Southern Manhattan Martini
Blue Crab Churros
We could have wrapped these up with the tortillas, guac (oh wait, that was avocado & jalapeño mayonnaise), slaw and cilantro. But, why?
These were hush puppy fingers jazzed up with blue crab. We enjoyed them as is.
Chicken Fried Poached Eggs
In a word, these were lovely.
The truffle gravy and mix of mushrooms? Intoxicatingly good.
(The intense, woodsy flavor of that little one (cinnamon cap?) was enough to inspire an across town search for them.)
A variety of type and grind to the grits added a supremely creamy background for those gorgeously seared scallops and shrimp.
Hot milk Cake with Salted Caramel Sauce
Milk Chocolate Rum Raisin Ice Cream
Delicious from start to finish, brunch deserves to be treated this well at every restaurant.
Watershed On Peachtree
1820 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
404 809 3561
Tipsy Pig Ribs
Perfect Picnic Food
Tender, smoky ribs touched with a sweet & spicy glaze, they were incredible… AGAIN! Every time we forget just how good these ribs are. And, every time we are blown away by the perfect harmony of smoke, rich pork, and appropriate use of glaze that only adds to the delicious barbecue, never hiding it or overpowering it.
Don’t Forget The Spicy BBQ Sauce
Take a mound of pulled pork and drown it in Brunswick stew, that’s Tipsy Pig’s version of Brunswick stew. The macaroni and cheese was very rich and cheese-y, too.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Even after a detour and a walk through the park, our sandwich was still showcasing warm, tender, and smoky meat. Add a little of their spicy barbecue sauce and you have one fabulous pulled pork sandwich.
We really love this place.
There’s another sign and a smoker at the intersection to help you find this little gem tucked inside of a Shell gas station.
(Ribs on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday ONLY!)
There are two or three tables at Tipsy Pig. But, we like to take our feast to Ronald Reagan Park.
(2777 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA)
It’s just a quiet little park with a couple paved, winding paths.
A Little Pond
…And, A Couple Dog Parks
Tipsy Pig BBQ
3020 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lilburn, GA 30047
770 885 5313
Roasted Coconut Kaffir & Pistachio Honey Ricotta
Aztec Chocolate & Caramel
We couldn’t decide on one flavor. So, we went home with three. All three were uniquely delicious in their own individual ways. Richly layered with serious flavor, they demand (and deserve) your full attention.
The roasted coconut kaffir was littered with TONS of chunky pieces of roasted coconut. If you love coconut, you’ll love this one.
Aztec Chocolate will remind you of the best frozen hot chocolate with a gentle kick that you’ve ever tasted. Rich chocolate and just the right touch of spice, the flavor is divine. The texture reminded us more of a sorbet than a gelato. So, that was a little bit of a negative for us. But, it’s the deep dark chocolate flavor touched with a whisper of heat that makes your throat tingle that will keep us coming back for more.
The sweetest and the creamiest of the bunch was the Pistachio Honey Ricotta. This flavor hints and teases you with memories of a cannoli. But, it’s something much more lovely. It’s lighter and more delicate. The flavors touch you gently with a background of honey that adds incredible depth to the nutty pistachio and the creamy ricotta. This one is something really special.
High Road Ice Cream
(We found ours in the ice cream section at Whole Foods on Briarcliff.)
Gwinnett County Fair 2013
Deep Fried Everything
Deep Fried Oreos, Deep Fried Twinkies…
Deep Fried Snickers
And, Deep Fried Pecan Pie, Too
Now, this was ridiculously delicious.
(Even if it was a packaged slice of mass manufactured pie, we’d eat this again in a heartbeat. Guilty pleasure, hell yeah. Do we feel guilty? No! Not even for a second.)
Smoothies & Fresh Lemonade, Too
There’s a ride for everyone.
Young and Old…
This was a great way to spend a lazy day.
Gwinnett County Fair
With Cayenne Candied Bacon
If we make a return visit, this is what we’ll be eating. The bacon was incredibly good. Equal parts crispy, smoky, sweet and a little bit spicy, it made the salad. And, it’s a HUGE one, too. The four wedges of crispy, herb dusted baked pizza dough (roughly the 10″ pizza size?) add to the hearty feel of this salad.
