In these pandemic times, for all of us, the world has changed. We still eat three meals a day, but for the last eighteen months very few of them have been “out”, particularly at a new restaurant. On this fall Saturday, we made an outing to IKEA. Since we were already hazarding the universe at […]

While camping up at Myrtle Beach for my birthday, we had time one afternoon to have an adventure for lunch. I coerced by beloved to make a road trip down to Charleston. We have friends in Pinopolis and last year, right before the world fell apart, I had plans to be be in Charleston for […]

As long as I’ve been writing this blog (actually, as long as I’ve been enamored with barbecue – so thirty+ years), I’ve heard about the uniqueness of mutton barbecue in Western Kentucky. As we were making our journey back home from Wisconsin, I knew we’d have to a make a stop, and set the GPS […]

One of the issues we confronted on this VDC (vacation during Covid-19) was finding places that were open. We had already changed our destination state for this trip, due to the cancellation of a festival, and on this Thursday as we journeyed from southern Wisconsin to northern Indiana, we were driving through Chicago. Pulling a […]

Several weeks ago in the AJC dining column, I saw a review of Pho Ga Tony Tony, a restaurant that opened here in 2019. It is styled similarly to Philadelphia’s famed Pho Ga Thanh Thanh. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as Pho Ga Tony Tony’s co-owner and executive chef Tony Le’s parents run the Philly […]

Today’s adventure involved a road trip to Auburn, Alabama, for barbecue with a group of friends.  We have these folks that we camp with – three couples in metro Atlanta, one in south Alabama and one in South Carolina.  Eight of us (it was a little far for the South Carolinians, so they weren’t part […]

Just named Eater.com’s 2019 Atlanta Restaurant Design of the Year, Cold Beer opened mid-summer on the new Eastside trail of the Beltline.  “On the Beltline” is the key descriptor if you choose to go.  They have an address on Dekalb Avenue, but, on Google maps appear to be on Edgewood.  Until you get to Edgewood […]

I was heading to a meeting with some folks in John’s Creek and noticed City Barbecue about three weeks before I had the chance to stop in.  It’s about twenty minutes from the office, so on a quiet Friday, I headed that way for lunch.  Initially, I was surprised that I hadn’t heard about a […]

Camping with some friends near Cherokee, NC, we were discussing lunch, at breakfast. (Come on – you know you’ve done it, too.  I heard a great quote about this point, this week, “Why don’t we go get lunch and talk about dinner?”). Looking for options, the one couple among us with any bars of phone […]

As we were getting closer to home, it was obvious we were going to be in Kansas City for lunch.  That meant only one choice for the “what do you want for lunch?” question – barbecue.  But there were way too many choices for where to have it.  Looking at the options available, and our […]