I discovered  the Crafty Hog in an article earlier this year in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about new barbecue places in the metro and made a note of a new place on the west side.  Then we actually drove by it about a month ago, but not near time for food.  When is not a […]


Jo always says that it’s not a matter of if she’ll get food poisoning, but rather when.    Today, as we got back in the car, she began to sing, “This.  Could be the day.”  And thus ended the story of our first agreed-upon epic barbecue failure.  Driving to Scottsboro, AL, we had stopped in […]


We had been excitedly anticipating the open of Kevin Gillespie’s Revival for months, shortly after we first heard of its opening.  About three weeks back, our youngest sent me a text that they were opening that week and we set a date and made reservations.  Located in a home from the early 1900s, on a […]


Looking for a brunch spot, on Open Table (so we didn’t have to wait) on the way to midtown, you only have so many choices.  I didn’t know that I’ve been to Einstein’s in at least five years and knew that I hadn’t blogged about it, so I grabbed the 10:45 slot and we parked […]


Red Bridge Barbecue Lodge, in Shelby, is one of the icons of North Carolina barbecue.  In fact, they had recently won a barbecue bracket contest (think of a NCAA tournament  bracket) sponsored by Garden & Gun magazine, as the national barbecue champion.  You can check out the bracket here.  You’ll notice several places we’ve visited […]


Since we hadn’t driven anywhere lately, we took off this weekend up to Fayetteville, NC to visit our daughter and her husband.  If you’d have asked me the best way to get from Atlanta to Fayetteville, I never would have guessed that you would take I-20 east until it ends and drive briefly north, but […]


As the road trip winds to a close, we were looking for breakfast.   I considered a smokehouse that we could see from our hotel room, but googled instead for the best breakfast in Birmingham and found Over Easy was both well rated and close by.  We pulled up to a packed restaurant, in the […]


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