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Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg 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/ (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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Post by: BigMike 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.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg 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
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Mortalis5509 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.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead 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/ (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/ (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/ (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/ (http://www.moxieburger.net/))  Awesome Burgers with decent beer list.  Cool outdoor seating in the Roswell location.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 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/ (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/ (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/ (http://www.itsgreektousmarietta.com/))  They serve Greek food, but they have play spanish music.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 20, 2015, 10:29:11 AM

Seed -Upscale American -  (http://www.eatatseed.com/ (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.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on November 20, 2015, 10:34:37 AM

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/ (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/ (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.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: DOUG on November 20, 2015, 11:11:12 AM
This will be Dons favorite thread
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg 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
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: kvom 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.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 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.







Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 20, 2015, 05:49:54 PM
Lemon Grass Thai in Marietta (East Lake Shopping Center) is pretty freaking awesome.  Their tom-kha-kai soup is the best around (IMHO) and all of their other dishes are very solid.

Nam Phuong on Buford Highway (ITP, near Clairmont Rd) has great Pho.

Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on November 20, 2015, 07:42:28 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.

Bistro VG, very solid. Just a few minuets from me and we don't go enough.

Chicken Salad Chik...I'll confess as well. Love it. I get the one w the walnuts. Can't remember the name
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Trail Duty on November 20, 2015, 07:45:55 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.









Smokejack has definitely got some tasty BBQ. Another good BBQ place is Two Brothers just outside of Ballground, small place but not too pricey and they have some delicious home made ice cream served on cobbler for desert.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BeerIAm on November 21, 2015, 10:59:39 PM
Nothing too fancy here, but places I like.

-Heirloom Market BBQ.  Talked about on forum before.  Great Korean inspired Texas BBQ.  Not a real sit down place because they don't have seats.  But can stand outside or take to go.

-Taqueria Del Sol.  Love this place for some Fish, Brisket and whatever the hell else tacos they've got going on. 

-Bonegarden Cantina.  Street inspired Mexican food owned by the same owners of the Vortex.

-Ormsbys.  Fun place to hang out and play games like bocce ball or shuffle board.  Good bar food snacks.  Nice beer selection.

-The Porter Beer bar.  Only went there once, but dream of going back.  Awesome beer selection.

-Tilted Kilt Cumberland.  Across the street from my office.  Good beer selection, good wings, great service.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on November 22, 2015, 09:01:50 AM
^^^
Where is the Porter Beer Bar?  Sounds interesting, new one on me
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 22, 2015, 09:13:05 AM
^^^
Where is the Porter Beer Bar?  Sounds interesting, new one on me

Little 5, iirc. 

Have you done Brickstore Pub?  Great place in Decatur.  Beer selection is unreal.

Wicked Weed, as we've discussed many times, in Asheville for food, drink, and scenery (gotta love college towns).

- Torg

Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on November 22, 2015, 09:50:20 AM

^^^
Where is the Porter Beer Bar?  Sounds interesting, new one on me

Wicked Weed, as we've discussed many times, in Asheville for food, drink, and scenery (gotta love college towns).

- Torg

Hippie Central!!!  But awesome place to hang, eat , drink and people watch
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 09:54:52 AM
Is the food at bonegarden cantina pretty good? I love good Mexican (or Tex mex) food. Can't get better than TX, but these are my favorites around here so far. Please post up other favorites.

Papasitos - chain, but only one outside of TX.

Nuevo Laredo

(Spelling?)
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 22, 2015, 11:32:53 AM
I was not impressed at all with Nuevo Laredo.  Everyone built it up for me, but I found it to be no different than any cheap mexican joint (greasy meat, sloppy beans and rice...just blah).

Chuy's is OK.  I like On The Border, but I'm sure I'll get flamed for it being a chain. 

Uncle Julio's in Dunwoody is pretty fantastic.  Their fajitas are not a greasy mess like you get at most mex or tex-mex joints, their salsa is different than you'll get anywhere else (roasted peppers), and they will serve you a hot roasted jalapeno!
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 12:37:53 PM
^^^ I need to remember not to trust your Mexican food opinion.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jc79 on November 22, 2015, 01:29:01 PM

^^^ I need to remember not to trust your opinion.

FIFY


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 22, 2015, 01:49:36 PM
^^^ I need to remember not to trust your Mexican food opinion.

What specifically do you like there?  I'm sure my beer club will force me to go back there some day, so i'd like to know what is special that should be ordered.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 01:55:17 PM

^^^ I need to remember not to trust your Mexican food opinion.

What specifically do you like there?  I'm sure my beer club will force me to go back there some day, so i'd like to know what is special that should be ordered.

I meant that more for the places that you liked.

I just learned about Nuevo Laredo and have only been once. I think I ordered fajita steak tacos or similar. Fresh tortillas go a long way for me.



Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 22, 2015, 01:57:27 PM

^^^ I need to remember not to trust your Mexican food opinion.

What specifically do you like there?  I'm sure my beer club will force me to go back there some day, so i'd like to know what is special that should be ordered.

I meant that more for the places that you liked.

I just learned about Nuevo Laredo and have only been once. I think I ordered fajita steak tacos or similar. Fresh tortillas go a long way for me.





Uncle Julios makes the tortillas fresh, right in front of you if you are on that side.

I'm pretty sure OTB has fresh tortillas.  Now, understand, I only order Fajitas at OTB.  I do like their salsa and chips (thin).
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 02:00:31 PM
I used to have them as a client and went there regularly (uncle Julio's) and was never really impressed. Been probably 2yrs since I've been back.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on November 22, 2015, 02:03:23 PM
This is definitely a YMMV thread

- Torg

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Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 02:45:15 PM

This is definitely a YMMV thread

- Torg

Truth.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BeerIAm on November 22, 2015, 09:47:53 PM

Is the food at bonegarden cantina pretty good? I love good Mexican (or Tex mex) food. Can't get better than TX, but these are my favorites around here so far. Please post up other favorites.

Papasitos - chain, but only one outside of TX.

Nuevo Laredo

(Spelling?)
i do like the Bone Garden food.  Feels more authentic to me.  Plus they make fresh tamales and have chorizo.  If you're ever up for lunch there during the week, let me know.

The decor is cool too.  Day of the dead Skelton stuff everywhere.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on November 22, 2015, 09:51:36 PM


Is the food at bonegarden cantina pretty good? I love good Mexican (or Tex mex) food. Can't get better than TX, but these are my favorites around here so far. Please post up other favorites.

Papasitos - chain, but only one outside of TX.

Nuevo Laredo

(Spelling?)
i do like the Bone Garden food.  Feels more authentic to me.  Plus they make fresh tamales and have chorizo.  If you're ever up for lunch there during the week, let me know.

The decor is cool too.  Day of the dead Skelton stuff everywhere.


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I'm in. Let's figure it out after tgiving
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BeerIAm on November 22, 2015, 09:52:56 PM



Is the food at bonegarden cantina pretty good? I love good Mexican (or Tex mex) food. Can't get better than TX, but these are my favorites around here so far. Please post up other favorites.

Papasitos - chain, but only one outside of TX.

Nuevo Laredo

(Spelling?)
i do like the Bone Garden food.  Feels more authentic to me.  Plus they make fresh tamales and have chorizo.  If you're ever up for lunch there during the week, let me know.

The decor is cool too.  Day of the dead Skelton stuff everywhere.


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I'm in. Let's figure it out after tgiving
sounds like a plan to me


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on December 04, 2015, 07:25:52 AM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on December 04, 2015, 08:59:46 AM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
WJM member or not, Jay should never be allowed to speak.  Good move.

Damn...my mouth is watering...I love deviled eggs!
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Jeeptrk on December 04, 2015, 09:06:41 AM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
WJM member or not, Jay should never be allowed to speak.  Good move.

Damn...my mouth is watering...I love deviled eggs!


bahahahahahaha @clark123456 i was trying to come up with something, but everything i had sounded racist lol
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on December 04, 2015, 09:07:04 AM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
WJM member or not, Jay should never be allowed to speak.  Good move.

Damn...my mouth is watering...I love deviled eggs!

we did make him pay...thanks for the lunch Jay!
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Post by: cru9 on December 04, 2015, 09:11:35 AM
Jay you better stand up for the NWJM club. I really thought you would not fold under pressure so easy.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on December 04, 2015, 09:17:00 AM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
WJM member or not, Jay should never be allowed to speak.  Good move.

Damn...my mouth is watering...I love deviled eggs!


bahahahahahaha @clark123456 i was trying to come up with something, but everything i had sounded racist lol
Good job not posting, let's leave the racial stuff to Kevin (@gint2) ...he really stepped up on the chili thread.
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Post by: DOUG on December 04, 2015, 09:27:41 AM
Was Jray....

now Jrat
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on December 04, 2015, 09:56:46 AM
I'll give you some local favorites in Roswell

Oak Street Cafe http://www.oakstcafe.com/ (http://www.oakstcafe.com/) - they have a spectacular weekend brunch.  My wife and I also go there about once a month for dinner.  I didn't like the way they switched the dinner menu to mainly sandwiches but they've gone back to a traditional menu now. 

Roswell Tap - this is my local watering hole and Steelers bar.  They have really good food for the type of place that it is and their smoked wings are GREAT. Since ownership switched, the drink prices are getting too expensive though.

Roux - Gumbo is excellent and spicey.  Never had a bad meal there.

Cue BBQ in Alpharetta - the guy (Paul Doster) that started Que was part owner and operating manager of Swallow at the Hollow.  He and the (liberal cretan) owner of Greenwoods (Bill Greenwood) had a falling out so he started his own place.  SATH has gone down hill ever since.  Que is like the original SATH but with an expanded menu.  Great bbq and ribs.
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Post by: kvom on December 04, 2015, 10:02:52 AM
I love deviled eggs too.  Never found any better than my grandma used to make.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on December 04, 2015, 10:11:29 AM
I love deviled eggs too.  Never found any better than my grandma used to make.

