Category Archives: Eat It, Atlanta

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Gavage March 2016 – Home Cooking

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As a reminder, I’m a terrible “blogger” and can’t keep up with posts anymore. As I say in the “sticky” post at the top of my site, I mostly post to Instagram and Twitter these days. Though, I try not to spam social media, so I have a bunch of photos which never make it onto one of those platforms. I still take a lot of photos of my food and cooking, because hey, big dork here. I decided to toss up a couple posts of my cooking and dining from the last few months. Maybe it has some value….perhaps not. I do still ...

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FIG Charleston

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At this moment I’m taking a short study break from some mid-terms I have due tomorrow for my graduate degree at Texas A&M (mostly online), which seemed like a good idea at the start, but is now the reason I now dread Sunday evenings, when the week’s assignments are due. But, I’m nearly half way through with the program, I just booked my class trip to China (yep, already doing research on what to eat in Shanghai and Beijing) and I don’t have to make any payments towards the $50k in student loans for two years. By then Bernie Sanders will have waived that shit ...

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Chicken Shack @ Shake Shack

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Is the Atlanta locale the only Shake Shack in the world without a line? For years I’ve read about people waiting gleefully for hours in various lines in Manhattan, and I have difficulty reconciling those tales to my experiences at the Buckhead venue, where I have never been beyond fourth in line upon arrival. The Streets of Buckhead, or whatever the hell they’re calling that over-priced outdoor shopping mall/soulless see and be seen high-end chain restaurant destination these days, may not be the best the spot for a fast food burger shop, but what do I know? But I’d bet you a c-ntoe that if Shake Shack ...

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Chicken Shack @ Shake Shack

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Is the Atlanta locale the only Shake Shack in the world without a line? For years I’ve read about people waiting gleefully for hours in various lines in Manhattan, and I have difficulty reconciling those tales to my experiences at the Buckhead venue, where I have never been beyond fourth in line upon arrival. The Streets of Buckhead, or whatever the hell they’re calling that over-priced outdoor shopping mall/soulless see and be seen high-end chain restaurant destination these days, may not be the best the spot for a fast food burger shop, but what do I know? But I’d bet you a c-ntoe that if Shake Shack ...

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Chicken Shack @ Shake Shack

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

Is the Atlanta locale the only Shake Shack in the world without a line? For years I’ve read about people waiting gleefully for hours in various lines in Manhattan, and I have difficulty reconciling those tales to my experiences at the Buckhead venue, where I have never been beyond fourth in line upon arrival. The Streets of Buckhead, or whatever the hell they’re calling that over-priced outdoor shopping mall/soulless see and be seen high-end chain restaurant destination these days, may not be the best the spot for a fast food burger shop, but what do I know? But I’d bet you a c-ntoe that if Shake Shack ...

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Sublime Donuts

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It shouldn’t be anything new to anyone who has lived in Atlanta for a few years, but Sublime donuts can be off the charts delicious. I’m not a major frequenter of sweets or desserts, but every so often I get a craving and man, does Sublime deliver. On my most recent visit I was able to take a relatively new Atlantan, my little boy, for his first visit. What better than a bunch of cake and sugar to get him jacked before we saw some penguins on his first aquarium visit?

Sharing a large spread is the way to go at Sublime. Or buy a bunch ...

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Sublime Donuts

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It shouldn’t be anything new to anyone who has lived in Atlanta for a few years, but Sublime donuts can be off the charts delicious. I’m not a major frequenter of sweets or desserts, but every so often I get a craving and man, does Sublime deliver. On my most recent visit I was able to take a relatively new Atlantan, my little boy, for his first visit. What better than a bunch of cake and sugar to get him jacked before we saw some penguins on his first aquarium visit?

Sharing a large spread is the way to go at Sublime. Or buy a bunch ...

