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Re: “True Food Kitchen opens today

I was very pleased there. Had a medicine man fresh juice . the TLT sand which.. vegan yes....chia seed pudding was tastey. and the tofu lettuce cups . all enjoyable. Lenox mall has had horrible dining options for years. they are such a breath OF FRESH AIR.

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Posted by Beverly (751839) on 07/09/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “ Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

Hot Wok was definitely the buzz when it first opened. Immigrant Indians like me had no other choice at the time. I liked it initially, but then the standards went down & it finally closed.

Posted by Sucheta Rawal on 07/09/2014 at 1:56 PM

Re: “ Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

I haven't had any good Indianized Chinese food since the Hot Wok in Friday's Plaza shutdown. Damn that place was good.

Manchurian sauce was the bomb and place was always packed with Indian families.

This place even has the much joked about Manchow Soup!

Posted by smitty on 07/09/2014 at 1:24 PM
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/09/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Babylon Cafe brings Iraqi food to Atlanta

Hey, Marisa. I didn't know about the earlier Iraqi restaurant. What was its name?

About Sumer. Reading about it was very confusing. I found a lot of controversy among scholars about that civilization's connections over millenia with India. Some postulate that the original settlers were from India, mainly on a linguistic basis...which itself is controversial, apparently. I read a book excerpt that maintains the Sumerian gods are mentioned in the Vedas. Etc. Etc. Others I read even maintained that there was contact between Sumer and Ethiopia.

I decided to go with the most liberal view that maintains there was inter-cultural assimilation over millenia and to look for similarities in the cuisines. I don't find this particularly edifying, since it just seems like another iteration of "spice routes."

The more I read about Mesopotamia and Sumer, the more disagreement among scholars I encountered. There hasn't been much work on the subject by food anthropologists, as far as I could tell.

AtlJac: They begin lunch specials next week, but I'd call ahead to be sure. These will mainly be sandwiches made with the restaurant's meats, although vegetarian options are planned too.

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Posted by Cliff Bostock on 07/08/2014 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Cheap Eats: Aviva by Kameel

This is cool! Thanks!

Posted by kiteless on 07/07/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Cheap Eats: Aviva by Kameel

Can't wait to try it! Sounds delissssh!

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Posted by Kay Vontillius Citron on 07/07/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Babylon Cafe brings Iraqi food to Atlanta

Um that's actually the second Iraqi restaurant in Atlanta. The other one closed several years ago and in comparison that one is expensive and terrible.

..... and you know India doesn't have a Sumerian heritage, right?

Posted by Marisa Ninsun on 07/06/2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Sabores del Plata: Who is drowning and why?

My husband and I eat there often. He, my husband, is from Chile and he loves their food. I'm a Southern USA girl and I don't eat some of the meats but that is ok. I can deal because my husband enjoys it so much. I have never had a bad meal there. I had open face ham, cheese, tomato sandwich last time that was great. We are taking a friend there Wednesday night. If this cuisine is not for you I guess you should find somewhere else to eat.

Posted by Sharon Harbin Andrade on 07/06/2014 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Better Half

This review is spot on. Went with another couple for dinner last month and had an identical experience as outlined above with the exception of a bizarre lapse of 45 minutes from the time we received our wine to the time any morsel of food showed up on our table. The restaurant wasn't even full so it was very strange. We, like the reviewer, were rooting for the restaurant and wish them the best but it was expensive and not very good. You can see the potential so I hope they get some guidance and make some fixes.

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Posted by barbara on 07/06/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Cheap Eats: Aviva by Kameel

Love this place! Not only is the food phenomenal but chef Kameel is one of the warmest, most infectious personalities you'll come across. I highly recommend - both for the food and the experience!

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Posted by msciocia on 07/05/2014 at 2:00 AM

Re: “HOToberfest takes a year off to refocus

I love the idea of smaller, more intensely focused festivals. Last year's GA area was nothing special, but the VIP was awesome, and you didn't feel like cattle lining up at the trough.

Posted by zedsmith on 07/03/2014 at 9:46 PM

Re: “At least 4 ways to avoid a sugar-free diet in Atlanta

I am not for stopping completely to eat super delicious an lawful food because of a diet. I am generally not for diets.

There are so many things to learn and I doubt that an individual could actually learn it all.

Nonetheless, when it comes to weight loss the fact it can be linked to obesity or diabetes, make this subject a very important one. Knowing how to lose weight without going through extremely restrictive diets or unbelievable hard workouts may be beneficial.

I shared some of my thoughts related to this topic on this page:

You may also find there a link to a video that taught me about a phenomenon related to weight loss and genders that I was unaware of.

What is the point of following an enslaving diet where you have to completely stop enjoying delicious, healthy and lawful food?

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Posted by TiSecret CB on 07/03/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “First Look: Endive Publik House

Drew catered my wedding, so yeah I'm a homer on his food. Congrats!

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Posted by NomNomNomATL on 07/03/2014 at 3:32 PM

Re: “First Look: Endive Publik House

Not only good food good people! Love it

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Posted by Valerie Rieflin on 07/03/2014 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Babylon Cafe brings Iraqi food to Atlanta

Won't last unless they create lunch specials. $15-$20 lunches will not fly in that location. Period. It doesn't matter how fresh the ingredients

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Posted by atljac on 07/02/2014 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Atlanta food events, June 30-July 6

I guess, like most of Atlanta, even the spambot is vacationing this weekend.

Posted by Mike Honcho on 07/02/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “First Look: Endive Publik House

Great concept. I hope this place succeeds.

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Posted by get a clue on 07/02/2014 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Where to watch the 2014 World Cup in Atlanta

5 Seasons Brewing- Prado, Westside and North are showing ALL the games. And they have specials based on the teams playing!

Posted by 5Seasons on 07/02/2014 at 10:23 AM

Re: “11 things you should know about Paper Plane

I just ate at Paper Airplane last night. My date and I sat in the alley as the light changed in the evening. I like the concept of a simple handmade object that really soars: I think this is the link between the drinks and the "fussy" food described above. In fact when making a drink or a small bite or even a paper airplane, it's the perfect folds and clean lines that make the difference.
I loved it!

Posted by Alexis Butler on 07/02/2014 at 7:59 AM

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