Haven't posted any restaurant reviews lately, been too busy and haven't had any really interesting meals out lately (sorry, Parker's on Ponce). However, this week I'm feeling the need to post on two excellent restaurant stops in the past week.
I stopped in for lunch this week at Taqueria la Oaxaquena in Jonesboro. Jonesboro? WTF? Yeah, I said the same thing, once. But, now that I work in the area, Jonesboro and I are friends. And, it just so happens that Jonesboro has one of metro-Atlanta's top Mexican restaurants. That's Mexican restaurant; this ain't no On the Border, or Don Pablos. This is the real deal. Meredith Ford Goldman from Access Atlanta and John Kessler of the AJC claim it's the best Mex we've got. I think they are on to something.
I settled on a few tacos: cow cheek (yep, cow cheek), tongue (yep, tongue), al Pastor (pork), and a steak gordita.
Also stopped back in at Leon's Full Service this week. It's one of my favorite spots in Decatur, I just don't write about it here all the time.The thing that is cool about Leon's is they pay attention to detail. Every dish I've had there in my numerous visits is touched by some thing that makes the dish standout from food you get at just about any other pub in the land. From the pub frites with the multitude of dipping sauces, to the in-house house made pickles, and the madras curry catchup, there are little touches of brilliance on many of the dishes.
I really love Leon's and don't always appreciate how cool it is...Decatur-you're lucky to have Leon's Full Service.