Huy’s Sandwiches

Huy’s Bahn Mi With Grilled Pork

Bahn Mi Combination With Pâté

Steamed Bun With Pork & Sausage

Yeo’s Chrysanthemum Tea

Fast & Delicious…

We were in and out in 5 minutes flat.  Now, that’s time very well spent.

And, here are a few more pictures from another visit:  click here

Huy’s Sandwiches
6100 Live Oak Parkway
Norcross, GA  30093
770 666  6762

Hours:

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun — 8am to 8pm

Closed on Tuesdays

Bard’s Bash

Bard’s Bash 2012: A Wilde Night
“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” – Oscar Wilde

 FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012

 GOODSON YARD AT THE GOAT FARM 

1200 FOSTER ST. ATLANTA, GA 30318

Cocktails: 6:30
Dinner: 8 o’clock 

WILDE AFTER PARTY: 10 o’clock

OFFICIAL STYLE HOSTS:

ANN & SID MASHBURN

ATTIRE:

DRESS THEATRICALLY.
In other words, “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

DINNER:

Curated by Dinner Party Atlanta and Atlanta’s hottest chefs including Shane Devereux (The Lawrence and Top Flr), Nick Melvin (formerly of Rosebud), Craig Richards (Ecco), Joey Zelinka (The Sound Table), Pastry Chef Jonathan St. Hilaire, and Beverage Director Eric Simpkins (The Lawrence andGentlemen of Spirit).

MUSIC:
BLAIR CRIMMINS & THE HOOKERS
DJ MIKE ZARIN


Don your fanciest bends and bustles and get ready to celebrate “A Wilde Night.”  In the kind of shabby decadence that would make the great Oscar Wilde proud, there will be flowing drinks, an indulgent feast, and all the fun you can-can stand.

EXPECT:
Dames Aflame, The Imperial OPA Circus, live and silent auctions, and a Wilde After Party co-sponsored by Scoutmob that will leave tongues wagging for weeks.

Tables are available at many levels, and individual tickets are $250 each (which includes entry to the WILDE AFTER PARTY).

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Tempo Doeloe

Sego Kuning Tem-Doel

Fried Tofu & Boiled Egg In Sambal with Coconut Rice & Potatoes

In To-Go Box Before “Plating”

(Deep Fried Chicken Thigh and Potato Cake, too)

Green Curry With Tendon

Nasi Salero Kito

Richly Spiced Chicken With Beef Rendang

(After one bite we were fighting over this dish, it was shockingly good and the clear favorite.)

Fried Wontons & Fish Cake Cubes

With Cold Peanut Sauce

Tempo Doeloe
Suite 110
5090 Buford Highway
Doraville, GA 30340
770 455 4077

Hours:

 Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun — 11am to 10pm

Closed on Thursday

Jim N Nick’s BBQ

Old-Fashioned Soda Shop Crushed Ice

Honestly, it was one of our favorite parts of the meal.

Mini Muffins

Light & Fluffy Baby Muffins

…2nd favorite

 And, then, it all goes downhill.

Pulled Pork

Collard Greens & Baked Apples

Spicy Smoked Sausage

Chicken, Collards, & Succotash

The succotash was tasty.  And, the collards were nice.  The greens maintained their firm texture and chunks of meat were littered among them.  But, the chicken was dry on the inside and soggy on the outside.   In other words, the texture that meat takes on after it’s been sitting in a warming tray for hours.  It wasn’t pretty… or tasty.

We did like the Habanero BBQ Sauce.  It’s moderately spicy, but, quite good.

Jim N Nicks
1103 Old Peachtree Road NW
Suwanee, GA 30043
770 255 1717

Saigon Cafe

Hu Tieu Saigon

If you have a cold, this really hits the spot.

The saltiness might be a bit much at other times.  But, that’s exactly what we crave when we’re a bit under the weather.

Green Curry

We’ll need to try this again.  Next time, without muted taste buds.

And, sweet, sugary banana bubble tea for a burst of energy.

