Following up on the PG/FSB thread: First, I'm a native Atlantan, and I loved Chef Paul; I thank him for his time here, and I wish him well in Switzerland. Second, I am a small business owner with a (currently) terrible web site and would love for someone to help me build a good one at a reasonable price. I've had quotes from $3k to $30k and nobody can explain the difference and why there's such a range. I'm a lawyer (the irony is not lost on me), but for me it's like dealing with a car mechanic. I don't understand how the engine works and I have no idea what a fair price is. So, by all means, hit me if you have a recommendation.
I'm really disappointed at Mr. Bostock's less than fair review of Lips Atlanta. It sounds as if he went into this with a bad attitude, focusing on anything negative he could think of.
Lips Atlanta is a very fun place to go with friends for an evening of drinks, dining and drag...all in a clean & smoke free environment. Not a smoke filled dirty bar but a place where you'd be proud to take your friends whether they're gay, straight or whatever. It's a great environment for the drag queens to have a steady job doing what they love to do in a beautiful, glitzy little palace. They do a fine job taking your drink orders and serving your dinner. My pork chop was delicious and the Mac & cheese was very tasty. It's not Ruth Chris so if you want that, go there. I do like the Wednesday & Thursday evenings better because there's only one seating so it's not as rushed and the drag performance is longer than on Friday & Saturday nights with. 2 performances. I'm looking forward to going to Sunday's gospel brunch.
If you want to have a great time in a space that Liberace would be proud of then make your reservations & go to Lips. Don't let Cliff's review bias you!
Were there sliders?
Straight people be havin' kids and goin' to church. You seen this, you heard about this? (adjusts tie)
RIP Hollywood HOTS...Backstreet...etc...
This town used to swing...and strut...now it shuffles. A 24 hr. moveable feast became a polite mixer.
Thanks Ray Lewis, lazy cops, and know-it-all killjoy liberal Democrat (?) power broker politicians.
PG - you could offer to help them instead of critiquing them, since you seem to know so much more about websites... Running a small business is hard enough, and fancy websites are expensive. The new management at LBM is fantastic, running front and back of the house as a family and keeping Paul's vision in place. Why not put some positive energy into the universe instead of anonymously being mean?
Little's is now trying to raise money to fix the building they are in. Here is the fundraising link: http://igg.me/p/please-help-save-little-s-…
I just wish The General Muir, with all their wonderful food had Knishes. I can only imagine how awesome they would be!
I see some of these people do Poblano and Cheese tamales and I have had some of the above mentioned and they are very good. With that being said, do any of y'all know any people that make tamales that are "Refried Bean, Jalapeño, and Cheese" Poblano is fine for the pepper, too. We used to have a woman (years ago in Dallas, TX) that made the most incredible ones for us and since we've moved here we haven't found anyone that makes anything with the refried beans. Any help would be most appreciated! :)
Lorenzo, i'd put Smoke Ring's meat on par with anyone else in town, but i'd say their sides ('specially the mac and cheese) and extended menu are a couple notches above. their bar program is WAY better than any of the other BBQ spots in town and it's just so damn nice inside...so much more comfortable than Fox. great spot to catch a game.
i've been pretty underwhelmed by Fox Brothers every time i've been, though (i would say Daddy D's and Commnity Q are both better), so we might have different tastes.
Some of the BEST Tamales I have ever eaten are at Rico's on East Atlanta Road near Stockbridge. GREAT Mexican Food and Excellent Service.
How could Buford highway farmers market be left out? Their food court at males have the best masa I have found in Atlanta.
Went this past weekend and the pig sty nachos were EVERYTHING!!!!
I saw that Fox Brothers had chicken tamales this past weekend, we couldn't get to the Big Tex location nor the Fox Bros. BBQ spot to get any but the pictures looked right. Thanks for the tamale expose..
To FuziOh's comment on TJ's produce being past their prime. This is very much a suburb (or city without plentiful deli/vendors/grocers) vs city mindset. In the a city you don't stock up on stuff. When you want a banana you buy a banana and want it ripe to be eaten that day or the next day breakfast or lunch. Usually you buy it on the street or at the grocery on your walk home. In suburbs or a city like Atlanta people drive to buy their produce and tend to buy more than they need for that day or next day. Ripe, ready to eat produce is not seen as a good thing. Non-ripe produce is seen as a bad thing in big cities. I haven't had problems with TJs produce, I like that it is ready to go - that I can buy bananas that aren't green. The challenge with selling ripe, ready to eat is that in 48 hrs that produce is not saleable at full price.
Perla is a short walk from work, so it's become difficult to resist just eating there every day. I had no idea about their connection to Cous Cous--that explains their odd (but delicious!) Med-Mex selections like falafel and shawarma tacos.
You forgot to mention Red Cactus Café Tamales & Empanadas. Great tamales in flavors like Chorizo & Goat Cheese, Pork & Tomatillo, even two vegetarian types. www.redcactuscafe.com.
THAT is a "relaunched" website? It looks like a failed RPG from 1992. Whoever made it should never be allowed within 10 feet of a computer again.
the guy sounds a little nuts, but good luck to him.
If you're in the Kennesaw area, best tamales by far are Noemi's Tamales - well worth the drive if you aren't: http://www.noemistamales.com/
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