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Ray's on the RIver

Last night was my first time at Ray's, the occasion being a dinner for our distinguished guest Janak Patel.  Don't confuse this with the Hawaiian Ray's.  Ray's on the River is a local destination restaurant on the north side of town.  It's actually on the Chattahoochee River, unlike some restaurants I've been to who misappropriate bodies of water for their names.

I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first.  The restaurant publicized its three course dinner, which included steak with root beer sauce.  I consider such things to be stunt cooking, particularly in the South, where the standard for soft drink-based sauces is Coca-Cola.

Our Maytag potato chips were well executed.  My wedge salad was a little disappointing.  The dressing was thin.  While this is a valid choice, I prefer the decadence of a thick dressing for this dish.

My steak, however, was excellent.  I had the filet mignon, which had just a touch of crust on the edge to add flavor.  The Yukon gold mashed potatoes were flawlessly smooth.
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  1. If you have read the following books by Michale Pollan you would not like to eat your steak or any potatoes that were not organic.
    1. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (please read the chapter on potatoes)
    2. The Omnivore's Dilemma (for your beef grown on corn)
    3. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Just good read for good eats!)

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." M. Pollan


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