Category Archives: Food

Posts about Atlanta area restaurants and food offerings. Occasionally other food, drink, and dining information from other sources

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Dining Out: Lusca

Saturday evening I finally made it to Luscathe new restaurant by Angus Brown of Miller Union and Octopus Bar fame.

Full disclosure, I have known Angus since pre-school so I will be the first to admit this is not going to be an in depth or exceptionally objective think-piece about a new Atlanta destination. Instead, below you can enjoy photos and descriptions of the dishes we tried (which speak for themselves honestly)

Washburn Oysters (MA) [Lusca | Atlanta]
Washburn Oysters (MA)
Fried Anchovies / Fennel / Lemon [Lusca | Atlanta]
Fried Anchovies / Fennel / Lemon
Trout Roe, Espelette Pepper, Raw Honey, Creme Fraiche [Lusca | Atlanta]
Trout Roe, Espelette Pepper, Raw Honey, Creme Fraiche
Charcuterie Board  [Lusca | Atlanta]
Charcuterie Board
Hand Cut Pappardelle, Fava, Green Garlic, Tomato, Oyster Mushroom [Lusca | Atlanta]
Hand Cut Pappardelle, Fava, Green Garlic, Tomato, Oyster Mushroom
Monterey Squid, Torn Potato, Calabrian Chili, Garlic [Lusca | Atlanta]
Monterey Squid, Torn Potato, Calabrian Chili, Garlic
Nigiri [Lusca | Atlanta]
Nigiri
Rock Crab, Avocado, Pain Au Levain, Key Lime, Scallion [Lusca | Atlanta]
Rock Crab, Avocado, Pain Au Levain, Key Lime, Scallion
Peach Baklava [Lusca | Atlanta]
Peach Baklava
 

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Science Upholds 5-Second Rule

Of course I never cook, I only go eat at other restaurants (not entirely true, but mostly) however I am taking note of research from Aston University and their School of Life and Health Sciences.

Also surprising from the research, although this ‘rule’ is entirely anecdotal, the research found 87% of people surveyed said they would eat food dropped on the floor, or already have done so.

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DC: Dining, and Disco

After a busy week following my return from Washington, DC I finally had the time to put together this post, highlighting some finer points of the day trip – including dinner at José Andrés Jaleo

What started ostensibly as a trip to reconnect with Kozee and see Scuba DJ at U Street Music Hall, spiraled into a hedonistic food exploration as bad weather and a series of events led me to making the trip solo.

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One Night In New Orleans

Running a little behind on getting these mini-vacation posts up on to the website but fortunately there is no time limit on these. Two weekends ago I took my first trip back to New Orleans in a decade, marking my first time back since Hurricane Katrina. Similar to every New Orleans trip I have made previously this one was centered around food and music, so… let’s get to the good stuff. Continue reading

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Atlanta Pho War (2013 Edition)

The weather is changing and soup weather is upon us. Granted I tend to go to Umaido even when the temperature is in the 90s, now that it is beginning to feel like fall with only two months left in the year, everybody is going to be pho this and pho that until mid-Spring. Thankfully Chow Down Atlanta has done the dirty work and given a rundown of around a dozen or so options in the metro-Atlanta area.

TL;DR – Pho Da Loi, with locations in Forest Park, BuHi, and L’ville, took the #1 spot

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When Eater.Com Asked Me What's Wrong

In case you missed it, Eater Atlanta is accusing Yum Bunz of serving frozen pre-made bao. My objection here is not towards Yum Bunz, but instead why a website that considers itself a reputable force in the “restaurant blogging community” (N.B. I just cringed typing that) considers this a news-worth topic. Not to the surprise of anybody reading this, I took the opportunity to let Eater Atlanta know they are finding stories where there are none in a shameless ploy to generate more hits. (i.e. generate ad impressions on their website)

After they started favoriting my tweets but refusing to respond, I turned the screws a bit and was invited by Eater.com to email in my concerns. I have emailed them a copy of this URL because, quite simply, they published their story online, and they want to feign journalistic integrity. In light of both these facts it seemed unfair to take the conversation offline. I stand behind what I publish, otherwise I wouldn’t bother putting it in a public forum. You don’t get to start the discussion in public then take all conversations of it offline when the tenor doesn’t suit you. Sorry, but you’re not getting off the hook that easy.

So without further introduction, I give you my long-awaited treatise against Eater.

 

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