Lunch Date with My Little Cupid | The Melting Pot | Atlanta, GA

The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant, offering a range of fondue cooking styles as well as distinctive meals, salads, and amazing desserts.

It was simple to find parking because it was immediately close to the restaurant. The parking fee was ten dollars.

I booked reservations at 3pm and arrived around 10 minutes late, but they still weren’t ready for us. We had to wait around 10 minutes longer for a table to be cleared and cleaned.

There wasn’t much seating available near the front entry, but there weren’t many people there anyway.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I dined with my baby and cousin on a three-course fondue feast.

Our server greeted us and asked whether it was our first visit to the restaurant, which it was. The menu was a little perplexing, but he went on to break down what we were looking at on the menu so we could grasp it better.

There were three menus: the holiday special, the normal menu, and the kid’s menu were all available.

I noted that the kid’s menu didn’t really seem… childish. There were mostly only meat and seafood selections. My toddler doesn’t really eat any of it, so I inquired if they had any fries available; they did not.

The Melting Pot presented an incredible, participatory dining experience that converted moments into memories from the minute the first piece of bread was dipped into our cheese fondue.

Our server began by bringing us our drinks. I ordered a sweet tea, which is a popular drink known for being “hit or miss” in terms of sweetness. I had no complaints. My cousin ordered a water with lemon and I ordered my baby an apple juice that came in a cup with a lid and straw.

We were asked what style of cheese fondue we preferred because we were there for the Valentine’s Day special. It took us a minute to decide, but our server, whose name I wish I remembered, was really patient. I then inquired which option he would suggest, and he suggested that the cheddar cheese was the standard and most popular choice. That’s what we got.

Our cheese fondue was provided with bread, vegetables, and fruit on the side. I never thought about dipping a green apple in melted cheese, hehe. It tasted strange.

Then we had to decide which salad we wanted. We both ordered Caesar salads. It was served with no additional dressing to be added. I only like ranch on my salad so I waited to eat mine until I could request some to be brought to the table.

We were then asked what kind of chocolate we preferred. We went with the traditional milk chocolate.

It was my absolute favorite part of our lunch. I honestly believed the chocolate fondue order only included a side of strawberries. However, oh my goodness! Strawberries, bananas, brownies, marshmallows, cake slices, and waffle pieces were included. It was incredible! The warm melted chocolate was delicious.

We chose our favorite cheese fondue, salad, entrée, and chocolate for the 4-Course Experience, then prepared our food and savored sauces to enhance the flavor in every bite.

The “Melt Your Heart Petite Entrée” was an optional addition to the Valentine’s Day event special. It appeared to be a little taster lunch. It came with three pieces of chicken, three shrimp, and three pieces of steak. Some extras were also included, such as potatoes and broccoli, as well as a small selection of different sauces to try.

Instructions with appropriate cooking times for each item were supplied, as well as a disclosure regarding cooking safety at the table and how to avoid cross contamination.

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What To Expect From Conyers, GA’s Cold Stone Creamery – Ice Cream Shop

I’m not a big fan of ice cream. I almost never finish my ice cream, but this was an exception. I ate EVERYTHING.

The fact that we landed up here was a completely random occurrence. My son and I had just finished getting ready for the day. Every Friday, we make it a point to take the kids to Dairy Queen and the adults to Chik Fil A. It was Friday and time to eat!

Instead of eating ice cream from Dairy Queen, my aunt suggested we go to Cold Stone Brewery, which had been recommended by a cousin of ours. Sure, I said. I don’t eat ice cream very often, but it’s always interesting to try something new.

Before visiting new destinations, I like to be well-prepared. On the way, I looked up their menu online to see what they had. I explored their signature creations. I couldn’t decide between their “Chocolate Devotion” (chocolate ice cream, chocolate chips, brownie, and fudge) and “Surrender to Strawberry” (strawberry ice cream, yellow cake, strawberries, and whipped topping). I eventually decided on strawberry ice cream because I could get the waffle cone dipped in chocolate, giving me both chocolate and strawberry!

According to their website, which is referenced at the bottom of the page, Cold Stone Creamery has been serving up the tastiest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies, and shakes for more than 30 years, utilizing only the highest quality ingredients and, of course, their trademark process of creating your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone.

Me (right), Ava (middle), and Mya (left)

We entered a long line. Of course, on a hot summer Friday, it’s long. There were at least ten people in line ahead of us. I only saw three staff (one out of the three wore a mask), yet everyone was patient as they worked rapidly to serve everyone. I’d estimate it took us between 10 – 20 minutes to get to the counter and place our orders.

Their signature creations.
I thought the orange color was so pretty.

We each got a small ice cream scoop. Mya chose a plain cotton candy ice cream with sprinkles. Ava placed an order for the Cake Batter Batter Batter (cake batter ice cream, cookie dough, and brownie). I placed my order for strawberry ice cream.

A small size ice cream costs $4.59, a medium costs $4.99, and a large costs $5.69.

I thought it was really cool that you could take their ice cream home in small tubs.

Thank you for the recommendation, Ashley! It was incredible.

I’m not a big fan of ice cream. I almost never finish my ice cream, but this was an exception. I ate EVERYTHING.

If any of my readers have any more ice cream shop recommendations for us to visit, or if this post has inspired you to try Cold Stone Creamery, please let me know in the comments! Thank you for reading!

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