Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Sweet Senoia

Written by Patti on June 4th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Sometimes we tend to forget that some of the best things are so close.

Eric and I took a tiny road trip an hour south of Atlanta to Senoia on Saturday. It is a total treasure. Filled with fun shops and eateries, we rambled for close to 5 hours taking it all in.

We parked at the Senoia United Methodist church, which is helmed by my new friend, Rev. Nathaniel Long. My buddy Sharon took me last week to meet him and I fell in love with his gorgeous town. Take a look at this church! Built in 1860 and refurbished in 1920, it is incredible. A perfect place to tie the knot.

Across the street from the church was the house used in Fried Green Tomatoes. My dream house. I could see all my loved ones on the porch, sipping lemonade and eating fried chicken.

Moseying into town we reach Senoia Coffee and Cafe. Say hello to Suzanne and Patty and order the chicken salad. Leave with bags of their specially roasted coffee.

Ask about the historic photos on the walls.

This coffee will clear all the cobwebs!

Wander up Main Street and do a little antique shopping. I liked Cydney’s Alley.

Chloe’s on Main has everything to outfit your daughter’s American Girl doll and Toodles has everything to outfit your new baby daughter. Something for everyone!

Say hi to my friend, Susan, at Toodles. They monogram. You know how I love a great monogram!

We were getting peckish, so lunch was in order. We climbed down the stairs, Cheers-style, to McGuire’s for a very tasty meal.

They even have a cool speakeasy window on the door. Password, please!

We were greeted with pretzels and mustard. They even have drinks named after the shows and movies that have filmed there! After all, Senoia is billed Hollywood as the south, but after living in L.A. for two years, Eric and I conceded it was more like the Culver City of the South. Home to Sony Pictures.

Grab a pretzel and decide on a cocktail.

I went with the burger and Eric opted for the steak and mushroom. Both solid.

My burger with avocado and poblano, with fries.

Eric's steak and mushrooms, au jus, with onion rings.

I saved room for gelato, so we hopped across the street to Oh, Chocolate! and picked up some pistachio gelato and chocolates for later. Go, you will not be disappointed.

Everything is better with chocolate.

Mmm, gelato!

We jumped in the car and took a short drive to the HGTV Southern Living House. We didn’t go in, but will be back for another trip.

Southern Living House.

I have a lot of photos I took of movie locations, but you will have to visit my other blog over at Atlanta Movie Tours this week to see those.

Thanks for taking this little trip with me. Wasn’t it fun?

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to John Mellencamp – Small Town


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Clint says:

    That town looks wonderful! Why have I never heard of it till now?!

  2. Patti says:

    We must go on a road trip, Sweetie! xoxo