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Nancy’s Chicago Pizza

Summer is already mid-stream, Atlanta, with a beautiful fall to look forward to—and there’s still plenty to eat. As part of the upcoming season, we’ve got our usual treasure trove of good eats to keep you satisfied. To start, we showcase a very exciting concept in Atlanta land: Nancy’s Chicago Pizza. An icon in Atlanta for years, it’s just as delicious as it was when it launched in Buckhead 10 years ago. We’ve got the back story, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at this dynamic concept, on page 22. In addition to the showcase of Nancy’s, we’ve assembled our seasonal list of the things we love in Atlanta—30 delicious treats you won’t want to miss. From the aeronautic indulgences at Downwind to the patio at Anis, these must-try restaurants continue to impress. Eat it up, starting on page 8.

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Per usual, we’ve got a delicious collection of Atlanta restaurants in the mix, too (starting on page 31). We encourage you to go out and explore some of these destinations—they’re the many reasons Atlanta is considered a food town the world over.


Last but not least, we leave you with a story that’s inspiring up-and-coming Atlanta restaurateurs: the story of The Giving Kitchen. Offering benefits and services to hospitality industry workers during injury leave, this nonprofit is a big reason we love being a part of the Atlanta restaurant scene. Read—and be inspired—on page 82.

EDITOR Morgan Carter

With these appetizing entrées into a new season, we remain ever grateful for the camaraderie and support that characterizes our beloved culinary scene. We’re pretty lucky, Atlanta—and we’ll always toast to that.

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INSIDE THE PERIMETER :: 32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 34 Antico Pizza 36 Atlantis 38 Black Bear Tavern 40 bqe restaurant and lounge 42 Bangkok Station 43 Bellwoods Social House 44 BLT Steak

45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 46 The Capital Grille 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 49 EATS Atlanta 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 60 Sun in My Belly 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge

OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER :: 67 BB’s Bronx Bagels 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 69 IPP’S Pastaria Bar 70 Keegan’s Public House 71 Kouzina Christos 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 73 Reel Seafood 74 Smokejack BBQ 76 Village Tavern 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille

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Chef David Silverman is a distinguished veteran with 30-plus years in the culinary arts. He’s learned nearly every aspect of the restaurant business, from dishwashing at 14 to working his way up to an executive chef position at Prime. When it came to opening up his own business, REEL SEAFOOD , he chose to settle in his own neighborhood so that he could bring the fresh fare of the ocean to Woodstock. With its seafood menu featuring savory Crab Cakes, Pan-Seared Scallops, and fresh Oysters on the half shell, this casual yet high-quality dining experience is one to be enjoyed by all. u REEL-SEAFOOD.COM


A taste of France at Anis Bistro


Craving classic French fare? Then discover the taste of Provence at ANIS BISTRO . Reminiscent of a casual French restaurant, this converted cottage is the perfect spot for a quick cup of coffee with friends, or a romantic night out. Chef Arnaud Michel works with local vendors to secure the freshest ingredients, and even procures wine and cheese from the south of France. Order a glass of vino, sit under the stringlit patio, and enjoy your mini “French” vacation.





BITE BISTRO BAR is a culinary gem that serves up creative cuisine for lunch and dinner. They serve an eclectic New American menu with accents of Latin American and Asian cuisines. Their signature dish? Perhaps what you’d least expect: Short Rib Torchetti that melts in your mouth, paired with cipollini onions, wild mushrooms, and a Marsala demi. Bite is an ingredient-driven and farm-to-table experience that offers the best of gourmet in Alpharetta, so while the Short Rib sensation is a wow-er, it’s no surprise it’s über fresh. u BITEATL.COM




Named for the owner’s dog, HENRY’S MIDTOWN TAVERN is the perfect summer spot for humans and canines alike. Although the large interior boasts two separate bars, the patio is where you need to be this summer. The spacious double-decker is a great spot to relax and discover a menu of massive burgers, patty melts, and decadent ice cream pies. Oh, and you can even enjoy a cocktail with your canine counterpart. So bring your own “Henry” and enjoy the sunshine. u HENRYSATL.COM





Mediterranean oasis at AT L AN T IS

Summer is the best time to soak in the Mediterranean sun. If you can’t afford a trip across the pond, you can indulge in the next best thing: a glass of vino on the gorgeous outside patio at ATLANTIS MEDITERRANEAN BAR during happy hour. If you get hungry, you can always enjoy a delicious Old World meal, followed by some hookah. At Atlantis, the luscious blue skies and gentle sun are not far from The Mediterranean coast. Couple that with traditional cuisine for lunch and dinner—not to mention a great Sunday brunch—and this Atlanta standby becomes a culinary journey that ignites your senses. u ATLANTISRESTAURANTATL.COM

Although BANGKOK STATION is named after the busiest transportation hub in Thailand, the vibe of this Buckhead restaurant is anything but. The tranquil interior—outfitted with handcrafted furniture and light fixtures straight from Thailand—is just as breathtaking as its outside patio, housing 150 seats surrounded by fresh flowers. After you experience the flavors of authentic Thai cuisine, partake in a little cocktail action with the Queen of Siam—a prime sipping choice on the patio—made with Square One basil vodka, Pür Williams Pear Likör, St-Germain, Gewürztraminer, lychee, and lime juice topped with a mint sprig. u BANGKOKSTATIONATLANTA.COM


Campfire eats at The Mill Kitchen and Bar

THE MILL KITCHEN AND BAR believes that a good meal is not about the food and drink we consume, but rather the emotional

experience connecting us to it. And nothing is more memorable than sitting around a fire, noshing on delicious eats. For the upcoming summer months, seat yourself on the sizeable patio at The Mill and enjoy a selection of Southern-style eats in the A.M., complete with bottomless mimosas. And when the cool nights roll in, gather around the fireplace and warm up with a cocktail in hand. u THEMILLKITCHENANDBAR.COM




Smokejack BBQ

True Southerner or not, most of us have a taste for traditional barbecue. But, with summer approaching, how do you make smoky, messy cue beach ready? Head to SMOKEJACK BBQ for a little something for everyone. Eat fresh without skimping on flavor and order the Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad, made with romaine, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, egg, and tomato, topped with ranch dressing. Ribs and more also make for a great on-the-sand picnic— and you don’t have to pack at all. Here’s to ‘cue on the beach! u SMOKEBELLYBBQ.COM


1O SMOOTH SOUNDS AT SCALES 925 SCALES 925 features a medley of Southern eats and sounds, right in

the heart of Atlanta. As you peruse the variety of favorites, such as Chef’s Beef Short Ribs and the South Georgia Catfish, groove to R&B jive from local talent. Vintage jazz dinners and sultry soul brunches—paired with an extensive cocktail program—make for extraordinary experiences, too.


Marvel at the magic of flight at Atlanta’s best kept secret in town, DOWNWIND RESTAURANT . Overlooking the airport runway on the open deck patio, guests can watch an array of helicopters, airplanes, and business jets take to the skies. While you’re satisfying your inner aerophile, feed your hunger with a variety of eats from burgers to Greek cuisine. u DOWNWINDRESTAURANT.COM





With a motto like “Scratch Kitchen, Craft Bar” you can expect the best in eats and drinks at VILLAGE TAVERN . And with their newly offered brunch menu, you can now enjoy fresh eats in the A.M. Offered Saturday and Sunday mornings from 11am-3pm, brunch features truly decadent delights such as omelettes, savory waffles, and a full menu of benedict’s including the Tavern Benedict made with classic Virginia cured ham, sautéed fresh spinach, diced Roma tomatoes, poached eggs, and Southern buttermilk biscuits topped with your choice of hollandaise. Of course, no brunch is complete with cocktails, and with a selection of mimosas, Bloody Marys, or a glass of Champagne for just $3.50, we say brunch on! u VILLAGETAVERN.COM



BB’s Bagels

Looking for a place that reminds you of diners up north? Get a taste of the Northeast down South by making a trip to the “burbs” for BB’S BAGELS in Alpharetta. Hand-rolled and kettle-boiled, these authentic New Yorkstyle bagels are sure to satisfy all taste buds. Just choose your type of bagel—ranging from Plain to French Toast—and slather on some homemade cream cheese spread with flavors like Jalapeño-Cheddar, Apple Cinnamon Crunch—even KitKat. u BBSBAGELS.NET





What’s in a name? At SEAR restaurant, it’s pretty selfexplanatory. Located inside the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sear offers tantalizing fire-inspired fare, including sizzling steaks, succulent seafood, and yes, even seared desserts. Serving over 140 varieties of wine from its floorto-ceiling, temperature-controlled wine vaults and offering weekly whiskey tastings, Sear is the place for a late-night drink. Next time you are making plans downtown, include Sear on your list. u SEARATLANTA.COM





For over two decades, SUN IN MY BELLY has offered exciting, visually driven, haute cuisine catering, perfect for any type of event. Sourcing from local vendors, SIMB offers a variety of catering options from hors d’oeuvre—straight from their delicious brunch menu— to an onsite ceviche station. Not only that, but Founder Chef Alison Lueker personally attends each tasting and helps create a menu best suited for your upcoming event. SIMB also offers rentals of glassware, tableware, and a full service staff for the event. How is that for detailoriented? u SUNINMYBELLY.COM/CATERING



Culture and Community at Time Restaurant

It was only a matter of time until the reopening of TIME RESTAURANT . After a few months of closure, Time Restaurant has returned to Midtown with a new look and new flavors. Offering “American eclectic” cuisine, Time Restaurant has created a menu as diverse as the community it serves, offering a wide range of items from Vietnamese-style Pork Belly Ramen to down-home Southern Bacon-Pecan Stuffed Pork Chop. The beverage menus follow suit, featuring cocktails crafted with seasonal ingredients, a powerful wine list, and beers selected from only the best craft breweries, local and beyond. With a freshly renovated dining room, as well as a luxurious patio, dining here will be time well spent. u {404.474.9892; TIMERESTAURANTATL.COM }

While many come to FLIP BURGER to sample some of Richard Blais’s deliciously gourmet burgers, the real winner is the liquid nitrogen milkshakes. Chilled to order with a shot of LN, these wonderfully smoking shakes are a definite must-have. And with flavors like Turtle, Nutella, and Burnt Marshmallow— alongside the lust-worthy Krispy Kreme—the hardest thing to do is choose one. u FLIPBURGERBOUTIQUE.COM





If you think Italian cuisine is solely comprised of pizzas and pastas, expand your horizon at GIO’S CHICKEN AMALFITANO . Offering six styles of bold, flavorful Amalfi-style dishes, the moist, roasted chicken dishes are enough to feed a family of two. But trust us, you won’t want to share this. Try the classic Sorrento Lemon Chicken—a half organic chicken with citrus, olive oil, and wild oregano. Our only advice: Get it while it’s hot, because once the pollo’s gone, it’s gone! u GIOSCHICKEN.COM



Fresh handmade pasta, top-notch ingredients— including ricotta, San Marzano tomatoes, and buffalo and smoked mozzarellas—makes CRISPINA a must-try. Of course, you can’t get the full experience of Italian cuisine without noshing on a Neapolitan-style pie, and for that, we turn to Sophia Loren. Their signature pie—named for the Italian actress—is a bit of an icon itself, made with fried pizza dough topped with hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh smoked buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil. When you come to Crispina, make sure to say hello to Sophia! u CRISPINAATLANTA.COM




Date night at S ALT WOOD

Looking for a new date night spot? A prime location, sure to impress any date, lies in the heart of the Loews Atlanta hotel at SALTWOOD . Well-versed in salted, cured meats and cheeses, Saltwood is the perfect place to pull up a stool and sample small plates, all in full view of the restaurant’s open kitchen. With offerings of duck prosciutto, rabbit terrine, and locally sourced cheeses from Sweet Grass Dairy and Woodsman & Wife Cheese, all that’s left is pairing your charcuterie with a crafted cocktail or specialty craft brew. Dine away! u SALTWOODATLANTA.COM

BOURBON, BEER, AND BURGERS AT THE ATLANTA AIRPORT The days of choosing between overpriced fast food options are over. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, choose from a list of truly spectacular eats, right inside the terminal. Enjoy a beef, turkey, or veggie burger made to order at GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS . After a filling meal, cozy up to a drink at ATLANTA STILLHOUSE , where you can sample moonshine infusions and even “smoke” your cocktail— all you have to do is choose the wood. If beer is more of your flavor, head to TERRAPIN TAP HOUSE and choose from over a selection of 50 beers, with a variety of local brews mixed in. Not only that, but the tap house doubles as the airport’s first smoking lounge, offering a selection of cigars and even hookah that will satisfy any tobacco enthusiast. Before you fly out, take a tour of some seriously interesting eats at the Atlanta Airport. u ATLANTA-AIRPORT.COM/CONCESSIONS



Shrimp and grits is the staple of any Southern table. It’s hard to mess with a classic, but the folks at THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM aren’t afraid of a challenge. The freshest jumbo shrimp—flown in daily—are ladled over smoked Gouda grits, making this creamy combination a quintessential comfort food. Job well done, Oceanaire! u THEOCEANAIRE.COM


Rolls aplenty at Gekko Sushi Restaurant & Lounge

With the recent trend of sushi restaurants popping up all over Atlanta, it’s hard to find a spot that delivers all the varieties of the Japanese classic in one place. That’s where GEKKO SUSHI comes in. Offering over 50 different rolls, Gekko serves tremendous varieties great for newbies and seasoned sushi eaters alike. Whatever you decide on, be sure to try the Sunflower Roll, made with tuna, scallion, avocado, and chopped spicy tuna. u GEKKOSUSHIATLANTA.COM



Turkish Delights at Café Istanbul Take a trip to Turkey, no passport required, at CAFÉ ISTANBUL . Seat yourself on a comfortable cushion on the floor, and become mesmerized by the rhythmic movements of belly dancers performing all throughout the dining room. A whole menu of savory TurkishMediterranean dishes await, like the falafel plate and flatbreads, or get a little taste of everything with the Meze Plate—featuring hummus, baba ghanoush, sauced eggplant, tabbouleh, jajoukh, and eggplant salad. Finish off the night with a hookah in-hand and take in the sights and smells of the Middle East. u CAFEISTANBULATLANTA.COM


101 STEAK is Finally Here

After months of anticipation, 101 STEAK is finally coming to Vinings. Presented by the 101 Concepts team—creators of Meehan’s, Food 101, and Smoke Ring—101 Steak offers a modern approach to traditional steakhouse fare, centered around high-quality cuts of certified Black Angus beef. Sharing the menu with its beefy counterpart, seafood offerings pepper the menu, including a raw bar and fresh fish entrées flown in directly from Florida. Of course, no meal would be complete without sides, and 101 Steak offers delectable choices like creamed spinach and kale, roasted local mushrooms with extra virgin olive oil, and duck-butter home fries.



For a variety of menu options guaranteed to satisfy all types of eaters, head to STONE SOUP KITCHEN . Choose your level of indulgence; the kitchen offers a range of healthy dishes from the Garden Scramble to cheat-worthy meals like maple-laden Buttermilk Pancakes. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan eaters can also find a plethora of options throughout the menu. Of course, everyone can agree on the necessity of a brunch cocktail, so finish your meal off with a glass of Planter’s Punch made with West Indian white rum, lime, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine. Yum! u STONESOUPKITCHEN.NET




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Nothing like a little Samba to fire up your soul—or your appetite—at SAGE WOODFIRE TAVERN . From Wednesday through Saturday, find your groove as live bands jam all night long. In between dance moves, saunter up to bar for a bite to eat and cocktail at the lounge. Eat light and drink strong with the Beef Tenderloin Skewers, served with garlic aïoli, paired with the Sour Apple Martini made with Van Gogh apple vodka and DeKuyper sour apple, drizzled with caramel and garnished with a Granny Smith apple slice. Nothing like a little liquid courage to keep the party going. u SAGEWOODFIRETAVERN.COM


COSMOPOLITAN LIVE 27 Under the fresh ownership of Johnny Esposito Jr., COSMOPOLITAN LIVE KITCHEN AND BAR is now Marietta’s hottest entertainment venue. Featuring local and national talent alike, the stage has been graced by acts such as the Bon Jovi Tribute Band and country singer Bryan White, and has rotating DJs playing throughout the weekend. With a newly renovated open interior, you can now enjoy the live tunes at the comfort of your table. During the show, make your way to the fully stocked bar and order the Marietta cocktail made with Crown Royal whiskey, apple liqueur, and cranberry juice. u COSMOMARIETTA.COM




This hip gastropub featuring craft cocktails and comfort food is taking the Westside by storm on Sundays with its brunch menu. BELLWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE serves up the eclectic flavor profiles of the West Coast, with options such as Chilaquiles layered with salsa verde, mozzarella cheese, and corn, topped with eggs, guacamole, and sour cream. The Waffles and Wings, a Belgian waffle topped with four fried wings, peach butter, and jalapeño-vanilla maple syrup, also makes us swoon. And the only way to end or start your food-laden Sunday is with their buildyou-own Bloody Mary bar. u BELLWOODSATL.COM




Authentic eats, cold pints, and friendly crowds can be found at Woodstock’s newest Irish pub, KEEGAN’S IRISH PUB . With live music, trivia, and open mic nights, Keegan’s is sure to become your new favorite drinking hole. Well-versed in hearty Irish offerings, this pub gives guests the chance to explore authentic eats such as the savory Irish Spring Rolls stuffed with lean corned beef. But save room for the overly indulgent Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding—it’s worth the calories. With award-winning Irish fare and a full bar serving up Irish drafts and bottled beers, we are definitely feeling the luck of the Irish. u KEEGANSIRISHPUB.NET



Boasting an impressive list of over 150 tequilas, TARAHUMATA MEXICAN GRILL is a tequila-lovers delight. Cozy up to the bartender and taste your

way through the regions of Mexico—without leaving your bar stool. With a list of strong margaritas to boot—including one massive margarita served in a 20oz beer glass—all tequila needs are sure to be met. u TARAHUMATA.COM




Discover STUFFED PIZZA at one of Atlanta’s most beloved pizza stops BY NI C H O L A HI NE S


Pizza aficionados are well versed in many shades of pizza— Chicago deep dish, Neapolitan, and New York-style ranking high on the list—but even so, very few know about stuffed pizza. In 1971, Nancy and Rocco Palese decided to open up their first pizza parlor in Chicago with a signature thin crust pie at the heart of the menu. However, the pies didn’t sit well with Chicagoans, so the couple started to experiment. Instead of following the trend of deep dish, Rocco created a pizza dough using a family recipe for an Easter specialty cake made by his mother—a creation we now know as stuffed pizza. The newfangled pie was a success, leading to the Palese’s new restaurant in 1974, named Nancy’s Pizza. While the war between pizza devotees—Chicago deep dish here, Neapolitan there—has been waged for almost a century, Nancy’s Pizza brought another contender to the field some 42 years ago. Indeed, stuffed pizza has found its own loyalists over the last half-century, most recently in Atlanta, where veterans of Nancy’s Pizza are serving up stuffed goodness at two celebrated locations. Gregory Cole—once proprietor of the Nancy’s in Buckhead—has helped educate the greater Atlanta area about pizza since 2006. It hasn’t all been smooth as sauce, however. After a decade of soaring business, Cole decided to uproot the restaurant, moving it to South Fulton where it will open in 2017 with a fresh look and feel. In truth, Cole was met with a bit of speculation at the outset: Could an African-American man spearhead an Italian pizza restaurant and succeed? Nobody thought the Buckhead location would thrive—but they were dead wrong. Cole’s success is no surprise, however. For over 20 years, he has worked in hospitality— beginning at Starwood Hotels, where he served as the director of food and beverage. He actually won “Manager of the Year” during his tenure, marking him for success—a success he found after branching out on his own with the Atlanta Nancy’s Pizza franchise. Still, to be successful in the restaurant business, you need to have a solid concept. There are two


In truth, Cole was met with a bit of speculation at the outset: Could an African-American man spearhead an Italian pizza restaurant and succeed? Nobody thought the Buckhead location would thrive— but they were dead wrong.


things that give Nancy’s Pizza an edge in that department: a one-of-a-kind recipe for stuffed pizza, and an unwavering commitment to everything fresh. The pizza itself is more like a pie with two layers of crust—each layer stuffed with ingredients, then topped with a veneer of homemade sauce. While that’s enough to turn heads and prime palates, Nancy’s commitment to fresh, sustainable ingredients is just as astounding. In a world of processed products and frozen foods, it’s refreshing to see a restaurant—chain or independent—rely on made from-scratch cooking and responsible sourcing. If you’re new to the stuffed pizza, you’ll want to spend your first visit to Nancy’s on the signature Uncle Tony’s pie—named after Nancy’s uncle. It’s similar to your classic supreme, featuring fresh Italian sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, and onions. Or if you’re more of a meat-head, the A Lots of Meat is a must—Italian sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, and pepperoni. Recently, Nancy’s decided to introduce an original menu item dubbed the Rustic Crust. Imagine a crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside pillow of dough, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with a piquant blend of four cheeses. Topped with tomato fillet—a perfect stand in for tomato sauce—this simple pie is purely delicious. Although Nancy’s is naturally famed for its pies, beyond the ‘za lies a full menu of fresh eats. Featuring baked—never fried—appetizers, fresh handmade pastas, and a variety of made-toorder sandwiches, Nancy’s is sure to satisfy any appetite. And if you want a taste of fluffy crust without all the calories, opt for a salad, which can be served in a delicious Nancy’s signature bread bowl. Nancy and Rocco Palese have had 42 years to perfect their recipe and refine their concept. But that doesn’t mean the brand will stop growing. Taking the culinary innovations from the Paleses to greater Atlanta, Cole aims to open locations in Cobb County and Alpharetta within the next five years. Ambitious? Maybe. But if Nancy’s Pizza can move beyond a disbelieving Atlanta public to two buzzing locales, it would seem that the pie’s the limit for Cole.




