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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

I was recently invited out to Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s flagship store in Dunwoody to check out their menu, new look and feel, and limited run unBEETable berry smoothie. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a larger chain than I usually entertain the idea of visiting for this blog, however the marketing angle appealed, as well as the […]


Lusca closed over the 2015-2016 New Year’s season. Caveat: This is a lunch review only Emily and I recently visited Lusca for lunch with another coworker, Juan. As soon as I heard about Lusca, it immediately piqued my interest. Lusca is owned by the same people who run Octopus Bar over on the east side […]

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. […]

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 […]

Kimball House

Caveat: This review is for Happy Hour only I recently hit up Kimball House for a happy hour (M-F 5-7PM). Oysters are easily one of my favorite foods period. I would put oysters and sushi up there as two of my favorites because of the simplicity of each. When served raw, the quality of ingredients […]