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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams arrive in Atlanta

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Jeni’s Ice Cream from my home state of Ohio has arrived in Atlanta and began scooping to the public today. I’d actually already moved on from the Buckeye State by the time the empire began and first learned of Jeni’s right next door to the new Westside shop at Star Provisions.

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Jeni, pictured above, has seen her empire grow into multiple Ohio shops, and has recently set up shop in Chicago. Pints can be found from coast to coast however she’s still hands on in the operation.

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The scoopers are great with pairing suggestions, I tried the above combo, the limited edition Cloverton, made with cheese from a Southern Ohio farm with an Everything Bagel topping (“Gravel” in Jeni’s parlance) – trust me, it works

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Other favorites I enjoyed included Sweet Potato with torched marshmallows, sweet corn with raspberries, dark chocolate (!!), Riesling poached pear sorbet & brambleberry crisp. I did enjoy their salty caramel, but I’d have to say that nothing compares to Morelli’s in that regard. :)

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I’m looking forward to trying their other flavors, including their whiskey eggnog that comes online in November. The Everything Bagel gravel and sweet corn & raspberries flavor are only available in October – so if you want it, you’ll have to go now. The store is open from 11-11.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure

 

Three Taverns Craft Brewery  opened their Decatur doors to the public this week, and if you’re reading this early on Saturday, tickets are still available for their grand opening weekend. After years of supporting Atlanta and Athens craft beer scene, it’s great to see that Decatur has their own homegrown beers. Nearby, Blue Tarp is also open for tours on Saturdays (they’re closed today, due to their attendance at the Great American Beer Fest in Denver). In nearby Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven has announced plans to begin construction.

 

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure

 

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure

 

I’ve tried their beers previously when they debuted around town at Brick Store Pub, Single Intent and A Night in Brussels, that are available at numerous bars and restaurants around town and in bottles for retail purchase. I’m definitely a dark beer fan, especially with the cooler weather we’re experiencing, so I was happy to see that they’ve got a Russian Imperial Stout on the bill. Nathan tells me that there are plans for it to be released in large format bottles, so definitely look out for that, or stop in at the brewery. It’s a beautiful space with tons of wood and brick – a definite man cave kind of vibe.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure

 

THREE TAVERNS CRAFT BREWERY

121 New Street

Decatur, GA 30030

404-600-3355

 

Prince William County, Virginia

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I put on my travel writer hat and headed up to Manassas, VA south of DC for a long weekend and are preparing a few articles for Travel Mindset. I’ve got a short preview over on my lifestyle site Sartorial Exposure and I hope you’ll check it out there. Look for more soon!

Manassas farmer's market

Madigan's Waterfront crabcakes

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Kimball House

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At long last, Kimball House has opened, from the folks that brought us the Brick Store Pub and Leon’s Full Service. I actually hoped to go on opening day, I really love the team that they’ve created there. I stopped in for a bite late at night and devoured the potato dumplings. I hope to stop by for a drink soon, perhaps take some shots during the day – the space is beautiful. Check out Atlanta Magazine‘s piece for more info!

Cheers.

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