How WOMEN OF THE VINE breaks barriers in the alcohol beverage industry BY MAYA S ILVER

In 2005, New York City-based tech marketing guru Deborah Brenner took a trip to Napa that would change her life—and the role of women in wine—forever. During her tour of the area’s famous wineries, she discovered how male-dominated the wine industry is. She even learned of several cases where a winery made a conscious decision to omit a female winemaker’s name from the label due to concern that female-led production would negatively affect sales. This resonated with Brenner, who had worked her way up in the similarly male-dominated tech industry. “My journalist background kicked in and I started researching women pioneers in the wine industry,” Brenner recalls. When she discovered a paucity of literature on the topic, she left her corporate life behind to write “Women of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine.”

“ 9 0 - P E R C E N T of the country’s wine is produced in California and 1 0 - P E R C E N T of those wineries have lead female winemakers.”

bottles. When this proved financially untenable, she returned to her marketing roots to serve as a consultant to wineries until she came up with an idea.

“I wanted to celebrate these incredible women in the field, especially when you look at statistics It was through this book, released in 2006, that of women consumers of wine—we are the largest — CYNTHIA LOHR, trade and brand Brenner first met Cynthia Lohr, the daughter of consumers, yet we don’t know about our sisters advocate, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines famed winemaker Jerry Lohr and former VP of in the industry,” Brenner explains. Searching for marketing for J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. guidance, she reviewed old emails from female winemakers sharing their stories until she had a “Deborah literally cold-called me in 2007 and asked if I would consider realization. “What I really needed to do was give women in the wine industry holding a book signing for her,” Lohr remembers. The two hit it off and a forum to support and mentor each other.” stayed in touch through the years as Brenner strove to find new ways to fulfill the mission of her book: to tell the story of women winemakers. In 2015, Brenner sold out the inaugural Women of the Vine Global Symposium in Napa Valley with 500 attendees. When many of the participants and Initially, Brenner decided to create a Women of the Vine wine label, for sponsors asked for ways to keep lines of communication open throughout which winemakers she’d written about in the book collaborated on signature the year, Brenner answered by conceiving a year-round alliance.


inthemix Women of the Vine Alliance officially launched in September 2015, and the second annual symposium in April 2016 drew 650 attendees. Recently, Brenner also decided to expand the scope of Women of the Vine to include both the broader beverage world—since the male-dominated spirits and beer industries thirsted for forums, too—as well as their male counterparts.


CYNTHIA LOHR Telling her family’s story

It has always been important to Cynthia Lohr to advance based on her hard work and talents rather than her family name. That’s what led her to explore beyond the security of the J. Lohr San Jose Wine Center after college. She built a successful career in strategic marketing—including a stint in PR for Yahoo!—and developed a powerful knowledge base in helping brands tell their stories. Only after she found success on her own did she have the desire to return to J. Lohr in 2002 to help her family winery tell its story. In 2010, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named J. Lohr “American Winery of the Year,” in no small part due to Lohr’s expertise. She also pioneered online sales and marketing, as well as forged a philanthropic partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fund mammograms for women in need. “I can’t express enough how important it was to develop knowledge of marketing and public relations outside of J. Lohr,” Lohr explains. “When I came on board, I had a fresh pair of eyes, and expertise that helped advance our business.” Just as Lohr’s path to a career in the wine industry followed more of a zigzag than a straight line, so too did her father Jerry’s pursuit of winegrowing and winemaking. Hailing from a South Dakota farming family and a true man of the soil, Jerry moved to California in the late-’50s to pursue advanced degrees in civil engineering at Stanford. While operating his own successful building and development business, he set aside time for his burgeoning passion: winemaking. “My first exposure to the wine industry wasn’t until we started taking weekend family field trips to Arroyo Seco in Monterey County where we planted our first vineyards,” Lohr remembers. “Only then did I understand that this was a passion project for my father.” Neither Lohr nor her parents had any idea that this passion project would become a powerful award-winning brand producing 1.5 million cases of wine annually.


“We absolutely welcome men of the vine to join us,” Brenner says. “This is something we’re doing together—bringing men to the table with us to create change.” One of the key figures at the Women of the Vine table is, not surprisingly, Cynthia Lohr. Brenner asked Lohr to join the Advisory Board in part because of her important role in shaping the organization, and in part because she’s one of a handful of women who co-own large wineries. “There may be a lot of women co-owners in boutique wineries, but I could count on my hands the ones at J. Lohr’s level of distribution and production,” Brenner says. Lohr is passionate about using her involvement with Women of the Vine to increase the number of female winemakers in the industry. “90-percent of the country’s wine is produced in California and 10-percent of those wineries have lead female winemakers,” Lohr explains. Among that 10-percent is J. Lohr’s own lead winemaker of white wines, Kristen Barnhisel. Lohr affirms that J. Lohr hired Barnhisel because she was the best person for the job, not because she was a woman. Yet the company—with facilities in San Jose, Monterey, and Paso Robles and sustainably farmed estate vineyards concentrated in the latter two growing regions—is thrilled to help improve the prominence of females in winemaking. “The more women we can have in leadership positions, the better it is for the industry,” Lohr says. “I would say that the statistic is likely to grow toward 20-percent in the coming years,” Barnhisel adds. “People are more open to women winemakers than ever before.” While changing perception remains important, Brenner, Lohr, and Barnhisel insist it’s also about encouraging women to consider career paths in the wine, beer, and spirits industries, and ensuring that they have mentors to guide them. And that’s where Women of the Vine comes in, with its discussion forums, job board, trainings, networking events, and annual symposium. But it isn’t just about advancing women in the world of wine, beer, and spirits—it’s also about making better products for all to enjoy. “Women naturally approach things very differently than men,” Brenner says. And isn’t it in the best interest of wine-lovers to have bottles diversified through different skill sets and perspectives? As the demographics of the alcohol beverage industry evolve thanks to female-forward wineries like J. Lohr and the work of Women of the Vine, we can’t wait to see what we taste in our future glasses. You can learn more about Women of the Vine and upcoming events—such as industry nights, forums, and “Women in Business” dinners hosted by local restaurants—at WOMENOFTHEVINE.COM . For more information about J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine, visit JLOHR.COM .

inthemix Winemaking has taken Kristen Barnhisel all over the world. But before she made wine herself, Barnhisel watched her parents make wine. Her mother, a microbiologist at Simi Winery, and Zelma Long, the winemaker at Simi, served as Barnhisel’s mentors and role models in her pursuit of a career in winemaking. But it wasn’t the science of wine that sealed Barnhisel’s fate as a winemaker herself. Rather, she was moved by the power wine holds over people during a trip to Italy during college. “I saw how wine is enjoyed in an everyday sense, how it brings people together,” Barnhisel says. “It made me appreciate a whole different side of winemaking—creating something that can gather people around the table and be a conduit for conversation.” After that realization, Barnhisel earned a master’s degree in enology from UC Davis and went on to gain experience at wineries in South Africa and throughout California. Before joining J. Lohr in 2015 as the lead winemaker of white wines, she had the opportunity to work under some inspiring female winemakers such as Zelma Long, Milla Handley, and Sandi Belcher. “Just learning how these women—these wonderful pioneers—had the courage and fortitude to become winemakers was very important in my path,” Barnhisel says. “It solidified that this was the direction I wanted to take, and it’s a wonderful place to be.”



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RESTAURANTS :: 32 Agave Restaurant

47 Crispina

33 Anis Café & Bistro

48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge

34 Antico Pizza 36 Atlantis 38 Black Bear Tavern 40 bqe restaurant and lounge 42 Bangkok Station 43 Bellwoods Social House 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 46 The Capital Grille

49 EATS Atlanta 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 60 Sun in My Belly 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


Grant Park

242 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30312 PH: 404.588.0006 Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Family-Friendly Valet Parking Available Tasting Specials Daily Specials Fireplace Award-Winning

Fourteen years into a legacy of success, Agave Restaurant in the historic Cotton Mill General Store has been feeding Atlanta the best Southwestern fare she’s ever known. Eclectic while appealing to a wide array of tastes, the menu is the work of lauded Chef Jack Sobel. Blending Sicilian influences and Mexican and Navajo flavors, Sobel’s culinary program at Agave is unique. But that’s what has created so many loyalists: inimitable Hatch green chile, Guajillo Mussels bearing the citrusy tinge of wine and the herbaceousness of basil, and Barbacoa Beef Enchiladas that call on more traditional flavors of the Southwest while showcasing a decadent red chile mole like none other. Paired, naturally, with an admirable selection of wines, house margaritas, tequilas, and beer, a meal at Agave touches all kinds of culinary senses. It helps, of course, that the old general store setting takes you back to the days of yore, when tradition and simplicity were the key words in every chef’s vocabulary. At Agave, it’s a way of life.

sample menu selections starters:: Hatch Green Chile Stew 7

A traditional New Mexico stew with Hatch green chiles, tenderloin beef tips, potatoes, onions, and corn

Spicy Fried Lobster Tail 13

A 4oz Maine lobster tail fried in our signature cayenne and buttermilk batter; served with an herb and chile drawn butter

Guajillo Mussels 11

Fresh Canadian mussels steamed in our signature red chile-citrus-wine broth with fresh basil, lime, and a hot tortilla

Ceviche Martini 8.75

Chopped gulf shrimp and sashimi tuna over organic greens marinated in lime, oil, serranos, and cider vinegar

Chile and Lime Fish Tacos 8.50

Fresh white fish sautéed in lime juice, chiles, and spices and rolled in a flour tortilla with shredded Napa cabbage, carrots, fresh pico de gallo, and a chipotle aïoli

salads:: Agave Salad 6.75

Organic field greens tossed with marinated zucchini, squash, tomatoes, artichokes, and roasted sweet-and-spicy pecans in a herb and red winecitrus vinaigrette 32

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad 7

Fresh strawberries and chile-crusted goat cheese over citrus greens tossed in rice wine vinaigrette; topped with fresh mint

entrées:: Agave’s Famous Cayenne Fried Chicken 15 A spicy buttermilk-marinated jumbo fried chicken breast, topped with a poblano drizzle; served with mashed potatoes and grilled corn

Santa Fe Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas 13 House-smoked chicken with Hatch green chile and mild cheddar, rollled in blue corn tortillas; accompanied by pinto beans, sour cream, and corn relish

Red Pepper Salmon Fillet 16.50

Pan-seared fresh Norwegian salmon over julienned zucchini, squash, and carrots; served over a roasted red pepper sauce with grilled asparagus

Sashimi Pan-Seared Tuna 19

Sesame-crusted tuna sliced rare over mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus with a serrano-soy vinaigrette and a jalapeño-wasabi drizzle

Sunburned New York Strip Steak 22.50

A chile-rubbed, grilled Black Angus NY strip served over yellow corn and Hatch green chile mashed potatoes; topped with a smoked chile and honey barbecue sauce

Chile Seared Jumbo Diver Sea Scallops 21 Fresh jumbo diver sea scallops pan-seared in our signature herb and chile rub; served with fireroasted tomato and serrano stone ground grits, and honey cider and smoked bacon collard greens

New Mexican Rack of Lamb 24

Fresh chile and herb-rubbed lamb rack grilled, then served over a New Mexico guajillo red chile purée with with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; garnished with a cool corn relish and cilantro leaves

Barbacoa and Chorizo Chile Taco 14.50

A grilled flour tortilla filled with shredded slow-braised Angus beef short rib, sautéed peppers, and onions topped with a homemade chorizo red chile sauce, New Mexico Hatch green chiles, and a citrus crema; served with Spanish rice and ancho black beans

vegetarian:: Veggie Burrito 11

A hot flour tortilla stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, pintos, ancho black beans, sautéed julienned vegetables, and Hatch green chiles; topped with mild cheddar and roasted tomatillo sauce and served with Spanish rice

Grilled Vegetable Plate 13

Grilled asparagus, zucchini and yellow squash, sautéed garlic spinach, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and New Mexican creamed corn



2974 Grandview Avenue Atlanta, GA 30305

Anis Café & Bistro opened in February of 1994 with the hope of being a casual bistro where people could meet and enjoy light fare with coffee and drinks.

PH: 404.233.9889

But upon becoming an instant hit, Anis was forced to expand and has now grown into a full-scale dining

Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

establishment that locals still love. Converted from a cottage home, this unpretentious Buckhead restaurant feels just like home. Set on a side street, it oozes a romantic, relaxed, and casual atmosphere that will leave you comfortable and happy. The food comes with a French accent, with favorites like the Croque Monsieur, Moules Marinières, and the Filet of Beef “au Poivre.” Their outdoor patio is one of Atlanta’s favorites and a sure-fire hotspot. Made of brick and tree-shaded, it is a superbly romantic and elegant dining option with a wonderful feel. They have live music on Thursday and Friday nights. Open for lunch and dinner, Anis Bistro is a taste of Provence in the heart of Buckhead. “Set in a converted cottage, it’s the perfect spot for lunch or dinner with a French accent. The specialties are Provençal versions of Mediterranean cuisine, and the atmosphere is reminiscent of that region, especially if you’re lucky enough to snag a table on the tree-shaded patio.”—New York Times #2 Best French Food—Best of Citysearch, 2007

Open Daily

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:30pm Sunday 5:30-9pm Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm Reservations Recommended Live Music Thursday and Friday Nights Patio Dining Valet Parking Gluten-Free Friendly

sample menu selections appetizers::


Coquilles St. Jacques 12

Boeuf au Poivre 33

Roasted Maine scallops, cucumber, mint, tomatoes, lemon, garlic, and Valbreso

Moules Marinières 13

White wine, garlic, parsley, and cream

Escargots au Pastis 9

Escargots, crispy polenta, roasted garlic, and crushed tomatoes

Saucisses Merguez Grillées 11

Grilled Merguez sausage, Yukon potato purée, baby Vidalia onions, and Dijon mustard

salads:: Salade d’Arnaud 8

Hearts of Bibb, endive, grape tomatoes, artichokes, and aged red wine vinaigrette

Tartare de Tomate 10

Filet of beef served with Lyonnaise potatoes; topped with sweet onions, roasted portabello mushrooms, and Cognac-peppercorn sauce

Truite Meunière 22

Pan-roasted trout, wilted greens, marinated artichokes, capers, and lemon browned butter

Saumon à La Poêle 22

Pan-roasted salmon, Roquefort risotto, julienned endive, and pear with saba vinegar

Tortellini and Boeuf Braisé 25

Braised beef short rib and wild mushroom ragoût, handmade ricotta tortellini, and pine nuts

Confit de Canard 26

Duck leg confit, petit salé, and French lentil ragoût

Roasted vine-ripened tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, baby arugula, and saba vinegar

Salade de Roquette 8

Arugula, shaved Parmesan, artichokes, and fresh lemon




What is now the gem of Atlanta—Little Italia—began as a humble pizza spot envisioned by restaurateur Giovanni di Palma. Featured in countless magazines and newspapers, and recently lauded as one of the top pizzas restaurants in the country by “Best. Pizza. Ever.” on The Food Network, Antico Pizza is the very soul of Neapolitan pizza-making. Anchored by three wood-burning ovens—the only way to do Old World pizza right—Antico started a trend for fast-casual, but high-quality pizza stops. Inside, guests can cozy up to communal tables with a glass or two of wine and dig into a classic pie, like the Bianca with fior di latte, ricotta, bufala mozzarella, and pecorino; or one of the much-loved favorites like the San Gennaro with salsiccia, sweet red pepper, bufala mozzarella, and cipollini onions. If you’d rather, pick a piping hot, crispy calzone, also cooked up in the wood-burning ovens. Save room for Homemade Cannoli, though, made fresh daily, and be sure to plan out your next visit carefully—Antico makes pizza until the dough runs out.




1093 Hemphill Avenue Atlanta, GA 30318 PH: 404.724.2333 Monday-Friday 11:30am until out of dough Saturday: Noon until out of dough Line and Call in Orders begin at 11:30am

sample menu selections

pizza tradizionale di napoli:: Margherita D.O.P. 19

San Marzano tomato, bufala, basil, and garlic

Marinara 18

San Marzano, garlic, oregano, Romano, and white anchovy

Bianca 20

Fior di Latte, ricotta, bufala, and pecorino

Capricciosa 22

Mushroom, artichoke, prosciutto cotto, and bufala

Pomodorini 21

pollo tradizionale::


Sorrento Lemon singolo 15; famiglia 38

Family Friendly

Fresh Amalfi-style lemons, garlic, wild oregano, and olio di oliva

Arancia Di Capri singolo 15; famiglia 38

Capri-style oranges, garlic, olio di oliva, and rosmarino

Scarpiello singolo 17; famiglia 43

Salsiccia, dolce piccante peppers, cippoline, and aceto rosso

Cacciatore (Sunday Only) singolo 17; famiglia 43 Green peppers, mushrooms, San Marzano D.O.P., and vino rosso

Fresh cherry Vesuvian tomato, bufala, garlic, and basil

pollo specialita::

Diavola 22

Diavola singolo 16; famiglia 40

Spicy soppressata, pepperonata, and bufala

pizza specialita:: San Gennaro 22

Calabrian peperoncini, garlic, fresh crushed pepper, and olio piccante

Amalfi singolo 16; famiglia 40

Salsiccia, sweet red pepper, bufala, and cipolline

Castelvetrano olives, cippoline, olio di oliva, garlic, and Italian breadcrumbs

Lasagna 20

Arancia Rossa (Seasonal)

Meatball, ricotta, and Romano

Verdura 20

Broccoli rabe, mushroom, pomodorini, and garlic

Napoletana 21

Broccoli rabe, salsiccia, and bufala

calzoni napoletana:: Fromaggio 18

Four cheese, fresh garlic, and basil

Vesuvio 19

Spicy soppressata and prosciutto cotto, and pepperonata

Closed Sunday

singolo 17; famiglia 43 Moro blood oranges

maccheroni napoletani:: Al Forno singolo 13; famiglia 33

Marinara, San Marzano D.O.P., ricotta, and fresh scamorza

Sorrentina singolo 14; famiglia 35

Fresh cherry Vesuvian tomato, bufala, olio di oliva, garlic, and basilico

Napoletana singolo 14; famiglia 35 Friarelli and salsiccia

Arrabbiata singolo 13; famiglia 33 Peperoncini and San Marzano D.O.P.


