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DECA's Diners Club

Let's take advantage of all the ethnic dining opportunities that Chamblee has to offer, with more than 50 different ethnic restaurants within a 4 mile radius of our neighborhood, we could dine out for years and never eat the same cuisine twice. The cool part is that most of these establishments are easy on the wallet and serve large tasty portions.

Here's an example of the types of cuisines we will experience: Cuban, Indian, Greek, Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican, Lebanese, Caribbean, African, Thai and of course Chinese.

The plan is to meet at a predetermined restaurant at 6:30 PM the 2nd Friday of every month.  Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to suggest a place you'd like to try or have enjoyed in the past. Please call (404-514-0603) or email DECA's Social Chair, Jean Frost, if you plan on attending one of our dinners. We also now send out reminders and details through Evite - so if you want to be added to the list, email Jean Frost.

Click here to see where we went in 2005.

Previous Dinners: 

Please note: we are still actively meeting (stronger than ever!), but as of April 2006, our website is no longer being frequently updated with our latest plans. Please email us to sign-up for our Evite, so you can be sure to not miss an event! 

Friday, April 14, 6:30pm

Rincon Latino
5055 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 
Phone: 770-936-8181

Highway to heaven

It begins quietly enough. Its unassuming origin point on Lenox Road gives little away. A taqueria here, an adult entertainment spot there. Then, as you drive north, the outdoor malls start to crop up. An Ethiopian eatery shares a parking lot with a Peruvian counterpart. Farther up the road, you can browse through Marshall's after gorging on dim sum.

Somewhere between Clairmont and Shallowford roads, humanity explodes. Auto shops, pawn shops, accountants, acupuncturists, check cashing stores, flea markets, international groceries, signs blaring at you in eight languages, restaurants serving foods you might never otherwise encounter in this lifetime.

You have arrived at the heart of Buford Highway.

It's always changing. That little Dominican restaurant where you dared to try and came to adore mashed green plantains and swarthy goat stew? Gone. But don't fret too long. You may be savoring Oaxacan tlyuda or Tibetan momos in the same space before you know it.

They may be a culinary adventure for you, but a taste of the mother country to those at the table next to you. -creative loafing

Friday, March 10, 6:30pm

Pho Tan Tan
4646 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA View Map
(770) 455-9474

This is one of many Vietnamese pho parlors that line Buford Highway in Chamblee. But it's the only one we know of that serves cha cuon, a fresh rice paper roll filled with a fried shrimp spring roll. Not only that, but also grilled meat, herbs and an inspired spear of mango. Order this roll and a bowl of pho, and you'll find that the food more than makes up for the plain surroundings. If you're adventurous, the multi-course Vietnamese menus offer some flavors beyond the norm. ajc pick

Friday, February 10, 6:30pm

Location: Yen Jing
5302 Buford Highway N.E.
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 454-6688

Last month was a grand event, 27 DECA'ns attended our dinner party! Biggest turn out to date:-) So many new faces, fresh conversation, and awesome food- this event can only continue to grow, so don't
wait, RSVP today. 

This stalwart standby for noodles and dumplings is as good as ever. This slightly worn dining room is a great place for giant bowls of san shan seafood noodle soup, opalescent dumplings, and mysterious, sticky black cha chiang mein as satisfying and addictive coffee. -ajc Recommed by Jackie Beck.

Friday, January 13th 6:30pm

Wan Lai
4897 Buford Hwy Ste 104, Chamblee
(770) 216-8587

Wan Lai is a quant 'MOM and POP' Chinese restaurant in a small shopping center off Buford Hwy. The recommendation came from Michele and Jeff Yackel and should be fantastic.

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