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Beyond the Southeast Creative Summit, What to do in Atlanta

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Atlanta's not just southern fried food anymore y’all!

The Southeast Creative Summit is happening Oct 25-27 in Atlanta, GA

One of the coolest things about Atlanta is that it’s such an interesting town for all ages and all interests. It’s not just “Tara” and “Gone With the Wind” anymore. From incredible cuisine to amazing theaters to all manner of attractions, there’s something for everyone here.

Ok, first of all, the Sheraton Hotel (our host for the Summit) has a gorgeous New Orleans themed indoor pool area with a retractable roof. Lots of space to lounge about and with the roof, rain won’t interrupt your “pool time.” There’s two full service restaurants and a 24 hour coffee / snack service with a beautiful bar overlooking the pool. For those of you who live in the Atlanta area, the Sheraton is a great “stay-cation” destination too!

Most folks think barbeque, fried chicken and all manner of southern cooking when you say Atlanta. But how about Ethiopian, Indian, Pakistani and all sorts of fusion cuisine? I’m a huge foodie and have experienced some of the best meals of my life in and around Atlanta. Queen of Sheba Ethiopian is a personal favorite. The Vortex (pictured above) in Little Five Points is both a gastronomic and visual delight. “Better Burger Joints” are popping up all over town with their own spins on the classic American fare. Rosebud is a classic from chef Ron Eyester and features my favorite High Road Craft ice cream. Tuk Tuk is a cool Asian Fusion restaurant with the best snow cone dessert I’ve ever had. If you’re a foodie, there is so much to eat and see beyond “southern food.”

For attractions, you start with the largest aquarium in the world right off Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium. It’s not just a big building, it’s unbelievably stunning. Definitely save the underwater tunnel and the “Big Tank” for last. It will take your breath away both from the sheer size and when the whale sharks first swim by. They are amazing. Come out of there, walk about a block and you’re in the World of Coca Cola. Taste flavors from around the world, check out the memorabilia and my favorite part, see the commercials from everywhere. Some very creative stuff being produced in all parts of the globe. For serious thrills, Six Flags over Georgia will be open on the weekend with plenty of roller coasters to get your adrenaline flowing including Goliath. A hidden treasure for you Jim Henson and Muppet fans is the Center for Puppetry Arts which houses some incredible works from both Henson and Children’s Workshop. I could go on but we have more links in the Area Attractions page for you to check out.

If you like live theater and concerts, there’s something going on every weekend in Atlanta. The Fox on Peachtree Street is a classic Baroque theater that hosts both live shows and movies and sometimes has tours on the weekends, well worth it. Dinner theater, comedy standup, traveling Broadway shows, live concerts are available all over the city. Just check out the online ticket sites to see what’s playing that weekend.

So beyond just coming for the Summit and the Atlanta Creative Ball, bring your other half, bring the family and enjoy the City of Atlanta as a mini vacation with something for everyone. We’ll see you there!

Walter Biscardi, Jr., Co-Founder, Atlanta Cutters

Posted by: walter biscardi on Sep 9, 2013 at 8:27:21 am Southeast Creative Summit, Training

Professional Video Editor, Producer, Creative Director, Director since 1990.

Credits include multiple Emmys, Tellys, Aurora and CableAce Awards.

Creative Director for Georgia-Pacific and GP Studios, Atlanta. Former Owner / Operator of Biscardi Creative Media. The show you knew us best for was "Good Eats" on the Food Network. I developed the HD Post workflow and we also created all the animations for the series.

Favorite pastime is cooking with pizza on the grill one of my specialties. Each Christmas Eve we serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seafood meal with approx. 30 items on the menu.

If I wasn't in video production I would either own a restaurant or a movie theater.



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