If this route was needed so desperately, why not have a MARTA bus route implemented? This project so reeks of gov't waste at all levels!!! It is disgusting! John Lewis should be ashamed of himself, but he's so deep in the muck he doesn't even see the atrocity of it all.
Again, deal with reality folks. People are not coming to the westside from East Cobb to go biking on Northside or Howell Mill instead of using the Silver Comet Trail, or are going to ride a bus to hit the restaurants and shopping on and directly off of Howell Mill. Sure the people that will move into the new apartments going up will run across the street to go eat, but they will be in their cars to go anywhere else. My girlfriend in the Old 4th Ward is not going to hop on a bike or take a MARTA bus to come over here for dinner/shopping. Atlanta is second behind L.A. in their love affair with their cars. While sitting in traffic on Howell Mill this afternoon, I took a look at the capacity on the Marta buses I saw. One bus had 1 passenger, and the others about 3-5. This was in about a 5 minute span, during rush hour. GDOT can do better than putting a million or so on adding a bike lane on Howell Mill/Northside.
Bike lanes and buses? Pa-lease! The OTP-ers are not going to hop on a bus or pedal themselves when they converge on the neighborhood when they want the "check in" on facebook at JCT or The Optimist.
The DOT should spend our money on dealing with reality, Atlanta will not give up their cars. Period.
This review is spot on, wish it weren't. I live in the area and was so excited that yet another new venue was opening. I love what's happening to the Westside.
But the chicken here is a flop. I want LeRoy's to do well, I really do, so hoping that the consistent mediocre reviews will prompt the chef to rework the recipe.
I agree, LeRoy's fried chicken is weird and not that great. There's too much competition in ATL for so/so, bizarre fried chicken. The coating is just all wrong.
As a consumer, I rely on Open Table heavily. I'm not going to call around to 8-15 restaurants to see who has availability on a Friday night.
It's also a great way to look to see what new restaurants you want to try, or remind you to go back to ones you've enjoyed in the past.
If a restaurant doesn't want to pay the fee and be a part of Open Table, then they won't have the exposure that their competition does and had better hope that the reviews and word of mouth gets butts in seats. There are only a few places we go to that aren't on OT.
And on the Miller Union craze, I don't get it. We've been 3 times, brought guests once, and don't see what all the fuss is about. Have had better meals consistently at Bocado, Restaurant Eugine, JCT Kitchen, FAB, etc.
"what angels eat for breakfast" - Teeter
Now that made me actually LOL!
There's no such thing as a "bad" donut. Period. End of statement.
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