I went to Stoney River for lunch Wednesday (vendor) and had a Steak House Salad.  It has candied bacon and also comes with deviled eggs that have the candied bacon mixed in.  I don't eat egg whites (YUK) but the yoke was delicious.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on December 04, 2015, 11:53:31 AM
I love deviled eggs too.  Never found any better than my grandma used to make.
I'll make some for a future trip that would make your grandma ask for the recipe!  Well, I might think they're great, while others hate them.

- Torg

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Post by: clark123456 on December 04, 2015, 11:54:55 AM
Deviled Eggs:

J Alexander's are decent...they are topped with bacon pieces.

Store bought just plain suck.

- Torg

Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on December 04, 2015, 12:15:55 PM

Deviled Eggs:

J Alexander's are decent...they are topped with bacon pieces.

Store bought just plain suck.

- Torg

I am too picky with deviled eggs. I hate mustard, so I like my own. Mayo, garlic salt, little paprika on top.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on December 04, 2015, 12:50:47 PM

Deviled Eggs:

J Alexander's are decent...they are topped with bacon pieces.

Store bought just plain suck.

- Torg

I am too picky with deviled eggs. I hate mustard, so I like my own. Mayo, garlic salt, little paprika on top.
Yep, way to picky...mustard is a key component of any deviled egg.  You must be eating angeled egg.
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Post by: Raisinhead on December 04, 2015, 06:44:07 PM


Deviled Eggs:

J Alexander's are decent...they are topped with bacon pieces.

Store bought just plain suck.

- Torg

I am too picky with deviled eggs. I hate mustard, so I like my own. Mayo, garlic salt, little paprika on top.
Yep, way to picky...mustard is a key component of any deviled egg.  You must be eating angeled egg.

Yeah, but they are a culinary masterpieces.
Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jc79 on December 04, 2015, 08:51:50 PM
Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
WJM member or not, Jay should never be allowed to speak.  Good move.

Damn...my mouth is watering...I love deviled eggs!


bahahahahahaha @clark123456 i was trying to come up with something, but everything i had sounded racist lol
Good job not posting, let's leave the racial stuff to Kevin (@gint2) ...he really stepped up on the chili thread.

Yeah that Kevin guy took things too far.  One guy that I know won't put up with his crap is AJ (@18436572).


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Post by: Raisinhead on December 04, 2015, 10:38:59 PM
Well shit, I missed a lot of those posts for some reason and would not have taken so long to respond to them.

First, smoke belly was awesome.

Second, nwjm for life. The wjm is easily infiltrated. All they talked about was playing with each other's light bars. I chose not to speak.
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Post by: jgerhard on December 05, 2015, 03:21:27 PM
Coo Coo's nest in Cumming, great wings, very original recipes....
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Post by: cru9 on December 05, 2015, 08:04:31 PM

Well shit, I missed a lot of those posts for some reason and would not have taken so long to respond to them.

First, smoke belly was awesome.

Second, nwjm for life. The wjm is easily infiltrated. All they talked about was playing with each other's light bars. I chose not to speak.

Good call and way to stand strong. Not sure why they like playing with each other light bars but I guess White Jeeps answer  that.
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Post by: DOUG on December 05, 2015, 08:54:02 PM
Marlows Tavern

Blue Cheese Burger is amazing

Mozzarella Topanata Eggplant appetizer is delicious
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Post by: cru9 on December 05, 2015, 09:16:14 PM
Marlows is great
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Post by: clark123456 on December 06, 2015, 02:20:44 PM


Deviled Eggs:

J Alexander's are decent...they are topped with bacon pieces.

Store bought just plain suck.

- Torg

I am too picky with deviled eggs. I hate mustard, so I like my own. Mayo, garlic salt, little paprika on top.
Yep, way to picky...mustard is a key component of any deviled egg.  You must be eating angeled egg.

Yeah, but they are a culinary masterpieces.
bring some next weekend...I'll try one of masterpieces

- Torg

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Post by: clark123456 on December 06, 2015, 02:22:57 PM
Marlows is great

I used to love Marlows, when they would rotate the menu, but now it is always the same stuff.  It is well done, just they could have more variety from visit to visit.

- Torg

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Post by: BigMike on December 07, 2015, 09:48:31 AM
Marlows is great

They just changed it.  They used to have this salmon dish with kale and risotto that I loved, but now is gone.  Back to the Chicken Stack.   

I used to love Marlows, when they would rotate the menu, but now it is always the same stuff.  It is well done, just they could have more variety from visit to visit.

- Torg


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Post by: Blue J on December 07, 2015, 01:06:54 PM
 I had the Turkey Chorizio Burrito at El Myriachi in Kirkwood last night . It is now on my list of best burritos. The wife had the Tofu Thai burrito. She loves it. I think a burrito should be filling and have a hot firey kick. http://www.elmyriachi.com/ (http://www.elmyriachi.com/)
Every Burrito I have had here is awesome.
My standby has always been a Super Burrito Del Carnivore at Dakota Blue  with Spicy Killer BBQ Sauce on the side, but I think it has just been replaced.
Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on December 07, 2015, 05:25:33 PM
The Meatball Shop in Manhatten. There are five of them. All kinda of meatballs; beef, pork, chicken, turkey.  Sandwiches, sliders and even brunch items in Sunday.

So damn good.  We went to the one on Amsterdam Ave. it was bigger than I expected and was really cool. Below average beer selection though.

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Post by: DOUG on December 07, 2015, 09:08:58 PM
I hope you are visiting little italy..
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Post by: tcdawg on December 08, 2015, 08:23:28 AM

I hope you are visiting little italy..

Probably not.

We had dinner at a real good Italian place Sunday called I trulli on 27th street, a good but up from Little Italy but it was damn good.

Pizza last night at John's in Greenwich Village. It was good but nothing special.

Had some good beer at the Blind Tiger Ale House which was recommended and completely coincidentally right across the street from John's
 
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Post by: clark123456 on December 08, 2015, 10:36:33 AM

I hope you are visiting little italy..

Probably not.

We had dinner at a real good Italian place Sunday called I trulli on 27th street, a good but up from Little Italy but it was damn good.

Pizza last night at John's in Greenwich Village. It was good but nothing special.

Had some good beer at the Blind Tiger Ale House which was recommended and completely coincidentally right across the street from John's
 

Just a normal pizza-by-the-slice place should be available...somewhere...and should be awesome. 
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Post by: Raisinhead on December 08, 2015, 11:05:12 AM
McSorley's is really cool too. Lots of cool history and worth a stop if you are around.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/McSorley%27s_Old_Ale_House
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Post by: BeerIAm on December 08, 2015, 09:08:00 PM
Blind Tiger!  Nice.  Love that place.

Isn't McSorleys cash only and you have to order 2 beers at a time?


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Post by: Raisinhead on December 08, 2015, 09:11:25 PM

Blind Tiger!  Nice.  Love that place.

Isn't McSorleys cash only and you have to order 2 beers at a time?


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I don't remember it being cash only, but yes you get two beers at a time. Also it's light or dark beer, 2 options. Fun place for a change.
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Post by: BeerIAm on December 08, 2015, 09:28:18 PM

Blind Tiger!  Nice.  Love that place.

Isn't McSorleys cash only and you have to order 2 beers at a time?


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I don't remember it being cash only, but yes you get two beers at a time. Also it's light or dark beer, 2 options. Fun place for a change.
That's right!  When I was there the bartenders were pretty much wearing trash bags from slopping beer around.  Goal is to drink as much beer as fast as possible there.  Was a fun time.
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Post by: BigMike on December 09, 2015, 09:07:40 AM
Found a decent lunch place at the Galleria called The Big Chow.  Mongolian BBQ.  I like it because I can create a healthy but delicious dish. 
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Post by: BeerIAm on December 10, 2015, 04:51:06 PM
Forgot about this place, Tacos La Villa near Cumberland Mall.  Went there for lunch this week.  It used to be a Quiznos and they have left all the decor and furniture and they make great more authentic Mexican food.
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Post by: tcdawg on December 28, 2015, 09:05:22 PM
Went to Community BBQ in Decatur today for lunch.  Damn good ribs.  Slaw was real vinegary and I didn't really care for that but didn't care. Ribs were an A.  Would give an A+ if the rub had a little more spice to it.

Friend had sliced brisket sandwich and said it was awesome. Other guys had pulled pork sandwich and said the same

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Post by: BeerIAm on December 29, 2015, 03:36:06 PM

Went to a, new to me, bbq joint yesterday for lunch. Smokebelly on E. Andrews Drive in Shmuckhead.  It was an impromptu WJM meeting that Jay and the Don attended.  Since Jay is not a true WJM member he was allowed to listen to the discussion but was not allowed to speak.

http://smokebellybbq.com/ (http://smokebellybbq.com/)

Damn good food, and a variety of items on the menu.

They start you off with Fried Pork Rinds.  I have never been a fan but these were fairly light, not greasy and pretty tasty.  We also had the Bacon Deviled Eggs appetizer, got 4 of them.  Very tasty.  Had something crunchy in like celery that I liked.

I had the 50/50 burger, ground bacon and ground brisket with a spicy cheese and fried onions.  Very good but real rich.  It was not a huge burger and didn't need to be. Got the baked mac and cheese on the side and it was steller.

Looking forward to going back to this one.
hit up Smokebelly today.  It was awesome.  Good Q and a good beer selection.  Did you see they have a speakeasy in the back?


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Post by: Cleveland99 on December 29, 2015, 04:31:07 PM
Grew up in Asheville going back to previous post Bier Garten is another great place for beer up there plus a lot of local micro brews floating around up there as well

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Post by: DOUG on January 14, 2016, 02:26:49 PM
Where the heck do you get one of these?

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Post by: BigMike on January 15, 2016, 09:48:00 AM
My wife went with some work folks to The Big Ketch in Roswell last night.  She said that her crab cakes were dry and awful.  She did say that everyone else's food looked good and they seemed to enjoy it.
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Post by: clark123456 on January 15, 2016, 10:56:10 AM
Where the heck do you get one of these?

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IDK, but interested in knowing the answer

- Torg

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Post by: DOUG on January 15, 2016, 11:06:23 AM
Where the heck do you get one of these?

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IDK, but interested in knowing the answer

- Torg

Similar...

