Ponce City Market and Skyview Ferris Wheel Review

March 3, 2016

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Hey guys, thank you soooo much for all the love regarding yesterday’s post! Starting this blog has been such a fun endeavor and it has allowed me to really branch out of my comfort zone in finding and utilizing my gifts and passions. I’m truly thankful for this little creative outlet. In this season of my life, my home is my canvas where I have the opportunity to use my creativity. It’s really been so fun for me to share it with you all so thank you again!

A couple of weeks ago, Jimmy and I celebrated our 13th anniversary with my best friend, Unchong and her husband, Craig. Their anniversary is a few days after ours so we decided to celebrate it together in Atlanta. We decided to keep it easy and try out Ponce City Market and ride the Skyview Ferry Wheel. I’ve heard great things about the food at Ponce so I was excited to finally try it out. Ponce City Market is in the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building. It’s amazing to see how Atlanta has revived and revamped some of it’s areas. Ponce City is known for its Central Food Hall which is reminiscent of the Chelsea Market in Manhattan. I asked Facebook friends which foods to try and they gave us some great suggestions. Thanks, friends!!

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We ordered the short ribs buns and spicy pork buns from Simply Seoul. Both were delicious! These were around $5 a piece so they’re on the pricier side. Keep in mind, nothing at Ponce is cheap. However, I will say these were worth every bite. The buns are so soft and the meat is super tender with some flavorful radish on top. I’m going to try recreating something like this at home because I don’t know when I can make it back out there again. 

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A view inside the food court.

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The guys prayed and Unchong snapped this picture. I tried to focus but the smell was just so distracting!

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Happy 13th, babe!!
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We ordered 2 Holeman and Finch double patty burgers, fries, Hops fried chicken, coleslaw, buns, and mac and cheese. Between the four of us, we easily ate everything. Unchong and I could’ve ordered another dish but we decided to save room for dessert. She loves to eat as much as I do so eating together is one of our favorite hobbies and has been since college! Some things never change! A lot of friends recommended the Holeman burgers but if I remember correctly, they were around $12 each? I don’t know about you but if I’m paying that much for a burger, it better be something spectacular. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious. Just not sure it was $12 delicious? Next time, I definitely want to try out some of the other places in there like the Chinese and seafood restaurants. Unchong is allergic to a lot of seafood so we decided to stick with these dishes. I loved the crispy batter from the fried chicken at Hops. The chicken pieces are on the smaller side and pricey but definitely worth trying. 

IMG_8522-1The King of Pops is always a good idea. Craig, Jimmy and Unchong had a popsicle and I decided to try the gelato from Honeysuckle. I don’t have a picture of the gelato because I was too busy stuffing my face with it. It was sooooo yummy! For $5, you get 2 scoops of gelato and one topping. I chose dark chocolate #duh and cheesecake with toasted almonds. Oh man, it was good! Plus, they donate 5% to the Atlanta Community Food Bank with every sale. These two places are definite must try.

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Cuties! Dinner was was delicious but the company was even better. We love these two like family and are blessed to do life with them.

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Ponce is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t tried it out. I would love to go back and hit some of the stores. We did go inside West Elm and a couple other places before hitting Starbucks and heading to the ferris wheel.

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At West Elm doing our normal thing. #beingweirdos

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So very thankful for this sister. In the last 17 years, we have gone through so much together. College graduations, writing and singing music, getting in trouble in choir, being each other’s weddings, struggling through infertility and miscarriages, new careers, experiencing the death of a parent, pregnancies, births of kids, illnesses, you name it! We’ve been through it all and I’m so thankful for a sister who always champions, encourages, supports and prays for me. #uglycry

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Okay, back to the review. Unchong and I planned the Skyview ferris wheel outing and since we never rode it, we decided it was worth a try. The line is pretty long but it goes fairly quickly and isn’t too bad. We parked nearby and it was $20. I heard there were cheaper lots but sometimes, convenience and safety wins. Plus, Craig got mugged a few months back in the city DURING THE DAYTIME when he was doing an engagement shot. Crazy story but let’s just say the mugger picked the wrong guy to mess with that day! 

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The view up high is really pretty and we loved seeing all the lights. 

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Funny story: I bought the groupon for 4 here. It’s a great package deal so if you’re going, make sure to use that. Plus, you get free chick-fil-a sandwich coupons on the back of the tickets. Well, if you buy the tickets for 2, they give you a box of chocolates. They don’t give it to you when you buy the 4 person ticket. Well, Craig talks to the ticket lady and tells her we’re all celebrating our anniversaries so she gave us both a box of chocolates. It’s nothing fancy as it was good ole Russell Stovers but still, how sweet right?! 

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The whole ride is about a 12 minutes long. The line to wait is a bit long but with the groupon, I think it’s definitely worth going to once. 

All in all, we had a wonderful time together and it was nice for these suburban bumpkins to spend some time in our city and have some adult time. We ate to our hearts content and laughed till our mouths and stomachs were sore.  If you visit Atlanta, Ponce City Market is definitely a fun place to try. I’ll let you know if I can somehow come up with my own version of the short rib buns since they’re still on my mind. 

It’s almost the weekend. Happy Thursday!

<><yuni

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2

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