We took an early Valentine’s Day getaway last weekend to Atlanta.
We had tickets to see Book of Mormon on Sunday, so we decided to made a weekend of it!
Our first stop at The Tavern at Phipps.
We met my cousin and his fiancee for lunch. We haven’t seen them in forever.
It was great to catch up.
We started with the Spinach Chips.
They are amazing! I could eat this as my meal.
We got the Spicy Shrimp Baguette, Broiled Chicken Sandwich and a couple of Chicken Caesar Salads.
Chicken Legs and I both got our chicken blackened. YUM!
After doing a little shopping, it was finally time to check into the hotel.
We stayed at The Ritz Carlton in Buckhead.
It is one of our favorite hotels!
The hotel staff is amazing – very accommodating and extremely attentive.
Our room had a great view!
We got cleaned up and had a cocktail in the lobby bar.
It was packed! Lots of great people watching.
They also had some good live music.
We had the hotel drive us to dinner.
We went to Chicken Legs’ favorite place, Bone’s.
I love that their wine and cocktail list is on an iPad. So cool!
We started with the Grit Fritters.
They are a side dish, but we like to eat them as an appetizer.
They have boursin cheese mixed in with the grits.
They are super delicious!
I got the 8 oz filet.
It was cooked perfectly (Medium Rare Plus).
Chicken Legs got the Mixed Grill.
It had lamb, pheasant sausage and filet.
He loved it; especially the lamb!
For our sides, I got the corn pudding.
Chicken Legs got the mushrooms.
We didn’t have any room for dessert, so we went back to the hotel for a nightcap.
Our driver gave me a rose on the ride back to the hotel.
Our room rate included breakfast. OMG! What a great buffet!
They have fresh waffles, an omelet bar, potatoes, eggs, eggs benedict, sausage, bacon, fruit, cereal, oatmeal, pastries, biscuits, sausage gravy, and cheese grits.
The cheese grits are SO good!
They are mostly cheese with a little bit of grits. YUM!
I also really love the sausage gravy. I need the recipe ASAP!
After breakfast it was time to head to Midtown for the play.
We got to Midtown early, so we checked out the lobby of the Georgian Terrace Hotel.
It was really nice. I especially loved the view looking straight up.
We might need to stay here next time.
While we were there, Chicken Legs spotted some people from one of his favorite shows, the Barrett-Jackson car auction.
Tom “Spanky” and Amy Assiter.
Spanky is an auctioneer and Amy is a bidders assistant.
They were incredibly nice and talked to us for a long time.
Chicken Legs got to ask them about the auctions and their favorite cars.
He was in heaven!
It was finally time to head over to The Fox.
We were there for the opening of the doors.
This gentleman puts on a great show for the opening!
“Welcome to The Fabulous Fox Theater!”
Before the show, The Fox has an organist play.
He was awesome!!
The Fox is one of my favorite theaters.
It has a Moroccan vibe.
I love the star design in the ceiling.
It is so beautiful!
This was the second time we have seen Book of Mormon.
We saw it on Broadway at the end of 2012.
The national tour of Book of Mormon was just as good as we remembered.
Laugh out loud funny!
We had a fabulous early Valentine’s Day!
How was your Valentine’s Day?
Did you take a trip?
Go out to eat?
Stay at home and cook?
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