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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Panaderia Del Valle

Around the corner of Buford Highway and McElroy Road is Panaderia Del Valle, a little latin bakery. Adam and I stopped in after a lovely dinner at Kochi Maru. The outside is unassuming but not dingy and the interior was spartan but clean. There were not labels for the things in the cabinets, and the […]

Pan Chapin

After chowing down at I Luv Pho last week, Adam, Mary and I headed down to Pan Chapin for some dessert. Pan Chapin is located right above Quickly in the same two-story building that houses Tempo Doeloe and Bei Jing Kabobs. We popped in and immediately felt out of place in the tight interior. Feeling […]

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 […]

Buford Highway Farmers Market

This week Adam and I finally got to dine at the Buford Highway Farmers Market food court. We’ve been to the Buford Highway Farmers Market many times, as we regularly shop there, but we’d never eaten anything other than samples before. On a Sunday afternoon, we dropped by to get acquainted with the food court/cafeteria […]

J Buffalo Wings

Started by Chung Man Ji in 1996 at this very location on Buford Highway, along the street side of Northeast Plaza, J Buffalo Wings has been growing ever since and now 16 locations. I believe that this location became something else for a while, and has only recently returned to being a J Buffalo Wings. […]

Arepa Mia

Arepa Mia is a rising star in the Atlanta food scene, currently located in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Serving up venezuelan delights with an obvious emphasis on arepas, Arepa Mia has garnered a lot of positive attention since coming to a stable location within Sweet Auburn. From Arepa Mia’s website: (While the designer in […]

Rincon Latino

On the southern side of the Northwoods Plaza is Rincon Latino, a large and nicely-appointed latin restaurant. It stayed pretty busy the entire time we were there, which is unusual for many of the Buford Highway places we visit. Anyway, we were quickly greeted and seated. While we perused the menus, we were given a […]

Pollo Campero

Pollo Campero’s presence on BuHi presented an interesting conundrum for Adam and I. We had been skipping Waffle Houses, Pizza Huts and the like due to their national chain status. We even skipped the HoneyBaked Ham (which I have never eaten at), because they have more than 400 locations nationwide. And here was Pollo Campero, […]

Machu Picchu Restaurant

Sadly, Machu Picchu has closed. I’m not sure when this closure occurred, but as of March 2015, there is no trace of my beloved Macchu Picchu. Machu Picchu, is a peruvian restaurant in the Northeast Plaza. The prospect of eating here was fairly exciting because we were hungry and tired, but also because neither of […]