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Dec 13
Exceptional Service for an Exceptional Experience

Selecting a restaurant isn’t always easy. Especially when you want to celebrate something special. You trust that the restaurant will do their part to make the experience unique and memorable. This is an example of getting it right. The Reservation In the fall of 2022, I made a reservation at Oceanaire, the seafood restaurant. While […]

Dec 09
THE EXPERIENCE MATTERS

After visiting dozens of restaurants this year as the publisher of a regional food and dining guide, Taste of 575, I have learned that the restaurant dining experience is about much more than the food. It may also be a cautionary tale about restaurants losing control of their customer experience. After visiting dozens of restaurants […]

Sep 07
Insights 575: Aspens Steakhouse for Great Food in a Beautiful Restaurant

Luxury Dining Close to Home We recently attended an event at MadLife Grill and Studios featuring a cover band for Earth, Wind, and Fire. The event was great and afterwards, we decided to find something to do before heading home. Before doing so, we wanted to spend a little time enjoying the evening which meant […]

Sep 04
Insights 575: Taking it EASY at Big Easy BBQ

If you want to visit a restaurant that is not afraid to season their food, this is it. I was invited out to lunch following Sunday service and it turns out, the group wanted to visit Big Easy BBQ. Since they are in Taste of 575 and I had not visited before, I jumped at […]

Aug 23
Insights 575: First Watch Delivers Great Food and Service

I visit a lot of restaurants. With all of them striving to deliver a great experience and food, it becomes harder to stand out. I originally attempted a visit to First Watch in Kennesaw, Georgia while heading to an appointment. The place was packed, and I opted to sit at their community table. After a […]

Jul 10
A Mexican Experience in Canton with a View

How do you go out of town without going out of town? You visit Nuevos Amigos Cocina Mexicana located in Canton, Georgia, that’s how. While visiting their location on Sixes Road, I forgot where I was and how far the drive had been to get there. Then I came to appreciate this location was just […]

Jul 10
Taste of 575 Insights (Summer Edition)

Taste of 575 highlights some of the restaurants in our area by pointing out what makes them special.