Foodie Patty: Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Set in the 4th Ward district for the past year and a half or so is a restaurant that is the hottest ticket in town.  I know why.  My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Staplehouse for my surprise birthday present several Friday nights ago. When he originally heard about Staplehouse last September, we immediately called for reservations.  The online booking was 2-3  months out so we put our name on a waiting list but never heard back.  As my birthday approached, he called and left a pleading message to be worked into the schedule.  They graciously returned the call stating that reservations were still two months out but we were welcome to come early to try and get one of the 8 seats at the bar.  When we showed up at 6 pm hoping for a miracle, the hostess informed us that she just had a cancellation for two. Was a lottery ticket coming next?

The story behind how Staplehouse  will tear you apart and what they currently do with proceeds is incredibly inspiring.  Bon Appetit picked a great 2016 Best new restaurant in America when they selected Staplehouse.

The building is a rustic renovated warehouse with a side ally that brings you into an open-air patio with a prep house in the back . The whole feel of the restaurant is very relaxing and laid back.  Don’t let Bon Appetit scare you. Read More »

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Audra’s Fitness Blog: “Fat” Darrell and his Sandwich

Fat Darrell works at UFC Gym-Perimeter.  Okay, so Fat Darrell isn’t so fat at all.  In fact, he’s in awesome shape.  He told me recently that he’d give me a sandwich recipe for our “recipe of the week”.  I was thinking it was probably a cucumber sandwich on rice cakes with protein powder or something gross like that.  NOT!  I finally looked it up on  OH MY.  Darrell is famous.  He’s linked to Food Network and Bravo and Paula Deen.  All because while he was a college student at Rutgers he talked a food truck cook at the R U Hungry Truck into making him a huge sandwich loaded with mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, marinara sauce and French fries. Reportedly it was cheaper than buying everything individually.  This article on the Cooking Channel answers all the questions and shows yummy photos of Darrell’s famous ginormous sandwich. 

Sorry Darrell but I’m not going to eat one.  Nope.  Denise (your co-worker, my personal trainer) would kill me.  But I do think it is super cool and funny and fun and I will make one for my teenage boys!

Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Da Vinci’s Donuts

adura-donutby Patty Moncrief

After picking my daughter up from school on Wednesday, I told her that we needed to make a quick stop at Publix.  After all of the protests, she began to negotiate.  She would go to the store with me, if we could go to Da Vinci’s Donuts afterward.  It was such a sacrifice for me to make (not).  What a pleasant surprise when we walked in.  It felt more like a Starbucks atmosphere than a traditional donut shop.  There was a huge blackboard on the wall with all the different varieties of doughnuts to choose from. Read More »

Restaurant Review of Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila in Brookhaven

It’s hard to go wrong with freshly made tacos and tequila, and Jefe’s in Brookhaven does not disappoint. Located in Town Brookhaven, Jefe’s offers a variety of appetizers, tacos and quesadillas, as well as a list of margaritas and other mixed drinks. 

Chips and salsa are complimentary. The salsa is a chipotle pepper style and the chips were just a wee bit salty but not bad. I decided to branch out and try a smoked pineapple margarita, which proved to be too smoky for my taste and was promptly swapped out for a satisfying house margarita. There are no draft beers – only bottles and cans but a nice variety for almost any beer drinkers. 

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Fogo de Chao Brazelian Steakhouse Coming to Dunwoody Soon

We’re proud to announce our latest location coming soon to Dunwoody, Georgia. Please check our website periodically for opening updates and information, and be sure to join the Fogo eClub for the latest news, events and promotions.

Fogo de Chão will be located within the new Spruill Center Development in Dunwoody, next door to The Spruill Center for the Arts and minutes from Perimeter Mall. Upon entering, guests will be welcomed by a panoramic view of the entire restaurant, featuring an open kitchen to showcase the centuries-old Southern Brazilian grilling technique of churrasco. An expansive patio will extend the award-winning Fogo experience to the outdoors for al fresco dining.

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Foodie Patty: One Eared Stag

Foodie Frenzy #24 – One Eared Stag

For our next lunch date, I wanted to find a restaurant in the Inman Park/Old Fourth Ward/Krog Street area.  We were somewhat limited by restaurants that serve lunch, however there were quite a few to choose from.  I ultimately chose One Eared Stag because they featured a unique gluten-free fried chicken.  We have been so spoiled by our weather lately and we chose one of those perfect days.  It was fun to be in the quaint in-town neighborhood where OES is located.  A bonus was the on street parking without meters.  When we walked in, the tasteful warehouse style of the restaurant had a Read More »

Hello Fresh Review (Plus a $40 coupon to try it yourself!)

by Carol Gaultney

If you are in charge of cooking your family’s dinner, you’ve probably heard that meal delivery service is all the rage.  Every week, it seems there is a new company or famous chef offering the service of mail-order meal kits.

This past summer, before my college kids went back to school, I was provoked to finally give in to Hello Fresh. I needed a boost in preparing dinner Read More »

Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila opens Friday in Town Brookhaven

Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila, the new restaurant from the founders of Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub’s, is set to open Friday, Sept. 16, in Town Brookhaven.     The restaurant received its alcohol license from the city on Aug. 25 and photos of interior work on its building are posted to its Facebook page. Jefe’s Tacos […]

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Dining Out Quick Bites: Nancy G’s becomes Southern Bistro

Note from Audra:  I love Nancy G’s!


Chef Ron Eyester has joined Nancy and Colman Goodrich to rebrand Nancy G’s into Southern Bistro. The Sandy Springs restaurant, located in the Fountain Oaks Shopping Center at 4920 Roswell Road, will feature an updated menu and more expansive bar program as well as food-driven events and a Sunday brunch service. More information at […]

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