Moving Image Studies

School of Film, Media, and Theatre – College of the Arts – Georgia State University

Eat, drink, explore

Grab a bite to eat

If you’re looking for coffee close to the conference, we suggest these places nearby:

Ebrik Coffee (22 Park Pl SE)   —   One Caffe Coffee (corner of Peachtree, Luckie, & Broad St.)  —   Starbucks (one at Peachtree St. at Luckie, and one at the Hurt Building at the corner of Edgewood and Peachtree Center Ave.)  —   Saxby’s  (in the library,  100 Decatur St SE)


For a quick afternoon meal nearby, we recommend one of the many restaurants on Broad St., just south of the hotel and one street west of Woodruff Park:

NaanStop  —   Dua Vietnamese Noodle Soup   —    Blossom Tree   (closed Sat.) — Reuben’s Deli —  Rosa’s Pizza (closed Sat.). Or you could take a longer walk, eastward on Edgewood Ave. to the unique Sweet Auburn Curb Market, which houses Grindhouse Killer Burgers and more.


If you have a little more time and an appetite but still want to walk, you might consider restaurants a bit further but still in the general area of the hotel:

The SunDial Restaurant (tourists like it for its view)  —  Alma Cocina  —  Ted’s Montana Grill   —   Park Bar (near Centennial Park and CNN)  —  Pizzeria Vesuvius  —  Meehan’s Public House


If you’re not limited to the downtown area, check out one of Atlanta’s great dinner spots:

Empire State South  —  Two Urban Licks  —  Ecco  —  Miller Union  —  Top Flr   —  Park 75  —  4th and Swift —  Sotto Sotto (or Fritti right next door, or  Barcelona across the street)  —   Abattoir  —  Floataway Café —  La Tavola  —  Porter Beer Bar  —  Bocado —  or Agave, for example.

Explore downtown

The Residence Inn’s website offers information on the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta History Center, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Center, and more, and you might check out Atlanta’s newest downtown attraction, the SkyView ferris wheel.

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