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The “30 Restaurants in 30 Days” Project Begins!

 

From themenushop.com

From themenushop.com

During the month of November, I will begin each morning on this blog with a visit to a local restaurant. While these won’t be formal reviews, I do hope to tell you which places to seek out, which ones to avoid and how you can best use each restaurant to satisfy your budget as well as your appetite. Expect a few lousy iPhone pictures, as well.

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Ramona Clef

November 1st, 2009
6:49 pm

Well, today’s the first, no?

Jill Davis

November 1st, 2009
9:08 pm

Great to meet you the other day at Star Provisions Bakery. Stop by anytime and visit me. Good luck and a hearty appetite with your new endeavor. – Jill

Matt Hughes

November 2nd, 2009
1:06 am

Only 28 days in November LOL…just kidding looking forward to your reviews.

Dunwoody Don

November 2nd, 2009
6:53 am

Enough with the sushi, already. Let’s get back to some real food.

Tyree

November 2nd, 2009
8:38 am

You gotta jump on Antico Pizza bandwagon.

Lane

November 2nd, 2009
9:14 am

‘Bout like me; a day late…a dollar short ~

Stephanie

November 2nd, 2009
9:32 am

Yay! So excited.

Wayne

November 2nd, 2009
9:34 am

Look forward to your list but not the added pounds I might put on. I suppose you are going to visit all types and price ranges, right?

Get It Right

November 2nd, 2009
10:06 am

Try something southeast OTP. The Season’s Bistro in McDonough or the original Shanes

John Kessler

November 2nd, 2009
10:18 am

Get it Right: Is the original Shane’s better than the (reliably mediocre) franchise Shane’s? Sounds like a fun idea. What’s good at Season’s?

Matt

November 2nd, 2009
10:47 am

John, other than Season’s Bistro and Pasta Max, Henry County is an absolute wasteland as far as food is concerned. NOTHING other than mediocre chain restaurants as far as the eye can see and when we are lucky enough to get something OTHER than a chain, the fine folks of this county won’t support it. Very disappointing.

Mike

November 2nd, 2009
11:00 am

Looking forward to reading your updates through November! Support your local restaurants!!! http://www.acitydiscount.com/

Get It Right

November 2nd, 2009
1:35 pm

It’s been almost a year since our last visit, so the menu has changed. I remember the wife having an excellent tuna dish and I had a surfy turfy scallops and steak that was very well prepared. I just recalled Palm Beach on Eagles Landing as worth the trip. Chef Ger (sp?) has done a wonderful job the several times we’ve been there. Good fare at a reasonable price

gayle

November 2nd, 2009
2:47 pm

Come to Alpharetta and try The Red Hen- we are giving local breakfast places a run for their money!

Carolyn O'Neil

November 4th, 2009
1:11 pm

Livingstons! and eat at the bar….see what happens at communal table.

Janice

November 4th, 2009
1:28 pm

Some suggestions . . .
Woodfire Grill to see if Kevin Gillespie is as awesome as he seems to be on the current season of Top Chef, as well as the other two contenders from this season’s restaurants, Eno & Pura Vida.
Had a wonderful meal at Cakes & Ale this past weekend, and I’d highly recommend that, along with Man Chun Hong & So Kong Dong on Buford Hwy.

Janice

November 4th, 2009
1:30 pm

Current Top Chef contenders’ restaurants: Woodfire Grill, Eno, and Pura Vida. Wonderful Buford Hwy. haunts: Man Chun Hong & So Kong Dong. Intown/Decatur treasures: Cakes & Ale and Bhojanic.

Leonard Camp

November 4th, 2009
1:40 pm

John – great to have you back. A gem in Norcross for you to try: Thorn Tree. Go in and ask for “Lowell”. Just a very nice and enternaning dining experience.

Good luck.

Leonard Camp

November 4th, 2009
1:42 pm

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janet wyche

November 4th, 2009
1:46 pm

Congrats John! Eat up most of your writing, hence glad to see u focusing on food with this venture. Suggestions: Well how about the idea the first of your seven to be published books be a compilation of favored/funny columns. Ah la – Carrie Bradshaw – Sex in the City column complilation. Humor and food. Gotta have both! Still got cooking tools to share with you and your girls. Enjoy. One more thing: I think it would be great reading to have you entertain a eat with a reader contest and share your experience like u did in your column with the food blogger.

Lawrence P

November 4th, 2009
2:11 pm

Give Dave Poes BBQ off the Marietta Square a try.

John Kessler

November 4th, 2009
4:00 pm

Thanks for all the recs! They’re all going in a messy file. Carolyn — see you at the bar at Livingston…

Patty

November 4th, 2009
4:30 pm

Try Casanova Italian Restaurant in Alpharetta. Or the actual address might be Cumming. Best Italian place since living in NY. My husband & I go there often and it is authentic.

atllady626

November 4th, 2009
5:02 pm

Try Home Restaurant , West Paces Ferry – new head chef Quentin Donnaud formerly with Craft.

SteveGross

November 4th, 2009
5:10 pm

Please don’t miss Russell Wooten and his team at The Tasting Room Restaurant and Wine Bar in Sandy Springs. http://www.atlwines.com His background with Joel Atunes at the Ritz Dining Room, Joel’s, his ex-chef time at Capital City Club (Bhead) as fine dining lead chef gave him great training. This is his first headline opportunity, and he is making the best of it. Tonight he hosts a Paul Hobbs wine pairing dinner with the wine makers, yum!

Wayne

November 4th, 2009
5:37 pm

Visit Veni Vidi Vici. One of the few “True” Italian Restaurants in the city, wait in the whole State

Michael Rogers

November 4th, 2009
8:49 pm

Take another drive to Sandy Springs and try La Petite Maison – excellent French bistro – and then on to Little European Bakery for real from-scratch pastries and desserts.

Nick

November 6th, 2009
4:36 pm

If you haven’t already been, you must try out Grindhouse Killer Burgers downtown in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. I had heard some great things about it from friends and I went today to try it myself, the Apache Burger was the best I’ve had since I lived in NY!! Great atmosphere and overall experience…check it out!!

Sugar Hill

November 6th, 2009
4:49 pm

You need to come OTP.

Chief

November 6th, 2009
4:53 pm

Try Oak Street Cafe in Roswell. Simple but reliably outstanding food. I usually go for lunch, and the soups, the burger, and the chicken salad are each best in class.

Tom

November 6th, 2009
5:17 pm

Yeah, something south of interstate 20-Clayton County or Henry County or Fayette County. I’m betting it won’t happen more than once, if it happens at all. Any yes, the original Shane’s is the best.

Tom

November 6th, 2009
6:32 pm

I’d like to see a review of pho places on Buford Hwy. Pho Bac and Pho Hao II for two. Also other Vietnamese entrees. And I’m another Tom from the one that posted at 5:17…

foodie

November 6th, 2009
6:35 pm

Try DBA BBQ in the highlands