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The Companion – Atlanta, GA

Almost 7 years ago, to the day, we visited Steinbeck’s Ale House, in Oakhurst, after hearing about their burger. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading an article about restaurants that had opened in 2020 (and survived Covid) that ought to be visited. And it was there that I read about Steinbeck’s chef, Andy […]

Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant – Doraville, GA

This week I found a new restaurant, of all places, in my inbox. This week’s Gravy for Breakfast email, from Southern Foodways Alliance, was all about Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant. I won’t reiterate the whole article, but this restaurant was born of the pandemic and has included Halal in their name and seen it make […]

Dale’s BBQ – Boaz, AL

On a ridiculously hot Saturday, I decided we needed to explore a section of the “North Alabama Barbecue Trail”. Being slightly OCD, I do enjoy a good list – one that I can check things off of, as I complete them. I was guided to the existence of this list by a podcast episode of […]

The Slutty Vegan – Duluth, GA

For the last two plus years, I’ve continuously heard about / read about Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan.  The original location, on Edgewood, has had lines out the door every time we’ve been by.  And since, frankly, I am a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore, I wasn’t too excited about standing in line to eat vegan food. I had […]

Birrieria Landeros – Duluth, GA

Looking for lunch on a Thursday, I saw a new sign on what used to be Curry-licious, for Birreria Landeros. Going in, I recognized the tables and bar, but the wall art and vibe was very different. I was the only person there, so the young man asked me if I wanted some music or […]

Girl Diver – Atlanta, GA

For our anniversary, we were looking for some place new to try when I remembered hearing about Girl Diver, which opened in the Madison Yards development in late 2020. Originally announced as a Vietnamese / Cajun seafood place, it feels more general-Asian-meets-seafood-by-the-pound.  But I had heard they had a killer lobster roll, and I happen […]

Chauhan Ale & Masala House (Thanksgiving Edition) – Nashville, TN

As Thanksgiving got closer and closer, we realized that we would not have any kids home for the holiday and we had no other obligations, sSo we left town. We remembered hearing on the Biscuits and Jam podcast (from Southern Living, a podcast which I highly recommend) episode with Maneet Chauhan that her Chauhan Masala […]

Chez Fonfon – Birmingham, AL

Pretty much ever since I’ve had a food list, Chez Fonfon has been on it (I added it from Southern Living’s list of the best restaurants in the South from August, 2014).  And this French restaurant, from Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar & Grill fame, open since 2000, was on the list for, oddly, what […]

Pink Pig – Cherry Log, GA (Quick Bite)

For years, Pink Pig Barbecue, in Cherry Log, has been on my list, but we always seem to be trying to get somewhere, on time, when we’re driving that part of 575/515. Today, we had time and I decided it was our day to give it a try.  Owned and operated by the Holloway family […]

Chattahoochee Food Works – Atlanta, GA (Quick Bite)

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 […]