i know it’s dark, but i promise it says putters patio and grill.
last week and this week have me traveling to winston-salem, nc for a client. hello, tar heel state! although it isn’t the shortest drive up 85, it isn’t so far to keep me from visiting. the client is amiable and the work is straightforward, a nice change of pace from the complex projects i sometimes have to handle.
with a new city comes new adventures, and as you could expect, i couldn’t help myself from trying some local eateries. last wednesday was the first wednesday of the year, and even though i couldn’t celebrate nrw back in atlanta, that didn’t stop me from celebrating it here in winston-salem at putters patio and grill.
last week in atlanta was restaurant week, so you can bet our group was ready to try some great food at great prices. i had my brother kyle help me choose the spot, and we decided on poor calvin’s. i mean, isn’t that name just great? i think so, too! this quaint restaurant on the edge of downtown atlanta has been around since november 2012. owner and chef calvin phan came to seek bigger things in our fair city, hoping to find an appreciation for his unique and innovative international perspective. his vietnamese roots, germanic training, and swiss experience have turned out some amazing dishes here at poor calvin’s. eastern flavors and western techniques come together in what they call “absolute fusion.” the cuisine has asian flavors, thai roots, and southern accents. honestly, it was an easy choice to come here.