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SBK
08-25-2005, 09:51 AM
For those in the know, what's great to do down here, and most importantly where's the good eats?

I live in Duluth, and the family lives in Woodstock, so Im sorta familiar with those 2 areas.

Yosef_Malkovitch
08-25-2005, 09:57 AM
A great restaurant is Buckner's. It's south of the city on 75 so it's quite a drive. The fried chicken is incredible. However because it's so far it may not be worth your time to go down there. You can do a google search to find directions.

ptlyon
08-25-2005, 09:58 AM
If you like seafood, there is a place by the Airport called "Spondivits". It is nothing short of awesome.

Not sure on how far that is from you.

Can't help exactly where, but I have been there before. In fact, flying into Atlanta for the Talladega race and staying by the airport. Going to make that a stop for sure...

Ultra Peanut
08-25-2005, 09:58 AM
For those in the know, what's great to do down here, and most importantly where's the good eats?Was that intentional?

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Phobia
08-25-2005, 10:03 AM
There's a Houstons and a Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Atlanta. I've been to both because I'm stupid. I was in Atlanta on business and went to 2 Texas franchise restaurants. But, they're very good.

If you go to Houstons, try the ahi. Everything is good at Pappadeaux.

ptlyon
08-25-2005, 10:06 AM
If you go to Houstons, try the ahi.

Gesundheit

Iron Chef
08-25-2005, 10:07 AM
For those in the know, what's great to do down here, and most importantly where's the good eats?

I live in Duluth, and the family lives in Woodstock, so Im sorta familiar with those 2 areas.


If your looking for some BBQ like back home in KC try this place

http://www.kcpitbbq.com/

Just off of Roswell Rd.

Bowser
08-25-2005, 10:08 AM
You're in luck. I couldn't tell you about the restaurants in Atlanta, but I do recall a discussion on here not too long ago talking about the top shelf tittie bars Atlanta has.

Who needs to eat?

dtebbe
08-25-2005, 10:10 AM
Depends on what you like, for Steaks I like McKendricks, up on your side of town, love this Greek place called Kyma in Buckhead, and for seafood the Atlanta Fish Market in buckhead is pretty good too. Papa Duex is a great cajun/seafood place in Marietta, love that place as well.

BBQ here sucks, about the only half-decent BBQ I've had was from Fat Matt's, not sure where they are located. In GA thier idea of BBQ is to boil a pig and smother it in brunswick stew (which I actually have grown fond of). I live south of town, and we pretty much drive to the places above when we want really good food.

As far as things to do, downtown is really re-developing nice, CNN Center, Centennial Olympic park, and now the new aquairium are making that a nice part of town. Then there is Stone Mountain, Six Flags, Whitewater, etc.

The best part of living in Atlanta, is that Destin Fla, and the most beautiful beaches in the world are only 5 hours away!

DT

dtebbe
08-25-2005, 10:12 AM
A great restaurant is Buckner's. It's south of the city on 75 so it's quite a drive. The fried chicken is incredible. However because it's so far it may not be worth your time to go down there. You can do a google search to find directions.

For you KC types, this is the Strouds of the south. Good home cooked food, served on an all you can eat carasouel if I remember right. IMHO, the chicken is not nearly as good as strouds, since they probably clean thier skillets once in a while ;)

DT

Donger
08-25-2005, 10:12 AM
The best part of living in Atlanta, is that Destin Fla, and the most beautiful beaches in the world are only 5 hours away!

In the world?

Iron Chef
08-25-2005, 10:13 AM
BBQ here sucks, about the only half-decent BBQ I've had was from Fat Matt's, not sure where they are located. In GA thier idea of BBQ is to boil a pig and smother it in brunswick stew (which I actually have grown fond of). I live south of town, and we pretty much drive to the places above when we want really good food
DT


Have you tried Kc Pit off of Roswell Road?

The ribbs are great.

http://www.kcpitbbq.com/

dtebbe
08-25-2005, 10:17 AM
In the world?

IMHO, yes. I've been to Hawaii, Bahamas, Cali, etc., but none of them compare to the emerald coast (panhandle) of Florida. When I say beautiful, I mean sugar white sand and emerald green water, clean and a nice family atmosphere.

DT

dtebbe
08-25-2005, 10:29 AM
Have you tried Kc Pit off of Roswell Road?

The ribbs are great.

http://www.kcpitbbq.com/

I have to try that place, my CPA's office is right by there, and he offered to take me over there last time I was there. I guess I'll have to take him up on the offer the next time :)

DT

Soupnazi
08-25-2005, 10:46 AM
From what I hear, the best part of living in Atlanta is moving away.

Chief Faithful
08-25-2005, 12:13 PM
Have you tried Kc Pit off of Roswell Road?

The ribbs are great.

http://www.kcpitbbq.com/

KC Pit is good. Another good BBQ place is "The Swallow at the Hollow".

The Swallow at the Hollow (http://www.theswallowatthehollow.com/)

Stay away from Dreamland BBQ. It is the worst BBQ I have ever tried.

For recreation Stone Mountain is the best place around Atlanta. If you are a camping an hicking enthusiast there is plenty of mountain parks and trails in the north.

As for Atlanta proper I would say Soupnazi captured my sentiment.

ChiefsOne
08-25-2005, 12:34 PM
Pappadeaux sounds Cajun to me.

StcChief
08-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Pappadeaux sounds Cajun to me.
Now must be a Chain. They were in Houston originally when I was there in 1992.
It's definitely Cajun.

Owner also had Pappacitos (sp)
a good tex/mex place with Fajita by the pound.

French place too, don't remember it. Dislike for French made me forget.

Phobia
08-25-2005, 02:37 PM
Pappadeaux (cajun)
Pappasitos (tex-mex)
Pappamia (italian and since defunct, IIRC)
Pappas BBQ
Pappas Bros Steakhouse (high end steaks - place is AMAZING)

All the above are from the Pappas family restaurants. I think the original was a greek place. It may still be around somewhere in TX, but I've never been. I've been to the remainder of the places, though.

ptlyon
08-25-2005, 02:39 PM
Pappadeaux (cajun)
Pappasitos (tex-mex)
Pappamia (italian and since defunct, IIRC)
Pappas BBQ
Pappas Bros Steakhouse (high end steaks - place is AMAZING)

All the above are from the Pappas family restaurants. I think the original was a greek place. It may still be around somewhere in TX, but I've never been. I've been to the remainder of the places, though.

Pappa John's (pizza)

Rain Man
08-25-2005, 02:41 PM
Don't mention the war.

Phobia
08-25-2005, 02:42 PM
Pappa John's (pizza)

Shut up.

Ultra Peanut
08-25-2005, 03:16 PM
Don't mention the war.ROFL

ChiefsGirl
08-25-2005, 03:35 PM
Pappadeaux (cajun)
Pappasitos (tex-mex)
Pappamia (italian and since defunct, IIRC)
Pappas BBQ
Pappas Bros Steakhouse (high end steaks - place is AMAZING)

All the above are from the Pappas family restaurants. I think the original was a greek place. It may still be around somewhere in TX, but I've never been. I've been to the remainder of the places, though.

Those are great restaurants - Especially Pappas Bros.

redsurfer11
08-25-2005, 05:04 PM
Don't mention the war.

I'll mention it. Had a relative who died in Andersonville.Still bothers those in my family today.