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Mushroom lovers alert!

If you love mushrooms and you enjoy mushroom soup, you need to try the Mushroom soup at Il Papillote is is by far the best mushroom soup I’ve ever had in decades of eating the dish.  Chef Herve has created a soup  like no other.  The texture and the flavor are intensely mushroom and only mushroom. No milk, cream or chicken broth. Purely pureed mushrooms, of several varieties I’d guess, including-shiitake, one of the portobello varieties, etc. Perhaps a hint of thyme and cumin. The result is the most intensely meaty, woodsy mushroom brew you’ll ever experience.

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Steak & Coffee, anyone?

New summer menu at The New South Cafe is all-around terrific. But the unique star of the show is the Coffee-Crusted Tenderloin of Beef!  We tought it sounded pretty strange, but knowing the talents of chef Matt Cohen and being big fans of the restaurant, we decided to give in to curiosity and try it.     This little gem proved to be, hands down, the best steak we’ve ever eaten!  Served with sour cream mashed potatoes, sauteed mushrooms (shitakes the night we were there) in an espresso cream sauce, the best all-new culinary find we’ve sampled in a long while.   


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Brunch at Eos

Just stopped by to sample the new brunch menu at Eos, and it appears that this little eatery is already living up to its name, Eos, which means Goddess of the New Dawn. i tried, appropriately enough, the The New Dawn, two eggs, sunny-side up (or however you prefer them) with sauteed mushrooms over spinach and pan-roasted tomatoes, all served with sourdough toast and homefries or grits. The whole works–eggs, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes and maybe best of all, that superb sour dough toast, was fit for, well, a Goddess.

My companion tucked into the salmon BLT. Beautifully grilled salmon  served atop a lovely fresh croissant, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a delectable side salad, all with a beautifully aromatic aioli sauce.  Couldn’t be better, he prounced it.  

Later in the week, I’ll be doing a detailed review for of both the brunch and dinner menus of this delightful eatery, but meantime, I say it’s a winner!  Oh yes, took my beloved dog, Athena along. The owners provide dog bisquits and are definitely doggie-friendly.  

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A Screamin’ Great Pizza!

Just had a pizza from Screamin’Mimi’s at 513 E. Oglethorpe. Definitely the best mushroom and green pepper (my favorite) pizza I’ve ever eaten. The peppers are in big, plump chunks, plenty of fresh mushrooms atop an absolutely delicious crust! And they have a couple of tables outdoors, which means, doggie delight!

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