King Of Pops

King of Pops
(Coconut, Banana, & Orange)

This wasn’t a favorite flavor.  And, it was a bit too icy.

We’ll stick to getting our pops at The Window or King of Pops cart spots.

Better luck next time… for us.

King of Pops

Nam Phuong — Shaking Beef

Shaking Beef

On a bed of pea sprouts, this was delicious.

…again

Eggplant & Chicken In Black Bean Sauce

Both eggplant and chicken are lovely and tender.

As usual, we started with a green papaya salad.

Don’t worry.  There are plenty of shrimp hidden in there.

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

Co’m Vietnamese Grill

House Salad With Grilled Shrimp

Plenty of chopped cilantro, deep fried shallots, and roasted peanuts make this a great dish… again.

Shaking Beef

Fusion Pad Thai with Lamb & Shrimp

All good, again.

Iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk, times two.  It’s dessert coffee.  And, we love it.

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

Banner Butter — Small Batch Cultured Butter

Banner Butter
(Sea Salt)

Banner Butter
(Unsalted)

Great butter on homemade bread makes the world a brighter place to be.

Find Banner Butter available at one of these locations:

Star Provisions

H&F Bread Co.

The Fresh Market

Whole Foods (Ponce, Briarcliff, Sandy Springs)

Alon’s Bakery (Virginia-Highlands)

Oak Grove Market

La Calavera Bakery

Banner Butter
3731 Northcrest Road
Suite 3
Atlanta, GA  30340
404 500 6738

Sweet Grass Dairy

Sweet Grass Dairy
Green Hill
Soft-Ripened Cow Cheese

…And, The Thomasville Tomme
(Aged 60 days)

Both were lovely.  But, if needed, we’ll go out of our way to find the Green Hill.

Divine… cheese love… period.

Can you say grilled cheese built on thick slices of a rustic country loaf with cultured butter and Green Hill?

We know you can.

We found both of these at the Sandy Springs Whole Foods.

Sweet Grass Dairy

The Dairy
19635 US Highway 19 North
Thomasville, GA  31792
229 227 0752

The Cheese Shop
123 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA  31792
229 228 6704

D’Cuban Cafe

D’Cuban Cafe

Cuban Sampler

Emapnada, croquettes, tostones, papa rellena,
and yuca frita

It’s all good.

Huge chunks of tender, shredded chicken fill the empanada.

This huge platter could have been a meal for two.

Lechon Asado

Onions were browned beautifully before adding the tender shredded pork that was full of all the flavor you would expect in a beautifully cooked pork roast.

Griddle Toasted Buttered Bread

Ropa Vieja

This was an incredible brunch-time feast.

We were clearly done eating for the day after all of this.

D’Cuban Cafe
6200 Buford Highway
Suite L
Norcross, GA  30071
770 447 0877

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts Cookies
Thin Mints & Samoas

Have you bought your Girl Scouts cookies yet?  You still have a few days left.

…if you can find them, that is

But, guess what?  There’s an app for that.

Girl Scouts Cookie Booth Finder

Do you have to buy at least one box a year?  We do.  It’s tradition.

Meet This Year’s Lineup Of Girl Scouts Cookies:

Meet The Cookies

What’s your favorite?

Harvest Snaps — Snap Pea Crisps

Lightly Salted

These are keeping it weird.  That’s for sure.

Weird and greasy…

Wasabi Ranch

The wasabi is quite mild.  Yet, it still manages to dominate these crisps.

And, for our taste, both of these were very salty.  Too salty.

…Yes, even the lightly salted variety

Wicked Weed Brewing — La Bonte

Wicked Weed Brewing
La Bonte
Tart Farmhouse Ale With Figs

Tart… That’s an understatement.

Tart & funky, yes, quite.  But, for us, it’s not in a good way this time.

This wasn’t a favorite.

Wicked Weed Brewing

Orpheus Brewing — Atalanta

Atalanta
Tart Plum Saison

Orpheus Brewing

Rule #1:  Do not drink this out of the can!!!

Rule #2:  See rule #1.

Once removed from said can, it’s a pleasure to drink.

We might overuse the word lovely and delightful.  We have no intention of stopping.  When deserved, we’ll be saying it again and again.  Actually, we’ll be saying it right now.  This one is refreshingly light, lush and lovely.  It’s an absolute delight to drink.

Gorgeous effervescent bubbles…  This is all things brightness and light.

We can’t remember the last time that we drank beer from a can.  (White Thai, Westbrook Brewing Co., here, probably)  Suffice it to say, we haven’t been drinking a lot of beer out of a can.  So, when we pulled the can off of our icy cold six pack, we opened it immediately…. forgetting that we had just seriously agitated the can.  It erupted in a fun, foamy, festive mess.  And, we loved it.

We weren’t sure what to expect from this saison in a can.  But, this was lovely, bright, clean, and tart.  For us, the best sips were the first icy cold sips.  But, as the temperature rises, there is an awakening in complexity.  The fruity rich depth of plum fills our nose and taste buds.  There is a pleasantly yeasty quality.  But, the sour yeast-y notes are so delicate and pleasant it feels wrong to describe them in that way.  It’s more of a refreshing, day light bright, fresh, fruit-y, crisp, over ripe citrus-y, yeast-y balancing out in the background.  The word elegant springs to mind.

If a bright, funky fresh saison and cava had a baby, it would be this.

We want more…. BEER FROM A CAN!  Hell, yeah!

Love, love, LOVE IT!

Orpheus Brewing