Rise-n- Dine — Emory Village

Rise -n- Dine – located in Emory Village is a quirky place.  And boy do they have a following!   Moderately priced, and serving breakfast all day – like Sweet Potato Pancakes.  My kind of food!

Think of places that are good first dates –  this is one of them.  And you’ll be going back again and again.

I met a dear friend, aka Furface (Richard Gallo) here today for lunch.  I was l8, in college and working downtown ATL when we first met.  His office was located in the same building that I worked in.  We would pass one another at lunch, and then struck up a conversation.   He was a young 40-something.  We became dear friends, with him being a mentor for me through the years.  He calls me Donuts much to my chagrin and endearment at times.  I remember meeting him  for Symphony one evening; as I walked up to the group he says loudly ‘Here comes Donuts’.   Of course everyone turned to see who in the heck Donuts was.  I bowed.  Richard owns Stuart Compton & Associates. He considers himself ‘Mr. Atlanta’.  The male ego never ceases to amaze me.

Lunch was quite yummy.  The restaurant reminds me of a cafe in Paris.  It has a lightness about it.  I had the Sweet Potato Pancakes with berry cup, Gallo had the veggie tacos. Both very good! Conversation was grand.  If you were ever in Girl Scouts (me) you’ll remember the song :::sing with me gals!::::::::  “Make new friends….but keep the old….one is silver and the other gold”.  Gallo is a gold friend for sure.  Love the guy.  My point being, make it special.  If you don’t make the effort to keep up with old friends, then who will?

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