Salad Express

Across the street from Cheshire Square, in the clock tower portion of La Vista Walk is Salad Express. There is only one other Salad express location, in Peachtree City, so I’d not heard of them before. Now, the hubs and I have grown up somewhat from when we first started the Buford Highway Food Expedition […]

Rain Thai and Sushi Bar

I have a little bit of prejudice against thai restaurants. Not because I don’t like thai food, but because I feel like I can’t really get to know it… it feels like thai restaurants are more likely to be americanized, like many chinese restaurants are. And the name “Rain Thai and Sushi Bar” did not […]

Stockyard Burgers And Bones

I recently went to Stockyard Burgers And Bones on the Marietta Square with my husband and parents, to celebrate my mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day. We started off our meal with a little seating snafu. The space is a bit tight, so they were seating four people at what I consider to be two-person tables; […]


Adam and I recently dined at SOHO Vinings with many other notable Atlanta food bloggers, at an event organized by Malika of the Association of Food Bloggers. We’d never been to this neighborhood favorite, even though it has been around since 1997. Our evening kicked off with a white peach bellini and a ginger cucumber […]

Gusto! Wood Fire Grill

For Friday lunch last week, the lunch crew went to Gusto! Wood Fire Grill over by Piedmont Hospital. An over-simplified description of this joint is that it is a fresh, wood-fired, American food version of Chipotle. Other than some salads, sides, and desserts, the menu is bowl-based. You pick your base (mixed greens, seasoned brown […]

Squisito Bakery & Cafe

Squisito Bakery and Cafe has three locations, two of which are in Plaza Fiesta (a major feature on the southern end of Buford Highway). One location is “frente a la fuente” and one is “frente Ross.” The third location is on Clayton St. in Lawrenceville. On our recent trip to Puras Tortas, we visited the […]

Puras Tortas

Plaza Fiesta is a bright and busy shopping mall on the southern end of Buford Highway. It is filled with all sorts of shopfronts: western wear, jewelry, a tattoo parlor, quinceanera dresses, home furnishing, etc. There is also an indoor playground and a food court. When we first started out on this whole Buford Highway […]


Last week, Adam and I were invited out to sneak-peak the new Tom+Chee location in Buford, near The Mall of Georgia. Since I don’t watch reality television – or much television at all for that matter – I was unaware of the Tom+Chee history (goetta and all that), it’s publicity and spread as a franchise […]


This post is incredibly overdue, as Adam and I first visited Ribalta for a media event in October. As with Yeh Tuh, we decided a refresher would help provide more accuracy and extra depth to what might have otherwise been a bit of a stale post. Here’s the run-down from our first visit, shortly after […]

Yet Tuh

Today’s post offers two takes on a little korean spot I’d heard about long in advance of getting to the appropriate portion of Buford Highway: Yet Tuh. This spot is a little tricky to locate – we only the potential of the shopping center it from the parking lot of Woo Nam. From Buford Highway, […]

Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House

Finally, after two years of Buford Highway adventures, we finally reached Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl House. I have heard nothing but good things about this spot since I got into the Buford Highway scene. Adam and I went by late on a Sunday night, about an hour before closing time. The restaurant was fairly […]

Cho Sun Ok

For this week’s Buford Highway experience, Adam and I were joined by Ashley and Stephen. We had an awkward incident at El Dorado, and moved along to Cho Sun Ok, a korean restaurant just north of the Treasure Village shopping center. Upon entering, we were asked if we wanted to do korean barbecue at a […]

Muss & Turner’s

A few weeks back after spending some time co-working, Mary and I scooted up to Muss & Turner’s for a lunch with some friends and former coworkers of hers. Founded and run by the same folks as Local Three Kitchen & Bar, Muss & Turner’s is a deli-style restaurant first opened as a gourmet grocery […]

Kang Nam

A few weeks back, before life started stomping all over my blogging schedule, Adam and I went to Kang Nam, they next stop on our northerly march up Buford Highway. Just north of Baldino’s, and across the street from the shopping center that houses Gu’s Bistro, Kang Nam’s sign proclaims Japanese Restaurant but also features […]

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

For one of our regular Friday lunches, Anish and I went to Desta Ethiopian with coworkers Anthony and Jaimyn. Desta is located in the same shopping center as Meskerem, at what I like to call Ethiopian Corner, the intersection of Briacliff and Clairmont, near I-85. Adam and I have dined at Desta before, in the […]

Honey Pig

A few weeks back, Adam and I met several of my coworkers and friends, including Anish at Honey Pig in Duluth, for a night of all-you-can-eat korean barbecue – and plenty of soju. Honey Pig is a small chain, with about a dozen locations from coast to coast (as far as I can tell, I […]