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Atlanta native returning for a visit, and more questions....

cheesemonger | | Jul 29, 2007 05:53 PM

I grew up in Atlanta, but haven't been there for years, and have some old faves that may not even be around anymore (or greatly changed), so I thought I'd ask you hounds before experiencing heartbreaking disappointment after driving all over town- it's all up to you! No pressure, of course ;-p

And please, I understand that some of these may not be particulary "chowish", I just want to know if anyone knows if they are as they were, say 15 years ago. It's a childhood memory thing.

The one place I've missed more than any other- The Colonnade on Cheshire Bridge. Meat-n--three to remember. Trust me on this- nobody even understands the meat-n-three concept in Colorado. I used to go with my Dad every Sunday, and it has a place in my heart. The wedge of lettuce before it was re-popularized by the steak house, the turnip greens simmered forever, ahhh, memories.

Jalisco for mexican at Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. We lived just down the street from this shopping center- what was that great bookstore called? I even worked as a teen at the Baskin & Robbins that was next door, and I just miss the place. It may have been my virginal mexican experience outside of taco bell. Since it was just across P'Tree, we went often.

My first cheesesteak was at the Mad Italian just south on Peachtree, but I'm pretty sure that's looong gone. They used to serve us alcohol underage when we were in high school. ;D

The Silver Skillet on 14th Street, down near Tech. The country ham and the red-eye gravy for breakfast (not the awful floury stuff I get everywhere else) has never been forgotten.

And what about the Pleasant Peasant? Down near what was Doctor's Memorial Hospital near the Fox theater, but those medical facilities are now part of Emory I think. South of North Avenue by a block. The first Peasant restaurant, and always my favorite. What about the Peasant in Phipps Plaza?

And please tell me that Manuel's Tavern is still there at North and Highland, with some member of the Maloof family still at the helm. Manuel's is the location of the first beer with Dad- he went to Tech, and it was his hangout back in the '50s.

And enough with the memories- where's the best Dim Sum now? We used to go up Buford Hwy. to some big place on the left, I believe it had a "title" in the name, like Empress or Princess- and that got me hooked on the stuff. But that was a long time ago- Where's the best now?

Thanks Y'all! (must remember to say "y'all" again)

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