January 26, 2005
I pulled into the parking lot--the car entrance is actually two doors down, next to Huey's--on a brilliant January afternoon. I couldn't help but laugh when I was greeted by friendly whistles from talking parrots---yes, parrots---that were lined up in large cages against the building. With this little taste of the tropics setting the mood, I smiled wider at the explosion of color at the front door: wind chimes, painted whirley-gigs, a bubbling fountain, a ceramic bulldog....
Inside, vinyl tablecloths covered in flowers matched the green plastic chairs. Hot pink and blue lights seemed to just go with the hippy beads that hung from the ceiling and separated different sections of the porch.
A bit funky? Yes. Completely fun? Absolutely.
So how was the menu? From the name of the restaurant, I was expecting to eat in a sandwich/diner joint. I was way off. The first thing I noticed was the printed endorsement of a nutritionist! The owner is a big believer in healthy consumption, so you're getting organic food here.
Does that mean all vegetarian? No, but even vegans will find delicious options.
As for me, I'm a Southern girl through and through. I went for the Down Home, a "bowl" of collard greens, smashed potatoes, and corn casserole. Delicious! If my husband were with me, he might've opted for the fish tacos or the free-range beef entrée.
From all-day breakfast choices to dinners with a Southwestern flare, you're bound to find something that suits your tastes here. There's even a kid's menu!
From journal Atlanta Restaurants