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Re: “Jerry Farber's Side Door

Agree with Donnie. Even on the rare occasion that they book an actual professional comedian at Jerry Farber's Sidedoor, the 85 year old host has to get up and do an additional unecessary 30-40 minutes AFTER the headliner and suck all the life out of the room. No wonder this place is on the way out.

Posted by janet1981 on 01/24/2015 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Mi Barrio

I loveeee their chicken tacos (Mexican-style)! Their salsa is spicy and their guacamole is fantastic! In addition, their horchata is refreshing! Definitely will revisit :D

Posted by Mish on 01/22/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Anna's BBQ

The ribs were tough not season well lemonade way too sweet and customer service with attitude no thanks Anna's bbq

Posted by sara h. on 01/21/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Anna's BBQ

The ribs where tough not seasoned well lemonade was way too sweet and customer service with attitude no thanks Anna's bbq

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Posted by sara h. on 01/21/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Cafe Agora

Food is ok, service is appalling. The servers will lie to you, wave you off, insult your intelligence, ignore your needs and take the liberty of stealing your money. You are better off going somewhere else.

Our party ordered calamari which came with cold marinara sauce, when the menu clearly says garlic sauce. When we asked the first server for the garlic sauce, he said; "that was it." Completely taken back; We asked him again, if that was garlic sauce? Waiter proceeded to say that was their garlic sauce. We asked a second server what kind of sauce it was, she told us it was tomato sauce and was thrown off when we told her what her co-worker had advised us. We then asked if they were out of garlic sauce, to which she quickly agreed that their was no garlic sauce. We asked for lemon, and then the wait began. Third server passes by, we asked for lemon. Still no lemon. Fourth server passes by, asked for lemon yet again and we eventually got "lime." Really?! Our food finally comes out with our second server and a reluctant apology for the unwanted lime vs not lemon. We gratified her for noticing and she abruptly answered back with; "as you can look around, we're busy."

Days letter, we see that someone felt the need to add a $5 tip to both bills. When a three way call between the bank, Cafe Agora and myself was placed to dispute the charge; the owner hung up on us without saying a word for the act.

Truth be told that was completely unnecessary. The owner was addressed. Apparently, this is acceptable in his business. Any smart and respectable person would seek business elsewhere, especially when you are paying for a service.

Don't waste your time and money. Their are several similar restaurants in the area that offer better food and service; plus they won't try to steal from you.

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Posted by Astrid Va on 01/14/2015 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Johnny's Hideaway

Johnny's Hideaway where the bouncers are thugs. Beaten up on people and the management lets it.

Posted by Louis Hilliard on 01/14/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Cook Out Ponce de Leon

There is also a location on Moreland just south of I-20. Don't forget East Atlanta!

Posted by Jennifer Thompson on 01/06/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Shoya Izakaya

The previous commenter sounds like an asshole who should have gone to McD's.

Shoya Izakaya is phenomenal. The menu is enormous and filled with all kinds of Japanese foods you rarely see elsewhere, as evidenced by the large Japanese crowd.

Ramen, sushi, yakitori, takoyaki, and all manner of delicious snacks are available and I have yet to be disappointed by any of them. You can close your eyes, drop your finger on the menu, and are sure to find something amazing you most likely have never tried before.

It's not cheap, but worth the cost. Hard to get out for under $100 for two people unless you just have a bowl of ramen or something ($10).

Only open for dinner and waits can be fairly long after 6:00. Call ahead.

Posted by smitty on 01/05/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Steel Restaurant & Lounge

This was one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in quite a while! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the manager was oh so gracious. This was my first trip to Atlanta and I owe my cousins big for introducing me to Steel. I'm planning my next trip to Atlanta and Steel is definitely on the menu!

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Posted by hmh on 01/01/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Gunshow

Fantastic, unique food. great staff and experience. a must-try for those in Atlanta.

