Monday, August 17, 2009

Hit Rocky's Pizza and Hot Dogs-Towne Lake

Rocky's Pizza and Hot Dogs recently opened next to WOW Fitness. Of course my first thought was, "Do we really need another pizza place?" No. But what we do need is a place that serves really good pizza with high quality ingredients and that's reasonably priced. Rocky's is that place. My office tried a variety of what Rocky's offers including the White Pizza (pictured), a Margherita Pizza, hot wings, a Greek Salad and a Caesar Salad. Yes, there was plenty left over! For lunch, you can get a cheese slice for $1.49. Add one of the many small salads Rocky's offers for $2.79 - $3.79, a drink, and you're eating for under $7. Rocky's offers a wide variety of specialty pizzas including a buffalo pizza, bacon cheeseburger, and garden fresh veggie to name a few. The cheese is 100 percent real, high grade (Grande) cheese. And as the name states, Rocky's also offers Red Hot Chicago, all beef hotdogs in eight styles, including Chicago and Naked. I would say Rocky's is more of a carry-out place as there is limited seating, but there are a few tables outside, allowing patrons to take advantage of the upcoming Fall days! Rocky's does deliver within a limited area, and the next time we decide to "do" pizza, I'm calling Rocky's!
(678) 445-3399

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hit with Smart Ass on the Side... Metrofresh, Midtown

Yes, another Midtown eatery, and honestly, I never would have found this place had it not been for a big ole coupon on Groupon. If you have no idea what a Groupon is, check it out at They have some great deals. Back to Metrofresh. It's located on Monroe Drive, very close to Piedmont Park. Their premise is fresh food fast. Every day, there's a new menu based on what's available "fresh." You can get soup, salad, sandwiches and at dinner time, they have a few entrees. They serve wine by the glass or bottle (always a plus to serve wine!) Part of my lunch that day included a mixed green salad with goat cheese, mango and blueberry (pictured). Absolutely fantastic! It's counter service and they had two menus, one that was generic with prices on it i.e. salad, soup, sandwich, and one with actual food on it. I found it to be confusing so when I asked the dude, and yes, he was a dude with 'tude, to explain it to me, he said, "Well, you speak, I listen, we exchange currency and I produce food for you." Smart Ass. Being so close to Piedmont Park makes Metrofresh a perfect place to get a picnic lunch, even with a side of Smart Ass!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hit! Marietta- Red Sky

If you enjoy the tapas dining experience, this a must on your list of places to hit. Red Sky is located near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road in Marietta. Upon recommendation, I made reservations and I'm glad I did as there were two large birthday parties. We ordered a bottle of wine and perused the extensive tapas menu. Most of the plates were in the $5-$7 range, which is very reasonable. The first thing we ordered was the Buffalo Calamari. It was good in flavor, but the calamarie was rings only (true calamari to me includes rings AND tenticles) and a bit heavy in the breading. Going a little lighter, we then tried the grilled asparagus with manchego cheese and a balsamic reduction. I could have eaten several more of that plate! Then we ordered what became my favorite for the evening... marinated Ahi Tuna. Outstanding! We followed that with Seared Tenderloin Carpacio and finally, Lobster Egg Rolls (pictured). And even though we had several items, there were so many more that looked interesting, warranting a return visit! Every Friday and Saturday night, Red Sky has dueling pianos- very entertaining and a great way to end the dinner. This will surely become one of our new favorite places!