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Say goodbye to the Georgia Dome, drive through the Callaway Gardens' forest of lights, and watch the Alliance Theatre's reimagining of Alice in Wonderland.
While you won't see as much as of the city as you can from the nearby SunDial restaurant (yes, downtown Atlanta has two rotating restaurants within a few blocks of each other), the history behind the blue spaceship-like dome perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta is more storied.
As the saying goes, you win some, and you lose some. This year we saw famed mixologists leave their longtime outposts, award-winning chefs open new “it” spots, and the restaurant community band together to help one of their own. As we welcome in the new year, we pause to take a look back at what happened in 2013.
The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, perched atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel downtown with a rotating 360 degree view of Atlanta, will reopen Tuesday after closing for renovations in April. Both the restaurant and lounge have received complete makeovers, tuning up the decor and food and drink offerings.
Tonight two popular Atlanta restaurants will launch the first of a series of dinners centered on alcoholic beverages. At Canoe, beverage director Matt Bradford will lead a four-course wine dinner entitled How to Taste Wine; while at the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, chef Jason Starnes will prepare four courses paired with Four Roses bourbon.
Every week, we give you a calendar of upcoming dining events to help you navigate the week’s culinary festivities. This week, we give you a rundown of special Valentine’s Day destinations and other love-related events this weekend—because the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. SUN DIAL After the March 2008 tornado trashed Downtown and shattered many of the Westin’s windows, the hotel’s signature restaurant, the