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With the season turning from fall and hurtling toward the holiday season, food is at the center of our lives. And let’s not forget football and tailgating! Whether you’re a Bulldogs fan or a Yellow Jackets fan, you’ll want to get your fill all through the season. (Watching the game away from home? The League Tavern, Sandtown Pub, and Black Bear Tavern have got you covered.) We kick off DiningOut Atlanta’s 24th issue with our own personal Top 40 of A-Town. From our best brunch offerings (and there are plenty) at spots like Big Sky Buckhead, REEL Seafood, and Sun In My Belly to the diverse ethnic offerings of eateries like Mulavi, Calle Latina, and Tabla, we have enough suggestions to keep you busy through the season. We’ve also included a section dedicated to those who love to cook and entertain at home, including tips on where to find the best in kitchen essentials and goodies to enjoy in your own backyard. Read up starting on page 14. Our cover feature this fall/winter is beloved seafood icon Wahoo! Grill in Decatur. From its humble inception, restaurateur Pam Ledbetter has been growing every step of the way, using her infectiously positive personality to garner communitywide enthusiasm for her project. Read all about it on page 10. As with every issue, our restaurant pages serve as your personal concierge to Atlanta. Whatever the season, they serve—collectively—as your hands-on guide on where to eat and drink both inside and outside the perimeter. We close out the issue with the inspiring story of Grace 1720, a beautiful space and inspiring contemporary American menu, all created with a leap of faith. Learn more on page 96. Finally, don’t overlook the 2018 Dining Passbook, available for pre-order this fall. This pocket guide offers two-for-one deals at more than 80 local restaurants, is now offering brunch deals, and makes the ideal holiday gift for the food lover in your life. To get yours, visit diningout.com/atlanta. With that, we encourage you to drink like there’s no tomorrow, Atlanta.

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COVER PHOTO Dan Carmody Studio 7 Photography studio7hub.com ON THE COVER Wahoo! Grill 1042 West College Avenue, Decatur, GA, 30030 404.373.3331 wahoogrilldecatur.com

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FEATURECONTENTS 10

ON TH E COV E R :

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WAHOO!

A restaurant and event center that’s an expression of joy

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40 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT ATLANTA (in no particular order) INCLUDING: Getting schooled at PS404 Classic Southern eats at Freight Kitchen & Tap

Time warp to the ‘60s at The Mercury

Chilling out at Cryo Club Opa! at Tavernka Plaka

Endless noodles at Ton Ton

10 Ton Ton

Taverna Plaka

Rapper’s delight at Escobar … and much more

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TEQUILA 101

A new take on the agave spirit

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THE GREAT RESTAURANTS OF ATLANTA

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By amenity, cuisine, and location

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A Leap of Faith: Grace 17:20

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RESTAURANT contents

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Escobar

Thrive

Le Fat

INSIDE THE PERIMETER :: 41 Amara 42 Antico Pizza 44 Atlantis 46 Anis Café & Bistro 47 Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar 48 Black Bear Tavern 50 BQE Restaurant and Lounge 49 Cafe Circa 52 City Winery Atlanta 53 Crispina 54 EATS Atlanta 55 Eclectic Bistro & Bar 56 Escobar Restaurant & Tapas 57 Le Fat 58 The League Tavern 60 Morton’s The Steakhouse 8

61 Mulavi 62 Nancy’s Chicago 64 No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café 65 The Oceanaire Seafood Room 66 One Rooster Mongolian Grill 67 Public School 404 68 Rock ‘N’ Taco 69 Sandtown Pub 70 Silver Skillet Restaurant 71 Sun In My Belly 72 Sear 74 Taverna Plaka 75 Thrive Atlanta 76 Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori 77 Zocalo 78 Varuni Napoli 80 Wahoo! Grill

OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER :: 83 BB’s Bronx Bagels 84 Bite Bistro & Bar 85 Chow Baby 86 Freight Kitchen & Tap 87 Grace 1720 88 IPP’S Pastaria Bar 89 Kouzina Christos 90 Reel Seafood 91 Secreto Kitchen and Bar 92 Smokejack BBQ 93 Tarhumata Mexican Grille 94 Zeal Restaurant


