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Parkside District: Local food done right.

Parkside District: Local food done right.

As you might have come to realize, Atlanta is a relatively big city.  My parents live in the same house where I grew up which is ‘OTP,’ that is, Outside the Perimeter, a local Atlanta colloquialism.  For the most part, the best restaurants in the […]

Empire State South, a filling breakfast.

Empire State South, a filling breakfast.

Empire State South is an institution that has long been on my list of places to visit in Atlanta.  Chef Hugh Atcheson is involved with an old Athens favorite (Five & Ten), but alas, it’s rare that we ever stay over in our university town.  […]

Brunswick Eatery, Bar & Terrace: When refurbs work.

Brunswick Eatery, Bar & Terrace: When refurbs work.

I visited Brunswick (I will use this shortened version of the name, as not to confuse between the new and old ones, also, I’m just lazy) nearish to when it originally opened, and at the time, thought it delivered a slightly above average sports bar […]

The Optimist, the sad case of ordering incorrectly.

The Optimist, the sad case of ordering incorrectly.

While we were home, Hubs and I spent a day with our niece and nephew at TopGolf, which, for the record, is an entirely excellent way to spend a morning (and if I could franchise the concept in Dubai I would be a gazillionaire).  I was […]

Weekend links.

Weekend links.

It’s been a spell, hasn’t it?  We’ve been home, come back, and I’ve hit the ground running.  We also had to say goodbye to our cat of nearly twenty years, Nubbins (read more about her incredible life in the link).  Suffice to say, August is […]

The Ledbury** London: A lovely long lunch.

The Ledbury** London: A lovely long lunch.

When planning our recent vacation, realizing we would have a few hours in London, I knew I had to get my priorities straight, starting with where to eat.  As I polled various foodie friends who had been through the city, I received a number of […]

Eventide Oyster Co.: Worth waiting for.

Eventide Oyster Co.: Worth waiting for.

After a very disappointing visit to next door Hugo’s (who have the same owners), we stopped the following evening at Eventide Oyster Co., one of the premiere and most well-known restaurants in Portland, Maine.  My sister knows the deal, and even with a wait time […]

My Top Dishes of July 2018.

My Top Dishes of July 2018.

Admittedly, July has more or less blown away any other month in 2018.  I can’t eat like this every month, but it’s certainly been fun. Many difficult decisions, but here’s what I’ve managed to narrow down: Hen of the Woods mushroom, The Ledbury.  It’s actually […]

Core by Clare Smyth: The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Female Chef 2018 (and some feminist thoughts).

Core by Clare Smyth: The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Female Chef 2018 (and some feminist thoughts).

As Gordon Ramsay might say, “Let’s get one thing straight…”  That is, I cringe desperately when awards are given in certain fields that recognize one gender and not the other.  In this instance, earlier in 2018, the World’s 50 Best Restaurants identified chef Clare Smyth as […]


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