Another “finally!” culinary experience this weekend was trying the oft-discussed Holeman+Finch Public House burger. H+F offers only 24 burgers a night at 10pm on a first-come, first-served, no reservations basis. The burger is only even listed on the menu for Sunday brunch, when they make ~70, and is also when Mario and I decided to stop in and try it out.
Last weekend, Mario and I visited a place we’ve been eying for quite a while, BrickTops. Located on the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont, BrickTops enjoys a good amount of visibility. Self-described as an American-style bistro, BrickTops’ interior said “comfortable luxury” and the menu showcased a few “luxurious” prices as well (e.g. $14 chicken tenders).
Mario and I (well, really just I) started with one of my favorite hors d’oeuvres, Deviled Eggs with Sugar Bacon:
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I spent two days in New Orleans this week accompanying my brother to his freshman orientation. My dad and I went out to eat at The Red Maple in Gretna (on the West Bank) Thursday night.
Last Atlanta post in the queue! For my graduation luncheon, my family and I visited JCT Kitchen for some yummy Southern style bistro food. With a large party, we had to eat off of their special event menu, which proved to be nearly as good as their regular menu.
We were able to choose from:
- Tomato Soup; Fried Grafton Cheddar
- JCT Salad; Green Beans, Romaine, Spiced Pecans, Apples, Buttermilk Dressing
- Springer Mountain Fried Chicken; Macaroni and Cheese, Garlicky Green Beans
- Shrimp & Grits; Tim & Alice’s Red Mule Grits, crusty bread for sopping
- Sweet Water Battered Fish & Chips; Fries, “Sweet & Sour” Apple Slaw, ooo-eee sauce!!
- Ginger Bread-Pudding; Meyer Lemon Curd
- Georgia Pecan & Apple Fried Pies; Caramel, Cinnamon Ice cream
I tried to get photos and first bites of everything, but a girl’s gotta eat too! Many photos and family first bites after the jump.
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We had a birthday celebration at our Midtown Melting Pot this weekend. I’ve been wanting to try this place out for a while, but it’s definitely not your casual dining spot. The Melting Pot offers a couple of different dining options, and we opted for a full four-course meal (with coupon for free dessert). To start, a cheddar cheese fondue served with bread cubes and vegetables:
The fondue was made with Aged, medium-sharp Cheddar and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, lager beer, garlic and seasonings. Pretty tasty, as plain fondues go. Made me want to try making my own. Next was a salad, but it was a fairly generic Caesar, so we’ll skip over that. For our entree, we chose the “Pacific Rim” entree for two: Teriyaki-marinated sirloin, white shrimp, marinated pork tenderloin, breast of duck, breast of chicken and potstickers. At The Melting Pot, this all comes out raw and you cook at your table using the cooking style of your choice. We chose Mojo (Caribbean-seasoned bouillon with distinctive flavors of fresh garlic with a citrus flair).
This weekend we tried out Top Chef finalist Richard Blais‘ new restaurant Flip.
Flip is in kind of a weird location, on midtown Atlanta’s Howell Mill Rd. Situated among auto repair shops and hardware stores, its chic decor definitely stands out. Uber-chic begets an uber wait, and we waited about 45 minutes for a table. However, this is not unusual for a new, smallish restaurant with a famous head chef.