Sunday Drive

This didn’t happen with my parents, but my grandparents were big fans of the Sunday drive. My Grandfather had a super old car called Black Beauty and we would get in and go for a drive. It was great fun and at the end we would stop at the Custard Stand. Life was good!

So, today I decided to take a drive. I headed out on Buford Highway. Buford Highway is an interesting place to visit on its own, for dining purposes. It is an eclectic blend of ethnic cuisines. It has great Pho places, great Tortas places, many Asian and many Mexican restaurants. Oh, and they have three Crawdad restaurants too.

Along Buford Highway there are so many small town that have Historic Districts. It runs along a railroad. The first we come along is Historic Norcrossimages-4

This has a handful of really good restaurants and a few cute shops.

Then we come to Historic Duluth…UnknownGuess what? Cute restaurants and a few cute shops and a splash fountain.

Next we run into Historic Buford…Unknown-2I think all of these towns have done a great job of building up their “downtown” areas up to great places for concerts and movies on the green and just fun for people that live out in the suburbs to get a community feeling.

If you have a chance take a Sunday drive and discover something new!

 

 

Disco Kroger

In Atlanta we have several Krogers (brand of supermarket) that have nicknames. Disco Kroger is in Buckhead just down from Lenox Mall. It still has this mural there. IMG_7544

So back in the 80’s there was a Disco called the Limelight. It had a Tiger in there and sharks swimming below the dance floor.  I actually went there a few times. It was a blast. images-3Famous people went there. Beautiful people went there. There were super long lines to get in. They shot a movie there called “The Slugger’s Wife”.

The mural is on a wall of an art store called Binders which is a really great art supply store. You can find EVERYTHING arty in there.If you are in the Buckhead area you should check it out!

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Baba Ganoush

I am growing eggplant in my garden this year…IMG_7234

I have never cooked an eggplant so, I thought I would start trying some recipes. First up Baba Ganoush….So, I got an eggplant… images-2I sliced it into 1/4 inch slices. Put salt on them to get some of the water out. Dried them between two paper towels. Waited about 5 minutes then put them under the broiler till browned and golden.I chopped those up and put them into a food processor. I added fresh chopped garlic, olive oil, vinegar pulse it up and add kalamata olives serve with pita and you are in heaven! Unknown