CousCous, Atlanta GA (CLOSED)

A few Sundays ago, our friend Leslie from The Food and Me invited us to join her at one of her new favorite restaurants. CousCous opened just last year, tucked back on Dutch Valley Road a few doors down from One Midtown Kitchen, and it’s been doing its business pretty quietly, flying under everybody’s radar. She and some friends had visited several times, taking advantage of some offers on Groupon or Scoutmob to sample many things on the menu. Continue reading “CousCous, Atlanta GA (CLOSED)”

Ethiopian Lentil Stew with Penzeys Berbere Seasoning

As this blog kind of transitioned away from cooking stories – a mistake, and one we wish to correct – we haven’t talked quite as much about our favorite spice store, Penzeys. We have visited their locations in Memphis, Birmingham, and Atlanta (Sandy Springs), and completely love their products, their focus, and their amazing employees. Continue reading “Ethiopian Lentil Stew with Penzeys Berbere Seasoning”

Meskerem, Atlanta GA

Readers of many of the other food hobbyists in Atlanta have probably realized that our city is home to a handful of Ethiopian restaurants, but we were surprised to realize that almost all of them are located in one place. The old Williamsburg shopping center at Clairmont and Briarcliff has taken the nickname Ethopian Corner, because there are at least three places here – Meskerem, Ledet, and Dosta – which is kind of strange, when you think about it. Meskerem has been around since 2005 and, of the three, our friends Adam and Emily of Spatialdrift enjoy this one the most. They invited us to tear some injera with them here and we were happy to go in the company of people who knew what they were doing. If we’d have gone on our own, we’d have probably sat looking longingly at the food before flagging down a server and asking for some silverware. Continue reading “Meskerem, Atlanta GA”