I'm with you. When I was in my 20s, I always wanted to live inside the Atlanta perimeter. Thought it would be cool and all. As I've gotten older (much older), I want my space. This morning, my wife and I decided to drive into Atlanta to go see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, just to do something different. The gardens were nice and we had a great start to our day, but then it went South. I decided to try to find a really local spot to eat lunch since my wife is relatively new to the area. Something casual that we don't have in the suburbs. It's the weekend and past the lunch hour ... how difficult can it be?!?! Apparently harder than I expected. Tried to go to Mary Mac's, but there were probably 40+ people waiting outside ... so we drove right by. No time in my old age for lines! The next attempt was the Steam House Lounge in Midtown but there was no place to park and nobody attending the valet. I started to get very frustrated (old age again) and decided we were going to the Vortex in Midtown. I pulled onto West Peachtree Street and before I knew it, some douchebag in black Nissan Altima flies up on my butt, whips around us, cuts us off, and then immediately slams on his brakes trying to get me to hit him (there wasn't another car in sight). By now I was pissed and just wanted to get the f&$k out of Midtown. Drove into Buckhead and my wife says "let's go to South City Kitchen" ... I reluctantly agree as in my old age I hate crowds ... like Buckhead! I reluctantly agree and work through a maze of traffic and u-turns to pull into a parking deck. We walk in to find there's a 90+ minute wait! WTF?!?! So we leave ... after paying $6 for being there probably 10 minutes and head back to the burbs (by this point, I'm starving and totally aggravated) and end up at a local Mexican favorite for a pleasant lunch and a margarita (Texas style). I swear to God that I will be perfectly happy if I never have to go inside the perimeter again!!!!.