@Sprawl Sux: yeah, there doesn't appear to be a link to the timelapse in this article, just to some guy's Flickr site. Here's the Google link for Atlanta: http://earthengine.google.org/#timelapse/v…
Slow it down and check the Dunwoody area between 1997 & 1998--I'm pretty sure I see the scar left by the 1998 tornado.
Well, they already closed their Brookwood store, so maybe they think they've already thinned the ITP herd enough, so to speak.
I know I quit watching when they essentially quit showing actual cooking shows.
After reading Mr. Bostock's post above, my wife & I visited last Saturday. Their confections are everything they were touted to be, and the two ladies are infectiously enthusiastic.
Definitely worth it!
Note that the top-voted Cheesecake Factory got only 13% of the votes in the survey, which was corrected somehow for the number of locations per chain Olive Garden & Applebees got the most votes, but were corrected downward because they have so many locations.
2 - Texas Roadhouse - 8%
3 - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers - 8%
15 - IHOP - 1%
Considering the limits the survey respondents had to work under, it's not really an indictment of U.S. consumers. Here's the survey logic (one unmentioned characteristic was "kid-friendliness"):
> Ratings were granted against characteristics including
> food taste and quality, atmosphere, and cleanliness.
What's your favorite family casual dining chain? I'd have a tough time picking one, because I think they're all a little boring, but couldn't I get a decent meal at just about any of them?
Cliff, I remember your negative review which seemed pretty honestly arrived at (the cheesecake was all made elsewhere & shipped in frozen), but Ruhlman's review ends with some vague talk of "steps backward", and a complaint that a restaurant respond to its customers. Weird.
That's Django (across from Crawford Long...err, Emory Midtown Hospital) pictured.
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