Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN

Several people have recommended this meat-and-three about fifteen miles from our house. But when we finally made it here, I abandoned my plans for a great big lunch after I saw what was on the menu. Continue reading “Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN”

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A Made-in-Chattanooga Dessert: The Scenic City Shake

Around the dawn of time, I had a silly idea about a special all-Chattanooga dessert drink. I knew that it would be a silly indulgence, but we’re bloggers. We indulge. Continue reading “A Made-in-Chattanooga Dessert: The Scenic City Shake”

Farewell Atlanta 3: Zesto

I was sketching out our “Farewell Atlanta” week at the blog and wanted to visit four Atlanta restaurants that I enjoy that don’t get very much hobbyist press at all, the sort of fun, ultra-regional places that really only Atlantans know about. I wanted to write about the sort of places that, if Marie and I had been based in some other city all this time, we’d come to Atlanta on our road trips to sample alongside its barbecue. Now, if Martin’s was an obvious choice, then Zesto had to be included as well. Ages ago, I mentioned that Zesto and Martin’s were roughly similar to Birmingham’s Milo’s and Jack’s. Very roughly; it’s not a really good analogy, but there are some comparable points. Continue reading “Farewell Atlanta 3: Zesto”