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Atlanta mini-fest!

Risottogirl's picture

We had one last night with me, meanchef, jerseygirl and MER! What fun! And meanchef took some pictures!


We went to an interesting place - the Watershed - in Decatur for the supposedly best fried chicken ever.  It was really good but not fabulous, but what do I know about fried chicken, I'm a damn Yankee? Wine list was very good and somewhat eclectic. I know this will disappoint meanchef, but my favorite thing was the pimento cheese :)


Let me say first, that meanchef is so NOT mean (sorry, secret is out LOL) and jerseygirl is fun and amazingly knowledgeable about the area, pointing out good places to eat the whole way- who knew this about Atlanta? Not moi! She can switch back and forth rapidly between a Jersey accent and a full-on drawl, so cute!! And as a couple? Adorable! Just goes to show you that things that are meant to be, somehow find a way!!


Now MER? Cute as a button and taller than I expected too! Not shy either, so it was a lively dinner. We almost got to meet the baby too, but that didn't work out :(


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Jean's picture

Sounds like you had fun. I'm jealous. Mean had better post those pictures!



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Risottogirl's picture

He will!


We wanted editorial review before anything was posted :)


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Jean's picture

Red Hot, eh? How did you do that?



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Edited 10/23/2008 11:44 am ET by Jean

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Jean's picture

All I see is a big fire engine red rectangle.




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AnnL's picture

I just see a bunch of deleted posts!

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"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

MEANCHEF's picture

A few pictures from our Atlanta dinner

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MEANCHEF's picture

I was trying to use copies of the photos on snapfish.  I guess my technique is off. LOL


So I attached files from my computer.  I hope they worked.


FitnessNut's picture

Nice pics. I've figured out who you are, LOL, but could you identify the others? Its always nice to have a name to attach to a face.

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MadMom's picture

That's Jersey Girl on the left in the last picture, but don't know who is who in the earlier ones.



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Heather's picture

MER is in black & white. RisottoGirl in stripes.
Great to see you both!

FitnessNut's picture

I'd guessed Mer correctly, but couldn't do it with the other two. Not enough clues, LOL! Thanks both of you.

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mer's picture

LOL. I type slowly with just one hand. You know who slows me down...

Heather's picture

Lucky you! I wish I could come over for an Anna snuggle!

mer's picture

LOL! You are welcome anytime!! :)

MadMom's picture

Cannot imagine who's slowing you down.  Hopefully, the next time I will be able to be there and also that your beautiful baby will be calmer and can join us, LOL!



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mer's picture

Sounds great! We aren't that far (in Texas terms anyway!) Any chance you could come down next time RG visits?

MadMom's picture

If this darn knee ever gets to the point where I can make a 4-hour drive (or a one hour drive, followed by a one hour plane ride), I will definitely plan on it.



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Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

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MEANCHEF's picture

Although the company was fabulous - it was really great to meet Mer and Risottogirl - the fried chicken left something to be desired.  I have been in search of the ultimate fried chicken ever since I moved to the South.  However, the best I have eaten is still in Seattle.


We did have a wonderful time and plan to do it again when Risottogirl returns next month.


MadMom's picture

The fried chicken we had in Charlotte was pretty darn good...or had they run out by the time you got there?  I know some people didn't get it.



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MEANCHEF's picture

I agree it was pretty darn good, but not nirvana.

mer's picture

Which places have you tried in Atlanta? I haven't made a true study of the subject, but have had it in a few different restaurants, so am curious about your evaluation.

Marcia's picture

For fried chicken nirvana, my belief is that you have to make it at home. I've never had fried chicken out that was as good as homemade and I'm talking homemade with different recipes, too.

Now that I think about it, I haven't had too much fried chicken in restaurants, and that might have something to do with my opinion.

Gretchen's picture

While home fried chicken is good, I have definitely had it "out" that I LOVED!!

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Gretchen's picture

Did you go to the Chicken Coop? How soon we forget!!

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nexus's picture

Where in Seattle? Was it Ezells?


Cheryl

nexus's picture

Oh yum. Luckily I don't live close to them and am therefore removed from temptation.


Cheryl

Risottogirl's picture

My return trip looks to be a bit more rural that previously anticipated.


Commerce, Georgia.


Where in heck is THAT??? It sounds a little boony-ish to me :(


Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Gretchen's picture

Not far out of Atlanta. There is some good outlet shopping in that area. Athens and UGA isn't far.  about a quarter of the way up to Charlotte!!

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mer's picture

JG is in pink, I'm in the black & white dress, RG is in the striped shirt.