Category Downtown

Twin Smokers BBQ – Atlanta, GA

Twin Smokers BBQ opened last December on Marietta Street, near the Georgia Aquarium, but we had not had the chance to try them out yet.  Today, as we headed to the airport for an afternoon flight, we ended up downtown, looking for food.  As we drove down Marietta Street towards West Midtown, I saw their […]

Gus’s Fried Chicken – Atlanta, GA

For the last fifteen years, I’ve been wanting to try Gus’s Fried Chicken, in Memphis.  We had been to Memphis a couple of times over that span, but the chicken encounter never seemed to happen.  This fascination all goes back to reading, somewhere, that they had the best fried chicken in America.  A couple of […]

H Harper Station – Atlanta, GA

Housed in the old Atlanta and West Point railroad station, I have seen H Harper Station several times as we headed off the Glenwood Avenue exit toward Memorial over the last couple of years.   And I remember having read about them in several different magazines over the last year, being particularly intrigued by their Kentucky […]

Ammazza – Atlanta, GA

Several weeks back, when we went to Varasano’s Pizzeria, we were talking with the waitress about the state of pizza in Atlanta.  She told the story of one of her friends who is a server at Ammazza:  It seem that they were both going to a party and each of them was to bring a […]

Illegal Food @ Joystick – Atlanta, GA

On Monday night , driving home from dropping something off in town, I noticed Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood, for the first time.  It’s on a stretch of road I don’t often drive, but the name stuck in my mind.  Then on Tuesday, Business Insider wrote this article about the best burgers in each state.  They […]

Perla Taqueria – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. Located in a former Mrs. Winner’s on Piedmont Avenue, just north of the intersection with Cheshire Bridge, I’ve seen the brightly colored Perla Taqueria many times.  With an original plan to cross another place off “the list”, that plan was thwarted by arriving twenty-plus minutes before they opened.  Regrouping, I considered […]

The Varsity – Atlanta, GA

I can’t believe that I’ve never said a word about the Varsity.  Perhaps because I’ve eaten there for at least forty-five years, I assumed that, at some point in this adventure, I had.  It’s been part of the backdrop of my life:  We ate there before Braves’ games while Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth’s […]

Thrive – Atlanta, GA

Two weeks before Valentine’s Day, I pulled up 6:30 on the 14th on OpenTable and looked at every place with an “open table”, then gave the choice to my beloved.  Thrive was chosen.  Located on Marietta Street, right at the intersection with Spring, I’ve driven by it many times and never noticed.  I guess it […]

Landmark Diner – Atlanta, GA

After a couple of days snowbound by the 2014 Snowpocalypse, I had an afternoon meeting in the Georgia Pacific building in Five Points.  Arriving about an hour before it was scheduled to start, I wandered the nearby blocks (avoiding icy spots and residual snow piles) looking for a lunch spot.  It was then that I […]

Mustard Seed BBQ – Atlanta, GA

When I finished a meeting shortly after 11:00 am downtown, I thought this would be a great opportunity to grab lunch in an area I don’t usually frequent at midday.  While discussing lunch spots with the folks I was meeting with, they mentioned Chantrelle’s, over in the West End.  I had never been there, nor […]