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Quest for the BEST BBQ Ribs

images-2 To be honest, I have been working on this one for a while. I have two favorites, so, that was making it tough. Fox Bros. BBQ and Community Q are my favorites. images-5 and Unknown-4

Fox Bros. has the Totinator – images-7Tatertots covered in Brisket chili and smothered in cheese. They have awesome wings too.Unknown-5They also have fried ribs, yep, how wonderful….images-8

Then I love Community Q’s BarBQue too. Their ribs are greatUnknown-1 and I love their brisket. The BEST thing they have is the Mac n Cheese…Unknown-2It’s this longer thicker rigatoni pasta with so much cheese gooeyness. It will bring tears to your eyes.

But then I had my eye on The Greater Good BBQ in Tucker. UnknownTheir ribs are amazing. I order them dry, because I want to taste the smoke, then if I want to sauce them I can pick the amount and flavor. I didn’t try their mac n cheese. But their greens are the best I have had in town.images-3Their onion rings were awesome also…images-4They were light but held together to the bite.

The recap is this, I have to pick in order of the best ribs, #1 – Fox Brothers, #2 – The Greater Good, #3 – Community Q.

(I did try DBA BBQ today and their ribs are a little dry, but, they have the best fried pickles I have ever had, with two pieces of fried bacon on top OMG)

Quest for the Best – Fajitas – La Hacienda

IMG_4153Oh Yes, La Hacienda is in Midtown Atlanta. The staff is super nice and the food is very good!

The cheese dip is great, because it has the chopped up jalepenos and they do not charge you extra for them. You start with two types of salsa.Fajitas2The yummy cheese dip….Fajitas1Then the fajitas…Fajitas 4Yeah! They cut the chicken up before they cooked them. These were very good. Fajitas 5Beans and rice, pico and guac, all very good, the rice especially.

Fajitas3Cute decor. I recommend this place as very good for fajitas.

Quest for the BEST – Chicken Wings

Sobban 3I read on Thrillist the best chicken wings in Atlanta were at Sobban. So I went and tried them and they are excellent. They are big wonderful tasty bites of joy! But I decided to try a few other places, so, I went to the Rusty Nail next. Wings RNThese were very good, just different, the kind you expect when you order wings. (side note, I had the Gumbo to start, that was out of this world GREAT).

The Quest continues, on to Downwind Restaurant at Peachtree DeKalb Airport. I usually get the cheeseburger here, it is just that good, one of the best in the city IMHO. Wings DW 1These were so crispy and then juicy and I would order them again. It didn’t hurt that it was a beautiful day.Wings DW 2My neighbors told me of a place I need to try and I love Hooters, wings that is! Let me know if you have a favorite. I would love some new ideas!

Quest for the BEST – Fajitas – Nuevo Laredo Cantina

IMG_3645Nuevo Laredo Cantina has long been an Atlanta Favorite Mexican Restaurant. There usually is a long wait line out of the door. Today, there was plenty of parking and I walked in and was seated immediately. They have one of my favorite salsas.Chips and salsaOnto the fajitas, they didn’t sizzle but they were great. Fajitas 1They are seasoned well and cooked perfectly. The rice is definitely the best I have ever had. They are also the most expensive so far. – $18.95. It was a lot of food, but not any more than I have gotten for a lot less. So far, I would say these are the BEST I have had. I will continue my quest and report back to you!


Quest for the Best – Fajitas – Red Pepper Tacqueria

It’s back, Quest for the Best – Fajitas. I took a brief break from the Fajita Road for a few weeks and I came back strong, I thought I had a great contender. Red Pepper Tacqueria is a great Mexican restaurant near me with at least one other restaurant.  All of the tacos I have had there in the past have been great! So, it was time to test their fajitas. Fajitas #1The first fajita was excellent. They had a good amount of flavor in the chicken itself, then they used Zucchini and Yellow Squash along with peppers and onions (I personally would have liked a garlic flavor in there too). The guacamole was excellent! But, as I have stated in previous blogs the problem is the cut the chicken before it could rest and all of the juices run out and the flavor goes with it.  So, fajita number two was disappointing. It was sad because it could be great and the rest of their food is very good, to great.

I started with the Tortilla Soup. Fajitas #3It was a huge cup of deliciousness. Lot’s of veggies in there with strips of chicken and a full lovely broth.

So, the quest continues, more later!

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?