At Atlantis Restaurant and Lounge, Home of Happier Hours, the mission is simple: Fine Dining at Casual dining prices that guests will want to return to week after week. Atlantis Restaurant & Lounge is an upscale, sexy lounge located in Midtown Atlanta. Experience the flavors of Atlantis, offering happy hour specials, such as 25 cents wings daily, dinner, and even an amazing brunch menu over the weekend. Every plate has the power to ignite your senses, offering international twists on continental favorites sure to please even the most discerning palates. Executive Chef LaTonia Carroll creates a pleasurable experience that your taste buds will never forget! Daily happy hour specials are not to be missed, as the lounge offers a variety of specials , including All You Can Eat Crab Legs, all throughout the week. Not only can you enjoy discounted drinks and a specialty tapas menu, but hookah is also on the menu—a perfect finish after any meal. And after dinner service, Atlantis truly comes alive. With lounge seating—complete with bottle service offerings—delicious cocktails served from the white marbled bar, and music from the best DJs in the city, Atlantis is one of the hottest spots in all of Atlanta. And when the weekend hits, make your way to the patio for terrific brunch specials, and linger for the social hour that follows. The party never stops at Atlantis, so why should you?




1937 Piedmont Circle Atlanta, GA 30324 PH: 678.974.5155 Monday-Thursday: 4pm-12am Friday 4pm-2am Saturday Noon-2am Sunday Noon-12am Mondays special events only

sample menu selections



Falafel 9

Mac ‘n’ Cheese 8

Falafel pancake, sauteed mushrooms, roasted pappers, and tomatoes

Grilled Shrimp 13

Fresh herbs and couscous salad

Fried Calamari 11

Lightly pan-fried calamari served with marinara sauce

Eggplant Parmesan 10

Golden fried eggplant served with marinara sauce topped with Parmesan cheese

Sautéed Spinach 7 Braised Fresh Kale 7

Garlic Parmesan Fries 8 Rice Pilaf 5

Mashed potatoes 5


Fried Chicken Sliders 10

Grilled Caesar Salad 10

Crab Cake 12

Mixed greens, fried red onions, and chipolte aïoli

Feta cheese, thin sliced red onions, and strawberry vinaigrette

main course::

Shredded Parmesan, bacon, dried fruit, and tomato vinaigrette

Spicy tomato jam and pickled red onion

Grilled Lamb Chops 25

Rosemary pepper mint jelly, mushroom risotto, and roasted root vegetables

Angus Ribeye 28

Brandy mushroom sauce, mushroom risotto, and roasted vegetables

Chicken and Waffle Experience 18

Choose from candied apple, peaches and cream, cookies and cream, or bananas foster

Spinach and Strawberry Salad 10 Kale Salad 10

desserts:: Banana Pudding 8 Cheese Cake 10

Peach Cobbler 8

Apple Sturdel 10

Salmon 22

Lemon butter sauce, rice pilaf, asparagus, and red bell peppers

Fried Seafood Platter 24

Catfish, shrimp, clalmari, fries, and lemon tartar sauce

Seafood Pasta 22

Salmon, shrimp, mussels, harissa, cream, Parmesan, and capers

Mixed Grill 26

Lamb, chicken, merguez, shrimp, and roasted vegetables


Established in 2002, Black Bear Tavern offers the quintessential American tavern experience. Housed in a beautiful red brick building on Peachtree Road, Black Bear serves up American classics—from a BLT on a flaky croissant to Kickin’ Chicken Tacos bulging with buffalo-style chicken strips—while slinging sessionable ales and domestic brews aplenty. And what better place to congregate for that soccer game, or for a rousing rendition of your favorite tune? Black Bear is the spot for sports, music, and good times year-round. There’s even an option for slider catering; just pick $3 or $4 options (Italian Meatball or Crab Cake varieties are undeniably mouthwatering) and let the BB team do the rest. Black Bear—your home away from home, and Atlanta’s friendliest watering hole.



Buckhead 1931 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.355.9089 Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30am Sunday Noon-12:30am Full Bar

sample menu selections

Free Parking Daily Specials


best burgers in town::


Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls 8.95

1/2lb premium season angus beef grilled to order and served with your choice of sides; substitute grilled chicken breast, spicy black bean patty, or turkey buger for no extra cost

Live Music

Served with homemade salsa ranch

Potato Skins 7.95

Loaded with cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and chives with a side of sour cream

Mini Corn Dog Basket 7.95

A great combination of bite-sized corn dogs and tater tots

Chili Cheese Fries/Tots 7.95

A heaping plate of fries or tater tots topped with our homemade chili and queso

Black Bear Burger 8.95; with cheese 9.45 Served with tomato, lettuce, and red onions

Texas Burger 9.95

Smothered with wing sauce and topped with melted bleu cheese crumbles

Ulcer Burger 9.95

Covered with our homemade queso and jalapeños

Lousiana Cajun Burger 9.95


Spiced with our special Cajun seasoning and topped with sautéed peppers and Monterey Jack cheese

Grilled Bratwurst 8.95

Awesome Burger 11.95

With peppadew pepper relish and spicy mustard

Shrimp Salad 9.95

Freshly made shrimp salad with lettuce and tomato

Pulled Pork Barbecue 8.95 Coleslaw and fried onion straws

Topped with bacon, pimento cheese, fried jalapeños, fried pickles, onion straws, and spicy Cajun sauce on a croissant

belly busters:: Hamburger Horseshoe 11.95

The Iceberg Wedge 6

We start with Texas toast and 1/2lb Angus beef burger, then we cover the entire plate with french fries, queso dip, and a ladle of chili

Soup of the Day or Homemade Chili cup 4.95; bowl 6.95

A large pork tenderloin that is hand-beaten, battered, and lightly fried; topped with American cheese and pickles; served with your choice of side

soups and salads:: Topped with tomato, onion, bacon, and bleu cheese crumbles

specialties:: Filet Tips 12.95

6oz teriyaki-glazed filet served with a loaded potato cake and steamed broccoli

Black Bear Philly 10.95

Our special version of the famous sandwich with hanger steak, onions, peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich 9.95

Foot Long Chili Dog 7.50

100-percent all-beef hot dog topped with our homemade chili; served with your choice of side

dessert:: Bourbon Pecan Pie 6 Crème Brûlée Cheesecake 6

Kickin’ Chicken Tacos 9.95

Three flour tortillas stuffed with buffalo-style chicken strips; served with bleu cheese, pico de gallo, and lettuce along with fresh chips and salsa

Grilled Tuna Steak Sandwich 11.95 With homemade rémoulade sauce


bqe restaurant and lounge is located in the heart of downtown in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic districts, the Old Fourth Ward, on Edgewood Avenue. We are a hidden jewel amongst the old brick, glass, and industrial nature commonly associated with the local architecture. We, like many others in the area, are excited about the growth of the Old Fourth Ward and can appreciate the shared benefits of increased foot traffic, the Atlanta Streetcar, and the farm fresh produce provided by the Sweet Auburn Farmers Market. bqe restaurant and lounge is born from a mixture of northern influences and southern taste, values, and traditions. It is something that you will see on the faces of our employees and guests. People love being here; whether wrapped in the comfortable lounge seating, hanging at the bar for a conversation or two, or sitting around the community table with others that have come to sample the bqe’s vibe. Our menu has progressively changed over time in order to further satisfy the needs of our guests, both new and our coveted regulars. Working with our chef, we have made use of taste tests, surveys, and tasting events in order to compose a menu worthy of any palate while maintaining our original house recipes. Try our new Shrimp and Grits, Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich, Southwestern Eggrolls, Smoked BBQ Wings, or our renowned Peach Cobbler. All of these new or modified items are put together with the overall satisfaction of the guest in mind. We are here to serve amazing chef prepared, soul food inspired dishes in a sophisticated, yetrelaxed environment. A New York edge with a southern accent. That’s the bqe way.




262 Edgewood Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303 PH: 404.996.6159

sample menu selections



Catfish Fingers 8

Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles 16

Southern fried catfish fingers with a southern remoulade sauce

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail 10

Succulent shrimp on a bed of lettuce and a spicy cocktail sauce

bqe Wings Ten wings 9; 15 wings 12

Your choice of hot, mild, fried, lemon pepper, lemon, hot, or barbecue served with celery, carrots and your choice of ranch or blue cheese

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes 8

Our deep fried seasoned green tomatoes with your choice of seafood créme sauce or roasted red pepper cream sauce

sandwiches and salads:: The Edgewood Turkey Burger 10

A half pound of fresh turkey served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, turkey bacon, and a succulent smoked barbecue sauce

bqe’s signture red velvet waffle sprinkled with powdered sugar, drizzled with a sweet cream cheese, and paired with a strawberry maple syrup; enjoy your choice of dark or white meat

Blackned Salmon 18

Pan seared salmon blackned to perfection topped with a seafood sauce, served with your choice of two sides

Braised Short Ribs 21

Tender short rib, slow roasted in a beef bouillon stew of fresh vegetables, herb and spices, and a bqe sauce; served with your choice of two sides

Shrimp and Grits 18

Sautéed jumbo shrimp tossed with a red wine and heavy creme reduction, diced tomatoes, and green chilli peppers; served on a bed of Georgia stone grits

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf 15

100% ground turkey, seasoned with sweet yellow onion, roasted red pepper, bread crumbs, herbs and spices, topped with a savory low country gravy; served with your choice of two sides

Stuffed Flounder 16

Grilled Chicken Breast 10

Fresh filet stuffed with crab meat seasoned with herbs and spices; served with your choice of two sides

bqe BLT 9


Spring mix, spicy honey mustard, grilled and placed on a wheat bun Romaine lettuce, fried green tomato, blue cheese crumbles with blue cheese dressing, and turkey bacon; served on wheat bread

Caesar Salad 8

Romaine hearts, grated Parmesan cheese, topped with seasoned croutons

bqe House Salad 8

Mixed greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, mandarin oranges, and feta cheese

Collard Greens 5 Fried Okra 5 Honey Muffins 5 Sweet Potato Tots 5 Macaroni and Cheese 5 Homestyle Potato Chips 5 Black Eyed Peas 5




550 Pharr Road Atlanta, GA 30305 PH: 404.343.4665

Pack your bags for Thailand, food lovers. Bangkok Station Thai Grill & Bar is calling.

Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm

Arrive at Bangkok Restaurant to find quality, authentic, affordable Thai food in a bright and airy restaurant

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Sunday 5-10pm Bangkok Station Bar: Monday-Sunday 5pm-Midnight Reservations Welcome

designed to look like a rail depot—but comfier. Wooden booths and metal light fixtures are softened with homey cushions and big windows. Outside, the summery deck features blocky wooden tables and shady canvas umbrellas. As for the food, Owner Ratinthon Nithithanawut oversees the vibrant, colorful dishes based on the traditional cuisine and ingredients of Thailand, served on authentic Thai dishware. The menu is organized into “stations,” with a curry station, grilled station, and more to direct your culinary exploration. Dip your spoon into a bowl of smooth and spicy Panang Curry with coconut milk and Kaffir lime leaves; delight in the Moo Yang (barbecue pork) with roasted coriander and tamarind barbecue sauce; or savor First Class Station items like Lucky Fish (Whole Red Snapper) or Lamb and Prawn Nam Tok, grilled and served with purple sticky rice and sautéed vegetables.

sample menu selections starter station:: Phi Phi Island Shrimp Cake 15

Favorite fried shrimp cake with special seasoning; served with sweet plum sauce

Thai E-Sarn Beef Jerky 9

Flank steak marinated in sweet soy, palm sugar, soy sauce, pepper, and roasted coriander; sundried then fried and served with real Thai Sriracha

grill station:: Moo Yang (Pork Barbecue) 9

Marinated in coconut milk, palm sugar, thin soy, roated coriander, and cilantro; served with tamarind barbecue sauce

Grilled King Oyster Mushroom 4.50

Marinated in an Asian sauce; served with Sriracha aïoli

first class station:: Sea Bass Yum Mango 28

Pan-fried sea bass served with mango salad, red onion, fresh mint, cashew nuts, and fried whole Thai dry chile; served with sautéed green beans, asparagus, and jasmine rice

Jumbo Prawn Tamarind Sauce 29

Fried fresh-water prawns topped with tamarind sauce; served with vegetable tempura and jasmine rice


Salmon Panag Curry 24

Grilled salmon with Panang curry sauce, green beans, bell peppers, kaffir lime leaf, Thai chile, steamed broccoli, and carrot; served with jasmine rice

Lamb and Prawn Nam Tok 29

Lamb and prawn grilled to desired doneness; served with purple sticky rice, sautéed asparagus, carrot, tomatoes, and grilled corn on the cob

grilled big plate:: Train Station Bird 19

Half chicken stuffed with a blend of Thai herbs and spices, soy sauce, brown sugar, and turmeric; slow-roasted until golden brown and served with sautéed green beans, tomatoes, sticky rice, Mae Ploy sauce, and a side of green papaya

Thai E-Sarn-Style Steak 29

New York strip steak grilled to desired temperature on a charcoal grill; served with E-Sarn-style sauce, green papaya salad, sautéed asparagus, tomatoes, and sticky rice

curry station:: chicken 14; beef 14; pork 14; shrimp 17; tofu 13

Massaman Curry

Chef’s mild and sweet massaman curry with coconut milk, russet and sweet potatoes, onions, cashew nuts, and avocado

Panang Curry

Chef’s dried redchile curry with coconut milk, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, peas, and Thai basil

soup station:: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup 6

Chicken in coconut milk with lemongrass, galangal, mushroom, cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, kaffir lime leaf, and Thai chile

Thai Shrimp Lemongrass Soup 7

Shrimp, lemongrass, galangal, mushroom, cilantro, fish sauce, lime juice, kaffir lime leaf, and Thai chile

sauté station:: Pad Kra Pow (Thai Basil Sauce)

Stir-fried like at the Thailand Weekend Market in the heart of Bangkok; lightly battered fried chicken with cashew nut sauce, stir-fried with bell peppers, onions, scallions, and fried Thai dried chile; served with jasmine rice

noodle and rice station:: Chiang Mai Chicken Curry Noodle 14

Slow-cooked chicken in coconut yellow curry with egg noodles, fermented mustard green, red onion, and a dash of chile oil


Midtown :: West End

Created by Chef Leif Johnson, Bellwoods Social House offers a casual dining experience to Atlanta’s up and coming Westside. Uniquely named—and extremely delicious—eats fill up the menu like Gangsta Fries loaded with bleu cheese two-ways and crispy bacon and their “Hog Toes”—also known as Peppadew Poppers—stuffed with housemade pimento cheese, rolled in panko, and deep-fried, then served on top of tomato-bacon jam. And when you are craving a messy delicious burger, look no further than the Bellwoods Animal Style Burger, stacked with two shortrib and brisket patties, bacon, caramelized onions, B&B pickles, American cheese, and a hearty slathering of “Animal Sauce”—the chef’s nod to one of his favorite “secrets” from living on the West Coast. Atlanta brunchers can also find solace here, with a selection of Southern-inspired dishes such as the Waffles and Wings—a Belgian-style waffle with your choice of fresh flavored butters and infused maple syrups served with wings, tossed in your choice of sauce … or naked—as well as a full build your own Bloody Mary bar. Before you head to the aquarium, watch a game at Turner Field, or catch a show at The Fox Theater, get your fill at Bellwoods Social House for some seriously delicious eats.

1000 Marietta Street Suite 202 Atlanta, GA 30318 PH: 678.974.8748 Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-9pm Thursday and Friday 11:30am-11pm Saturday Brunch 11:30am-3pm Dinner 5-10pm Sunday Brunch 11:30-5pm Reservations for Parties of Eight or More Catering Daily Specials Family-Friendly Full Bar Happy Hour Live Music Outdoor Dining Pet-Friendly

sample menu selections starters::

house favorites::

Hummus and Pimento

Chicken, Shrimp, and Grits

Our twist on hummus includes cannellini beans, cumin, housemade pimento cheese, and fresh crudité; served with a warm pita

Teriyaki Tacos

Springer Mountain chicken and bowtie shrimp in a roasted red pepper, pico de gallo, and chipotlekissed broth; topped with bacon, cilantro, and a little fresh pico de gallo; served over Logan Turnpike grits

Animal Style

This double stack burger is piled high with caramelized onions, bacon, American cheese, B&B pickles, lettuce, tomato, and Krussian; served on a toasted H&F bun

The Baller Burger

Chargrilled then topped with our Baller barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese, B&B pickles, and Swiss pimento; served on a toasted H&F bun

Three mini flour tortillas filled with lettuce, cilantro, andteriyaki-marinated salmon, then rolled and drizzled with sweet chile mayo; served on a bed of our Asian slaw

Grilled Salmon

Peppadew Poppers

Smoked Chicken Breast

Served with seasonal vegetables and Logan Turnpike grits

saturday and sunday only

Gangsta Fries

sandwiches and burgers::

Corn tortillas, mild tomato salsa, mozzarella, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, Cotija cheese, and two eggs cooked to your preference

Aka “Hog Toes,” stuffed with housemade pimento cheese, panko-breaded, deep-fried, and, served with bacon-topped tomato jam Our signature loaded fries; house-cut, topped with bleu cheese crumbles, applewood-smoked bacon, creamy bleu cheese dressing, and chile oil finished with fresh chives

salads:: Peach and Bleu

Arcadian spring mix tossed with honey-Dijon vinaigrette, topped with spiced pecans, bleu cheese, and Georgia peaches


Smoked sirloin and romaine lettuce tossed with ranch; topped with pico de gallo, pickled onions, and avocado

Served with seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and pineapple salsa

Chicken BLT

Grilled chicken breast topped with caramelized onion, smoked Gouda, bacon, guacamole, mango aïoli, lettuce, and tomato; served on a toasted H&F garlic rosemary ciabatta bun


Keeping it classic with our house marinated and roasted mojo pork, Black Forest ham, dill pickles, Dijon mustard, and Swiss; served on H&F sliced semolina bread

brunch:: Chilaquiles

Waffle and Wings

Belgian waffle, jumbo chicken wings, a choice of butter, and syrup

Huevos Rancheros

Two eggs cooked to your preference, tostadas, refried black beans with chorizo, pico de gallo, cilantro-lime crema, and Cotija cheese




W Atlanta-Downtown 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.577.7601 Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30-11am Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am–2:30pm Saturday and Sunday 2:30-5pm Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30–10pm

Nestled in the chic W Atlanta-Downtown, BLT Steak is all about signature style, exceptional service, and rich, high-quality cuts of beef. That means your choice of simply prepared Black Angus, USDA Prime, and American Wagyu steaks, offered alongside sea-fresh Tuna Tartare and Dover Sole, among other worldly eats. Sides and desserts don’t take a back seat by any means, with mouthwatering Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse captivating appetites night after night, while seasonal and local flavors are highlighted on weekly blackboard specials. Oh, and the cocktails? A refreshing blend of classic and creative, highlighted in handcrafted drinks like the Jamaican Espresso Martini and rum-rooted Ginger Ear. Naturally, globally sourced fine wines and beers round out the spirited offerings, making this wood-soaked destination not just an award-winning special occasion restaurant—with four stars from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a Four Diamond Award from AAA—but a local standby.

