We hope that the third time is the charm for Matt Hinton and his crew at the city’s best burrito joint. They have too good a product to keep getting stymied the way that they have.
This place’s PR company reached out to us to give them a try, and we had a downright excellent meal here. If there is such a thing as a “franchise curse,” then the only Atlanta location of this chain has broken it.
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.
For our latest chapter about craft beer, a look at a very small brewery here in Georgia that has only two bottles available at this time, but production of more is predicted to be in the works as they continue work on their new facility.
Sadly, the most interesting thing about the last two stops that I made on this road trip was not barbecue, but another sighting of a clip art pig that I find really amusing.
Returning to Atlanta from Milledgeville, I let my phone guide me to a little shack way out in the Putnam County woods to a business that is planning to relocate, but serving up some really good barbecue before the owners move.
In 1969, after more than a decade of growth, this Macon-based chain launched a major expansion, reaching nearly a hundred stores. Five years later, the chain failed. Today, their distinctive, deteriorating buildings are home to all kinds of businesses, and some survivors have thrived on their own for thirty years. Learn more in this extra-length, photo-filled chapter.
We’ve written about two of Macon’s best-known chains, Nu-Way Weiners and Fincher’s Bar-B-Q, before, but in today’s chapter, we stop by additional locations for the businesses so that we can check in on them.
Marie went to visit the latest location for this local specialty merchant, and sample their oils and vinegars. She came back with some terrific kitchen ideas.
I’ll always miss the tremendously good burgers at Kitsch’n 155, but Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee have opened something even better in the space, something really wonderful that is packing in the crowds. I just don’t think they’re using the space very effectively yet, though.
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.
Oh, wow. Don’t get uncool and heavy on us, guys, but we, like, totally got our lids blown by the second location of this suburban hippie paradise. Far out, man.
I took a little Friday drive to taste what might be the best mac-n-cheese in the city, and a very interesting style of barbecue unlike most anywhere else in Atlanta.