After reading last week's creative loafing mention of their couscous, the wife and I went Saturday. It was really nice - the food exceptional given the low prices, excellent wine list. The deserts (tart tatin with rosemary ice cream) and my mistral cocktail (lavender vodka with port and lime) were VERY sophisticated and well done. We'll be returning for sure.
I used to live off Weiuca and lived on Taxco's chicken mole.
If you've got access to fresh eggs, you should make eggs scrambled in the french style (as we call them at home). You can find recipes, but the gist is to turn your stove on the absolute lowest heat it can make. Melt a couple tablespoons of butter, then pour in the eggs and keep stirring by scraping across the bottom and edges until they are done. 15+ minutes.
something just magical happens when you cook a fresh egg that slowly.
They won't look like regular scrambled eggs - more like ultrafine grits. You can add caviar and a bit of half-and-half when you pull them out, but it's hardly needed.
Star's sushi grade tuna is flat out awesome as well. We occasionally buy a pound ($40 or so), make 1/2 as sashimi and lightly cook 1/2 with a sesame seed crust to feed 4
My 12 year old son bikes in Midtown/Virginia-highland to get to school, the pool, tennis practice, visit friends, etc. He knows traffic rules and obeys them. He's also almost been hit 3 times in the last year (2 sideswipes by drivers who didn't give him enough room as they tried to pass, and 1 who turned in front of him when he had the right of way).
Riding to school with him, we saw another commuter hit the side of a car that turned in front of her to try to get into the school lot in too small a gap in traffic.
Aggressive bikes are idiots, no question and there is no reason for a car to pay any damages if a lawbreaker gets hit. But in 20 years of living in Atlanta and being inconvenienced at times by a bike breaking a traffic law, I have NEVER seen one cause an accident. I HAVE, however, had a multitude of near misses over the years cause by drivers who were either aggressive or inattentive.
There isn't some war between bikes and cars that anyone needs to win. If driving makes you that tense, maybe you should try riding a bike a few days a week.
Except for the moments of sheer terror caused by aggressive cars it's really quite relaxing.
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