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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Cafe Agora

Cafe Agora has been a staple in Atlanta for its gyros, late night eats, hole-in-the-wall appeal, and its jubilant owner. Recently, they moved their Buckhead location (right near the intersection of Roswell, Peachtree, and West Paces Ferry) a block away which helped add a lot more seating when compared to their previous place. Having had […]

Alon’s

I was recently invited to Alon’s, a bakery and market in Dunwoody, as part of an Atlanta Food Bloggers Society dinner. This location in Perimeter is one of two they have, the other being in the Virginia Highlands. I usually don’t hit up the Perimeter area for food much and don’t know of many destination […]

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 […]

Don Antonio by Starita Addendum

SO SAD that thing joint closed, in the middle of 2015. Emily and I were recently invited to Don Antonio to preview their new summer menu. My initial thought when Emily asked if I wanted to go is “are you sure it was Don Antonio?” The reason I asked is because every neapolitan pizza spot […]

Smoke Ring

This is one of the rare spots that both Emily and Anish have reviewed separately. To see Emily’s review, go here. Smoke Ring is one of many barbecue joints that have opened up recently in the Atlanta area. Although I don’t think we necessarily need anymore barbecue joints, the location of this one is an […]

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 […]

Crawfish Shack Seafood

This is one of the rare spots that both Emily and Anish have reviewed separately. To see Emily’s review, go here. Crawfish Shack Seafood has been a restaurant on my to-visit list for a while and I finally got the chance to go there for dinner on a weeknight with Emily and Adam as part […]

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 […]

La Tagliatella

Caveat: This is a lunch review. We were looking for a lunch spot in the Emory Point area and came across La Tagliatella. My initial vote would have been General Muir but most us had already been there and wanted to try something new. The next spot that sparked my interest was Ink & Elm […]

Big Sky Buckhead

Big Sky Buckhead is a new restaurant that opened in the East Andrews area, across from the Souper Jenny strip. I first heard about it due to Hector Santiago’s name being tied to it. For those who don’t know, he competed on the reality show Top Chef and used to own and operate Pura Vida […]

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 […]

The Greater Good Barbecue

Greater Good Barbecue joins what seems like an influx of BBQ joints ITP as of late. Located near Fellini’s and La Fonda on Roswell, it is in the building next door that has had its fair share of turnover. I remember its location as a battery store, fro-yo spot, and most recently a hot dog […]