Posts Tagged ‘food’


Review: Baja Fresh

March 27, 2010

(I have no idea how) Long ago, Baja Fresh could be found in Atlanta, but they closed their chains. I really had no idea Baja Fresh existed until I saw at least 8 different billboards while I was in Chicago in September and then in December Joe returned from Washington DC and wouldn’t stop talking about it. We knew one was opening downtown…but we had no idea when. I pretty much forgot about it, up until I realized it was there a couple days ago. I then wanted to punch myself because I took my mom to the aquarium and walked RIGHT by in order to go to the CNN food court, a farther walk in the rain last week. Read more


Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes

March 19, 2010

Sims time did not happen yet because I am doing my own virus scan/removal that isn’t $130 and doesn’t take 2 days. Actually 2 days is totally possible right now. It’s been nearly an hour now and the little status bar has barely budged. So, first up: cupcake time!
Well…I thought I had my camera with me but I was wrong, so for the next 48 hours, you will have to deal with blurry unfrosted cupcakes as seen by a camera phone.

(if you make it small enough, nobody has to know it was taken in terrible lighting)
I don’t do Guinness. I tried it after making these cupcakes and I had to just immediately dump the rest. However, even if you are like me, it is so good in these cupcakes. It makes them super happy to rise up in the oven and then they are ridiculously moist. The frosting is kind of blah, but there are plenty of variations out there with Bailey’s frosting, which sounds amazing too. Read more


Review: Sheik Burritos n Kabobs

February 16, 2010

I am feeling way too lazy to cook lately, so I have been exploring my choices on UrbanSpoon…and there I saw Sheik Burritos n Kabobs.
The concept is extremely fascinating, which is why I was so drawn to go, especially with it not too far away from where I live (except of course that traffic makes it seem much farther).
The restaurant itself is rather small, located in a shopping center on Piedmont Road, right beyond the intersection with Cheshire Bridge if you’re headed south. Inside there are 2 picnic-style tables, and lots of bar stools for seating. It’s cute and small, and if you’re special, the owner will open the front door for you. He suggested soup, as the sign outside had stated…soup is good when it’s cold but I so wanted a burrito.
There are several kinds to choose from, or you can come up with your own creation, choosing meat, sauces, salsa, salad, yogurt, and so on. Read more


Review: Yoforia Vinings

February 9, 2010

picture via Yoforia’s Facebook page

I’ve reviewed Yoforia before, as in their Perimeter Mall location, but their new location in Vinings is totally different.
There were three flavors in the mall, and a set price for a size and toppings.
Vinings location: 12 flavors of yogurt and toppings by the ounce.
Last Saturday they had free yogurt for their grand opening…I was totally there. We ventured out that way for dinner and ate at The Burger Club, which I really don’t want to review because it was just odd. Alright, but totally odd. That is all I have to say. Read more


Review: Juicy Green

February 1, 2010

Juicy Green is one of the several frozen yogurt places throughout Atlanta. They have three locations, and at one point had one in Alpharetta which is now closed. I’m guessing this is the original, and there are now locations downtown and in Virginia-Highland.
Different from other froyo spots, Juicy Green also offers a selection of gelato. If they had gianduja/hazelnut-chocolate, whatever you want to call it, I would have gotten that instead, but I had to go with frozen yogurt. This is helpful if you are out with someone who doesn’t like the tartness of frozen yogurt, but does like ice cream. Read more


Review: Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery

January 28, 2010

True story: I am a horrible person who left Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery’s first location in Alpharetta after reviewing the menu and deeming it “unworthy” because deep dish pizza is not an option. In my defense, that is what I was seriously craving. But I am a moron because I never thought about going there for anything else. It’s somewhat out of the way, even when Joe lived in Alpharetta, so after he moved a couple months later I never really thought of it again.
Fast forward to November when I decided that I need Chicago food. I go to their website. I see OPENING SOON: LINDBERGH CITY CENTER LOCATION. I freak out. I CAN WALK THERE. Read more


Review: Raging Burrito & Taco

January 26, 2010

Up until last summer, I had never eaten at Raging Burrito…although I had been inside many a time. This was before Raging Taco existed, I think the bar on the other side was called Azul? Anyway, Raging Burrito was home to Decatur Social Club up until late June 2008…and I do still miss it dearly. But of course that’s not what this is about. Actually, both times I have been to Raging Burrito, this is what it ends up being about because it’s like visiting the grave of a friend. Read more