Category Buckhead

Thirteen Pies – Atlanta, GA

Our newlywed daughter and son-in-law have set an admirable food goal for the summer – knock as many places off Creative Loafing’s 100 places to Eat in Atlanta list as they can.  When they called and asked if we’d like to meet for dinner, I told them to pick a spot from the list, in […]

521 Kitchen & Cue – Atlanta, GA

For the last several years, our 4th of July ritual has been: participating in (please not that I did not say running) the Peachtree Road Race; followed by a quick shower; and then, ribs.  And after a particularly challenging incident in finding said ribs a couple of years back, it has sinceinvolved planning where we were […]

Smokebelly BBQ – Atlanta, GA

Earlier this week, a lunch for two deal appeared on Travelzoo for Smokebelly BBQ, in Buckhead.  I don’t know that I had heard much about the place, but the deal seemed to be a value (two plates, an appetizer and two non-alcoholic drinks for $29).  Always interested in a deal, particularly when it involves barbecue, […]

Bones – Atlanta, GA

With an afternoon meeting in Buckhead, and a need for lunch, the stars aligned for a visit to Bones.  Bones has been a Buckhead fixture for over 35 years and is one of the places you go for a “power lunch” in the city.  On this occasion though, I wasn’t looking for a “power lunch”, […]

Shake Shack – Atlanta, GA

Several years back, we were visiting NYC for the weekend and I was in burger heaven.  As we were getting ready to leave on Sunday morning, I realized that we had time to make a quick run to Shake Shack, just off Times Square.  I enjoyed it at the time, although it paled next to […]

Big Sky Buckhead – Atlanta, GA

One of the signs of a good meal is that while you’re eating it, you’re already thinking about who you can bring back.  That’s what happened today, at lunch, at Big Sky Buckhead.  Halfway through the meal, we were talking about a return trip and who we should bring with us.  I have had Big […]

Greater Good Barbecue – Atlanta, GA

It was during our visit to the Greater Good in Tucker a couple of weeks back, that we determined exactly where we would have our 4th of July ribs.   You see, ever since the 4th of July rib incident of 2012 (the entire experience is detailed in the footnote to this post), we’ve made plans […]

Tomo Japanese Restaurant – Atlanta, GA

Tomo Japanese Restaurant has, apparently, been on my radar since August 2006 (when I first saw it mentioned in Atlanta Magazine’s 101 Favorite Restaurants edition, as “new and noteworthy” – the original paper “list” I carried in the trunk).  When Atlanta Magazine’s restaurant critic Bill Addison announced he was stopping his regular gig there to […]

Varasano’s Pizzeria – Atlanta, GA

When we were looking for a place to have lunch on Good Friday, Jo told me to find a place that I was interested in trying.  Varasano’s Pizzeria has been on my list since April of 2010, when they were listed in the pizza section of the Cheap Eats issue of Atlanta Magazine, but we […]

Horseradish Grill – Atlanta, GA

For Saturday night , we had a change of times for dinner, necessitating a change of locations.   Horseradish Grill won the coin toss.  I’ve known of Horseradish Grill for years but, for whatever reasons,  we’ve never been.  Arriving about 6:30, we were surprised at how empty it was.  And even moreso that we were seated […]