Fred's

Fred’s Meat and Bread


I have found in life that sometimes it’s the simple things that are the most rewarding. Albeit simple things can be difficult to master and appreciate, take for example a slow dance, but when done correctly, they can be the best. That brings me to the humble cheesesteak. With just three ingredients, one could speculate that there may not be enough subtle flavor nuances to make this sandwich a great dish. Well they would be wrong.

Freds

Indulge yourself.

The ratio on this particular sandwich is perfect. Soft, yet firm enough bread to hold it all together while adding texture. Gooey enough cheese to let you feel the indulgence. Then there is plenty of meat. This will give new meaning (and dimensions) to the “beltline”. You may want to bring a pair of walking shoes and schedule an hour on the beltline walking trail immediately afterwards.

Fred's

The Goods

 

All said, this sandwich is a keeper. Make sure to visit so that you can be the judge.  In the meantime, visit fredsmeatandbread.com to see all of their selections.

Freds

The cheesesteak at Fred’s Meat and Bread

 

 


 

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

Now I will admit that I may have never met a burger that I didn’t like.  However, meeting a burger that I love happens a lot more infrequently.  Until, of course, there was Shack Shack.  This does not mean that I am breaking up with my other burger joints around town, just that I may just have a new favorite in town.  There is just something about sitting on the roof top, looking down at the rest of Buckhead, and sinking your teeth into one of these babies.

 

Shake Shack

Hamburgers from Shake Shack

Similar to how the hamburger itself looks down at most of my favorite foods. There is just something simple and carnivorously satisfying to having a really good burger. It really makes you feel like you are on the top of the food chain and things could not get any better.

Community Q

Community Q BBQ

Finding good barbecue is like a sport sometimes. You have to get out there and do a little work to find it. Well, look no further than Community Q in Decatur and score a barbecue touchdown!

Brisket

Brisket

Whether you want brisket (sliced) or pork (ribs and pulled), Community Q will satisfy. The sides are also delicious. I personally go for the macaroni and cheese as well as the greens.  They also have a rub for sale, which I must say, is really good and has found its way onto a lot of the dishes I have made recently. If you do much barbecuing at home and are looking for rubs to try, this “butt rub” is exceptional.


Community Q

Pork Ribs

 

Crawfish Po'boy

Crawfish Shack Seafood

Growing up in Atlanta, it has always been tough to find a Po’boy worthy of some of the ones I’ve had in New Orleans and other gulf areas. Introducing the Crawfish Po’boy from The Crawfish Shack. This particular sandwich will transport you to the French Quarter without having to go there. Plenty of crawfish and delicious roumalade  make this one a classic for me.

Crawfish Po'boy

Fried Crawfish Po’Boy

Another one of my personal all time favorites is the softshell crab plate. Why did I not know about softshell crab for so long? That’s another conversation, but I am making up for lost time now.

Softshell Crab!

Softshell Crab

With great seafood and a great price, Crawfish Shack is one of my goto spots.

The Troll and October Fest!

Troll's Reuben (Helen, GA)

Its October, and that means October fest’s. In Helen, Ga, the Oktoberfest is among the best in the area. When you go there, you have to try the German food at the Troll., located under the bridge along the Chattahoochee river. I am a big fan of the Reuben sandwich, so naturally, I had to try one. With the melted cheese and corned beef on rye, what a great flavor combination. Delicious!

FLIP

When it comes to Burgers, some are better than others. If you don’t want to figure out who’s is best on your own, let me help. The folks down at FLIP are your friends. They have several selections that will make your day. I opted for the bacon cheeseburger(of course), and it was marvelous.

FLIP burger!  bacon and cheeseRaw Steak Tartare Burger @ FLIP Burger Boutique