Suwanee Park Tavern

We finally went to check out Suwanee Town Center recently. In addition to a picturesque green space, some shops and some fountains for the kids to play in, it also has of course a bunch of restaurants. Many of them are chains – Ippolito’s, Mellow Mushroom, Five Guys, etc. – but there were also some […]

La Mei Zi – Works for me!

It seems like as soon as I discover and fall in love with a restaurant in this town, it changes its menu or closes. I loved the Taiwanese TJ House in Duluth when I first tried it, but before I could even return for round two, I heard that they had changed their menu entirely […]

Ba Bellies – Norcross, Georgia

I’ve been hitting up Norcross hard lately. My latest stop was Ba Bellies near Peachtree Corners. Described as an Asian gastropub, and affiliated with the delicious Vietnamese restaurant, Nam Phuong, also in Norcross, it basically sounded like heaven on earth to me. However, they inexplicably only serve brunch on both Saturday and Sunday (instead of […]

Mojitos Cuban Bistro – Historic Norcross

I love me some Cuban food, so I was excited to try Mojitos in historic Norcross. I was also excited because I had never been to this part of Norcross, but had seen it many times on one of my favorite shows, ABC’s Resurrection, which filmed there but was unfortunately not resurrected for a third […]

Cakes & Ale Has Class! (Oh, and really good food…)

Cakes & Ale is a classy joint! No wonder Christiane Lauterbach likes it so much. I arrived during the Decatur Book Festival promptly at 11:30 am on a Saturday. Since it was just opening time, I was blissfully their very first customer of the day. Seated in a gorgeous dining room and served water in […]

Athens, GA – So much more than football!

Living in the northern part of Lawrenceville, GA, I am almost as close to Athens as I am to Atlanta. My husband and I decided to take a day trip there for our anniversary, and it took us about the same amount of time to get there as it does to get into the city […]

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival – South Carolina Comes to Georgia!

Alongside the class I took, one of the best parts of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival for me was the “Culinary Road Trip through South Carolina” event on Saturday night, put on by the Discover South Carolina tourism group. Since I’m originally from up north, I thought Georgians were nice, but the folks from […]

Five Awesome Places to Chow Down in North Gwinnett

When I first moved up to Lawrenceville, I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly impressed with the variety of cool places to eat and hang out even way, way up here in the ‘burbs. Here’s my first love note to North Gwinnett. I am happy to say that since first writing this, I continue to be […]