Tag Archives: Restaurant review

On the Road Dining: Taiyaki NYC

October 16, 2016

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I like to think I am up on food trends, but every time I go to New York I am reminded staying current is as much luck as anything else. I think it’s easiest to follow recommendations from friends you trust and let them take you any place they love. During my last trip to […]

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Dining Out: Brush Sushi Izakaya

May 29, 2016

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I’m guessing most of us know what defines sushi.  However, I’m also guessing most of us DON’T know the Japanese word “Izakaya” which is basically the Japanese equivalent of a tavern. So when you’re looking for Japanese food, if you choose a sushi restaurant expect raw fish, rolls, and a minimum of cooked dishes.  However, […]

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Dining Out: Tom Tom

May 22, 2016

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Tom Catheral is back in business at TomTom! If you frequent the Virginia-Highlands area in Atlanta, chances are you have dined in the space where the Noche restaurant served Mexican food. The restaurant closed last October (along with every other restaurant in the Here To Serve group) and its replacement is even better! We started […]

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Dining Out: Staplehouse

May 14, 2016

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There are plenty of reasons to love Atlanta, but at the top of my list is the sheer volume of fantastic restaurants here. Seriously, if you have a bad meal in this town, you aren’t trying hard enough. Still, at the very tippy top of places to eat, there is always going to be the […]

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The importance of community on ideas

May 3, 2016

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We know there are emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits to being in community, but we don’t always think about how ideas benefit from our network of friends. In this TED talk, Steven Johnson tells some fascinating stories about how discoveries are made (spoiler alert: they aren’t in isolation) and how a “liquid network” can keep […]

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Coffee Shop Discovery: Rev Coffee

May 1, 2016

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I am a tea drinker. English Breakfast (and no, Earl Gray is not the same thing) with skim milk (cream is too overpowering) and artificial sweetner. We all have our vices. That said, I never drink coffee. Still, I appreciate the spaces coffee drinkers create to enjoy their caffeine. They are far cooler than any […]

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Dining Out: Porch Light Latin Kitchen

April 24, 2016

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If you know people who live in Smyrna, chances are they have been holding out on you. They have likely heard Atlanta friends brag about restaurants in Decatur, O4W, or Midtown, but I’m betting they haven’t told you their little secret…I’m betting they haven’t told you about Porch Light Latin Kitchen. I don’t blame them. […]

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Dining Out: O-Ku Sushi

April 17, 2016

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Good News Sushi Fans! Atlanta has another fabulous option for sushi. And by “fabulous” what I mean is incredible-amazing-can’t-wait-to-go-back  kind of sushi. I love, love, love O-ku sushi. The first thing I love is the location as part of the Atlanta Ironworks development. This building is on Howell Mill across the street and slightly south […]

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Bravely Trying New Foods

April 16, 2016

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For years I thought I hated fish because I hadn’t eaten any fish that wasn’t stinky and gross. I’m pretty sure the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish had something to do with this (and I’m not optimistic on the Fish McBites). Still, eventually, someone offered me a bite of their fish, with LOTS of promises that it was […]

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10 Simple Restaurant Touches

April 10, 2016

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When you eat out, do you ever notice nice details that you wish EVERY restaurant would remember?  I’m not talking about offering a black truffle menu or having easy parking (both would be incredible!), but more of the simple, low-cost, easily-implemented things. Most require little effort, but can make a big difference.  So if you’re […]

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