Eclipse di Sol, Intermezzo, and Huey’s

Separately considered, of course. This past weekend I had occasion to go to Eclipse di Sol. It’s the first time I’ve been to that site since it was Rue de Paris (it was Muse also). I loved it. I had the cheese plate appetizer, because I love cheese and can never resist even though nobody ever brings you enough bread with the cheese, and a hamburger with bleu cheese and salsa on it. Very good. Now that the evenings are getting cooler and you won’t be swarmed by mosquitoes it’s actually nice sitting outside and watching the traffic go by as you enjoy your meal.

Intermezzo, the one in Buckhead, is always a two-edged sword for me. On the one hand, I really do like their desserts. On the other hand, there is no place in the city that I consistently have the worst service with. Now only are they slow beyond belief even when there is no one else in the place, but the wait staff tend to be snooty and stand-off-ish and you always get the sense that they feel like they are deigning to serve you – as if you ought to be honored that they are choosing to accept your money for their service.

I hadn’t been back there since they started charging for parking, but I really wanted beignets from Huey’s and it was closed. Seriously, when did that start happening? Huey’s, according to its website, isn’t open for dinner? It must have been two years ago when I was there for an after dinner dessert last AND I know I was there for a late dessert and coffee with friends when the Diamondbacks won the World Series (that’s 2001 if you don’t care to look it up – over the Yankees in 7 games – the second most exciting WS of all time – 1991 is the most). Maybe I’ve been here too long.

Strangely, even though it was closed (no lights on inside), I could’ve have gone in the Huey’s building. In fact, someone was in there, sitting at a booth with her laptop all alone. Using the free wifi, I assume.

3 Comments so far

  1. Day (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 9:29 am

    I consistantly have terrible TERRIBLE service at the Mellow Mushroom by Piedmont Park. Their waitresses are the worst – especially on the patio, which seems to be consistantly understaffed with their worst servers. They neither write down orders nor remember said orders.
    Last time I was there, I waited over forty-five minutes for my drink to arrive (after they were out of the first two beers I ordered). It was (obviously) an additional wait before my food arrived. Having waited tables myself in the past, I can find no excuse for the obvious lack of pride that their staff has in serving.

  2. Bill (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 10:02 am

    My wife and I were going to get a cup of coffee over at Intermezzo Saturday night after we went to wedding. I was a bit perplexed about the $3 parking in and around there. We just bagged it and went on to a Starbucks.

  3. ed (unregistered) on September 11th, 2006 @ 10:53 am

    Hey, don’t pay to park @ Intermezzo, the old Wendy’s across the road is free and safe.

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