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/09/mozzarella-stick-topped-wise-guy-burger-from-red-robin.html (http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2009/09/mozzarella-stick-topped-wise-guy-burger-from-red-robin.html)
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Post by: jd30005 on January 15, 2016, 11:11:53 AM
Where the heck do you get one of these?

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Be sure to have a portable defibrillator with you...
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Post by: Raisinhead on January 15, 2016, 04:28:29 PM

Where the heck do you get one of these?

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I'm a fatty!  I really want that burger!
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Post by: tjsahara00 on January 15, 2016, 04:44:47 PM
Falls View Restaurant at High Falls Sate Park
in Jackson Ga has damn good Catfish and the
best slaw and homemade pickles....
all the people and service are awesome too
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Post by: BeerIAm on January 19, 2016, 07:54:01 PM
Anyone ever been to Cypress Street Pint and Palate.  They make their own beer and have a burger that uses donuts for buns!

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Post by: tcdawg on February 24, 2016, 01:51:33 PM
Anyone ever been to Cypress Street Pint and Palate.  They make their own beer and have a burger that uses donuts for buns!

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That's a new joint to me, not heard of it.

I have had the burger w/ donuts and a grilled cheese w/ donuts...kind of one time thing.  The first bite tastes good but goes down hill from there.
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Post by: tcdawg on February 24, 2016, 02:07:50 PM
Went to GC(Grand Champion) BBQ today for lunch. I had heard good things about it but had never been.  They have two locations; one on Crabapple in Alpharetta and one on Shallowford in East Cobb.  I was at the dentist in E. Cobb and stopped in. 

Ordered the brisket plate with a side of their mac & cheese and green beans. 

I had a few errands to run and I was alone so I did not sit down to eat, I took it to go. 

Brisket was good and tender, I could cut it with just a fork but it lacked flavor...it had good flavor, just not the big, monster brisket flavor I expect from a top joint.  The crust was not really crusty but maybe that was due to it being in a container for about 25 minutes before I ate it. 

They have a sweet sauce and a vinegar, always on the side.  I took some of the sweet and it was very good.

Mac & Cheese was good but again, not great.  Very cheesy and creamy but it was not spiced much.  Needed pepper.  I am not a salt guy, I only use it during cooking and don't salt food after but I would think most people would say they needed a little salt.

Same with the green beans.  They were very plain.  The good thing was that they were NOT over cooked; however, they were not cooked with any fat or pork or bacon that I could tell.

They had Sweetwater IPA and Rouge Dead Guy Ale, so that is good.  I didn't grab one, the E. Cobb Police frown on beers on the road  //;D//

Overall I would go back, it was good food but not great food.  I was expecting more.  Yelp gives them 4 out of 5 stars and I would agree with that.  I'll try their ribs or pork next time with some Brunswick stew.

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Post by: clark123456 on February 24, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
I'm back in Austin and my team mate was told to go to Chi'lantro, so we did for lunch.  It was pretty fantastic (i had a rib eye Korean bbq burrito).  To bad I was heading to a meeting, because they had a small, but quality beer selection.  This place was in an old gentrified neighborhood.

- Torg

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Post by: clark123456 on April 30, 2016, 01:57:40 PM
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I have passed this place for years because the sign was simply "Catfish and Chicken" in a gas station strip mall...uninviting.  However, after being driven out of my favorite Chinese restaurant due to bad parents that can't control their kids, or comfort them when they are crying and screaming, the options list opened enough for us to give it a go.  It is a true hole in the wall with modest seating and basic accommodations.  However, people stream in and out, BS while waiting, and are happy to be there. 

They cook...err...fry everything to order, so the wait is significant.  I had chicken fingers with coleslaw, fries (steak), white beans (not for me), and dinner rolls.  Kell had catfish with fries, coleslaw, white beans, and hush puppies.  I really liked mine...juicy chicken, horseradish in the coleslaw, steak fries were great, plus I had one if the hush puppies which was great.  Kell said hers was good, too...and she liked the beans.  The sweat teas were more like sugar water with very little tea taste. 

Lots of value at this place...everything for $22 and half left over for today.  They only accept cash.

There was a hottie behind the counter.

I'll be back, and think you should try it if you're in the area.

Oh yeah, they're only open on Friday and Saturday from late afternoon until 10 pm.  How in the heck do they stay in business!

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Post by: clark123456 on May 01, 2016, 01:49:42 AM
@bigprince

The Crafty Hog in Smyrna:

It used to be a sandwich shop for old people named Howard's, which is what Kell and I expected, but it was now a bbq joint.

Upon entering, with plenty of parking available, there was a line at the check in.  People leaving were not happy about their service, but we decided to stick with it.  After waiting a few minutes, they said the bar area was FCFS, so we went in there.  It took a few minutes for the drink order to be taken.  The good news is they have a pretty good beer selection (hi-5 for me). 

I couldn't find sliced brisket on the menu, only chopped brisket, which was a let down.  So instead, Kell and I ordered pulled pork on a Kaiser bun.  I got fries and smoked gouda Mac and cheese; she got fried Brussels sprouts and collards. 

The pork is definitely really smoked and had great flavor.  Nice smoke ring.  Mine was a bit dry, but Kell's was moist...strange considering we both got the same thing at the same time.  Their sauces were awesome!  They have a sweet red, mustard based, vinegar based with a good bit of heat, and something else.  My favorite was the vinegar, but the others were well balanced without being too sweet.

The fries were, well, fries.  I'd get the Brussels sprout, and Mac and Cheese again.  Kell said her collards were better,  but theirs weren't bad.

Overall, I'll be going back.  A lot of complaints about service speed even as we were eating.  They admitted they were light staffed, which is why they tried to limit seating speed despite plenty of tables being available.  Our service in the bar area was fine.

I could see this place being a great hangout spot if I lived nearby.  They have a sandlot with corn hole setup, great beer selection, and good bbq.

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Post by: Jeepster1407 on May 01, 2016, 10:00:27 AM
Sounds like a cool place Clark. I wish there were more places like this around me...


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on May 01, 2016, 10:42:54 AM
The bbq joint isn't really near me, so I would have to be in the area, but it should be really close to Don.

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Post by: tcdawg on June 27, 2016, 07:58:45 AM
Went to a new joint this weekend in Cartersville that was really good. 

City Cellar, http://thecitycellar.com/ (http://thecitycellar.com/) right in downtown Cartersville next to the railroad tracks.  Real cool little place.  Full bar and a pretty good beer selection...they had two or three local beers, I had the Sweetwater Going Coastal IPA...very tasty.  There keg had just run out of another local IPA that really wanted but the name escapes me right now.

Real nice menu, good appetizers, we had the Calamari with the sweet/hot Thai sauce.  Super good.

They have sandwiches, salads, soups and full dinner entrees.  Wife had a small steak and it was cooked to her liking and she enjoyed it.  I had the special of the night, Trout with spicy grits and garlic/bacon green beans...damn good.

I would recommend this place and will be back for sure.

We went on Friday night and got there about 7:30.  We only waited about 10 minutes(maybe not even that long, we didn't finish our drink at the bar) for our table.  By 8pm there were tables available for immediate service so apparently they are busy earlier in the evening rather than later.
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Post by: tcdawg on August 23, 2016, 01:27:14 PM
Went to Greater Good Barbecue today, the location in Tucker not the Roswell Road.

One big colossal bust, in my opinion.

I had the two meat plate, fried ribs and pulled pork, with green beans and slaw.

The Fried Ribs, which I have never had before and really looked forward to trying them, were very dry on the inside, greasy on the outside and lacked much flavor at all.  The pulled pork was very average, my portion had zero crust, it was all interior meat, so I had no rub flavor.  The sweet sauce and the hot sauce were both average.  The House sauce tasted like Red Man chewing tobacco, if you have every chewed you know exactly what I mean. The Slaw was nearly flavorless.  The green beans were fine, nothing to write home about.

My eating partners said the mac and cheese, Brunswick stew and baked beans were all pretty good but nothing amazing.

I would have to have someone pay for me to try it again.  Pretty bummed

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Post by: BigMike on August 23, 2016, 01:33:35 PM
Went to Greater Good Barbecue today, the location in Tucker not the Roswell Road.

One big colossal bust, in my opinion.

I had the two meat plate, fried ribs and pulled pork, with green beans and slaw.

The Fried Ribs, which I have never had before and really looked forward to trying them, were very dry on the inside, greasy on the outside and lacked much flavor at all.  The pulled pork was very average, my portion had zero crust, it was all interior meat, so I had no rub flavor.  The sweet sauce and the hot sauce were both average.  The House sauce tasted like Red Man chewing tobacco, if you have every chewed you know exactly what I mean. The Slaw was nearly flavorless.  The green beans were fine, nothing to write home about.

My eating partners said the mac and cheese, Brunswick stew and baked beans were all pretty good but nothing amazing.

I would have to have someone pay for me to try it again.  Pretty bummed



If you want some good fried ribs, go to Fox Bros BBQ. 

Have you been to Grand Champion BBQ on Canton Street in Roswell yet?
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Post by: tcdawg on August 23, 2016, 04:43:04 PM
Went to Greater Good Barbecue today, the location in Tucker not the Roswell Road.

One big colossal bust, in my opinion.

I had the two meat plate, fried ribs and pulled pork, with green beans and slaw.

The Fried Ribs, which I have never had before and really looked forward to trying them, were very dry on the inside, greasy on the outside and lacked much flavor at all.  The pulled pork was very average, my portion had zero crust, it was all interior meat, so I had no rub flavor.  The sweet sauce and the hot sauce were both average.  The House sauce tasted like Red Man chewing tobacco, if you have every chewed you know exactly what I mean. The Slaw was nearly flavorless.  The green beans were fine, nothing to write home about.

My eating partners said the mac and cheese, Brunswick stew and baked beans were all pretty good but nothing amazing.

I would have to have someone pay for me to try it again.  Pretty bummed



If you want some good fried ribs, go to Fox Bros BBQ. 

Have you been to Grand Champion BBQ on Canton Street in Roswell yet?

