Steve Masri is a busy man. If you followed him around for a day, you might find the chef and owner of Olive Bistro hand picking fresh salad greens and high-quality olive oil, lamb, and imported tahini to incorporate into his Old-World family recipes. Masri?who, according to a 2010 review by Meridith Ford Goldman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was born in Sardinia and raised in Israel?works hard to honor his heritage with dishes such as from-scratch hummus and fragrant rosemary chicken. But he also adds his own signature twists, including the daily ravioli special and a tomato-basil sauce that replaces traditional marinara in his moussaka and lasagna.
And Masri's dedication has paid off. His pair of intimate bistros were on CBS Atlanta's 2012 list of the Best Mediterranean Cuisine in Atlanta, and Cliff Bostock of Creative Loafing Atlanta was one of several reviewers to recommend the falafel, saying that it has "no equal in the city." The Midtown location earned three Best of Citysearch awards in 2008 for its salads, sandwiches, and small plates. The bistros' outdoor patios make ideal spots to chat with friends over shared meze and a bottle of wine, or construct a replica of the Parthenon out of sliced eggplant.
Holiday Inn Historic District (Mulberry) is centrally located in Savannah, walking distance from Lucas Theatre and close to Johnson Square. This hotel is within close proximity of Wright Square and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Make yourself at home in one of the 145 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary manager's reception, held at late afternoon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Training park rangers and managers rarely leads to a gig as a restaurateur. But, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, Jim Waters drew on his experiences heading park concession stands to open Mama Sid's Pizza in 1983 with his wife, Sidney Anne. Now run by their son, Shaun, Mama Sid's still relies on the same pizza recipe. Dough spinners crown pizzas with more than 20 toppings, such as bacon and banana peppers. Along with crafting customizable slices for its pizza buffet, Mama Sid's team creates its own specialties, such as a marinated chicken pie with garlic butter instead of pizza sauce. The BYOB eatery has expanded over the years to include other pizzeria favorites, from ricotta-stuffed calzones to wings by the pound doused in housemade hot sauce.
More than 300 wines and 80-plus domestic craft beers await palates at All Y'Alls Wine & Gourmet Market. Customers can use today's deal to release their inner oenophile or warbling wino during a tasting that includes eight sample pours and appetizer pairings. The 1.5-hour long event is held three or four times each week and accommodates 14–18 tasters in order to keep the experience more personal and less likely to deteriorate into a cricket brawl. Making its home in historic downtown Roswell, All Y'All's mixes up some of the region's finest foods and grapeliest goods to please the pickiest of palates. Cork up your inhibitions and unwrap a bouquet of fermented vinery with today's Groupon to All Y'All's Wine & Gourmet Market.
The philosophy of Johns Creek Yoga is that, regardless of whether students attend classes to attain spiritual peace, physical harmony, or stress-free quietude, practicing yoga always transforms a person’s body, mind and spirit. During classes, knowledgeable and well-traveled instructors⎯all certified by the National Yoga Alliance⎯lead students through a variety of yoga poses, which are able to transform upright humans into downward-facing canines. Beginning and advanced yogis are welcome, and the studio also schedules sessions for teens and toddlers, in addition to specialty classes such as hot yoga and gentle yoga.
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.