Just as a follow up, the website for the event's subhead is "Bites and Drinks from the Best Neighborhood Restaurants". Implies they are actually in the above named neighborhood, not just any neighborhood. And if there were any question that the joining of neighborhoods was not revisionist marketing, "Virginia Highlands" is listed as the location and organizing precept all over the website.
I'm a bon snob. It's a palindrome.
You may not realize that the "Highland" in Poncey-Highland and Virginia-Highland refers not to separate area but to one street. If you had a festival celebrating the food of Western France and Eastern France, would you call it "Taste of Frances"? Of course not, because pluralizing the word changes it's meaning, as it does here. You could call it "Taste of Highland" and that would allow you to include Alon's, Doc Chey's, Rosebud, and Family Dog, which are all on Highland but not in Virginia-Highland, they are in Morningside.
This may seem like merely a semantic complaint, but it's actually about neighborhood identity. When a marketing operation gets hold on where you are from, it changes not just the borders but also what made the neighborhood attractive to people in the first place. And when it does that for the benefit of liquor sponsors, non-neighborhood businesses, and chain establishments, well that's just pernicious.
my buddy "asshole snob" doesn't see what the problem is.
I personally am glad they don't let people rub the soap all over their dirty underwear. Most people, when using soap do not stick the whole thing on their private parts. I'm glad they were forceful about this issue, especially when the woman kept disobeying their hygiene policy.
This place is real and real awesome!
You may not realize that all proceeds from Taste of the Highlands go to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. It's run by volunteers - not paid employees - and is one of the best "tasting events" in the city. The price of admission ($50) gets you all the food and drink you want (no taste tickets needed). There are plenty of neighborhood restaurants participating: Murphy's, Fontaine's, Highland Tap, Atkins Park, Genki, Goin' Coastal, Alon's, DBA Barbecue, Mali, Doc Chey's, Osteria 832, American Roadhouse, Rosebud, Family Dog, Pozole, Woody's and all the Fifth Group restaurants (including VH restaurants La Tavola and El Taco) The vast majority are in "The Highlands", which includes Virginia-Highland and Poncey Highland. I think it's actually a great mix of restaurants.
I think, silence is golden.
wait, so this is a real place?
Well the Jeju sauna is not going to get a good rating from us because of a recent incident there. In fact they do not deserved to be rated at all.
On a recent visit with four girlfriends recently we were in the middle of showering and one our girlfriends was rinsing out an undergarment when she was confronted by a spa worker who asked her not to use the bar soap to do this with - explaining other people use that soap - it was a bar of soap. Our friend explained that the bar soap was regularly used on skin-to-soap contact and that it stood more of a chance to become contaminated doing that. She also pointed out that there were no signs stating that undergarments not be rinsed out in the shower. She further suggested that Jeju consider supplying only liquid soap dispensers, or single use soap bars, like hotels and motels, which were overall safer when it comes to transferring contaminants. With that the employee left.
My girlfriend continued to shower when this employee came back and saw her still holding the undergarment in her hand in the shower. The Jeju employee became quite indignant and irritated and yelled at our friend who was only holding the undergarment for not wanting to lay them down on the shower floor. At this point she asked our friend to leave immediately, and the other three in the group (including me and a small child) were told to leave since we were all together.
Somewhere in all this Diane, the manager became involved. We did nothing to warrant this mistreatment by Jeju. Further, and the most disgusting part, security was called and a male security person by the name of Tony entered the locker room. I was nude as well as one of my friends! I asked him to leave that we were naked and he said I could not tell him where he could go. This was very humiliating to experience.
This whole disgusting event was totally uncalled for and highly embarrassing and stressful for all us attending. I am considering legal action. There was a purposeful invasion of privacy when the spa allowed a male to enter the locker room with naked females present. It was beyond embarrassing. We all paid for 24 hours and were told we would not get a refund. Diane was laughing when we left but believe me there was nothing to laugh at. I question her ability and skills to manage this establishment properly.
So if you want to possibly be humiliated beyond reason then go to this spa which is run by highly unreasonable people. This is not how we do business in America. We expect to be heard, and a modicum of respect. I wish everyone would protest this place and boycott participation in their business.
Very Very Upset in Temple, GA
No self-respecting human would refer to himself as a "beer snob" or a "music snob" anyway. That's a term for kids and assholes, in my experience.
When they begin poetically describing the bouquet and savory taste of the rarefied Andean Snow Squirrel testicle marinated in Aegean sea urchin semen, I just want to shove a flaming BBQ tong up their colon. I love the Mean Cuisine parody, it, unfortunately, isn't too far from reality among some people.
I suppose Highlands in plural could refer to both Virginia-Highland and Poncey-Highland, and so it is "taste of the Highlands," and would include a greater area (although some of the restaurants are still question marks, as they are nowhere near either of the neighborhoods)...
Was this just a way to let us know you think Paula Deen's food sucks? Would you think it sucked if it was served on a slider from The Shed, or came from any one of your all time favorite Michelin starred restaurants from the Grant Park area? I think its time for you to call it a day.
Awww....I wish you could have explored Cali. You were in a great area. I have lived in Cali for the past 6 years teaching English at a private American school. It is not the most beautiful city in Colombia, but it is one of the most welcoming. The salsa dancing is great here. I hope you will get to visit on purpose someday. When you do, you must try the Lechona!!! Happy travels!!!
When MidtownPatch $U$PENDED ChrisCrossdresser's account, they should of known that their would be con$equence$; for every ACTION, there is a REACTION. And my REACTION will be to let EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT HOW THEY CEN$ORED FREE SPEECH ; cause i don't get mad, I GET EVEN. Hopefully most people will rely on TOPIX (insert your town of city HERE) Com to get their community new$. MAY U LO$E SUB$CRIBER$, 'Hunt'!
May I, just for a moment? Thanks. "taste of the Highlands"? Really? The neighborhood is Virginia-Highland. There are four participating "neighborhood restaurants" listed on its website of which only one is both a restaurant AND in the neighborhood. The CL click through lists more, but the percentage of those that meet both criteria does not improve. Also it's $50 to get in. How neighborhoody.
I love how people come to every post to talk shit on Cliff and he just shuts up and takes it.
I agree Brad. The biggest problem with Farm Burger is the consistency when it comes to cooking their burgers. Otherwise the ingredients they use are top-notch.
He was planning on writing about your follow-up column next week. Keep up.
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