when does your favorite english teacher get a sample? I mean, c'mon Jordan....
Not legitimate if it doesn't include Eats.
Glad to see that at least one distillery may be making a stab at a Georgia peach brandy.
Nice graphic, and these are all good spots. But why do these lists always just focus on the whitest parts of Atlanta? It's all East Atlanta Village, Midtown, Decatur. Stuff white people like. Branch out, y'all. Diversify.
LOL, my OTP ass hasn't been to a single one of these restaurants.
I've heard of a few but couldn't tell you where they are located.
I live in the area and have for the past few decades. Grew up riding my bike all over Doraville.
The pedestrian friendliness of the area has grown tremendously with sidewalks and crosswalks from Chamblee Tucker north to Oakcliff or so.
The place is so bus friendly there are actually several private bus services operating in the area. They run smaller buses than MARTA but stop whenever someone pulls the cord.
I do understand that one of the strongest desires of human beings is comfort and security, the concept of personal space comes from that need.
Personally I try and always think of life as an adventure and eating with strangers is a bit of an adventure. Anytime I feel totally secure and comfortable I know that probably nothing interesting is going to happen. But when I feel a bit of nerves, a bit insecure and uneasy, like asking a beautiful woman out on a date, that is when life gets interesting.
Its like how Jay Leno claims he used to always fly coach as nothing funny ever happened in first class.
I understand that, I have stayed in hundreds of nicer hotels, I have few memories of them, but I have some of the best memories and funniest stories from staying at low budget motels as you simply encounter a greater range of characters and experiences.
Sure, when eating with strangers 8 out of 10 times nothing interesting is said or done, 1 time the experience might even be bad but usually a bit of magic happens at least 1 out of 10 times and someone says something that makes you look at or think about the world in a different way or you make a new friend or a new business contact or someone simply makes you laugh.
I will always roll the dice that a bit of magic happens than always simply getting exactly what I expect or maybe even what I think I want.
Thanks for resurrecting this now 8 year old thread,,,,,,,,,,,
Carl, we'd love to hear more about your dad. What did he think of the Mercury's pricing?
Eli Kikov is no longer with H&F Bread. He now offering a better quality bread at his own bakery called Best Bread Baking Company.
Yes, these restaurants probably do need to price themselves higher because they are in a high-rent building. This is not a new phenomenon and is common in pretty much every major city everywhere.
You're also correct that there is a lot of great affordable food in this city. That stuff is generally what I eat when I am not cooking for myself. But why should we complain that there are places that meet other needs and charge for variables such as the location, the service, and the experience?
It is just tedious that the comment section for pretty much every review of a PCM or Krog location has been 30 posts of "12 bucks for a sandwich! but on Buford....". Ok-- that is true, but what does that add beyond the obvious point that location and clientele affect prices? And can we realistically expect anything else? Like it or not (and I generally don't) this stuff operates in a market economy.
Of course, if the food isn't very good then it is an entirely different discussion; but I only see one or two comments above that seem to imply that the person making the comment has actually been there. The rest is mostly noise.
Late response, never saw this comment. @ Concerned Public these are libelous statements that have no basis in fact. The Turnip Truck does sell conventional produce, but it is NEVER, EVER sold as local product. 100% transparency, source verification and honesty are our utmost priority and all of our food is labeled and sold under the farm that it came from. Our warehouse is a FDA registered food facility with 1000 sq. feet of refrigeration. Please stop by anytime and we can show you around! Sincerely, Michael Schenck, Founder / Owner, The Turnip Truck of GA, LLC
Has it occurred to the top hat and monocle brigade here that people bitching about the prices at PCM aren't comparing it to Taco Bell but rather restaurants of the same quality elsewhere in the city? It's great that you all don't care that a similar meal *not* at PCM would be 10-20% cheaper, but to write out huge scribes essentially saying that isn't a valid point is inane. Every review about PCM restaurants so far sound like they'd be better off not being there because the rent forces them to charge more than market value across the board.
The general muir wins hands down with bagel quality, service, and general (hah!) food quality by far. Their bakery items next door are also reasonably priced and great when I can't make it to Alon's! I've been to Bagel Palace several times and enjoyed it, although I think the atmosphere could definitely use some upgrading.
Was excited to check out Ponce City Market and finally visited last week. I was disappointed. After touring all the options with a friend, we walked over to Gekko sushi for a late lunch.
I'm really curious about the type of customer that can keep PCM restaurants afloat. Tourists? Parking is a pain reminiscent of Atlantic Station. Also, there is quite an eclectic assortment of restaurants, but I cannot picture a group -- or even a couple -- settling on one spot.
Time will tell.
This comments section is class warfare bingo
There's some weird people working at Bagel Palace, though. Ill-tempered older folks (the owners?), waiters and waitresses getting into LOUD, pissy arguments in front of customers, food that isn't as good as it used to be...and ridiculous prices. Call me unimpressed. I've only heard wonderful things about Goldbergs. I agree with the other poster who said that the mom and pop stores need to earn their reputation. To me, Bagel Palace's reputation isn't as sterling as some people think it is.
Carl: I know! That's a sad, sad thing. You should hear people out here in Tacoma, WA going ga-ga over a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Tacoma Mall. My neighbors were raving about it and I didn't know what to say. Oh, blast! Suddenly I have a craving for those #$%! waffle fries! Truett Cathy is getting his revenge.
What a relevant comment to a restaurant review. The internet is just dumb as heck.
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