Showing posts from March, 2015

The Argosy

It had been awhile since I had seen my friend Hannah, so we decided to catch up over drinks and dinner. I love Argosy, it's probably my favorite bar in town. It is so beautiful on the inside with dark heavy wood, soft lighting and a tall, vast ceiling. It is a big space and seems to always have a crowd of people. Everything I have ordered or tasted here has been excellent, food and drinks included.  Hannah ordered the boiled peanuts and she liked them. I have never been a fan of a soft peanut so my opinion does not count. I ordered the Trio of Beets and it was delicious. It had roasted beets, pickled raw beets, and beet chips served on greens with whipped local yogurt and topped with a lemon thyme vinaigrette. I would definitely order that again. Hannah ordered the Pig 'n' Grits. The grits had a nice rich, creamy flavor and the pork nice and smoky. The apple jalapeno fennel coleslaw was delicious too! The Roasted Chicken is

The Cockentrice

When I heard Kevin Ouzts was opening a restaurant in Krog Market, it couldn't open fast enough. I had always been a fan of his meats from the Spotted Trotter and knew he would deliver in his new restaurant. Apparently I was not the only one excited because he raised over $100,000 through KICKSTARTER to help fund his new venture.  We knew our friends Brian and Katie were big fans too so we made plans to visit soon after they opened.  I knew this restaurant would be heavy on the small bites and it was. The menu had some very unique items. To start, we ordered their version of a Shepard's Pie. It had golden beets and goat cheese inside of puffed pastry, served with a quince paste and bites of lemon cream. I rank this high on the creativity scale however, it did not deliver.  We had to sample the Charcuterie, and of course all of it is made in house. The duck prosciutto stood out the most for me, it was delicious. The item in the middle that they s

521 Kitchen & Que

I have been hearing such good things about the new eclectic southern BBQ spot on Roswell Rd. in North Buckhead.  I definitely put it on the top of my must try lunch list. It is husband and wife owned with a simple menu and decor. They try to source their ingredients locally and label vegetarian and gluten-free on their menu. Two huge bonuses for me!! Unfortunately, 521 was love and hate. Luke had the Brisket Sandwich on a Holeman and Finch Bun with a baked sweet potato. The brisket was very tough and pretty much tasteless, very disappointing. The potato was good but hard to mess up a baked potato. One of my favorite places to order a salad is at BBQ restaurants. I know it sounds weird but I love the fresh greens with the smoked meat and creative dressings. It goes together so nicely. My salad was deliciousvwith different types of tender lettuce, firm crunchy corn, and cherry tomatoes. Another bonus is they serve hormone-free chicken! It had great smoky flavor