AJC Decatur Book Festival, it was crazy!

IMG_3004I 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.IMG_3018That is right, Spidy was there. There were food trucks and of course The King of Pops, and balloon animals and hats.IMG_3013I wanted to get this posted so you could make it tomorrow.IMG_3011

IMG_3021Let me know what you think! Have a great time.

Quest for the Best – FAJITAS – Eduardos Mexican Grill

Eduardo’s Mexican Grill is off of LaVista Road behind the Red Lobster in Tucker. (Near Northlake Mall)

Eduardo's 1Cheese 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, Eduardo's 2Plenty 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. Eduardo's 3I wonder if family businesses or chains for that matter want to listen to criticism or input, what do you think?

Saving Some Money (Shopping tips)

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.HamburgerThis 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! Utz's Potato ChipsThey 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. 

Then at Mercado del Pueblo, you can’t beat their prices on their produce, well unless you go to Buford Highway Farmer’s Market.IMG_1744Let me know if you have some money saving tips! Love to learn more….

Quest for the Best – FAJITAS – Taqueria Los Hermanos

IMG_2980This 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….TLH FajitasThey 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.TLH Cheese dipIt 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.

Varuni Napoli, Whoa, do you like pizza?

An excellent new player has come to Atlanta, for pizza wars Varuni Napoli! Pizza 7Skip 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.Pizza 3The main star = the pizza, The Porreca Piccante! Pizza Varuni NapoliThis 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!

Pizza 6The desserts look awesome too, but we were too full to try them, maybe next time.

Let me know your experiences in the Atlanta pizza world, or a recipe for a homemade pizza.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival!!!

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.IMG_2904People were playing softball and kickball and down past the festival, there was a rugby match going on.IMG_2962You can see those blowup slides in the background, how fun is that?

They had a lot of food trucks with great smells. IMG_2947I 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. IMG_2909Piedmont Park is a beautiful Park!IMG_2930Lots of wildlife in the water.IMG_2972The views of Midtown are spectacular.IMG_2948IMG_2977This was a great day, hope you did something fun too. Let me know if you did.