Once upon a time, I would have to drag my lazy butt 45+ minutes out to Suwanee to get good ramen at Umaido – but no more! Now, there is Hajime on Cheshire Bridge in the Cheshire Square shopping center. Using the same wonderful noodles, and practically the same menu all around, Hajime is a […]

The Bayou Boil Restaurant and Bar

A lot has changed since our first jaunt up Buford Highway, and one up them is a little mini-explosion of seafood boil type places. The Bayou Boil had better reviews on Yelp, so that is where we started. Plus it’s in the old Little Szechuan spot and the restaurant was good before it moved, so […]

Good Luck Gourmet

Opening earlier this year in the original Gu’s Bistro space, Good Luck Gourmet has been serving the food featured in the Instagram photos that have been making me swoon since early this summer. Finally, the hubs and I got around to checking the place out and having a good old-fashioned pig out. Perfect comfort food […]

Clark & Schwenks Seafood & Oyster Bar

Just recently I was happily invited to dine at Clark & Schwenks Seafood & Oyster Bar. This swank, pseudo-midcentury seafood restaurant has been here on Cobb Parkway all this time, and I never knew. As you can see the inside is pretty upscale, belying its strip shopping center location and busy parking lot. C&S seems […]


Recently, Adam and I made our way over to Zyka in Decatur, where Scott Boulevard and Church Street meet, which we have heard an awful lot about over the years – and all of it praise. This local favorite is located in what was once a decently-sized church, taking up most of the former church […]

Cafe Bombay

Cafe Bombay is one of those places I have been to a few times but never got around to writing up for this lil’ ol’ website of mine. Well today that changes! I brought Adam along for his first experience at Cafe Bombay (or Bombay Indian Bistro, depending on which side of the restaurant you […]

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

I’ve been wanting to go to Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall ever since it opened towards the end of last summer. The woodsy, campfire, vintage great outdoors vibe and quirky menu had me by the heartstrings from the very start. Plus, this particular weekend we had a planned camping trip get rained out, so this […]

Ameer’s Mediterranean

I have been dying to get to Ameer’s Mediterranean ever since I first spotted it while we were checking out Waikikie Hawaiian BBQ next door – back in 2013. Well, I finally got around to it this past weekend, and with the lovely Grant and Marie of Marie, Let’s Eat! to boot!   This is […]

Man Chun Hong

We are beginning to reach the end of the high-density section of Buford Highway with this project. We’ve already passed the end of the classical definition of the Buford Highway cultural corridor – less than 9 miles of Buford Highway’s 50-mile length. But there is one last cluster of high density, and that is where […]

Sotto Sotto

I recently had a few friends in town for dinner who were vegetarians. In trying to think of a good spot to take them, my mind instantly went Italian food as a cuisine with a wide variety where everyone can find something they like. I had been to a few of the higher-end Italian restaurants […]

White Windmill Bakery and Cafe

After a lovely meal at Cho Sun Ok, Adam, Ashley, Stephen and I moseyed up the road to White Windmill Bakery and Cafe. This is like a Mozart, Paris Baguette, or Sweet Hut – a pretty nice asian-american bakery with drinks and desserts. This place is big, and it was crowded when we were there […]

Bellaggio’s Ice Cream

For this week’s Buford Highway write-up we have Bellaggio’s Ice Cream (and a whole lot more, I’d add). This little metal shack is inside the Treasure Village Shopping Center nestled up to a wooden margin behind the Checker’s at the corner of Buford Highway and McElroy Road. It has practically no internet presence (furthermore, Google […]


A couple of weeks ago, coworkers Anthony, Anish and I caught lunch with our dear friend and ex-coworker Jaimyn, to get his colorful commentary and send him on his way to greener pastures in homeland of New York. Located in the Marriott Courtyard in downtown Decatur, Makan has been open for about a month, serving […]

Varuni Napoli

Anyone familiar with the current Atlanta dining scene would be remiss to mention the Neapolitan pizza explosion as one of growing restaurant trends around town. Varuni Napoli is one of the newer ones that have opened in Midtown (Monroe & Piedmont). Most of the Neapolitan restaurants around town frame themselves as authentic, certified, imported ingredients, […]

Folk Art

Folk Art is a relatively new restaurant in Atlanta that opened about a year ago in the Inman Park area. It’s in an area I would like to get to more often but checking traffic around that area usually makes me think otherwise. On this particular occasion, I visited for brunch on Sunday so I […]

Chow Bing

Gary Lin of Chow Bing has opened a new location in Buckhead, right in the Disco Kroger shopping center. I’m not familiar with the original Old Fourth Ward location, but Chow Bing is a really intriguing and heartening concept for the Chinese food genre. Last month, Gary had a group of food bloggers out to […]

SunO Dessert

Adam and I have gone to SunO for a number of years, probably since late 2008 or early 2009, when a friend introduced us to the original location in Duluth. We really took a shine to the place and would visit it whenever we were up that way – or we’d find a reason to […]