Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is the home to Ponce City Market. An iconic Atlanta institution, it’s a must-visit during ITW 2019 for anyone with even the remotest love of food and shopping. What’s more, it is only a 5 minute cab ride from the ITW 2019 venue, so there is nothing stopping you from swinging by.
Whether you are after shoes from The Frye Company, rare vintage pieces from Coco + Mischa, something distressed/raw from the Ponce Denim Company, or even a nice hat from Goorin Bros, you’ll find a dolly mixture of excellent boutique shops. You’ll get your shopping fix for the whole day.
A visit to Ponce City Market wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop at 9 Mile Station. This popular roof top beer garden will offer you unobstructed views of Atlanta’s skyline, but to get a good seat, make sure you book in advance.
The food on offer is equally enticing, with the “market” catering for all tastes imaginable. Particularly popular are the burgers at H&F, entirely homemade in-house from the buns to the ketchup. The fried chicken sandwich in Hop’s is thought to be one of the best in the city, as are the kebabs at Marrakesh.
The area boasts some of the best street art in Atlanta too, particularly down Edgewood Avenue, making it a must-see area for keen Instagrammers, and it’s great for bars and restaurants.
One particular restaurant that comes highly recommended in the Old Fourth Ward (or O4W to its friends) is Staplehouse. It is considered one of the best and most exciting restaurants not just in the city, but in the country. It was voted “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine in 2016, no less. The seasonal menu is constantly changing and evolving, and an evening spent working your way through the Tasting Menu is one you won’t forget in a hurry. You’d be wise to book in advance.
Bon Appétit indeed!