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Wahoo! A restaurant and event center that’s AN EXPRESSION OF JOY BY REB ECCA TREON

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W

hen Pam Ledbetter was a college student, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to be when she grew up, so she got a stop-gap restaurant job waiting tables. In time, she worked positions from the front to the back of the house, when one day she paused and realized that her day-to-day work was more than just a job—it was a vocation. “I love the diversity of this industry,” says Ledbetter in a lilting drawl. “It encompasses so many things.” And it’s true—a successful restaurateur must have a skill set that ranges from fixing minor plumbing issues to pairing wine with food and ensuring diners are having a great experience. Ledbetter was a sure bet. For years, friends, family, and guests had told

the intimidating level of risk, Ledbetter leveraged

and eventually became a part of renovating the

Ledbetter she should open her own place. She

everything she owned and called in favors from

space; Ledbetter even did the landscaping herself,

decided on a seafood and Southern concept,

family and friends, who surrounded her with

converting the patio into an oasis. Since she loves

noting that there was nothing like it in her

support. The result of all of that stirring energy?

the look and feel of rustic European restaurants,

Decatur neighborhood. Doing the legwork and

Wahoo! Grill.

she designed Wahoo! Grill as a continental café

was considered edgy at the time—to note traffic

Ledbetter’s sister, an architect, helped design the

and history. She repurposed hundreds of bricks

patterns and demographics to find just the right

concept, while her brother-in-law built the bar

from a turn-of-the-century building that was being

spot for her place. She soon settled on a spot

using 100-year old columns and floating shelves

demolished in Midtown to create pavers in the

where she could improve the neighborhood and

inspired by a trip to Barcelona. Everyone in her

atrium and patio, found trinkets and accents

restore a historic building and its garden. Despite

family was emotionally invested in the project

from antique and secondhand shops to dot the

research herself, she studied the area—which

of sorts—well-loved and bursting with energy

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A Toast to Talero

interior, and salvaged chandeliers from a church in the Fourth Ward to grace the ceilings. Even the restaurant’s name begets her design enthusiasm. “I’m a joy-filled person, and ‘wahoo’ is something I say a lot as an expression of that joy,” says Ledbetter. “I felt the restaurant should be a representation of who I am.”

Made exclusively from the coveted Blue Weber agave piñas grown in the hills of Los Altos de Jalisco, Talero organic tequila is an ultra-premium tequila with a smooth, soft, and velvety taste profile. Grown at an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea level, Talero’s organically grown agave plants are carefully cultivated for six to 12 years before being harvested at peak maturity. The agave heart is then slow-roasted in a traditional oven, releasing the sugars that lead to the perfect tequila. Talero also doesn’t use commercial yeast, pesticides, or artificial growth accelerants, giving the tequila a quality superior to other tequilas on the market. And with blanco, reposado, and añejo versions, Talero offers a transcendent tequila experience for any experience or palate.

It wasn’t long before Ledbetter discovered that Decatur loved supporting its small businesses, and that Wahoo! Grill became the sort of place where locals eagerly gathered. “I wanted to create a space that was inviting to everyone, where dinner was the main event; where people could relax and enjoy good food and good company.” Without question, Wahoo! Grill is all of that and more—the type of place to bring a first date, meet up with your best girlfriends over wine and cheese, grab a burger and a beer with your best bro, even get married. Why? Well, part of it is the charm of the space. Beyond the rustic chic of the main dining room, there’s an enclosed all-season atrium surrounded by windows that leads to an expansive patio and garden space so lush visitors refer to it as The Secret Garden or Garden Paradise. But the menu is equally as enticing. Conceived as an homage to Ledbetter’s Southern upbringing, but with an elevated style, Wahoo’s menu takes Southern classics and gives them an updated and healthier slant. “Growing up, everyone kept a garden and ate seasonally,” she relates. “It was just the way people did things. It just seems like the right way to eat.” In that vein, Wahoo’s current chef, Scot Davis, maintains a menu of classics that are available year-round (like the Southern Fried Chicken) but others change seasonally. For example, scallops are always on the menu but their presentation changes every few months.

