Category Archives: Lunch/Dinner

O.B.’s Barbecue

Needing a protein fix, it was time for my wife and I to try another barbecue place that we had been debating on for months. She had been here a while back, but I had never eaten here. In the past I would have come here without thought, but after our current food adventures have brought us to some really unique restaurants, this one didn’t seem too inviting. Since it’s rated #13 of 58 restaurants in McDonough, GA on TripAdvisor, and I’d hate to miss out on a local hot spot that’s so close to home. Continue reading O.B.’s Barbecue

Highland Bakery, Part 1

I will begin by asking that you please excuse the shoddy camera work. The photos taken here were done quickly, with the food shots taken in the car so the lighting and focus didn’t always work to my advantage.

After a disappointing meal at the Radial Cafe we decided to head down the street to Highland Bakery. Atlanta has three locations. I’ve been to the other one for breakfast, rated #176 of 1,378 restaurants in Atlanta on TripAdvisor, and loved it. The one we visited today is the original, and rated #38.

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Radial Cafe

Today we are eating at Radial Cafe. Touted as an environmentally friendly restaurant, they try to be as conscious about their carbon footprint as much as they are about the food. I liked the idea behind that, plus my wife was really interested in the fact they served gluten free pancakes. I was wary of the fact that it was rated on TripAdvisor as #592 of 1,374 restaurants in Atlanta (I later found it has two listings, the other calling it just Radial and ranking that one at #334), but I figured it was worth a try as the menu looked intriguing.

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Fox Brothers Barbecue

While my wife was in Atlanta recently, she had lunch at a barbecue place called Fox Brothers Barbecue. She texted me to rave about how amazing it was, so I checked out their menu online and was intrigued. She said she’d be willing to go back next time we were in the city. Two days later, here we are.

Fox Brothers Barbecue is a little off the beaten path, but we had no problem finding it with the GPS. The restaurant is made up of three separate areas. The main building where customers eat, the garage to the right where they keep their smokers and other cooking supplies, and a set of temporary storage units that I was told are holding some materials after a tree had fallen on the main building during a recent storm. Continue reading Fox Brothers Barbecue

The Melting Pot

For my third review, I wanted to go a step further than just the food, and move towards doing reviews on the entire restaurant. While this one may not go as far as I’d eventually like to get, it’s a move in the right direction.

I have visited the melting pot, a fondue restaurant, many times in the past. I probably eat here at least every quarter. I more recently started going to the Roswell, GA location and this will have been third time here. Continue reading The Melting Pot

Canoe: Part 1

Last February, my wife and I visited Canoe for Valentine’s Day dinner. Ever since, we’ve considered it one our favorite places tried in Atlanta. After a little over a year we decided to return. Some of the dishes will be repeats from last time, others will be new to us.

We split all the appetizers and desserts between the two of us, and ordered our own entrées. The first appetizer was a repeat from last time, and was definitely worth the second try. It was Canoe’s House Smoked Salmon on a crispy potato cake with Vermont goat’s cheese. Continue reading Canoe: Part 1

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 4)

8:40 a.m. Boma Breakfast

It was our last day at Disney. Today we would not be going into the actual parks, and needed to head home early in the afternoon so this will just include breakfast and lunch. All food eaten today would be at the resort hotels or Downtown Disney. On our last visit to Disney we ate at Boma, which is promoted as Flavors of Africa. It was an amazing buffet dinner with a lot of unique foods, including some “African” twists on more familiar foods. I was excited to try Boma for breakfast, especially after reading of their more than 45 items included in the buffet. I was curious to see how the “flavor of Africa” would be infused with breakfast foods.

Boma is located in the Jambo House, which is at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We got seated and I immediately went to work. Because this was a buffet, the reviews will be a little shorter and to the point. There would be a lot of individual items being consumed. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 4)

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 3)

9:05 a.m. Breakfast at Kona Cafe

“Tonga Toast”

Breakfast this morning was at the Polynesian Resort. I had been looking forward to ordering another Disney favorite, Tonga Toast. Before the meal came out, the condiments were delivered. They consisted of butter, maple syrup, and a cold strawberry compote. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 3)

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 2)

7:50 a.m. Breakfast at Kouzzina

I started the morning at Kouzzina for breakfast. It’s located on the boardwalk. They have two unique dishes, one waffle, and one french toast. Both of these dishes were excellent. I don’t often have a more fine dining experience for breakfast, so having a waffle or french toast with something other than just butter and syrup is a welcome change. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 2)