posted on May 3, 2010 at 9:56 am
Hello lovelies. It’s been quite a busy–and trying–past few months for yours truly. I won’t get into the all the gritty details, but I was going through lots of medical stuff including having a tiny piece of my tongue cut off. All is well, but blogging hasn’t been numero uno on my priority list. Eating with stitches in your tongue is…interesting.
After a week of cooking and relaxing in Miami with my family, I’m back in the saddle with a clean bill of health (yay!) and have been eating my way around Atlanta. I found the most insanely good Vietnamese restaurant and that review is coming out in Creative Loafing this week. So, stay tuned.
I made a trip to Young Augustine’s for lunch with Moon and we had a good–not great–lunch.
Loved this Chicago style dog. It had all the right ingredients, textures, and the price was right.
And this pimento cheese appetizer with homemade kimchi was awesome even if the bread was a bit stale. I loved the creamy, creamy pimento cheese though. I want to bathe myself in it. The place also has a great beer list and a load of other items worth trying.
Like every other blogger and food critic around town, I visited Miller Union–my favorite new restaurant of 2009–for lunch before I left for Miami. I started with one of the homemade rhubarb sodas.
It was gorgeous; tart, sweet, and the perfect foil to my main, a cheeseburger.
The cheeseburger was cooked to my liking and the patty had a nice amount of juicy fat. My only complaint was the bun. It fell apart too easily and made eating the monster a little tough without some knife and fork intervention. The restaurant does get points for the enchanting homemade French fries and ketchup.
Speaking of Rhubarb, I drove out to Roswell to check out The Pie Hole, a cuter than cute pie shop near downtown Roswell.
Deciding was hard, but I settled on a strawberry rhubarb pie. I didn’t get a picture of the pie, but it was awesome. The crust was super flaky and the filling was pleasantly sour. There were so many other delicious looking pies to choose from so a return visit is definitely in order. Just a note: the bakery also sells pies by slice if you don’t want the temptation of a whole pie at home.
In home-cooking news, I bought a new rice cooker for my kitchen since my old one broke a few years ago. I decided to go a little fancier and get one of the fuzzy logic cookers so I could have all the nifty timer settings.
I went for the Zojirushi 10-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer. I have made a bunch of things in it already–congee, every rice under the sun, and steel-cut oatmeal. It has pushed me to cook more Asian dishes at home. I adore this thing.
I was driving up Buford Highway to meet a friend for lunch and spotted this odd sign:
Mexican pizza? Color me intrigued.
Turns out this Pizza Patron is the first location of a franchise based out of–big surprise–Texas. I ordered La Mexicana and a cajeta filled churro.
The pizza was decent. It tasted a lot like Domino’s pizza with Mexican toppings. Yeah, it’s no Antico, but the oddity of the place–and price point–make it blog worthy.
We took Moon Junior to Nakato for her first hibachi experience since it was her birthday. I have a soft spot for hibachi despite its cheesiness factor. We normally eat shabu shabu in the Garden room, so this was my first visit to the hibachi side. The amount of food was redunkulous and our chef was a cut-up.
Since I do love sushi, I couldn’t resist ordering an uni handroll. It was some of the best–read: fresh and creamy–uni I have had in a long time.