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Food Delivery Thought

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With the introduction of Uber style delivery services, I wonder if there are new food business models coming our way? When food trucks became a thing, it meant you no longer needed a brick and mortar restaurant, and the expense that comes with it, to serve the food of your dreams. Proliferation of a dynamic food logistics service could result in the quick creation of a delivery-on (or carry out) restaurant without a fleet or other delivery related overhead (insurance, drivers, repairs). If you wanted to start a delivery-only sandwich shop, one would only need an inspected kitchen. The barrier to entry ...

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Smoked Prime Rib

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Just a brief post from the cooking files – smoked prime rib roast. There’s nothing like a well prepared hunk of meat to serve as show-stopper for a dinner party. This beef roast was covered in a generous amount of salt, pepper, and fennel pollen then it rested in the refrigerator for a number of hours. Before cooking it came to room temp on the counter for another few hours.

It was smoked on my Big Green Egg for a couple hours at around 250. When it was just about ready it was removed and blasted in the oven to firm up the bark. It had a nice rest ...

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Smoked Prime Rib

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Smoked prime rib night!

Just a brief post from the cooking files – smoked prime rib roast. There’s nothing like a well prepared hunk of meat to serve as show-stopper for a dinner party. This beef roast was covered in a generous amount of salt, pepper, and fennel pollen then it rested in the refrigerator for a number of hours. Before cooking it came to room temp on the counter for another few hours.

It was smoked on my Big Green Egg for a couple hours at around 250. When it was just about ready it was removed and blasted in the oven to firm up the bark. It had a nice rest ...

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Smoked Prime Rib

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Just a brief post from the cooking files – smoked prime rib roast. There’s nothing like a well prepared hunk of meat to serve as show-stopper for a dinner party. This beef roast was covered in a generous amount of salt, pepper, and fennel pollen then it rested in the refrigerator for a number of hours. Before cooking it came to room temp on the counter for another few hours.

It was smoked on my Big Green Egg for a couple hours at around 250. When it was just about ready it was removed and blasted in the oven to firm up the bark. It had a nice rest ...

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Bone Garden Pozole

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Bone Garden Cantina is very close to my home, and I find myself enjoying it more and more, and subsequently craving it more often. I live even closer to Nuevo Laredo, but to me Nuevo only satisfies a specific craving – when I need a bunch of chips and salsa and some sloppy Tex/Mex food. I like Nuevo, but I get tired of it. The food can be hit or miss (For example, brisket can be incredible, or tough and dry.) It can be crowded. Remote parking and darting across the busy street can be interesting/scary.

Bone Garden may have officially surpassed Nuevo in ...

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Bone Garden Pozole

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Bone Garden Cantina is very close to my home, and I find myself enjoying it more and more, and subsequently craving it more often. I live even closer to Nuevo Laredo, but to me Nuevo only satisfies a specific craving – when I need a bunch of chips and salsa and some sloppy Tex/Mex food. I like Nuevo, but I get tired of it. The food can be hit or miss (For example, brisket can be incredible, or tough and dry.) It can be crowded. Remote parking and darting across the busy street can be interesting/scary.

Bone Garden may have officially surpassed Nuevo in ...

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Bone Garden Pozole

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Bone Garden Pozole Verde

Bone Garden Cantina is very close to my home, and I find myself enjoying it more and more, and subsequently craving it more often. I live even closer to Nuevo Laredo, but to me Nuevo only satisfies a specific craving – when I need a bunch of chips and salsa and some sloppy Tex/Mex food. I like Nuevo, but I get tired of it. The food can be hit or miss (For example, brisket can be incredible, or tough and dry.) It can be crowded. Remote parking and darting across the busy street can be interesting/scary.

Bone Garden may have officially surpassed Nuevo in ...

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Bone Garden Pozole

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Bone Garden Cantina is very close to my home, and I find myself enjoying it more and more, and subsequently craving it more often. I live even closer to Nuevo Laredo, but to me Nuevo only satisfies a specific craving – when I need a bunch of chips and salsa and some sloppy Tex/Mex food. I like Nuevo, but I get tired of it. The food can be hit or miss (For example, brisket can be incredible, or tough and dry.) It can be crowded. Remote parking and darting across the busy street can be interesting/scary.

