Haru Ichiban



Ikura & Unagi

Dynamite Oysters

Rainbow Roll


Chef Special Rolls

Haru Ichiban
3646 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30096
770 622 4060

Kimchi Chips — Food Should Taste Good

Food Should Taste Good
Kimchi Tortilla Chips

At first bite, we weren’t sure about these.  There’s a very powerful hit of dried (concentrated) cabbage.  But, then, you take another bite.  And, all of the other flavors start to appear.  There’s a healthy kick of cayenne that is instantly mellowed by sweet paprika and a touch of red bell pepper.  These flavors mingle with the garlic nicely.  By the second chip, it’s all about the deep dark richness of toasty black sesame seeds.  That’s when we started to love these chips.  After a few chips, it’s all sweet heat and roasted sesame.  That’s when we knew it.  We found a new snack to love.

That means they’ll probably be discontinued next week.

12 Chips For 140 Calories

That’s not bad.  That could be a big snack or a small meal for us.

Food Should Taste Good


VN Tofu

Fast Food Meal For Two
(Just over $10… with leftovers)

VN Tofu
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross,  GA 30093
678 691 0628

Red Hot Mojo

Late July Red Hot Mojo Chips

Good jalapeño flavor and a great crunch, these need no extra garnish or dip to spice them up.  They’re a bit on the thick side.  But, that just means they could be a chip or a cracker.  We both really love these.

Late July

Sprouts Farmers Market

Greene’s Fine Foods & Growlers

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup & Dark Chocolate
Covered Nutter Butter

That peanut butter cup, it was too good.  Another favorite?  The chocolate lover’s mixed nuts.  Equal parts of assorted nuts covered in a very thick layer of dark chocolate and roasted nuts, all of the nuts were delicious.  But, the pecans were especially fresh, sweet and tender.  Loved it!

Growler’s, Too

On this day, we were in a chocolate state of mind.  But, next time, we’ll be exploring Greene’s growler options.

Check them out here.

Greene’s Fine Foods
141 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
404 378 2001

Emma Doodles Dog Treats

Emma Doodles All Natural Dog Treats

If you’re looking for a treat for your furry, four-legged companion, these will be gobbled up posthaste.  You can find them all around town.  Or, for specific locations, check out their website.

Emma Doodles

We found these adorably packaged dog biscuits at Greene’s.


Decatur Temptress Braggot, River Sunset Amber, Azaccattack! Rye
Session IPA, Resolution IPA, & Criminal Sin IPA

Original Ales 6/1/2014

Spent Grain Seeded Loaf & Sorghum Butter

Crispy Skin Carolina Trout With Beurre Blanc On Farrro

Paired with Twain’s Tonic Ale, it was perfectly lovely and delicious.

Springer Mountain Fried Chicken Breast & Herb Waffle With Bourbon Bacon Jam

It’s quite deceptive.  That was one really big deep-fried chicken breast.  But, size doesn’t matter.  What does?  It was cooked beautifully.  Deep golden brown on the outside with a tender, juicy interior, we loved it. And, it was crispy to the last bite.

Greedy Fingers

Twain’s Tonic Ale

It sure made our day brighter.

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards
211 East Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
404 373 0063

Nam Phuong

Cánh Gà Chiên Nước Mắm
Chicken Wings Glazed With Fish Sauce

Crispy golden with a a great crunch and an incredible depth of flavor, these were even better than our memory of them.  The sauce barely coated each crispy chicken piece allowing both sauce and chicken to shine.

Cá Kho Tộ
Catfish In Clay Pot

Perfectly tender and amazingly buttery, each thick piece of catfish was a revelation.  Without a doubt, this was one of the best catfish dishes we’ve ever had the good fortune to eat.

Thịt Bò Lúc Lắc
Shaking Beef

Beautifully browned on the outside, each chunk of beef was pink at its center.  Pea sprouts and cilantro added a lovely and fresh touch of green to the rich beef.  This was another great dish.

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

Moonies Texas Barbecue

Moonies Texas Ribs

Tender, smoky, and generously dusted with coarsely ground black pepper… these were absolutely divine.


They’re worth each and every second of that long drive to Flowery Branch.  Just be sure they’re open first.  When the meat is gone, so are they!

Moonies Texas BBQ Hours:

Tue-Sun:  11:00am-8:00pm… Or, until the meat runs out.

Moonies Texas Barbecue
5545 Atlanta Highway
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
678 828 8366

The Rusty Nail

Pulled Chicken Salad

Smoky chicken tops this salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, and bacon.  Nothing fancy, Rusty Nail fits the bill when you’re in need of a quick and easy place to stop for a hearty lunch.

Cajun Chicken Salad

Same salad, this time it’s topped with a tender chicken breast dusted with a gentle touch of spice.  All of the dressings are packaged.  Except for the Rusty Nail house dressing.  It’s a retro Catalina-esque type of dressing that’s dotted with bleu cheese.

The Rusty Nail
2900 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 634 6306