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DECA's Diners Club 

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Here's where we went in 2005:   

Friday, November 11 at 6:30

Contigo Peru
3567 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 455-8338

I've never had Peruvian food, so I can't be a critic of its authenticity. But, I know what I LIKE, and I like Contigo Peru. It's not in a pretty part of town, and the atmosphere is no different than mid-range Mexican or Chinese restaurants. The food was very tasty. I thought it was a tad high for lunch, but you get plenty to eat. They serve a jalepeno dip with bread that is out of this world. Can you say picante? The chicken dish my husband had was not boneless so he was a little surprised. My shrimp dish was fine. Okay amount of shrimp and LOTS OF RICE. But the seasoning was so good, I forgot all about the shrimp. I plan to go back for supper sometime and try more of their seafood. If you like Mexican but
want a change of pace, this is it. - from citysearch reviews

October 14th at 6:30 P.M.
Casa Vieja
3652 Shallowford Road N.E., Suite E
Doraville, GA 30340 - 1018
Phone: (770) 454-8557

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The busy atmosphere at this Colombian favorite makes for a bright and sunny atmosphere, no matter what the weather. The tilapia, deep-fried Colombian style, is always a sure bet crackly
crunchy right down to the tail. It arrives at the table in grand splendor, an absolute marvel of
crunchy yumminess. The meats here are tender to the point of insanity and handsomely served
with rice, plantains, chicharron and a small salad of lettuce, tomato and avocado. Sobrebarriga
(flank steak) is slow-cooked like brisket until it shreds with just a nudge of the fork, then it's
grilled with mild seasonings to give it even more flavor. -AJC

Thanks to Mary Beth and Rom for their guidance at another successful DECA Diners restaurant! About 15 folks enjoyed many different Columbian dishes as well as sharing a very tasty appetizer of many different types of meat. Popular meals were chicken and pork chops - one of our attendees tried the fish soup which he stated was very tasty. The portions were very generous and most of the folks ended up with "take out" boxes. A great time of visiting and getting acquainted with some new folks was had by all. - Jean Frost, DECA's Social Chair 

September 9th 
Little Malaysia Restaurant
5150 Buford Hwy NE Ste A110
Doraville, GA 30340-1183
(770) 458-1818

This is probably the best Malaysian restaurant in Atlanta. The food is authentic and YUMMY! My
personal favorites are the noodles: Curry noodle, shrimp noodle, cantonese and hokkien fried
- citysearch review

Well another round of applause for a successful DECA dine-around! After a quick game of musical chairs/tables, eleven of us feasted at Little Malaysia, located in Asian Square on Buford Hwy just
north of Shallowford Rd. We chose to share dishes to maximize our dining experience, and we all
enjoyed an exotic banquet of food! We savored wonderful dishes such as Mongolian Beef, Tom Yum Chicken, Vegetable Curry and Malaysian Buddhist. For those who love spicy foods, we highly recommend the Kung Pao Beef, Black Pepper Chicken and the Golden Prawns.
 - review by neighbor Michelle Yackel

August 12th  

Com Vietnamese Grill
4005 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (404) 320-0405 

Vietnamese food is complicated, but not confusing; flavors are buoyant with subtle sophistication.
Com Vietnamese Grill Restaurant, new in Buford Plaza, is a hip little eatery that embraces
Vietnamese food the way Pooh holds on to his honey. The digs are neat and trendy, with colorful
drop glass lighting over tables and large paintings depicting vistas of Hong Kong and Saigon (Ho
Chi Minh City). The staff speaks perfect English and loves to help out. The place even has a
groovy Web site. Read: Com is not the typical Asian spot often found (and sought out) along the
heavily populated strip malls of Buford Highway that look like the backside of an old radio. Com
is new. Fresh. Appealing to anyone who might want to enjoy the intricacies of Vietnamese cuisine. 
- Meridith Ford

July 8, 2005
Salsa Con Sabor 
5567-A Peachtree Industrial Blvd. 
Chamblee, GA 30341 
(770) 455-6727 

"This sweet restaurant offers two menus -- one Puerto Rican and one Peruvian. Mix and match at will from the ceviche, various seafood soups and stews, unusual appetizers and great balls of mofongo -- mashed plantains stuffed with roasted pork. It all tastes like different kinds of comfort food. Service is considerate and the wildly decorated room feels like a party." -ajc
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June 10, 2005 6:30 PM 
Mint Restaurant 
3683 Clairmont Rd RD, Chamblee  
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Neighbor Reviews:
Recommend! It's "Mint" Thai & Chinese on Clairmont -- used to be HoHo's. The new owners have spruced up the inside; it is charming. The food is excellent. 

Yesterday I ordered in for dinner. It's a new Chinese/Thai restaurant called "Mint". BEST CHINESE/THAI I have had in a very long time!! The food was very fresh and the style was a lot more innovative than most! I highly recommend them next time you eat out/order in. 

May 13, 2005 at 6:30 pm
Paco's Mexican Homecooking 
5522 New Peachtree Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341 
Phone: (770) 986-4217 

This is truly an authentic Mexican restaurant located in The Plaza Del Sol. Operated by the Norsan Group and highly recommended by Brain Baker this is one DECA diner you do not want to miss. The Norsan Group also owns and operates Frontera Mex-Mex Grills, Don Taco Taqueria and several other establishments and supermarkets.

Friday, April 8th at 6:30 pm
Hae Woon Dae
5805 Buford Highway N.E. # 5
Doraville, GA 30340

Friday, March 11 at 6:30 pm

Himalayas Indian Restaurant
 5520 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Chamblee Plaza)

Friday, February 11th at 6:30 PM 

Little Szechwan (recommended by Ron Dennis) 
5091-C Buford Hwy - Northwoods Plaza 
Doraville, GA 30340 

Distinguishing itself with noteworthy food that belies its small storefront, Little Szechwan provides friendly service and an easygoing approach that makes visitors feel instantly comfortable. Popular main dishes include stir-fried moo shu vegetables, sizzling beef brisket and shredded pork with onion slivers and hot peppers in spicy garlic sauce. Most are inexpensive and come in huge helpings. - Bret Love 

Friday, January 14 6:30 PM
Little Cuba
3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341

Little Cuba is like a trip to the island, without the political tension. Sunny, buoyant surroundings and food carry the day. Try the Cuban sandwich, arroz con pollo, or boliche.