Well, actually, that’s pretty much the entire story right there. Oops.
One shining (read: blisteringly hot) day in Atlanta, Alayna (ain’t she purdy?) and I embarked on what was supposed to be a quest for rosewater gelato. Unfortunately, the gelateria that used to make Alayna’s heart sing has since bowed to the pressure of an unadventurous clientele, leaving only ho-hum flavours like vanilla, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip in its icy case.
Alayna and I in turn bowed our heads in sadness, then moved on to greener, tangier pastures. In other words: frozen yogurt.
The Yogurt Tap in Decatur provided me with a great many delicious frozen yoghurt options to choose from, though I must admit to being disappointed by the dairy-free cookie crush (too sweet! didn’t taste like anything!). Instead, I opted for blueberry raspberry and original tart frozen yogurt, and then followed up my afternoon dessert with an afternoon dessert dessert: rosewater caramels from Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co.
On my final night in Atlanta, the stars aligned so that I was able to have a magnificent dinner date with not only Alayna and her husband, Jeff, but also the hilarious, knows-her-own-heart-and-soul-completely, passionate, driven, warm-hearted and stupendously-adored-by-me firecracker Laura of Sprint 2 the Table.
Laura was the one to recommend MetroFresh, and I fell in love immediately with the light, bright, and airy “urban oasis”. With a menu that changes daily according to the best ingredients of the season, and with the option to mix and match all manner of soups, salads, and sides (unless, of course, you’d rather order from the enticing and inventive daily dinner specials), we all four of us found dishes to pique our interest and were, unanimously, delighted with what we received.
I opted for a hot and sour chicken and cabbage soup that was tangy, filling, and scrumptious, accompanied by a side of mixed greens with berries and goat cheese that I would happily have never stopped eating. But, of course, I did stop eating, because with three sweets-loving food bloggers at the table, dessert was most certainly on the agenda.
Laura power-walked us to the nearest Yoforia, a frozen yogurt shop with so many flavours to choose from that I lost myself in a daze of samples. I ended up with four different flavours that were so alike in colour (apart from the pomegranate, of course), that my brain delighted in the mystery of never knowing what was coming next. I believe I had pineapple, cheesecake, key lime pie, and pomegranate, but I could be lying. Because of my shonky memory, we’ll never know.
That Laura and her gifts in support of my quest to eat all the wacky North American snacks. She’s a keeper.