Posted by acoop on 12/17/2014 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Taverna Plaka

A couple months back I bought a gift certificate to take my fiancé out to a nice dinner at Plaka, and when we went to redeem the certificate Friday night the manager said that it was no longer valid. He claimed that the restaurant had changed ownership recently and wasn't responsible for Plaka’s past obligations, and therefore we were out $50. So let me get this straight, the name on the building stays the same, the location doesn't change, the menu is identical, the same staff remains, the company's Brand, image and messaging go untouched, yet some random guy in the back is replaced and all previous obligations and debts are expected to disappear. How is that remotely ethical? I am a management consultant by trade, and it’s pathetic to see a business with such unfair, dubious and profit-driven practices. Here's some expensive advice, put the customer at the heart of all of your business practices, from the loneliest greeter to the top decision makers. I've turned businesses like yours around and it wasn't by cutting corners and treating customers poorly; it was by doing what's right every minute of every day... successful owners call this Business 101! You’re following the same path as the last owner and we all know how that turned out. While you can't undo what previous owners have committed to, you can certainly make up for their practices by being a strong, ethical, and exemplar member of the community who provides consistent, outstanding service. Friday night Plaka failed miserably at being that service provider, but it’s not too late.

Posted by baudlerc on 12/09/2014 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Sublime Doughnuts

They are well worth the price, which is about double what this article says.

Posted by julrus on 12/01/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Pappadeaux

Best place to eat in Gwinnett County. Food is great but it's always crowded.

Posted by TheSagaGirl on 11/28/2014 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Drink Art

great food

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Posted by Lucious Sanders on 11/25/2014 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Apache Cafe

When is the best night to go to Apache cafe? Is Saturday a good night??

Posted by Tiffany Randall on 11/15/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “The Village Corner: German Restaurant & Bakery

My husband and I ate at the Village Corner Restaurant and Bakery on 11/1/2014 around 8pm. We have been there many times to eat as it has been one of our favorite places to go whenever we had a little extra money to treat ourselves. We ordered our food, ate, and paid our ticket when it was time to leave. We are a young married couple expecting our second child due in a few weeks. Before we left I decided to order cake to take home. While ordering cake at the front of the store my husband was approached by an angry manager telling him that we only left an $00.80 tip and that she was "pissed". Once I saw the woman becoming agitated and angry with my husband by her body language, I approached her and asked her what was the problem. She explained to me that whenever we eat there we do not tip so "we don't need to eat there if we can't afford it." I explained to the woman that I was 9 months pregnant and we are very tight on money at the moment. She answered back by saying "Well then why are you buying cake then?" The extra money we had to buy cake was given to me by my mother who wanted us to order cake before leaving. I told her that paying a tip was not a part of the law and once again we left what we could. She then gets very angry and goes to the back to call someone else. Then comes out a man who doesn't even listen to our situation, he just starts waving us out of the door. While my husband and I are trying to explain to him what is going on without raising our voices, cursing, or being rude, the man has a very aggressive attitude towards us. He called me ignorant as well as many other down grading names simply for not having enough money to leave a tip. He also kept looking at my husband telling him "get her out of here" and "don't bring her out in public because she doesn't know how to behave" and "be a man and control her". I am a young black woman married to a young white man. And we both could tell why this man was directing all his anger and hate on me and not my husband, even though the both of us were not being rude or disrespectful. Then the woman (manager) comes back out and tells us that we need to go outside. I tell her that I am 9 months pregnant and it is 40 degrees outside, we paid for our food, and we are waiting for our ride that would be there in 20 minutes. We were not about to sit out in the cold and wait. She said she would call the cops. We told her to call them then because we did nothing wrong. She gets angry once she sees we are not leaving and goes to the back to call someone to rough handle us out of the door. Out comes a man from the back. I begin trying to explain to him what is happening and the woman (manager) gets angry that the man is actually trying to listen to my situation and tells him to go back to the back. A few minutes later my step father comes in and ask the manager and the other man what is going on? They don't try to explain, they simply tell him "get these people out of here". At this point the police officer arrives and we step outside and begin explaining the situation. The police officer says it was too cold out there to stand out and talk, that we would go back in the restaurant and speak. Note, it is too cold for a police officer to stand outside for 5 minutes. Yet, they wanted a 9 month pregnant woman to stand outside for 20 minutes because she couldn't afford a tip. He questioned us about the situation and went to talk to the manager. When he came back he said he could tell by the managers voice and body language what this was all about and that he apologized for the situation. He told us the best thing to do was never eat there again and get with a lawyer to file a discrimination report.I am reaching out to as many people who can help me share my story.

