Atlanta Mural in Castleberry Hill

 

Drive too fast on Walker Street and you might miss it – a hidden gem of artist lofts, galleries and eateries dubbed Castleberry Hill. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Castleberry Hill is home to some of Atlanta’s most artistic residents.

Brunch: Enjoy a Mexican-inspired brunch at No Mas! Cantina. Sip on a Cafe de Olla – rich espresso, milk and chocolate, spiced with a touch of chili de arbol – along with the homemade Mexican eggs Benedict.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon gallery-hopping Atlanta’s most acclaimed art corridor. Visit the Besharat Gallery to see the photography of Steve McCurry, view current pieces on display at the Big House Gallery and explore the Marcia Wood Gallery for the solo exhibition of award-winning surrealist painter David Humphrey. After gallery-hopping, head over to Atlanta Movie Tours to get a behind-the-scenes look at film sets from The Walking Dead to The Hunger Games.

Dinner: Enjoy a Southern supper at Paschal’s Restaurant. Try its famous 1947 fried chicken with a side of macaroni and cheese and collard greens. Finish it off with Georgia peach cobbler.

Night: After dinner, check out The Mammal Gallery where many local artists and musicians perform. Night owls can head over to SPIN – The Spinning Pie afterward for late-night pizza and cocktails.  

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