“I WANTED TO CREATE A SPACE THAT WAS INVITING TO EVERYONE, WHERE DINNER WAS THE MAIN EVENT; WHERE PEOPLE COULD RELAX AND ENJOY GOOD FOOD AND GOOD COMPANY.” The bar program is just as fun and engaging as the food, and is cooperatively produced by the entire bar staff. Though the spirits list is made up of many local, interesting, and small-batch spirits and boutique wines, the pricing is on point and no one takes themselves too seriously. “I just wanna introduce people to good wine,” 12

Ledbetter laughs. “I want them to come back

sauces, pestos, balsamic vinegars, and balsamic

again and know that they got an interesting wine

jams; and cheeses from CalyRoad Creamery, a

at a fair price.” Ledbetter and her husband are

local creamery. The shop also carries humorous

fans of whiskey and bourbon, so the bar program

greeting cards by artist Erin Smith. Naturally, it’s

features a number of selections of that spirit,

the wines that are Ski’s expertise and passion,

too. Most recently, they’ve added Talero Organic

evinced in the rich global selection that fills the

Tequila to their bar lineup. Drinks that feature

shelves.

the new tequila include TNT, a mix of jalapeño-

On the event-planning side of the business,

infused Talero silver tequila, Cointreau, cranberry-

things have really picked up, too. With a vision

raspberry sauce, and lime juice; and Fire and Ice,

for complete orchestration from conception to

a mix of egg whites, Talero silver tequila, lime

execution and cleanup, Ledbetter is offering

juice, and rosemary-jalapeño syrup.

something truly unique in Decatur. Case in point:

In recent years, Ledbetter and her husband, Ski,

Wedding parties have their own set of suites

expanded Wahoo! Grill to include both a wine

where they can enjoy preparing for the day

and artisan goods shop and an events planning

without the hassle of transportation. Indeed,

program. Breathing new life into what was once

everything from the ceremony to the reception is

a tattoo parlor, the pair teamed up with a top-

handled onsite.

notch somm to open Wahoo! Wine & Provisions.

So what’s next? Mostly, some happy reflection.

The shop features hand-picked unique wines

With 13 years of business under her belt,

along boutique food products. Look for goods

Ledbetter can relish how far she’s come. And to

by Alta Cucina, a company fêted for their tomato

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ATLANTA In no particular order BY D E NI S E R O ME O


1 The art of food and beer at PS 404 With school starting soon, it’s time for an education in the art of food and beer at Public School On Tap’s new location, PS 404, in The Brady on Atlanta’s Westside. The chef-driven gastropub, serving a rotating selection of 16 craft beers (including eight local breweries) and elevated pub fare such as a Barbecue Bison Burger, Chorizo Mac and Cheese, and the must-try Bacon Cheddar Tots. PS 404 uses locally sourced ingredients for its eclectic, seasonal menu. Don’t miss PS 404’s “Recess” (aka Happy Hour) Monday through Friday for appetizer specials including Ahi Tuna Poké, Crispy Naked Wings, and Meatballs al Forno along with a life-size Jenga and giant Connect Four. The restaurant’s fun, casual atmosphere and playful take on all-day dining will make students of us all. PSONTAP.COM/ PS404

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Electric brunch at Big Sky Buckhead

Downtown vibe at Thrive

Looking for a more exciting Sunday brunch experience? BIG SKY

Just a quick stroll from the Sky View Ferris Wheel, Philips Arena, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium rests downtown Atlanta’s reigning gem—THRIVE, a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. Be sure to start your dining experience with the Crispy Calamari, a staple made with tamarind vinaigrette and sweet chile aïoli. For an entrée, try the fall-off-the-bone San Marzano-Braised New Zealand Lamb Shank—a beautifully tender and expertly seasoned main. When paired with their handcrafted bourbon cocktail, Bite The Bullet—made with small batch Bulleit rye, Pama liqueur, and house-Infused Thai chile syrup—you’ll be surely be back. THRIVEATL.COM

