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- elmyriachi -

we recently tried out elmyriachi for the first time. it’s the new tex-mex restaurant in downtown kirkwood from the people who run el myr in little five points. they renovated the old mrs winners and added a huge outdoor patio. it looks awesome, you would have no idea it had chicken & biscuit roots.

we enjoyed our outing! their chimichangas were exceptionally tasty, and they had a decent beer and cocktail menu to go along. we ate out on the patio, which was great! it was very spacious with plenty of seating and had a big screen playing the world cup, which was a bonus. all in all, it was a pleasant summer evening. we most definitely will be going back.

quick note, we did not realize the patio allowed smoking. a couple of guys at the table behind us started to smoke, however they saw we had kids and moved to the other side of the patio. so for those interested, there was a family-friendly atmosphere.

check out their menu.

- ryan & gub


1950 hosea l williams drive ne
atlanta, ga 30317


- ponce city market update -

ponce city market - photo by: ryan sterritt

looks like ponce city market is moving along!

- ryan & gub

- all the buildings in new york -

i recently discovered this great blog by australian illustrator james gulliver hancock. hancock set out on the ambitious goal of hand-drawing every building in new york in 2010. he still has a lot of buildings to go, however you can now purchase a book featuring every drawing he’s done so far.

here is a new york times interview with james from a few months ago.

- ryan

- dancing goats & ponce city market -

there’s a new dancing goats in town with a huge porch and a small, but appetizing, lunch menu! it’s also the first business to open at ponce city market, atlanta’s exciting new city project from the creators of the chelsea market in nyc.

ponce city market is the largest adaptive reuse project in atlanta’s history! the massive project involves restoring the historic sears, roebuck & co building in the old forth ward with lots of new restaurants, businesses, residences and surrounding parks. as of now the plan is to open spring 2014.

take the virtual tour!

- ryan

dancing goats ponce city market

675 north avenue
atlanta, ga 30308


- holden beach a-frames -

we heart a-frame homes and holden beach, nc! on our recent holden adventure, we went on an outing to find the various a-frames on the island for a future beach getaway.

in the end we found one that was really amazing at the north end of the island, although it didn’t appear to be a rental. it was super cute with great nautical decor, and it was right on the beach! the other few we found weren’t anything to write home about. they had potential, but weren’t really our style.

- ryan & gub

- steel building -

i’ve always loved the steel building near the dekalb farms market on east ponce. you don’t feel like you’re in atlanta when you drive by it.

this building made me realize the pittsburgh steelers logo is just the american steel logo, also called the steel mark. who would have thought it was so simple? the colors represent the three materials used to produce steel, with yellow for coal, orange for iron ore and blue for scrap steel.

- ryan

- the big chicken -

i recently drove by the big chicken in marietta for the first time. how did i not know there was such a cool 50s relic in marietta? the eyes and beak even still move!

- ryan

- building reflections -

i like when buildings reflect the sky, it’s almost like they aren’t even there. here’s a previous photo i posted that’s fairly similar.

- ryan

- diy shed renovation -

gub’s mom converted an old playground in her backyard into a super cute gardening shed! it was a gradual renovation, but it turned out great. we were impressed with her clever re-use of the playground, which hadn’t been used in ages. here are some photos of the process!

- ryan & gub

- covered up -

have you noticed the coca-cola building near georgia tech is completely covered in some sort of white fabric? what’s the deal?

- ryan