Foodie Frenzy-#17 Sushi House Hayakawa

 Finally, FINALLY, I made it to Sushi House Hayakawa. You know I have been pining for this gem, however, not all my compadres are always sushi fans. This is definitely a restaurant best suited for a true sushi aficionada and purist.

When my Mom and Sister asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday, with no stutter, I Read More »

Foodie Frenzy-Week #14-The Crawfish Shack Seafood Restaurant

With all the high-end seafood restaurants in Atlanta, I have long sought after a reasonably priced, casual seafood place that wasn’t Red Lobster. The Crawfish Shack Seafood Restaurant tucked away in a strip center near the old Jim Hearn driving range on Buford Highway was quite a pleasant find. From the moment we opened the door and saw the beautiful array of fresh seafood, fun décor picnic table seating and many accolades on the wall, Audra quickly predicted that this joint would be one of our favorites. Her prediction was Read More »

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Foodie Frenzy-Week #13-Lee’s Bakery

 Happy 2015! I hope everyone had a relaxing and deliciously food filled holiday!

If you are looking for a New Year’s dieting tip or a way to stay true to your weight loss resolution then you have come to the wrong place.  We are staying on task with exploring tasty and unique eats currently with a focus on Buford Highway.

On New Year’s Eve, my daughters and I were taking a friend home that lives in Brookhaven. Read More »

Purnima Bangladeshi Restaurant

Foody Frenzy-Week 12-Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like food from Bangladesh! Well, maybe not so much, but it was for The Aha! Connection staff holiday party! In true thoughtful Audra fashion, she wanted Read More »

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Contact:

Purnima Banglasdeshi Cuisine
770-609-8587

Woo Nam Jeong Korean Stone Bowl House (Buford Highway Foodie Frenzy #11)

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Woo Nam Jeong Korean Stone Bowl House

 Foodie Frenzy #11 Woo Nam Jeong Korean Stone Bowl House
The Fun and Fearless Edition!

Let me preface this article by saying that my food radar was slightly overshadowed by the lively conversation this week. I knew the food would be impressive, but had no idea what to expect from our guests whom I had never met. In one word on both….Score! Read More »

Contact:

Patty Moncrief
patty@theahaconnection.com

The Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe (Buford Highway Foodie Frenzy #10)

Immediately after leaving Bo Bo Garden and with not much arm-twisting at all, Audra agreed to a visit to the Sweet Hut across the street from Bo Bo Garden. It is recommended on Atlanta Eats. Plus, the swirly pink awnings had caught our attention for several weeks in a row. I had read that they were known for theirTaiwanese bubble tea (which we didn’t try) and their amazing pastries. This beautiful, authentic gem blew us away! We chose a pastry with sliced hot dogs and relish, a pastry filled with Nutella, and a chocolate butter-cream pastry. My kids and neighbor friend, Kaitlyn Kern loved them all! Audra’s family devoured the sweets in one sitting! We ordered drinks to go….I chose a delicious ginger tea and Audra a white chocolate frappe! Yum to the Yum! Don’t miss the Sweet Hut!

Note from Audra:  The Sweet Hut website gives a great description of the concept and Read More »

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Bo Bo Garden (Buford Highway Foodie Frenzy #8)

Week 8, and we’re still loving every minute of the Frenzy! Several people have asked about how we choose the restaurants we visit. It’s actually something I have become quite passionate about and, well, borderline obsessed! I pour through food blogs, restaurant reviews and especially love reader suggestions. I liken it to when you get on Face Book to check a quick feed and then four hours later you realize what just happened. With restaurants, there’s so much information out there and it can easily take you down that rabbit hole! But it is so fun and gratifying when you hear feedback from readers that are enjoying our guilty pleasure!

This week was particularly gratifying and validating from two different sources. My wonderful Read More »

Pho Dai Loi #2 ( Vietnamese Pho Specialist–Buford Highway Foodie Frenzy #7)

We had such an interesting outing this week! I hope I can do it justice!

Both Audra and I were so humbled when one of our “dream” guests said yes to us this week. I was nervous about finding a good fit restaurant for our outing because I always try and pare the restaurant with a cuisine that I know our guest will enjoy. I didn’t know much about our guest personally before our outing, but knew he had lived in Boston in grad school and grew up in Alabama.    Based on that teaser, some of you can probably guess that LANE DAVIS, our beloved youth minister at DUMC, joined us.

Obviously trying new, unique restaurants is a great perk that Audra and I enjoy with our foodie Read More »

Canton House Chinese Dim Sum (Buford Hwy Foodie Frenzy #6!)

Foodie Frenzy – Week 6! Canton House Chinese Dim Sum

Flashback 20+ years to recent college graduates, Audra and Patty, who planned an “educational” trip up the California coast with the final destination being San Francisco. On the list of things to-do was find a good dim sum restaurant in famed China Town. Following the advice of either Fodor’s or Let’s Go, which were the travel bibles at the time, we ended up at House of Nan King. I still remember the amazing smells, flavors and tastes accompanied by my desire to know what the heck we were ordering. (Note from Audra…I just found the actual napkin that a local wrote on to tell us directions to House of Nanking and a photo of Patty and me actually dining there!)

Following that trip, I have always wanted to enjoy dim sum again, but with assistance from someone who really knows Chinese cuisine.

Fast forward to today and let me introduce the guest that Audra and I invited to join us for this Read More »