Category Atlanta (Outside the Perimeter)

Tom + Chee – Kennesaw, GA 

Over the last ten months, I’ve eaten at two different Tom+Chee restaurants, on three different occasions.  Ever since I was a kid, I’ve LOVED grilled cheese and tomato soup together and thought the idea of a restaurant focused on that pairing was brilliant.  These guys got their big start on Shark Tank and have now […]

Dreamland Barbecue – Duluth, GA

The newest location of Tuscaloosa’s Dreamland Bar-B-Que opened in the renovation of downtown Duluth’s Parson’s Alley, last summer.  The northeast side of town has been without a Dreamland since the Peachtree Corners location burned down several years ago.  At one time, there were three Atlanta locations – with the opening of this one, there are […]

L’ Thai Organic Cuisine & Wine Bar – Tucker, GA

Another place from the original list, L’Thai was a newcomer to the Atlanta scene, back in 2006.  Cut to 2017 and they’re now one of the longest tenured Asian restaurants in Atlanta.  And the first organic Thai restaurant, according to one source, in the South.  This may be the weirdest interior I’ve seen in a […]

Poke’ Bar – Suwanee, GA

Several weeks ago, I saw an emailed article about the rise of poke’ (or Hawaiian poke’) in Atlanta and have been wanting to give it a try.  Last night, heading down Buford Highway I searched for a poke’ place, via Google maps, and found none.  Undaunted, I determined to try it today, for lunch.  Looking […]

Pho Dai Loi – Forest Park, GA

Back last spring, I finally made it to Pho Dai Loi 2 on Buford Highway, after it having been on my list for more than 10 years.  As we were heading home from the airport, I asked my beloved where we should lunch and received a very committed “I want pho.” I punched “pho” into […]

Bleu House Market – Norcross, GA

I love the chance to meet one of my girls for lunch.  And when the lunch spot, unbeknownst to us, ends up being a barbecue spot, it’s a double win.  Looking for some place new to try, one of her co-workers told her that the Market, in Norcross, was her “kind of place”.  Unsure what […]

Pho Hoang Long – Smyrna, GA

You could say that this pho was just what the doctor ordered.  Well, kind of.  The last time I saw my GP, we were talking about my diet and he asked if I liked Asian food.  I mentioned where we had eaten recently and he said no, you need to go here, instead, for Vietnamese […]