BUCKHEAD has you covered. The mimosas flow freely as Chef

Luis Damian whips up some delicious offerings, including his Fried Chicken Benedict with sautéed spinach and tomatoes topped with a perfectly poached egg and housemade hollandaise. The vibe becomes electric with DJs on the patio playing a mix of top 40 hits, tropical house, and disco/funk mixes. Is it any wonder Big Sky is such an enviable Buckhead brunch destination? BIGSKYBUCKHEAD.COM

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4 Welcome the new age of Indian dining in Atlanta at Amara Located in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, AMARA is a hip, new, clubby eatery that is setting trends. With bright neon lights and Bollywoodmeets-techno tunes, this hotspot is as much restaurant as it is an entertainment destination. The Indian-inspired menu includes many tempting options, such as Brussels Sprouts with black chickpeas and jalapeños served atop a sweet potato purée, or the chef-recommended PK-Style Chicken Breast stuffed with seared, herbed artichokes and olives in a red wine sauce. Meals are eaten in the sunken dining area with an open kitchen as revelers in the street-level bar look out over the space with Kheera Derbys (gin with cucumber, mint, lime and ginger ale) in hand. AMARAATLANTA.COM

5 Oceanaire’s Chicken Fried Lobster The OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM’S passion for all things crustacean runs the gamut from extra meaty Crab Cakes to Lobster Tails dipped in Champagne-tarragon butter. They even goes so far as to batter said lobster and fry it for a new, indulgent dish called Chicken Fried Lobster. That’s right. It’s an entire lobster tail, breaded and deep-fried, like the South’s favorite chicken fried steak. This is not your typical Texas State Fair concoction, but an elevated take on traditional fish and chips. The fried lobster is drizzled with truffle honey and served with cheesy grits and hot sauce to add a sincerely Southern flair. THEOCEANAIRE. COM/LOCATIONS/ATLANTA

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Energizing therapy at Cryo Club Atlanta As any chef or server can tell you, the food service industry is all about tough, physically demanding work. On their rare days off, chefs need to heal their tired bodies. Enter CRYO CLUB ATLANTA. With new facilities in Vinings, Cryo Club offers whole body cryotherapy (WBC) to increase anti-inflammatory properties and decrease soreness and swelling. WBC also improves sleep, boosts your immune system, and elevates energy levels. Whether you are a chef, athlete, or everyday Joe, everyone can benefit from the healing capabilities of whole body cryotherapy offered at Cryo Club.CRYOCLUBATL.COM 16


7 Genuine Indian dining at Tabla You have not truly eaten genuine Indian cuisine until you have dined at TABLA in Midtown. Owner Sandeep Kothary has taken Indian food to the next level with exotic flavors that entice any palate. Cases in point: Nizami Keema made with ground lamb cooked with cinnamon and cloves, and Tandoori Whole Fish—a roasted snapper finished in a creamy pasanda sauce with shrimp. An addition of handmade naan (available with garlic, chile, or plain) is a must. Enjoy dining in the comfortable, serene dining hall or sip a Chai Old Fashioned with bourbon, chai spices, and orange bitters in the chic, sultry lounge.

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Everyone loves tacos! At ROCK ‘N’ TACO, located in the heart of Buckhead, you can satisfy your Tex-Mex yearnings well past midnight. Inspired by the freshest ingredients— including organic fruits and vegetables—their extensive menu has something for every palate. Dine in the comfortable gourmet taqueria as rock and roll classics play quietly in the background, or see and be seen as you enjoy signature “Rocktails” on the SkyDeck overlooking the trendiest neighborhood in the city. ROCKNTACOATL.COM

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Off the “Chainz” Hot Chicken Slider at Escobar Restaurant and Tapas With the goal of giving back to his city, Atlanta Rapper 2 Chainz opened ESCOBAR RESTAURANT AND TAPAS in the heart of the Castleberry Hills neighborhood just minutes away from Philips Arena, the Georgia Dome, and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 3,000-square-foot space features chic design with unique chandeliers, murals, elegant lounging, and a gorgeous bar area. The menu features choice wine and Champagnes, innovative cocktails, craft beers, and, of course, tapas. The standout, however, is the Hot Chicken Slider with celery root rémoulade and Skinny’s secret sauce—spicy, creamy heaven on a bun. ESCOBARATLANTA.COM