Bone Garden may have officially surpassed Nuevo in ...

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Bone Garden Pozole

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Bone Garden Pozole Verde

Bone Garden Cantina is very close to my home, and I find myself enjoying it more and more, and subsequently craving it more often. I live even closer to Nuevo Laredo, but to me Nuevo only satisfies a specific craving – when I need a bunch of chips and salsa and some sloppy Tex/Mex food. I like Nuevo, but I get tired of it. The food can be hit or miss (For example, brisket can be incredible, or tough and dry.) It can be crowded. Remote parking and darting across the busy street can be interesting/scary.

Bone Garden may have officially surpassed Nuevo in ...

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Chili in a Pinch

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On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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Chili in a Pinch

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On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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Chili in a Pinch

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Chili

On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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Site Status

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Life is busy. I only post here roughly once a month, out of sheer grit and embarrassment. This site may not even have any Atlanta food relevancy anymore, though I still enjoy the dining and cooking and the friends I can make the time for these days. Restaurants open with a frequency nearly impossible to keep up with, much less write about in a unique way.

There have always been better writers and more prolific Atlanta eaters than I, but for years now I’ve taken pride in fair, honest, and self deprecating food opinions/thoughts. If I can’t take the time ...

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Site Status

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** This sticky post services as a general status update for 2015/2016. New content can be viewed below this update ***

Life is busy. I only post here roughly once a month, out of sheer grit and embarrassment. This site may not even have any Atlanta food relevancy anymore, though I still greatly enjoy the dining, cooking, and hanging with friends during rare downtime. Atlanta has seen a boom of restaurant openings the last few years, and it’s been impossible for me to keep up with all she has to offer, much less write about these destinations and dishes in a unique way.

There ...

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Site Status

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

** This sticky post services as a general status update for 2015/2016. New content can be viewed below this update ***

Life is busy. I only post here roughly once a month, out of sheer grit and embarrassment. This site may not even have any Atlanta food relevancy anymore, though I still greatly enjoy the dining, cooking, and hanging with friends during rare downtime. Atlanta has seen a boom of restaurant openings the last few years, and it’s been impossible for me to keep up with all she has to offer, much less write about these destinations and dishes in a unique way.

There ...

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Thai, Sichuan, Ramen

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 Thai, Sichuan, Ramen

Cooking and eating Asian foods seems to be pretty common amongst the big food nerds. It’s something different; maybe more interesting flavor profiles, atypical spices, bright or funky flavors, and more varied cuts of meats than the average white kid in the US eats along side their boxed mac ‘n cheese. The food-stricken are always seeking the next meal, and variety is a big part of that as well. Oh there is a duck heart larb on special? You better believe that ish will be on Instagram in a hot minute.

Learning a few new tricks in the kitchen and working with relatively uncommon ingredients ...

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Thai, Sichuan, Ramen

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Pok Pok Thai Pok Pok Thai

Cooking and eating Asian foods seems to be pretty common amongst the big food nerds. It’s something different; maybe more interesting flavor profiles, atypical spices, bright or funky flavors, and more varied cuts of meats than the average white kid in the US eats along side their boxed mac ‘n cheese. The food-stricken are always seeking the next meal, and variety is a big part of that as well. Oh there is a duck heart larb on special? You better believe that ish will be on Instagram in a hot minute.

Learning a few new tricks in the kitchen and working with relatively uncommon ingredients ...

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Thai, Sichuan, Ramen

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 Thai, Sichuan, Ramen

Cooking and eating Asian foods seems to be pretty common amongst the big food nerds. It’s something different; maybe more interesting flavor profiles, atypical spices, bright or funky flavors, and more varied cuts of meats than the average white kid in the US eats along side their boxed mac ‘n cheese. The food-stricken are always seeking the next meal, and variety is a big part of that as well. Oh there is a duck heart larb on special? You better believe that ish will be on Instagram in a hot minute.

Learning a few new tricks in the kitchen and working with relatively uncommon ingredients ...

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