Chains like this do not have the best reputation among hobbyists. I accepted an invitation to see whether that was fair, and learned a very neat local story about how the business made it through its first, very tough winter in the 1980s.
This Inman Park restaurant has been a very popular destination for years and has received lots of media and blogger attention. Now, they have a new chef in charge, a new menu, and a slight change to their name.
We visited seven restaurants over Labor Day weekend, visiting with friends from out of town at one festival and giving out brochures and shaking hands at another. Here’s the whole weekend in one chapter.
Barbecue and oysters were not a combination we saw much of, if ever, before Chef Todd Richards moved into this space in Atlantic Station, but it’s a fun concept and the food is really excellent.
This space used to be a bank branch, and now it’s the fifth location of this growing chain. At this location, they’re celebrating the film Easy Rider with some far-out design, man.
It’s the second location for this incredibly fun concept by Delia Champion and Molly Gunn… and their new building is almost as fun as the food!
I made a return trip to one of the former Shrimp Boats restaurants to have lunch and enjoy the building. I had a good sandwich and an even better dessert.
Which side are you? Marie took the children to a nearby location of this big chain to try a limited time offer promotion.
Marie joined some other hobbyists for an evening at this destination in East Cobb, and came back raving about their duck poutine and their desserts.
We thought that we’d get some barbecue while we were in the area, and ran across a business that’s been around for decades, a great little roadside joint that packs ‘em in on Friday evenings.
I had saved this restaurant for a little centennial celebration, and took a little day trip with the children to Floyd County to finally check it out and see where it fits in the history of this old, lost chain.
Here I go with another very silly complaint. You ever have one of those meals when you get some friends together because you want to try a dish you’ve heard about, and it turns out that yours is the least appealing of all that are ordered?
Last month, I enjoyed a really fun lunch in Gwinnett County. A chain of supermarkets called Great Wall has opened a store on Pleasant Hill Road, and their food court is home to a very good dim sum restaurant.
We were invited to return to this very good restaurant in midtown to check out their latest menu and meet their new general manager.