This restaurant specializes in rotisserie chicken, served on the bone, in a cobb salad, turned into sausage or a pot pie. The pork schnitzel and grass-fed beef meatloaf are also good choices. 1544 Piedmont Rd (Ansley Mall), 404-907-3469, www.bantamandbiddy.com
Robert laughed. Lee, who ordered the meatloaf, apparently knew food. Robert ordered a quarter of the rotisserie chicken. They ordered a variety of sides like mac and cheese, pickled beets with goat cheese, and fennel slaw.
“So,” Robert said as they sat down, “thanks for inviting me to dinner. This was on my list but I hadn’t made it yet. You seem to be a foodie, right?”
“I guess so,” Lee replied. “I grew up with a mother who dragged me to every restaurant in New York…and Paris, too, for that matter.”
“Wow, sounds like you had quite a privileged childhood,” Robert said. “That must have been great fun.”
“I was lucky,” Lee said. “But it wasn’t always fun. I staged quite a few tantrums in restaurants. What five-year-old wants to eat snails?” “What do you do for a living?” Robert asked. “I have to use the restroom,” Lee said. When he came back a few minutes later, he asked Robert how his Thanksgiving had been and whether he was looking forward to Christmas.
“I went to Savannah for Thanksgiving with my parents,” Robert said. “It was the usual two days of mind-numbing boredom. I don’t go home for Christmas, though. I am cooking dinner for a group of friends, as always. What about you?”