8° Fahrenheit Ice Cream

8° Fahrenheit Ice Cream brings the thai rolled ice cream concept to Atlanta with a locations in Duluth, Doraville, and one set to open in Marietta soon. As with many such trends that are attributed to other cultures, I raised my eyebrow and turned to the internet for more background information. Indeed, I am pleased […]

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 […]

Hong Kong City

There are a number of eateries called Hong Kong City across this city (and country for that matter), but this particular Hong Kong City’s website makes it look like a single-location operation with only the Buford Highway address listed. Tucked into a corner of the Crossroads Village shopping center, right next to Mariscos La Riviera […]

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 […]

A-Priori Seafood

A couple of weeks back, Adam and I drove the length of Buford Highway that we’ve covered so far to take stock of various openings, closings, and spots we flat-out just missed. Approaching the northern end of our reach, we noticed that a new joint had moved into the empty space on the end of […]

Golden BBQ

The curse of this location continues! Golden BBQ closed in the second half of 2015 Sometimes, being on a constant Buford Highway Food Expedition can be a burden. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely a first world problem type of thing, but still. Sometimes I really want to explore more of a place, or I […]

Las Palmeras

Las Palmeras is a honduran restaurant located a block off of Buford Highway on Shallowford Road, just north of Chamblee-Tucker Road. It opened in June of last year and is only one of four honduran restaurants in the metro Atlanta area that I am aware of (if there are more/great ones that I should know […]

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, […]

Calcutta Palate

Sadly, this solid choice of Indian buffet shuttered sometime early 2016. Boo. Calcutta Palate is an indian buffet that just opened this month in a free-standing building in the same parking lot as the BuHi Farmers Market. Warning: wild speculation ahead. There has been a Calcutta Palate sign up in the Buford Highway Farmers Market […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cho Dang Tofu House

Cho Dang Tofu House is a korean restaurant in an interesting gray and red building just north of the intersection of Buford Highway and Oakcliff Road. Adam and I stopped in as part of our continuing Buford Highway exploration. We beat the dinner rush and were quickly seated by friendly staff in an interior that […]

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 […]

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 […]

China Village Restaurant

This unique restaurant closed during the summer of 2015. For this week’s Buford Highway Food Expedition, Adam and I swung by El Dorado, a joint underneath the Shooter Alley whose sign proclaims it to be a restaurant and cantina, but it was super sketchy-looking. Plus it was evening-time, and Shooter Alley was hoppin’. We decided […]

Las Delicias De La Abuela Restaurante

In old an Taco Bell building that recently housed a restaurant called Tostones that closed before we could try it, there is a new restaurant on Buford Highway. Las Delicias De La Abuela Restaurante just opened last week, and I dropped in to give a try with Adam and my parents. The space has been […]

My Best of Buford Highway… So Far!

Geez, making this list was really hard! But after 100 Buford Highway posts, and many requests for a short-list, it was about time I took a stab at this. Here are my (and Adam’s) pick for the top three restaurants by major category, with notable mentions at the end. Mexican (23 restaurants on Buford Highway […]