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Posted by athalyahmerriman on 11/01/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Kale Me Crazy

I prefer Bamboo Juices. They deliver to my house.

Posted by Hadi Irvani on 10/23/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Fred's Place

The comment about the older woman is true (except the missing teeth). However, I think she does it in good fun to past the time away and to keep the customers laughing. I've been going to this place for 4 years and have not yet experienced rudness from the staff, but professionalism as far as fast food go. They are clean, as mentioned wear hair nets and gloves regularly while making orders, and the line and utensils are always wiped down. The food is really good. I haven't yet to see any salivating going on nor flies. If you ever work in fast food; you should know that during breakfast or lunch the crowd can be overwhelming and you have to do something to past the time away. In the older woman case, it's joking which could be taken as being a smart a** if you don't have a sense of humor. Treat her like family and she'll love you for life.

When you do what you love age doesn't or shouldn't matter. People are capable of being retired and deciding to follow their passion, which is beautiful right. We have persons younger than they are working for Fulton County that are medically sick - however the bills or their needs still need considering, and their dreams doesn't die due to it.

Fred is the sweetest man/business owner ever and his rough around the edges teams' personality balance the work place. I'd rather have older women working in the kitchen that knows what they are doing than having young ones whom barely knows anything or if at all- in the kitchen. Especially with the new generation coming up. Nevertheless, I would advise for them to hire two (younger) cashiers to be placed to tackle the waiting time.

Hats off to Fred's Place - you might have to wait, but 'day getter done'.

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Posted by Juana Shepperd on 10/23/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Grant Central Pizza - Grant Park

Try this Corn Continental pizza which incorporates lots of Indian spices while still staying true to the concept of Italian pizza.Tandoori Pizza is an exciting way of preparation and presentation. It really melts your mouth just looking at it.

Posted by Chatkazz Spice Up on 10/11/2014 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Fred's Place

In response to the incident on 10/3/14, I was one of the customer's waiting in the line. There is only one cashier and their is a high volume of calls, whether it's breakfast or lunch. Phone orders are put on the line the same time as with in-person orders. There is no seperate register to pick up orders from. Patron's must wait in the line like everyone else to get their order. One cannot walk up to the counter, before another customer and ask to pick up their order. What if the order wasn't ready? The person would still have to wait.

Fred's is a popular place and is known to having a line of customers. As far as the attitude of the cashier, after observing her for a few weeks, I've come to realize that she isn't "mean" but instead, is overwhelmed, managing the front counter by herself and can only do so much while being pulled in different directions. Yes, she's elderly, as well as the other employees, but they cannot help that at their age they are working instead of being retired. I'm sure they wish they could be other places instead of working in a restaurant managing hundreds of calls a day; customers and working over a hot stove.

The restaurant has a health rating score of an "A". I've seen all the employees wear their signature blue latex gloves, while handling and preparing the food. Not to mention the black hair nets. I have yet to see any flies or saliva come from their mouths while talking, which they do while helping get the food out as fast as possible, calling out orders. I didn't overhear what Fred himself was saying to the lady, as she walked around to the back of the kitchen area, but at the end, I heard Fred himself apologize for the long wait time and asking her to please wait in line.

I think it would be in the best interest of the cashier to let callers know that their will be a wait time for their food, instead of them finding that out when they come in to pick up their orders. As far as the food itself is concerned, for lunch, I've only liked their string beans. I'm also very picky about food, especially "Soul Food". But their breakfast food is very good. I get the "Breakfast Special" or one of their sandwhiches. All in all, its how you talk to people. To get irrate and cause a scene telling the owner, "I'm going to post a bad review about you!", while talking about the owner and the staff standing at the front counter before storming off, will not get one anywhere. Next time, suck it up and wait in line like everyone else.

Strangely, no one else was complaining about the line and their wait.....

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Posted by AtlShawty05 on 10/03/2014 at 1:17 PM

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