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!
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.
This might not be the easiest place on Buford Highway to find, but it is definitely one of our favorites. Bring lots of friends and plan to share a big meal here.
This is a pretty good conversion of a former fast food restaurant into a small, sit-down place where guests can watch soccer and enjoy basic cuisine from several Central American traditions, including a toddler-pleasing pile of fries and sliced, fried, salty hot dogs.
The sides at this year-old place are hit and miss, but the hits are palpable, and the pork and chicken are both very good indeed.
We came to this influential and popular Buford Highway joint at the suggestion of a friend who wasn’t able to join us. Some of our other pals did, however, and while some of us enjoyed the meal more than others, we had a fine evening.
For our 500th Atlanta restaurant, we enjoyed some spicy bulgogi and some other pretty good things in the company of our friends from Spatialdrift at this old and popular Korean eatery.
The girlchild is in high school, you guys! High school! My baby! To get over the trauma – I mean celebrate – I took her out with friends to sample some Indonesian cooking on Buford Highway.
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.
The children and I had already visited this restaurant’s fancier and nicer sister location in Gwinnett County, but we didn’t object when the road brought us to the original location with Marie and with friends.
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.
This place has changed names a few times and there’s still a little confusion about what it is called. We suggest “that place with the amazing lamb skewers.”
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.
Marie took the kids and met with friends at a no-frills place just outside the perimeter that exceeded their humble expectations and gave everybody a good, cheap meal.