Category Archives: Lunch/Dinner

Comprehensive Review: City Cafe, Part 2

For this brief second installment of the comprehensive City Cafe review, I will cover some treats I picked up after a late breakfast at Highland Bakery. You can read the first review here. City Cafe is open every day except Sunday. They have separate hours for the bakery and the restaurant, so check their hours before visiting. It’s all one room as shown before, the difference being whether the kitchen is open or not.

On this day they serve lunch between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, and the bakery remains open until 4:00 pm. I arrived just thirty minutes before closing.

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Highland Bakery, Part 2

Back in June I highlighted some bakery treats from Highland Bakery in Atlanta.

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Highland Bakery

That was just a quick stop after lunch to sample a couple items. Today’s visit was to sit down and enjoy breakfast. It appears that since June, they have improved their rating on TripAdvisor from # 38 to # 28 of 3,353 Atlanta restaurants.

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Comprehensive Review: City Cafe, Part 1

Since moving to the Fayetteville, GA area, I’ve had a couple opportunities to sample some treats from City Cafe. This cafe features German cuisine, and also embodies a fantastic bakery case. This will be my first comprehensive review of a restaurant. The plan is to eventually try everything available from their menu and bakery case, along with providing as much information about the location, owners, food, and atmosphere that I can. This will be a several month venture, but an enjoyable one. In order to not overwhelm you, I will spread the many smaller articles out, and intermix them with other reviews.

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Grazing Here

You wouldn’t know it from my reviews, but my wife and I practice a healthier eating lifestyle, especially at home. One of our stronger beliefs is eating healthy and humanly raised meets, like grass-fed beef when possible. It’s pretty rare to find, especially when dining out, but we often frequented Yeah Burger in Atlanta because of their dedication to providing grass-fed burgers, and other great food options. They pride themselves on serving local, and mostly organic food choices. Pair their passion with some great-tasting beef, and they became one of our favorite stops in the city. That was until we discovered a more local burger establishment called Grazing Here.

Grazing Here started as a food truck that frequented the Peachtree City Farmer’s Market, serving their fresh, grass-fed beef burgers. Even though we went a few times to the market, we were always there too early in the morning to eat a burger. Once we found out that they had opened up a permanent store front in Peachtree City, we knew we had to try it. Now that we have made a move that puts us very close to their restaurant, we enjoy our short drive to great grass-fed beef burgers.

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Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris is a large, upscale chain of steakhouses with three locations in Atlanta. This weekend we visited the Centennial Park location, inside the Embassy Suites hotel. Valet parking is the norm in the city, and can be found at the front entrance of the hotel on Marietta Street. Parking is normally $14 for the first three hours, but with a validated ticket from the restaurant that number is cut in half. Continue reading Ruth’s Chris

The Real Chow Baby

This weekend I decided to go for a low cost, but filling lunch. My wife had once brought me to The Real Chow Baby, and I loved it. We decided to revisit the location we patronized last time, on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta. They also have a second location located on Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta. TripAdvisor rates our location at #244 of 1,446, and the other at #800. The concept is Mongolian Barbecue, or Asian stir-fry, where you create your own meal and they cook it. Continue reading The Real Chow Baby

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 7:00 p.m. B & D Burgers

While walking around Savannah, my wife was getting hungry (go figure, it wasn’t me this time) and we used the TripAdvisor app to find the closest restaurants to our location. We came up with #78 rated (they also have a #145 rated location on another street in Savannah) B & D Burgers. I didn’t think much of it when I came upon the building. It looked like any normal restaurant/bar. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 7:00 p.m. B & D Burgers

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 11:15 a.m. Zunzi’s

This morning started with breakfast at Henry’s, which was on the other side of the block from our hotel.

I didn’t bring my camera because after looking at their menu in our hotel room, there didn’t seem to be anything special worth photographing. It wasn’t until we got home that I regretted that decision. Not because the food was anything special, it wasn’t. I remembered my reasoning for these reviews, while they may be helpful to those of you reading, they’re really meant for me. They’re a way for me to keep a record of places I’ve been and foods I’ve eaten. This is useful for entertainment purposes looking back and seeing some great eats, but also to help me decide whether or not to go back to a place, and if I do, what might be a good or bad choice on what to order. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 11:15 a.m. Zunzi’s

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 6:00 p.m. The Olde Pink House

Dinner reservations for our first night in Savannah were made at The Olde Pink House. Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Savannah (#8 of 403 restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor), it was the one restaurant I had definite plans to visit before we even left for our trip. There is a lot of history to this 18th century mansion, which has been used as a home, a bank, headquarters for the Union General, and now a restaurant.

Located in Reynolds Square, parking can be found on local streets or in the garage at the square. Since I was staying at the Planter’s Inn next door, I walked. This building is also a popular stop on ghost tours, as the original owner, James Habersham supposedly hanged himself in the basement in 1799 and is said to roam around the house at times. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 6:00 p.m. The Olde Pink House

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 12:00 p.m. Clary’s Cafe

I visited Savannah, GA over the weekend and wanted to sample plenty of food along with the history of the city. Not everything I ate is featured here. I left out the bags of sweets I ate from the two amazing candy shops, River Street Sweets and Savannah Candy Kitchen. I also left out photos of one breakfast, which I explain later in this report.

For our first stop, we wanted to start with a breakfast meal, even though we wouldn’t be arriving in Savannah until about 11:00 a.m. Browsing the internet for a good place that serves breakfast all day we found Clary’s Cafe (rated #86 of 403 restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor). There some photos of people’s meals that intrigued me, one of which I planned to order myself. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 12:00 p.m. Clary’s Cafe