How does one miss their flight??  By accidentally not checking their flight itinerary gate and time… 2 hrs before the scheduled flight… yeah… not intentional lol.  BUT, it worked out because a friend let me crash at his place for a night.  I also had time to explore a little before flying back home to Houston…

I was actually flying from The Arnold Classic doing some Strongman Corp coverage for one of my gym trainers, Chad Wilde.  You can check out my coverage HERE on Kinitro Fitness’ blog.   We flew from OH and had a stop at ATL for about 2 hrs.  When getting off the plane I thought I was on the same flight as Chad, but when I tried to board, the attendant said I was on a different flight at a different gate.  It had left 30 minutes ago… #!$#@$!

I called Delta’s agents and tried to see if there was another same day flight home but it was Sunday… a day when people were trying to get back home.  The agent set me up with a flight next day in the afternoon at no cost.  I figured they just sold my seat to a person on standby…. so I hit up a good buddy, DannyB,  that used to live in Houston.  He was in town and had a place to crash for the night.  It was rush hour so I took the train…. yeah they actually have a transport system.  Not having to taxi or uber from the airport?  I already like ATL….

The MARTA train card… instead of taking a taxi or Uber into town, just buy one of these passes, and ride the train into or across town…

After meeting up with Danny and running some errands, we decided to get KBBQ… 

Definitely blows KBBQ restaurants in Houston out of the water… apparently, there is a big community of Koreans living in ATL…

Our meal was pretty expensive because there was a minimum order per meat… worth it, but definitely a place for a group lol…

The next morning I was greeted by this guy as I was leaving… makes me want a dog again…

It was raining so no walking to the train station… took a Lyft instead to Brother Moto for some coffee…

Interesting concept… workspace kinda feel with a container…

Prices aren’t too bad… maybe $0.25 to $0.50 more than small coffee shops…

The aesthetics of the interior is well done…

I honestly know nothing about motorcyles but these cafe racers on displayed looked like a nice touch to the shop…

Oh yeah… I forgot to mention that my checked in bag was in Houston and all I had was my carryon, Nikon D750, and a 85mm lens…. it got chilly so I bought a hoodie from the shop…

Beside the coffee shop and workspace is a garage….

A garage that only works on two wheel transports…

Across the street from Brother Moto…

Ponce City Market – A suggested area to visit….

It was pretty much raining the whole day….

The food hall is where I’m heading to….

There’s nothing like this in Houston… maybe the Conservatory in downtown but not at this level… 

Another coffee shop I stopped by for an espresso…

Andddd another coffee shop at Ponce City Market… I was on coffee overload but it looked good too…

There are a bunch of restaurants you can choose from and they all looked awesome… I spotted a ramen joint and had to try…

I got a regular bowl of Tonkatsu ramen… this place outdoes Houston’s ramen game as well… 

ATL has stole my stomach <3….

That’s pretty much it about my time spent in ATL… I liked it so much I will be going back in August for Gridlife South at Road Atlanta.  So if you’re in ATL in August, let me know!  I’ll be there for a week!

As always, thanks for reading or checking out the photos!  If you have any questions or comments, just send me an email or not.  Whatever.

Danh Phan
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