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.