How to Survive the 2013 Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival

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Well folks, it’s back and I’m already hydrating in preparation. The Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival was easily one of top highlights of 2012 for me. Or at least I think it was (still a little hazy). After a sellout crowd in 2012, the show geniuses at BB&BBQ have upped the ante. In order to […]

Fall in Love with Cacao Atlanta

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We at the Trot Line applaud and promote folks who are crafting and producing amazing products by hand every chance we get. Kristen Hard, owner of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co., has been doing just that since 2004. Cacao is known for creating amazing “bean-to-bar” chocolate and other scrumptious treats, making it a “must visit” in […]

Atlanta’s Newest Brewery: Monday Night Brewing

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Get ready Atlanta, Monday nights just got a lot more fun. “Tie one on” and head over to the Westside to check out the spanking new Monday Night Brewery. In an old warehouse at the bottom of Trabert Avenue sit three gents making some killer brews. Monday Night Brewing is the brainchild of Jonathan Baker, […]

Rico’s World Kitchen: Metro Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret

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For the past two years, Rico’s World Kitchen in downtown historic Buford, GA has been my best-kept secret. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t keep it hidden for too long. Chef and owner, Rico Cunnington, has been turning heads and turned this once four table restaurant into a shining light in the Buford and Metro […]

Sandwich Heaven in a Sandy Springs Cafe

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One of God’s greatest gifts to mankind was the sandwich.  I believe that He had me in mind when He blessed someone with the idea.  When I stumble onto a sandwich place that I have never been to before, I tend to be a little over zealous about making my way over to try it. […]

Atlanta Beer Week 2011

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If you thought that the Atlanta beer festivals this summer were fun, wait till you experience an entire week of craft beer! Atlanta Beer Week is an entire week devoted to craft beer… in Atlanta.  The week long hoppy extravaganza begins on October 1 and ends on October 8, 2011.  This year is supposed to […]

BrickTop’s in Buckhead: As American as Deviled Eggs

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Despite having lived in Atlanta for a little over two years, there’s one thing that I’ve constantly felt I’ve been missing; a real “taste” of Atlanta. The majority of my dining adventures consist of cooking at home, visiting the same favorite few places, some chains (shame on me) and from time to time a ritzy […]

Midtown Market Is a Sweet Mid-Day Treat

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Picture this: It’s your first week at a new job in a new part of town that you are by no means familiar with. You’re eager to get your bearings so one fine, sunny Thursday afternoon during your lunch hour you wonder down the street to see if anything strikes your fancy. Suddenly you see […]

Café Agora’s Authentic Medieterranean in the Heart of the South

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Now I’m morally conflicted about whether or not I should even write this entry.  It’s not that the material is controversial or that I’m being paid under the table for it, but when you find a neighbor gem of a restaurant, I am conflicted about telling everyone I know about how good it is with […]