Been to the GC location on Shallowford. Very good BBQ
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2016, 10:23:03 AM
I know this is a "favorite spots" thread, but I want to warn the Denver folks about 3 Forks Steakhouse.  I went there last night for a business dinner and ordered the 18 oz bone in ribeye.  It wasn't bad, but for 52 bucks it was not up to par.  Not very thick, and anemic...not sizzling like I'm used to from other high end steak places.  The service was not bad, but again, not up to par for the cost of the food...I had to order a refill of my soda a couple of times.  The sides and bread were good.

I'd choose Ruth's Chris over this place.

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Post by: kvom on August 25, 2016, 10:54:02 AM
Drinking soda with steak?   //LMAO//
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Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2016, 12:26:18 PM
Drinking soda with steak?   //LMAO//
on medicine that has funky interactions with alcohol.  I think it contributed to the Golden mess.
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Post by: jc79 on August 25, 2016, 04:12:46 PM

I know this is a "favorite spots" thread, but I want to warn the Denver folks about 3 Forks Steakhouse.  I went there last night for a business dinner and ordered the 18 oz bone in ribeye.  It wasn't bad, but for 52 bucks it was not up to par.  Not very thick, and anemic...not sizzling like I'm used to from other high end steak places.  The service was not bad, but again, not up to par for the cost of the food...I had to order a refill of my soda a couple of times.  The sides and bread were good.

I'd choose Ruth's Chris over this place.

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Good heads up. I had a nice steak at Edge a few weeks ago. It's in the Four Seasons....

I'm in Vegas this week but curious to hear how Denver treated you.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on August 25, 2016, 05:03:26 PM

I know this is a "favorite spots" thread, but I want to warn the Denver folks about 3 Forks Steakhouse.  I went there last night for a business dinner and ordered the 18 oz bone in ribeye.  It wasn't bad, but for 52 bucks it was not up to par.  Not very thick, and anemic...not sizzling like I'm used to from other high end steak places.  The service was not bad, but again, not up to par for the cost of the food...I had to order a refill of my soda a couple of times.  The sides and bread were good.

I'd choose Ruth's Chris over this place.

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Good heads up. I had a nice steak at Edge a few weeks ago. It's in the Four Seasons....

I'm in Vegas this week but curious to hear how Denver treated you.


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I wanted to try that place, but I wasn't making the reservations, and I got away without having to pay.

I love that downtown Denver area.  The crisp weather, and limited rain, made it really nice. 

I stayed at aloft, which was interesting.  The rooms are decent, small.  The cost was high ($300 per night), but I was in walking distance to my meeting office (Centurylink).  The bed was very comfortable, and I was able to turn the air down to VERY cold temps.  I'd probably stay there again.  Everyone was very nice, at the hotel and on the street.

I wasn't drinking on this trip due to medication, but man there is alcohol available almost everywhere!

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on August 25, 2016, 07:43:21 PM

I know this is a "favorite spots" thread, but I want to warn the Denver folks about 3 Forks Steakhouse.  I went there last night for a business dinner and ordered the 18 oz bone in ribeye.  It wasn't bad, but for 52 bucks it was not up to par.  Not very thick, and anemic...not sizzling like I'm used to from other high end steak places.  The service was not bad, but again, not up to par for the cost of the food...I had to order a refill of my soda a couple of times.  The sides and bread were good.

I'd choose Ruth's Chris over this place.

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Good heads up. I had a nice steak at Edge a few weeks ago. It's in the Four Seasons....

I'm in Vegas this week but curious to hear how Denver treated you.


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I wanted to try that place, but I wasn't making the reservations, and I got away without having to pay.

I love that downtown Denver area.  The crisp weather, and limited rain, made it really nice. 

I stayed at aloft, which was interesting.  The rooms are decent, small.  The cost was high ($300 per night), but I was in walking distance to my meeting office (Centurylink).  The bed was very comfortable, and I was able to turn the air down to VERY cold temps.  I'd probably stay there again.  Everyone was very nice, at the hotel and on the street.

I wasn't drinking on this trip due to medication, but man there is alcohol available almost everywhere!

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Alofts are solid.  The only problem I've found with them is they have thin walls meaning more noise from the hallway and adjacent rooms. 

At the JW Marriott now in Downtown DC and just literally walked into Rex and Rob Ryan at my hotel.  I think they thought I was one of their players. I apologized and kept walking before I realized who they were.

Just think what you'd do with your rig if you got a juicy signing bonus.
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Post by: Jeepster1407 on September 05, 2016, 06:51:22 PM
Mmmmm looks good


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on September 05, 2016, 07:55:03 PM
Went to the new Pizzeria Lucca in Roswell tonight.  The pizza was really good.  They have 3 big brick pizza ovens.  Give it a try if you're in the area.


https://www.facebook.com/pizzeria.lucca.roswell/?fref=ts (https://www.facebook.com/pizzeria.lucca.roswell/?fref=ts)
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on March 01, 2017, 07:40:05 AM

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/ (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.


A co-worker went to Alley last night (on a vendor's dime) and said it was a fantastic steak.  He said the sides were good, but the desserts were not good.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: kvom on March 01, 2017, 08:03:09 AM
I've been to Babette's Cafe a couple of times recently.  Very good French influenced dishes.
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Post by: tcdawg on March 01, 2017, 08:08:31 AM

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/ (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.


A co-worker went to Alley last night (on a vendor's dime) and said it was a fantastic steak.  He said the sides were good, but the desserts were not good.

Their steaks are, as it has been mentioned a few times before, absolutely superb.  It is really my favorite steak place in Atlanta.  We went two weeks ago and my wife got the Sea Bass and it was fantastic.

Never had their desserts and probably never will.  Two Basil Hayden's, their bone-in Ribeye and some of their sides and there is no way in Hades I have room for dessert.
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Post by: Raisinhead on March 01, 2017, 08:11:11 AM

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/ (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.


A co-worker went to Alley last night (on a vendor's dime) and said it was a fantastic steak.  He said the sides were good, but the desserts were not good.

Their steaks are, as it has been mentioned a few times before, absolutely superb.  It is really my favorite steak place in Atlanta.  We went two weeks ago and my wife got the Sea Bass and it was fantastic.

Never had their desserts and probably never will.  Two Basil Hayden's, their bone-in Ribeye and some of their sides and there is no way in Hades I have room for dessert.


I usually get filet, bone in filet last time and they have always impressed me. They have a steak sandwich that is really good too. Like Tony said, I have never ordered dessert there.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on March 01, 2017, 08:31:08 AM

Little Alley Steak (http://littlealleysteak.fhfoodtradinggroup.com/ (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.


A co-worker went to Alley last night (on a vendor's dime) and said it was a fantastic steak.  He said the sides were good, but the desserts were not good.

Their steaks are, as it has been mentioned a few times before, absolutely superb.  It is really my favorite steak place in Atlanta.  We went two weeks ago and my wife got the Sea Bass and it was fantastic.

Never had their desserts and probably never will.  Two Basil Hayden's, their bone-in Ribeye and some of their sides and there is no way in Hades I have room for dessert.


I usually get filet, bone in filet last time and they have always impressed me. They have a steak sandwich that is really good too. Like Tony said, I have never ordered dessert there.

I've been there 4 times on the vendor's dime.  They really do have the best steak in town.  It's a mile from my house so when a vendor wants to take me or our leadership team, I choose that place. 
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Post by: Raisinhead on March 01, 2017, 10:15:56 AM
If CareerBuilder wants to do some business development with NERC or Mike, if one of your vendors wants to do the same let me know. :) Have not been!

If you guys were my client, I'd be glad to
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on March 01, 2017, 10:41:45 AM
If CareerBuilder wants to do some business development with NERC or Mike, if one of your vendors wants to do the same let me know. :) Have not been!

If you guys were my client, I'd be glad to

I can bring my girl from HR :)

Send pics
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on March 06, 2017, 08:31:00 AM
Little Alley Steak is opening a new location in Buckhead.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on March 07, 2017, 01:28:24 PM
Vendor dinner at McCormick & Schmick's tonight. 
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Post by: clark123456 on March 07, 2017, 04:14:47 PM
Vendor dinner at McCormick & Schmick's tonight. 
That place is OK, at least the one in Dunwoody is.  I've had mixed success there, but usually great service. 
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Post by: BigMike on March 08, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
Vendor dinner at McCormick & Schmick's tonight. 
That place is OK, at least the one in Dunwoody is.  I've had mixed success there, but usually great service. 

It wasn't that great to be honest.  I didn't get a steak though and got fish.  Just the overall experience was lacking compared to high end places.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on March 08, 2017, 09:29:00 AM
Vendor dinner at McCormick & Schmick's tonight. 
That place is OK, at least the one in Dunwoody is.  I've had mixed success there, but usually great service. 

It wasn't that great to be honest.  I didn't get a steak though and got fish.  Just the overall experience was lacking compared to high end places.

It's a national chain steak/seafood place.  Last time I went there was becuase I had a gift card.  Only large chain I really like is Ruth's Chris.
I'm loving Capital Grille...and I'm pretty sure it's a big chain.  Dinner there tonight....or Taco Mac.
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Post by: DOUG on March 08, 2017, 05:00:03 PM
Had Capital Grill for lunch in Charlotte. Agree they are top shelf. McCormicks sucked my last 2 visits like red lobster so no more.  Today had the Ribeye sandwich, and it wasn't sliced ribeye. Incredible. So tender, bite it like a burger. My associate had a wagyu burger with an egg. Looked tasty.
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Post by: jd30005 on March 08, 2017, 05:34:25 PM
Had Capital Grill for lunch in Charlotte. Agree they are top shelf. McCormicks sucked my last 2 visits like red lobster so no more.  Today had the Ribeye sandwich, and it wasn't sliced ribeye. Incredible. So tender, bite it like a burger. My associate had a wagyu burger with an egg. Looked tasty.
I've never been disappointed at a Capital Grille.  Sounds like a great lunch.
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Post by: clark123456 on March 10, 2017, 02:20:29 PM
Did SweetWater Brewery and then Del Frisco's last night.  NY Strip was good but not the best I've had by any means.
I've wanted to do del Frisco, but the one in Philly named Double Eagle..something about that name sounds awesome to me.  The place is nice, like any high end steak joint
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Post by: clark123456 on May 09, 2017, 05:34:20 PM
I'm trying Fogo in Dunwoody for the first time, tonight.  Strike one:  not a single IPA available!  I'm sure the food will be good, but really, no IPA...WTH

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Big Dave on May 09, 2017, 06:02:24 PM
Pack a cooler.
Problem solved.




