Upon Reinspection, Taqueria del Sol Gets 93A

28 05 2009

Since I gave the last score such prominance, it’s only fair to give the reinspection the same.

Steve from Taqueria writes in with word that upon reinspection Taqueria got a 93A by the health department.

Very glad to hear it!

May Restaurant Blurbs

28 05 2009

A few notes from around the city…

  • According to the Decatur Minute, Leon’s Full Service is now open for lunch daily at 11:30a (except Monday).
  • Also from the Minute, Greene’s is offering 40% off all in-store purchases today in honor of one of the owners birthdays.
  • As was noted in a recent post, Cafe Cliche is now open for business in the old Indie Coffee & Books space and is serving Button Cakes Bakery cupcakes.
  • Next Stop notes that Bistro in a Box will have weekly food and wine tastings on Saturday from 12p-6p.  “Some of our usual offerings include basil crusted chicken, peppercorn flank steak, hummus, a cheese display, spinach and artichoke dip, and other menu items that we are developing. It is all free and open to anyone.”
  • According to Daily Candy, The Cookie Studio has new weekend hours (Sat 12p-5p)
  • Tastings will be featuring live music on Saturday nights from 8:30p-10:30p.  This Saturday Jeff Soileau will be playing ambient instrumental acoustic guitar.

Anything else?

A Cross Section of Health Inspection Scores

24 05 2009

In an effort towards fairness, I’ve provided a larger list of restaurant and school cafeteria health inspection scores across the city after the jump. If anyone wants to put together an Atlanta-wide list, in an effort towards even greater fairness, go for it.

Looks to me like if you score below 80, you get a chance at redemption with a follow up inspection a couple weeks later.  I assume this will also apply to Taqueria in the coming weeks.  So, while you sip margaritas and wait in line, keep an eye out for an updated #. Read the rest of this entry »

Decatur Chicks Get National Attention

22 05 2009

Decatur's Allison Adams - Photo Courtesy of NPR

Allison points to this All Things Considered segment that aired on NPR yesterday featuring Decatur/Atlanta’s Chicks in the City tour.

Great exposure and a great segment!

Voila Market Cafe Closes

18 05 2009

Voila closed

My wife reports this morning that the space that once housed Voila Market Cafe now has an “Available” sign in the window and the interior looks in the midst of disassembly.

I wonder what will happen to Button Cakes Bakery, which just opened inside the Voila  a couple of months ago inside the Viola space.

Brick Store May Brewery Launches

15 05 2009

Rus sends in a list of two brewery launches taking place at the Brick Store next week.  Also don’t forget to powder your wig for this Saturday’s signing of the Declaration of Beer Independence with Mary Jane Mahan!  “Oh beautiful, for spacious bar…”

Monday – May 18, 2009 @ 05:00PM

Bells Brewery Launch:

Get on down to the pub and get yourself a pint of Hopslam ON CASK!! Have a pint of DOUBLE CREAM STOUT to wash it down. We will also have a few bottles on hand and probably some Oberon draft in case its over a 100 degrees outside.

Friday – May 22, 2009 @ 05:00PM

Moylans Brewery Launch:

Moylans beer is available in Georgia (Finally!)

You are going to love this brewery!

On Draft: Hopsickle, Kilt Lifter, IPA

Decatur Farm to School Town Hall Meeting Tonight

13 05 2009

Following up on my post yesterday, Michael forwards info about tonight’s “Farm to School” town hall meeting from 6p-8p at Westchester.


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Senators Chambliss & Harkin To Hold “Farm to School” Hearing at CDC

12 05 2009

In April, the school board officially approved a Farm to School initiative for the CSD school system.  The program strives to put fresh and local foods – from city and school gardens and local farms – on the lunch plates of CSD students.

A new Farm to School committee has been created to coordiante efforts and their challenges are many, including distribution, and lack of convenience, time and resources.  No small hurdles to overcome.

In light of this, I thought it would be fitting to point out that there’s a big “Farm to School” event just up the street on Friday.

Senators Saxby Chambliss and Tom Harkin will be holding a Senate Committee on Agriculture “Farm to School” hearing at the CDC from 1p-3p this Friday May 15.  Georgia Organics sent out an email urging locavores of all stripes to attend.

We need you there to show Sen. Chambliss and Sen. Harkin that we want thriving Farm to School programs in Georgia. This hearing will be submitted to the official record for all Senate Agriculture Committee members to review. Sen. Chambliss (R-GA) and Sen. Harkin (D-IA) will both be in attendance.

This a rare opportunity for the sustainable food and farms movement to show its support for getting local, fresh, and sustainably produced foods into school cafeterias across the state.

The meeting will be held on the Roybal Campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Harkin Global Communication Center, Auditorium A (1600 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329).  It is suggested you bring ID and come early to allow time for parking.

Paris Now Serves Lunchtime BBQ

11 05 2009

…North Carolina BBQ to be specific.

Barb Rowland sends in the specifics.


Located two blocks west of Decatur Marta station and Court House

308H Ponce de Leon Place – Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 932-0737

North Carolina BBQ with pulled pork/ribs/chicken/ mac n cheese/sweet potato fries..the works..starting at $5.25 Take out also!

InDecatur has posted a copy of the new spot’s menu, taken off its Facebook page.

Cooking For Monkeys Nominated For Parent’s Choice Award

9 05 2009

Pam's Latest Lunch Box Creation!

The great Decatur lunch box blog, “Cooking for Monkeys”, has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Parent’s Choice Award for Best Local Atlanta Blog.

Click on over daily and vote for Pam!