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Atlanta Cofee Roasters

I would second the Dancing Goats rec.

Jan 28, 2010
milkcrate57 in Atlanta

Southern Hot Dog Quest (SHDQ)

Harry's Pig Shop - 2425 Jefferson Road, Athens GA 30607

Serve the One-A-Day
A Hot Dog (it is a Beef Hot Dog) wrapped in two pieces of bacon and fried. Served with any or all of the following toppings (all are included in price) : Hash, Baked Beans, Chow Chow, Choice of two types of Slaw, Diced Sweet Onion, Melted Pepperjack & White Cheddar.

Sad Kimuraya Bakery closed, looking for another Great Coconut Cream Pastry - O'ahu

I have not been to germaines I will try it, thanks

Jan 12, 2010
milkcrate57 in Hawaii

Sad Kimuraya Bakery closed, looking for another Great Coconut Cream Pastry - O'ahu

I am pretty sure that I went to Delight last year and did not find any but I will look into both.
thanks

Jan 12, 2010
milkcrate57 in Hawaii

Sad Kimuraya Bakery closed, looking for another Great Coconut Cream Pastry - O'ahu

Visiting family in Makaha and one of the 'must-do' activities for me is to stop by Kimuraya Bakery on Koko Head in Honolulu and get one of their fantastic Coconut Cream pastry/donuts.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks

Jan 09, 2010
milkcrate57 in Hawaii

Latin options in Athens, GA

also had decent tamales out of a truck in front of the Latino market just down Jefferson Rd (forgot its name) - the one just past and across from that Marathon gas station..

Aug 09, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

Athens, GA - updates, anybody?

I have to say, I was disappointed by El Azteca...

I am looking for Sonoran or Oaxacan styles of mexican food... For example, does anyone in town make a good Mole? Or, on the Sonoran tip, how about an enchilada sauce that actually has a flavor (other than canned tomato!)?

Aug 09, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

BBQ Fish--Does it exist?

the local native americans in the Pacific Northwest would of course smoke Salmon on cedar spits (quite an elaborate contraption which held the fish open and fanned out) over coals. That would have to qualify as BBQ, they cook it long and slow - tastes great!

Barbecue Road Trip

that is an awesome list!

Are there ANY good cockails in Athens?

yes, the national does probably have the only interesting cocktails in town.

Harry's Pig Shop - Athens GA - New BBQ

actually, if you look.... there is an old Southern Pride Smoker. Not more than 12 feet from the counter where you order. I was told that they use local Pecan in the smoker.

Aug 09, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

Athens, GA - updates, anybody?

both are two of athens best but, I prefer the National.

Jul 21, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

Athens, GA - updates, anybody?

not yummy. totally drive right past.

Jul 21, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

Athens, GA - updates, anybody?

That rant from Hamby is a true gem... how did he think that was a good idea?

To address a couple points from above, I'd say this:

1. Servers wages - Nationally there are separate minimum wages for tipped employees. Right here in Athens that is also the case. In some states, this is as low as $2.13!
2. Oprah IS totally wrong. 10% is not acceptable.
3. El Sol, at the Shell Station on Tallassee just outside the Loop is just over a year old but, is probably the best mexican in athens and never listed on these threads.
4. Sushi... there is no good sushi in Athens. period. closest good sushi I know of is at a place called Bond St. in South Beach, FL.
5. Love the National.
6. Back to Hamby, Can you believe he is pushing the idea of selling Bottle water.!$&*%#! bottled water is such an evil.
7. Buying local is great, and definitely has nothing to do with buying bottled water.

Jul 21, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast

Margaritas - Ashevile

great. thanks. I could totally go for some good Indian food, so Mela sounds like a good one to try.

Margaritas - Ashevile

Nova sounds cool, I am going to Asheville next month and will make a visit.

Any other cocktail suggestions in Asheville?

Are there ANY good cockails in Athens?

Seriously, are there any good cocktails currently being served in Athens? If not, are there any great cocktails in Atlanta?

Coming to Atlanta for a long weekend, am I missing anything?

if you want a stellar coffee, check out Dancing Goats Coffee Bar... really exceptional coffees.

Jul 21, 2009
milkcrate57 in Atlanta

Clover Coffee Brewing in the South

where did you have this clover coffee? as far as I know, mostly Starbucks have these machines... they did buy the company didn't they? I have never actually had one and I'm curious. Folks whose opinion I trust on coffee certainly seem to like it.

In terms of great coffee in or around ATL, try Dancing Goats Coffee bar. Theirs have to be some of the best beans I have ever had.

simply Meats is going to close

I have to post about losing this business. Simply Meats is the best butcher shop in Athens. And, they are going to close.

Go there now and try their cajun items. try their handmade sausages.

Sad to see them go, they really would do some of the only full-service butchery in town that I know of.

Any other great butchers in town?

Latin options in Athens, GA

try the mexican restaurant called El Sol that is next to the Shell station on Tallassee just outside the Loop.

Get the green sauce with whatever you order... mmm, fresh tomatillos, cilantro and avocado with just enough fresh jalapeno to make it spicy.

handmade gorditas are awesome. or a torta.

this is the best in Athens.

Jul 21, 2009
milkcrate57 in Southeast