Part of the responsibility of writing a food blog is actually doing the writing. Duh, you say. However, I find myself doing more eating than blogging. So much eating, so little writing.
So, I offer a compromise to clear some of the backlog. The following is a list of places I’ve dined but just haven’t had the time (or made the time) to write about. Some have amazing dishes. Others champion good service. Others are just cool places to go. Take this as a recommendation that you give each a try.
In no particular order, the “worthy of a blog post if only I wasn’t so lazy sometimes” eatery list.
Bocado - Everyone knows about the killer lobster roll at Bocado. Everyone who knows this also knows to get there early, because they sell out quickly. And when they’re gone, baby, they’re gone.
Canton House - The sticky rice in lotus leaf is not on the menu. Ask your server for this otherworldly treat. The lotus leaf pouch is filled with flavorful, sticky rice, chunks of pork and chicken. You’ll thank me. Oh, the place has some pretty good dim sum, too.
Chef Liu – I ate a ton of food on my first trip to Chief Liu. The hot and spicy cold noodles is by far my favorite.
Porter Beer Bar – Salt and vinegar popcorn. Perhaps the perfect bar snack. And it goes great with the Porter’s fantastic selection of beers.
Sun in My Belly – This is the type of veggie omelette I’d make in my kitchen, if I could make it taste as good. Sun in My Belly is one of the better breakfast places in the Decatur area.
Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar – Shish kabob and jasmine rice is one of the many tasty dishes I enjoyed at Colbeh. Meat on a stick – you know how I feel.
Daddy D’z - Hands down, my “go to” rib joint. An Atlanta institution.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers – Look at it. Just look at it. Now go get one!
Noodle - Fried rice and spicy kimchee in one dish. What’s not to love?
Pine Street Market – The best little butcher shop around. Sausage. Bacon. Steaks. Brats. Many hogs go to heaven in this place. And many more hog lovers come to experience heaven.
Takorea - They have perfected the sesame fry. Flavorful and crispy.
Wrecking Bar Brewpub – Let me go on record and say that I ate kale chips at the Wrecking Bar looong before Dr. Oz and his minions got on the band wagon. OK, it was only a couple days before Dr. Oz preached about the health benefits of kale chips on his show. I invite him to try this recipe. Lightly salted with a pepper aioli. I immediately wanted to try these at home. I haven’t yet. Until then, I’ll keep ordering them at the Wrecking Bar. By the way, the Wrecking Bar is definitely the coolest brewpub you’ve never heard about. I hesitated to mention it because I want to keep it to myself. But something this good can’t be kept a secret too long.
Put any of these places on your list to at least try one of my favorite discoveries and old standbys. Go out on a limb if you must. Just go. Just don’t blame me for any new addictions.