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Monterrey, Doraville GA

Monterrey, Doraville GA

Consider this chapter a postscript to the recent story about the defunct Shrimp Boats chain. Would you believe that there is a connection, admittedly a tenuous one, between that chain and all the queso dip that you ate too much of with your buddies in high school? Read on! Continue reading

1968 at Cafe 101, Doraville GA

1968 at Cafe 101, Doraville GA

Everybody recognizes this really weird building on Buford Highway, which has been home to several different restaurants called Cafe 101. But once upon a time, it was an Oogleblook, which is what really interested me. What in the world, you might fairly ask, is an Oogleblook? Read on. Continue reading

Machu Picchu, Atlanta GA

Machu Picchu, Atlanta GA

One Saturday night, the family all went out with friends to this venerable Peruvian restaurant and tried several different chicken dishes. Apart from some “booby trapped” empanadas, we enjoyed everything a great deal. Continue reading

Gu’s Bistro, Doraville GA

Gu’s Bistro, Doraville GA

On their last evening of business before they left on vacation, we visited this highly-regarded Szechuan-style restaurant just outside the perimeter. They reopen in a week and people are probably camped outside their door right now, lined up for cumin lamb like we used to for days outside Turtle’s for concert tickets. Continue reading

Poffertjes

Poffertjes

There are dozens of reasons to stop by the giant Buford Highway Farmer’s Market, but the main reason for reporting back on it today is to tell you about these very tasty little Dutch pancakes. Continue reading