Category Virginia-Highland

Illegal Food – Atlanta, GA

We had a meal (or three or four) at Illegal Food back in 2014 and 2015 when they were a popup kitchen at Joystick, but we had not been to their actual location.  Today, when we were in town on a Saturday without plans, I decided it would be “big” burgers for lunch. Off to […]

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall – Atlanta, GA

I remember reading about the opening of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in the Old Fourth Ward several weeks back with a story about their whole pig roast, related to a celebration along the Atlanta Beltline (at mile 9.25).  Today, before heading to the Georgia Tech game, I stopped by for a late lunch, parked […]

Sweet Auburn Barbecue – Atlanta, GA

About two weeks back, our brother-in-law (Lawyer Boy), mentioned that he was doing some real estate work for a new barbecue place that was about to open.  Then one day last week, he sent me a text asking if we’d like to join them at the “soft” opening tonight.  New barbecue place?  Heck yeah.  So […]

timone’s local pizza joint – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. Following Ron Eyster (who also owns Rosebud and the Family Dog), on Twitter *, I had been eagerly anticipating the opening of his new pizza restaurant, timone’s local pizaa joint, for months.  This evening as I was heading in town and driving through Morningside, I thought it would be a great […]

Paolo’s Gelato Italiano- Atlanta, GA

There was a summer about four or five years ago when nearly every visit to the city for a weekend dinner ended up with someone saying, “How about some gelato?”  There would then be affirmation from the rest of the car and we’d head toward Virginia-Highlands and Paolo’s Gelato Italiano.  We fell in love with […]

Goin’ Coastal – Atlanta, GA

On a recent Saturday evening out with another couple, we finally tried a place that I’ve been meaning to get to for at least a year, Goin’ Coastal Seafood, in Virginia-Highlands.  We’d seen it on frequent visits to Paolo’s.  One of my friends kept telling me I had to go.  So, this week, when we […]

Rosebud – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. Home from college for the weekend and asked “where would you like to eat tomorrow”, our youngest said, “I really don’t care.   Unless you want to go to that place for pimiento cheese.”  I knew “that place” was Rosebud.  So we headed to Morningside. Several years ago, we went to what-was-then-Food-101 […]

Fritti – Atlanta, GA

One Friday evening, we were heading into town for dinner and I gave my dining companions a few choices – the consensus choice was Fritti.  We got there about 6:00 and were initially shown to a table against the back wall, even though the inside was fairly empty.  We asked and were moved to a […]

HD1 Restaurant – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. After the culinary buzz he created about Flip Burger Boutique, everyone wondered what Richard Blaise’s next adventure would be.  Once you’ve opened a gourmet burger joint, why not sell gourmet hot dogs?  So HD1 Restaurant (Haute Doggery + Bar) opened in September of 2011.   One evening as I was coming through […]

Woody’s Famous Philadelphia Cheesesteaks – Atlanta, GA

So for about the last four or five years, I’ve driven by this giant sign for Woody’s Famous Philadelphia Cheesesteaks on Monroe Drive and told myself, “Self, you’ve got to get one of those cheesesteaks.”  But every time that I drove by there (mostly on Thursdays, mostly between 7:00 and 8:00 pm), it was closed.  […]