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Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« on: November 20, 2015, 09:14:33 AM »
Post up your bar or restaurant reviews!!!!

I love to eat!  I love to cook at home but also enjoy going out as well.  Always on the lookout for new spots that turn out to be great(or crappy) and old spots that have been forgotten but still awesome.


Went to a new restaurant that just opened within the month in Roswell last night, Big Ketch. http://www.thebigketch.com/

One has been in Buckhead for a few years but never made that one.

The one in Roswell is on Canton Street, a re-developed old house.  Free valet parking, spacious bar and seating area.  They gave us a booth that seated 6 even though we were a party of 4 which was nice, plenty of room to operate!  There was live music, a guy and his acoustic guitar, he was good and also just the right volume.  We had a real good waitress who offered solid advice. 

Appetizers: we had two, the smoked fish dip with pita chips and the lobster egg rolls.

The smoked fish dip had some nice chunks of fish and was creamy type.  Very good but nothing amazing.

The lobster egg rolls had a sweet chili sauce on them and they were damn good.

My wife had the salmon, plain. They had blackened, jerk, and a coca-cola bbq glaze but she likes it plain.  She asked for Med-Well and it came just as requested. It was very good.  Came with hush puppies and Broccoli.  I had a hush puppy, super good.  Didn't taste the broccoli, it is what it is.

I had the Sweet/Hot Chili Po'Boy sandwich with potato salad on the side.  It was fantastic and big!  The shrimp were super tasty and lightly fried.  The Chili sauce was real good, a perfect blend of sweet and spice.  The bun was thick and fresh.  The potato salad was very good but the sandwich was so big I barely ate any.

They had a decent beer list, local craft beers as well.  Bar drinks were solid, definitely not watered down.

A+ seafood joint

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 09:35:26 AM »
Thanks for the review Tony.  I live right up the street and we've talked about going there.  They've been working on the build out for almost a year.  Should be a great place to hang out in the summer months on the front porch.

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 09:45:56 AM »
Thanks for the review Tony.  I live right up the street and we've talked about going there.  They've been working on the build out for almost a year.  Should be a great place to hang out in the summer months on the front porch.

The front area is huge.  Should be awesome when the weather is nice

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2015, 09:58:31 AM »
My father in law owns fishermans catch in Lilburn ga. He is voted #1 seafood for the entire county and has had the same place for 31 years now.

Does fish specials all weekend. Thursday is all you can eat crab legs, boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, and 2 sides $27.99 (that should be the going price). Won't see that at a red lobster.
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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2015, 10:22:27 AM »
Can confirm, Big Ketch is damn good.

We have a few favorites in or around Roswell that seem to always impress us in one way or another.

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/)- some of the best steaks I've ever eaten.  Cool atmosphere, crazy whiskey list.  They also own a few other restaurants in downtown Roswell that all do very well. (Salt, Fix, and others)  All of their restaurants are very well run.

Hugo's Oyster Bar (http://www.hugosoysterbar.com/) - also great seafood.  I am usually a pretty tough critic on Seafood since it's tough to find anything close to stuff from LA, but this one and Big Ketch both impress.  Also, brunch here has been phenomenal with bloody mary and mimosa bars.

Seed -Upscale American -  (http://www.eatatseed.com/)  Never had a bad meal here. It's connected to a little wine bar that is nice for a drink before or after dinner.

Moxie burger (http://www.moxieburger.net/)  Awesome Burgers with decent beer list.  Cool outdoor seating in the Roswell location.
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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2015, 10:28:12 AM »
I recently went to a small Mediterranean joint near Dunwoody named Cafe Sababa (4639 N Shallowford Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338).  This place is a hole-in-the-wall place that was fantastic!  My group of co-workers shared a hummus appetizer that had ground lamb and pita pieces...enjoyed by all.  I had a gyro wrap with fries...large portions, very happy fat boy here.  One guy had a shawarma plate, which he said was good.  His plate came with more hummus and a small salad.  Another person had a kabob plate which came with more hummus and a small salad. 

A good Med joint in Lawrenceville is:  http://www.mymessinas.com/  Kell loves the Moussaka Plate.  I like the gyro plate.  Owners/servers are nice there.

We've had great success for Greek food at Athen's in Roswell.  I haven't been there in years, but I used to have their grub frequently when I worked in that area.  http://www.athensgreekrestaurant.com/

Finally, since I'm in the Med mode of thinking, there is a Greek-ish joint in Marietta named "It's Greek to Us" (http://www.itsgreektousmarietta.com/)  They serve Greek food, but they have play spanish music.
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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2015, 10:29:11 AM »

Seed -Upscale American -  (http://www.eatatseed.com/)  Never had a bad meal here. It's connected to a little wine bar that is nice for a drink before or after dinner.



I agree on Seed...pretty solid place, every time.
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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2015, 10:34:37 AM »

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/)- some of the best steaks I've ever eaten.  Cool atmosphere, crazy whiskey list.  They also own a few other restaurants in downtown Roswell that all do very well. (Salt, Fix, and others)  All of their restaurants are very well run.

In my very humble opinion...best steak in Georgia.  Every bit as good as Bones, Chops, Rathbun's

Hugo's Oyster Bar (http://www.hugosoysterbar.com/) - also great seafood.  I am usually a pretty tough critic on Seafood since it's tough to find anything close to stuff from LA, but this one and Big Ketch both impress.  Also, brunch here has been phenomenal with bloody mary and mimosa bars.

Hugo's Sunday brunch, solid as you can get.  And a Bloody Mary bar 10' long, need I say more.

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2015, 11:11:12 AM »
This will be Dons favorite thread

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2015, 11:12:44 AM »
This will be Dons favorite thread

I started it for you and Don.

I think Don has been typing since 8am...we'll see the 1000 word essay soon I hope

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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 04:45:30 PM »
Atlantic Seafood

Nami Sushi 

A little place in the food court  of the Chinese  mall near Chamblee  Marta  station  where they make the noodles while you wait.

Irish  pub in the Peachtree  Plaza.
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Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2015, 05:40:03 PM »
Went to Bistro VG in Roswell for my wife's birthday last weekend.  Great atmosphere and we were very happy with the food.  I had the Salmon - cooked a perfect medium and Joanne had scallops - also done to perfection. 


For BBQ, I'm a fan of Smokejack in Alpharetta. 


For Lunch, If you're a chicken salad fan (I'm guilty as charged) - Chicken Salad Chick in Alpharetta has some great selections (they have multiple locations) - my favorite is the Kickin' Kay Lynne - buffalo sauce, jalapenos, bacon, ranch and shredded cheddar - how can you go wrong?


Also a fan of Sushi Nami on Windward.  In the same plaza, we also like Nahm Thai.







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