Sunday, November 14, 2010

Food that pleases...

The other night we paid a visit to the Majestic Diner, at 1031 Ponce de Leon Ave.  The Majestic and it's "Food that Pleases" sign caught our attention our first night in Atlanta, but though we pass it frequently it's taken us months to make it.  However, now that we've eaten there, it probably won't be long before we end up there again.

The Majestic has been an Atlanta establishment since 1929, is open 24 hrs, 364 days a year, and offers everything from diner classics (milkshakes, eggs & pancakes, burgers and blue-plate specials) to healthier fare like Greek salads and kashi cereal.  

Our friend Charlie got the fried seafood platter (grouper & shrimp), with cornbread, mac 'n cheese, and collards on the side.  The fish wasn't bad, and the thick cruncy breading was a nice complement to the fat shrimp and tartar sauce.  The mac 'n cheese was pretty ordinary however, though the collards were a perfect melt-in-your mouth texture.

Al got the tuna melt with fries, which was very decent and probably what I'll order next time.  (apologies for the cell phone pics by the way, I forgot a camera)

I got the Eggs ala Mexicana [by the way, nice French/Spanish (Frenchish?)] which looks exactly like it tasted.  A pile of cheese, beans, and jalapenos.  It hit the spot, but wasn't exactly exciting flavor-wise.  

Dessert was a baklava sundae, which featured two warm, dripping with honey slices of baklava topped with two huge scoops of vanilla icecream and a puff of whipped cream, finished with generous drizzles of honey and sprinkled with walnuts.  We finished the whole thing before I remembered to take a picture.  Guess you'll just have to see it for yourselves.

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