Food quote of note

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience"…Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Local Boy Does Good

Well - actually it's three local boys who've done good - and I mean REALLY GOOD!

I have a favorite new restaurant that I can't wait to share with you all - Local Three Kitchen & Bar.  I've been there twice in the past month and it gets TWO BIG thumbs up!  It's a great place that combines a casual, fun atmosphere with artfully prepared fresh, local and sustainable food.  I've attached the link - spend a little time on their website and you will be intrigued...who can resist a place that describes its style as "Foie Gras in Flip Flops" and touts their daily operating philosophy as :  People Matter Most. Local Is Priority. Seasonal Makes Sense. Authenticity Rules. Quality Governs. Delicious Trumps. Pretense Loses. Comfort Feels Good. Appreciation Tastes Better. Prudence Sustains It All.  I admit it - I'm totally smitten!

I've enjoyed some pretty yummy food there on my two visits - Cheddar, Bacon and Thyme popcorn as a snack for the table, Spring Pea Carbonara as a starter, Wood Oven Roasted Hanger Steak, Panko Crusted Atlantic Flounder.  It's kind of addicting - even though I'm over-the-moon satisfied with the food in front of me while I'm there, I'm already planning what I'll have the next time I come (Lobster Pot Pie anyone?).

Rosie enjoying a birthday treat
We had dinner there tonight to celebrate my dear friend Rosie's birthday (with a belated shout out to Neighbor Greg's birthday as well). I've captured Rosie enjoying her birthday dessert - a tasty apple pie accompanied by a cheddar crisp and rosemary ice cream.

You'll also note that this place bosts quite a pig collection - makes perfect sense, right - after all, who can resist those adorable squealers (clearly Rosie can't!!).  

If you are in the ATL - run, don't walk, to Local Three - I promise you'll have a great meal and a great time. If you are an out-of-towner - make sure you hit Local Three on your next trip to town -- call me, I'll be glad to go with you!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Crystal - My name is Margeaux Fincher. I'm a ninteen-year-old student and I work for Karen Brinson at Dewey's Cafe. I'm interested in pursuing a career in pastry, so Karen told me about you and your blog. I'm enjoying reading it very much! I look forward to following your further culinary adventures. It's encouraging to see someone pursuing their dreams :)