Food on the Go – Powering Mobile Medicine
Napoleon and Frederick the Great are both attributed with saying, “An army marches on its stomach.” Resurgia’s House Call providers are akin to an army, traversing 2,600 square miles each day in the fight to deliver quality healthcare and improve the quality of life for our patients.
As we hit the road each day, one of the essential questions providers must answer is, “Where should I eat today?”. The further we stretch from our homes, the more a game of luck and chance this becomes. Each day we roll the dice with lunch. How do you power mobile medicine?
We are typically looking for food that is fresh, healthy, quickly served in accessible locations.
Our diverse backgrounds span a wide range of tastes. Although some of our staples include Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Jason’s Deli and Waffle House, balancing convenience with healthy choices is a constant challenge.
Here are a few of our staff picks (in no particular order):
- Beef Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. Sandy Springs. Try the Tender Loin and Cashew juice. https://www.facebook.com/pages/beef-grill/148899071854164
- Las Brasas Peruvian Roaster. Try the Lomo Saltado. http://www.lasbrasasdecatur.com/
- Arepa Mia. Decatur and Sweet Auburn Market. Try La Pelua Empanadas and Pernial Arepa. http://www.arepamiaatlanta.com/menu/
- Fox Brother’s BBQ (To Go). Must have the Fox Brothers Burger – sliced, not chopped and half wet. http://www.foxbrosbbq.com/
- Papi’s Cuban Grill. Midtown Atlanta, Stockbridge, Kennesaw and Tucker. Get the best durned Cuban we have had (Rey’s Cuban Sandwich). Add the Mango, Guava or Pineapple Juice for a mini-tropical vacation at lunch time. http://www.papisgrill.com/
- Hops Chicken. Ponce Market. Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich. http://www.poncecitymarket.com/food-hall/
- Atlanta Food Truck Park. Howell Mill Road. Try them all. http://atlantafoodtruckpark.com/foodtrucks/
- Due South. Peachtree City. Try the Potato Crusted Salmon and Southern Fried Chicken BLT. http://www.duesouthptc.com/
- Tassa Caribbean Restaurant. Marietta and Alpharetta. Try the roti and doubles. Get the Sorrel or passion fruit drinks. http://tassarotishop.com/
- Fresh to Order. Multiple locations. Try the Bourbon Filet or Roasted Pork paninis. http://www.yelp.com/menu/fresh-to-order-atlanta-12
- Mike’s Burgers. Try the Turkey double. http://www.hamburgermikes.com/
- Lees Bakery. Buford Highway. Must have the Banh Mi. Feeling to splurge, ask for extra meat. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60898-d874762-Reviews-Lee_s_Bakery-Atlanta_Georgia.html
- Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Piedmont Road. Quick Lunch = Rib Sandwich. http://www.fatmattsribshack.com/
- Salad Express. LaVista Road. Build your own. http://www.yelp.com/biz/salad-express-atlanta?osq=soup+and+salad+restaurant
- Fellini’s Pizza. Multiple locations. Most go for the special. Some go for pepperoni, green peppers, and onions. Feeling special – go Sicilian. http://www.fellinisatlanta.com/fellinis.html
- Victory Sandwiches. Try the Castro and the Tea Bird. http://www.vicsandwich.com/menu/
- Arden Garden. Multiple locations. Try the Pineapple Apple Ginger juice. https://www.ardensgarden.com/menu/
- La Madeleine French Bakery. Perimeter Center and Lawrenceville. Try the Chicken Friand and the Tomato Basil soup. http://lamadeleine.com/lunch/
- The Flying Biscuit. Multiple Locations – 14 at last count. Southern Style Biscuit Benedict (we have a weakness for pimento cheese.) http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/menu/
- Yeah Burger. Multiple Locations. Grass fed double stack with goat or pimento cheese (see note above), arugula, sliced onions, roasted garlic aioli. Wash it down with a Peach Izze. http://www.yeahburger.com/
- Viet’s Cuisine. Peachtree City. Try the P.6 Pho (obviously). http://www.vietscuisine.com/
We crave variety (except the die-hards who always default to Chipotle, or a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s – yes, I am about you Doc.). We need your help! Please share your favorite lunch spots with us so we can keep marching.