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The Date Escape Featured on 365AtlantaFamily

Good morning to all my daters!  Today is a good day.  We were the feature blog for one of my favorite blogs:  www.365AtlantaFamily.com.  Check it out here for your daily dose of what to do this weekend with your S.O.

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Centennial Olympic Park Date Night

In the next month or so, Centennial Olympic Park will be all aglow with Christmas lights and the ice skating rink will be installed.  Do the thing that most men don’t do and plan ahead!  I’m here to help you and make you look good.  Get your Groupon for a fantastic date night at park – SkyView!  For a fun, festive night, Centennial Olympic Park is the place to be and it starts with today’s deal find:

  • $23 for Date Night for two with chocolates ($37 value)

For dinner before, try Park Bar – great burgers, good drinks and amazing location!  I tried to be healthy when we went and ordered a chicken sandwich while my date ordered a burger.  After tasting his, I wish I had ordered a burger.  My sandwich was good, but his was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted!  After your burger enjoy the night views if the city and chocolates.

Happy dating!

Buckhead: Fit for a King

Warning: This one is full price but sooooo worth it!

Bye-bye Nava. Helllooooo King and Duke!  I’ll keep this one short and simple because in my heart of hearts I believe that less really is more (for most things at least).

Enjoy a special five-course tasting menu and
front row seat overlooking the open hearth.
Two seatings are available for parties of 2 guests.

7 Nights a Week
6:00 PM and 8:45 PM

Menu changes daily.
$75 per person

For Reservations: 404-477-3500

To coupon or not to coupon

A letter to the editor:

shutterstock_165910619Dear Date Escape,

I’m new to the 2013 dating scene and so much has changed.  I love your blog and the great ideas you share.  I just started online dating and I’m wondering how soon is too soon to whip out a deal coupon or app?

-40 and Single

That’s a great question!  So you’re on your first date and you have only just chatted via text/email/phone briefly and you’re wondering if you should try one of those deal sites to test her adaptability to your frugalness? Absolutely not.  There are many factors that should be considered when considering to use a coupon on a date but none of them matter on the first few dates.  I think you’re first safe date is date 5 and even then there are many factors to take into consideration.  I would definitely warn her the first time via email.

Hey check out this cool date idea on one of those deal sites.  Do you have plans next Thursday?  I was thinking we could try it.

As you start to learn more about her, find out how frugal and budget conscious she is.  If that’s important to you, pull out another a few dates later.  Don’t do it every time and make sure it’s a cool date idea so that she’s focused on that and not that you used a coupon.

Good luck!

Westside Hop

This is my favorite little nook in Atlanta and it has been for years:  The White Provisions area- so many great options all within a block!


Does your date like beer? Start her/him off with beers and darts at Ormsby’s.  Then head over to Yeah! Burger for a low key but still delicious meal and then to Yoforia for dessert or back to Ormsby’s for bocce ball.

Is your date into wine?  Start at Perrine’s for a wine tasting (there happens to be one on 12/11 at 5:30).  Then dinner at JCT Kitchen or The Optimist (further than a block but worth it as noted in a previous blog) but make sure you have a reservation since 8p is prime dining time. Still have room for dessert?  West Egg has a bakery if you can get there by 10p or Six Feet Under for yummy key lime pie, banana bread pudding or brownie sundae.

Happy Hopping!

For the Redneck Woman

So I’m a closet redneck…shoot me…errrr…don’t actually.


Here’s my latest date weekend excursion that I can recommend for you because I’ve actually done it and it was a blast – quail hunting.  My date found a place close to our cabin in South Carolina but there are places all over that do it – gts.  Here’s my recommendation from someone that’s never quail hunted before and doesn’t fire off a shotgun regularly:  take her/him to a gun range or clay shooting so she/he can get comfortable with how it feels to fire one of those things.  I bet I fired off a dozen or so shots just to get comfortable with the gun.

Rules for newbies:

1) Never point your gun towards or on the ground
2) Don’t shoot your guide or the sweet dogs (watching the dogs in action ended up being the best part)


Here’s where the deal comes in: 48% off for two people at a local shooting range on SweetJack.

Happy Hunting!

Chilly Date Night


It’s freezing outside in Atlanta right now and I feel like that makes people a little less inclined to get out and date, but don’t let that stop you from finding love or at the very least having a good time.

Today’s date night deal is brought to you by SweetJack*.

The Deal

  • Just $10 gets you admission, skate rental and hot chocolate for one at the Southwest Rink At Park Tavern, a $20 value
  • Skate your way to the best date ever or your family’s newest holiday tradition!

Ice skating is the perfect date night to initiate physical contact if you need a little assistance in that area too.  “Whoops I fell right into your arms! Thank you for catching me!” (said in my best damsel in distress voice)  You’re welcome.

Park Tavern serves food and drinks so you’re all set there as well. A one-stop-shop date night.  Bam!

*While I hate that there is yet another deal site spamming my inbox, they did create a catchy jingle and anytime I hear their commercial it’s stuck in my head. #geniusmarketing