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Comment Archives: Stories: Food & Drink: Food Issue

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

I wonder what kind of pears you were working with
My family used to own a good bit of that part of Georgia. We now have pear trees on our property and there's no way we would be subjected to that kind of awful offal.

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Posted by The Jerk on 11/02/2015 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

My grandmother made pear salad growing up in Atlanta.

She was reflective of a time when anything fresh was shunned for that which could be boxed, canned, or frozen. I dug it.

Is banana pudding a Hillbilly Dessert?

"One event where pear salad can still be found is a Southern grandmother's post-funeral potluck."

Her husband's funeral had the most amazing spread of casseroles and Southern foods. Must have been five different kinds of broccoli salad.

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Posted by smitty on 10/21/2015 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Wingin’ it

WTF, Taco Mac is now T.Mac?

I'll agree with the previous poster T.Mac have fallen off over the past couple years.

Used to hit up the VaHi location when I was in college in the 90's and they were tops in town then.
A friend worked at the Buckhead location and we would help ourselves to beers from around the world while the manager/owner was doing blow in the back.

Good times.

Now I'm not even sure of who has the best regular buffalo wings and usually just get whatever is nearby.

Posted by smitty on 10/21/2015 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Wingin’ it

Yikes... JR Crickets?
Swing and a miss on this article. Some of these are good (Jamal's and Nam Phuong), but clearly the author of this article isn't knowledgeable on Atlanta's wing spots otherwise JR Crickets would have been mentioned.

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Posted by Zensenji on 10/19/2015 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Game on

Just don't plan on actually eating at Joystick. The "pop-up" descriptor used by Joystick, CL, Eater and others is very deceptive. Joystick is fun for games and getting some drinks, but you need to eat before or after. And let's face it, if you're opting to eat after a long night at Joystick, then good luck.

Posted by Cody 1 on 10/19/2015 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Wingin’ it

Taco Mac used to be pretty good, but the last few years their wings are fairly terrible.

Jamal's, Clay's, and Fox Brothers (not really hot wings) are all excellent.

Posted by jimmy s on 10/19/2015 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Wingin’ it

I feel like there are several good wing places missing from this list.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 10/18/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Wingin’ it

For the best wings in Atlanta, you gotta call Ray's Wings & Things hit us up at

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Posted by rayswingsthings on 10/18/2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

Wonderful writing! I just bookmarked your blog, "Hot Dog Beehonkus." Thank you!

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Posted by Thomas on 10/17/2015 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Where should you eat?

This is great, but how is Home Grown is just in Reynoldstown, no matter how much our neighbors next door may love it.

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Posted by Cabbagetown Can't Take Our Best Stuff on 10/16/2015 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

what a hilarious and thoughtful piece!!!!!

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Posted by Poppaea on 10/15/2015 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

Mmmmmm, pear salad. Nothing like homemade dessert, umm appetizer, or meal...something.

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Posted by trappersean on 10/15/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Where should you eat?

I can think of a lot missing off this flowchart, but this is creative and fund. Great job! I'm hungry.

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Posted by NomNomNomATL on 10/15/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Hillbilly desserts

So accurate! My family made something akin to Five Cup Salad but called Ambrosia.

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Posted by L K on 10/15/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Tracing ATL's twisted web of restaurant connections

Weird, if you turn this map over and upside down it says Paul is Dead.

Posted by Carl White on 07/26/2015 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Slow and low

The picture for Wyatt's is wrong--you have Red's pictured.

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Posted by bbq_killers on 10/31/2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Atlanta, Tortillas, and the path to burrito world domination

Nice article...But no mention of Tortillas first location, just down Ponce a bit, where that falafel place was for so long...and, ahem, what was up with that? (a followup story? somebody either lost or laundered a bucket o money)...Tortillas was the one and the only...Charlie started sensing the threat posed by the chains like Moe's et cetera. but mostly he couldn't get good workers...I don't think you can exaggerate the influence Tortillas had on the Atlanta scene...Don't forget the Mudd of the pioneering poetry slam events in the last half of the 20th story about this whole thing is complete without input from bill taft, john thomas, eric kaiser, charlie himself, r. blazak....All I know is that saturday's quesadilla with guac and jalapenos made all the bad things from Friday night fade to nothingness....Whatever the sin, Tortillas made you whole again...

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Posted by Rodger Brown on 10/30/2014 at 3:33 AM

Re: “The organized chaos of Your DeKalb Farmers Market

I go to BHFM also to get a ingredients for various int'l recipes and for eastern European products. But I would not buy any meat there - no way. The YDFM clearly labels its meats/poultry, it looks clean, no doubt of what you are getting. Also YDFM baked goods are superior to BHFM.

Posted by Jadzia on 10/26/2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Slow and low

Come on over to the White Tiger in Athens!

Posted by raven316 on 10/22/2014 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Atlanta, Tortillas, and the path to burrito world domination

Tortillas was the creme de la creme! You did not go to Grady High School and have not ate at Tortillas! An Orangina and a Quesadilla with spinach, rice and shrimp and I am in heaven! I have not eaten at anywhere like it since they closed. Probably never will...Chipotle and these other knock off's need to just stop!

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Posted by mesopretti on 10/21/2014 at 1:14 PM

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