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    Lunch at the Pinewood Tippling Room

    Last updated 19 days ago

    The University Inn at Emory appreciates Discover DeKalb's staff for providing great information regarding the many dining options in DeKalb County

     

     Comment/in Blog, Featured, Off The Eatin' Path in DeKalb County /by Matthew Smith

    It’s already a well-known fact that Downtown Decatur is home to some of the best restaurants in Metro Atlanta. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or celebrating a romantic anniversary, you will find award-winning food at every turn. One of these restaurants has become a personal favorite since moving to Downtown Decatur two years ago. The Pinewood Tippling Room sits on the corner of West Ponce and Ponce De Leon Place and has a very warm and welcoming aura before you even walk in the door.
     
    When I first moved to Decatur I was excited about being walking distance from so many restaurants and bars that have gained national recognition for their craft. After spending time in several different establishments, I kept hearing about The Pinewood Tippling Room from bartenders, servers and hosts. Once I sat at the bar, I was hooked. I became a regular and was always looking forward to the new additions that were always hitting the menu.
     
    Recently, The Pinewood announced they would be opening for lunch. They had already cemented their name as a dinner and craft cocktail restaurant, and now sought to expand their menu to offer a lighter, but filling, lunch dishes. Once I found out that lunch was being offered, I knew that it had to be next stop for Off the Eatin’ Path.
     
    We walked in right as The Pinewood opened for lunch. It was quiet and the gentleman behind the bar was polishing glasses and getting ready for the anticipated rush. The menu was short and to the point. It offered several sandwiches, burgers and salads with an array of fresh sides.
     
    We start with an order of grit tots as an appetizer and order a catfish sandwich and the Pinewood cheeseburger. I’m a sucker for a catfish sandwich. If it’s on a restaurant’s menu, there is a 95% chance that I’m ordering it. And it was delicious. The grit tots were incredibly satisfying. Served in a funnel with kabob skewers, they were a great alternative to traditional fries.
     
    But that burger.
     
    Best Burger in Atlanta The Pinewood burger is hands down one of the best burgers in the city. The attention to each ingredient brings out a flavor and texture that can’t be matched. The most exciting part about the burger, it’s offered for dinner as well!
     
    We left as the lunch rush really started setting in. There is no doubt that these guys are going to become just as popular for their lunch as they already are for their dinner and beverages. The Pinewood’s personal touch on familiar dishes and classic cocktails make it a memorable experience for special occasions or a Friday night. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the staff is some of the best people in the service industry. The Pinewood Tippling Room is stacking up awards for their food and their cocktails. It’s a spot in Decatur that you don’t want to miss.
     
    As a side note, The Pinewood guys run one of the best restaurant Instagram accounts in the city. Follow them and keep up with new dishes, cocktails and industry shenanigans.

    Planning your visit to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston, choa.org

    Last updated 24 days ago

    The University Inn at Emory is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Egleston (CHOA).  When you stay with us, you can comfortably walk to the hospital and clinics or take advantage of our daily complimentary taxi ride or the reimbursement of your daily valet parking cost at the hospital.  It is our pleasure to support you and your family as you attend to your child’s medical issues at this outstanding healthcare facility. 

    Visit our website univinn.com for information about our family owned and managed Inn and call if you don’t find your answer there, 404-634-7327.

    And to meet your needs while you are away from home

    ·         There are many food options at the CHOA  dining room on the ground floor of the hospital

    ·         Emory Village is a short three blocks walk. There you will find…

    o   CVS drug store

    o   Panera Bread, https://www.panerabread.com/

    o   Doc  Chey’s Dragon Bowl,  www.dragonbowlatlanta.com

    o   Saba,  www.saba-restaurant.com

    o   Rise-N-Dine for breakfast/brunch, www.atlantamagazine.com/best-breakfast/risendine/

