Category Buford Highway

Masterpiece – Duluth, GA

Masterpiece popped onto my radar with a small blurb in Atlanta magazine (you can read it yourself – it’s the last one on the wall on the left in the picture below) last month.  It was a small article about food happenings around town and told briefly of Chef Liu’s path, starting in Atlanta at […]

El Rey Del Taco – Doraville, GA

On this Saturday of wandering around town, we found ourselves on the northern perimeter as my stomach began to rumble.  I had just seen an article on Eater Atlanta about the best tacos in town and remembered that we were near El Ray Del Taco and the destination was set.   Their al pastor tacos […]

Nam Phuong – Chamblee, GA

This Saturday, when we planned to lunch with our youngest and her soon to be in-laws, they deferred to me for a lunch spot.  I figured that Buford Highway was kind of in the middle and surveyed a couple of places on my lists, making some preliminary choices.  As we were making our plans, my […]

Mamak Malaysian Street Food – Doraville, GA

I had not heard of Mamak until I saw Bill Addison’s article before Christmas about where he refers folks to go to when they ask him where to eat in Atlanta.  So last week, when Grant asked if we’d like to meet them and Leslie there on Sunday night, I queried she-who-keeps-the-calendar and then said […]

Chef Liu – Doraville, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. I’d like to start this post with a big “thank you” to Atlanta Magazine.  In August of 2006 you published “101 Favorite Restaurants” (which was actually 124) and gave eating out a goal.  You see, I’m a goal oriented guy and “checking things off a list” works for me.  More than […]

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 […]

Don Pedro – Norcross, GA

On another lone-wolf Wednesday, my quest for food took me south on Buford Highway.  As I was driving and looking for a place, I recalled having seen Don Pedro (Real Mexican Food) about two weeks ago, while going elsewhere, and the parking lot was absolutely packed.  And packed with trucks (that’s always a good sign).  […]

Lucky Dog – Suwanee, GA

I remember several months ago when I read Marie Let’s Eat’s paean to the Vienna hotdog, I thought that I ought to try one of those.  As I was lone wolfing for lunch today, and looking for something quick and close to the office, I remembered seeing Lucky Dog when I was heading up Buford […]

Praise the Lard BBQ – Buford, GA

Several weeks ago, my daughter told me about a new place they had gone to eat over the weekend, Praise the Lard BBQ.  I’ll have to admit, I was committed to going once I heard the name.  Sharing space in a short strip mall with Journey Church, PTL looks much smaller from the outside than […]