Category Chamblee

Canton House – Chamblee, GA

“You don’t disappoint.”  That’s definitely a good start to a conversation when you get back into the car after a meal. Confession time: I’m fifty years old and have never had dim sum.  As an extremely suburban child, in a town with no Chinese restaurants, it was one of those exotic ideas that you saw […]

Penang Malaysian Cuisine – Chamblee, GA

Going back to one of my earliest lists (101 Favorite Restaurants, Atlanta Magazine, August, 2006) led us to today’s dining destination, Penang Malaysian Cuisine.  Heading north on Buford Highway from downtown, I originally thought we were going to be able to knock off two spots in one stop, as they both were listed as being […]

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen – Atlanta, GA

On the all-knowing list (that used to be in the back of my car but now lives in Evernote), Desta Ethiopian Kitchen has been on there for multiple years.  It constantly appears in lists from Atlanta magazine and Creative Loafing as the best Ethiopian food in town.  I often wondered how big was the pool […]

Crawfish Shack Seafood – Atlanta, GA

When a friend and I decided that we were meeting for lunch on Tuesday, he let me pick the place.   With his office at Ashford-Dunwoody and mine in Duluth, there isn’t a whole lot that is equi-distant.   I remembered seeing something about Crawfish Seafood Shack in Atlanta magazine and in an edition of Marie, Let’s […]

Old Brick Pit Barbecue – Chamblee, GA

While Jo and I were preparing for the Peachtree Road Race on the afternoon of the 3rd, she mentioned that she’d seen this thing in Southern Living naming the best barbecue in the South and there were two Atlanta places.   She couldn’t remember one of the names and the other had “Pit” in it.  I, […]