Category Buckhead

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, […]

Mission + Market – Atlanta, GA

Mission + Market was a “double-find”, for me, in the same week: first I saw it appear on the Atlanta “hot list” and then, one of my friends, who lives in Buckhead, was telling me about a great new place that had opened in his neighborhood.  When we were making in-town dinner plans with […]

Qing Mu Noodle Company – Atlanta, GA

As we were heading towards the heart of Buckhead, I was, as always, looking for a new place to eat.  When we reached our shopping destination, I mentioned a couple of spots to my beloved and she was over-thrilled by none of them.  I made the decision, and headed back down West Paces Ferry to […]

Antica Posta – Atlanta, GA

For the last several years, I’ve been intending to eat at Antica Posta. But as they are only open for dinner and in the heart of Buckhead, visits to that space / time crossroads, without having other plans, are few and far between.  As I was right around the corner, on Maple Street, and heading […]

10 Degrees South

A Friday night date-night visit to another place that’s been on “the list” for more than 10 years, 10 Degrees South.  Advertising itself as Atlanta’s only fine dining South African restaurant, we made an early reservation and arrived to a restaurant which was being filled, literally, from the left.   According to our extremely helpful […]

Seven Lamps – Atlanta, GA

Back in 2013, put together a list of the “25 Hottest Burgers in America and the “secret burger” at Seven Lamps (a newcomer, at the time, to the Atlanta dining scene) made their list.  I had never heard of the restaurant, but I did add it to my list.  Located in the corner of […]

Atlas – Atlanta, GA

I remember that the first review I read of Atlas was one of the last that John Kessler wrote before he left town last summer and he raved, particularly, about the artwork.  He even upgraded the star rating based on the masterpieces on display.  I kept it in mind as a place to go on […]

OK Cafe – Atlanta, GA

I’ve eaten at OK Cafe several times, over the years, most often for breakfast.  Back in January of 2015, Atlanta Magazine named their burger as one of the top twenty in the city and I felt compelled to try one.   By the time the article came out, they had experienced a fire (in December […]

Lovie’s Barbecue – Atlanta, GA

Several months back, on a routine trip through Buckhead, I saw the sign for a barbecue restaurant, Lovie’s BBQ, that I had never seen before.  As you turn left off Lenox Road onto Piedmont, you pass by Chipotle and Naan Stop and the entrance sign for this place.   It’s around back and down the hill, […]

Big Al’s Gourmet Butter-Made Burgers – Atlanta, GA

I’ve seen Big Al’s Gourmet Butter-Made Burgers several times, as I was going by.  The time that stuck in my mind the most was during the Peachtree Road Race – they’re on the left, just as you get ready to hit the steepest part of “Cardiac Hill”.  I really thought about stopping and getting one that […]