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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tjsahara00 on May 09, 2017, 06:05:39 PM
Better choice....sweet tea with lemon   
Can I get a Hell Yeah !!
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on May 09, 2017, 07:49:23 PM
Better choice....sweet tea with lemon   
Can I get a Hell Yeah !!
Hell yeah...I did water, and held strong until the wine came out.

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Post by: tjsahara00 on May 10, 2017, 03:10:36 AM
Better choice....sweet tea with lemon   
Can I get a Hell Yeah !!
Hell yeah...I did water, and held strong until the wine came out.

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Well at least you tried......   //::)//
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on June 12, 2017, 12:29:39 PM
Ok, I have a vendor lined up for Little Alley in Roswell tonight!  What should I order?
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Post by: tcdawg on June 12, 2017, 12:34:59 PM
Ok, I have a vendor lined up for Little Alley in Roswell tonight!  What should I order?

45 or 60 day dry aged bone in Rib Eye

promise you will absolutely NOT be disappointed
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Post by: clark123456 on June 12, 2017, 09:13:13 PM
I ended up with the 38 day dry aged, 18 oz bone in ribeye; It was fantastic!  Ordered medium rare and was cooked perfectly.

We did bone marrow and wagyu meat balls for appetizers.  I found the marrow to be ok, maybe overdone with toppings, compared to what I've had at Rathbun's.  I loved the meatballs...very tasty.

We had lobster mac & cheese, fried Brussel sprouts, sauteed spinach, and sweet potato something or another.  The Mac and cheese was awesome, the Brussel sprouts were good but not as good as capital grille, the spinach was great which is to be expected, and I didn't eat the potato thing.

The bread was ok, but the butter was freaking fantastic!

Beer selection was limited, but I made do with a couple Stone Ruinations.

Service was fantastic.  My view was incredible...I had a seat facing the downtown Roswell street...lots to look at!  Parking was easy, but street slots were taken so I paid 5 bucks for an open lot across from the restaurant.



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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on June 28, 2017, 07:21:15 PM
Ok, I'm at Capital Grille in Dunwoody.  Based on my new knowledge of Pittsburg Style (thanks @tcdawg )...I'm hopeful that it's awesome!  I did go rare+.

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Post by: DOUG on June 28, 2017, 07:48:04 PM
Man that looks incredible.

More vendor relationship building?
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Post by: clark123456 on June 28, 2017, 08:46:59 PM
Man that looks incredible.

More vendor relationship building?
Absolutely...and it was freaking awesome!  That char on a raw steak that was tender enough to cut with a butter knife was incredible.

The sides were great, as was the company.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on June 29, 2017, 06:47:41 AM
Ok, I'm at Capital Grille in Dunwoody.  Based on my new knowledge of Pittsburg Style (thanks @tcdawg )...I'm hopeful that it's awesome!  I did go rare+.

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Looks great. I had dinner there last week with some co-workers. Hard to beat the Capital Grille.
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Post by: clark123456 on June 29, 2017, 06:51:37 AM
Ok, I'm at Capital Grille in Dunwoody.  Based on my new knowledge of Pittsburg Style (thanks @tcdawg )...I'm hopeful that it's awesome!  I did go rare+.

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Looks great. I had dinner there last week with some co-workers. Hard to beat the Capital Grille.
I saw two other groups from my company there.  Seasons 52 used to be the hot spot for my company, but now it's capital grille...because it's awesome!  I think I like the Brussels sprouts as much as the steak.

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Post by: jc79 on June 29, 2017, 10:36:30 AM
Which lady or small child ate the $58 a la carte filet? :)

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on June 29, 2017, 10:38:26 AM
Which lady or small child ate the $58 a la carte filet? :)

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I think it was only 40-something bucks.

I've never been called a small child.*







*Have fun with that one.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Krawler00 on June 29, 2017, 11:01:21 AM
As mouth watering as a filet is from a high end restaurant I can't justify the cost. Best one I ever ate was in savannah on river street at some high end place and it was incredible. But when I got the bill I was less enchanted. My venison backstraps are just as good if not better than the filets you buy at restaurants. Soaked in teriyaki sauce for 24hrs, then add garlic, onion rub and brown sugar coating and bake... Heaven and melt in your mouth. Hunting is sooo worth it. //;D//
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Post by: Mortalis5509 on June 29, 2017, 11:20:15 AM
As mouth watering as a filet is from a high end restaurant I can't justify the cost. Best one I ever ate was in savannah on river street at some high end place and it was incredible. But when I got the bill I was less enchanted. My venison backstraps are just as good if not better than the filets you buy at restaurants. Soaked in teriyaki sauce for 24hrs, then add garlic, onion rub and brown sugar coating and bake... Heaven and melt in your mouth. Hunting is sooo worth it. //;D//
You gotta pad the resume or go back to school to understand...lol

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Post by: patman on June 29, 2017, 11:23:46 AM
As mouth watering as a filet is from a high end restaurant I can't justify the cost. Best one I ever ate was in savannah on river street at some high end place and it was incredible. But when I got the bill I was less enchanted. My venison backstraps are just as good if not better than the filets you buy at restaurants. Soaked in teriyaki sauce for 24hrs, then add garlic, onion rub and brown sugar coating and bake... Heaven and melt in your mouth. Hunting is sooo worth it. //;D//

Bring me one of them. If I can get my wife to like it then I can justify hunting
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Post by: flashover101 on July 06, 2017, 06:54:18 PM
Cotton Calf in Braselton. Amazing steaks and sides but very pricey. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/9c8a28fc40a52f3d88b4f8df74a69e9f.jpeg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/b43f783deb7b989e304c954dd576adbd.jpeg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/05c0863ccfa8515058b893e28552ff01.jpeg)


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Post by: Mortalis5509 on July 06, 2017, 10:32:42 PM
Cotton Calf in Braselton. Amazing steaks and sides but very pricey. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/9c8a28fc40a52f3d88b4f8df74a69e9f.jpeg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/b43f783deb7b989e304c954dd576adbd.jpeg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/05c0863ccfa8515058b893e28552ff01.jpeg)


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Been there a few times. Great place.

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Post by: Raisinhead on July 06, 2017, 11:07:32 PM
^^^looks really good
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Post by: BigMike on July 07, 2017, 07:53:09 AM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.
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Post by: tcdawg on July 07, 2017, 01:49:58 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.

Agree completely
Went to SatH one time after new ownership. Won't go back.
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Post by: BigMike on July 07, 2017, 02:28:58 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.

Agree completely
Went to SatH one time after new ownership. Won't go back.

It's gotten worse since then!
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Post by: Raisinhead on July 07, 2017, 04:23:13 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.

Agree completely
Went to SatH one time after new ownership. Won't go back.

It's gotten worse since then!

I've never been blown away by them. I wish GC BBQ could take over the location cause it's a great atmosphere.
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Post by: clark123456 on July 07, 2017, 07:38:32 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.
I didn't find Cue, presuming I was at the right place, to be special.  I'd drive the extra bit to get to Smoke Jack's in Milton, but driving doesn't scare me.

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Post by: tcdawg on July 07, 2017, 07:54:36 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.

Agree completely
Went to SatH one time after new ownership. Won't go back.

It's gotten worse since then!

I've never been blown away by them. I wish GC BBQ could take over the location cause it's a great atmosphere.

GC is damn solid Q. I have only been to the east Cobb location but I have heard the New Roswell spot is equally as good
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Post by: jd30005 on July 09, 2017, 01:46:42 PM
For something quick, we went to Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell last night, probably for the last time.  Ever since Paul left to start Cue (awesomeness), SatH has rapidly gone down hill while prices have gone sky high.  Add to the fact that it's owned by super commie libtard Bill Greenwood and I don't see going back there.  Will drive the extra 15 minutes to Cue on Hwy 9.

Agree completely
Went to SatH one time after new ownership. Won't go back.

It's gotten worse since then!

I've never been blown away by them. I wish GC BBQ could take over the location cause it's a great atmosphere.

GC is damn solid Q. I have only been to the east Cobb location but I have heard the New Roswell spot is equally as good
You convinced me to try it. Heading to the Roswell location for a late lunch now.
Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on July 09, 2017, 02:50:08 PM
So I tried GC BBQ in Roswell. I got pulled pork and a side of brisket with collard greens and potato salad. Overall, I would rate it good. Brisket was dry. Good bark on the pork. Smoke flavor overall was average. For me, for joints near me I would still rate Smokejack as my top, followed by Cue and GC would be next.

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Post by: clark123456 on July 09, 2017, 03:54:29 PM
So I tried GC BBQ in Roswell. I got pulled pork and a side of brisket with collard greens and potato salad. Overall, I would rate it good. Brisket was dry. Good bark on the pork. Smoke flavor overall was average. For me, for joints near me I would still rate Smokejack as my top, followed by Cue and GC would be next.

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Good brisket on the east coast is not easy to find.  I think it's so unusual here that people don't know it can be so much better.  It's not as bad as trying to find need ribs, but it's close.

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Post by: tcdawg on July 09, 2017, 04:39:26 PM
So I tried GC BBQ in Roswell. I got pulled pork and a side of brisket with collard greens and potato salad. Overall, I would rate it good. Brisket was dry. Good bark on the pork. Smoke flavor overall was average. For me, for joints near me I would still rate Smokejack as my top, followed by Cue and GC would be next.

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Good brisket on the east coast is not easy to find.  I think it's so unusual here that people don't know it can be so much better.  It's not as bad as trying to find need ribs, but it's close.

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agreed on the Brisket.  I usually don't find it at a joint that is better than mine,usually its worse.  Community BBQ on Clairmont has some darn good Brisket.