    ·         Emory Point emory-point.com is two blocks north on Clifton Road

    o   Apparel

    o   Dining

    §  Burgers

    §  Asian

    §  Sandwiches

    §  Bar food

    §  Mexican

    §  New Your Jewish deli

    o   Specialty

    §  Cleaners

    §  Drug Store/Minit Clinic

    §  Jazmin Spa, jazminspa.com

    ·         Ask us for our discount card for the spa

    ·         Emory Commons is ~ one mile east on North Decatur Road

    o   Publix for your grocery needs

    o   Eagle Eye Book Shop www.eagleeyebooks.com/

    o   Rainbow Foods Natural Grocery and Restaurant,  rainbowgrocery.com

    o   Athens Pizza,  athenspizzaatlanta.com

    After your day at the hospital please join us in the lobby of the Inn for hospitality between the hours of 4 and 6.  Coffee, tea, freshly baked cookies and snacks are served along with wine and beer. This is a great way to unwind and plan your evening.

    Our staff is here to assist in any way we can to make your time with us relaxing and pleasant. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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    Time to start looking for Summer Camps

    Last updated 28 days ago

    Atlanta's ground hog, General Lee, has predicted an early spring in 2015.  Looking for Summer camps?  Here is a list of several at Emory University:

    Summer Camps

    Emory University School of Medicine

    o   Med.Emory.Edu/Summercamps/

    Emory University Athletics

    o   EmoryAthletics.com

    Emory University Nike Tennis Camp

    o   ussportscamps.com

    Emory University Computer Camp

    o   idtech.com

    Emory University's Oaktree Camps

    o   oaktreecamps.com

    Stay walking distance from these camps.  Ask us for our Summer Camp Special and stay in one of our newly renovated rooms.

     

    Spa services - Jazmin Day Spa @ Emory Point

    Last updated 1 month ago

    We are excited to recommend spa services by Jazmin Spa at Emory Point just 1 mile from the Inn.  They offer nail care, hair removal, message & facials.  Ask us for a $15 coupon during your stay.  www.jazminspa.com

    17 SMALL AND TOTALLY DOABLE TWEAKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR YEAR

    Last updated 1 month ago

    YOUR GOALS MAY BE BIG, BUT SMALL CHANGES HELP YOU GET THERE.

    BY LAURA VANDERKAM

    When we think about New Year’s resolutions, we often think about huge life changes: losing 50 lbs, being happier.

    There’s nothing wrong with these goals, except that they’re so big they’re intimidating. A better approach? Look at tiny tweaks that take a few minutes, but have big payoffs. Choose and stick with anything on this list, and 2015 could end with a much happier, healthier you.

    1. PUT A FRUIT BOWL ON YOUR COUNTER

    According to Cornell professor Brian Wansink’s research, people who have fruit bowls on their kitchen counters weigh eight pounds less than those who don’t. It’s an easy way to turn mindless grazing into increased produce consumption. Try putting a fruit bowl on your desk, too, and an apple might just become your go-to afternoon snack.

    2. EAT BREAKFAST

    Various studies find that breakfast eaters weigh less than those who don’t, and that the vast majority of people who have successfully lost weight eat breakfast. Don’t overthink this meal. Hard boil five eggs on Sunday and voila! That’s a week. Grab some string cheese and eat that. Keep yogurt in an office fridge. Buy a piece of fruit wherever you buy your coffee in the morning. That alone may ward off cravings for mid-morning donuts.

    3. PACE

    Gyms are great, if you go. Most people don’t (or else they join January 1st and quit by February). But anyone can squeeze in extra movement here and there. If, on each workday, you take 200 steps during a phone call, another 100 steps while waiting for food to heat up in the microwave, and 100 steps while brushing your teeth in the morning, you’ll walk an extra mile each week. That’s 50 more miles per year than you would have been walking.

