My wife and I were wowed with the take on standard southern cuisine here. The chef's menu for the evening reads like a meat-and-three, but the main course and the side dishes are flavored with extraordinary care, plated in a wonderful presentation, and the end result is close to perfection. You can also order one of the sandwiches if you'd prefer to skip the chef's choice for the evening, and even they are a cut above. This restaurant is a real bright light in Avondale/Decatur and my wife and I believe the food demonstrates a sophistication worthy of many of Atlanta's big-name establishments.
You meant "whose streets?" not "Who's streets."
Pretty funny. The author acts like he's never heard of the mysterious sport of "Car Drifting" before, even though Atlanta has held a round of the international series Formula Drift since 2004. Red Bull is a huge presence at those races. Also, a 2009 superbowl commercial featuring drifting was shot at Road Atlanta.
Carry on indeed.
"Make it safe" is wise advice.
I'm not disparaging the street food community at all (I love street food and have partaken of it in Atlanta, NYC, SFO, Houston, and LA).
However, I don't want government disparaged either. It has a responsibility to ensure that foodstuffs -- and the equipment used to store them for any significant period of time -- are safe. No matter where they're prepared and even when SOLD to customers on private property by someone representing themselves as a professional restaurateur.
I'm glad to hear that positive steps are taking place. Some megacities, such as Boston, still don't allow mobile food sales. A vibrant street food community is a great asset, as you pointed out. But if anything goes wrong, the government and the city will be blamed as much or MORE than the vendors, and it will hurt tourism revenue as well as local sales.
This is a great idea. I like your thoughts about the different events that could take place, and the museums each celebrating Dr. King in their own way.
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