As we were heading towards the heart of Buckhead, I was, as always, looking for a new place to eat.  When we reached our shopping destination, I mentioned a couple of spots to my beloved and she was over-thrilled by none of them.  I made the decision, and headed back down West Paces Ferry to […]

Coming back from a few days out of town, we were confronted with “the lunch question”.  Instead of being met with a quizzical look when I asked, there was a definitive response – “How about that place with the great bean burger, that’s drive through only?”  I knew she was talking about Mix’d Up Burgers […]

Hanging out in the city on a Saturday, for a change, it was creeping toward dinner time.  I went on line for a couple of lists of pizza places to try and up came a recommendation for the Argosy.  Located in East Atlanta Village, across the street from Elder Tree Pub, we arrived a little […]

I’ve been thinking about Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters, for about three months.  Maybe longer.  I knew it was coming, as I’m a fan of Chef Robert Phalen and his One Eared Stag, and, some time last year, I heard that he was opening a fried chicken place, serving his “once-a-week” fried […]

Today’s lunch is at another spot sent to me from the pages of Garden N Gun – K&K Soul Food.  (It’s like these pages speak to me – “if we fry it, you will come.”)  K & K has been in business for fifty years, and I’ve been seeing it on one version of my […]

Yet another tip from the Garden n Gun Fried Chicken Bucket List, OJ’s Diner was noted for fried chicken that’s “moist, with super crispy skin.” Those four words were enough to draw me in.  As we were heading south through South Carolina, a lunch stop in Greenville seemed in order.  This is an old-school cafeteria […]

Not to be confused with the excellent Red Bridges, also in Shelby, Alston Bridges Barbecue has also been open for years.  But there is no relation between the two restaurants, and their founders – other than that they both learned their craft at the pit of NC legend Warner Starney.  Walking into the counter area, […]