Earlier this year I wrote about our renovation of the home we purchased just a couple miles off the Marietta Square. Now, six months later, we are totally moved in, 97% rehabbed and loving life. The location is wonderful as we are minutes from both the Square and the happening Smyrna-Vinings area too. LOVE IT! What are the magic words in real estate? Location, location, location and we happen to have just that.
Quite honestly, life on the Square is awesome and there’s always something going on. First, let’s start with the fact that it’s is absolutely cute as can be while still maintaining the “trendy” vibe. It’s anchored in the center by the beautiful Glover Park which is always filled with gorgeous flowers. The fountain in the center gives it a peaceful semblance and there are plenty of places to sit, people watch and enjoy the weather. The city has done a phenomenal job making Glover Park a wonderful place to hang with the family or your significant other and enjoy the great fall weather we’re experiencing or absorb the decadent aromas from many popular eateries on and off the Square area. There’s numerous restaurants and you can find anything you have a hankering for; Irish food, Mexican, American, Italian, Colombian,sushi, dessert, you name it, you can find it. I think we have tried almost every restaurant in the vicinity and will give you my personal top three: Kiosco, Piastras, and Taco Tsunami. That’s another blog for another time but try those three until I get the food blog written :-0
So, the moral of the story is that if you’re tired of hanging around the house, want to experience something fun and not drive into the ATL, the Square is for you!. There are tons of things to do and something for everybody. Here are a few things we enjoy and a few we plan to add to our list of “to do’s” before the month ends.
Are you a trivia nut? Love competing and showing off your knowledge of all that useless stuff stuck in your head ? Two great restaurants on the square give you the opportunity to join the fun and eat well at the same time. Check out Trivia on Tuesday nights at Two Birds Tap House or WR’s Social House on Wednesday. Both offer drink specials while you play...what more could you ask for?!
Who doesn’t enjoy an ice cold beer on the weekend? Head up to the the historic and beautifully restored Earl Strand Theater on Friday nights and you can enjoy “Brew with a View” sponsored by our own Marietta based Red Hare Brewery on the outdoor Cobb Terrace. Go back on Saturday and you can enjoy cocktails in the Lumiere Lounge at the Strand while listening to soft piano music. Nice touch for either a nightcap or to start off your romantic date night.
Every Saturday morning the Marietta Square Farmer’s Market on the Square is open from 9 am to 12 pm. I LOVE THIS! If you’re looking for fresh flowers or vegetables, this is the place to find both as well as the absolute best gazpacho soup you will ever eat. (Trust me, it’s worth the $12 splurge.)
Chalktober Fest is back this weekend and it’s combined with the first annual Marietta Beer Fest. Chalktober Fest will be Saturday and Sunday and Beer Fest will only be Saturday running from 11am to 5pm. Over 50 artists will be painting in the street and over 100 craft beers will be served. Sampling beer, listening to live music, watching professional chalk artists in this gorgeous weather we’re having?! Dang...much more fun than staying home and watching the ballgame!
As if this isn’t enough to keep you busy on our fine Square…..check out the Marietta Square Food Tour, a locally guided journey that will allow you the chance to explore the Square, get some knowledge about it’s history, walk you off some calories and then pack ‘em back on as you feast on the culinary selections of the best restaurants on the Square.
What’s food without wine? One of the best wine markets is just off the Square and has an amazing selection of wines, kitchen gadgetry and cute little gifts. They have wine tastings every Saturday from 2-4. Check it out at the Marietta Wine Market just behind Marietta Pizza Company.
It’s Halloween so why not add in a little spooky and do the Marietta Haunted Walking Tour on Thursday nights or the “ScaryEtta” Trolley Tour on Saturday? Discover the ghosts that still haunt the square and learn more information about our area. And the shops on the Square will be having Trick or Treat on the 29th from 2-6 for all who want to stop by. Just be sure to look for the pumpkins in the window of all the participating shops.
There are lot’s of things to do this month in our beautiful town; find more information and other cool stuff to check out at Marietta Calendar. See you on the Square!