sample menu selections raw bar::

fish and shellfish::

Seafood Platter 115 (111*)

Sautéed Dover Sole 45 (48*)

salads and appetizers::

Acacia Honey-Marinated Alaskan Black Cod 32 (30*)

Oysters, clams, shrimp, half lobster, and tuna tartare

Grilled Double-Cut Bacon 14 (13*) Chimichurri

Tuna Tartare 16 (17*) Crispy shallots

sides:: Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes 10 (9*) Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts with Bacon 10 (9*)

Roasted Beets 13 (12*)

Spicy Barbecue Corn with Bacon 10 (9*)

Chopped Vegetable Salad 15 (14*)


Endive, walnuts, and goat cheese Oregano vinaigrette

meat and poultry:: Rib-Eye 14oz 42 (40*); 22oz (Bone-In) 52 (50*) Porterhouse 40oz 90 (87*) For two

NY Strip 14oz 42 (40*) American Wagyu Skirt 10oz 52 (50*) Rack of Lamb 42 (40*) Two double-cut


Soy-caper brown butter

Grits and Gorgonzola 10 (9*) Caramelized Cheesecake 10 Sticky Toffee Pudding 10 (9*) Peanut Butter Chocolate Parfait 10 (9*) * Price indicates Loyalty Rewards Program



980 Piedmont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.343.2446

Opened in April 2012 by Restaurateur Maureen Kalmanson, Campagnolo has proved to be a neighborhood favorite for seasonal Italian fare with creative twists. Part of what makes Campagnolo so enticing is its convivial, community feel. This is where you gather with friends and family for a meal, a drink, or weekend brunch—marked by classics like Zucchini Piccata,

Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday 5pm-1am (Kitchen Closes at 11pm) Saturday 11am-1am (Kitchen Closes at 11pm) Sunday 11am-10pm Family-Friendly Full Bar Free Parking Outdoor Dining

Mussels, and tender Risotto with butternut squash. A hefty wine list does the Old World justice, while the inventive cocktail program blends classic and modern, Old World and New. Adorned with white brick, sprinkled with lights, and fitted with rustic wooden tables and a white umbrella-studded patio, Campagnolo is a perfect choice for any occasion or event—even if you’re just stopping by.

sample menu selections antipasti:: Mushroom Carpaccio 8

Sundried tomatoes, fried capers, pecorino, arugula, and lemon vinaigrette

Pâté e Crostini 8

Smooth chicken liver mousse, tomato jam, and grilled bread

Caprese 8

Cioppino (Fish Stew) 16

Roasted Beet 8

Cornish Hen 18


Lamb Marsala 23

Tomato, mozzarella, basil, roasted garlic, and balsamic reduction Dressed arugula, goat cheese, pickled egg, and hazelnuts

Calamari di Sicily 12

Capellini 8; 14

Housemade Focaccia 6

Orecchiette 10; 16

Sautéed pine nuts, golden raisins, white wine, tomato, and scallions Goat cheese and San Marzano pomodoro sauce

Cozze (Mussels) 12

Sweet vermouth, tomato, scallions, and grilled bread

Antipasti Board 14

Chef’s selection of cured meats, Gorgonzola, sweet basil, mascarpone, and fig jam

insalate e zuppe:: Soup di Giorno 8

Celery and fennel bisque

Arugula 7

Candied pine nuts, pecorino, and lemon vinaigrette

San Marzano pomodoro, basil, and Parmesan; add beef and pork meatballs 4 House fennel sausage, broccoli rabe, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan

Fettuccine 16

Fresh pasta, red prawns, sofrito, roasted tomato, preserved lemon, and basil

Gnocchi 15

Arugula pesto, capers, fried garlic chips, and Parmesan

secondi:: Corvina Scapece 20

Summer squash, red pepper, red onion, and chile oil

Wild Salmon 21

Saffron couscous, roasted radish, daikon sprouts, and arugula pesto

Market fish, shell fish, white wine-tomato broth, and grilled bread Lemon roasted, herbs, melted cabbage, carrots and potatoes, and natural jus Lamb cutlets, mushrooms, Marsala wine reduction, and mashed potatoes

contorni:: Brussels Sprouts 5

Charred with butter and olive oil

Broccoli Rabe 5 Roasted garlic sauté

Glazed Carrots 5

Calabrese chiles and herbs

Rosemary Polenta 5

Sundried tomato and bacon pesto

dolce:: Chocolate Torte 7 Mixed berry coulis

Banana Walnut Semifreddo 7 Warm beignets and salted caramel




94 Perimeter Canter West Dunwoody, GA 30346 PH: 770.730.8447 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm

A memorable dinner is more than just a meal; it is an experience. This philosophy

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Sunday 5-9pm

has been the cornerstone of The Capital Grille since it opened its doors in 2001, and carries through

Reservations Recommended

memorable view of the Atlanta skyline, The Capital Grille’s attentive, engaging service and inspired cuisine

Full Bar/Extensive Wine List Credit Cards Accepted Bar Scene Private Parties/Seating Complimentary Valet Parking Vegetarian-Friendly

created with local and artisanal flair elevate an evening here to unforgettable heights. This level of culinary

to both the menu and the exceptional service. Housed in an elegant yet relaxed setting that affords a

enjoyment is further heightened by The Capital Grille’s award-winning wine list of over 3,000 labels, including a special “Captain’s List”—a special catalogue solely devoted to collector’s and cult selections. And rest assured, each member of The Capital Grille’s friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to guide you toward the perfect pairing of delectable food and cocktail, beer, wine, or other drink of choice. All of these elements seamlessly combine to create a dining encounter you will want to repeat time and again.

sample menu selections appetizers:: Wagyu Beef Carpaccio 15

Premium Japanese Wagyu beef blended with seven spices, seared, chilled, and sliced razor thin; garnished with fresh arugula

Lobster and Crab Cakes 16

Lumps of succulent lobster and crab with hints of dry mustard and red pepper are perfectly paired with fresh, sweet corn relish

Pan-Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers 13

Calamari sautéed in garlic butter until golden crisp, then tossed with a house blend of peppers and scallions for a nice, fiery finish

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzerella with Vine-Ripe Tomatoes 14

Classic fresh mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto and lightly sautéed; served with crostini, fresh basil, and a lovely balsamic glaze

soups and salads:: Lobster Bisque

Lumps of the sweetest lobster are sautéed just to your liking and added to a luscious bisque; dry Sack Sherry is drizzled over the delightful affair

French Onion Soup 9

Sweet onions are nestled in a delectable broth and covered by a blanket of melt-in-your-mouth cheeses 46

The “Wedge” Salad 9

This classic salad features a crunchy cold wedge of iceberg lettuce with vine-ripened tomatoes and crisp, smoked bacon; gloriously dressed in our own blend boasting tangy chunks of blue cheese

seafood:: Grilled Swordfish with Lemon-Shallot Relish 32

main courses::

Our swordfish steak is exactingly grilled to achieve the perfect texture and moistness; served with a delicious mix of fresh lemon, fennel, and herbs

Bone-In Kona-Crusted Dry-Aged Sirloin 41

Seared Citrus-Glazed Salmon 31

A wonderful flavor combination with caramelized shallots, seasonings, and coffee rub to create a first-class steak many guests claim as their favorite

Porcini-Rubbed Delmonico with 12-Year Aged Balsamic 41

The classic cut of a Delmonico dry-aged steak, seasoned and broiled to create a delicate porcini mushroom crust with a light drizzling of premium 12-year aged balsamic

Filet Oscar 43

Our 10oz filet mignon, served with steamed asparagus spears and colossal lump crabmeat; drizzled with our housemade béarnaise

A fillet of fresh salmon seared, brushed with our citrus-honey glaze, and served over a vegetable medley of haricots verts, roasted cipollini onions, and fresh asparagus

Sushi-Grade Sesame-Seared Tuna with Gingered Rice 36

A delicate flavor combination of sesame and ginger with a fresh, seared tuna steak on a bed of light ginger rice

desserts:: Flourless Chocolate Espresso Cake 8

Chocolate lovers will rhapsodize over this rich, dense dream of a cake; a hint of espresso, fresh raspberries, whipped cream, and Melba sauce make for an unforgettable finish to any meal

Fresh Strawberries Capital Grille 8

A luscious combination of juicy strawberries, handmade vanilla ice cream, and our own ruby Port and Grand Marnier sauce makes our signature dessert well worth signing on for



Nobody does Neapolitan-style pizza like Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria. Atlanta has a lot of pizza options to choose from, but there’s something special about Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria—the brick-lined walls, the rustic wooden tables, the constant smiles, the smell of fresh, housemade dough. Open for eight months, Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria is simple while also capturing the essence of Old World pies. For example, the Regina Margherita keeps things refined with handcrushed San Marzano tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil, while more meaty combinations (e.g. the Home Run) showcase fresh ingredients like housemade meatballs, prosciutto, salame, and a world of piquant cheeses. If you’re in the mood for more of an entrée, Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria delivers with pastas, seafood, and steaks. Dive into the creamy Carbonara or main dishes like the 14oz NY Strip Steak. Dessert is a must, too, and delights with classics like Homemade Tiramisù, Panna Cotta, Ricotta Cheesecake, and Vanilla Honeysuckle Gelato.

3300 Cobb Parkway SE Suite 208 Atlanta, GA 30339 PH: 678.426.7149 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:30-10pm Friday and Saturday 4-11pm Sunday 4-10pm Daily Specials Family-Friendly Outdoor Patio Dining Free Parking

sample menu selections antipasti:: Trio Bruschetta 9.99

primi pasta fatta in casa::

Salumi Misti Board 14.99

Homemade paccheri pasta, clams, shrimp, calamari, and fresh Italian cherry tomato sauce

Traditional bruschetta; tomato-basil, eggplant caponata, and rapini and sausage Mixed Italian cold cuts—a perfect dish for two to share with prosciutto di Parma, salami, capicola, artichoke hearts, Sicilian green olives, and roasted red peppers

Polipo Grotta Blu 13.99

Grilled octopus served with arugula salad and citronette dressing

zuppa e insalate:: Pasta e Fagioli ala Torrese 5.99

Canellini beans, short pasta, diced tomatoes, leeks, chopped Vidalia onions, and mussels

Minestrone 5.99

Mixed vegetables, potatoes, and short pasta simmered in vegetable stock

Insalata Crispina 9.99

Wedge iceberg lettuce, homemade Gorgonzola dressing, pancetta, diced tomatoes, and green onions

Arugula 9.99

Fresh arugula topped with shaved Parmigiano cheese, caramelized red onions, and a lemon vinaigrette

Calamarta 18.99

Pappardelle Antonio 14.99

Mild homemade Italian sausage, rapini, fresh tomatoes, garlic, oil, and lemon

Lasagna della Nonna 14.99

Layered pasta sheets with Italian cheeses and Bolognese sauce baked in a wood-burning oven

Tour of Crispina—Pasta Trio 22.99

Calamarata, pappardella Antonio, and tagliatelle alla Rafaele

pizze nel forno a legna:: Regina Margherita 11.99

Hand-crushed San Marazano tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil

Cafona 14.99

Fresh smoked buffalo mozzarella, housemade mild Italian sausage, sautéed rapini, grated Parmigiano, and extra virgin olive oil

Baked Calzone 14.99

Baked and stuffed with fresh buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano, ground black pepper, mild salame, a hint of tomato sauce, and fresh basil

secondi:: Porterhouse Pork Chop 21.99

12oz grilled pork chop with creamy Parmigiano polenta and ciao sauce (Montepulciano wine, aged balsamic vinegar, toasted walnuts, and fresh mint)

Pan-Seared Scallops 29.99

Fresh Pacific scallops sautéed in prosecco with garlic butter sauce and a grilled polenta wedge

Bistecca Roma 28.99

14oz New York strip cooked to order in Aglianico red wine reduction; topped with prosciutto and sage and served with roasted potatoes

Arrabbiata 12.99

Hand-crushed San Marazano tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, grated Parmigiano, spicy salame Napoletano, Calabrese peppers, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil




2000 Airport Road #201 Atlanta, GA 30341 PH: 770.452.0973 Monday-Friday 11am-10pm Saturday Noon-10pm Sunday Closed Live Music and Entertainment Full Bar Daily Specials Takeout Available

Downwind Restaurant: great food, service, value, and “plane” fun! Located inside the Dekalb Peachtree Airport off of Clairmont Road, this family-owned restaurant has been serving up the best burgers for the past 25 years. The menu also offers some of the best fish and seafood for the money anywhere in Atlanta. The cooks bake fresh turkey breasts every day for turkey sandwiches and clubs. Some of the newest additions are the Wild Caught Salmon Burger, Turkey Burgers with feta and spinach, and the Black Bean Veggie Burger. They also offer several specials for lunch and dinner which include Jambalaya, Shrimp and Poblano Grits, steaks, pasta specials, and more. A full bar, live music “Date Night” on Friday nights, and an aviation-themed playground right outside the restaurant make this a great place for every age group. Come to Downwind Restaurant for good food, great service, and a great value. As they like to say: it’s just “plane” fun!

Best Burger/Best Outdoor Dining/Best Family-Friendly Awards, 2000-2011—City Guide Zagat-Rated

sample menu selections pre-flight::


Chicken Wings

Turkey Breast

A pound of jumbo fresh chicken wings fried naked and tossed in mild, medium, or hot sauce; served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing

Buffalo Shrimp

After 5pm only; gulf shrimp dusted in seasoned flour, fried, and tossed in hot sauce; served with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks

Firecracker Shrimp

After 5pm only; rice paper-wrapped shrimp flashfried and served with a sweet Thai sauce

from the garden:: Chef Salad

Our famous fresh oven-roasted turkey breast, deli ham, shredded cheddar/Jack cheese, and homemade croutons on top of a large house salad

Greek Salad

Fresh romaine lettuce, imported Greek Kalamata olives, pepperocini, vine-ripened tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, and homemade Greek dressing

Soup of the Day

Our famous, fresh, all-natural oven-roasted turkey breast is prepared in-house daily; make sure you get here early because we do tend to run out!

Salmon BLT

6oz grilled wild salmon fillet topped with applewoodsmoked bacon, classic Greek cucumber, and dill dressing

Fried Cod Sandwich

Atlantic cod dipped in beer batter, fried, and served on a Kaiser roll

Angus Roast Beef and Bleu Cheese Melt

Black Angus roast beef sliced thin and topped with bleu cheese crumbles on your choice of bread

grilled downwind specialties:: Classic Downwind Burger

Half-pound choice lean ground beef served with lettuce, tomato, and onions on the side

Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Spicy alternative to the regular grilled chicken; this one’s a hottie

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

8oz breast lightly seasoned and flat top-grilled


1/4lb Angus Hot Dog

Certified Black Angus dog grilled with a choice of toppings; add chili (when available), kraut, or coleslaw for 1

greek specialties:: Spanakopita

Layers of flaky phyllo pastry filled with spinach, feta cheese, fresh dill, and scallions; served with a Greek salad on the plate

Greek Spaghetti

Homemade meat sauce with a touch of cinnamon; topped with Parmesan cheese and served with a small Greek salad

entrées:: Grilled Chicken Breast

8oz fresh boneless, skinless breast lightly seasoned and served with potato and vegetable of the day

Chef’s Fresh Seafood Selection Country Fried Steak

Certified Choice Black Angus steak, breaded, fried, and topped with country brown gravy; served with potato and vegetable of the day

Beer-Battered Fish and Chips

Atlantic cod dipped in beer batter then fried until golden and moist; served with fries and slaw



600 Ponce De Leno Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.888.9149 Daily 11am-10pm

EATS Restaurant is an authentic Atlanta mainstay serving up an eclectic variety of healthy foods guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest eater. EATS offers affordable, healthy fast food with delicious homestyle staples including their staple Jerk and Barbecue Chicken,

Family-Friendly Healthy Options Free Parking Lot Takeout

Fettuccine Alfredo, and fresh vegetarian dishes. They also offer some amazing Turkey Lasagna and worldfamous Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Named “Best Cheap Eats” by Creative Loafing 10 times since its inception in 1993, EATS has grown into a local favorite known for its big portions offered at affordable prices, friendly staff, and casual atmosphere. There’s something for everyone at EATS, so stop by, grab a drink, and settle in.

sample menu selections meat and vegetable plates::

choose your pasta bowls::

choose your sauce::


all plates are served with garlic bread

Marinara 6

Three vegetable plate 5.25 Four vegetable plate 6.25 Meat and two plates 7.75 Meat and theree plates 8

Special 7

Meat, black beans, and rice


Jerk chicken Lemon pepper BBQ chicken chicken chili Turkey meatloaf (except Friday) Fish Tilapia (Friday only)


Corn on the cob Broccoli Broccoli casserole Green beans Black beans Collards Rice Mac and cheese Baked sweet pototo Mashed potatoes

Spaghetti Egg Fettuccine Ziti Spinach Fettuccine Chicken Lasagna Cheese-Filled Tortellini

fish friday:: Jerk Tilapia

Fish lovers, take note—it happens every Friday; our turkey meatloaf leaves EATS menu for a day and Jerk Tilapia takes its place

à la carte:: Salad 2 Vegetable Side 2 Chicken or Meatloaf 4.75

Olive Oil and Garlic 6 Creamy Marinara 6.25 Pesto 6.25 Alfredo 7 Turkey Meat Sauce 7 Chicken Chili 7

extras:: Garlic Bread .65 Extra Sauce (4oz) 1 Broccoli 2 Peppers and Mushrooms 2 Chicken Breast 2 Italian Sausage 1.50 Meatballs 2 Salad 2

Chicken Chili and Cornbread 5 Homemade Brownie 1.50




620 Glen Iris Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.249.4300 Monday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm Friday 11am-11:30pm Saturday Noon-11:30pm Sunday Noon-10pm Full Bar Free Parking Family-Friendly Signature Drinks Vegetarian-Friendly

When you think sushi, think Gekko. A fixture in Midtown, Gekko Sushi and Lounge offers tremendous variety—50 to 60 different sushi rolls showcasing the fresh fish and delicious talent of the sushi-rolling masters at the bar. Two dozen nigiri complement the sushi offerings, alongside chirasi bowls (sushi over rice), bento boxes for the adventurous, and of course, classic tempura and teriyaki dishes. Lunch at Gekko is a particularly drool-worthy deal, as you can get a Kitchen Bento Box (featuring everything from Chicken Teriyaki to Shrimp Tempura) for no more than $12. With an elegant interior, refined presentation, and a smile-studded crowd, you’ll find that Gekko is Atlanta’s go-to for Japanese cuisine in the heart of Midtown.

sample menu selections classic rolls and hand rolls:: 6-8 pieces

Alibaba 7.95

Escolar, crab, cream cheese, and avocado roll; fried and served with white sauce and eel sauce

Boston Roll 6.50

Steamed shrimp, letuce, mayo, cuke, and roe

Drunken Tiger 6.95

Tuna roll, fried and served with special seafood sauce

Philadelphia 6.95

Salmon, cream cheese, and scallions

vegetables, and white rice

Chicken Teriyaki 15

Grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce

Beef Teriyaki 18

Grilled beef with teriyaki sauce

Salmon Teriyaki 18

Grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce

Shrimp Teriyaki 18

Grilled shrimp with teriyaki sauce

Shrimp Tempura 18

specialty rolls::

