Yeah Burger, Howells Mill, Atlanta

Yeah Burger is one of several gourmet-burger chains popping up around the Atlanta Metro area. All of them offer a rather gourmet twist on the standard American fare of burgers and fries. Yeah Burger is geared to customized burgers, letting you choose between beef, bison, turkey, chicken or veggie, then choosing a cheese, toppings such as bacon or an egg, sauces, and whole wheat or white buns. I created a cheddar-feta-bacon-A1-peppercorn burger, and it was truly awesome. Asking for it medium rare didn’t frighten the servers one bit, and my burger was cooked exactly to order. I must add that the french fries come in a cup, and are plentiful and delicious. Unfortunately, Yeah Burger is currently only in Atlanta, but you can also pay them a visit at

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

I had seen an Apple store, but never until yesterday at Lenox Square Mall had I seen a Microsoft store. It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Microsoft has imitated the Apple store look all the way down the line, right down to the logo-only sign above the door. And apparently Microsoft is grooming X-Box Music to be its iTunes equivalent.

Breakfast at Homegrown GA

On Christmas Eve, my iPhone’s Yelp app led me to a new breakfast restaurant called Homegrown GA in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. I called to confirm that they were indeed open, and when I arrived, I was thrilled to find that there was a garden behind the restaurant that grows some of the food and spices for the restaurant. Homegrown proved to be a warm and welcoming restaurant with good breakfast and reasonable prices. A room in back houses a small thrift store.