universities.

1556 Nabell Ave
Atlanta,
GA
US

Deliteful Events may have the word "lite" in its name, but its menus have plenty of opportunity for indulgence. Bakers decorate and layer cakes for occasions ranging from kids' birthdays to weddings, each with a huge number of flavor, filling, and icing options. Those range from the homey—applesauce cake and cream-cheese frosting, for instance—to intriguing gourmet blends such as white-chocolate banana cake. Served in a cozy cafe and at catered events, the savory side of the menu holds juicy sandwiches, classic salads, and comfort cuisine such as meatloaf.

1513 Cleveland Ave
Atlanta,
GA
US

After praising J.R. Crickets' chicken wings, karaoke shindigs, and live music, Metromix went on to declare the late-night-dining destination a place where "[m]odern chic and good times meet." J.R. Crickets' culinary crew lightly fries or grills seafood, slathers baby back ribs in sauce, and carefully calibrates wings to three levels of spiciness. Diners can opt to take feasts to-go or kick back in the eatery, where TVs and live DJs forge an atmosphere as high-spirited as a haunted mountaintop.

3560 Camp Creek Pkwy
East Point,
GA
US

Chapman Drug is a Family Owned and Operated Independent Pharmacy which has been in business since 1921. We specialize in "old fashioned" customer service. We accept most insurance plans and provide delivery service. Please visit our Soda Fountain and try our Award Winning Milk Shakes, Malts, Limeades and Lime Sours.

615 N Central Ave
Hapeville,
GA
US

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