Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just plain good food.......

No Starbucks anywhere close, but I remembered how much my daughter Sara liked Dunkin Donuts coffee when she lived in Maine...............gotta admit, they know their way around an espresso machine................and then we hit the ground running...........lots of floors to cover today...mostly gourmet food/cooking supplies/wine things etc... I had purchased a few of these Salt Boxes for friends for Christmas at Fox & Obel's in Chicago, imagine how happy I was to find them on the gourmet food floor. Now you will find them at Red Zinnia.....
Cat Cora, only female winner of Iron Chef was on hand for demonstrations
Gotta have something to grind the salt in...
all things wine............exciting huge showroom...
exquisite diamond cut glasses.....Made in USA! this pattern sure appealed to me, reminded me of Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.....and Bob.....
ok all my artsy welding friends, how about making me one of these....
we made it out of the showrooms about 9:30, everything is staying open late because of the storms at the early part of the week. When we had dinner the other night we were waiting for our table and struck up a conversation with two women that were from the area. We asked them where their favorite restaurant was in Atlanta and they both exclaimed "South City Kitchen!!!!!!" in Midtown. We decided we deserved a treat - called them to make sure they were open and see if we needed a reservation - all set - we plugged the address in the GPS when we got back to the car and 10 minutes later we were parked on a side street and sliding into the front door of an old house. No time to go into ALL the details, but all I will say -
IF YOU ARE EVER IN ATLANTA - GO HERE!!!!!
Started with Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese, red pepper coulis
Melissa had the She-Crab Soup, with fresh cream, sherry
on to my entree.....as a vegetarian I sometimes do not get the same gourmet experience as those I am with....not this time....check out their "Vegetable Plate" Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, garlic collard greens, fried okra, mac-n-cheese - OH MY .........
we wanted to try a particular wine, and only wanted a glass but it was only offered by the bottle, no problem the wonderful waiter exclaimed.....we seal them up for you! No "open container" problem in this state.
as Melissa said on the way back to the hotel, "That was more than likely, the best meal I EVER had...", I agree. Tomorrow morning we move from our lovely room to an even better location right next door to the Americas Mart. No more driving for the next three days, unless of course, we need to go back to South City for dinner again.

2 comments:

Shawn Meyer said...

The bar has been set....

Susan said...

Hi Shawn,

I am bringing back a copy of the menu for you...who knew?? I like brussells sprouts..............see you soon, Su.

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