After the last Quest fail, I had to get back out there and try again. So, my neighbor, Will, told me about this pretty new mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, so, we went there today. Whew, it was very good! Attentive waiters, great decor, zippy service good overall experience. I do apologize for not taking more photos because the exterior is really tasteful and cute.
Obviously, I ordered the fajitas, and this was a plateful with everything cooked (not just a garnish) The guacamole was great! Beans and rice very good. Chicken was really good. They have so many great looking entrees on their menu, I will happily return for more.
Will got steak on skewers, it looked great. I am not sure why I didn’t try it.
It was a very good experience and I will be back! If you have been let me know your thoughts.
Today the weather was perfect and the traffic wasn’t too bad. So I drove down, went to a kiosk and purchased tickets, it is so incredibly easy. Oh and you can get tickets for as little as $10.00. Staycationwise, you could bring in your own food and water and not spend that much for a fun day for your family.This was this adorable guy’s first baseball game. He was so cute.We were up at Sky Field. (I had never been)Look at these big ole coke bottle adirondack chairs. That is a full grown Dodgers fan sitting there. Pretty funny, huh?
Then down to the outfield for a Holeman & Finch burger. Yahoo.My photo doesn’t do it justice. It is so good and Kevin Gillespie was right behind me in line. He is chef/owner Gunshow, he was on Top Chef. Just from watching Top Chef he was a fan favorite and a really nice guy.
I think a Braves game is one of the most perfect staycation idea, even if the Braves lose. (Which they did)
Mi Cocina is a Mexican restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, part of a chain out of Dallas. It started out on a bad note and didn’t improve much from there. I was seated outside and chips were brought out immediately. The salsa was very good, the chips were fresh but I do not think they were homemade. (Their website states everything is handcrafted and made fresh daily.)
So, then I sat and sat and sat and tried to get anyone’s attention. What made me so sad is how attentive the waiters were to all of the other people dining with them. The head waiter came over and asked if I had been helped, “no,” what would you like to order? Cheese dip and fajitas and water. Cheese dip came out right away.Now see that lovely chip that came in the dip, it was stale. The cheese dip tasted like Velveeta, not that there is anything wrong with that but I think I just ordered the wrong queso. The fajitas arrived about ten minutes later.The beans were good and so was the rice. The peppers were not cooked, this did not come out sizzling the chicken was bland and cold. There were some good cooked potatoes on top of the chicken. It was like they threw some spices on before they brought it out. The two tortillas they gave me were not fresh. It was just not good. The good waitress asked me how thing were and I said okay. Finally my waiter came and asked me. I said the peppers were not cooked, he said, yes they are just a garnish….So I told him about my quest for the best – fajitas, and of all that I have tried so far, these were the worst and explained why. He was super nice and offered to get the general manager. So I waited, 5 minutes, no one, so I left.
On a good note, the parking was free because they were repairing the ticket taker!
Let me know if you have had a better experience here.
Bone Garden Cantina was on the Travel Channel, Best True Mexican Restaurants in America, so I had to go check it out. A little hard to find, but not really.
A lot of restaurants are charging for chips and salsa now, this is one of them. The salsa was excellent, the chips had a little too much salt on them for me, but if you like salted chips you would love it. I ordered a chicken taco and pork tamale (my other quest for the best is tamales, just haven’t reported it yet.). The chicken taco was excellent, the corn tortilla was one of the best I have had. The tamale was very good but not the best. The pork filling to the masa was just a little off for me. They do not have fajitas, but I think they are more traditional. Overall an extremely great experience, my waitress was so great! She was really attentive. I say go there and check it out, food is worth it!
Please let me know what you think!
Do you love looking at paintings? There is a wonderful Art Gallery in Historic Duluth. There is a great variety of artwork from a few different artists. Most of it by the owners, which are two extremely kind and talented people, Pam and Larry Smith oh and their new puppy! Their gallery is 2 Smith Art Gallery in Duluth, Georgia.
This is Pam’s card. You can take her a photo and she will paint it for you and it is just priceless. Her work is stunning.
Here is Larry’s card.He paints landscapes, they are outstanding. He also teaches painting and his Fall Painting Classes are starting soon.I think they are an amazing duo and I am sure they are great teachers! If you are interested go to http://www.artistlarrysmith.com.
You can find their gallery at 3150 Main Street Suite 101, Duluth, Georgia 30096.
Let me know what you think!