August 11, 2012


Vegetables? With no meat? You must be at the wrong blog… Truth be told, I do eat the occasional vegetable. A recent trip through the Buford Highway Farmers market landed me with a beautiful bunch of greens labeled simply as “quelites“. Much like the Southern usage of “greens”, which could refer to collards, kale, mustard, […]

What’s in My Pantry?


Pantries are meant to be cleaned out occasionally. Old, stale ingredients have to go, some items need to be used before they expire and some staple items just need to be replaced. I thought some of you might be interested in a few of the ingredients I keep in my pantry (this doesn’t include things […]


The Map


I’ve been promising this for a long time – so here’s the first draft. This is by no means a comprehensive listing of places to eat on Buford Highway, but it’s a start. There is still a lot to add, including spots in the surrounding areas. Click Here to view this map on Google Maps […]




Sometimes, I feel a little guilty. I blather on and on about food – ethnic food in particular. I advocate for Buford Highway as a dining destination, a place to explore. People solicit my opinion about the restaurants there. And occasionally, they’ll ask, “What do you think about _____?”. And I have to admit that […]


The Mortar & Pestle – Seasoning

Step 1

If you’re serious about ethnic cooking, there comes a point where a mortar & pestle will become a critical part of your kitchen arsenal. The more you cook certain styles of food (Thai, Peranakan/Nyonya, Mexican, etc.), the more you will find that modern shortcuts – coffee grinders for spices, food processors for grinding pastes – […]


What’s BuHi Eating?

Bistec a Caballo

I’ll be the first to admit that there are days when it becomes a bit tedious to document what I’m eating and cooking. Sometimes you just need to relax and enjoy a meal and enjoy the company. That being said, I’ve still manage to squeeze in a photo here and there – I just haven’t […]


El Norteño

Pollo Asado

So a few months ago A tells me she’s discovered this great chicken place and we have to go – turns out, it’s El Norteño at their new location. El Norteño moved about a block east from it’s long standing location on Buford Highway (at the corner of Chamblee-Tucker Road) a while ago. In it’s […]