Topping heavy (and heavily dusted with a dried spice blend) with a crisp cracker-y crust…
It was very interesting and unique.
All the pizzas are topping heavy with a bit of a dated vibe. Since we’re not crazy about the dough, that’s probably a good thing even with the dated feel that seems to surround them. If we’re in the area and in need of a quick weekday lunch, we’d visit again. And, we’d order the cobb salad.
Lots Of Tables, Hightop Tables And A Bar, Too
Blue Moon Pizza
5610 Glenridge Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
404 236 7200
Brain Masala & Buttered Naan
In a word, it was divine.
Spicy Fried Fish
On the menu, it’s simply called Fish Fry.
Wow… Just WOW!
This is another must eat… very soon.
Rolled in thin, flaky sheets of pastry, these were gorgeously spiced and delicious. Next time, we’ll be trying the chicken samosas.
5265 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30093
770 446 6941
Lightly breaded with a crisp, flaky batter, these sweet and spicy pickles were a great way to start our meal.
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Brown Ale
(And, a nice glass of Sangiovese)
1910 Burger With Pimento Cheese & Fries
Both very nicely done, but, we seriously demolished the fries. They were super crisp, piping hot and full of flavor. And, we loved the delicate use of coarse salt flakes.
Grilled Chicken Po-Boy With Bacon Jam
This was a tasty little sandwich. There was a nice spice to the grilled chicken. And, the bacon jam added a touch of sweet, smoky complexity. The only itty bitty low note was the rather ordinary bun.
Sandwiches & Salads
Some little things might still be a work in progress. But, this place is charming.
Lovely outdoor seating…
…on the little Main Street in Lilburn’s Old Town.
It’s really too adorable for words.
1910 Public House
107 Main Street
Lilburn, GA 30047
770 564 6911
Onion & Herb Pakora
5 pieces for $2.49
They’re crispy, more veggies than batter and still hot, too?
We LOVE these! They’re too good.
Four very large samosas for the same price, one of each could easily be a vegetarian meal.
The curried potato filling is mild, but quite nice. Dotted with cilantro (and lentils?, maybe) and stuffed into a rich, flaky dough, we’d love to eat these any day for lunch.
We really love this Indo-Pak grocery store. It’s a real gem of a store. Between the ready to eat counter and the gorgeously green pistachios, we’re happy. And, that’s before we even get to the fresh coconuts, fresh and dry herbs, rice, beans and plenty more.
751 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033
404 299 0842
Pumpkin Squash Blossoms
Some were gorgeous.
Others were not quite as nice. This might not be our favorite market. But, it has some interesting finds if you’re willing to take some time to sort the good from the bad. And,if you’re looking to cook up an economical meal. This is the place. The prices are quite low.
3 for $1.00
(And, it was packaged ready to go.)
As you can imagine, for that price our expectations were extremely low. Since it was already shucked, we just gave it a thorough wash. Then, we charred it up on the grill. The result was some shockingly sweet corn.
It’s what’s for dinner!
We added a salad of baby greens, cilantro, radishes, tomatoes, crumbled queso fresco, a sprinkle of chili powder, a splash of olive oil and a drizzle of lime. It was a fast and delicious weekday meal for less than $10. Leftover corn was cut off the cob and topped another big bowl of salad the next day.
Fiesta Farmers Market
4166 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
404 633 3066
Brash — The Bollocks
Port Brewing Co.’s Hop-15
The Bollocks Up Front, Hop-15 In Back
Both so interesting… so very different… and so divine.
This imperial IPA is intensely bitter in a very interesting, complex way.
It’s a bit hazy and heavy, yet richly creamy and smooth.
This beer is over the top. It would easily overpower any food. Except…
We might like to try it with a fresh out of the oven pretzel.
By comparison, The Bollocks has a brighter, fresher, tartness and effervescent feel to it. There’s a gorgeous citrusy bite with a pleasant touch of dark caramel. This one might lack the complexity of the other. But, it’s nicely balanced, easy, fun, approachable and very VERY drinkable.
We’ll be buying more of The Bollocks to try on its own.
Port Brewing Co.
Smoke Rise Bottle Shoppe
1559 Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
770 469 1622