Best BBQ

Best BBQ’s Crispy Roast Duck

Roasted peanuts and pickled greens accompanied each plate.

Every tender bite was paired with a bit of crispy, golden brown skin.

BBQ Pork

Both were delicious.


(Most of our favorites were available.)

These were made to order.

Gorgeously prepared and generously stuffed…

We enjoyed every bite.

The chili sauce was memorable, too.

This was a quiet moment after 2pm.  When we arrived (just after 1pm), the line was over 10 parties long and every table was jam-packed.

Best BBQ Chinese Restaurant is hiding in the back corner of the food court area.  Some offerings are pictured along the top of their space.  But, laminated menus and dim sum (in picture form) offerings are both available near the ordering area.  They’re on two separate laminated sheets.

Best BBQ
(Inside The Great Wall Supermarket)
2300 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA  30096
770 623 2638

Ballast Point — Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The Storm
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

This is smooth sailing, to be sure.

Smooth and delicately mild for the most part, this one was a real shocker.  We didn’t hate it at all.  We thought that we’d hate it.  We were quite sure that we would.  But, no, it’s too interesting to hate.  The coffee layers in there nicely with the rich cream ale.  And, the sweet scent of vanilla teeters on the edge of balance with the pleasantly bitter coffee.  The sweetness might fill your senses, but, it doesn’t overpower the taste of the ale.  This collaboration of flavors works so much better than it has a right to.  One bottle (or two) will find it’s way into a loaf of home made bread.  We’re sure of that.  Actually, we’d go so far as to say that making a loaf of bread with this ale will be a priority in the very near future.

Sadly, we can’t say that we love this one.  We do find it very interesting.  At the end of the day, all of those flavors are a bit busy after a few sips.  We’d have to say it’s a bit too busy for our taste.

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Coney Island Hard Root Beer

Hard Root Beer
Coney Island Brewing Co.

Do you have sweet memories of Coney Island?  Add this.

5.8% Alcohol

But,you’d never guess it.  It’s hard to taste anything except for the sweetness.  This is sugar coated, double-dipped candy sweet fun to drink.  Even the flavors that you know and love about root beer are hiding under that sticky sweetness.  We’ll save most of these for a late-night Halloween treat.  We’re both adults, obviously.

Now, it’s time for us to share a root beer float made with one of these sugar bombs.

Halloween Whopper – Burger King

The A.1. Halloween Whopper at Burger King

We confess.  We’re still children at heart.  So, we had to try a black bunned halloween whopper.  (Or, to be completely honest, we bought two.  We weren’t in the mood to share.  Though, in retrospect, we probably should have.  Whoppers are pretty big.  Unless you’re starving, they’re really too big.)

We’ll also admit to the fact that it was sort of twisted and fun eating a black whopper.  Mass produced junk food that’s this bad should have an ominous tone, right?  Ominous looking black bun?  Check.

So how was it?

Yep, it tastes like a whopper.  Supposedly, the black bun has the flavor of A1 steak sauce baked into it.  But, to our knowledge we’ve never purchased or tasted A.1. steak sauce before.  So, who knows?  There’s a definite flavor to that dark black bun.  It’s sort of barbecue-y with a touch of something grilled or charred.

(Note:  We’re pretty sure both of our halloween whoppers had only a very small amount of mayo on them.  And, this was probably a good thing.  We’re guessing we would’ve liked this whopper a lot less with both mayo AND A.1. steak sauce.  That would just be too much wet sauce for that bun.  Even with very little mayo on ours, it was quite soft and wet just a few bites into it.)

Better than a regular whopper?  Ok, sure.  We suppose so.  But, then again, isn’t pretty much everything better than a regular whopper?

Burger King

Cantaloupe Fruit Bar

Cantaloupe Ice Fruit Bar With Diced Cantaloupe
Fiesta Tapatia

We both loved this bar.

Creamy Coconut
La Tapatia

Rich & creamy, this was good, too.  But, we both wanted to maintain possession of the cantaloupe fruit bar.  The coconut was nice for a random bite in between bites of the cantaloupe.

Mercado Fresco
4166 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA  30345
404 633 3066

Co’m Vietnamese

Ripe and Green Mango Mingle In There

Signature Salad With Lamb

Green Mango, Green Papaya, Fuji Apple, Carrots,
Deep Fried Shallots, Roasted Peanuts, Cilantro,
& Lamb

Salad perfection, again.

Com Fresh Signature Salads

We love all of the options.

