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Some questions about Atlanta.

ulterior epicure Oct 15, 2010 01:23 PM

I need two dinners. Here are some perimeters:

1. No Bacchanalia.
2. Is the burger at Holeman & Finch worth the 10 p.m. wait? There are an awful lot of really REALLY tempting thing on that menu of theirs, otherwise.
3. Restaurant Eugene - thought? Would going to Eugene and H&F (on two separate nights) be Linton overkill? I don't see how this could be, since they seem to have totally different food.
4. Anywhere else of note that you would put on the top list? Watershed? Woodfire Grilll? Floataway Cafe?


Floataway Cafe
1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015

Restaurant Eugene
2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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    tenntexga RE: ulterior epicure Oct 15, 2010 05:52 PM

    Floataway is fantastic. It will not disappoint.

    I feel like I say it over and over again on this list, but Cakes & Ale serves some of the best food I have ever had (period) and it is so well-priced.

    Cakes & Ale Restaurant
    254 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

    Floataway Cafe
    1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015

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      bobstripower RE: tenntexga Oct 23, 2010 10:15 AM

      thanks for post on Cakes--looked at their menu and i love Chanterelle Mushrooms--ill be heading there this weekend

    2. chris2269 RE: ulterior epicure Oct 16, 2010 04:02 AM

      I can only offer my humble experience visiting here in Atlanta for the past month and trying to take in some great food.
      Woodfire-Had the 7 course tasting menu. While everything was well prepared and featured fresh ingredients, nothing blew me away.
      Holeman & Finch - can not speak to the burger but had four plates and all were terrific. Impressed me so much that I am going to Restaurant Eugene tonight because I wanted to try more of Chef Hopkin's food.

      Restaurant Eugene
      2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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        ulterior epicure RE: chris2269 Oct 18, 2010 07:58 AM

        @chris2269: I've heard that the vegetable tasting at Woodfire is fantastic. I'm assuming your 7-course tasting was not the vegetable tasting.

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          chris2269 RE: ulterior epicure Oct 18, 2010 02:37 PM

          Correct it was the regular tasting. Again everything was very good, I just wouldn't rush back or drag someone there. Best meal this trip by far has been H&F.

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        edwardspk RE: ulterior epicure Oct 16, 2010 07:31 AM

        Just curious - if you're willing to spend the money for Eugene, why no Bacchanalia? WAY better food for similar price point. You should add Aria to your list of considerations. Better food than Eugene and cheaper.

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          ulterior epicure RE: edwardspk Oct 18, 2010 07:56 AM

          @edwardspk: Bacchanalia will be closed for the days I'm in Atlanta, otherwise, I would seriously consider it.

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          cheesemonger RE: ulterior epicure Oct 16, 2010 05:46 PM

          I'm a bit in love with Miller-Union these days- the duck with corn and lima succotash is something- well, if I was sentenced to eat one thing for the rest of my life- it would be that. And the Miller Thyme cocktail is a great starter to the meal.

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            ulterior epicure RE: cheesemonger Oct 18, 2010 07:57 AM

            @cheesemonger: "Miller Thyme" - cute.

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              cheesemonger RE: ulterior epicure Oct 21, 2010 05:31 PM

              @ue: name is cute (which I usually hate), but the drink is good! I prodded for tips on the making. Yes, thyme-infused simple syrup, but no- not too much.

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                abbyloving RE: cheesemonger Oct 26, 2010 06:16 AM

                I am absolutely with you on Miller Union. It's been hyped a good bit lately with the Bon Appetit mention and a few others, but lives up to it. Consistent, delicious food. Not a vegetarian, but their veggie plate knocked me over. Everything was perfect.

                Also, I've heard over and over that Dynamic Dish is one of the places for best food in the city, and I ride by it almost every day, but I'm ashamed to say that I haven't yet been there...

                Dynamic Dish
                427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

                Miller Union
                999 Brady Ave Suite 106, Atlanta, GA 30318

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                  biskuit RE: abbyloving Oct 30, 2010 04:21 PM

                  Dynamic Dish is amazing. Definitely different, but amazing. I mostly go for lunch.

                  Dynamic Dish
                  427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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            MinaJ RE: ulterior epicure Oct 30, 2010 04:44 PM

            Great suggestions here, looking forward to trying some of these out!

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