Bailey’s Diner: Where Southern Food Meets Far-Away Flavors
Theresa and Zack Taoushiani, the restaurant's owners, transplanted dishes to Powder Springs from Europe and Africa.
For the past eight years, Theresa and Zack Taoushiani, the owners of Bailey's Diner, have filled hungry Powder Springs bellies with traditional Southern foods accompanied with a zest of the Mediterranean's tastiest classics.
After moving to Georgia from South Africa, the couple opened a restaurant featuring some of the South's best mouth-watering, home-cooked comfort foods, along with some South African options. Originally from Greece, the Taoushianis also serve some of their native country's time-honored favorites, including gyros, moussaka (a baked dish with eggplant, zucchini, potatoes and ground beef topped with three types of cheese) and pastichio (ground beef, pasta and a flavorful three-cheese topping).
Theresa and Zack's story is an amazing tale that is truly the American dream. After several brushes with death and sickness in South Africa, the couple moved with their children to the United States to be with the rest of their family.
They say they feel blessed to have been able to follow their dream of being successful restaurateurs. With so many wonderful fresh flavors offered at Bailey's, it's lucky for the people of Powder Springs, too.
For breakfast, you could try Bailey's Boerewors Breakfast, a South African dish featuring two eggs, bacon, Boerewors sausage and a grilled tomato.
"Boerewors sausage is a specialty sausage made from beef and pork, and it's really very tasty," Theresa said.
Even if you aren't in the mood for something exotic, the breakfast menu will not disappoint. There are more closer-to-home dishes, like Bailey's Country Breakfast (two eggs, country steak or tenderloin, and grilled tomato) or Bailey's Sunrise Breakfast (two eggs, bacon or sausage, and grilled tomato).
Whatever you chose, have no fear: All of Bailey's breakfast dishes make you feel like you're ready to take on the day.
And when you're choosing your breakfast—or lunch or dinner, as the case may be—it's easy, thanks to Bailey's recently remodeled, simplified menu.
"We're going back to the basics, like mama, with our real, down-home Southern cooking," Theresa said.
Bailey's focuses on providing the freshest possible foods. The restaurant's pure beef burgers are hand-formed daily. Its dressings and soups are Bailey's originals prepared with Greek love, and its made-from-scratch biscuits are served piping hot from the oven.
While many families are feeling the heat of economic troubles, Bailey's also has your wallet in mind when pricing its food.
"We've found with the economy, people have lost jobs and are even more conscious of what they are paying," Theresa said.
So whether you're looking for a fresh, delicious meal cooked just like mama, or one that provides a taste of exoticism with every bite, Theresa and Zack are waiting to serve you. Bailey's Diner, with its old Southern diner charm and a hint of Mediterranean flare, will have you yelling "Yeehaw!" and "Opa!"