It was a gorgeous Labor Day, so, I headed up to Marietta for a fun Staycation day!I cannot lie, it was very hot. There were a lot of artists. Every kind of art you can imagine. There were lots of fun things for the kids to do too.Do you see the boy on the roof? His mom was so cool, she just said “get down” and to her friend, “he will figure it out.”
Then, of course, there was the King of Pops, only one vendor this time.The balloon guy was there too.
It was all around the Square in Marietta, very cute area. Lots of cute restaurants and homes in the area. Very close to the train tracks.
I think it would be interesting to explore when there isn’t a festival going on, a great Staycation. Let me know if there are other things to see in the area!
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.
Then at Mercado del Pueblo, you can’t beat their prices on their produce, well unless you go to Buford Highway Farmer’s Market.Let me know if you have some money saving tips! Love to learn more….
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!
The 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.