Seriously this place has the World’s best gluten-free Pizza! It is several weeks since we have been to Atlanta and the images from this pizza place have me checking the Frontier app for cheap flights! YOU MUST check out Atwoods Pizza when you go to Atlanta!
Fun Family Friendly atmosphere
I don’t know about you but we have a “little” right now so we try to go places where it is ok if he makes a mess. He doesn’t quite understand when we tell him to NOT throw his food on the floor. SOOOO I usually offer to sweep it up and leave a GOOD tip, at least 20% or more depending on how messy he was!
WORLD’S BEST GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA, and many other amazing options!
As in sooooo good I went and asked the guy working that day if it was in fact gluten-free. If you are a gluten-free mama with gluten-free kids you know gluten-free “bread” options are usually dry and tasteless or undercooked because it would take FOREVER to cook the crust :(. This was PERFECT! The Atwoods Pizza Café menu focuses on cooked-to-order Neapolitan-inspired pizzas, as well as soup, salads, and sandwiches. Their pies are baked in an Italian Pavesi Oven with a rotating floor that provides uniform heat distribution to deliver a perfectly cooked pizza every time.
Honey and Pepperoni pizza… odd combo BUT AMAZING!
My husband and friend ordered a regular pizza and got pepperoni with honey on it. When he told me about it I thought it sounded a little gross to be honest but he insisted I had to try it. And it was so DELICIOUS!
You HAVE to check out this place… it is what pizza dreams are made of!
I got to talking with the manager and he was telling me a little about their business and where they get their gluten-free crust. So next time you take a trip to Atlanta it is totally worth making the effort to go to Atwoods Pizza!
Our friend Lucy Laramie (she flew us out to hang out and also take photos of her for her website and marketing materials) that we were staying with watched our kiddos so we could go out on a date night in Atlanta. We decided to rent Relay bikes to bike to the Parish: Brasserie. We took some wrong turns, basically I didn’t have an updated phone with bike route directions which would have SAVED US, BUT that is ok we still had fun and ended up having a lot of fun!
See some of the silliness from that night in our Youtube video!
Once we got there we were hot and sweaty and THIRSTY so we ordered a BIG glass of lemonade and it HIT THE SPOT!!
SO I didn’t realize what GRILLED ARTICHOKE was after all… HA HA HA
Once they brought the grilled artichoke to the table I just started trying to eat it and my husband starts laughing at me because I was eating it wrong. It is usually the other way around! But the key is to “scrape off” the part closest to the “heart of it” and I recommend dipping it in the dip they provided! Verdict? It was ok, but not really worth the work. Order the hand-cut fries with Korean chili aioliinstead, we ended up ordering them as well! But hey it makes for a pretty photo right!?
Our date night in Atlanta dinner was delicious!
For dinner, we both had chicken and dumplings with ricotta, Vidalia onion, baby carrots and jus. I wanted to lick the plate it was so good! I highly recommend this dish! And the atmosphere is AMAZING, and the wait staff was very attentive!
It ended with a CRACK!
We LOVE creme brulee! It is kind of our “thing” so whenever it is on a menu we HAVE to order it. Mainly because when we were dating I was obsessed with the movie Amelie.
Anyone else see it? She talks about the joy of cracking the creme brulee. And this one was AMAZING! It is their Nutella Creme Brulee with almond tuille it was a beautiful end to our date night in Atlanta!
That coffee was pretty darn good too! We were tempted to steal these coffee cups, they fit your hand PERFECTLY! We even offered to buy them but the restaurant said they were running low : ( …. at some point I am going to order some from Amazon!
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So we decided to NOT bike back home as it was about 9;30-10pm AND her house was only about a 15 min. drive! So Daniel downloaded the Uber app and caught our first Uber ride. We talked with the lady on our way back she was super sweet.
And then I felt this little pull from God to ask her if she needed prayer for anything. She said that she and her husband have been trying to have a baby for a while now. So we prayed for her right then and there. It was a beautiful end to our date night in Atlanta!
Then we were trying to figure out how to send her a tip. It finally popped up and we gave her a tip that was equal to the fare in hopes that it would also help to brighten her night a little. Whenever she pops into my mind I still pray for her.
I was SOOOO glad we didn’t try to ride bikes back to our friend’s house in the dark and we were able to grab an Uber ride!
Are you stressed about flying with kids? My biggest fear is that MY kid will be the one screaming the whole flight and I will get nasty looks the whole time. WELL KNOCK ON WOOD, it hasn’t happened yet and these are some of the ways we prepare for our kids to fly. Take a deep breath mama… I will share some of our tips that help flying with kids.
Bring a pacifier, a bottle of milk, a nursing cover, some NEW baby toys for longer flights and GUM!
