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Bocado – Burger and Tuna BLT
I know that there’s talk of a certain burger being the best in Atlanta, maybe even in the country, but I think Bocado’s has got it beat. The best way I can describe it is that it is completely satisfying but still light. You can order it at the bar for $7.99 Monday – Thursday.
The Blackened BLT is one of those sandwiches I just constantly crave. Seriously I dream about this sandwich – it is that good. Besides the perfectly cooked tuna and the ubiquitous lettuce and tomato, you’ll find crisp bacon, avocado, and spicy mayo.
Round out your meal with an order of herb fries, which two can share if you aren’t starving. If you haven’t had either one of these sandwiches, you are so missing out. Run. There. Now.
Highland Bakery Chicken Salad
While I love the Curried Chicken Salad here, the roasted chicken salad with red grapes, curried mayonnaise and toasted pecans is absolutely divine at Highland Bakery. It isn’t overly mayonnaisy but not dried out either. The spice of the curry, the sweetness of the grapes and the crunchiness of the pecans makes every bite perfection.
Tucked away in West Midtown this place is pretty tiny. So tiny in fact, that it has just two parking spaces. I visited several months ago but now just getting around the writing the post. Tiny Bistro is an offshoot of Figs and Honey catering. Their food is so tasty, I understand why customers crave it on a regular basis and don’t want to be limited to just a catered affair.
I sampled a couple sandwiches, the meatloaf and the Cuban. And it was the Cuban sandwich that really stood out. It comes on special Cajun Pistolet bread which lends itself to being pressed very well. And the ham is a nice, thick quality piece but it is the Mojo Guava marinated pork loin that makes this sandwich a standout. Moist, slightly sweet, and just cheesy enough to make one stellar Cuban sandwich.
The other great thing is that their prices won’t kill you. A half sandwich, which is pretty substantial, is only 4 bucks and sides are only 2. The sides, red potato salad and a cucumber, onion and fennel salad I tried were fresh and lovely.