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[14 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 8,600 views]
Barefoot BBQ: Southern Street Food

My awareness of street food came on gradually. The first time I can remember actually buying food from a street vendor was when I lived in Boston. I would occasionally take the long way to work, and as I made my way from the Green Line station at Boston Common down to Fort Point Channel, I’d pass a pretzel cart downtown, right in front of the Jordan Marsh department store. It was my first “real” pretzel – soft, salty and slathered in mustard.

Over the years, I got a little …

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[4 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 9,416 views]
Westside Creamery at Sandy Springs Farmers Market

If you like your ice cream only a few steps from the cow, then you should probably head over to the Sandy Springs Farmers Market this Saturday (6/5/2010). The Westside Creamery will be launching their locally-sourced “farm to bowl” ice creams and sorbets at the Sandy Springs Farmer Market from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Sweet Tea Ice Cream

Their menu lists the following flavors:
mint sweet tea
Sweet cream infused with black tea and local fresh mint, we recommend a mason jar & rocking chair for this one
honey+apricot
Local wildflower honey ice cream with …

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | 10,667 views]
Ha Roo Baghn Korean Bakery

If you don’t read Korean, figuring out the name of this restaurant is tough. The word “Bakery” is prominent, enough, but it’s hard to read the name on the sign outside, impossible when the logo is shrunk to fit onto their business card. I got the name off the sales receipt. On the other hand if the pastries are good and the coffee is hot, does that matter? And did I mention gelato?

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[25 May 2010 | No Comment | 6,205 views]
Mike’s Chicago Hot Dogs

If anyone should be writing about Chicago-style anything, it’s most definitely not me. As much as I hate to admit it, my only forays to Chicago have been confined to transfers at O’Hare…

I have, however, heard that they make some pretty tasty hot dogs there (along with a few other things). So this past weekend, feeling as though I had no energy to even walk (sleeping sickness, mono, who knows), I was suddenly struck with a craving for a hot dog. This is even more odd, as I grew up …

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[4 May 2010 | No Comment | 6,685 views]
Crazy Cuban – D’oh!

I’ve learned that the rule of thumb in ordering a Cuban sandwich us to ask the provenance of the bread. Even if you’re not entirely satisfied with the answer, this is your warning shot across the bow that they had better step up to the plate.

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[7 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 4,366 views]
Grecian Gyro – Greek Fast Food

I come for the sauce. It’s recipe is top secret, but I think it would be possible to eat chair legs if you cut them small enough and covered them in this sauce.

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[3 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 3,424 views]
Oakwood Café

From baby back ribs and onion rings to barbecue pork and pot roast, this menu features a wide selection of southern home cooked favorites. All dishes are homemade daily, using the freshest ingredients available right from the Atlanta State Farmer’s Market they share parking with.

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[6 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 3,189 views]
Desta – Approachable Ethiopian

You love different ethnic cuisines, I know you do. But sometimes it is difficult to walk into a place for the first time, especially if you’ve never tried that kind of food before, right? Well, if you are new to Ethiopian cuisine, Desta is a good place to start. Ethiopian food is spicy, eaten with your hands and great to share. Get over yourself and walk in.