Nam Phuong — Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Salt & Pepper Shrimp
(Without Heads & Shells)

Tender, lightly breaded and full of flavor, these shrimp were delicious.  The seasoned bed of lettuce, onions, shallots, green onion slivers, chives, and deep fried garlic added beautifully to the mix.

Green Papaya Salad

Delicious at Nam Phuong, this is one of our all time favorite dishes.  It always has been and it always will be.

Better than our last visit?  We really think it was.  We’ll have to return soon to test this theory.

Nam Phuong
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA  30093
770 409 8686

Woo Nam Jeong — Stone Bowl House

Dolsot Bibimbap With Spicy Squid

Times two, we’ve both loved this dish for years.

A very generous layer of spicy squid cover the rice.

Slivers of mushrooms and onions play supporting roles beautifully.

Mix and devour.

The crispy golden brown rice at the bottom of your stone bowl offers another savory and textural bonus.

Banchan
(Eomuk Japchae)

All of our favorite small dishes are represented here.

Gamja Jjorim

Sigeumchi Namul

We’ve been loving it for years.  And, we still do.

Woo Nam Jeong — Stone Bowl House
5953 Buford Highway
Suite 107
Doraville, GA  30340
678 530 0844

Liquid Marijuana

Liquid Marijuana

And, A $10 Burger

It’s a pretty decent one, too.

Liquid Marijuana
makes 1

1/2 ounce rum (or spiced rum, if you like)
1/2 ounce Blue Curaçao
1/2 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 ounce Malibu rum
big splash sweet & sour mix
big splash pineapple juice

Combine all in a rocks glass and add ice to fill.  Then, close your eyes and pretend you’re at Bayside in Miami.  Or, maybe you prefer a flashback to spring break and a cruise to the Caribbean?  That works, too.

Elegant?  No.  Sweet fun?  Yes.

Nam Phuong — Mì Quảng

Mì Quảng

Topped with roasted chicken chunks, roasted peanuts, delicious and crispy shards of black sesame rice crackers…

Chả lụa (or giò lụa, or Vietnamese pork loaf slices), tender shrimp…

And, tucked under those peanuts there’s a glimpse of finely diced deep fried pork.  Those crunchy little bites magnify all of the other flavors beautifully.

Quail eggs, too?  Two, seriously!  This isn’t just a meal it’s a feast in soup form.

Love it!

Do you need another reason to love this genuinely genius bowl of all things delicious?  Turmeric rice noodles add just a little something extra.  It’s an extremely subtle background flavor.  That deep golden turmeric adds an elusive hint of savory goodness layered in there with all it touches.

Did we mention that we love this dish?  We did?  Oh, well, it deserves repeating.

We love it!  Mmhmm, we do.

It’s hidden on the Daily Special page.

As always, a plate full of herbs and sprouts make us happy on a cold winter day.

Bún bò Huế

Bún bò Huế

…You know that song, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, or “Wimoweh”?

Well, it’s the same.  But, it’s different.

Roughly, it’s boon bo weh.

Now, is that song stuck in your head, too?

My job here is done.

Nam Phuong
4051 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA  30345
404 633 0776

The Illinois

The Illinois
Imperial India Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.

Good balance, full bodied, spicy, complex citrus-y bitter (in a very good way) edge

We both enjoyed every sip.  And, we’d buy it again.

2014 favorite?  It was definitely one of them.

Goose Island Beer Company

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Quesadillas De Camerones
Shrimp Quesadillas

This lunch dish was served with a spoonful of pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and shredded lettuce on the side.

Burrito Al Tamarindo
Chicken Burrito With Tamarind Chipotle Sauce

Taqueria Los Hermanos
4418 Hugh Howell Road
Suite B3
Tucker, GA  30084
678 937 0660

Liberté Yogurt

Liberté Yogurt
Peach & Passion Fruit

Finally, truth in advertising….

We really love this yogurt.  It might just be yogurt perfection.  If not outright perfection, Liberté comes seriously close to it.  The blend of peach and passion fruit balances the sweet with the tart.  And, the yogurt itself is incredibly smooth, creamy and rich.  It’s a real indulgence that we wouldn’t feel guilty sampling every day.

Love it!!

Liberté Yogurt

Whole Foods

Traderspoint Creamery — Wildberry Yogurt

Traderspoint Creamery Yogurt
Whole Milk, Raspberry, & Wildberry

By far, wild berry was our favorite.

We love the glass jars.  Each individual serving comes in its own 5 oz jar.  The plastic wrap around the jar was easy to remove.  Then, we used these pretty little jars to serve butter and jam for holiday and vacation day breakfast trays.

Traderspoint Creamery
(tpforganics.com)

 Whole Foods Market

Crawfish Shack

Soft Shell Crab Po’boy

From the bread to the crispy crab to the nicely spiced drizzle of sauce on top, this was incredibly good.  We’re already craving another one.

Fried Shrimp

Better on previous visits, but, these were still quite nice.  We appreciate the light handed touch used to apply the breading.

Corn, Potato Salad, & Hush Puppies On The Side

Crawfish Shack Seafood
4337 Buford Highway
Suite 170
Atlanta, GA  30341
404 329 1610

The Local 7

Pork “Wings”
With Carolina Sauce & Onion Rings

The Onion Rings

Served piping hot and super crisp, we loved these.  Golden brown, crispy flavorful batter on the outside with tender onion on the inside, these are everything you want an onion ring to be.  We wanted to finish every last one of them.  But, we just couldn’t do it.  Between the two of us, we barely finished half of this very generous serving.

We couldn’t finish two.  Four?  You’d have to be REALLY hungry.

Fried Artichoke Hearts

One of our all time favorite nibbles, we’re still loving these.

Georgia Sweet Tea

Iced Tea, Whiskey, Agave, Lemon Juice & Plenty of Lemon Slices

The Little John Burger

Look, something green found its way onto his plate.  Mhmm, nice try.

Fall off the bone tender, but, we’d go for less sauce next time.

The Local 7
2316 Main Street
Tucker, GA  30084
770 674 1782