8° Fahrenheit Ice Cream

8° Fahrenheit Ice Cream brings the thai rolled ice cream concept to Atlanta with a locations in Duluth, Doraville, and one set to open in Marietta soon. As with many such trends that are attributed to other cultures, I raised my eyebrow and turned to the internet for more background information. Indeed, I am pleased […]


Masti recently opened up in the Toco Hills location formerly occupied by Cibo Rustico and Mirko Pasta. I was grateful to see that we’d shaken things up a bit with a non-italian food concept. Not that I don’t love italian food, but it was just time for a change. Coming to us from the same […]

Pijiu Belly

I was excited to check out Pijiu Belly last week with the Association of Food Bloggers, especially because it was right in the middle of where I used to live back in college. I actually tried to remember what used to be in its exact spot (since it only opened up just last fall), but […]


Naanstop started out in 2011 as a food truck in Los Angeles, and became a brick-and-mortar operation in downtown Atlanta in 2012. Now there also is a second location in Buckhead, and that is the location I visited. I’ve actually visited three times so far, due to the convenience and quality of the food. I’ve […]

Las Palmeras

Las Palmeras is a honduran restaurant located a block off of Buford Highway on Shallowford Road, just north of Chamblee-Tucker Road. It opened in June of last year and is only one of four honduran restaurants in the metro Atlanta area that I am aware of (if there are more/great ones that I should know […]

First Watch, The Daytime Café

I’m not sure if it’s a hallmark of getting older, but brunch has easily become my favorite meal of the day. I’ve always loved breakfast (coming from a food-filled northern-turned-southern family, we threw ourselves into the biscuits and gravy-filled world of southern breakfasts with gusto), so it was a great treat to be invited by […]

Calcutta Palate

Sadly, this solid choice of Indian buffet shuttered sometime early 2016. Boo. Calcutta Palate is an indian buffet that just opened this month in a free-standing building in the same parking lot as the BuHi Farmers Market. Warning: wild speculation ahead. There has been a Calcutta Palate sign up in the Buford Highway Farmers Market […]

Kool Korner Sandwiches and Crazy Cuban

Here’s another slice of the storied history of Atlanta’s most beloved cuban restaurants. The first one, about Havana Sandwich Shop and its successors Havana and Havana Grill is here. nce upon a time (AKA 1985), a couple named Ildefonso and Lucia Ramirez opened a cuban sandwich shop on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta called Kool […]

Bahel Ethiopian Cuisine

Bahel Ethiopian Cuisine wraps up our drawn-out “Ethiopian Corner” mini-series. The mini-series ends a little abruptly, since Ledet, the fourth ethiopian joint on the corner of Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads has closed and is now Aroma Cafe, a club that has a hand-posted sign about not bringing your guns inside. No worries, though, there are […]

The Spence

The Spence closed summer of 2016. Caveat: Lunch Review Only For anyone unfamiliar with The Spence in Midtown, it is a restaurant run by Richard Blais (also of Flip Burger). Blais is a celebrity chef having competed on Top Chef and actually winning Top Chef Masters. He has been a good advocate of the Atlanta […]

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar opened in the newly remodeled Lenox Mall in mid-June. After watching its construction and regaling my coworkers with tales about how I would have done the logo if I could have designed it, I finally got to visit a couple of weeks back with my parents on a Friday night. […]

Cho Dang Tofu House

Cho Dang Tofu House is a korean restaurant in an interesting gray and red building just north of the intersection of Buford Highway and Oakcliff Road. Adam and I stopped in as part of our continuing Buford Highway exploration. We beat the dinner rush and were quickly seated by friendly staff in an interior that […]

Der Biergarten

A little while back, our dear friend and best man Vasilios was in town, so we swung by the new location of Cafe Intermezzo to visit with some old friends and then moseyed over to Der Biergarten to take in some fine german cuisine. I’d heard a lot about Der Biergarten in the nearly four […]

China Village Restaurant

This unique restaurant closed during the summer of 2015. For this week’s Buford Highway Food Expedition, Adam and I swung by El Dorado, a joint underneath the Shooter Alley whose sign proclaims it to be a restaurant and cantina, but it was super sketchy-looking. Plus it was evening-time, and Shooter Alley was hoppin’. We decided […]

JCT Kitchen

Recently, some present- and ex-coworkers and I got together and went to JCT Kitchen for a Friday lunch. I was very excited, since I hadn’t been to JCT in at least seven years, and I remembered that meal only dimly, but very fondly. We had to change the time of our reservation at the last-minute […]

Las Delicias De La Abuela Restaurante

In old an Taco Bell building that recently housed a restaurant called Tostones that closed before we could try it, there is a new restaurant on Buford Highway. Las Delicias De La Abuela Restaurante just opened last week, and I dropped in to give a try with Adam and my parents. The space has been […]

Hae Woon Dae

First and foremost, let me take a moment to say that Hae Woon Dae is our 100th Buford Highway Food Expedition dining experience! Wow! It’s been a long time since I used the project’s full name, Buford Highway Food Expedition, but this project of exploration and cultural education is at the core of the food […]

Don Quixote Restaurant

Last week, I was a little confused, and thought that our meal that evening would be our 100th on Buford Highway. It turned out it was just #99, which leaves the excitement for this week instead! Anyway I was a bit ticked to see Don Quixote, since our first post ever was Pancho’s, a Mexican […]