Several weeks ago in the AJC dining column, I saw a review of Pho Ga Tony Tony, a restaurant that opened here in 2019. It is styled similarly to Philadelphia’s famed Pho Ga Thanh Thanh. That shouldn’t be a surprise, as Pho Ga Tony Tony’s co-owner and executive chef Tony Le’s parents run the Philly […]

As the pandemic changed most people’s plans, it also changed ours.  Early in the year, one of our camping friends called and said, “if we want to make reservations to camp in Maine around the 4th of July, the six month window opens today!”  So the planning began – reservations in Acadia National Park, then […]

Somewhere over the last several months, someone told me that I ought to add the Peach and the Porkchop to my list.  We were heading back toward Atlanta from Dawsonville and lunch time was approaching.  I consulted the list and remembered this place.  We arrived about 1:30 and it was still fairly full of folks finishing lunch. […]

Heading toward north Florida for a conference, we crossed through Savannah a little late for the places I wanted to stop for lunch.  But I had this place in Shellman Bluff on my list, that had been there for years.  And when I pulled it up on the interwebs, they were closing before we could […]

Today’s adventure involved a road trip to Auburn, Alabama, for barbecue with a group of friends.  We have these folks that we camp with – three couples in metro Atlanta, one in south Alabama and one in South Carolina.  Eight of us (it was a little far for the South Carolinians, so they weren’t part […]

Just named Eater.com’s 2019 Atlanta Restaurant Design of the Year, Cold Beer opened mid-summer on the new Eastside trail of the Beltline.  “On the Beltline” is the key descriptor if you choose to go.  They have an address on Dekalb Avenue, but, on Google maps appear to be on Edgewood.  Until you get to Edgewood […]

I was heading to a meeting with some folks in John’s Creek and noticed City Barbecue about three weeks before I had the chance to stop in.  It’s about twenty minutes from the office, so on a quiet Friday, I headed that way for lunch.  Initially, I was surprised that I hadn’t heard about a […]

Camping with some friends near Cherokee, NC, we were discussing lunch, at breakfast. (Come on – you know you’ve done it, too.  I heard a great quote about this point, this week, “Why don’t we go get lunch and talk about dinner?”). Looking for options, the one couple among us with any bars of phone […]

As we were getting closer to home, it was obvious we were going to be in Kansas City for lunch.  That meant only one choice for the “what do you want for lunch?” question – barbecue.  But there were way too many choices for where to have it.  Looking at the options available, and our […]

After driving across Washington state the day before, we rolled into northern Idaho, around lunch time.  One of my friends declares that Couer d’Alene is the prettiest places in this country.  So we headed toward down town and found that he was right. It was an early autumn day and the sun was shining on […]