Three Blind Mice – Lilburn, GA 

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On this Saturday evening, we were out roaming around, ultimately heading toward Suwanee.  As we were on the northwest side of Atlanta as late afternoon approached, I remembered that I had a restaurant on my list (AJC’s Spring Dining Guide, from 2012) in Lilburn that I had never made it, too.  Lilburn is definitely not in our regular driving rotation.  I found the address for Three Blind Mice, checked their hours and off we went.  We pulled up to a non-descript small strip mile and found TBM on one end.  We entered through their retail wine store and were shown to a table in the main dining room.

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As we were seated, we saw that they were having a viewing party on Tuesday night for the season finale of Hell’s Kitchen, on which their executive chef was competing.  Who knew?  We started with one of the specials, an heirloom tomato salad of red and green tomatoes with fresh burrata and arugula.

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The salad was extremely “fresh” tasting – the sweetness of the red tomatoes mixed beautifully with the bitter acidity of the green tomatoes and the cool burrata.  I’ve become a huge burrata fan in the last couple of years – it’s such a great way to start a meal.  

Jo ordered the salmon, which was served with a squash succotash.  

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The salmon was cooked perfectly and was an ample portion – you cannot necessarily see that in the picture.  I ordered the fried chicken (after getting “the nod” from our server when asking about it) with their house mac-n-cheese and greens.

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This was severely good chicken.  Crispy skin, moist tender chicken and cooked white all the way to the bone.  I passed the greens across the table (note the foresight to order them in a bowl) and they were well received. The mac-n-cheese had a nice blend of cheeses and was not runny, a problem you often find with “takes” on this dish.  

This was a phenomenal dinner find, at a good price and well outside the perimeter – an uncommon trifecta.  Most suburban neighborhoods would love to have a restaurant of this quality nearby. 

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