Saigon Cafe
2092 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404 728 8882

Kombucha (Synergy Enlightened Trilogy)

GT’s Kombucha Synergy Trilogy

95 % Kombucha + 5 % fruit juice

This version of kombucha was much more enjoyable than the last one we tried.  We still notice the yeasty vinegary in-your-face and up your nose zing.  But, raspberry and lemon juice make this much more drinkable.  The fruity flavor adds a pleasant lightness to that zing.  The lemon clearly dominates while the raspberry takes on a fruity background note.

We’d definitely opt for this flavor over the zombie apocolypse multi-green sewer water flavor.

GT’s Kombucha Synergy Trilogy

Buford Highway Farmers Market

Bibimbap Burger @ Milano Bakery & Cafe

Milano Bakery & Cafe’s Bibimbap Burger

Toasted bun, fried egg, pickled vegetables, big beef patty and tangy hot sauce all work together to make this burger something better than all of those individual parts.

Bulgogi Burger

This burger is a bit more simple and one note.  The sweet and savory flavors you expect are present.  But, we both think this might be better without the cheese.  It’s a bit of a distraction.

Dry Blood Orange Soda

Hmm, unsettling mental imagery seems to spring to mind.

Tasty soda, regardless.

Gus Extra Dry Ginger Ale

Delicately sweetened with a nice burst of fresh ginger, we both loved this soda.

Bibimbob?

…or

Bibimbap?

If you’re in the area, you might wanna call it lunch.

Milano Bakery and Cafe
5268 Buford Highway
#C
Doraville, GA  30340
770 452 8880

Taqueria San Pancho

Tacos al Pastor
(You may order a platter with foil wrapped tortillas or tacos a la carte.)

Richly spiced, but not spicy… this was the clear highlight of our visit.  Sadly, the tortillas that accompanied this platter were quite stale.  We do know how easy it is for this to happen.  Tortillas tend to dry out quickly when exposed to the air.  Not a big deal, but, it was a disappointment.

Torta al Pastor

This was fine.  But, the bread was extremely light, airy, and much too fluffy for our taste.  By the time we’d each taken a bite of our respective half, the sandwich had deflated into a soggy mess.  The taste of the bread had an unpleasant doughy flavor.  It was the same overpowering doughiness that you find in most simple mass-produced breads.

Dark Golden, Thick & Crispy Chips

These had a very hard, brittle crunch to them.  But, the extended time in the deep fryer gave them a deep, rich toasted corn flavor.

Pico de Gallo

Possibly bad timing on our part, but, this pico de gallo was the only item on the Salsa “Bar”.

So, we ordered guacamole and chips.  This came with a small container of mildly spiced tomatillo salsa.  The guacamole was utterly forgettable.  Actually, that’s a bit generous.  It was one of the worst we’ve ever tasted.  It was watery and completely lacked seasoning.  We doubt that even a speck of salt was added.

Taqueria San Pancho is a tiny postage stamp of a restaurant with about a dozen small and medium-sized tables.  The staff is helpful and friendly.  And, if we’re in the area again, we’d give them another chance.

Taqueria San Pancho
4880 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084
770 493 9845

Toscano & Sons

Crema di Marroni, Chocolate Fig Jam, & Roasted Fava Beans

Roasted fava beans, you could say they’re a slightly nuttier, tastier big brother to the soy nut.  These were roasted nicely and seasoned appropriately with salt.  We’d definitely buy them again.

The fate of these two jars of chestnut cream and chocolate fig jam is sealed.

A tasty Saturday brunch is in our not too distant future.

Toscano and Sons
Suite 106
1000 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
404 815 8383

Big Tex Cantina

Carnitas

“I could eat this every day of my life.”

That’s a direct quote.

Carnitas, Beef Brisket Chili & Roasted Corn

It’s all good.

(Or, more accurately, it’s dangerously too good and far too close to home.)

Fried Chicken, Collard Greens & More Roasted Cream Corn

That was one of the biggest chicken breasts we’ve ever seen in a restaurant.  And, it was everything we could want it to be.  Crisp, delicate flakes encased that lusciously tender meat that was so full of flavor.  It sure wasn’t trying to be the flashiest, fanciest or trendiest fried chicken in town.

It’s much better than that.  It is what it is.  Good old-fashioned Southern fried chicken.

Period.

Ace “Perry” Cider

The scent of sweet pear with the first sip was something to remember.

Tequila!

Big Tex Cantina
308 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404 377 3939