Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

I recently visited Davio’s as part of an Atlanta Food Bloggers Society dinner event. Davio’s is part of a chain of restaurants with 7 locations around the country; their home base being in Boston. On this occasion, we had the pleasure of dining with Chef/CEO Steve DiFillippo. I always find it nice hearing the menu […]

Vine & Tap

I was recently invited to attend Vine & Tap as part of an Association of Food Bloggers dinner event. Vine & Tap opened in Buckhead early this year in the same strip as Roaster’s & Sushi Kiku off on Lenox road. Ian Mendelsohn and his wife Susan opened up this wine bar earlier this year […]

Cardamom Hill

Cardamom Hill closed toward the end of 2014… sadness!!! A while back Adam had to leave the country on a business trip, and we decided to grab a nice dinner together before he left. I’d heard a lot about Cardamom Hill and Asha Gomez, so what better excuse to go try out Cardamom Hill? I […]

Horseradish Grill

Emily, Adam, and I recently visited Horseradish Grill as part of an Atlanta Food Bloggers Society event. The restaurant is located right near Chastain Park in Atlanta. This was the first time each of us had visited Horseradish Grill, and the word I would use to describe it is quaint. What I love about this […]

Seven Lamps

Seven Lamps is a restaurant that opened fairly recently in Buckhead that serves the ever popular and growing “craft food” category. Per the website, the name is derived from “the seven principles of architecture: sacrifice, truth, power, beauty, life, memory and obedience… Co-owner and Executive Chef Drew Van Leuvan recognized that these important principles are […]

Atlanta Food Truck Park

After years of hearing all about the Food Truck Park off of Howell Mill Road, Adam and I finally went! We went with our dear friends, the Ruby family (4/5th of it anyway) on a great late spring afternoon right before the horrible yellow-green dusting coating of pollen struck for the year. We tried to […]

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Outside of maybe burgers, fried chicken is probably the single most discussed food item in the Atlanta dining scene. Even when guests come to visit, the question is always “where can I find the best fried chicken?”. Similar to going to Memphis or North Carolina and asking “where you can find the best BBQ?”, it […]

Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine

Stillhouse closed over the 2015-2016 New Year’s holiday. A little while back I met a friend over drinks and burgers a Stillhouse. I tried to come to Stillhouse for lunch a few months back, but unfortunately they weren’t open for lunch quite yet. As of this writing, I don’t believe they are yet, but they […]

Don Antonio by Starita

I am SO SAD that thing joint closed, in the middle of 2015. :'( Don Antonio is a new pizza spot that recently opened in Buckhead. This is the second location they have opened with the first being in New York. The New York location has received a ton of critical acclaim and positive press […]

The Brickery

This Atlanta classic closed its doors for the final time in December of 2015. Last week Adam and I attended a blogger dinner at The Brickery in Sandy Springs. If you’ve never heard of The Brickery before – I hadn’t prior to this visit – then you’ve been missing out for more than 22 years. […]

Smoke Ring

This is one of the rare spots that both Emily and Anish have reviewed separately. To see Anish’s review, go here. On the Saturday following our Meat Week excursion to Daddy D’z, we attended another Meat Week event at Smoke Ring in the Castleberry Hill district. I’d heard a few good things in advance about […]


Purnima is a new halal indian and bangladeshi restaurant on Buford Highway, in the same building as Pho 24, and has been open for about a month now. Adam and I dropped into Purnima early on Sunday afternoon, and we were the only ones in the restaurant pretty much the whole time, other than one […]

Fuji Hana & Thai Peppers

Fuji Hana & Thai Peppers is a Japanese and Thai restaurant in Kennesaw – with hibachi grills and a sushi bar. Fuji Hana moved into its current location – apparently absorbing the Thai Peppers thai restaurant that was there, hence the joint name and dual japanese and thai menu – mid-year in 2012. More recently, […]


Umaido is a ramenya, a japanese ramen restaurant. When most folks think about ramen, they think of the dirt-cheap instant ramen noodles that many college students subsist on. But in Japan, where ramen has been a popular iconic dish for the past 100 years, ramen is a real food, not some dried crap in a […]

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is an Ohio-based handmade ice cream shop chain started in 2002. They seem to have only 16 brick-and-mortar locations at the moment, which isn’t surprising since the brand is so young. They do ship nationwide, though. Currently there is only one store in Georgia, over on the Westside of Atlanta. After […]

Shoya Izakaya

Recently the hubs and I, along with Ashley, Stephen, and Laura headed to Shoya Izakaya for some japanese izakaya dining in Doraville. An izakaya is a japanese drinking and dining joint. You don’t really go for the food alone, or eat an entrée per se. You order small plates to share of food designed to […]

Oriental Pearl

A while ago, I joined the Buford Highway Foodies Meetup on Meetup.com and commenced lurking. Finally, the stars and schedules aligned and I joined the group for Dim Sum the weekend after Thanksgiving at Oriental Pearl in Chamblee. Longtime readers may recall the basic concepts of dim sum from our posts about the Canton House […]