posted on February 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm
As you can probably tell, I have not been eating out a lot in recent months. I got on the scale around Thanksgiving and was not so blissful about the numbers that popped up. That “oh shit, I have really let myself go” moment, a period of some scarily bad acid reflux, and really wanting to stay avoid becoming plus-sized have caused me to embark on a mission for balance. This (shudder) diet is new to me as I am actually losing the weight–ten pounds so far!–the healthy way. You know, moderation, exercise, and some structure in the form of Weight Watchers Online–an amazing tool whether you need to lose 10 or 100 pounds. I am sure many of you aren’t too happy about the lack of posts, but my health comes first. Even gluttons need to take a mini-break after 6 years of obsessively blogging about food.
Now, that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I have a few bits and bytes for you…
I went by Te Wei Chinese Kabobs for lunch the other day after seeing Eat Buford Highway’s post and it was so good I decided it deserved a full article in Creative Loafing. Check out the paper in a couple of weeks for the full story.
If you are a fan of bubble tea, you must try Quickly next door.
Their teas are exceptional and the small restaurant even serves small bites like fried chicken bites and squid balls. Cash only.
Moon spotted a new Mexican restaurant next to Little Szechuan that looks very promising. It’s called El Chisme.
I spoke to the owners who told me they are from Mexico City, the same place my family is from. The menu has lots of classic dishes as well as items you normally find in D.F. I was super excited to see this sign on the door indicating they serve Mexican breakfast with handmade tortillas.
In other news, Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya wrote me a couple of weeks ago to let me know a new ramen and tonkastu place called Raku has opened in the same shopping center as the Super H Mart on Pleasant Hill. I will definitely be getting there soon as soon as they have had time to settle in.
Moon took me for an early Valentine’s Day dinner to Sushi House Hayakawa, a place I have always loved, but seldom visit for some reason.
The fish was impeccable as well as the service. I still consider it to be the best sushi in Atlanta.
Goldberg’s has opened a new location in the Toco Hills Shopping Center–the same one that’s home to Bagel Palace. I think Bagel Palace is just awful and honestly don’t consider Godlberg’s to be a suitable replacement for New York deli, but it’s close to our house so I can imagine us visiting soon. I’m sure it will get a lot of business from my alma mater, Emory.
In a non-food, but semi-related note, I found a new Buford Highway Foot Massage place that has become my new favorite.
The prices at Treat your feet are a little higher than other spots, but the difference is worth it. It’s located kind of across the street from Karaoke Melody. Here’s a glance at the prices and super comfy over-sized black velvet armchairs.
Still cheaper than most massage places.
I finally made it over to Peter Chang’s/Cheng’s for lunch this week. I’ll have a full report with photos later in the week and also hope to have the last installment of my Venice trip up by next Sunday. Stay tuned…