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Atlanta’s most unique dining experience at Taverna Plaka

10 Mid-century culture at The Mercury Located in the bustling urban hotspot of Ponce City Market, THE MERCURY is a cocktail-focused, classic American eatery. Inspired by the culture and spirit of the 1960s, The Mercury promises well-crafted American cocktails and cuisine, inspired by the relaxed glamour of midcentury American culture. Chef Mike Blydenstein’s menu features a raw bar, chops, and steaks, of course, but is also a showcase of perfectly executed classic American entrées such as the Pinewood Cheeseburger made with a double-stack of Angus beef, classic American cheese, crispy bacon, lettuce, onion, and tomato slathered with rémoulade and served with hand-cut fries. Julian Goglia, meanwhile, has built a full-service bar program rooted in approachability and familiarity updated with modern technique, housemade ingredients, and premium spirits. Cheers to that! THEMERCURYATL.COM

12 Signature cocktails at Le Fat At Guy Wong’s LE FAT, you will experience a unique interpretation of classic Vietnamese cuisine marked by French and Chinese influences. Surrounded by restaurant décor designed to recapture the romance and joie de vivre of Southeast Asia from the 1920s, guests will encounter dishes inspired from Wong’s travels and recipes handed down from his family. Have a seat at the classy, retro bar and relish one of their signature cocktails— like the L’oiseau Bleu, Billet-Doux, or the crowd favorite, Unsung Hiro made with rye, ginger, buckwheat honey, lemon, and smoky Lapsang Souchang tea salt—before indulging in one of Atlanta’s best Steak Bánh Mì sandwiches. LEFATATL.COM 18

If you are looking for a truly unique dining experience, head straight to TAVERNA PLAKA, where dining always turns into a celebration. Friends become family at communal tables as servers throw napkins and break plates while shouting a festive Greek “Opa!” With a passion for fresh ingredients, the kitchen offers authentic Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean dishes made from scratch every day. The party really gets going at 10pm when an award-winning DJ spins hip Mediterranean music. Greek dancing ensues (of course) featuring exotic belly dancers while bartenders pour generous glasses of ouzo, along with other popular drinks and a vast selection of Greek beer and wine. TAVERNAPLAKAATLANTA.COM

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13 The Invincible Dan Dan Mazeman at Ton Ton Ramen is a national sensation and few do it better than TON TON RAMEN located in Ponce City Market. Sure, you can start with the crisp, sweet-and-sour Tebasaki Wings or the mild, tender little pillows of pork-stuffed Gyoza, but ramen is the main event. Voted Creative Loafing’s “100 Dishes to Eat in Atlanta Now!”, Invincible Dan Dan Mazeman’s ramen features chewy noodles with a creamy and gooey egg atop a shallow pool of Szechuan chile oil scattered with savory clusters of ground pork. Salty soybeans with a fresh crunch are tucked into the tangle along with cucumbers—perfect for counteracting all the spice. Like it even spicier? Add a chile paste bomb which might just set your hair on fire. Be sure to eat it quickly; for the best ramen experience, it must be eaten right away. TONTONRAMEN.COM

15 Lunchtime secrets at Tiny Bistro With an ever-changing menu of daily specials, TINY BISTRO is Atlanta’s perfect lunch spot. Located in West Midtown, they offer hot-off-the-press panini sandwiches made-to-order with fresh salads and freshly baked cookies weekdays from 11am-3pm. Suggested sandwiches are posted on the menu, but they will make your sandwich just the way you want it. And, if you call ahead, your lunch will be hot and waiting for you to enjoy. Hot soups join the menu as cooler autumn days unfold. Free parking is available there is ample outdoor seating (weather permitting). Tiny in size; big in flavor. F I G S A N D H O N E Y C AT E R I N G . C O M / T I N YBISTRO-2