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on July 09, 2017, 04:41:11 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
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Post by: clark123456 on July 09, 2017, 05:05:01 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Post by: flashover101 on July 09, 2017, 05:06:08 PM
So I tried GC BBQ in Roswell. I got pulled pork and a side of brisket with collard greens and potato salad. Overall, I would rate it good. Brisket was dry. Good bark on the pork. Smoke flavor overall was average. For me, for joints near me I would still rate Smokejack as my top, followed by Cue and GC would be next.

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Good brisket on the east coast is not easy to find.  I think it's so unusual here that people don't know it can be so much better.  It's not as bad as trying to find need ribs, but it's close.

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agreed on the Brisket.  I usually don't find it at a joint that is better than mine,usually its worse.  Community BBQ on Clairmont has some darn good Brisket.

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.
I also think Community Q has awesome brisket. They are pricey but deliver big size portions.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Big Dave on July 09, 2017, 05:30:45 PM
After tubing in Ellijay yesterday I wanted to find a local hole in the wall. Well, we found it. We stopped & ate at Pooles BBQ on 515. It was pretty good. They probably had the best Brunswick stew I've ever eaten & I'm not a fan. The baked beans were also pretty good. I got the sliced brisket sandwich. It was almost cold but every time I get brisket its the same temperature. I want it warn or hot. Oh well.
The bite of pulled pork I had was really good. Next time I'll get that.
They had 3 sauces & it was hard to pick a favorite but I'd say the sweet was the best. It had a tab bit of heat to it.
My wife said she was impressed. I would agree.

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Post by: Raisinhead on July 09, 2017, 11:07:23 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Same. I haven't been there in a few years.
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Post by: tcdawg on July 10, 2017, 12:28:45 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Same. I haven't been there in a few years.

maybe we can make that happen next week.  This week is out for me
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Post by: clark123456 on July 10, 2017, 03:10:11 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Same. I haven't been there in a few years.

maybe we can make that happen next week.  This week is out for me
I say the same thing

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Post by: BigMike on July 10, 2017, 03:14:10 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Same. I haven't been there in a few years.

maybe we can make that happen next week.  This week is out for me
I say the same thing

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Isn't that a chain?
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Post by: clark123456 on July 10, 2017, 03:14:55 PM

I need to find and try Smoke Jack, that is a new one to me.

Anytime you want to try it, I'll be happy to meet you.  It's in Alpharetta.
If it's scheduled properly and my job doesn't crap on me,  I'd meet y'all up there.  Since I moved from mansell to Dunwoody I haven't been there. :(

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Same. I haven't been there in a few years.

maybe we can make that happen next week.  This week is out for me
I say the same thing

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Isn't that a chain?
Not to my knowledge...but it should be replicated at every opportunity...incredible grub

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on July 11, 2017, 07:43:04 AM


Roark Capital buying Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q (https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/07/11/roark-capital-buying-jim-n-nicks-bar.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2017-07-11&u=qWGDz7vgceDEsFg4kmzUTvEZ12&t=1499773253&j=78530801)



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Post by: jc79 on July 11, 2017, 11:33:55 AM


Roark Capital buying Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q (https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/07/11/roark-capital-buying-jim-n-nicks-bar.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2017-07-11&u=qWGDz7vgceDEsFg4kmzUTvEZ12&t=1499773253&j=78530801)

One of the Colorado locations is less than 10 minutes from my house...we ate there last week.
Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on July 13, 2017, 06:53:53 PM
Going to try the beef brisket. And Four Rose's Single Barrel 100 proof.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on July 13, 2017, 07:42:31 PM
Not great


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on July 13, 2017, 08:09:31 PM
Came home and poured Basil Hayden. FRSB can't begin to stand up to BH.


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Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on July 14, 2017, 08:20:04 AM
Horrible heartburn and indigestion last night not to mention running g to the shitter all morning . Won't be going back.


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Post by: BigMike on July 14, 2017, 04:04:20 PM
Horrible heartburn and indigestion last night not to mention running g to the shitter all morning . Won't be going back.


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Had to leave work early. I either have a bug or food poisoning.



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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on August 11, 2017, 01:03:04 PM
Decided it was time for some 'Cue for lunch today.
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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on August 11, 2017, 01:09:23 PM
Decided it was time for some 'Cue for lunch today.
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Damn John, I almost stopped at the one on HWY20 on the way back from the vet today.  Which one did you go to?
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Post by: clark123456 on August 11, 2017, 06:34:36 PM
Decided it was time for some 'Cue for lunch today.
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Damn John, I almost stopped at the one on HWY20 on the way back from the vet today.  Which one did you go to?
John, I'll ask it properly, "To which one did you go?"

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Post by: jd30005 on August 11, 2017, 07:00:31 PM
Decided it was time for some 'Cue for lunch today.
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Damn John, I almost stopped at the one on HWY20 on the way back from the vet today.  Which one did you go to?
I went to the one on 20 in Cumming.
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Post by: clark123456 on August 11, 2017, 07:23:14 PM
Kell and I went to Smoke Jack last weekend.  It was fantastic, especially the burnt ends and ribs. 

I ordered the wings and was disappointed that they changed the style from the Pterodactyl wings to the typical wings you get anywhere, but on the positive side, they were awesome tasting.  I ordered them dry with the sauces on the side. 

The sides were great, too.  We had Mac and cheese (pretty boring; very much like Velveeta Mac n cheese), corn pudding, greens, roasted veggies, and pimento cheese grits.

The wings:
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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: DOUG on August 26, 2017, 04:12:53 PM
Had a brisket sandwich from this place Friday and every bite was a amazing.

http://www.mooniesbbq.com
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Post by: tcdawg on August 27, 2017, 06:09:58 PM
Went to Brine at Avalon in Alpharetta today.  Very good. No pictures. Sorry.

Killer Bloody Mary
Fresh Apalachicola oysters
Very nice, lightly fried clams on a clam roll.

Sooo good. I will go back.
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Post by: Anvilsam on August 28, 2017, 11:55:34 AM
Went to logans roadhouse last night. That fried chicken salad was hard to beat.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Blue J on October 13, 2017, 10:02:11 AM
I just devoured a Large Egg and Cheese Biscuit from Martin's on Veterans Memorial in Austell. Those biscuits are so dang good, I'm glad I can't have one all the time. That would wreck my fitness plan.
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Post by: tcdawg on October 13, 2017, 10:15:05 AM
I just devoured a Large Egg and Cheese Biscuit from Martin's on Veterans Memorial in Austell. Those biscuits are so dang good, I'm glad I can't have one all the time. That would wreck my fitness plan.

1000 calories
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Post by: clark123456 on October 24, 2017, 06:05:32 PM
I went to a place named Rusconi's American Kitchen in the Phoenix area today for lunch.  4.7 out of 5 ratting, which is incredible, and some note stating a "top 10 must try in Phoenix", so I made it happen.  It was awesome! 

I had a green salad as a starter, and a roasted pork sandwich for the main.  The salad was good, but seriously how freaking good can a salad really be?  The sandwich was great...pickled onions, pickles, slaw, and the pork on a ciabatta bun.

I also grabbed a Smores Budino.  Budino is an Italian custard-like dessert.  It was excellent. 

A co-worker had grilled salmon, which he said was excellent.  He's a cheesecake connoisseur, and said their brie cheesecake was the best he's ever had.  I had a small bite and thought out was as good of a cheesecake as I've ever had, but I'm not into cheesecake.

The service was excellent, and my co-worker had special requests that they accommodated without issue, and with a smile.

http://rusconiskitchen.com

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Post by: jd30005 on October 24, 2017, 06:24:00 PM

The service was excellent, and my co-worker had special requests that they accommodated without issue, and with a smile.

http://rusconiskitchen.com

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Tell us more about these special requests.  Like "happy ending" kind of requests?  What kind of joints are you going to?
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Post by: Big Dave on October 24, 2017, 07:19:18 PM
A handie?

Clarke, good choice on the green salad. I hear the brown salad is pretty crappy.  //:o//
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Post by: clark123456 on October 24, 2017, 11:44:39 PM

The service was excellent, and my co-worker had special requests that they accommodated without issue, and with a smile.

http://rusconiskitchen.com

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Tell us more about these special requests.  Like "happy ending" kind of requests?  What kind of joints are you going to?
Like changing out potatoes for Brussels sprouts, an extra chunk of salmon, rim job...unusual combination, but it works for him.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Blue J on October 25, 2017, 10:57:05 AM
I'm on the Hunt for the best Gumbo in Atlanta. I just returned from a 3 day trip to New Orleans, where I was able to eat Gumbo everyday. I was able to check several restaurants off my Buckit list and in the process discovered a few  new places I'll have to go back to.

Met my friend Mojo Wilder (https://www.youtube.com/user/mojowilder ) and his girlfriend Ashley for brunch on Saturday at a place in Marginy, just outside the French Quarter. "Who Dat? Cafe" ( https://www.facebook.com/whodatcoffeecafe?ref=br_tf ) I had fried catfish served over Crawfish etouffee, on top of cheese grits. I had an ice coffee as well. Brunch was absolutely amazing. In fact, I almost went back on Monday. Michael is a singer song writer, who moonlights as the Chief Archaeologist for Louisiana. His Album "Les Bons Enfants" has track called "Max the Grave-digger" which he wrote while sitting in traffic on his commute. He played it for me on the back porch of his house in Marginy. And then taught me a new blues lick.

Saturday evening we saw the "Boo Parade" which is like our "Little 5 Points Halloween parade on steroids". We dined at a Tourist place "Original Pierre Maspero's" the building is from 1788. The food was not spectacular but it wasn't bad Just typical creole cuisine in a historic building. The Gumbo was tasty.

Sunday morning we had Jazz brunch at Muriel's on Jackson Square,( http://muriels.com/ ) White table cloths, live Jazz (3 piece stand-up bass, classical guitar, clarinet/sax) I had a bowl of Seafood Gumbo as an Appetizer. This was by far the best Gumbo of the trip and Pecan Encrusted Puppy Drum-Pan sauteed with oven roasted pecans and a Louisiana crabmeat relish, laced with a lemon-butter sauce Laura had a shrimp and vegetable dish with a seafood etouffee appetizer.

We grabbed a cheap shrimp Po Boy for lunch at the Frenchmen's market, nothing special but there is always something about a basic shrimp po boy in the 'quarter. 