Deep-fried shrimp (6 pcs) and vegetables (3 pcs)

6-8 pieces

Deep-fried shrimp (3), scallop (2), salmon (2), crab (2), and vegetables(3); not served with steamed vegetables

Dancing Eel Roll 10.95

California roll with cucumber, wrapped with eel

Gekko Roll 11.95

Spicy crab salad, tempura crunch, and steamed shrimp; served Osaka-style with eel sauce

Rainbow Roll 11.95

Salmon, tuna, yellowtail, crabmeat, avocado, and cucumber

Volcano Roll 12.95

California roll with spicy crab and scallop 50

dinner from the kitchen:: dinner from the sushi bar:: served with miso soup, house salad, steamed

Seafood Tempura 18 Chicken Katsu 16

Deep-fried chicken coated in breadcrumbs

Tonkatsu 16

Deep-fried pork coated in breadcrumbs

served with miso soup and salad

Chirachi 18

Assorted fresh fish over sushi rice

Una Don 18

Broiled eel over rice

Sushi Regular 17.95

A California roll and 7 pieces of sushi

Sushi Deluxe 20.95

A Spicy Tuna roll and 9 pieces of sushi

Sashimi Regular 21.95 16 pieces of sashimi

Sashimi Deluxe 24.95 20 pieces of sashimi

Sushi and Sashimi Dinner 26.95

5 pieces of sushi, 9 pieces of sashimi, and a Spicy Tuna roll

Gekko Boat 99.95

Chef’s choice of 16 pieces of sushi, 25 pieces of sashimi, and 3 rolls (Rainbow, Dragon, and Spicy Tuna)



132 10th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309

The creation of veteran restaurateur Maureen Klamanson, Henry’s Tavern is an undeniable staple in Midtown. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the gorgeous patio— ripe for people-watching, sipping a fresh cocktail, and enjoying the good life. Inside, a chic black and wood interior plays host to romantic dinners, friendly get-togethers, and larger group gatherings. With a palpable welcome, is it any wonder Henry’s serves as a community gathering spot? When appetite hits, you can dive into anything from the supremely delicious and casual—like one of five different kinds of hot dogs—to salads, thoughtfully crafted sandwiches, burgers, and entrées. It’s hard to call out one or two popular dishes as they’ve all gained renown, but you can’t go wrong with the Patty Melt on Texas brioche or the fall-off-the-bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Dig in with a creative cocktail from the bar or a crisp glass of

PH: 404.537.4477 Monday-Thursday and Sunday 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday 11am-1am Bar Scene Daily Specials Full Bar Internet Outdoor Patio Dining Pet-Friendly Parking Lot Delivery Available

wine and celebrate the good life. If you’re lucky, you may even see Maureen chatting with guests. If you do, be sure to say hi!

sample menu selections starters::


Baby Baked Potatoes 6.95

served with parmesan fries

sandwiches and burgers::

Slaw Dog 5.95

served with parmesan fries

Corn Relish Dog 6.25

House-roasted turkey, bacon, Bibb lettuce, avocado, tomato, mustard, aïoli, and Chihuahua cheese

House pulled pork, bacon, scallions, queso, and sour cream

Cannellini Bean Dip 8.25

Garlic, lemon, olives, seasonal veggies, and grilled naan bread

Steamed Mussels 10.95

Coconut milk, lemongrass, shallots, white wine, and garlic baguette

Henry’s Parmesan French Fries 5.95

Garlic, herbs, Parmesan cheese, spicy ketchup, and garlic aïoli

tacos:: Short Rib Taco 4.95

Pickled onion, queso fresco, and cilantro

Spicy Fish Taco 3.95

Cumin and cilantro cabbage slaw, jalapeño mayo, and cilantro

Veggie Taco 3.75

Sautéed portobello mushrooms, black beans, sour cream, avocado, salsa verde, and crispy onions

Hebrew National, cumin, cilantro-cabbage slaw, and mustard Hebrew National, corn relish, jalapeños, red onion, aïoli, mustard, and spicy ketchup

Chili Dog 6.75

Hebrew National, housemade all-meat chili, chopped onion, and Tillamook cheddar cheese

Avocado Dog 6.75

Hebrew National, avocado, black beans, red onion, and sour cream

BLT Club 9.95

Pulled Pork Barbecue 9.95

Barbecue pork, house pickles, and Texas toast

Diner Burger 10.95

Double 4oz patty, Tillamook cheddar, grilled onions, slab bacon, aïoli, and a brioche bun


salads and soups::

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp 15.95

Thai Chicken Salad 9.75

Hangar Steak 23.95

Panang curry, peanuts, avocado, Bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and toasted coconut

Kale and Salmon 13.95

Seared salmon, Green Goddess dressing, avocado, cumbled feta, toatsed hazelnuts, and pickled onion

Spicy Chicken Soup 4.95

With tortilla strips and fresh avocado

Chili 6.95

With hanger steak, ground beef, cheddar cheese, and red onion

Local smoked Gouda grits and baguette

Garlic, herb, and Parmesan fries and red wine-shallot jus

Grilled Salmon 18.95

Lemon-caper sauce and sautéed seasonal vegetables

Barbecue Baby Back Ribs and Henry’s Fries 19.95

Fall-off-the-bone tender ribs with house barbecue sauce

Meatloaf 12.95

Mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and chives




303 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.577.4366 Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Sunday 5-10pm Bar: Open at 5pm Reservations Requested Full Bar Private Dining 10-160 Specially Priced Bar Bites Gift Certificates Happy Hour

Morton’s serves only the finest quality foods, featuring USDA Prime aged beef, fresh seafood, an award-winning wine list, and a selection of delicious appetizers and decadent desserts. Reward yourself after a long day with specially priced, delectable “Bar Bites” and chilled cocktails in the bar. For private dining needs, the Buckhead location welcomes groups of up to 80 guests for events on the secluded second floor. The downtown location welcomes over 300 guests in their newly renovated and expanded private dining rooms overlooking a beautiful atrium. A dedicated sales and marketing manager at each location will oversee every detail of your customized event, including state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment needs and special entertainment requests. Enjoy the comfortable and inviting atmosphere in the bar, in the booths, and in the private dining rooms. Business or pleasure, high-energy or laid-back, Morton’s is the ultimate venue for corporate functions, social celebrations ... or just a well-deserved night out.

Award of Excellence—Wine Spectator 10 BEST of Everything #1 Steakhouse—National Geographic Passport

sample menu selections appetizers:: Ahi Tuna Tower Maine Lobster Cocktail

Signature Cut Prime New York Strip Center-Cut Prime Rib-Eye

Mustard-mayonnaise and cocktail sauces

Chicago Style Prime Bone-In Rib-Eye

Broiled Sea Scallops

Double-Cut Rib Lamb Chops

Wrapped in bacon; served with apricot chutney

Oysters Rockefeller Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Jumbo Shrimp Alexander Prime Ocean Platters

soup and salads:: Baked Five Onion Soup

Bone-In Veal Chop Cajun Rib-Eye Steak Five Peppercorn-Rubbed Prime Strip Steak

signature dishes, poultry, and seafood:: Chicken Christopher

Garlic beurre blanc sauce

Lobster Bisque

Grilled Chicken Bianco

Center-Cut Iceberg

Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillet

Chopped egg, tomato, bacon bits, and either Morton’s blue cheese dressing or Thousand Island dressing

Sliced Beefsteak Tomato

Purple onion, vinaigrette, or blue cheese

Chopped Spinach Salad

prime steak and chops:: Center-Cut Filet Mignon 52

Porterhouse Steak

Shrimp Scampi Capellini Beef Short Rib Bolognese Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Mustard-mayonnaise sauce

Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp Filet Diane

side dishes:: Steamed Jumbo Asparagus Sautéed Broccoli Florets Creamed Spinach Creamed Corn Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Sautéed Spinach and Button Mushrooms Jumbo Baked Potato Lyonnaise Potatoes “Twice Baked” Au Gratin Potatoes Parmesan and Truffle Matchstick Fries

desserts:: Key Lime Pie Double Chocolate Mousse Crème Brûlée Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake Morton’s Legendary Sundae



1100 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.475.2277 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm

Enchanting atmosphere, first-class service, and fresh seafood are all part of the magic at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, located in the heart of Midtown. An eatery straight from the sea, The Oceanaire Seafood Room brings guests a selection of the freshest

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Reservations Suggested

seafood Atlanta has to offer, which includes Wild King Salmon as well as countless seafood treasures from across the world. Diners can experience a raw bar filled with a range of oysters from creamy to fruity, prepared to the guest’s liking. Lobster, crabs, and clams are just the beginning of this extraordinary meal, including daily options like George’s Bank sea scallops, halibut, flounder, and snapper. Whether you are a fish lover or just a food lover, The Oceanaire Seafood Room has a little something for everyone.

sample menu selections Seared Carolina Red Trout “Louie”

oyster bar::

soups and salads::

Blue Point-Connecticut

New England Clam Chowder

Topped with jumbo lump crab cake meat and caper beurre blanc

Watch House-Virginia

Berry and Goat Cheese Salad

Seared Scottish Salmon

Bleu Cheese and Bibb Lettuce Salad

simply grilled or broiled::

East Beach Blonde-Rhode Island

cold appetizers::

Ice wine and raspberry vinaigrette, candied pecans, and goat cheese crouton

Roasted vegetable and goat cheese risotto with sage brown butter

Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail

Granny Smith apples, Maytag bleu cheese, and pecans

Spicy Tuna Poke

oceanaire classics::

Chilled Shellfish Platter

Crabmeat stuffing with creamy linguine

Hawaiian “Ahi” Tuna

Seafood Mixed Grill

steakhouse offerings::

With housemade cocktail sauce

Wonton crisps and wasabi emulsion A towering sampler of chilled shrimp, crab, lobster, and fresh oysters

hot appetizers:: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Creamy mustard mayonnaise

Oysters Rockefeller Shrimp and Grits

Jumbo shrimp with creamy white cheddar grits

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Grilled fish, shrimp, scallop, and baked stuffed shrimp; served with dirty rice and grilled asparagus

Fin and Shell Fish Stew

Mediterranean-style fish stew with Pernod and spicy garlic rouille

fresh fish specialties:: Pepper-Crusted Georges Bank Sea Scallops Sweet potato gnocchi, chai-spiced béchamel, cracked black pepper, and cilantro sprigs

Scottish Salmon Costa Rican Mahi Mahi Carolina Red Trout

10oz Center-Cut Filet Mignon 16oz New York Strip 20oz Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak Pan-Roasted Springer Chicken Chop Mushroom pan jus and sour cream mashed gold potatoes

*Menu items subject to change


Well-known and well-loved, Nancy’s Pizza offers truly tempting eats. Naturally, our claim to fame lies in Nancy’s one-of-a-kind stuffed pizza. Our stuffed pizza is more like a pie, made with two layers of crust, filled with delectable ingredients, and then topped with our special homemade sauce. Our dough—made in house daily—paired with our hand picked tomatoes straight from the vine, guarantees the freshest pie that Atlanta has to offer. Keep it simple with Nana’s Special made with freshly seasoned baby spinach, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese or try a pie stuffed to the brim like our A Lot’ A Meat with Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, and bacon. If less is more, opt for the thin crust variety, or try our Rustic Crust pizza, which is crispy yet fluffy, and is drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a blend of four cheeses. Guest can also choose from 27 of our freshest ingredients to build their own delicious pie. Of course, Nancy’s also offers a full menu of eats to supplement your stuffed goodness, such as baked-never fried-appetizers, fresh salads, handmade pasta, and even made to order signature sandwiches such as the Sorrento Sandwich made with roasted Italian beef, tomato, green pepper, sautéed onion, melted mozzarella cheese, and creamy garlic sauce served on on Italian bread. Come on down, and experience the best in stuffed pizza!


College Park/East Point


3360 Shelby Lane Suite 1030 East Point, GA 30344 PH: 678.515.4806 FAX: 678.515.8819

sample menu selections

appetizers:: Homemade Italian Breadsticks 3 for 3.29 6 for 4.99 Marinara sauce and romano cheese

Spinach Salad small 6.25 large bread bowl 9.99

Baby spinach, mushrooms, bacon, tomato, cucumber, red onion, mozzarella cheese and a house balsamic vinaigrette

Breaded Chicken Tenders 5.69 Mozzarella Sticks 5.49

Breaded and served with marinara sauce

Zucchini 4.99

Fresh cut zucchini double dipped in batter and served with marinara sauce

Meatball Trio 4.99

Served with marinara sauce

sandwiches:: The Godfather 7.99

Roasted Italian beef and mozzarella cheese on garlic bread

The Sorrento 8.29

Roasted Italian beef, tomato, green pepper, onion, mozarella cheese, and creamy garlic sauce on Italian bread

signature pizzas:: Nana’s Special

Freshly seasoned baby spinach, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese

Chicken Florentine

Chicken breast and freshly seasoned baby spinach

Vinnie’s Choice

Italian sausage, pepperoni, and roasted red peppers

Spicy Pepino

Pepperoni, hot giardiniera, and banana peppers

A Lot’ A Meat

Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, and bacon

Rocco’s Party

Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and sautéed onion

Chicken Club 8.29

Breaded chicken tenders, bacon, mozarrella cheese, lettuce, tomato and creamy garlic sauce on garlic bread

The Godmother 8.29

thin crust pizza:: Buffalo Chicken

Breaded chicken tenders, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese on garlic bread

Buffalo wing sauce topped with chicken breast, cheese, and celery; served with bleu cheese sauce on the side

Meatball Supreme 7.99

Northern Italian Veggie

With Marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on garlic bread

Roasted red peppers, fresh basil, roasted garlic, and black olives

Uncle Tony’s

salads:: Garbage Salad Small 6.49; Large Bread Bowl 9.99

Lettuce, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mozzarella cheese, black and green olives, mushrooms, green pepper, red onion, tomato, and cucumber

Italian sausage, pepperoni, green pepper, and sautéed onion

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken breast, mushrooms, green peppers, and sautéed onion

Greek Salad small 6.25 large bread bowl 9.99

Lettuce, tomato, kalamata olives, pepperoncini, red onion, feta cheese, and oregano



Midtown/Downtown :: Midtown

Scales 925 is the quintessential upscale Southern dining experience. Combining the comfort food classics the South is known for with a white tablecloth elegance, Scales 925 has elevated dining in Atlanta to extraordinary levels. On the menu, guests will find tried-and-true indulgences like the kitchen’s Gumbo with smoked chicken while other treats reinvent the familiar. The Fried Green Tomato Caprese, for example, brings together the South with the flavors of Italy, while Mesquite Lamb Chops do away with the classic French mint jelly accompaniment in favor of smoke. After dark, Scales converts its refined dining environs into a hub of world-class entertainment, courting topnotch comedians, DJs, and musicians for the best in local entertainment. And lest we forget, keep in mind that Scales has amazing views courtesy of an indoor/outdoor rooftop—the perfect spot to celebrate spring, summer, or any night when the weather is warm enough and a cocktail beckons. From gourmet comforts to the energy of a buzzing social scene, Scales is undoubtedly the hub of Atlanta leisure living.




30 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard NW\ Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.584.0359 Open Daily Lunch: 11:30pm-3pm Dinner: 5-10pm (Fridays until Midnight)

sample menu selections

soups and salads:: Gumbo 10

Gumbo soup with smoked chicken, okra, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and a blend of Creole spices

Soup Of The Day market price

Chef’s selection of fresh daily ingredients

Kale Salad 12

Kale, craisins, strawberries, and candied pecans with secret sauce dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad 12

Spinach, strawberries, candied pecans, cucumbers, and balsamic vinaigrette

main scales:: Chef’s Beef Short Ribs 26

Braised beef short ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, and collard greens

Georgia Peach Glazed Salmon 21

Grilled salmon, black-eyed peas, collard greens, and fresh Georgia peach glaze

Blackned Flounder with Shrimp Creole Sauce 26

Blackened flounder and Creole sauce served with steamed long grain rice

OG Chuck Burger 14

USDA Prime ground beef, turkey bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and sweet potato fries

Barbecue Spare Ribs 26

Grilled Southern-style barbecue ribs, macaroni and cheese, and honey-glazed cornbread

desserts:: Shareable Cast Iron Peach Cobbler 8.50

Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake 8

Caramel cheesecake and creamy caramel mousse, all topped with salted caramel

Sweet Potato Pie 8

Old fashioned sliced sweet potato pie with Bailey’s Irish Cream infusion

Late-Night Tapas Menu: 10pm-Closed Daily Specials Full Bar Bar Scene Large Parties Rooftop Patio

small scales:: Salmon Croquette Cake Pops 16 With lemon-dill-caper icing

Buffalo Fried Oyster 16

Jumbo seasonal oyster, local farm fresh lettuces, tomatoes, onions, homemade rémoulade, and blue cheese crumbles

Southern Fried Catfish 13

Deep-fried catfish, coleslaw, and homemade rémoulade

925 Sliders 13

Choice or ground turkey or beef and cheese, topped with 925 sauce

chef’s selections:: Peachtree-Style Jumbo Fried Chicken Wings 17

With a sweet potato waffle and housemade syrup

Jerk Lamb Lollipops 28

Fried green tomatoes and organic peach marmalade sauce

Grandma’s Slow-Baked Cornish Hens 18 Stuffed with traditional Southern-style dressing and gravy

Fried Lobster Tail and Grits (TIP’s Favorite) 31 Served à la thermidor

Fresh Georgia peaches sautéed in butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a hint of nutmeg; topped with crispy oat crumble

Red Velvet Cake 9

Velvety rich moistcake that pays homage to its traditional Southern heritage




There is a distinctive art in knowing the difference between a hotel restaurant and a restaurant that happens to be in a hotel. It is a difference that Sear not only astutely understands, but perpetually celebrates with chic style and world-class culinary skill. Located in the exquisite Atlanta Marriot Marquis, Sear’s fire-inspired venue, replete in rich, vibrant reds and deep, sumptuous brown hues, will envelop you in an unmistakable atmosphere that is equal parts romance, intrigue, and coolness. Executive Chef Alexander Busch has expertly crafted a menu that is in perfect concert with this sleek ambience, as Sear offers an exceptional array of dazzling American inspired cuisine, running the gamete from succulent fish to amazing steaks. And because of Sear’s exciting exhibition kitchen, all of its patrons have the envious opportunity to witness the magic behind the cuisine on a nightly basis, either from a distance or up close at one of their two chef’s tables. Sear is also Atlanta’s premier spot to enjoy a lovely glass of wine, as they feature 140 different foreign and domestic labels contained in one of their five state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled wine vaults that stretch from floor to ceiling in spectacular fashion. Whether you enjoy delectable breakfast, a mouthwatering lunch, or a sumptuous dinner, a journey to Sear will be one that you will want to experience time and again, regardless of where you happen to be a guest or a resident of the city.




