My family and I can recite the menu at Taqueria del Sol upside down and backwards because we go there so often. Farm Burger, right across the street, has not been part of our regular too-lazy-or-bare-of-pantry-to-cook rotation because — truthfully — one or more of us isn’t in the mood for red meat. (There’s a quinoa-based veggie burger, but it’s been bland and crumbly.)
When we stopped by Taqueria last week the line snaked out the door and clear to the end of the parking lot. So we ventured across the street to discover a much shorter wait at Farm Burger and — lo! — a new chicken burger. I found this patty of well seasoned ground chicken quite delicious, particularly after outfitting it with fried eggplant, arugula and pickled jalapeños. My wife, who was in the mood for a seriously beefy hamburger, got one with cheddar and bacon and declared it snarftastic.
I also recently stopped by the German Bakery (2914 White Boulevard, Decatur, 404-508-5900), just off Lawrenceville Highway by the Home Depot. If you’ll recall, the owners decided to shutter this 48-year-old landmark in January, citing poor sales. New owners recently reopened the bakery with the same bakers and recipes — including the famous eclairs, German chocolate cake, thumbprint cookies and sandwich bread. There are a few tables inside now, and the woman at the counter told me that they plan to start serving lunch soon.