For Dinner we dined at Brennan's on Royal Street ( http://www.brennansneworleans.com/ ). I had the Gumbo Appetizer (it was mild in comparison to Muriel's) and the Rack of Lamb, served with smoked peppers and bacon lardons, grilled baby eggplant and lamb empanada's. I enjoyed the empananda's and eggplant more than I thought I would, the Rack of Lamb was served medium rare and was very rare at the bone. It was sweet but lacked the flavor that comes with a little more cooking. The Empanada's had a richer spiciness, they were made with ground lamb. All of this was served with a harissa jus which helped even out and balance with the lamb. Laura opted for the white gazpacho for an appetizer and  Blackened Redfish with lump crab meat and seasonal summer veggies. She said it was too spicy at first, but by the end of the meal her plate was clean. In the middle of our meal a 17-top table was seated behind us, the were from Jersey and they did not use inside voices. I felt as though I had just teleport-ed to the Mall. We asked to be moved after dinner so that we could enjoy a coffee and dessert. Luckily they had room in the Courtyard Dining room and were able to move us. We had coffee and Bananas Foster which is flambeed table side and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, my new favorite dessert. Brennan's comped our dessert, as I believe they did for many that were in the dining room with us. I hope they made some $$ on the 17-top. My brother worked at Brennan's when he went to Loyola in 1991-94. So it has always been on my list of places to go.

On Monday we opted for the Ruby Slipper Cafe on Magazine, just off Canal in the Warehouse district, good omelets, big biscuits, and hot rich coffee.  https://www.therubyslippercafe.net/

For our meal before we grabbed out plane out we went to Killer Po Boys ( http://www.killerpoboys.com/ ) I had a Seared Gulf Shrimp-coriander lime spice, sriracha aioli, herbs, daikon radish, carrot, cucumber it was delicious foodie style po boy. Laura had a Roasted Cauliflower Sandwich - romesco sauce, avocado, radish, crispy kale on whole grain bread which she loved. Looked like a salad but she really enjoyed it.

Post up if you have a favorite cajun place.
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Post by: DOUG on October 25, 2017, 11:25:05 AM
I'm on the Hunt for the best Gumbo in Atlanta.

Gumbeauxs

http://www.gumbeauxs.com/index.html

Our favorites:

Buffalo Shrimp

Lobster and Shrimp Bisque

Mardi Gras Platter..$22.95
3 Shrimp, 3 oysters, 3 catfish strips and a crab cake, choice of a cup of Gumbo, Lobster Bisque, or Seafood Chowder.

New Orleans Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on October 25, 2017, 11:31:18 AM
@jimbo

You were given some solid direction on food in NO. Unfortunately, it's really hard to find anything that compares to true LA Cajun food around here. It's definitely one of the things I miss most.

Adele's and Hugo's are both pretty solid Cajun spots in Roswell. AJ's in Marietta has great poboys too.
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Post by: tcdawg on October 25, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
@jimbo

You were given some solid direction on food in NO. Unfortunately, it's really hard to find anything that compares to true LA Cajun food around here. It's definitely one of the things I miss most.

Adele's and Hugo's are both pretty solid Cajun spots in Roswell. AJ's in Marietta has great poboys too.

and Henry's in Acworth. 
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Post by: Blue J on October 25, 2017, 01:09:59 PM
I have been to Big Easy on Collier, its hit or miss. http://www.bigeasygrille.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bigeasymenu.pdf

I have heard of http://www.louisianabistreaux.com/ but have not been there.

I'll have to check out Gumbeauxs and some of the other places mentioned. Thanks guys.
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Post by: tjsahara00 on October 25, 2017, 01:12:01 PM
Jimbo....after that trip when is your next check up?      //LMAO//
How is that kind of food on calories, cholesterol and that kind of stuff.
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Post by: Blue J on October 25, 2017, 02:26:58 PM
Jimbo....after that trip when is your next check up?      //LMAO//
How is that kind of food on calories, cholesterol and that kind of stuff.

I take Cholesterol medicine so I can eat like that occasionally. I doubled my steps on 2 of the 3 days ( 9 miles on Saturday and a little more than that on Sunday. Monday was a shorter day so I only managed 3 miles ) I'm losing it in my waistline, although sometimes I think its just migrating up to my stomach. More power to ya Kevin, I can't eat that Weight Watchers Crap. Tastes like cardboard to me.
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Post by: tjsahara00 on October 25, 2017, 05:16:36 PM
Jimbo....after that trip when is your next check up?      //LMAO//
How is that kind of food on calories, cholesterol and that kind of stuff.

I take Cholesterol medicine so I can eat like that occasionally. I doubled my steps on 2 of the 3 days ( 9 miles on Saturday and a little more than that on Sunday. Monday was a shorter day so I only managed 3 miles ) I'm losing it in my waistline, although sometimes I think its just migrating up to my stomach. More power to ya Kevin, I can't eat that Weight Watchers Crap. Tastes like cardboard to me.

Ha....thats what my skinny wife says about their food.
I was actually being sincere Jimbo I am totally off cholesterol
and blood pressure medicine. I do eat "the good stuff" sometimes
in moderation. Sounds like your on top of it and enjoyed it so good.
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Post by: clark123456 on November 05, 2017, 11:41:08 AM
I went to a dive sports bar in Biloxi (Adventures) that I've been to a couple of times for some late night grub.  They have clean oysters, so I had to get a dozen, but I also had these things they called Pig Wings.  Pig Wings are pork shanks that appeared to be deep fried, then served with ranch dressing/sauce.  They were incredibly tasty, juicy, and tender.  I had never heard of pork shanks, but they reminded me of the cut of meat you get with a Cuban dish called Masitas de Puerco. 

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tjsahara00 on December 31, 2017, 10:32:09 AM
New Pizza Place opened up near the Outlet Mall on 400...
Mod Pizza
You can order from their named pizza's or customize The way
you like. My first trip I ordered the Calexico which has chicken,
jalapenos and Buffalo sauce...It was very good. Their version
of cinnamon desert wasn't so good. It was like there pizza dough
with Cinnamon added. It was to thin and not very good. Most
expensive pizza is like $11.My 2nd time yesterday I customized
my pizza and it turned out like this.
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Post by: clark123456 on December 31, 2017, 11:04:12 AM
New Pizza Place opened up near the Outlet Mall on 400...
Mod Pizza
You can order from their named pizza's or customize The way you like. My first trip I ordered the Calexico which has chicken, jalapenos and Buffalo sauce...
It was very good. Their version of cinnamon desert wasn't so good.
It was like there pizza dough with Cinnamon added. It was to thin and not very good. Most expensive pizza is like $11.
2nd time yesterday I customized my pizza and it turned out like this.
Thanks for the review.  I have one near me, but I didn't go into it since I didn't know what to expect.  It sounds like a place near my office called Your Pie.

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Post by: tjsahara00 on December 31, 2017, 11:07:45 AM
They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
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Post by: clark123456 on December 31, 2017, 02:00:54 PM
They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
Good to know.  I'm on a sober kick, so that won't impact me, currently.

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Post by: Trailabite on December 31, 2017, 05:35:58 PM
We stopped at Sugar's BBQ in Chattanooga tonight on our way home and I would recommend it if your in the neighborhood.

The only complaint that I have is you have to order as soon as you walk in and then go find a table, it's just a pet peave I have. I really hate that fast food feel lol.

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Post by: DOUG on December 31, 2017, 06:35:09 PM
They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
Good to know.  I'm on a sober kick, so that won't impact me, currently.

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Does sober mean some or none? What's the catalyst? I find it difficult to have none.
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Post by: Mortalis5509 on December 31, 2017, 06:52:08 PM
New Pizza Place opened up near the Outlet Mall on 400...
Mod Pizza
You can order from their named pizza's or customize The way you like. My first trip I ordered the Calexico which has chicken, jalapenos and Buffalo sauce...
It was very good. Their version of cinnamon desert wasn't so good.
It was like there pizza dough with Cinnamon added. It was to thin and not very good. Most expensive pizza is like $11.
2nd time yesterday I customized my pizza and it turned out like this.
Thanks for the review.  I have one near me, but I didn't go into it since I didn't know what to expect.  It sounds like a place near my office called Your Pie.

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I like your pie and they are based out of athens. I have looked into their franchising before.
We stopped at Sugar's BBQ in Chattanooga tonight on our way home and I would recommend it if your in the neighborhood.

The only complaint that I have is you have to order as soon as you walk in and then go find a table, it's just a pet peave I have. I really hate that fast food feel lol.

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Its the new thing, called fast casual. What a lot of places are going to now.

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Post by: clark123456 on December 31, 2017, 07:43:20 PM


They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
Good to know.  I'm on a sober kick, so that won't impact me, currently.

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Does sober mean some or none? What's the catalyst? I find it difficult to have none.

Trying to stay away from smoking, and alcohol triggers my smoking reflex.  Tonight will be tough, plus the last two weeks has been a terrible two weeks of family drama, so I want to burn out my insides with alcohol. 

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Chris36l on December 31, 2017, 08:11:20 PM


They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
Good to know.  I'm on a sober kick, so that won't impact me, currently.

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Does sober mean some or none? What's the catalyst? I find it difficult to have none.

Trying to stay away from smoking, and alcohol triggers my smoking reflex.  Tonight will be tough, plus the last two weeks has been a terrible two weeks of family drama, so I want to burn out my insides with alcohol. 

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Would a vape cause you to want to smoke cigarettes?


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on December 31, 2017, 08:40:27 PM


They do serve beer but I didn't noticed what all they offered.
Good to know.  I'm on a sober kick, so that won't impact me, currently.

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Does sober mean some or none? What's the catalyst? I find it difficult to have none.

Trying to stay away from smoking, and alcohol triggers my smoking reflex.  Tonight will be tough, plus the last two weeks has been a terrible two weeks of family drama, so I want to burn out my insides with alcohol. 

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Would a vape cause you to want to smoke cigarettes?


