H&F Bread Co’s Loss is Alon’s Gain: Rob Alexander Moves To Alon’s 2

Posted by Foodie Buddha on August 23, 2012

Not 24-hours after Holeman & Finch Bread Company opened their doors to the general public do we have some even bigger news.  Rob Alexander, the wunderkind head baker at H+F, has moved to Alon’s Bakery, another titan of ATL’s bread scene.

Even if you don’t know Alexander by name (cough … Tami …), you certainly know his work.  HFBC provides bread to many area restaurants.  Alexander has plenty of bread certifications, cut his teeth in France, slung flour with Thomas Keller, and has done great work wherever he’s gone. Dude is for real.

While I have your attention, this seems like an opportune time to mention the post on Alexander written by the better half of Ambiguously Foodie Duo over on Eat It Atlanta.  That’s one of the best food articles to come out of Atlanta’s writing culture, so give it a read if you haven’t.

Meanwhile, mark my words: this is the most notable movement in the Atlanta restaurant scene in at least the last year … if not longer.  On a more practical note, this isn’t like a new chef showing up at a new restaurant, so noticeable changes will probably take a little bit to come to fruition.

* Props to the Eat It for his twitter creativity for the post title.

Bagel Palace Deli & Bakery Restaurant Review – Toco Hills, Atlanta, GA 7

Posted by Foodie Buddha on October 12, 2009

Tucked away in the sprawling Toco Hills Shopping Center, the Bagel Palace Deli & Bakery has been around for at least a couple of decades.  Somewhere in between Emory University and Druid Hills, the Toco Hills neighborhood is home to Atlanta’s most concentrated Jewish population.  It seems appropriate that one of the more widely known delicatessens is here.

At any given time, especially on the weekends, there is bound to be a bit of a crowd meandering around this two-tiered eatery.  Lined with a handful baking cases and a number of free-standing tables, the Bagel Palace has everything in place for a successful meal.  Despite that fact, and despite the benevolent adoration from those around these parts, Bagel Palace is a bit of a mixed bag.  Against the Atlanta backdrop, this is about as good as you’ll find in the deli-bakery hybrid so popular in The Big Apple.  Still, it doesn’t mean that it gets a total pass.

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Today’s Events: East Atlanta Beer Festival & Taste Of Sandy Springs

Posted by Foodie Buddha on May 30, 2009

For one day only (that day being today) … get your weekend on at the East Atlanta Beer Festival and/or The Taste of Sandy Spring.  Both are charitable events, so that’s a plus.  Details as follows:

Taste Of Sandy Springs


Where: Sandy Springs Cir NE & Sandy Springs Pl NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328
When: Saturday, May 30th, 2009 / 11a-6p
Tickets: $5.00 Entrance, $1.00 per tasting
- Food from 30+ restaurants (including Alon’s Bakery, Café Sunflower, & Persepolis).
- Local Produce Market
- Silent Auction
- Live Music


East Atlanta Beer Festival

eabf_logoWhere: 1205 Metropolitan Ave SE, Atlanta, GA, 30316
When: Saturday, May 30th, 2009 / 1p-6p
Tickets: $35 ($15 for those not drinking)
- Beer from 170 Brewers (Full List – pdf)
- Tickets include a beer glass
- 21+ (surprised?)
- Live Music on Two Stages

*** Rumor has it that only 75 tix remained as of midnight last night


Sawicki’s In Decatur: Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour #9 6

Posted by Foodie Buddha on April 02, 2009

sawicki's eat good food signWell, sorry that it’s so late in the day.  I had a lot going on … but, I wanted to get this up today.  We are fast approaching the half-way point in the Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour.  To date, there have only been a couple of strong showings.  Luckily, today’s lunch at Sawicki’s marked another successful meal.

The trek to Decatur was a bit more adventurous than I would have hoped.  Apparently, Atlanta drivers are under strict orders: if it rains – make sure you disobey every traffic law possible!  That aside, the laid back attitude and fresh ingredients at Sawicki’s left me optimistic for the meal.  Their sign, “Eat Good Food,” says it all!

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The Atlanta Sub & Sandwich Tour: Sandwich Shop Stops And The Quest For Atlanta’s Best 18

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 27, 2009

Sandwich Shop Stops: quick, say that again three times!  So after a LOT of research, I have come up with a list of 20 spots to visit.  Two places that I want to try are named… but not included in that twenty.  I really wanted to focus on locally owned and operated Atlanta joints; however, I did include three franchises.  Details after the jump!

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