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Happy hour with friends at Sandtown Pub Long day at work? Try SANDTOWN PUB for happy hour! This is a marvelous place to meet friends and enjoy some fantastic libations. On Mondays, enjoy $5 handcrafted drinks made with Old 4th Distillery spirits. Owner Frederika Jones doesn’t believe in charging people before they have a chance to experience Sandtown’s lively atmosphere and delicious dishes, so there is always free parking and never a cover charge. Looking for a place to eat brunch on the southwest side of the city? Sandtown Pub offers brunch Friday through Sunday and daily specials every other day of the week. SANDTOWNPUB.COM

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DiningOut Atlanta Dines In While we love our many dining options, we’re also very much engaged in the kitchen at home— whether we’re baking classic chocolate chip cookies or digging into a feast for a dozen guests. This issue, we spend some time celebrating the many shops, ingredients, and tools found in Atlanta that make our home cooking so enjoyable.

16 Perfect party treats from Figs and Honey Catering Celebrating a special occasion with family and friends can be difficult in a restaurant setting. You want the comforts of home with room to mix and mingle without the fuss of cooking for a crowd. Luckily, FIGS AND HONEY CATERING can customize a boutique dining-in experience to fit your individual needs. Whether it’s a corporate luncheon, an elaborate outdoor wedding, or a simple dinner at home with friends, their culinary creativity and down-to-earth style will help you design an event your guests will enjoy and remember long after the event. FIGSANDHONEYCATERING.COM

17 Pantry essentials from Oli + Ve Olive oil is a fundamental staple in every home cook’s arsenal. Most cooks use several different varieties for dipping, frying, or dressing salads. Thankfully, OLI + VE has a wide selection from Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Australia, Argentina, Chile, and California. Along with featured oils, they carry vinegars of varying types as well as gourmet food items like gluten-free pastas, olives imported from Spain, flavored salts, and spice blends. Gather your essential pantry items at Oli + Ve and you will be ready to plan a fabulous dinner party. OLIANDVE.COM

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Myriad flavors at BB’s Bagels A really good bagel is one of life’s true pleasures. BB’S BAGELS in Alpharetta has earned a reputation as serving some of Atlanta’s very best! Their hand-rolled, kettle-boiled bagels are baked fresh every morning and come in a variety of flavors including Garlic, Marble-Rye, Cheddar, Cranberry, French Toast, and Chocolate Chip. Whether you enjoy one of their breakfast meals in-house or are just there for the takeout, be sure to get extra bagels to take home. Bagels are not just for breakfast; they are among the most versatile breads in the world. Perfect for buns on burger night, mini pizzas for the kiddies, or sliced and toasted as bagel chips for dips and bruschetta, these treats are a pantry staple. BBSBAGELS.NET


19 Farm fresh produce prompted by Farm Star Living No homemade meal is complete without the all-important side dishes. Whether it’s a beautiful fresh salad, steamed non-GMO green beans, or a baked organic sweet potato, fresh produce is the key to a fully balanced meal. Did you know that when you purchase locally sourced, farm-fresh produce from the grocery store or local farmers’ market, you are supporting farmers? This is the goal of Atlantabased FARM STAR LIVING, founded by fourth-generation female farmer Mary Blackmon who has been featured in many national and local publications. It is the first lifestyle website that celebrates farms, fresh food, and the farmto-everything movement. With a focus on healthy living, Farm Star Living has food health information, profiles of farmers, a national farm, and activity finder, as well as a national farm-to-table restaurant directory. Farm Star Living strives to provide farmers with the respect and support they deserve by encouraging shoppers to lead a healthy, farm-focused, and fresh food lifestyle. Visit their website to find healthy recipes to achieve the perfect dining-in experience. FARMSTARLIVING.COM

20 Winner Winner Chicken Dinner from The Pig and The Pearl We’ve all had one of those flat-tire-in-the-pouring-rain kind of days when all you want to do is go home, crack open a beer, and watch some football, but the refrigerator is empty and you don’t want to cook anyway. Problem solved. Call THE PIG AND THE PEARL and order a Chicken Dinner to-go, then stop by on your way home to pick it up. You will get enough food to feed the entire family—or just yourself with leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Meals include a whole house-smoked chicken, cobb salad with buttermilk dressing, your choice of two sides (we recommend the Smoky Mac and Cheese and the Pork-Braised Collard Greens), and with freshly baked cornbread and honey butter. THEPIGANDTHEPEARL.COM

