As you guys are well aware by my many post surrounding food, I might have a little bit of an issue - I just LOVE good food, and Atlanta has an abundance of it!
So it's Saturday afternoon, I'm in IKEA for inspiration, not to buy - per my usual Saturday routine - and I receive a phone call from my good friend, T. He reminds me that we were supposed to be doing brunch, and I panic!
Side Note: You guys will learn more about 'T' later, but for now - just know that he likes to be right all the time, and will call you out about being wrong. Oh, and he happens to be one of the funniest individuals in life! Okay, back to the story!
I had absolutely forgotten about our brunch date, but I told him I would forgo my IKEA trip to meet him in the city. T, short for Timmy, had been raving about this place that had the most succulent entrees, since he was living in LA. He insisted that it was some of the best food in Atlanta, and that we had to go when he moved back. Fast forward two months, and here we are at a quaint destination conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta at a restaurant uniquely named, Poor Calvin's.
At first glance at the menu I was hesitant, yet very intrigued at the attention catching dishes. The Thai cuisine with southern influences really made for a mouth-watering experience before reaching the bottom of the menu. Reading the names of the entrees, I was really beginning to grasp the innovative blending of Eastern flavors and Western techniques and presentations. I quickly decided on the Lobster Fried Rice, while T went with the Fried Chicken, and Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.
After my first bite, I was in heaven. The food was so FLAVORFUL! I knew then that this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship between T, and I. He hit the nail on the head with this restaurant. The wait-staff was attentive, and knowledgeable - and it didn't hurt to see Calvin himself managing the restaurant, and later sitting down to enjoy a little piece of what he created.
I'm already plotting on the next time I can catch a bite here, and you guys should join me if you're ever in the area. Check out the photos below and if you've ever been suggest some others dishes I should try on my next visit!