Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Decadent weekend--La Fonda, Harper Station and Fontaine's

Last weekend, it was absolutely gorgeous out. Mid 70's, sunny, and all we wanted to do was walk around Atlanta....and eat out at restaurants.

Friday, we went to La Fonda because we could easily eat there every single day and not get tired of it. Tavo got the sandwich he always gets, and I went for the grilled vegetables. Yum--both of us had leftovers, too. (sorry for dark photos--these are all from the phone..)

On Saturday, we walked through Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown, and went to the newly opened H. Harper Station. This used to be the Depot, which we enjoyed, so I'm glad a new restaurant opened here. To be honest, its a little higher end than we normally frequent, but the food was fantastic. Tavo had the Beltline burger and tator tots (he said the burger was perfectly cooked!) which had bbq pork, pickles, onions, arugula and cheddar on it.

I had his side of Turnpike Grits with Crab. Oh yum! I also had a glass of Gruner Veltliner--to go with the crab, you know. Overall, we were really impressed. H. Harper station just opened last week so stop by and give it a try. If you are into cocktails /liquors, this is where the restaurant truly shines. The list is exhaustive.

On Sunday, we did appetizers at Fontaine's. This used to be a Sunday regular, but they switched the half price appetizer day on us. Boo! Oh well, they had beer specials and a bloody mary special, so one can't complain. Tavo got the fried rice, andouille and pepperoni balls which he said were good, but a bit intense to eat all by yourself. I got the blackened shrimp and scallops--I had no problem eating them by myself. In fact they were so good that I ate them all and forgot to take a picture :)

So, next week we'll try to cook a bit at home. Isn't it fun to go out, though?


Marjie said...

It is fun to go out, and better to have phone pictures than none at all. Glad you got to try out some new places.

snowelf said...

I love going out to eat. And La Fonda makes me laugh because it reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite. Too funny!

If you find your weather suddenly missing, it's because I have kidnapped it. ;)


Jenn said...

I haven't had grits in much a long time. Now I want some. :)