Showing posts from September, 2007

Kennesaw/Town Center area

We were famished as we headed off to Chattanooga. It was late and we were beyond starved when we hit Kennesaw, Georgia off of I-75. Looking for a decent yet quick meal is a tough task to handle on a Friday night in this area. Your typical Olive Gardens,Chili's and Outbacks are packed -- not that I'm thrilled to go to those places, but desperate times call for desperate measures. After negotiating our way through the crowds, we worked our way to the back of a shopping center on Barrett Parkway. We stumbled upon Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grille which is open on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The challenge came with our child who is not exactly a fan of Japanese fare. The helpful waitress and manager help her find a scrumptious noodle dish. I had the chicken teriyaki. My wife loved the sushi. For the throngs of you out there who go down I-75, get off at Barrett Parkway to find this sushi institution. Kuroshio saved us from the wrath of chain restaurant food for one evening

Marietta Square

I recently visited Marietta, Georgia's Square. It's been years since I visited. After all, I moved away from that side of metropolitan Atlanta in the early 1990s. When I returned I was surprised to see the historic district festooned with shops and restaurants. After strolling through a recent art show, I settled on eating at Blu Greek Taverna . This is Greek cuisine at its best. After dining on a scrumptious grilled veggie kebab or "souvlakia" with mouth-watering rice and an olive-topped yogurt, I ventured to a cute wine shop, the Marietta Wine Market . The owners were smart to keep this place open during the art show because wine lovers like me look for places like this. As I was sipping an affordable glass of red, I was greeted by the shop's dog, Bentley. The cheese isn't too shabby either. After strolling through antique shops and the excellent clothing store, Pendleton, I was impressed.

Golf in the Southeast

It was a pleasure to feature Maggie Valley in my annual Golf in the Southeast feature . The golfing opportunities in the Southeast are plentiful. I highly recommend Maggie Valley. The entire area is affordable, beautiful and easy to navigate.

Cleveland Rocks

My Cleveland feature is available at Cleveland Rocks . The trip was tremendous. Nothing beats getting away from the hot Georgia sun. The weather was perfect as well as the many restaurants that we visited including Solon's Imperial Wok and University Heights' Jack's Deli.