Hoagie version

Schnitzel? Seven Hens

Seven Hens is spreading chicken schnitzel all over the metro with their second location in Sandy Springs (other location is in Decatur) and it’s apparent that more locations are on the horizon. What is schnitzel you ask? It’s basically chicken breast (or any meat product) that’s been pounded to death (in a good way), breaded,…

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Fred’s Meat & Bread!!!

Plenty has already been written about Fred’s Meat & Bread, which opened with a bang and to long lines just a short time ago. I will keep this brief, but the porchetta sandwich was amazing; crispy ciabatta, aioli, and juicy pork… Anyplace with a lunch counter already tugs at my chilhood heartstrings (Woolworths!), but add…

Selection of steamed buns and soup dumplings

Cantonese BBQ & Dim Sum Together!

The Great Wall Grocery off Pleasant Hill is one of the most diverse and voluminous food markets I have ever been to, and the depth of product us astounding. The fish section alone spans near half a football field and offers up over 20+ varieties of live fish and shellfish…they even have 5+ types of…

This Hot Mess also left a mess on my shirt...

Cheap Eats- Fusion Tacos & Chicken Sausage

For the past few days I’ve been on a cheap eats binge, and of the places I visited, both Delia’s Chicken Sausage (west-side) and Big Joy Grill stood out as places I would return to. Most are aware of Delia’s Chicken sausage dominance, but now many more can enjoy it with their new-ish, more convenient…

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Lusca – The Big Sister

Nhan Le and Angus Brown have officially stepped into the mainstream with the opening of Lusca in Buckhead; no more waiting until 10:30 at night, and venturing to East Atlanta, to sample their creative and delicious offerings. For fan’s of their aforementioned Octopus bar, this provides a more approachable, albeit pricier, alternative. Their menu features…

Hamachi Crudo

The Pig & The Pearl – Smoke & Finesse

I will admit that I was skeptical about a raw bar/BBQ concept having success, as these two specialties require different skill sets and at first glance don’t seem to compliment each other. I will also admit that I was completely wrong and that The Pig & The Pearl appear to have gotten it right. They…

Assorted tacos

Bar Taco – Yankee Tacos on the Westside

The Bar Taco craze moved south a few months back and set up shop near Bocado on the west side of town. Mainly located in the Connecticut area, Bartaco is selling more of a lifestyle than just a style of food; think toes in the sand,  a drink in your hand and waves lapping at your feet.…

Braised lamb and blackened shrimp tacos

Red Pepper Taqueria – Tasty Tacos

The proliferation of taco joints in Atlanta over the past few years has been largely disappointing and devoid of much creativity or originality. Since branching out to Buckhead in the old La Forchette location, Red Pepper has received several accolades and recommendations from the media and my followers alike. Being the skeptic I am, I decided…

Fritters

Negril Village – Confusion Abounds

Atlanta has some really good Caribbean spots (see Tasa Roti Shop), but Negril Village is not one of them. To be fair, the food was pretty good; nice spice on the jerk chicken and pretty solid conch fritters, but at price points approaching the obscene I have to balk. $12 for 1/4 a chicken and…

Margherita

Varuni Napoli – Antico Part Duex?

Varuni Napoli opened a few short months back in the Morningside/Lenox Park area of midtown and appropriately draws considerable comparisons to Antico; this of course is completely logical since Varuni himself used to be Antico’s pizzaiolo. At first smell and taste one need just close their eyes to be confused…the only thing missing would be…