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Do you have any food "rituals"?

I totally do the same thing!! It's my OCD with small round things :-)

Oct 09, 2012
atlantanative in General Topics

Looking for some great casual restaurants for my first time in Atlanta

Lobster Bar is nice, but it is pricey - $20 and up entrees.

Aug 01, 2011
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Delivery cupcakes or cake for a birthday?

Piece of Cake is good - also CamiCakes on Peachtree is tasty and they are a couple miles from the hotel near Peachtree Battle

Peachtree Cafe
99 Jeff Davis Rd, Thomaston, GA 30286

Jun 20, 2011
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What Food Trend are You So Sick Of?

So tired of the gourmet burger wars - please make it stop!

Mar 02, 2011
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Popular book re: the chemistry of food

Shirley Corriher wrote one as well - google her as I don't recall the title...

Advice: Wisdom Tooth Extraction, what to eat?

so i am one of the lucky ones, but i had a great time with my wisdom teeth - had all 4 out at the same time - really enjoyed the meds and was eating a bean burrito hours afterwards - no problems. even if you cant handle the tortilla, beans and salsa are just fine...

Sep 25, 2010
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What is the "Southern" equivalent of Italian-American "Baked Ziti"? Potato Salad?

squash casserole

Jul 27, 2010
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fried gravy

2nd the "fried" gravy. Always had it made that way growing up - what I understand now is that it is to "toast" the flour so that there's not that raw flour taste or maybe to incorporate it and keep it from clumping.

May 18, 2010
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ISO cupcake shop that delivers

Try Love-n Cupcakes - really good and they deliver

May 18, 2010
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Best Ethopian in ATL?

Visited Desta and had the recommended fish tibs - DELICIOUS!

Dec 05, 2009
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What do you do with canned stewed tomatoes?

tomatoes and okra over rice

Nov 27, 2009
atlantanative in Home Cooking

New found addiction to Nutella

Nutella and peanut butter sandwich on soft bread...omg...must have added 5 pounds in the last month after finding that morsel of joy! Like a semi-savory reeces cup.

Mar 30, 2009
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Weekend in Atlanta

maybe too late to reply, but thinking of french bistros in b'head - anis or soliel may be what your thinking about - i like antica posta for italian...

Ming Tsai...

Ha, yes, I live a stones throw away from where Monroe becomes Blvd. and Briarcliff becomes Moreland....I personally liked Yan Can Cook - he was one of the staple shows, along with Julia, that I grew up with....and when I started watching Ming, I was very disappointed when I saw the wedding ring :-(

Traveling from Atlanta to the Carolinas? You should try The Spotted Pig in Fair Play, SC

Thanks for the info - I go to Cashiers a good bit too - I'll try it next time. I can't think of where it is - I must have passed it several times...and I'm with you, no mayonnaise-y slaw!

What's your favorite thing to do with chevre?

Same idea as the above posters...this is what I had for dinner the last 2 nights...chopped garden tomatoes, scallion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic, salt, papper, dash of lemon, basil, goat cheese - all mixed up - watched tv with that and toasted baguette rounds

Jul 25, 2008
atlantanative in Home Cooking

"Pepper Sauce" circa 1950?

Yep, pepper sauce to me is the small yellow peppers in vinegar - what you use on greens...

Jul 25, 2008
atlantanative in Home Cooking

Atlanta - Near Piedmont Park and Masquerade Theater

I second the vote for Beleza for Fri cocktails and Repast for Sat. dinner

ATTN: The Dairy Queen: Bison-Chipotle Meatloaf Recipe

OK, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this post - Dairy Queen has bison meatloaf???!!?? What???!!! Now I understand :-) sounds great btw!

Jun 09, 2008
atlantanative in Home Cooking

Good food in Atlanta

Not ice cream, but if you're in the Highlands, try Paolo's (sp?) gelato at the corner of N. Highland and Virginia

Sushi Shakedown

Is that the name - I thought it was something else. Sadly, I never made it to Soto, but yes, I really like the "new" place. Always fresh, good presentation, affordable, and right across the street :-)

Atlanta, Marietta, Tasty China. Full Report


Looked on the site - Frank Ma's post - I can't get on the site and don't know anyone personally, so I hope this post finds you and you can relay to the crew that, yes, I do plan to attend the Frank Ma's dinner and am looking forward to meeting all of you - the menu looks terrific! Worst case scenario, I'll sit close by and order off the menu!

Indian ingredients in Metro Atlanta.

if you do go to the grocery on briarcliff, just know it is not the strip mall with Lohemans and Lettuce Souprise you - it is on briarcliff next to the Target - good little Indian vegetarian restaurant in there too (Chapatti)

Indian ingredients in Metro Atlanta.

not sure where you live, but the dekalb farmers market has a lot of spices at great prices. there is an indian grocery at the intersection of briarcliff and north druid hills in a little strip mall

Help - why did my Tom Yum soup go bitter [Moved from South board]

Thank you all for all the responses - it seems the lime is the consensus so here goes trial #2 with only lime JUICE!

Apr 16, 2008
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Help - why did my Tom Yum soup go bitter [Moved from South board]

I made Tom Yum soup yesterday and it was great - went back today and it had a bitter taste - what happened? I left a halved lime and some lemongrass in there - should I have taken it out? I tried to put a little sugar in to offset it, but don't want to make it sweet. Any thoughts?

Apr 14, 2008
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Other Whole Grains to Experiment With?!

I recently made a wheatberry salad with chickpeas, toasted pinenuts, scallions, tomato, golden raisins, and tossed with a cilantro vinagrette - very good warm or cold

Apr 01, 2008
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Atlanta - Hip Trendy Restaurant

Beleza - The Globe

Healthy Eating in Atlanta

Not sure of the size of the event or your price points, but you might check Cafe Sunflower - also the owners of (now closed) Pangea might be doing some catering - not sure, but the menu at Pangea was good, creative, and healthy. I miss it! His name is Butch Raphael, you might google him....I love Rainbow Grocery and Deli too.

Sushi in Buckhead

Sushi Bar Yu Ka I believe. I had my selection of 2 rolls, salad, and miso for $8