265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303 PH: 404.586.6134 Breakfast Daily: 6:30-11am Lunch Daily: 11:30am-2pm Dinner Nightly: 5:30-10pm

sample menu selections

starters, salads, and soup:: Savannah White Shrimp 10 With corn chowder

Kettle Soup of the Day 8 Lump Crab Cake 17 Mustard tartar sauce

Iced Shrimp Cocktail 16

Atomic horseradish cocktail sauce

Grilled Flatbread 14

Smoked salmon, caper-dill aïoli, fresh onion, and cucumber salad

Georgia Baby Wedge 13

Clemson blue cheese, blanched onions, garlic confit, cherry tomatoes, honey-glazed bacon lardons, raspberry vinegar, and bleu cheese dressing

steaks and chops:: aged 21-28 days to reach the ultimate tenderness and flavor; all sear steaks are rubbed with a signature sea salt blend and char-crusted exactly the way you like it Signature 18oz steak from Harris Ranch; naturally raised black Angus beef

Filet Mignon 10oz 36; 8oz 32 Lamb Tenderloin 36 Lima bean mint purée

14oz New York Strip 32 20oz Cowboy Rib-Eye 32

sear pasta:: Lobster Ravioli 25

Sweet corn and sliced green apples

signature sides::

Low Country Barbecue Shrimp 22

Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes 8

Marquis House Smoked Baby Back Ribs full rack 26; half rack 18

Served with our signature barbecue sauce and sweet potato fries

Roasted Lemon Chicken 23

Mushroon potato pavé and broccolini

Chef’s Table Dining 140 Varieties of Wine Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Bone-In Kansas City Strip 37

main plates:: With Tasso ham over Turnpike Mills cheese grits

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-2pm

Sweet Potato Fries 8 Colossal Grilled Asparagus 8 Chef’s Market and Find 8 Food and Beverage Director Alexander Busch Alexander Busch has earned a great reputation creating perfect American cuisine at Sear, yet his culinary roots were initially honed in his hometown of Baden Baden, Germany. In 1991, after completing his apprenticeship diploma and earning a certificate of military services, Alexander took up residence west of the Atlantic, displaying his culinary skills in Miami, Puerto Rico, and New York City before settling in Atlanta in 1999. Today, as the Executive Chef of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, he oversees all four of the hotel’s restaurants, including Sear and High Velocity, a sports bar that specializes in finely crafted pub cuisine.


At Sun in My Belly, it’s all about the experience. From sips of tea to elegant dining fit for a special occasion, this is one treat you’ll not want to miss. Quintessentially European, the restaurant prides itself on being a place where friends and family can gather, business moguls can pour over emails, and romantic dates can be had in just the right ambience. A breezy open-air patio sets the stage for relaxed afternoons and evenings, while Supperclub menus entice with prix-fixe offerings ranging from cioppino to risotto. When the appetite surges, there’s little Sun in My Belly can’t satiate: breakfast is simple and elegant, Lite Bites feed the passing craving, sandwiches satisfy at the peak of the day, and Big Bites are fit to linger over at the close of day. Executive Chef Alison Lueker is in love with the art of food—and gives each dish visually astounding presentations. Nature-driven fare and the same keen eye for art extends into the catering side of Sun in My Belly, which feeds the celebrations and events of many Atlantans— whether the occasion calls for small bites or complete sit-down meals. Some might say Sun in My Belly has caused a culinary stir in Atlanta, making it an out-and-out phenomenon; others say it’s just an experience to be enjoyed, again and again, any time of day, any time of year. Isn’t it time you experienced it for yourself?




2161 College Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30317 PH: 404.370.1088 FAX: 404.370.0859 Brunch: Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm Sunday 9am-4pm

sample menu selections

brunch:: Alison’s Famous Pimento Cheese Omelette

Duck Confit Bruschetta

Cherry marmalade and caramelized leeks

Honey-glazed bacon served with hashed potatoes


Scrambled Egg Pressed Panini

Hermes Salad

Challah French Toast

Geisha Salad


Medici Salad

The Belly Benedict

big bites::

With Hook’s Cheddar and bacon on brioche; served with hashed potatoes Stuffed with honeyed ricotta and served with fresh seasonal fruit and maple syrup Pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, and scallion mayo; served with hashed potatoes Two poached eggs with chipotle hollandaise, sweet potato and honey bacon hash, garlic and spinach sauté, and a buttermilk biscuit

starters:: Antipasto Starter

Selection of cured meats, salami, zested artichoke hearts, rosemary-scented olives, imported and domestic cheeses, and mini baguette


Black olive tapenade, green olive oil, and green naan

lite bites:: Black Bean Dip

Yellow tomato and avocado salsa; served with lavosh crackers

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Stuffed with a puttanesca sauce of tomatoes and Kalamata olives and fresh goat cheese

Crispy Lump Crab Cakes

Served with a citrus aïoli and fresh arugula salad

Grilled Grit Cake

Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 6-10pm

Fresh arugula, fresh pears, blue cheese, and Champagne vinaigrette Baby spinach, slivered almonds, Mandarin oranges, fresh blueberries, pickled red onion, and ginger vinaigrette Baby spinach, fresh cantaloupe, prosciutto chips, Marcona almonds, shaved Parmesan, and Sherry vinaigrette

Sweet Tea-Brined Grilled Pork Chop

Diced cherry chutney, sweet potato and honey bacon hash, and mojo collard greens

Pepper-Seared Prime Rib

Served with housemade fries and Gorgonzola cream sauce

Miso-Glazed Grilled Salmon

Warm cilantro, shallot couscous, and sauté of fresh kale with sesame

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Truffled mushrooms, brown butter sauce, and organic rapini with red pepper butter

Fried Chicken

Served with mac ‘n’ cheese and mojo collard greens

Chef’s Daily Seasonal Vegetable Plate

sweets:: Chocolate Bomb

With drunken mocha glaze

Daily Crème Brûlée

Roasted mushrooms and Grand Cru Gruyère




200 14th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318

The Silver Skillet is a giant of the classic American diner genre. Famous for its

PH: 404.874.1388

authentic décor and friendly atmosphere, the Silver Skillet has been featured in too many movies,

Open Daily for Lunch and Breakfast

magazines, and television shows to list here. Skillet favorites like the Country Ham with red-eye gravy

Meats and Vegetables: Monday-Friday 11am

and corn beef hash; and Southern Breakfast with fried or grilled pork chops keep Atlantans coming

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Sides: Saturday and Sunday

it for breakfast. At lunchtime, select from many homemade entrées and vegetables. If you’re looking for

May Be Rented For Private Parties Southern Cooking at its Best Breakfast and Lunch Weekend Brunch Free Parking Takeout Available Family-Friendly Daily Specials

back for more. The homemade Lemon Icebox Pie is so good that regulars will find any excuse to have classics and an old-fashioned good time, head down to Silver Skillet—they’ve got just the right thing cooking up for you.

sample menu selections breakfast suggestions:: fruits, nuts, and cream:: Southern Breakfast

Two center-cut battered and fried or grilled pork chops, and two eggs; grits, white gravy, and toast or biscuits

Raisins or Pecans

Country Ham

Whipped Cream

Grilled Corned Beef Hash

Egg and Cheese

Grilled Hamburger Steak

Smoked Link Sausage

Half center slice and two eggs; grits, gravy, and toast or biscuits with red-eye gravy Two eggs; grits, gravy, and toast or biscuits Two eggs; grits, gravy, and toast or biscuits

two egg breakfast plates:: served with grits, gravy, and toast or biscuits

Lonely Eggs Smoked Link Sausage Grilled Chicken

syrupy things:: Skillet French Toast With powdered sugar

sandwiches:: Bacon or Sausage with Egg and Cheese Skillet Country Ham

omelettes:: Cheese Bacon, Sausage, or Ham Super Skillet

Onion, ham, green pepper, cheese, and tomato

Smoked Turkey

Onion, tomato, green pepper, cheese, and black olives

lunch suggestions::

Belgian Waffle

Baked Chicken Breast


Famous Skillet-Fried Chicken Breast

Weekends only


Banana or Fresh Strawberries

Lightly seasoned with onions, garlic, and paprika

Chicken Fried Steak

Smothered with brown gravy

Baked Meatloaf

A large portion of 100-percent ground beef baked and topped with a brown gravy or classic tomato sauce

Roast Beef and Dressing

Choice sliced roast beef over a mound of homemade dressing covered in brown gravy

salads:: Fried or Grilled Chicken Salad

Crisp tossed greens topped with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and black olives

Dutch Salad Cold Plates

Choice of chicken salad, tuna salad, or solid white chunk tuna


College Park

3807 Main Street Atlanta, GA 30337

From the much-loved creator of The Pecan comes Atlanta’s newest taste of authentic pit barbecue. Tony Morrow—whose upscale fare we’ve all come to love—now introduces cigars and barbecue to College Park. The space is a quirky-comfortable mix of cowhide-backed booths, rough-hewn walls, fun Southern art and ornaments, and dangling chandeliers. Then, there’s the food: Pit Boss DeVaughn Morrow (Tony’s son) handles the smoking and ‘cueing, featuring the likes of brown sugar-rubbed ribs, charcoal-grilled pork butts, and shredded meats that make for juicy, delectable, housemade barbecue-smothered sandwiches. What’s more, the full bar offers a well-rounded selection of

PH: 404.996.2973 Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday Noon-11pm Catering Available Family-Friendly Outdoor Patio Takeout Available Two Minutes from the Airport

fine Scotches and craft beers on tap. For those into stogies, grab a smoke and a sammy and linger on the patio for a meal and a few puffs with friends. It’s all about classic eats and a great time tuned to the beat of Southern hospitality. It seems that Tony Morrow has struck gold again.

sample menu selections sandwiches::


house spuds::

Chopped Chicken 5.50

six for 6; 12 for 10

Chopped Chicken 6

Pulled Pork 4.50

TM’s Lemon Pepper

Pulled Pork 6

Beef Brisket 9

TM’s Lemon Pepper Hot

Beef Brisket 6.50

Pork Rib 6

Tony Morrow’s Hot

Naked Spud 3

Fried Bologna 3.75

pit fries::

Loaded Spud 3.50


House Fries 3


Chopped Beef 9

Cheddar Fries 3.75

Brunswick Stew (4oz) 4.50

Chopped Chicken 10.50

Bougie Fries 5

Baked Beans 2.50

Pulled Pork 9

Pulled Pork Fries 7

Family Coleslaw 2

Beef Brisket 13

Chopped Chicken 7.50

Sweet Milk Cob Corn 2.50

Half Chicken 12.50

Chopped Beef 8.50

Collard Greens 2.50

Two Piece Chicken 9.50


Mac and Five Cheese 2.50

Three Piece Pork Rib 10 Beef Rib (The Big Bone) 17.75 Rick’s Lemon Pepper Ribs 11.50

buttermilk ranch and tangy italian dressings

Potato Salad 2

Chopped Chicken 7.50 Pulled Pork 6 Beef Brisket 8.50 Pit House Salad 3.75


Got Time?

In the craze of life, it’s important to make time to enjoy the good things—which is

what TimeRestaurant & Lounge is all about. Smiles and conversation are plentiful here, providing the perfect beginning to a delicious evening. On the menu, expect a culinary triptych—giving equal attention to American, African, andCaribbean cuisines. With this design, Time not only gives you the opportunity to indulge, but takes you on a journey. For instance, begin with a crisp plate of Parmesan Wings, then slide into a some Jerk Chicken Rolls, and finish with Goat Meat Stew. The dazzling dining room serves as the ideal setting for your culinary exploration,whatever it may be—and for engaging, laugh-filled conversation in good company. Aiming for something more adventurous? Order the house signatures—a specialty bar cocktail and the special dish of the night. Or relish a tried-and-true done exquisitely well by the masters in the kitchen. Just remember to take time to relax, enjoy,and make memories.




793 Juniper Street Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.474.9892 Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-Midnight Sunday 7pm-Midnight Closed Monday Entertainment

sample menu selections

small plates::


Wild Mushroom Empanada 9

Time Burger 14

Sun-dried tomato pesto

Butter Poached Crawfish 10 Pearl cous cous and sofrito

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes 10 Grain mustard crème fraîche

Cheese and Charcuterie Plate 12

Quince, marcona almonds, and grain Mustard

Pineapple-Shrimp Ceviche 7 Served with tortillas

Springer Mountain Farms Chicken and Sweet Potato Pecan Waffle 10 Maple syrup drizzle

soup and salad:: Goldie’s Gumbo 8

Crab, smoked rabbit, and andouille sausage

Yellow Tomatoes Gazpacho 7 Avocado and black pepper garnish

Pork Belly Ramen 9 Pho broth

Spicy mayo, caramelized onions, thyme, poached tomato, portabello mushroom, manchego cheese, and fries

Full Bar Large Parties Lounge Atmosphere Valet Parking VIP Features

Springer Mountain Yard Bird 20

Stock pot veggies, white cheddar, and hatch chile grits

Bacon-Pecan Stuffed Pork Chop 26 Yams and greens

Java Braised Short Ribs 22 Parsnip purée and pickled beets

Sautéed Blue Cobia 22

Rapini, Roma tomatoes, artichokes, and vermouth beurre blanc

Day Boat Scallops 26

Pinto ragu and curry cauliflower purée

sides:: Pancetta Collard Greens 6 Spicy Mushroom Skillet 6 White Cheddar Hatch Chili Grits 6 “Crack-a-Roni” Gratin

Asian Caesar Salad 9 Parmesan wontons

Granny Smith Salad 8

Jicama, endive, and lemon-cilantro vinaigrette



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78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille



770 McFarland Parkway Aplharetta, GA 30004

It may seem strange to have a spot named BB’s Bronx Bagels on the outskirts of Atlanta, but it truly has found a home in Alpharetta. BB’s launched in 2007 as the brainchild of Owners Anna and Eddie Siino. Natives of New York, they found their hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels were extremely popular—so popular, in fact, that they decided to launch their own business. With these delicious bagels as the centerpiece of the menu, the Siinos created sandwiches that pay homage to breakfast classics like the Taylor Ham and Egg, lunch standbys like the Grilled Chicken BLT, and burgers.

PH: 770.475.1818 Monday-Friday 6am-2pm Saturday and Sunday 7am-2pm Breakfast Daily Specials Family-Friendly Free Parking

There’s enough to feed any appetite, any time of day, and the menu even includes an impressive array of salads, kids’ treats, and desserts. BB’s is a no-fuss phenomenon that might just tempt you to move next door—it’s that good.

sample menu selections bagels:: plain, egg, sesame, blueberry, pumpernickel, poppy, everything, salt, onion, garlic, marble-rye, whole wheat, or hard roll

specialty bagels:: cheddar, cranberry, french toast, chocolate chip, energy, cinnamon raisin, flagel (any), and bialy (weekends only)

breakfast sandwiches:: served on white, wheat, rye, english muffin, roll, or any bagel; croissant add 1.50

Single Egg 2.99 Egg and Cheese 3.49 Bacon, Sausage, Ham, or Taylor Ham 5.59 Choice of one meat; with cheese 4.89

Egg and Bacon, Sausage, Ham, or Taylor Ham 6.29

Choice of one meat; with cheese 5.59

Turkey, Egg Whites, and Cheese on English Muffin 4.99 Uncle Herman (Breadless) 6.59

Two sausage patties, two tomato slices, two overmedium eggs, and two slices American cheese arranged in two stacks

grilled chicken sandwiches:: includes macaroni salad and pickle; deluxe includes french fries (add 2.50)

Grilled Chicken 5.99

With lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard on a hard roll

Chicken Roma 7.89

With roasted red peppers and provolone cheese on a garlic hard roll

Italian Chicken 7.49

With grilled red peppers, provolone cheese, onions, and mushrooms in garlic butter on grilled hard roll

Spicy Cali Chicken 7.49

With tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, and mayo on grilled garlic hard roll

burgers:: Bo Burger 8.99

With sautéed mushrooms, onions, melted provolone, and Worcestershire sauce

Bronx Bomber 9.99

With bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and barbecue sauce

Pattie Melt 8.49

With yellow American cheese and grilled onions on marble rye

wraps:: Anna Wrap 7.99

With grilled chicken, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and provolone cheese

Sante Fe Seasoned Grilled Chicken Wrap 7.49 With salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, and lettuce

Roast Beef or Turkey Club Wrap 8.99

Choice of roast beef or turkey with bacon, lettuce, and tomato

The Davis 3.99

One egg over-hard with sausage patty and American cheese on toasted English muffin




11500 Web Bridge Way, Suite 9 Alpharetta, GA 30005 PH: 770.754.5570 Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10pm Reservations Recommended Bar Scene Daily Specials Full Bar Free Parking Catering Live Music Outdoor Dining

With an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients, Bite Bistro and Bar offers an eclectic take on New American cuisine. Weaving together bold flavors of American cuisine— even dabbling in different flavor profiles including Asian, Latin, and East Coast fare—Bite Bistro and Bar features a variety of flavors that make up a unique yet familiar cuisine. Owner and chef Leif Johnson takes a spin on the classics such as The Pastrami Reuben-Yaki featuring housemade kimchee, and the The Double Burger—which is their version of the In and Out Double Double—made with ground short rib and brisket and topped with their special Russian sauce. And don’t miss out on the famed Lobster Roll made with tarragon, celery, chives, parsley, lemon, aïoli, and pickled onion served on a holeman and finch roll. Grab a bite out of Bite Bistro and Bar.

sample menu selections starters:: Mussels and Chorizo 13

Spanish chorizo, balsamic tomato, cilantro, shallot, garlic, and white wine; served with ciabatta

Hog Toes 8

Stuffed peppedew peppers, smoked pimento cheese, housemade bacon, panko breadcrumbs, and smoked bacon jam

Crab Cake Salad 18

Barbecue Chicken 12


Pesto, fresh mozzarella, spinach, glazed tomato, and pomegranate syrup Mole barbecue, roasted apples, caramelized onions, roasted poblano, smoked Gouda, house bacon, and cilantro


Crab Cake 14

Green Salad 7

Lobster Rolls 18

Beet Salad 9

6oz lump crabmeat, sunchoke purée, and heirloom tomato-corn relish Tarragon, chives, parsley, lime aïoli, pickled onion, Holeman and Finch roll, and jalapeño-corn slaw

Pork Belly 12

Braised pork belly, Brussels sprouts, sunchoke purée, apple-poblano chutney, and demi

flatbreads:: Fig and Prosciutto 11

Organic mixed greens, currants, toasted walnuts, Parmesan, and balsamic vinagrette Organic mixed greens, red and golden beets, chèvre, orange segments, spiced pecans, and Champagne-vanilla vinaigrette

Pear and Bleu 8

Organic spring mix, Asian pear, candied pecans, blue cheese, and honey-Dijon vinaigrette

Salmon Caesar 15

Mascarpone, fig, prosciutto, arugula, pickled onions, and balsamic syrup

Romaine, green leaf, skinless marinated tomatoes, Parmesan, fried croutons, and sweet onion Caesar dressing

Chorizo 11

Grilled Chicken 13

Smoked pimento cheese, peppadews, pickled onion, cilantro, and pomegranate syrup


Caprese 11

Organic spring mix, local peaches, candied pecans, blue cheese, and honey-Dijon vinaigrette

Organic mixed greens, black beans, corn, avocado, pickled onion, Cotija, and Meyer lemon vinaigrette

Smoked Chicken Shrimp and Grits 20

Stone ground grits, green egg, smoked Free Bird Farms chicken, red pepper pico, bacon, and cilantro

Rainbow Trout 21

North Carolina trout, wild rice pilaf, escarole, baby carrots, and Meyer lemon agrodolce

Bistro Tenderloin 24

Roasted wild mushroom, aged Sherry vinegar, cipollini onion, roasted garlic Yukon gold mash, and veal demi-glace

Atlantic Salmon 21

Grilled spaghetti squash, baby carrots, asparagus, and citrus beurre blanc

Chicken Chitarra 17

Spaghetti alla chitarra, house-smoked chicken, chipotle, roasted red pepper pico, spinach, glazed tomato, and Cotija

Grilled Pork Chop 26

White Marble Farms, collard greens, Asher blue cheese mash, Spanish chorizo, red wine demi, and apple-poblano chutney



Since 1989, George and Toni Ippolito have enjoyed great success bringing their Northeast feel and authentic family recipes to the Atlanta suburbs in Ippolito’s Italian restaurants. During these past 20-plus years, the next generation of Ippolito sons have grown up in the family business, joining their father in his passion for creating great Italian food and a welcoming place for families to gather. The Ippolito family is proud to introduce their latest venture, IPPS Pastaria & Bar, combining the best of old tradition with fresh new tastes and a welcoming atmosphere. Welcome to your neighborhood’s new favorite Italian restaurant. Buoni amici e ottimo cibo!

