Category Atlanta (Outside the Perimeter)

Takorea – Dunwoody, GA

Here’s a report from a recent visit to the Dunwoody location of Takorea, which is located in the middle of the Kroger parking lot at Chamblee-Tucker and 285.  I’ve eaten there several times over the last two years, most recently when our daughter had her daughter at Northside – and we’d come to visit, with […]

Chinese Dhaba- Norcross, GA

Looking for something different for lunch one day, I wandered into the culinary-culturally diverse strip mall off Breckinridge.  I had been to most of the older restaurants there, at least once, but saw a new one, since last I visited – Chinese Dharba.  Their catch phrase “Chinese Food – Indian Twist” caught my eye.  One […]

John’s Fine Food – Jonesboro, GA

For a (of recently) rare Saturday of roaming the city, we were heading to the Scott’s Antique Market.  The State DOT wasn’t cooperating, however, as the exits to both Jonesboro Rd and Moreland Ave, east–bound on 285, were closed with roadwork.  We had to sneak up on it, and found several spots to stop, along […]

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 […]

Mia’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Wing Max – Hiram, GA

On a Sunday evening, I was looking for dinner near the house and thought that I might try something new.  I had seen several folks talking about places for wings in Hiram or Dallas, on “the Facebook”, and (I vaguely remember) several folks talked about Cafe Wing Max, in the Academy Sports shopping center.  This […]

Slope’s BBQ – Cumming, GA

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a barbecue snob.  I’ve known it for a while, but today really drove the point home.  When I leave this much on a plate, it’s just not a good sign.. Slopes’s BBQ has been on a secondary list of Atlanta area barbecue joints since July of 2010. They […]

The Nest – Kennesaw, GA

Unless you can read small print, you’d be hard pressed to know that The Nest is a barbecue place.  Unless, as you were driving down Cherokee Street, heading into downtown Kennesaw, you saw the two smokers below on the street.  That may be why they are there, as opposed to in the parking lot out […]