?All Abuzz about Busy Bee!? It?s a rainy Sunday afternoon, it?s lunch time, called my dining guest, decided to venture outside my natural/organic cuisine comfort zone and fill my stomach with some Soul Food from Busy Bee. I?ve lived in the ATL for over 15 years and I?ve never been to this Soul food institution, so being the foodie that I am, I had to try it and share my experience. As we arrive, there?s a long waiting line, that didn?t matter, we were seated in about 20 minutes. Our waiter, delightful, excellent customer service, and well informed about the restaurant and menu. I was amazed that the restaurant has been around since 1947. The caf? is nestled between 2 other businesses on MLK, so drive slowly so you won?t miss it. My dining guest and I both started our meal with sweet tea blended with freshly squeezed lemonade, just the right sweetness. All the meals are served with corn muffins or yeast bread(we tried both)?delicious! The food service is fast and friendly, our food arrived less than 10 minutes. While I ordered the baked Tilapia over a bed of rice, with a side order of candied yams and collard greens(cooked with turkey), my dining guest had the ?Beelicious? Fried Chicken which is marinated for 12 hours, lightly breaded, cooked in peanut oil, moist, juicy, crispy?..(of course, I had to try it, so I removed the skin, and devoured it, as JJ(70's tv show ""Good Times"") would say it was ?Dyn-o-mite! LOL), for his side order, turnip greens and candied yams. Now, I can?t forget, dessert, my dining guest and I shared the Keylime Cake and Peach Cobbler, both simply divine. I see what the Buzz is all about, finger lickin? good, deliciously seasoned and cooked Soul Food, prepared with Tender Loving Care, the way my grandmother did. The restaurant has a diner style counter with red leather stools, and red leather booths that line the walls. The walls are filled with local, national celebrities, and their Best of Atlanta ?Soul Food? plaques. If you are in a hurry, no time to eat in, don?t worry, you can get take out. This is a great place to take out of town guest, just be aware of the long wait and the best part, it?s very economical. The caf? has a great atmosphere, very diverse, families, students, and urban trendsetters. There?s something on the menu for everyone, even vegetarians. I?ve had my Soul Food Fill for awhile, now it?s back to ?Organica? food deluxe.
Pros: Excellent Customer Service, plenty parking, good food
Cons: not open on Saturdays