The cabin pressure changing causes the pressure in your kiddos ears to change (as well as yours!). Sucking, chewing and swallowing helps to “pop” your ears and relieve the pressure. So for babies who you can’t reason with having something you KNOW they will suck on is KEY otherwise you will have a SCREAMING baby on your hands because they can’t understand why their ears hurt or how to “fix” it.
So as soon as they start taxiing (moving the plane) you want to get your baby to suck on their pacifier, drink milk or start nursing!
Same goes for your older kids, this is the time to give them GUM. So make sure you have it in your pocket or easily accessible! Also, make sure to buy it BEFORE the trip because the airports KNOW this trick and will charge you an arm and a leg for gum! Having some new baby toys will help keep your baby occupied and entertained if they are “wigglers”, BUT don’t pull them all out at once! Spread them out, maybe a different one every hour or so.
Pack coloring books for the older kids.
Seemed a bit “childish” for me to get a coloring book for my pre-teen but she loved it! You have to turn off all your devices on take off so they can’t zone out on Youtube’s Cookie Swirl C. We went to the dollar spot at Target and got some cute coloring books and two sets of gel pens. They drew in them almost the whole way!
Book seats together when you are flying with kids!
This is so helpful! We flew Frontier where you can pick your seats ahead of time, but sometimes if you are super sweet and ask when you are at your gate or checking your luggage they will put your seats together for you. I played the “PLEASE don’t make me crawl across three people to hand my screaming baby to my husband” card… and it worked! Also on Frontier, you can lift the armrests so your kiddos can snuggle you and if you are a little on the “fluffy” side like me your hip circulation is cut off (I am working on it!!) It also helps to be able to “stay together” when exiting the plane.
Also, if this is your first-time flying with kids when you get to your gate try to get close to the boarding ramp for your plane so that when they announce they are boarding you can get on first.
With Frontier they board families, disabled, and veterans first which has been a lifesaver to avoid the stink eye from the fashionista all decked out in heels and a dress while we are over there in our mom buns, no makeup, sloshing our coffee around trying to carry our 5 years old’s bag because suddenly her arms don’t work, along with our diaper bag AND our personal item (i.e. all our clothes for the entire trip). So take a deep breath fashionista I realize we look like bag ladies at this point (and can I take a moment to say you look beautiful and I love your adorable carry on bag!) you want us to get on the plane first so we have my kids totally prepped and comfy for taking off so you don’t have to order 3 cocktails to drown out their screaming… I promise we will all be happier!
I know, I am working on this in life in general too but this is super important. This is not the time to catch up on a book, this is not the time to try to get work done, to delete the 24,336 emails from random “entrepreneur” opt-ins you have signed up for! You need to be attentive to your kid’s needs. For the love of yourself and EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANE pay attention when flying with kids. Noone wants a kid kicking their chair the whole flight, or popping the tray up and down (my 12-month-old son tried to pull this one, luckily he is cute but I could tell it was starting to annoy the lady in front of us so I was TRYING to get him to stop which after 6 times he FINALLY moved on) or to hear your kid yell your name 10 times because you aren’t paying attention. (Although our baby fell asleep at one point and I was able to finish this crossword on the back of the Frontier napkin!)
For this brief moment (or even for a 16-hour flight to China) you CAN turn off your computer, phone, tablet and hang out with your kid.
Have them look out the window, talk about the clouds. When the seatbelt light goes off allow them to go to the bathroom (if they are big enough), walk up and down the aisle on those longer flights. For some kids, this is their first time to fly so it can be exciting or even scary so they need you to help them navigate through their excitement or fear. I mean the whole “oxygen masks will fall from the overhead compartment” may not make sense to them and freak them out so be present during the safety presentation even if you have heard it 500 million times.
This will make life so much easier flying with kids!! Airport food is OUTRAGEOUS! I went to Aldi and picked up 2 boxes of granola bars that I knew my kids and Daniel liked. It kept us from spending $100 on buying lunch at the airport and from everyone being hangry. Because I don’t know about your people but if my people are hangry they get whiny, short-tempered, and don’t think clearly… so PACK SNACKS, EVEN IF YOU ATE A BIG BREAKFAST and are going to eat a big lunch when you get there. It is better to have them full than hungry! And here is a list of foods that will go through TSA… https://consumerist.com/2007/12/28/a-big-list-of-foods-that-you-can-bring-through-airport-security/
Pack a change of clothes in your carry on!
If we ever meet in person I may tell you this super embarrassing story of why I was so thankful I had all my clothes in my carry on. BUT it is a good idea to bring a change of clothes for not only your self but for EVERYONE in case someone has an accident. We almost had 2 accidents last time when my 5-year-old was about to lose it while the plane was taxiing on the ground at our arrival destination.