Pad Thai Fusion

With Salmon

Several thin slices of gorgeously tender salmon hide under the herbs and crushed, roasted peanuts

Brussel Sprout Genius

Tiny slivers of shredded brussel sprouts add a pleasantly mild bitterness.  We really love this dish.  We went back twice in one week for a second taste.  And, now, we’re craving a third.

Com Fusion Pad Thai With Six Protein Options

Shaking Beef

With Pea Sprouts, Onion Slivers, Green
& Red Bell Pepper

Com Shaking Wok Stir Fry Options

Co’m Vietnamese Grill Restaurant
4005 Buford Highway
Suite E
Atlanta, GA  30345
404 320 0405

Sul Lung Tang

Sul Lung Tang
(Or, Seolleongtang)

Long Simmered Beef & Bone Marrow Broth With Noodles
And Beef Brisket Slices

Copious quantities of tender beef hide under the surface.

Or, you could just call it #10

Jeyuk Bokkeum

Spicy Pork Bulgogi

If you even think about looking at the bowl of rice, you’ll never finish this in one meal.

#25 — Spicy Marinated Pork

H Mart Food Court
2550 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA  30096
770 232 9700
678 543 4000

Le Mekong

House Salad

We swear.  That’s what the menu says!  Le Mekong will charm you with equal parts of approachable and delicious.  This was another meal to remember.

Goi Dac Biet

By any name, we love it.  A light drizzle of Vietnamese style vinaigrette tops shredded green papaya, green apple, carrot, white shrimp, shredded herbs, deep fried onion and shallot slivers and crushed roasted peanuts.

Yet again, it’s quite good.

Betel Leaf Rolls
(Bo La Lot)

Vietnamese Crepe

Banh Xeo

We’re already craving a return visit for more of this.  And, we won’t mind the drive out there one little bit.

It’s hard to see under those crispy edges.  But, this was absolutely bursting with bean sprouts, onion slivers and shredded chicken.

Super crisp and delicious, the crepe was absolutely incredible.

A mountain of herbs…

…and an even bigger mountain of fresh frilly lettuce and Vietnamese dipping (fish) sauce.

Le Mekong Vietnamese Cuisine
10900 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 105
Johns Creek, GA  30097
770 622 5000

Cap’n Crunch Delights

Taco Bell’s Cap’n Crunch Delights

Cinnabon Delights

“Wow, these are REALLY greasy!”

So, the slogan on the bag says, “You Can Taste It!”

What exactly are we tasting?  The oil?  Lots and LOTS of oil… That’s what we’re tasting.  If these weren’t literally saturated and dripping oil, it’s possible that they might have been very slightly tasty (if you’re looking for a super sweet Cap’n Crunch Berries flavor).   But, they were so completely soaked with oil that they were inedible.

But, wait!  As if that’s not enough oil in one bite, each bite is also filled with greasy, sugary frosting!


To be fair, we cut into several of them.  Each one was equally saturated with oil.  There’s just no excuse for something this bad.  These “pastries” might just be the worst thing that we’ve ever tasted.  If they’re not the very worst, they’re certainly topping our list of “NEVER AGAIN!”

We also tried the loaded grillers.  There are three types:  Chipotle (mild), Habanero (hot), and Ghost Pepper (fiery).  Basically, they taste like everything that you’ve come to expect from the Taco Bell menu.  The ghost pepper is a little bit spicy.  But, it’s no where near the level of spicy heat that you’d expect from something with the name “ghost pepper” attached to it.

If we were hungry (no scratch that, if we’re ABSOLUTELY STARVING!) with fast food as our only available option, we might consider eating another griller.  And, in that very limited case scenario, we might choose to eat the Habanero Griller or the Ghost Pepper griller…. over the option of going hungry.

Taco Bell

Golden BBQ

Salt & Pepper Jumbo Shrimp

Light and crisp, these were divine.  The beautifully tender shrimp are allowed to shine brightly under their delicate shell.

Peking Pork Chops

Barely sweet and sour pork with onions touched delicately with a high heat char, this was equally delicious.

We both loved it.

Every bite of tender, saucy pork begged to be eaten.

When we mentioned how we both liked just the tiniest bit of sugar in our chrysanthemum tea, the lovely lady in charge lit up with happy understanding.  She rushed off to make us the perfect pot.  And, it was… the perfect pot of chrysanthemum tea.  Made with her love and care of the ingredient, it had to be.  We couldn’t thank her enough for her hospitality and one perfect pot of tea that we will never forget.

We will return each and every chance we get.  It would be an understatement to say we loved every bite.  We loved our food and we were charmed by the care of the staff.

Loved it all!

Golden BBQ Restaurant
4897 Buford Highway
Chamblee, GA  30340
470 299 8929