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.
here to see where we went in 2005.
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
5055 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA
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
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
4897 Buford Hwy Ste 104, Chamblee
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.