Patty Parker Moncrief (Foodie Patty) was one of Audra’s best friends for 30+ years and they loved to lunch together. Patty was not only an excellent source for the best restaurants but she was also an amazing chef. She now dines and cooks in heaven and is missed tremendously by all of her earthly friends and family. She promised to find the best crab cake sandwich in heaven and have it ready for Audra when she arrives someday.
Foodie Frenzy – Two Absolutely Amazing Auburn, Alabama Restaurants
by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection
In case you didn’t already know, I should tell you that I grew up just outside of Auburn, Alabama. I graduated from Auburn University (as did my father, husband and countless other people close to me including Foodie Patty). I also sent both of my children to Auburn University. … Read More »
Ruchi serves up solid Bangladeshi and Indian favorites in Chamblee
Foodie Patty loved Bangladeshi and Indian food….heck, she loved food. This article made me think of and long for her. If she were here we would have headed directly to this restaurant today. Actually, she would have known about it well before I read this article so I probably would have already gone there…..
I’ll check it out soon. … Read More »
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Fogo de Chao
Fogo de Chão is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats for 26 years. …Fogo is proudly gluten friendly but not vegan friendly…no surprise!!
Fairly new on our restaurant scene is the Dunwoody Fogo De Chao. The other Fogo in town (Buckhead) has been very successful, so I expect the Dunwoody location will also thrive. … Read More »
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.… Read More »
Where in the WORLD have Foodie Patty and I been eating for the past 2 years?
Feel free to click here to see all of Foodie Patty’s reviews so far…..she asked me a long time ago to create a map of the food origin countries for the cuisines that we have eaten….so here it is finally….. We’ve barely scratched the service and have a lot more food to eat. Stay tuned!
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Da Vinci’s Donuts
by 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). … Read More »
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. … Read More »
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: M Five Seven Two – Downtown Tucker
M/572 is a great addition to the new City of Tucker. For anyone who has never been to Tucker, you now have another reason to visit my hometown. Most people go to Tucker for Matthews Cafeteria. I still laugh about the first time I met Audra’s husband Kirk, 20+ years ago, the first question he asked was “do you always go to Matthews?” … Read More »
Foodie Patty Recommends: 8 degrees Fahrenheit- Ice-Cream
8 degrees Fahrenheit is a great way to celebrate the beginning of a new school year. I wanted to pass along an idea for a sweet treat recommended by my 12 and 14 year old daughters. This Asian ice cream shop is quite unique. They serve a Thai style ice cream that is delicious for kid’s young and old.… Read More »
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Rumi’s Kitchen
Rumi’s Kitchen has been on our short list for quite some time since I have seen and heard rave reviews. Creative Persian cuisine had us intrigued. I have two colleagues who are Persian and according to both of them, Rumi’s Kitchen is the best of its kind in the city. Judging by the crowd when we walked in at noon, it is quite the popular lunch spot. … Read More »
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Alon’s Bakery-Market
I hope every mother got to enjoy a wonderful day that’s all about you! For those of you who went to brunch/lunch and enjoyed it, I would love to hear about where you went. Personally I had quite possibly my most enjoyable Mother’s day ever. My husband Ed, and two daughters, Alaina and Sophia, started out by ushering at the contemporary service at DUMC.… Read More »
Foodie Patty’s Mother’s Day Brunch Suggestions
Following is a smorgasbord of restaurants all over the city that have Mother’s Day brunches/lunches. Please call in advance to double check their menu options and to make reservations. This Sunday is such a popular day to enjoy lunch out.
Alon’s-Dunwoody Park Place Use phone 678-397-1781 for reservations
Park Tavern-Piedmont Park in Midtown
Eclipse di Luna-Dunwoody Park Place
Horseradish Grill-Chastain Park
Double Zero Napoletana – Sandy Springs
Anis Bistro-Buckhead (where Ed and I had our rehearsal dinner 18 years ago)
Patty’s Foodie Frenzy: Under the Cork Tree
Foodie Frenzy #21 Under the Cork Tree
Under the Cork Tree opened only a few months ago but with surprisingly little fanfare since it is from the same team behind Hammocks but a little more upscale. It’s located in the Prado shopping center on Roswell Road in the space vacated by Joli Kobe. It is billed as a stylish spot for tapas and Mediterranean entrees, plus a global wine bar. … Read More »
Recipes you will LOVE: Today’s Featured Chef: Matt Wright
Click here to read Foodie Patty’s introduction to this series.
Aha! Connection Recipes you will LOVE
A common thread that most of our “chefs” share is Murphey Candler Park. Matt is no exception. He coaches all four of his sons in baseball, serves on the men’s board and coaches on the football side too. As if that isn’t enough, Matt is the co-owner of Wright’s Gourmet in Dunwoody with his father.… Read More »