Sunday, November 30, 2008

Gobble Gobble

For Thanksgiving we ventured to Celo, NC where I attended the wonderful Camp Celo as a child. In addition to enjoying a great meal with friends for Turkey Day, we had a chance to sightsee in Asheville and climb atop Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

View from Mt. Mitchell

Yum! My Thanksgiving plate - trust me I needed a nap after this!

Pies galore!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pupusa Heaven

Recently I tried Pupusas (thick, stuffed handmade tortillas found primarily in El Salvador) from two Atlanta locations: Rincon Latino and El Salvador Restaurant. Both were quite tasty. While the decor at Rincon is nothing to write home about, the blasting music at El Salvador may be too much for some people. I did like that El Salvador offered two styles of cabbage slaw for the pupusas - one spicy and one mild. Rincon provides patrons with cajeta (caramel) lollipops along with the check, which was a surprising treat. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of the pupusas, but here is a look at the chips & salsa, condiment platter and spicy slaw at El Salvador Restaurant. Both restaurants serve Mexican dishes as well as Salvadoran specialties.

El Salvador Restaurant
3375 Buford Hwy NE # 1120
Atlanta, GA

Rincon Latino
5055 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 936-8181

Monday, November 10, 2008

Highland Bakery Time

One of my favorite brunch places is Highland Bakery, where we enjoyed a laid back Saturday brunch. Although the wait can be long here, we were seated in about 15 minutes. Since it's hard to decide between sweet and salty, I always enjoy sharing one of each with my dining companion. This time Calvin & I split the Burrito de Huevos, which were delicious, and the sweet potato pancakes, very sweet and also very delicious. The cinnamon rolls look enticing as do the lunch sandwiches. I will definitely be back here soon to sample more from the diverse menu.

Burrito de Huevos with Avocado, served with black beans & spicy salsa.

Sweet potato pancakes with brown sugar syrup.

Highland Bakery
655 Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 586-0772

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Monday, November 03, 2008

D'z Knows it's 'Cue

If you want some good barbecue, head to Daddy D'z on Memorial Drive. While the decor is nonexistent and the neighborhood is a wee bit sketchy, here you'll find succulent ribs, tasy mac 'n cheese and some of the best Brunswick stew around. The selection of cakes, which I found out are homemade for the restaurant, looked amazing, too. Alas, we were too full to try them. This is definitely a place I will return & would be a good place to bring out of towners for a real down home southern experience.

The outside clues you in to the general ambience.

Thick, tomatoey, delicious Brunswick stew with cornbread.

Rib platter with mac 'n cheese, slaw & corn bread.

Daddy D'z BBQ Joint
264 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 222-0206

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