dining out

Tasty China (again)

April 22, 2014

The New York Times wrote an article about Peter Chang, thus ending the editorial circle jerk surrounding the [nomadic|peripatetic|insert thesaurus driven descriptor here] Sichuan chef. Though Virginia appears to be where he’s settled in for the long haul, Mr. Chang left an indelible chile oil stain on Atlanta, and his Sichuan peppercorns live on in our […]

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Antico Calzone

April 20, 2014

I’ve said it many times, but I think Antico pizza is overhyped and inconsistent, and it’s not on my regular pizza rotation. I don’t want to wait in line and deal with the chaos to get a sloppy made $20 pizza with 80% margins that could be super doughy. However, they do use quality ingredients […]

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Taqueria La Oaxaquena | El Norteno

April 9, 2014

Taqueria La Oaxaquena in Jonesboro. Worth the drive. I want to go back with a few people and try a bunch of things, including another tlayuda, for which they are known. Yes, it’s even better than a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. And the white corn tortillas used for the tacos are some of the smoothest, best […]

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General Muir Fried Chicken

April 6, 2014

Before I finally tasted the fried chicken at The General Muir, I sampled it at home. You see, Todd Ginsberg’s Friday-night-only special was featured in Garden & Gun, and I was intrigued by the process they had conceived. The article, penned by Atlanta’s Kim Severson, may be a bit hyperbolic when claiming that this recipe […]

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Don Antonio by Starita

March 17, 2014

It would be fair to call me more than a little skeptical when I heard of the opening of Don Antonio by Starita in the former STG space in Buckhead. It’s not that the original Don Antonio in New York didn’t have pedigree – it does, and I was quite familiar with them as they […]

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Cooking, Here and There

March 6, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some recent cooking endeavors, so let’s do that. My brother and I cooked some of this post together, as we tend to do, with these first dishes being from the Japanese Soul Cooking cookbook. I bought it for him for Christmas so I could read it and we […]

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Meatstick

March 5, 2014

Finally, I tried the Meatstick, the formerly off-menu burger at One Eared Stag. It’s a top selection on their brunch menu, based on my dining room observations. I’ll save you the suspense, to me it’s a top burger in Atlanta. I think I like it more than Bocado and The General Muir. Muss & Turner’s, […]

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BoccaLupo – Visit #3 out of many to come

March 2, 2014

BoccaLupo is one of the best new spots in Atlanta, and I couldn’t have been happier to have a recent date night there with my pasta loving wife. I dig the menu offerings. It’s basically a handful of stellar appetizers, and a bunch of pasta. I mean a lot of pasta. So many Italian restaurants have […]

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