For folks around the Gulf Coast region, Po-Boy’s are a very personal food. Southerners have very particular preferences to where they eat Po-Boy’s and what comes on them. Whether to order them “Dressed” with shrimp(lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo), or as my sister would, with just ketchup? No matter where you’re favorite place is to have a Po-Boy, from Mother’s in New Orleans, to my personal favorite Harbor View Cafe ( in Long Beach,MS), they all have one necessary common ingredient…Fresh Louisiana French Bread. Po-Boy’s are often imitated, outside the coastal region, but rarely duplicated, simply because it’s hard to find fresh, Louisiana, French Bread that far from the source. To my surprise, AJ’s Famous Seafood, in Marietta,GA, actually comes close.
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With summer just around the corner, my thoughts (stomach) turn to summer food treats. Some foods just scream summertime. Burgers, milkshakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade … you get the idea. Summer treats are fun.
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?
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 .