8496 Main Street Woodstock, GA 30188 PH: 770.517.7305 FAX: 770.516.6631 Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm Friday 11:30am-10pm Saturday Noon-10pm Sunday Noon-9pm Full Bar Outdoor Patio Dining Family-Friendly Free Parking

sample menu selections appetizers::


Bruschetta 6.95

Chicken Parm 9.95

Toasted, sliced IPPS rolls topped with diced tomatoes, red onions, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella

Pepe 8.95

Spicy Italian sausage wrapped in dough, brushed with honey, baked, and served on a bed of marinara sauce

Fried Ravioli 7.95

Deep-fried, filled with cheese, and served with marinara sauce for dipping

Italian Gorgonzola Chips 8.95

Homemade potato chips baked with Gorgonzola, fresh tomatoes, basil, and cherry peppers drizzled with ranch dressing

Breaded chicken breast, lightly fried and baked in tomato sauce and topped with Romano and mozzarella cheeses; served on a hoagie

Eggplant Parm 9.25

Breaded eggplant baked in tomato sauce and topped with Romano and mozzarella cheeses; served on a hoagie

The Italian 9.95

Ham, salami, capicola, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and IPPS Italian vinaigrette; served hot or cold on a hoagie

Tilapia Sandwich 9.95


Blackened or sautéed tilapia, lettuce, tomato, and a roasted red pepper aïoli sauce served on a toasted hoagie

House Salad small 3.95; large 7.95


Tossed greens topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, mozzarella cheese, and croutons with your choice of dressing

Italian Chopped Salad 12.95

Chopped greens tossed with ham, capicola, Genoa salami, Gorgonzola, black olives, tomatoes, and red onions in our signature house Italian dressing

Margherita Pizza small 9.95; medium 13.95; large 15.95

A light pizza with IPPS zesty red sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, diced tomato, and fresh basil

White Pizza small 9.95; medium 13.95; large 15.95

Pizza dough brushed with olive oil and garlic and topped with mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil

George’s Grilled Pizza small 9.95; medium 13.95; large 15.95

Italian sausage, tri-colored peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce

IPPS Stromboli 10.25

Mozzarella cheese and IPPS zesty pizza sauce

classics:: IPPS Spaghetti Dinner 11.95

Our homemade tomato sauce and one jumbo meatball served over spaghetti pasta

Lasagna 13.95

Layers of pasta, ricotta cheese, IPPS meat sauce with sausage, and zesty Italian spices; topped and baked with Romano and mozzarella cheeses

Seafood Cannelloni 15.95

Fresh pasta filled with a blend of ricotta cheese, shrimp, crab, and lobster baked in cardinale sauce and topped with Romano and mozzarella cheeses

Fettuccine Bolognese 11.95

A traditional Bolognese of ground beef with celery and onions in a white wine tomato sauce served over fettuccine pasta

Cellentani Cream Pesto 13.95

Cellentani pasta with grilled chicken and diced tomatoes in a creamy pesto sauce




4401 Shallowford Road Roswell, GA 30075 PH: 770.640.1100

1625 Ridenour Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 PH: 678.213.2460

4686 Atlanta Road Smyrna, AT 30080 PH: 404.319.8183

Keegan’s Irish Pub 1085 Buckhead Corssing, #140 Woodstock, GA 30189 PH: 770.627.4393

Monday-Thursday 11am-1am Friday and Saturday 11am-2am Sunday 11am-Midnight Family-Friendly Full Bar Outdoor Seating Free Parking Takeout

Keegan’s Public House is Atlanta’s new favorite Irish pub that makes anyone who walks through the door want to order a Guinness and do an Irish jig. What better combination for a bar is there than half Irish pub and half sports bar? This perfect blend offers an authentic Irish pub feel where you can watch all your favorite teams while grubbin’ on delicious bar fare. If you don’t mind a little noise, there is no better place in Kennesaw to get rowdy with some friends for a game or meet the friendly staff and some regulars who will remember you when you visit next. Keegan’s must-try dish is the Finnegan’s Fry with beer-battered haddock, served with lemon-caper tartar sauce and a side of coleslaw. What screams Irish pub food more than fish ‘n’ chips?

sample menu selections starters:: Irish Spring Rolls 7.95

Wontons stuffed with lean corned beef, cabbage, and Swiss cheese; served with a side of Thousand Island dressing

Keegan’s Potato Chips 4.95; 6.95

Covered with warm bleu cheese dressing and topped with bleu cheese crumbles

Harp Lager Cheese Dip 7.95

A blend of three cheeses made with Harp lager and a hint of fresh chipotle; served with tortilla chips

Made fresh daily; ask your server

Keegan’s House Salad 3.95; 5.95

Fresh-cut lettuce with cucumber, red onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and croutons; served with your choice of dressing

Spinach Salad 8.95

Baby spinach tossed with Granny Smith apples, bacon, candied walnuts, and bleu cheese crumbles in a rice wine vinaigrette dressing


Sundried Tomato Turkey Burger 8.95

Fresh ground turkey, sundried tomatoes, and onions; topped with pepper Jack cheese and served on a whole wheat bun

Open-Faced Pot Roast Sandwich 9.95

Slow-cooked and served open-faced with mashed potatoes and gravy

entrées:: Finnegan’s Fry 13.95

Fresh, beer-battered haddock served with a side of homemade lemon-caper tartar sauce and coleslaw

Fish and Chips Basket two pieces 8.95; three pieces 10.95

Shepherd’s Pie 11.95

Fresh-cut cod hand-dipped in a Guinness batter, fried to perfection and served with fries and slaw

Ground beef, peas, and corn simmered in a brown gravy; topped with mashed potatoes with a side of veggie medley

Spinach and Artichoke Dip 7.95

Bookmaker Sandwich 9.95

Bangers and Mash 12.95

Black and Tan Onion Rings 6.95

Pub Grilled Cheese 10.95

Pot Roast 11.95

lighter fare::

A blend of three cheeses melted to perfection between two slices of sourdough bread; served with a cup of tomato bisque

Mulligan Stew cup 3.95; bowl 5.95

Keegan Burger 8.95

Pub Chicken 12.95

Portobello Fries 7.95

Portobello mushroom wedges, hand-battered and fried to a golden brown; served with a creamy horseradish sauce Fresh artichokes and spinach in a creamy Parmesan sauce; served with fresh tortilla chips These are the real deal, made with Guinness stout

Classic Irish stew made with lamb and a hearty blend of vegetables


Soup of the Day cup 3.95; bowl 5.95

Shaved roast beef with grilled onions and provolone cheese on a toasted baguette; served with a side of au jus

A half-pound of fresh Angus sirloin on a kaiser roll with your choice of cheese; served with tomato, onion, and pickle

Traditional Irish sausages topped with grilled onions and mushrooms on a bed of mashed potatoes with brown gravy Homestyle favorite—tender beef slow-cooked with onions, carrots, and celery; served with mashed potatoes and gravy Fresh chicken breasts seasoned and pan-fried; served with mashed potatoes and green beans; drizzled with a lemon-caper beurre blanc



1453 Terrell MiII Road Marietta, GA 30067 PH: 770.952.1950

Kouzina Christos has been noted for having the best gyros in Atlanta, along with their amazing artisanal crust pizza. The Traditional Gyros are topped with fresh feta and loads of thickly sliced lamb on a bed of finely chopped lettuce with warm pita bread and tzatziki on the side. The foodie accolades do not end for this Marietta gem of over 30 years. Kouzina Christos brings to the community a compilation of expertly prepared Greek Mediterranean dishes built on the foundation of family traditions. Delicious grinders, calzones, salads, and seasonally inspired entrées of seafood, lamb, and pasta are orchestrated into a savory experience paired with fabulous craft beers and wines. Let’s not forget the finale of the meal—traditionally prepared, honey-licious flaky layers with walnuts

Open for Lunch and Dinner Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 10am-10pm Takeout Available Free Parking Patio Dining Available Family-Friendly Saturdays: Half-Price All Wine Bottles Seasonal Craft Beers Available Gluten-Free Pizza and Pasta Available

and cinnamon: Baklava. This fabulous dessert completes the experience every time along with piping hot coffee or herbal teas. There are plenty of hearty selections for an excellent dining experience at Kouzina Christos with occasional weekend entertainment.

sample menu selections mezethes::

gyros and falafel::

seasonal entrées::

Shrimp Saganaki



Extra large shrimp, rustica sauce, feta, and garlic bread


Spinach, feta, and scallions in flaky phyllo layers

Lamb Chops

Mountain oregano, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper with tzatziki

Rotisserie beef and lamb, tomato, feta, tzatziki dressing, and pita bread


Grilled chicken, tomato, feta, tzatziki dressing, and pita bread



Chickpea falafel, tomato, feta, tzatziki dressing, and pita bread

Greek Salad


Romaine, tomatoes, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, cucumber, Salonika peppers, dolmathes, and Kouzina Greek vinaigrette


Pepperoni, capicola, Genoa salami, Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, provolone cheese, tomatoes, and pepperoncini peppers

boar’s head premium meats, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and toasted sub roll

Vegetarian Cuban NY Style Pastrami


pasta entrées::

Spinach Calzone


Meat Lover’s


Spinach, Parmesan, cheddar, feta, and provolone Sausage, pepperoni, meatball, and four cheeses

Traditional beef, lamb, and pancetta Bolognese Kouzina lamb keftedes and John’s signature tomato sauce

Tempura mahi mahi and housemade chips


Cinnamon-braised lamb shank, truffled mashed potatoes, and sautéed kale

Greek Peasant Pasta

Roasted eggplant, tomato, artichoke, roasted garlic, spinach, and feta

pizza:: Johnny’s Pizza

Loaded with mushrooms, hamburger, pepperoni, sausage, fresh onion, and bell pepper

Greek Pizza

Black olives, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese

Christo’s White Pizza

Roasted garlic, artichoke, sun-roasted tomatoes, feta, and white cheddar cheese

Niko Pizza

Papou’s favorite with pastrami, onion, and white cheddar cheese




590 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, GA 30075 PH: 770.817.9345 Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-3pm

Where traditional Southern hospitality meets modern Southern fare.

Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm Sunday 5-9pm Closed Monday

What makes Mill Kitchen & Bar tick? Grandma’s fried chicken. A juicy peach in July. A dining experience

Brunch: Sunday 10am-3pm

you—choose from the elegant dining room, the cozy bar, or the expansive patio to begin. Mill also serves

Reservations Accepted Daily Specials Family-Friendly Full Bar Outdoor Patio Dining Free Parking

that churns out memories like fresh butter. The precise nature of the experience you have here is up to lunch, brunch, and dinner—we recommend trying all three. Of course, the fine wines and incredible house cocktails merit coming in just for a drink, too. From the Spiked Apple Cider, to the Tipsy Pig with Savannah 88 bourbon, sweet vermouth, bacon-brown sugar syrup, and bitters garnished with local candied bacon, choosing a beverage is no easy feat. For dinner, Executive Chef Ben Castro will bowl you over with his brilliant renditions of Southern classics. For example, he serves Shrimp and Grits with Tasso ham and blistered tomatoes; Country Fried Steak with an amber ale-peppercorn gravy; and Georgia Trout with herb-roasted hakurei turnips. All of the ingredients here—from surf and turf to cheese, to veggies—come from local farms in Georgia and North Carolina.

sample menu selections small plates:: Fried Pickle Chips 6

The mill’s horseradish sauce

Nashville Fired Chicken Sliders 12

Fried chicken breast, pickles, lettuce, King’s Hawaiian bread, and house hot sauce

Short Rib Poutine 11

Red Snapper 30

The Mill House 7

Sea Bass 34

Baby iceburg, chives, roasted cipollini onions, bacon, tomato, and house blue cheese dressing Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Gruyère cheese, brioche croutons, and house ranch

large plates::

Shredded braised short rib, house-cut fries, Gruyère cheese, barbecue sauce, and coleslaw

Out of the Garden 17

Pulled Pork Tacos 14

Southern Fried Chicken 21

Pimento cheese-stuffed flower tortillas, citrusbraised shredded pork, house salsa, lime crema, and cilantro

Crab Cake 15

Pan-seared “blue crab” crab cake, crab boil emulsion, roasted corn salsa, and charred spring onion aïoli

The Mill’s Sampler 26

Pimento cheese fritters, fried green tomatoes, black-eyed pea hummus, and deviled eggs

Chef selection of the best local and seasonal vegetables Two fried chicken breasts, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus topped with black pepper country gravy

Shrimp and Grits 21

GA coastal shrimp, Tasso ham, andouille sausage, tomatoes, and Vidalia onions served in a lowcountry sauce over Tim and Alice’s “Red Mule” Gouda grits

Mill Burger 16


8oz house ground prime Angus burger, pimento cheese, bacon marmalade, tomato, arugula, and fried onions; served on a local brioche bun

Beet and Watermelon 10

Diver Scallops 31

Golden beets, watermelon, goat cheese fritters, arugula, balsamic reduction, and basil oil


Wedge 7

U-10 pan-seared scallops, pea and spring onion risotto, braised pork belly, lobster and asparagus salad, and tarragon vinaigrette

Gulf Coast red snapper, blue crab crust, Cajun-style dirty rice, and Louisiana crawfish crème sauce Pan-seared Chilean sea bass, Louisana squash risotto, tomatoes, summer squash, baby zucchini, spring onion, cucumbers, and cilantro coulis

Crab Cakes 29

Pan-seared blue crab cakes, confit fingerling potatoes, Haywood’s andouille sausage, roasted corn salsa, crab boil emulsion, and charred spring onion aïoli

Baked Lobster Mac ’n’ Cheese 22

Fresh lobster, five cheese béchamel sauce, cheddar crust, and truffle oil

enhancements:: Sautéed Mushroons 5 Sautéed Vidalia Onions 5 Butter-Poached Lobster Tail 15 Seared Lump Crab Cake 15



8670 Main Street, Suite A Woodstock, GA 30188 PH: 770.627.3006 FAX: 770.726.9568

For a taste of real, quality seafood in Woodstock, dine out at Reel Seafood.

Daily 11:30am-11pm

Opened in Downtown Woodstock this May, Reel Seafood brings a fresh approach to seafood with its

Bar Scene Family-Friendly Full Bar Outdoor Patio Dining Private Dining Free Parking

casual ambience and dedication to quality. Decorated in a subtle nautical theme with whites, blues, and reds, the casual dining room is warm and welcoming, and the open-air patio is perfect for enjoying cool nights with views of Main Street. Owner/Chef David Silverman cooks everything to order, while his wife and partner Karen Silverman manages the front-of-the-house. Popular dishes include the savory Crab Cakes and Shrimp and Grits (with local Logan Turnpike grits), while fresh Oysters on the Half Shell make a perfect chilled appetizer or shareable snack. The full bar offers an array of wines by the bottle and glass, and the house cocktails are a smash (try the Reel Margarita with Cabo Wabo Reposado and Cointreau, or the SKYY Peach with vodka, Georgia peaches, orange juice, and Champagne). Reel offers a fresh take on seafood with a casual yet high-quality dining experience in Woodstock.

sample menu selections BLT 6

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops 22

Hearts of Romaine 7

Pan-Sautéed Flounder 18

Smoked Gouda and fontina

Caesar, aged Parmesan, chile-garlic croutons, and anchovies

Crab and Goat Cheese Fritters 10

Greek Salad 8

Logan Turnpike Shrimp ‘n’ Grits 16

starters:: Seafood Gumbo 4.50; 8 Crawfish, andouille, and rice

Shrimp and Lobster Fondue 13

Red pepper jelly

Steamed Mussels 11

Garlic lobster cream, leeks, basil, and baguette

Flash-Fried Calamari 8

Pickled jalapeños, aïoli, and marinara

Grilled Thai Shrimp 12

Hearts of Bibb, red onion, cabbage, rice powder, and mint

Tuna Tartare 12

Sesame, crushed peanuts, scallions, shallots, and cilantro

Half Shell East Coast Oysters 11; 20 Horseradish, mignonette, and cocktail sauce

salads:: Spinach and Arugula 7

Sundried cranberries, local goat cheese, Marcona almonds, and cider vinaigrette

Iceberg wedge, pecans, smoked bacon, grape tomatoes, and crumbled bleu cheese

Olives, cucumber, red onions, peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese, and oregano dressing

entrées:: Shrimp Tagliatelle 16

Roast corn, black beans, julienned peppers, chipotle cream, and aged Parmesan

Shrimp Po’boy 11

Shredded lettuce, tomato, and spicy rémoulade

Old Bay Fish Fry 14

Lobster corn succotash, poblanos, okra, and butter beans Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, thin green beans, and lemon-caper butter Andouille, spinach, and tomatoes

Lobster Boil 20

Red potatoes, corn, saffron lobster broth, vermouth, and red pepper rouille

tired of the sea:: Chargrilled Marinated Skirt Steak 20 Chipotle mashed with salsa verde

Ground Short Rib Brisket Burger 12

Blue cod, cabbage slaw fries, and jalapeño tartar

Cheddar, smoked bacon, and grilled onions on toasted brioche

Pan-Fried Trout 16

Au Poivre New York Strip 28

Soft polenta, grilled asparagus, and red pepper coulis

Pepper Seared Tuna 22

Steamed rice, young spinach, and hoisin-chile broth

Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and shallot-brandy cream

Tortilla Fried Chicken 10

Jerk Grilled Salmon 17

Ancho chile and chipotle mashed potatoes

Sweet Chile-Glazed Swordfish Steak 19

Garlic mashed and veal jus

Saffron rice and black bean-mango relish

Coffee-Crusted Rib-Eye 28

Ginger risotto, edamame, and shiitakes


You want the best from-scratch barbecue in Atlanta. You want it in a relaxed and cozy setting. Welcome to Smokejack BBQ. Since 2004, this Alpharetta restaurant has been winning awards for its barbecue, and captivating the hearts of local diners. In a 180-year-old historic building, Smokejack charms with time-tested techniques. Based on the owner’s “Barbecue tour” of the U.S., the menu spans traditions across the South, from Kansas City to Alabama. Start with an order of Fried Pickles served with spicy dipping sauce. If you like your “Q” served between bread, there are plenty of options from the ultra-traditional, Pulled Pork with Carolina barbecue sauce, to the new age “Tex Reubenstein” with brisket, Swiss, slaw, and 1000 Island. Smoked meats run the gamut from “Bama-style” chicken, to brisket, to burnt ends, and the kitchen smokes ribs twice daily. Having a party? Smokejack provides catering for all manner of occasions. Or, throw your party at Jack’s Attic, Smokejack’s upstairs private event space that can accommodate upwards of 80 with a full bar, flatscreens, and the world’s friendliest bartender.




