My Favorite Restaurants

I'm asked quite a bit about what restaurants I like the best - of course it's not that easy as I like many, many different cuisines AND some of the reasons I like specific restaurants may not be obvious. In any case, here's a list and a why - click the title to see my review.

Mediterranean Cuisine

Rumi's Kitchen - Persian - Sandy Springs GA
I can wax poetic on this fine restaurant all day. It's the one place I've taken any mix of people, many who complain about the typical, hum-drum Mediterranean restaurant and they get an instant liking to Rumi's. It's also my favorite special-occasion restaurant - either celebrating special occasions or when executives are visiting and I feel magnanimous. Don't let too many people know about this place, though and keep it our little secret?

Aladdin's Mediterranean Grill and Deli - Northridge off Hwy 400
In a word, fantastic. For all the reasons that Rumi's is my favorite, it's all about the bounty of fresh food, flavor combinations, quantity and price when it comes to Aladdin's. With Rumi's you get fine dining, with Aladdin you order at the counter and enjoy more of a deli-like experience.