So I work two doors down from this restaurant and I've been eagerly anticipating it's opening ever since they first posted their menu in the window. (By eagerly anticipating, I mean stalking. Seriously, it got pretty bad) They're finally open and I had my first meal there today. I was a little worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype that I was building in my head, but it definitely did. First of all, the menu is quite extensive. They have everything from chicken & waffles to hand-cut fries to baked goods to fresh fruit flavored lemonades to build-your-own-crepes (which is what I chose, along with the sweet potato blood orange souffle). Tons of options for vegetarians as well (something I'm accidentally conscious of because of my pretentious trendy vegetarian brother) The food was great. There are no frilly menu options here, so if you're looking for foods that are impossible to pronounce, this isn't the place. Just simple, but delicious, southern-inspired cuisine.The waitstaff was friendly. So overall, I would say that my first experience at B. Beatty was definitely all I hoped for, and I am so thankful for this place being open 2 doors down from where I work. I anticipate most of my check will be going here. OH. I almost forgot. Speaking of checks, the food was ridiculously underpriced. Yes, UNDERPRICED. My boyfriend and I have no idea how they're pulling off this menu with the prices they're charging but maybe I won't be spending my whole check in here after all. Definitely check it out.
Sprinkle's in my opinion is usually a hit or miss. Maybe it is just my preference, but their are items which I really love and some that I just do not care for. My go to favs are usually the salted corn flake cookie, strawberry ice cream, captain crunch ice cream, and definitely the smore's cupcake! If I were to narrow it down some more I would have to say that the smore's and cookie are my top 2. You MUST try it at least once. They both feature a sweet and salty aspect, which I love because sometimes eating something just sweet can become pretty boring. The service here is usually a hit or miss too. Sometimes you might get exceptional and friendly service, while other times you might receive service from someone who does not want to be there. Nevertheless, I still have a place for Sprinkles and will be going back whenever I get a sweet-salty craving.
If you're all about indie and gourmet foods, here is a place of significance. The fromage and fruit preserves are endless. The best selection I've seen in the metropolitan. My Israeli breakfast included two types of cheese (cheddar and goat cheese), dayum it's the creamiest cheeses I've tasted! The jams were seedless and smooth spread; country French bread was thin and fresh. The groceries are somewhat pricey but if artisanal and organic appeals to you, the price is not questionable because the quality is worth it. The staff is pretty knowledgeable and friendly, and they're happy to give samples and product info. There's no wait to be seated, plus food service is speedy. I love this place for a quick snack or meal. Moreover, the foods are guilt free. You'll be impressed if you're interested in all natural everything.
Sweet Cheats is no less than bomb.com! I have no problem squeezing through the narrow streets of Cabbagetown to indulge in their yummy treats. My favorite are the macarons! The flavors rotate daily. My best is the strawberry macaron! What's also great about sweet Cheats is that they do custom orders. They've done a few custom cakes and cupcakes for my catering events at the Georgia Dome. My favorite was the Drum Corps International trophy cake. Not only was it amazing visually but the crème brulee flavor of the cake was to die for. Their cakes have a signature taste that is unlike any other bakery. Our clients loved it. The owner Shirley is really nice and dedicated to her work. She's produced amazing desserts for me a couple of times with only two days notice!
First off, what a cute and sweet looking place. We were greeted by a sweet grandma that informed us about their pies and how they make it. I choose the pecan pie, which was delicious and a must when you are in the south. We then asked about the various empty bottles that were displayed and she told us that they bottle their own milk. I REPEAT, they BOTTLE their milk. Apparently, they do this because they like to keep their milk at a low 30 degrees. What pairs better than ice cold milk with a delicious pie? Everything about the place is absolutely adorable and truly exemplifies southern hospitality. I will definitely be back when I get a chance to have their delicious pies and milk!
I first experienced their scrumptious cake at a J.R.Cricket's. They were sooooooo delicious to me, I started to go there just for the cakes. Low and behold, I saw the car displaying their cake in East Point, but I couldn't write down the number fast enough. Low and behold again, after eating in East Point, me and a companion decided to take a stroll through downtown EastPoint. It was during our stroll that I told my companion how I wish I could go to J.R.Cricket's to get a piece of cake. In our walking, we literally came upon the bake shop in downtown East Point!!!!! Talk about happy!!!!!!! Yes, I've found the best key lime cake in Georgia thus far!!! ����������������
Alon's bakery offers a variety of breads, cookies, desserts, and other baked goods, along with a well-stocked cheese case and another case full of pre-made lunches and side items. I have never had anything from Alon's that wasn't delicious. They are especially known for their sauces and spreads that come with their sandwiches. Not only are they a reliable lunch and take-out location, but their catering has always been spot-on. It's not cheap, but it's good quality and I have never had any problem with the staff or any "attitude."
I've been going to Alon's for a while now and the food has always been excellent. That goes for entrees, sandwiches, pastries, and the desserts. The sticking point here is always the service. If you come when they're not busy, it can be the best service you've ever had. During the morning or afternoon rush though, you can get lost in the crowd and wait 15 minutes for them to press your sandwich. I see why some people can't forgive that but I figure that if you know what you're getting into it's not so bad. The food is definitely worth it.
Hidden behind Whole Foods in Buckhead, Henri's does everything well - from cakes and cookies to the wonderful sandwiches that make for a great lunch. I love the atmosphere here on a warm morning or afternoon. The place is always buzzing without being too busy. Their pre-made sandwiches are great and get you out fast but they'll make your sandwich to order too. I've bought a few cakes from here and have never been disappointed. The prices, while not inexpensive, are reasonable for the quality you get in return.
Walked over for a ginger-cranberry scone ($2.50) and a smallish cup of coffee ($2.50). Tax & tip made it $6. Delightfully sunny, open atmosphere & counter service. There may be scones as good elsewhere but I promise you there are none better. Also, the coffee was nirvana, in a coffee kind of way. Two thumbs way up on the food. But pricey! In Proof's defense, I'll admit I did not ask for a refill on the coffee. But for that price you can get a cup twice as big and just as good in Little Five.