Ormsby’s is, without a doubt, our new favorite place to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The folks that brought us Atkins Park, have created a unique restaurant / social club that is an homage to the underground speakeasies that popped up during prohibition. This is a great place to grab a quick bite for lunch or sit and stay awhile. Ormsby’s provides lots of extracurricular activities, with several underground Boce ball courts, darts and shuffle board; there’s plenty to do to keep you distracted. So how’s the food?
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One of the often overlooked parts of Southern culture is the food and flavors of Latin cuisine in the Southeast, US. From the Caribbean traditions on the Carolina Coast, and South Florida, to the Tamale trail through the Mississippi delta and the Spanish fusion in New Orleans style cuisine; the amazing abundance of Latin influenced food is a major contributor to Southern culinary traditions. La Fonda Latina is a great place to get a quick taste of several Latin treats, on a dime, and a great opportunity to sample the different flavors of Latin culture.
I’m about to break our number one rule and review a restaurant after a single visit. I know the rule is to always give a place a second chance, but I’m making an exception in this case. I will preface this by saying, Padriac’s is not bad, it’s just not good enough to eat there again, considering other eateries in Vinings. I know its harsh, but if you’re just in need of a drink or an appetizer then Padriac’s will suffice, but if your looking for something to feed your “Southern Hunger” then this, over priced pub, is probably not for you. Here’s what we thought of Padriac’s in Vinings,GA .
If your the last person in Atlanta to have not experienced lunch at Taqueria del Sol, go ahead right now and get your car running while you read this. This place has been a locals favorite for 10 years and hopefully many more to come. The service is always friendly, and the ingredients always taste fresh and delicious. For the lunch plate I always suggest the Fried Chicken Taco, Carnita Taco, and a bowl of Shrimp Corn Chowder. The tacos are always seasoned just right with bright flavors, warm soft tortillas and the meat fillings are never dry or tough, always tender and perfect.
The Hungry Southerner and friends are cooking up a pot of boiled crawfish this Saturday and it had us wondering, what are you serving up this weekend? What new ingredients or recipes are you trying out? Any new restaurants or food events worth sharing with us? Any huge cooking disasters? We’d love to hear about it. So what are you serving up? Leave us a comment or tweet us at http://www.twitter.com/HungrySouthernr. Come back on Monday to get a inside view of how to throw a Southern Style Crawfish Boil.
-The Hungry Southern