    4. FIGURE OUT TOMORROW’S TO-DO LIST BEFORE YOU LEAVE

    Mornings are a great time for getting things done. But if you show up at work unsure what you want to do, you’ll waste many of these valuable morning minutes deciding. Instead, assign yourself tomorrow’s tasks before you leave work at night. Give each task a time. Yes, you’ll probably have to change this schedule more days than you don’t. But having a plan helps you make sure that important things get their due.

    5. THINK ABOUT YOUR WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

    Anticipation accounts for a major chunk of human happiness. So take a minute or two on Wednesday night to think about what you’d like to do over the weekend. If you’d like to go to a concert, you could take this minute to order tickets, or to send a text to a friend asking if she’s free. Do this weekly and you’ll not only have more weekend fun, Thursdays and Fridays will feel better as you think about the weekend plans you’ve already made.

    6. "USE" ONE COMMUTE PER WEEK.

    Studies find that the morning commute is, from a happiness perspective, the low moment of people’s days. So take a minute on Sunday night and download one podcast worth listening to during your drive on Monday morning. Ideally, you’ll find this tweak so helpful that you’ll start figuring out ways to better enjoy all your commutes. But once a week is much better than being at the mercy of morning shock jocks in perpetuity.

    7. GO OUTSIDE DURING THE DAY

    Getting outside is linked to better mood and concentration. Whatever time you lose in leaving your desk, you’ll likely gain back in renewed focus. Run an errand, or ask a colleague to do a walking meeting if the weather’s nice. Either way, resolve not to let a day go by without seeing daylight.

    8. GET A PLANT FOR YOUR DESK

    It’s cheap and turns out to work magic in terms of productivity.

    9. LOG YOUR TV TIME.

    You don’t have to stop watching, just change your approach. Write down what you’re going to watch before you turn on the TV. That way you’ll mindfully choose programs you enjoy, rather than watching for hours more than you intend.

    10. SET A BEDTIME ALARM

    For better sleep, ask yourself two questions. First, what time do I need to get out of bed? Second, how much sleep do I need? Count back your answer for the second question from your answer for the first, and then set an alarm on your phone or watch for 30 minutes prior to this time. The alarm will provide an external signal that it’s time to wind down. That means you don’t need to be the killjoy telling your partner it’s time to turn off the TV. It’s not you, it’s the alarm!

    11. MOVE YOUR ALARM CLOCK

     

    Put it far enough away from your bed that you’re not tempted to hit snooze. Sleeping in nine-minute increments is a lousy way to start the day. Be honest about it, and set your alarm for the time you actually intend to get up. Enjoy every second of deep sleep until then. Bonus: Use a real alarm clock, rather than your phone. That way you won’t be tempted to check email within 60 seconds of waking up.

    If you have to type something daily, it may as well inspire you. Don’t use an easily cracked word like "happy" on its own. But taking meaningful words and putting a few characters or numbers in the middle could work.

    13. SEND ONE GOOD-KARMA EMAIL

    You send dozens (if not hundreds) of messages daily. Take one minute and make one a note of appreciation, or a note of congratulations, or a note sent to ask an old friend how life is going. The replies you receive may make you look forward to checking your inbox.

    14. SAVE AND DONATE YOUR CHANGE

    You might be able to swing a surprisingly big donation every six months or so with the nickels fished out of your pockets daily. Try getting your kids involved and let them choose the recipient.

    15. CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE "BIT OF TIME" ACTIVITY

    You’ve got three minutes while waiting in line. You could check your email. Or you could do something else (see our list of 17 productive ways to spend 5 minutes). Pick a fun something else (like scrolling through old photos), and aim to do this at least once a week.

    16. FLOSS

    If you change nothing else in your life, doing this daily will at least make your next dentist visit more tolerable.

    17. HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE

    For any of these tweaks, find someone to email weekly, maybe on Friday, to report how it’s gone. In a pinch, you can draw a smiley face on your planner as a reward for keeping a habit all week. Intentions alone don’t make changes. Doing small things repeatedly, on the other hand, really will.

     

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