I have been to a lot of Festivals in Decatur but this was my first Book Festival. It was packed! There were books galore! There were books for everyone, young and old and everyone in between. Oh and you won’t believe who was there.That is right, Spidy was there. There were food trucks and of course The King of Pops, and balloon animals and hats.I wanted to get this posted so you could make it tomorrow.
Eduardo’s Mexican Grill is off of LaVista Road behind the Red Lobster in Tucker. (Near Northlake Mall)
Cheese dip good, not a huge fan of the salsa. I am not sure if it was an off day or if I just don’t care for it. I have been here before and I don’t remember the salsa not being good but hey I will go back and let you know. Now, onto fajitas, Plenty of onions and green peppers, the chicken is well seasoned, but you know and can see, the chicken has been grilled and then cut, so, a little dry. It would have been really good it had a great flavor base. It is a cute family business that I will enjoy going back to try some other things. I wonder if family businesses or chains for that matter want to listen to criticism or input, what do you think?
It is always fun to save a few dollars here and there. Here a a few tips. Grocery tips in Atlanta; Kroger has manager’s specials on meat, they either have it in the same section, or they have a special section.This is a pound of low fat hamburger, usually $5.99, so I saved $2.00. I know you think that’s not much but it really adds up. Because then I saw my favorite potato chips, Utz Potato chips, with like an Old Bay seasoning on them, delicious! They were 50% off! Oh, and get a Kroger card, yes they track your purchases but you can save so much, and you get points to save ten cents per gallon off of Shell gasoline.
Then at Publix (this is in Atlanta, where Publix has competition) they will be having huge BOGO sales this weekend for labor day. You don’t have to buy two of the item, you can buy one and get it for half price. I live in a very small house and don’t have a lot of extra room.
This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Atlanta. They have four locations, Tucker, Lilburn, Lawrenceville and Suwanee. I have never tried their fajitas because everything else on their menu is so good, until this week….They didn’t disappoint me with their fajitas either. The chicken was tender and well seasoned and this chicken was cut before it was grilled, leaving it super juicy. The cheese dip was great also.It has the jalepenos chopped and on the side so you can dump them in or not. These fajitas are very good. I would rank them in my top three.
I have always gone to the Tucker restaurant but this one was their Lawrenceville Taqueria. Service was outstanding and the food is excellent. Have you been there? Let me know what you think.
An excellent new player has come to Atlanta, for pizza wars Varuni Napoli! Skip the appetizers, we tried the Cuoppo which was 3 Arancini (rice balls) and the Panzeroni (lightly fried potato croquettes). The rice balls were the better of the two, but don’t waste your time and calories with those, when the main star is about to come along.The main star = the pizza, The Porreca Piccante! This pizza is so delicious, you cannot eat it fast enough. It is spicy and charred and so great. I can’t wait to go back to try all of them. We had some wine, but the beer looked great too!
Let me know your experiences in the Atlanta pizza world, or a recipe for a homemade pizza.
Great idea for a Staycation, the Arts Festival at Piedmont Park. It is FREE and the park is beautiful! Young and old can find something to do in the park, at the festival.People were playing softball and kickball and down past the festival, there was a rugby match going on.You can see those blowup slides in the background, how fun is that?
They had a lot of food trucks with great smells. I ordered a jalepeno corn dog, but I got a regular corn dog, I suffered through it though. (they refunded my money, woo hoo!) There were a lot of talented people selling their art. Piedmont Park is a beautiful Park!Lots of wildlife in the water.The views of Midtown are spectacular.This was a great day, hope you did something fun too. Let me know if you did.