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.
One of the large restaurant spaces in the front of Perimeter Mall has been taken by a newly-opened British-themed tavern with a really fun secret weapon: a pour-your-own-beer station that has found space for some good local brews.
We tend to be a little skeptical about hype that comes from an unproven source, but this place was genuinely impressive, and it demands a repeat visit or nine.
One of our regular stops for breakfast on the island is this low-lit dive. It’s always crowded, but there’s this one booth that always clears out just as we arrive with Marie’s father… almost like they know we’re coming.
Here’s a very silly story in which Marie tells me that she’s going to buy me one thing, then gets it for herself, then desires what I ordered in its place instead.
We stopped in the Savannah area twice during our most recent trip to south Georgia. On the way down, we drove out to an open-air patio on one of the islands.
I was invited to try the second Atlanta-area location for this chain from Texas, and learned that it is a very silly and playful restaurant with really good, fresh food.
Recently, I advised a fellow barbecue writer from another town against a meal at this popular and excellent establishment. Was that the right thing to do? It’s complicated.
The portion sizes here are beyond confusing, but if you’re in the mood for a tasty vegetarian meal, this venerable place has some really nice dishes to sample.