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I've never done a vape, and I don't think I want to.  I've avoided them for a long time.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on January 16, 2018, 04:10:16 PM
Went to Vingenzo's in Woodstock on @tcdawg Tony's recommendation on Saturday night.  We wanted to meet some friends some place central as they live in White, Ga.  Excellent antipasto and thin crust pizza.  They have a good wine selection but only a few by the glass.  I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cool atmosphere and very good pizza or other Italian dishes.

Thanks for recommendation Tony!

http://www.vingenzos.net/home/
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Post by: tcdawg on January 16, 2018, 05:54:37 PM
Went to Vingenzo's in Woodstock on @tcdawg Tony's recommendation on Saturday night.  We wanted to meet some friends some place central as they live in White, Ga.  Excellent antipasto and thin crust pizza.  They have a good wine selection but only a few by the glass.  I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cool atmosphere and very good pizza or other Italian dishes.

Thanks for recommendation Tony!

http://www.vingenzos.net/home/

Glad you enjoyed
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: clark123456 on January 16, 2018, 07:28:19 PM
Lapardo's Pizza (Kennesaw) is very good for pizza (I haven't had anything else there).  Better than any superchain stuff, and I happened to like it better than Mellow Mushroom and Johnny's.  It's on Busbee Pkwy near Town Center Mall, next to Discount Tire.  It isn't a cheap pizza joint, so similar to Johnny's in term of cost.
   
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Post by: clark123456 on January 16, 2018, 08:05:51 PM
Oddly enough just had some really good pizza at Varasanoís on concourse A at the airport. Iím used to shitty-average-mundane airport food and was surprised how good the pizza was.
I'll have to try that sometime.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Chris36l on January 16, 2018, 09:05:36 PM
So, I don't know how far behind or ahead of the curve I am on this one. But if you haven't had a burger from Bocado. You must try one. It was life changing. I don't get into the city all that often, but I came down to watch the National championship with my buddy at Atkins park. We stopped at bocado for a quick bite before the game and it was amazing.



Try their version of an old fashioned too. Good stuff.


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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Blue J on January 17, 2018, 09:42:02 PM
Laura and I went to Herban Fix last night for her Birthday. Itís an upscale vegan restaurant in midtown Atlanta. Everything we had there was off the chain delicious. I had a soy ďchickenĒ Shish kabob that tastes so good I almost forgot it was vegan. Itís and Asian fusion restaurant so many of the dishes are Thai or Chinese style. We got cake to go as it was snowing pretty heavily. I had Dutch chocolate and Laura had a strawberry cake. Spectacular. I definitely recommend it if you get a chance. Reservations are recommended on weekends. I havenít been to Cafe Sunflower in a while so I canít say if itís the best Vegan restaurant but itís pretty good.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on January 18, 2018, 03:47:47 PM
The Grub Gastro Pub just opened in Roswell where The Roswell Tap used to be.  Might try it this weekend.


http://www.gastropubroswell.com/
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on January 18, 2018, 04:24:01 PM
The Grub Gastro Pub just opened in Roswell where The Roswell Tap used to be.  Might try it this weekend.


http://www.gastropubroswell.com/

Damn. Roswell Tap is gone?  Bummer.

Iíll have to try the new place.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on January 18, 2018, 07:19:53 PM
The Grub Gastro Pub just opened in Roswell where The Roswell Tap used to be.  Might try it this weekend.


http://www.gastropubroswell.com/

Damn. Roswell Tap is gone?  Bummer.

Iíll have to try the new place.

It's a good thing. Since my buddy Sean sold it the last owner, George sumthingorother, it went straight downhill.

I'm looking forward to checking out the new place with a new owner.  Should we setup a lunch there?


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Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on January 28, 2018, 12:59:27 PM
Boarding a flight to Phoenix and will be in Scottsdale,AZ all week for our global kickoff.  Most nights are already planned but I have Thu night free to take my team to dinner.

Any suggestions in downtown Scottsdale?  As of now, I made a reservation at Bourbon and Bones based on reviews.  Let me know.
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Post by: Michigunman on January 28, 2018, 01:49:47 PM
Have a vendor sponsored dinner at C. Ellet's tomorrow.  Going to see if it's all it's cracked up to be.  It's right under our building at the Battery.
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Post by: clark123456 on January 28, 2018, 04:02:04 PM
Boarding a flight to Phoenix and will be in Scottsdale,AZ all week for our global kickoff.  Most nights are already planned but I have Thu night free to take my team to dinner.

Any suggestions in downtown Scottsdale?  As of now, I made a reservation at Bourbon and Bones based on reviews.  Let me know.
Mastro's!  Best I've ever had.

http://mobile.mastrosrestaurants.com/#welcome&ui-state=dialog

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: tcdawg on January 28, 2018, 04:02:11 PM
Have a vendor sponsored dinner at C. Ellet's tomorrow.  Going to see if it's all it's cracked up to be.  It's right under our building at the Battery.

Heard good things about that place.  Post up your thoughts after your dinner.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on March 07, 2018, 01:29:33 PM
Had a day trip to Austin, TX yesterday to meet with a potential partner and had lunch at a place called Freedmens.  The brisket was awesome.  They also have an impressive bourbon collection (but alas it was a business lunch so no go).  The locals I went with claim that Freedmens is as good as Franklin BBq (I haven't been so I can't compare).






Future reference - http://www.freedmensbar.com/
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Post by: clark123456 on March 07, 2018, 09:18:10 PM
Had a day trip to Austin, TX yesterday to meet with a potential partner and had lunch at a place called Freedmens.  The brisket was awesome.  They also have an impressive bourbon collection (but alas it was a business lunch so no go).  The locals I went with claim that Freedmens is as good as Franklin BBq (I haven't been so I can't compare).






Future reference - http://www.freedmensbar.com/
Yep....pretty dang good brisket there.

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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: jd30005 on July 07, 2018, 11:20:13 AM
There is a new City BBQ that opened in Johns Creek and Iíve been twice so far.

Iíve had their pulled pork, brisket and smoked turkey and Iíve tried their collards, potato salad and baked beans. 

IMO, the best I have had in this area (better than Cue and Smokejack which have been my go to).

In particular, their brisket is outstanding. 

Highly recommend checking them out.

It may be worth a lunch meet up at some point. 

https://patch.com/georgia/johnscreek/amp/27611282/city-barbeque-johns-creek-open-june-25
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Post by: Raisinhead on July 07, 2018, 12:46:16 PM
Nice review John. Iíd like to check it out. Also, a friend of mine just opened king bbq in Avalon. Itís on the short list to check out.
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Post by: longarmwj on September 20, 2018, 04:55:36 PM
Went to Brine at Avalon in Alpharetta today.  Very good. No pictures. Sorry.

Killer Bloody Mary
Fresh Apalachicola oysters
Very nice, lightly fried clams on a clam roll.

Sooo good. I will go back.
Yes! Love this place. Best oysters that I have found out here. Great shrimp ceviche, and a killer margarita. I need to get back out there.
Title: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigMike on September 20, 2018, 11:20:49 PM
Completely don't want anything to do with anything Avalon. What's a cluster fawk of logistics. Wouldn't go there for free booze or the best food on Earth. YMMV


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Post by: jd30005 on September 21, 2018, 06:34:40 AM
Completely don't want anything to do with anything Avalon. What's a cluster fawk of logistics. Wouldn't go there for free booze or the best food on Earth. YMMV


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It is crazy busy and parking can be a challenge, but youíre missing out on some good food.  Rumiís kitchen is fantasric there.  Plus, there can be some good people watching.
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Post by: longarmwj on September 21, 2018, 10:12:03 AM
Completely don't want anything to do with anything Avalon. What's a cluster fawk of logistics. Wouldn't go there for free booze or the best food on Earth. YMMV


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I actually really enjoy the Avalon. Like jd30005 said, parking CAN be tough depending on the time of day you go, but there are some amazing grub spots there and some good watering holes. If you like beer there is a really good burger and brew place there, but the name slips my mind. Its right down from Brine. Rumi's kitchen is awesome too as well as Kona grill.

Cru wine bar is pretty stellar also.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: thetastelingers on September 21, 2018, 04:32:27 PM
If ya'll are rolling through Downtown Chattanooga and want a really good burger, try out Urban Stack.

Hard to beat.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: Raisinhead on September 25, 2018, 02:24:11 PM
I tried brine last weekend, good stuff.

Fish tacos
Lobster Mac and cheese
Brussel sprouts
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: longarmwj on September 25, 2018, 03:27:57 PM
I tried brine last weekend, good stuff.

Fish tacos
Lobster Mac and cheese
Brussel sprouts
Haven't tried the sprouts or lobster mac. Any good?
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Post by: Raisinhead on September 25, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
I tried brine last weekend, good stuff.

Fish tacos
Lobster Mac and cheese
Brussel sprouts
Haven't tried the sprouts or lobster mac. Any good?

Oh yeah. Can you really go wrong with Lobster mac and cheese? :)
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Post by: longarmwj on September 25, 2018, 04:36:14 PM
I tried brine last weekend, good stuff.

Fish tacos
Lobster Mac and cheese
Brussel sprouts
Haven't tried the sprouts or lobster mac. Any good?

Oh yeah. Can you really go wrong with Lobster mac and cheese? :)
Unless you somehow to royally F it up, I'm gonna say no, no you can't.
Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: longarmwj on September 26, 2018, 12:49:55 PM
Tried a Pokť spot down the road from my office in Roswell. Pokť Life. Place is awesome. Super fresh fish and tons of combos you can make. Think of Moes for Pokť.
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Title: Re: Eateries and Drinkeries - tell us you fav spots
Post by: BigPrince on September 26, 2018, 03:29:12 PM
When I ate poke in Hawaii I never thought it would be a main stream thing but it is popping up all over.  Haven't seen one in Buckhead yet but they are all over near my DC office.
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Post by: BigMike on December 05, 2018, 11:47:35 AM
Anyone been to Pampas in Johnís Creek?  If so, better than Little Alley?

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Post by: jd30005 on December 05, 2018, 01:22:22 PM
Anyone been to Pampas in Johnís Creek?  If so, better than Little Alley?


I've never been to Little Alley so I can't compare but I have been to Pampas several times and I am a fan.  I have never been disappointed with the food or service.  Great spot.