Stacey Weiss is the Executive Director of Bert’s Big Adventure, a non-profit organization that takes children stricken with a chronic illness for a weekend at Walt Disney World. It is a phenomenal organization worthy of your attention and charitable donation. More from Stacey on their upcoming “”Send Off””, and some of her Atlanta favorites…
Q. A one day big adventure in Atlanta: where are you going?
A. I am taking my Bert’s Big Adventure team out for a girls day. We are starting with mani/pedi’s at Hammond Nails and Spa in Chastain Square at 4279 Roswell Rd, Atlanta. Then onto Flip Burger at the corner of Piedmont and Roswell Rd for lunch to eat my favorite burger, The Butcher Block, and slurp down their amazing shakes. Then we would head across the street to the Powers Ferry Square Shopping Center located at 3804 Roswell Rd, Atlanta to get our shop on at Fox’s (an designer off price boutique).
Q. Favorite neighborhood?
A. Decatur: Just recently picked up some adorable fashion accessories at Squash Blossom and dined at Parker’s on Ponce where we had a fabulous meal and an amazing bottle of wine. I love being able to walk around to shops and dining.
Q. Most underrated thing about Atlanta?
A. The restaurants. We never get the props we should like NYC and Chicago do regarding our restaurants. We have so many amazing places to eat that it keeps the competition high so if you are just a mediocre restaurant in the ATL you won’t survive.
Q. If you were “sending off” from Atlanta permanently, where would your last meal be, and what would you be eating?
A. My last meal would be at 10 Degree South at 4183 Roswell Rd. It is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. It is South African food but don’t let that freak you out. I have had ever single thing on the menu and love it all. I would start out with the garlic roll and billtong which the owner dry cures himself then I would have the lollipop lambchops melt in your mouth delicious and finish it off with a slice of Di’s Delight, the owner’s mom makes this dessert fresh everyday.
Q: What’s Bert’s Big Adventure Send Off, and how can folks support it?
A. The Bert’s Big Adventure Send Off Party is the live broadcast my husband, Bert and his on-air cast, from The Bert Show on Q100 radio, does from the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport the morning we leave for Walt Disney World. We take children with chronic/terminal illnesses and their entire families to Walt Disney World for a 5-Day, VIP, all expense paid trip to Walt Disney World once a year. To learn more about Bert’s Big Adventure, please visit our website at www.bertsbigadventure.org.