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Background: I've lived in Atlanta for the better part of 26 years, and Thumbs Up Diner was never a "go-to" spot for me until recently.  I had actually never been to Thumbs Up Diner until about two … [Read More...]

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Serpas True Food – Atlanta Restaurant Review

Serpas True Food is a modern American restaurant in the Studioplex complex in the Old 4th Ward / Inman Park border country. I've only dined at Serpas, run by chef Scott Serpas, once and it was a truly delightful and fulfilling experience. Obviously, entrees are important, but a high quality … Read Full Article

Kevin Rathbun Steak: The Great Steak out – Part Deux

Having reviewed Bones some time ago, and with KRS Steak, Hal’s, Chops and New York Prime remaining for visits from Mrs. C and myself, I scored the daily double for this visit. First, in role reversal fashion, we were invited as guests of clients of mine (my “niece” whom you may remember from my … Read Full Article

Fourth and Swift Restaurant Review

Before I get to the essence of my review, I think a discussion of the rules is in order.  If my total experience at a restaurant is, overall, bad, you won’t read about it here. I don’t use this blog as an internet rant platform. Any respectable food critic, which I am not (critic … Read Full Article

The Elder Tree Restaurant Review

As readers of my posts are aware, Mrs. C and I recently enjoyed Sunday brunch at Argosy in East Atlanta Village. What I failed to mention was that after I had settled the check, and while Mrs. C went to powder her nose in anticipation of the long drive home, I strolled across the street to … Read Full Article

Argosy Restaurant Review

Some years ago one of my frequent luncheon companions adopted the rule that he would not dine in any establishment where the servers had tattoos or piercings, fearing the incidence of transmission of hepatitis C was greater because of it. The confluence of two thoughts finally changed his mind: 1) I … Read Full Article

The Treehouse Restaurant Review

From a food perspective this may be one of my shorter posts, although the background information tends to extend its length. For approximately ten years I have been meeting a client for lunch, the frequency of which has been anywhere from every few years to every few months. She is one of the … Read Full Article

The Cheetah Strip Club & Restaurant Review

THE CHEETAH  (Yes, you read it correctly)  During the height of the real estate boom years ago, I represented a group of bankers from the north Georgia mountains, who, whenever they came to Atlanta for our luncheon meetings, insisted that their restaurant of choice was the Cheetah. On … Read Full Article