Friends and family, I hope everyone has had a lovely week and survived the recent raging storms unscathed. A few photos from the past few days before the weekend...
sardine recipe and it was so easy and so good I'll definitely be making it again. And with Dekalb so close and inexpensive (2 fish for a dollar!) there's not reason not to.
Yeah Burger and vidalia onion mustard. Pickled green beans on the side.
Decatur Estate for $19 (score!).
Parish, which our friend Adam had recommended to us. With its ample seating, decent coffee & baked goods, reasonable pricing, not-overwhelming music, and brightly-lit outdoor space and open air feel... well, obviously I'm a fan! Also, its kind of tucked away off Highlands so you don't get any street noise or distracting traffic.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
|Back of the building housing the Cyclorama. Believe me, its pretty big.|
|photo from Cyclorama website|
And less I forget, the diorama.
|Photo from Cyclorama website|
|Photo from Cyclorama website.|
As legend goes, the actors from Gone with the Wind [I'm not linking this one on principle. If you aren't already familiar with the film, don't expect me to educate you (because "frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"). Go to your nearest struggling video store, get a copy, and set aside a good 4 1/2 to 5 hours for viewing.] visited the Cyclorama shortly after it was installed in Atlanta. Clark Gable, cheeky fellow that he was, remarked after viewing it that it'd be much improved if he were in it.
Well, they obliged.
|Clark Gable, KIA.|
Atlanta folks, if you haven't already seen the Cyclorama, take the nearest opportunity to check it out. It is historic, kitsch, nostalgic, and totally bizarre. A must-see!
Posted by Lilly at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Alex's good friend Nick Wm H-M. (for realz) visited us last week in a trip that resulted in each of us gaining 10 lbs.
We went to Waffle House...
After that we had our Seder.
We went to Waffle House...
|Double buttermilk waffles with pecans...|
|plus, 3 egg & cheese biscuits...|
|and large hashbrowns, smothered and peppered.|
(pictures courtesy of Nick and his sweet camera)
|Farm Burger with bacon|
|from another angle|
For dessert, Atlanta's answer to shaved ice: Suno.
|original flavor shaved ice with red bean & mango.|
While it wasn't as amazing as the real thing in Taiwan, Alex and I were nevertheless completely engrossed.
The last full day of Nick's visit was a doozey.
We started the day with matzoh brie.
For lunch, we visited Hankook, a Korean taqueria we'd heard good things about.
|Daeji Gogi Sliders|
|Sesame fries (a MUST-order)|
After Hankook we stopped at Star Provisions to ogle the amazing merch. Didn't take any pictures, but I was very tempted to get the silver julep cups, exotic salts, and a braided buffalo penis treat for Didi.
|chocolate mole shake.|
|strawberry shortcake shake|
Flip Burger is owned by Richard Blais, who won the most recent season of Top Chef, Top-Chef All-Stars! Alex and I were rooting for this home-town-hero all the way, and were gratified to hear he's investing his winnings into a new Atlanta restaurant. A waiter at Flip Burger told us plans are underway for a hot dog restaurant in the Highlands, conveniently walking distance for us. Here's hoping the milkshakes are heading to the Highlands as well!
After a trip to the High Museum to see the Cartier-Bresson exhibit (fabulous) and selections from the Vogel Collection (there's a cute documentary about the Vogels that details the backstory of these amazing and unassuming collectors), it was back to the Howell Mill area for dinner at Abattoir.
|duck "ham" with ramps.|
|rabbit leg stuffed with rabbit sausage.|
|fresh baguette hot from the oven (we went through several of these)|
|chocolate chess pie with toffee brittle and creme fraiche.|
|coconut tres leche with dulce de leche ice cream and a burst of meringue.|
Not pictured: Abattoir's home-brewed ginger beer (it burns! in a good way!)
and how full we were after this day.
Every part of our meal was amazing from start to finish. Abattoir is one of the few restaurants we've been to in Atlanta that I felt delivered from start to finish (and oh, what a finish! It'd be worth going back just for those desserts).
Thanks Nick for being such a great guest and indulging with us!
More to come this week (maybe next week) on some of the actual sights we saw while Nick was in town.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
We went the sweet-route, with a selection of spreads and toppings. Pictured starting at top right and moving clockwise: maple syrup, meyer lemon curd, rhubarb strawberry compote, pecan butter, and strawberry balsamic jam.
Posted by Lilly at 12:47 PM
When I went to the Botanical Gardens last week, they were selling "gently used orchids."
|Excuse the blurriness of these pictures. Lighting was bad, and my camera is a point and shoot.|
I also did a terrarium tutorial for a friend last week.
We might have gone a little overboard.
Once you get started with terrariums, its hard to stop! And this time of year the fancy succulents are appearing in Southern garden stores (though if you live in California, apparently they grow like moss - plentiful and underfoot year-round).
Posted by Lilly at 9:31 AM