Category Fine Dining

10 Degrees South

A Friday night date-night visit to another place that’s been on “the list” for more than 10 years, 10 Degrees South.  Advertising itself as Atlanta’s only fine dining South African restaurant, we made an early reservation and arrived to a restaurant which was being filled, literally, from the left.   According to our extremely helpful […]

Viande Rouge – Duluth, GA

I was heading into Atlanta from the office one evening for a concert and looking for a place to eat in between the two.  I have had Viande Rouge Steakhouse on my list for a while, but it’s a long haul back to Duluth for dinner, so I never seemed to make it.  Tonight, eating […]

Seven Lamps – Atlanta, GA

Back in 2013, put together a list of the “25 Hottest Burgers in America and the “secret burger” at Seven Lamps (a newcomer, at the time, to the Atlanta dining scene) made their list.  I had never heard of the restaurant, but I did add it to my list.  Located in the corner of […]

Uncle Jack’s Meat House – Duluth, GA

In a space that most recently was Cotton and Corn, at the office, we’ve been watching the anticipated opening of Uncle Jack’s Meat House.  We eat next door (technically next door to next door), at Vinny’s, frequently and we heard, all summer, that they were opening in a couple of weeks.  This is the first […]

The Acre – Auburn, AL

Today’s lunch at Acre was spurred by Southern Living’s “best restaurants in the South list” from 2014 (of which I keep a copy on my phone – who doesn’t) and a desire to get out of town for the day.  Looking at options, I realized we could be in Auburn in less than 90 minutes from […]

The Oceanaire Seafood Room – Atlanta, GA

After a “bust” evening at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival (note: just because the festival is open until 10:00, doesn’t mean the vendors are open past 7:00), we were looking for dinner.   Since we’d already paid (quite handily) for parking, we looked for options within walking distance.  I had eaten at the Oceanaire Seafood Room […]

Atlas – Atlanta, GA

I remember that the first review I read of Atlas was one of the last that John Kessler wrote before he left town last summer and he raved, particularly, about the artwork.  He even upgraded the star rating based on the masterpieces on display.  I kept it in mind as a place to go on […]

The Mercury – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. I had seen a note on Eater Atlanta earlier this week noting that the Mercury had opened for lunch service in the last couple of weeks.  From the team behind Decatur’s Pinewood Tippling Room, the Mercury (with a decor resembling the early 60s) is on the second floor of Ponce City […]

The Cockentrice – Atlanta, GA

After our attempted earlier (but still really late, for us) dinner, here we were at 9:45, looking for supper.  I drove from Piedmont Park toward Edgewood figuring that we’d run into Old 4th Ward Pizza and let my beloved try it out.  But we circled their small parking lot twice and were unable to find […]

Staplehouse – Atlanta, GA

To preface this post: I’ve followed this story for years and I recap part of that story below.  It has made for a long post, so stick with me.  But if you don’t want to read it all, I’ll cut to the chase – it’s really good.  You should go.   Sometimes you wait a while for […]