Category: Atlanta

A Hidden Coffee Shop Haven on the Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Coffee Company– a coffee shop right off the Chattahoochee River in North Atlanta- has a backyard that feels like a mix between a secret garden and Middle-Earth. The shop is nestled in the Walton on the Chattahoochee apartment community, which only allows nonresidents access during the week. When I arrived at the gate ...

Atlanta’s MomoCon 2017

I spent Memorial Day weekend at MomoCon, a geek convention for gaming, anime, animation, and comics in Atlanta. MomoCon has grown considerably in just over ten years, with over 30,000 attendees this year. In terms of panels, guests, and vendors, this con in comparable to Atlanta’s Dragon Con, which takes place each year over Labor Day weekend. ...

Top Ten Nerd Spots in Atlanta

Named the Nerdiest City in America and the Top City for Gamers by Movoto, Atlanta has become a mecca for those with geeky tendencies. Events like Dragon Con and Anime Weekend Atlanta bring out nerds from all over the country as well as locals. If you happen to be in the area and want to ...

Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store

Always on the hunt for Japanese novelty items around Atlanta, I recently discovered Tomato Japanese Food Grocery, via some internet exploration, just outside of the city. It’s a small mom-and-pop, but with an exciting selection of Japanese food items. Tomato provides some rare treats, like green tea waffle-cone ice-cream sandwiches, red bean mochi, and sushi-ready ...

Lonescapade: Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors

I had never heard of this little gem before, but randomly passed the antique shop driving down Peachtree Street the other day on my way to Trader Joe’s. I had to do a double take, the old storefront jumped out at me amidst the stretch of modern shopping strips. An antique itself, this building is ...

Lonescapade: Discovering Atlanta’s Northside Trail

I moved to a new apartment in Atlanta a few weeks ago, near the Collier Hills neighborhood. For me, moving means exploring and making a new community my own. The Northside Trail, part of the Atlanta BeltLine, is about half a mile from my new digs and it has become part of my walks and runs. The ...

Anime Weekend Atlanta

AWA is wrapping up today, the 21st year for the con. Every year the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria in Smyrna, Georgia hosts Anime Weekend Atlanta at the end of September, a con for Japanese culture and anime. This is a great con if you want something smaller that Dragon Con, but with a similar feel. Of ...

Dragon Con 2016

This post is about a week late, but I wanted to say something about my Dragon Con experience this year and how much I love this con!! Now my fourth year attending the annual Atlanta convention, this year was a very different experience than previous years. For one thing, the past two years I had films that ...