Category Seafood

Off the Hook – Lawrenceville, GA

One day, while roaming southern Gwinnett county looking for lunch, I wandered by Off the Hook, on Lawrenceville Highway.   In a shopping center, near a Jamaican restaurant that originally lured me in to the parking lot, you have to be careful and not end up at the Aldi, behind it.  On my first visit, I […]

DJ’s Clam Shack – Key West, FL

In Key West for a day, as we headed out for the Caribbean, we took our day in port to wander.  We walked Duval Street, dodging in and out of shops looking for treasures and, on my part, scoping out food choices.  My dear wife remembered she had seen a couple of things on Diners, […]

Marietta Fish Market – Marietta, GA

We’ve eaten at other of the restaurants in the Tselios family of restaurants (Pasta Bella – I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about that place – and Casa Grande), but we have missed the three in Marietta.   Tonight, we knocked one of those off the list with Marietta Fish Market.  We were heading back […]

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 […]

Beetlecat – Atlanta, GA

  A couple of Fridays back, I saw a tweet from Belle Vivere of the lobster roll from Beetlecat and determined that we needed to get there soon.  Seeing that they opened at 3:00 on Saturday, I figured we could wrap up an afternoon of in-town errands with a kind-of-early dinner, and we arrived around 5:30. […]

Dooky Chase’s Restaurant – New Orleans, LA

In conversation with several of the folks I work with, I had mentioned that we were going to Willie Mae’s for lunch on Friday.  Several said “if you’re going to Willie Mae’s for chicken, you really need to go to Dooky Chases’s Restaurant“.  So after roaming around several of the suburbs on a shopping expedition, […]

Fiola Mare – Washington, DC

On this trip to DC, I did a little exploring and determined, in advance, where I could make a reservation for dinner that was on one of my lists.  I knew that the top spot on my “to-do” list did not take reservations (Rose’s Luxury), so I looked at other choices.  From the Southern Living […]

Lure – Atlanta, GA

On this Saturday we were looking for some place new for lunch and made our choice based on a combination of availability of reservations and OpenTable ratings.  Lure was in the first 10, rating-wise, and had a spot available, so it was decided.  We arrived around 1:30 to find the valet missing.  We waited a […]

Red Crawfish – Lawrenceville, GA

Recently, when I went to Sugarloaf Mills, I saw that a new place had opened in the space formerly occupied by a defunct Mexican restaurant,  Red Crawfish.  I tried it back in early December, for the first time, and have returned several times since with some co-workers.  Interestingly, it is the second Vietnamese-owned Cajun restaurant […]

Barbara Jean’s – St Simons Island, GA

We’ve been traveling to St. Simons Island since the mid 90s. My boss had a place on the island for several years back when we were young marrieds with young kids and he would let us stay there during the summer. Back then, Barbara Jean’s always seemed like such an upscale place, down in the […]