29 South Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 PH: 770.410.7611 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 11am-9pm

sample menu selections

appetizers:: Fried Pickles 5.75

Served with spicy dipping sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes 5.75

Fried green tomatoes served with Creole mayo

Smokejack Queso Dip 5.75

Pork or Chicken Nachos 10

Fresh salsa, sour cream, smoked jalapeño, and lettuce

Hand-Breaded Onion Rings 5.75

Hand-breaded and served with ranch dressing

Triple Bypass Fries pork 8.95; brisket 10.95 Smoked pork or brisket, Kansas City sauce, queso, cheddar and Jack cheeses, bacon, sour cream, and scallions

salads:: Pit Master Salad 10.95

Chicken or pork, romaine, cheddar and Jack cheeses, wonton strips, tomatoes, cucumbers, Kansas City barbecue sauce, and ranch dressing


Pasilla barbecue sauce on Texas toast

Group Dining

“Cue” Bano 9.50

Outdoor Seating

Pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and mayo

The “Tex Reubenstein” 11.95 Brisket, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Thousand Island dressing

Triple “B” 12.95

Angus beef patty, smoked beef brisket, applewoodsmoked bacon, horseradish mayo, lettuce, and pasilla sauce

Hickory-Smoked Turkey Melt 11.95

Thick-cut turkey, fontina cheese, avocado, and scallion mayo on honey wheat bread

The Big Gunn 11.50

Buttermilk fried chicken breast, smoked provolone, Carolina country ham, roasted pepper mayo, lettuce, and tomato

from the smoker:: Pulled Pork Shoulder 12.75 Substitute pulled chicken

Romaine, bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese, egg, tomato, and ranch dressing

Smoked Roasted Chicken quarter 10.75; half 13.50

Field Greens Salad 5.95

Bama-Style Chicken quarter 10.75; half 13.50

soups:: Brunswich Stew cup 3.75; bowl 4.75 Chicken and Sausauge Gumbo cup 3.75; bowl 4.75



Chopped Beef Brisket Texas-Style 10.50

Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad 11.95

Cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and lemon-oregano vinaigrette


Bone-in chicken that’s been smoked, flash-fried, and smothered in white barbecue sauce

Mojo Smoke Combo 19.75

Choose three: pulled pork shoulder, smoked sausage, smoke roasted chicken, sliced beef brisket, burnt ends, smoked turkey breast, or smoked wings

The Jack 36.95

1/4lb pulled pork, 1/4lb burnt ends, 1/4 roasted chicken, 1/4 rack pork spare ribs, 1/4 rack baby back ribs, and choice of four sides

Pulled Pork 8.95

Carolina barbecue sauce

Smoked Pork Sausage 8.95

Pickled onions, jalapeños, and pasilla sauce on Texas toast


Village Tavern features a scratch kitchen, where artisan recipes are prepared to order with top quality ingredients. The restaurant’s talented chefs use aged, hand-cut certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, and all-natural poultry and ground chuck to create a sure-to-please menu with delicious choices for everyone. Their craft bar offers patrons skillfully prepared cocktails with a remarkable wine and craft beers selection. Village Tavern was voted #1 Best Happy Hour, Best All-Around Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best Casual Dining, Best Family Dining, Best Patio Dining, and Best Business Lunch in Appen Media Group’s 2015 “Best of the Best” Contest.




11555 Rainwater Drive Alpharetta, GA 30004 PH: 770.777.6490 FAX: 770.777.6492 Hours: Sunday and Monday 11am-9pm Tuesday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm

sample menu selections

appetizers and small plates::

New York Strip 14oz 29.95

Ahi Tuna Sashimi 12.95

8oz filet, asparagus, jumbo lump crabmeat, and béarnaise

Seasame seared, with wasabi, soy, and sesameginger sauce

Thai Chicken Nachos 9.50

Spicy chicken, Thai peanut sauce, sweet peppers, snow peas, cilantro, scallions, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses

Hot Crab Dip 10.95

Blackfin crab meat, toasted garlic bread

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs 9.95

Southern-style with our signaure tavern applewoodsmoked bacon

flatbreads:: Margherita 9.95

Fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh basil

Mushroom and Goat Cheese 12.95

Herb oil, San Marzano tomatoes, goat cheeses, and sautéed cremini mushrooms

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm Reservations Accepted

Stock Yards Certified Angus beef


Steak Oscar 29.95

Daily Specials

fish market:: Grilled Tilapia 17.95

Mango-avocado salsa, rice pilaf, and green beans

Hong Kong-Style Chilean Sea Bass 28.95

Family-Friendly Large Parties Notable Wine List Outdoor Patio Dining Weekend Brunch

Line-caught, steamed in sweet ginger-soy and sesame oil; served with wilted spinach and sticky rice

Grouper Hemingway market price

White wine, lemon, tomatoes, capers, and angel hair pasta

pasta and chicken:: Cajun Seafood Fettuccine 19.95

Sautéed jumbo shrimp and New Bedford jumbo sea scallops tossed in Cajun cream sauce with andouille sausage and green and red peppers

Blackened Chicken Alfredo 16.95

Fettuccine, broccoli, tomatoes, and Asiago sauce

entrée salads:: Thai Chicken 12.50

Mixed cabbages, cucumbers, edamame, fried wontons, and lime-cilantro dressing; drizzled with Thai peanut dressing

Asian Tuna 14.95

Fresh center cut ahi tuna, carrots, snow peas, edamame, and sesame-ginger dressing

Grilled Chicken Spinach 13.95; substitute grilled Atlantic salmon 15.95 Bacon, tomatoes, apples, cranberries, candied pecans, sliced egg, blue cheese, and poppyseed dressing with grilled chicken

steakhouse steaks and prime rib::

Shrimp Scampi 16.50

White wine butter sauce, oregano, parsley, tomatoes, garlic, and angel hair pasta

burgers and sandwiches:: Pimiento Cheese Bacon Burger 13.50

Irish Kerrygold Dubliner cheese with pimientos, caramelized onions, and sugared applewood-smoked bacon

Blackened Salmon Sandwich 12.25

Lettuce, tomato, onion, Creole aïoli, and sesame seed bun

Reuben turkey 10.95; corned beef 11.95

Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island, and rye bread

Tavern Burger 12.50

the “All Amercan” leaf lettuce, red onion, tomato, american cheese, and our “secret sauce”

Prime Rib with Au Jus 12oz 24.95; 16oz 27.95

house made desserts::

Filet Mignon 8oz 25.75; 10oz 28.95

Warm Butter Cake 7.50

Rib-Eye 14oz 26.75

Double-Decker Cheese Cake 7.75

Stock Yards Certified Angus beef Certified Angus beef

Stock Yards Certified Angus beef

Top Sirloin 10oz 22.50

Very Best Carrot Cake 7.25 St Barth’s Chocolate Torte 6.95

Executive Chef Mary Grace Viado Executive Chef Mary Grace Viado has worked at Village Tavern for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining the Village Tavern team, Viado fine-tuned her culinary skills by stage training at several top New York restaurants including: Restaurant Daniel, Aquavit, Le Cirque 2000, Aureole, Payard Patisserie and Bistro, Café des Artistes and Le Bernadin. Additional culinary experience includes working at several high-end hotels such as the Hotel Sainte Claire in San Jose and the Four Seasons in both New York City and Atlanta. A native of the Philippines, Viado graduated cum laude with a degree in hotel and restaurant administration from the University of the Philippines. She went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) where she was awarded numerous scholarships during her time, including the prestigious James Beard Foundation Scholarship as well as the Culinary Institute of America Service Award, Culinary Institute of America President’s Scholarship, Guest Services Endowed Scholarship, Katharine Angell Scholastic Achievement Award and International Student Scholarship.

Certified Angus beef




North Atlanta 12050 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005 PH: 770.772.4540 FAX: 770.772.4584 Monday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm Friday and Saturday 11am-Midnight Sunday 11am-10pm Reservations Accepted for Parties of Six or More Live Music and Entertainment Family-Friendly Catering and Takeout Available

Tarahumata has become one of Atlanta’s favorite places to go and celebrate anything from a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or business lunch to dinners, corporate meetings, drinks after work, or just nice gatherings with your friends or family. The restaurant is lauded for its architecture and style, carrying a distinct flair—bathed in the warm glow of low-hanging lamps over very distinct colonial furniture. At the same time, the space is casual, fun, and festive, The signature dish is the Molcajete Texano, made with grilled cactus (yes, cactus), grilled steak, grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, grilled onions, molcajete salsa, black beans, Mexican sausage, and fresh tortillas. It takes 10-20 minutes to prepare to perfection, but it’s completely worth the wait. While you’re waiting, try one of the signature drinks—the Organic Margarita, made with fresh lime juice and organic agave nectar; the Jose Margarita, made with premium tequila and a secret recipe; or just one 150 tequilas from the modern, fully loaded bar.

sample menu selections antojitos y tapas::



Tarahumata Tapas Sampler

Enchiladas en Mole Verde o Rojo

Pollo Relleno

Grilled Hanger Steak


del mar::

Molcajete de Arrachera


Hanger steak, fried calamari aïoli, lamb chops, mini tosatadas, and camarones enteros; serves two or more Roasted potatoes, sautéed onions, queso fresco, and chimichurri sauce

Queso Fundido

Mexican cheese melted, chorizo, poblano peppers, and flour tortillas


Fried calamari served with zucchini and red onions in a chipotle reduction

Lamb Chops

Mashed potatoes, chimichurri sauce, and balsamic vinaigrette

ensaladas:: Tarahumata Salad

Fresh romaine and homemade seasonal dressing; add steak, chicken, or shrimp

Smoked Salmon Salad

Hearts of romaine, onions, and tomatoes tossed in avocado sauce with spicy chipotle aïoli and crispy tortillas


Chicken enchilada basted in mole sauce; topped with Mexcian cheese, onions, and sour cream

Sizzling grilled marinated steak, grilled cactus, green onions, Mexican cheese, and tomatillo sauce; served with Mexican sausage, black beans, and your choice of corn or flour tortillas


Outside skirt steak topped with green onions and served with a cheese-stuffed poblano pepper, charro beans, rice, and flour or corn tortillas


Two skewers of your choice: seasoned skirt steak or chicken basted with tequila-chile ancho marinade; served on a bed of rice

Butterfly chicken breast filled with spinach, mushrooms, and Mexican cheese; covered with lemon sauce

With creamy lobster sauce, Mexican chorizo sausage, mashed potatoes, and spinach

Camarones del Delirio

Shrimp filled with smoked salmon, wrapped in bacon, and served with grilled pineapple and our special sauce

cerdo:: Cochinita Pibil

Slowly cooked pork in pibil sauce with red onion and habanero; served over a banana leaf with rice and beans

Chile Verde

Slowly cooked pork covered with green tomatillo sauce

Poblano de Carnitas

Fire-roasted poblano pepper filled with carnitas and served with charro beans

restaurant index by amenity


32 Agave Restaurant 34 Antico Pizza 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 76 Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 42 Bangkok Station 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 38 Black Bear Tavern 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 46 The Capital Grille 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 56 Scales 925 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern

BREAKFAST :: 67 44 62 76

BB’s Bronx Bagels BLT Steak Silver Skillet Restaurant Village Tavern


43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 71 Kouzina Christos 56 Scales 925 74 Smokejack BBQ 60 Sun in My Belly 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ

CIGARS :: 56

Scales 925


32 Agave Restaurant 44 BLT Steak 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille


32 Agave Restaurant 36 Atlantis 67 BB’s Bronx Bagels 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 76 Village Tavern

DELIVERY :: 51 74

Henry’s Midtown Tavern Smokejack BBQ

68 51 69 62 78

Bite Bistro & Bar Henry’s Midtown Tavern IPP’s Pastaria Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille


Scales 925



43 Bellwoods Social House 38 Black Bear Tavern 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 34 Antico Pizza 67 BB’s Bronx Bagels 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 49 EATS Atlanta 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 70 Keegan’s Public House 71 Kouzina Christos 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 58 Sear 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 74 Smokejack BBQ 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ 76 Village Tavern


BLT Steak Sear Tarahumata Mexican Grille


32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 36 Atlantis 42 Bangkok Station 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 46 The Capital Grille 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 70 Keegan’s Public House 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern



68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 50 Gekko Sushi 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 58 Sear 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 76 Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 36 Atlantis 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 74 Smokejack BBQ 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 44 BLT Steak 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 49 EATS Atlanta 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 71 Kouzina Christos 73 Reel Seafood 58 Sear 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 76 Village Tavern

KIDS’ MENU :: 32 67 69 74 78 76

Agave Restaurant BB’s Bronx Bagels IPP’s Pastaria Bar Smokejack BBQ Tarahumata Mexican Grille Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 44 BLT Steak 47 Crispina 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 73 Reel Seafood



restaurant index by amenity

56 Scales 925 58 Sear 74 Smokejack BBQ 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern

LATE-NIGHT DINING :: 36 43 68 38

Atlantis Bellwoods Social House Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern


33 Anis Café & Bistro 36 Atlantis 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 74 Smokejack BBQ 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille


32 Agave Restaurant 43 Bellwoods Social House 44 BLT Steak 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar

LOUNGE ATMOSPHERE :: 36 Atlantis 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


Tarahumata Mexican Grille Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 44 BLT Steak 56 Scales 925 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern


68 Bite Bistro & Bar 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille



32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 58 Sear 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 76 Village Tavern


32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 70 Keegan’s Public House 73 Reel Seafood 74 Smokejack BBQ 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ 76 Village Tavern


Bellwoods Social House Bite Bistro & Bar Scales 925


32 Agave Restaurant 33 Anis Café & Bistro 36 Atlantis 44 BLT Steak 46 The Capital Grille 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


43 Bellwoods Social House 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar





32 43 69 56

Agave Restaurant Bellwoods Social House IPP’s Pastaria Bar Scales 925

32 56

Agave Restaurant Scales 925


32 Agave Restaurant 44 BLT Steak 47 Crispina 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 56 Scales 925 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


32 Agave Restaurant 46 The Capital Grille 47 Crispina 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 73 Reel Seafood 56 Scales 925 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


32 Agave Restaurant 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 56 Scales 925 58 Sear 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


32 Agave Restaurant 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 56 Scales 925 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge 76 Village Tavern

32 44 69 76

Agave Restaurant BLT Steak IPP’s Pastaria Bar Village Tavern

67 BB’s Bronx Bagels 43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 47 Crispina 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 49 EATS Atlanta 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 70 Keegan’s Public House 71 Kouzina Christos 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 74 Smokejack BBQ 78 Tarahumata Mexican Grille 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 63 Tony Morrow’s BBQ


Agave Restaurant Bellwoods Social House

33 44 46 49 50 69 62 78

Anis Café & Bistro BLT Steak The Capital Grille EATS Atlanta Gekko Sushi IPP’s Pastaria Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille



36 Atlantis 56 Scales 925 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


36 Atlantis 43 Bellwoods Social House 44 BLT Steak 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 56 Scales 925 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 76 Village Tavern

restaurant index by cuisine/location


43 Bellwoods Social House 68 Bite Bistro & Bar 44 BLT Steak 48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 72 The Mill Kitchen & Bar 76 Village Tavern

AMERICAN GRILL :: 38 58 62 76

Black Bear Tavern Sear Silver Skillet Restaurant Village Tavern

74 63

Smokejack BBQ Tony Morrow’s BBQ


EATS Atlanta

33 67 38 44 51 72

Anis Café & Bistro BB’s Bronx Bagels Black Bear Tavern BLT Steak Henry’s Midtown Tavern The Mill Kitchen & Bar

33 44

Anis Café & Bistro BLT Steak


Agave Restaurant







48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge 71 Kouzina Christos

IRISH :: 70

Keegan’s Public House


34 Antico Pizza 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 47 Crispina 69 IPP’s Pastaria Bar 71 Kouzina Christos 54 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza



32 78

Agave Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille

34 69 71 54

Antico Pizza IPP’s Pastaria Bar Kouzina Christos Nancy’s Chicago Pizza




53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 73 Reel Seafood 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge


49 EATS Atlanta 56 Scales 925 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 74 Smokejack BBQ 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge

STEAKHOUSE :: 44 46 52

BLT Steak The Capital Grille Morton’s The Steakhouse


Gekko Sushi




BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar Smokejack BBQ Village Tavern


70 78 72

Keegan’s Public House Tarahumata Mexican Grille The Mill Kitchen & Bar

69 70 73

IPP’s Pastaria Bar Keegan’s Public House Reel Seafood


BUCKHEAD :: 33 36 42 38 46

Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Bangkok Station Black Bear Tavern The Capital Grille


Tony Morrow’s BBQ



Nancy’s Chicago Pizza


Sun in My Belly



44 BLT Steak 40 bqe restaurant and lounge 52 Morton’s The Steakhouse 58 Sear


Agave Restaurant



Kouzina Christos

Bangkok Station


48 The Downwind Restaurant & Lounge

64 Time Restaurant & Lounge





34 Antico Pizza 43 Bellwoods Social House 45 Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar 47 Crispina 49 EATS Atlanta 50 Gekko Sushi 51 Henry’s Midtown Tavern 53 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 56 Scales 925 62 Silver Skillet Restaurant 64 Time Restaurant & Lounge





KITCHEN From a COMMUNITY helping one family to SUPPORT for an entire industry


The most important ingredient in a restaurant’s recipe for success is its people. Chefs, bartenders, and servers alike each play a role in crafting memorable experiences centered around food. Sadly, however, these workers often don’t receive the compensation and support they desperately need. Low wages, meager benefits, and inconsistent tips leave many on the edge of a financial crisis. And if the worst happens, most cannot afford to take the hit. Sickness and injury can lead to weeks out of work, leaving few options to stay afloat. This is where The Giving Kitchen comes in. Founded in 2013, The Giving Kitchen provides financial support to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated crises. The nonprofit organization offers grants that assist with living expenses not covered by insurance, ranging from rent and utilities to even funeral expense reimbursement. The Giving Kitchen began when the Atlanta community rose up to support one of its own. In 2012, Chef Ryan Hidinger and his wife Jen embarked on their dream of opening a restaurant. Ryan, a veteran of Bacchanalia and Muss & Turner’s, had been hosting underground dinners with his wife since 2009, and had hoped to use the earnings to open his own restaurant named Staplehouse. But in December 2012, Ryan was diagnosed with late-stage gallbladder cancer and given six months to live. Everything came to a halt. As devastating as the news was, family and friends rooted in the restaurant community rose to the occasion. They planned a fundraising event, Team Hidi, which raised $275,000 to assist the couple with their medical bills. Overwhelmed by the amount of support, the couple had an epiphany: If the community could come together to help them in a crisis, what could it do for others? And so, together, they began The Giving Kitchen. The organization has grown beyond what the Hidingers could have ever imagined. To date, the charity has awarded over $750,000 in grant money to over 420 individuals and continues to impact the 31 counties in which they serve. Chris Pomar, a board member of The Giving Kitchen, isn’t surprised by its success at all. “Like most great ideas, The Giving Kitchen makes you wonder aloud, ‘How has no one ever thought of this before?’ It’s a 82

remarkably simple concept—to serve those who serve in restaurants and bars throughout our fine city.” Providing this level of support would be impossible without local Atlantans. The Giving Kitchen receives substantial funding from the community by way of partnerships with multiple restaurants and breweries, as well as donations from individuals and businesses. “The creation and growth of The Giving Kitchen embodies everything we value, specifically the sense of community,” states Bob Amick owner and founder of Concentrics Restaurants and an avid partner of The Giving Kitchen. “It has elevated and united the Atlanta food and beverage industry and we are honored to be a part of that.” Although Ryan passed in 2014, his legacy lives on. In addition to The Giving Kitchen, his wife Jen, with the help from her sister-in-law Kara and Chef Ryan Smith, Kara’s husband, continued his dream by opening Staplehouse in September 2015. The Americanthemed restaurant also supports the nonprofit; all of the restaurant’s profits after taxes go directly to The Giving Kitchen. The Giving Kitchen is always looking for volunteers ready to spread the word. From helping out at annual fundraising events such as Team Hidi—which brings together over 50 of Atlanta’s most celebrated restaurants and bars— to educating the restaurant community about their mission, volunteers are always needed. Thankfully, The Giving Kitchen is poised to impact Atlanta communities for some time, pressing forward with their purpose: to give back to those who give to us.

DiningOut Atlanta Summer/Fall 2016  
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