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Gusto! – Atlanta, GA

One Saturday afternoon, we headed downtown to meet our daughter and her husband for lunch. They suggested Gusto!, on Piedmont (they have several locations around town). They had been to the Decatur location and described it to us as “like Chipotle”, but not all Mexican. (We use the “like Chipotle” to reference things, a lot, […]

South of Heaven – Carrollton, GA

On a random Saturday at home, we decided to head west to Carrollton to do a little shopping.  As we pulled into downtown, I recalled that some friends had told us about a new (less than a year old) barbecue place that had opened there.  After a brief consult on choices, we decided to give […]

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – Smyrna, GA

I’ve driven by Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar several times in the last year.  They’re at the corner of Atlanta and Spring roads in the Jonquil Center in Smyrna.  On this Saturday, as we were roaming about, we ended up in that area around the time for a late lunch.  It was a rainy afternoon, so […]

Peg Leg Porker – Nashville, TN

The Bringles had been catering barbecue for about five years when they opened Peg Leg Porker, in the Gulch area of Nashville, back in 2013. On the last several trips to Nashville, I have had them on my list, but we hadn’t had the chance to swing by for a meal (pressing hot chicken needs, […]

Dino’s Bar – Nashville, TN

About a month ago, I picked up the third version of George Motz’s “Hamburger America” – the text that started much of my food journey.  I discovered the existence of this tome more than a decade ago, when we were having lunch at Mr. Bartlett’s Burger Cottage, in Cambridge, MA. This book documents George’s journey […]

Smitty’s Lockdown BBQ – Marietta, GA

After a little shopping in Marietta, we had time for lunch before we had to be downtown.  I had seen Smitty’s Lockdown BBQ, the last few times we had been on this part of Canton Rd. Today, we had time to stop in and arrived in time for lunch. Open since late 2016, I had […]

Bully’s Restaurant – Jackson, MS

Heading home from Memphis, we were over-nighting in Jackson, Mississippi, before heading home.  We had been to a couple of junk and antique stores when lunch rolled around.  I knew that I wanted fried chicken for lunch, so while we shopped I asked several folks where the “best” fried chicken was in Jackson.  I got […]