Category West Midtown

OddBird – Atlanta, GA

For the last couple of months, I’ve been meaning to get to OddBird, the restaurant within a restaurant serving dinner in the West Egg space.  There were a couple of hindrances – it is dinner only and only open Wednesday – Saturday.  But I was drawn in by two words: “hot chicken”.  Hot chicken is […]

Bludso’s BBQ – Atlanta, GA

Bludso’s BBQ opened last August on Walker Street in West End and I don’t know that I’ve heard a single person talking about.  (Spoiler alert: people should be talking about it – this is seriously good brisket.)  In fact, I drive through that section of town about three days a week, but had never noticed […]

Sublime Doughnuts – Atlanta, GA

So, here it was on my birthday and I had a business meeting at the office with a client in from out of town.  I had wanted to swing by Revolution Doughnuts, (it was my birthday) to show off some of the uniqueness of our city, but I had also wanted to try Sublime Doughnuts […]

Le Fat – Atlanta, GA

  Over the last several months, I’ve been following the prospective opening of Le Fat in the local food press.  Earlier this week, I had seen them appear in the Easter 38 and realized that they were  open (they had opened around the first of April).  This afternoon, as we were wandering through our Saturday, […]

Cooks & Soldiers – Atlanta, GA

Cooks & Soldiers first appeared on my radar one night when they appeared on OpenTable, with a reservation available in West Midtown.  I had never heard of them and had no idea where they were.  And I honestly don’t believe that they were actually open the first time that I saw them there.  On the […]

Quinones at Bacchalia – Atlanta, GA

Warning – this is a really long blog post, it may became the first chapter of my attempt at the Great American Novel… Two months ago, on a visit to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams with some friends, I took the opportunity to walk down the stairs at Westside Provision District to see about making a […]

Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano – Atlanta, GA

We tried to eat at Gio’s Chicken Amalfatino quite a while back for lunch one weekday.  Brilliant plan – we even navigated the challenge of parking near Antico and walked up to the door.  Then found that they weren’t open for lunch.  [Homer Simpson voice ON]  “Doh!  [Homer Simpson voice OFF].  So one night, a […]

West & Mill Bistro Bar – Atlanta, GA – CLOSED

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. Heading to a show at the Fox, I went to opentable to look for someplace that was both nearby and new.  When a 1,000 point spot showed up at West & Mill, I checked the reviews and menu and clicked on the 6:00 slot.  (A 1,000 point reservation generally means one […]

Olympic Flame – Atlanta, GA

I’m going to guess that fifty or more times, in the past six years, I’ve driven by the Olympic Flame.  And on nearly every one of those occasions, it has been closed.  But I had been intrigued by the sign – “You need to eat.  We need the money.”  Then a month or so ago, […]

Star Provisions 2 Go – Atlanta, GA

We’ve been to Star Provisions on many occasions – to pick up cheese or bread or something else – even a perfect anniversary gift one year.  But we had never been there to eat – until today.  Heading to a 2:00 GT basketball game, I wanted something different than one of our usual stops, so […]