by Patrick Q. on
As O4W resident, we make it a point to eat at Parish a few times a year. Parish has an "upstairs-downstairs" set-up, and my wife and I have had consistently good experiences with dinner whether it is the two of us at the bar or a party of 8. As most people have noted, the service and attention to detail are 5-star, but I find the food is solid, not mind blowing. Most of my visits, however, are to the market downstairs on weekends. They have a great patio that is dog friendly and plenty of copies of the NY Times and other papers laying about at no charge. The breakfast options are simple and tasty, the coffee is excellent, and there are even little dog treats for your pup. And, the market is right off of the Beltline, so there is easy access if you want to take a stroll to and from breakfast. I'm torn on the score, but: "upstairs" = 3 and "downstairs" = 4... so really a 3.5 in my book.
by Elea C. on
Ah, the Mezzanine. It's probably super fun as a dance club, since the layout seems set up to accommodate gyrating masses, with a wide open floor downstairs. However, I've only been here for concerts, and in that case, I'm less impressed. Every time I go, there's been audio problems. Last weekend, we were at Florence + the Machine, and the lady delivered, despite a number of microphone feedback issues. Although the stage is raised, it definitely favors the left side more of the time (but can vary depending on the setup the artist chooses) and you basically can't see from the back, unless you do happen to be one of the tall (which I, sadly, am not). This means I always have to work (read: jostle) for a good spot, or otherwise be satisfied dancing around, provided I can hear okay and it isn't at a sardine-can level of crowded.
by Blanche Savary on
A ten-year reunion for ravers... Decor is the vibe enhancer; I loved it right away. Red, Brick, and Tall Celings. Entrance in the back only, but not in a San Quinten sort of way. Electroinca, deep prog house, DJ's bday, just enough room to groove. When I went it was not packed that tight, but not in a San Quinten sort of way. Parking provided for only $10 makes King King that much more special. All hail the mighty lot. Several Chinese Characters balance on the bricks to remind you how to vibe in case you forgot-joy, happy, music, love, hmmm, well there is room for one more character on the wall, I suggest 'lu.' It means ratio, as in...too many men. But it's ok, I brought out my windmill to flare combo and knocked some of them out the door. Go here and get loose-tall celings and fans keep the place cool.