Chat Patti

Patra Plate

Coated in a chickpea batter, patra leaves are rolled, steamed and sliced.   Then, they’re topped with cilantro and shredded coconut.  Served with a green chutney, this could easily become a new favorite dish of ours.

Samosa Chat

Chat Patti  has been making our favorite samosa chat for too many years to count.  And, it’s still the best.  A crispy samosa is topped with chickpea curry (chole), cilantro chutney, chili sauce, yogurt and blend of spices. It’s meant to be a snack.  But, it’s hearty enough to be a meal.

Chat Patti
1594 F Woodcliff Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 633 5595

Hours:

Tuesday-Friday — 11:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday — noon to 9:00pm

Williamson Bros. BBQ

Williamson Bros. BBQ’d Chicken

Ribs

Taken To-Go, this definitely beats fast food by a mile.  But, it’s still not a favorite of ours.  Too much sauce always seems to be paired with slightly dry and over-cooked ribs.

Williamson Brothers
1425 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
770 971 3201

Curly’s Fried Chicken

Curly’s Fried Chicken — Breast & Hot Sauce

Wing & Slaw

Both pieces of chicken were breaded with a light hand.  This lends a more delicate exterior with a crispy, crumbly & flaky crust.

White Fish Sandwich

Really good.

Fried Shrimp

Crispy & tender, but quite salty.

With Small Side of Fried Okra

Fried okra, what’s not to love?

And a Large Order of Mac & Cheese

Tasty, but, it was a bit ordinary.  We barely remembered it afterward.

We enjoyed our meal.  However, the salt content in the breading varied significantly.  With the chicken perfectly salted and the shrimp rather significantly over-salted, we’d have to say that was a bit of a negative.  Hopefully, that was a fluke.

Curly’s Chicken, Fish & Shrimp

Order & Pickup Windows

Limited Parking In A Single Row Up Front, But More In Rear

Curly’s Fried Chicken
1021 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
404 872 7888

H&F Bread Co.

H&F Blueberry Muffin

One bite in…

“I’m not sharing this.  Go away!”

Almond Croissants

Perfection… again.

Cheddar & Bacon Croissant

Breakfast, lunch, or snack, we’ll happily make a meal out of this flaky, buttery decadence any day of the week.

It’s all oh so good.

H&F Bread Co.
1411 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30318
404 350 8877

Hours:  9am-4pm — everyday

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West Egg Cafe

Irish Coffee?

Yes, please.

Salmon Cakes Benedict

Choices…

…Choices

This was a great choice.

Yes, this was a very good choice.  Gorgeous, bright orange and custardy egg yolks were perfectly cooked.  Tender salmon cakes, lemon hollandaise, and brightly acidic capers were the perfect companion to those rich, creamy yolks.

The heartier appetite went for the Westside Pileup.

The Westside Pileup

Pileup describes this mountain of food to a tee.  A base of potatoes generously dotted with diced red and green peppers were hidden under a couple eggs, plenty of bacon and a mess of shredded cheddar.  For some, this mountain of food could also be called The Day Killer.  You just have to fight that urge.

Fried Green Tomato BLT?  That guarantees a return visit.

West Egg Cafe
1100 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
404 872 3973

Crunchie

Have you ever had a Crunchie bar?

It would be an insult to call the flavor a bit like a “Whopper”.  It’s kinda sorta close… just imagine the Crunchie so much better in every way.  You know what happens when you bite into a Whopper?  The waxy chocolate is followed by rigidly hard malty filling that grates and scrapes at your teeth in the most unsettling fashion.  Forget that.  Seriously, try a Crunchie.  The cadbury chocolate of the Cruchie is smooth and creamy, the way the malty fluff shatters into a million delicate little crumbs in your mouth on the first bite, and the way it just dissolves away like a sweet dream on your tongue.  The Crunchie wins in every way.

Yes, it’s super sweet, but, it’s also oh-so-good.

Patel Brothers
1711 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30033
404 296 2696

Graft Restaurant

Graft:  Food, Wine, Community

One Picture Perfect Day

…for sipping cocktails in the shade

Sailor’s Shanty

White Wine Sangria

…and fried calamari with wasabi aioli

Tender calamari in a pleasantly crisp shell, the fresh cilantro added the right dose of freshness.

The Menu

Smoked Chicken with Melon Salad & Mac ‘N Cheese

Hidden under that beautifully smoked chicken thigh and leg was a very generous mound of pulled chicken breast.  We enjoyed both.   And, the melon salad with three types of melon was a perfect way to finish the meal.

The Graft Burger

With caramelized onions, shoe string onions, smoked mayo, and balsamic marinated bits, this burger had a nice blend of flavors to accentuate the rich beef.

You  can literally see the layers of flavor.

Another round of drinks to finish the meal.

And, a dessert…

…or two to end the meal.

We’ll back some time soon to try the wine and food pairings.

Graft Restaurant
516 Grayson Parkway
Grayson, GA 30017
770 338 9001

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Bone Lick BBQ

Tea & Coke

Pulled Pork, Sausage & Garlic Toast

So tender and smoky, this was a great first bite.

Pork, Chicken & Brisket

Yes, it all tastes just as good as it looks… maybe better.

The Brisket

Ditto.

Ribs & Sausage

The ribs had a lovely rub.  And, they were just as moist, tender and smoky as all the rest.  The one down side?  The sausage was a bit overcooked.  But, given the near perfection of everything else, this was an incredible first meal.

North Carolina, Pepper & Vinegar, South Carolina, & KC Style

All sauce types are represented here.  And, they’re all good.  Our favorites were the North Carolina and the Kansas City Style with the South Carolina a very close second.

We would have loved to make a meal out of that mac & cheese.  It was so rich and creamy.  The fresh jalapeño slices added a perfect bit of spicy freshness.

All gone.

Order at the Counter

And, don’t forget to graffiti the bathroom walls.

Follow The Neon Sign

Bone Lick BBQ
1133 Huff Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
404 343 6574

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The Spotted Trotter

Take:

Beef & Pork Hot Dogs

Grill:

Add:

Briefly Toast On The Grill:

Dinner Time

They’re a bit like a red hot… but, smokier and so much better.

Spotted Trotter Charcuterie

H&F Bread Co.

Peachtree Road Farmers Market

The Greater Good BBQ

1/2 Rack Ribs

Tender, moist, smoky, and nicely coated in a pleasantly mild spice rub, we both loved these.

Mac & Cheese with Bacon And Collards

1/2 Chicken with Collard Greens

Tender, Moist & Smoky On The Inside

We enjoyed the spice rub with its touch of sweetness.  It complemented rather than overpowered the tender, smoky meat.

The Hot BBQ Sauce Is The Way To Go

We both loved the Hot BBQ sauce with its little burst of hot sauce and a light touch of vinegar.

The Greater Good BBQ Menu

We’ll be back.

The Greater Good Barbecue
4431 Hugh Howell Road
Tucker, GA 30084
770 908 8164

Hours:

Monday-Thursday:  11am-9pm
Friday-Saturday:  11am-10pm
Sunday:  noon-9pm