1.My dinner at Empire State South the other night was about as delicious as an Atlanta restaurant can do…..
The charcuterie was strong but the duck and scallops entrees my wife and I split were the reason why you never ever want to order the same dishes at a top restaurant, outstanding.
2. There is simply not a better man that a young person could play their college football for than Georgia’s Mark Richt. Congrats on this week’s top ranked recruiting class and landing the “big fish” Lorenzo Carter out of Norcross. Want to know why Dawg fans are salivating? Check out his highlight reel.
3. I could not have picked a better place to celebrate my mom’s 75th birthday this week than Prime One Twelve down in South Beach. I was there this week traveling for the new food show I am working on. It screams “Big Night Out” with the see and be seen crowd. Super chic room and of course the all time steak house menu to die for. Few of my faves…..ridiculously fresh tomato, onion and blue cheese salad, creamy lobster bisque, top notch oysters, perfect NY strips, scintillating lamb chops, jaw dropping truffle macaroni and cheese and decadent potato dishes……Throw in the massive home-made chocolate chip cookies w/ice cream and the best ever NY cheesecake and you have a magical night…
4. Sorry Peyton, no more talk of being the greatest ever after a disastrous Super Bowl performance that takes your all time post season record to a paltry 11-12 with a lot of eggs laid along the way. His two picks and fumble completely took Denver out of the game.
5. Greater Good BBQ on Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs in not only an extremely welcome new spot up the street from my house, but is simply turning out some of the best ribs and side dishes in the city.
Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor
6. Is there anything better than a perfectly cooked homemade linguine with garlic, olive oil, fresh sausage and broccoli rabe?
Photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen. Recipe here
7. Top ten funniest movie scene of all time,” Step Brothers” job interviews with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and most importantly “Pan, Pam”