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21 Ideal dinner libations from Mac’s Beer & Wine and Talero Tequila Most diners would agree that meals are elevated by a nice glass of wine or well-made cocktail. Looking for the perfect rosé to pair with lobster? Whatever your adult beverage needs, the helpful staff at MAC’S BEER & WINE can help you find the perfect pairing for your dining-in occasion. Proud members of the Midtown community since 1987, Mac’s carries a vast selection of beer, wine, and spirits from local, national, and international brewers, winemakers, and distillers—including Talero tequila, a 100-percent organic tequila with a soft, palatable elegance perfect for taco night margaritas. MACSBEERANDWINE.COM

22 Restaurant-quality dinners at home with Mobile Meat and Seafood When you are cooking a meal for your family or friends, you want to serve restaurant-quality meats and seafood. With beef featured in some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, MOBILE MEAT AND SEAFOOD specializes in sourcing Angus steaks cut from the most tender, grain-fed, USDA aged Choice and Prime beef available anywhere. They also offer the highest quality veal, pork, lamb, chicken, and seafood. Whether you choose to cook with your own recipe or prefer the convenience of pre-prepared entrées, you can enjoy a superior home-cooked meal with these staples. Mobile Meat and Seafood has been serving clients in Atlanta for 25 years, so let them deliver cuts straight to your door along with appetizers and desserts to complete your fine dining-in experience. MOBILEMEATANDSEAFOOD.COM 24

23 Kitchen essentials at The Cook’s Warehouse There few things in life as enjoyable as a quiet evening at home enjoying a lovely meal with family or friends—listening to some jazz with the added harmony of vegetables sautéing in the background. However, it is hard to cook that meal without even the most basic kitchen equipment. Enter THE COOK’S WAREHOUSE, Atlanta’s premier gourmet store with everything you need to make your kitchen wishes come true—from grills, blenders, and slow-cookers to beautiful serving pieces, stemware, and cutlery. Need some confidence behind the stove? Cook’s Warehouse offers numerous cooking classes perfect for novices and expert cooks alike. A vast selection of cookbooks will also help step up your cooking game. If you can’t make it to one of their convenient Atlanta locations in Midtown, Decatur, and East Cobb, and Peachtree Station you can order online. COOKSWAREHOUSE.COM


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Nighttime alfresco dining at Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar

Bourbon, beer, and Southern fare at Freight Kitchen & Tap

Boasting the best deck in Atlanta, BASIL’S RESTAURANT & TAPAS BAR is nestled on a quiet back street in Buckhead. Basil’s is a casual, energetic, everyday restaurant that has been serving exceptional food for over 25 years. The menu is a showcase of eclectic flavors, seasonal ingredients, and a mashup of classic and contemporary techniques. But the kicker? The restaurant provides the freshest Mediterranean cuisine while dining under the stars. Snag the show-stopping Paella with sautéed fish, mussels, smoked chorizo, and rice cooked in a rich saffron broth as your main and relish the Big Dipper. Their mission is simple: Serve tapas, pasta, fresh seafood, and succulent meats priced affordably to keep patrons returning week after week. BASILS.NET

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If you have been yearning for fresh, local food with a Southern twist, look no further than FREIGHT KITCHEN & TAP in downtown Woodstock. The menu is more than something special; it is crafted with soul by an elite culinary team. From the Shrimp and Grits to the Chicken and Waffles, every dish is down-home Southern—crafted with a level of quality and care that is mirrored in the hospitality. But they’ll do you one better: An extensive bourbon and whiskey selection, coupled with local craft beers on tap, will keep your glass full. FREIGHTKITCHEN.COM


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Stepped-up brunch game at Atlantis Restaurant & Lounge

Build-your-own stir-fry at One Rooster

Atlanta is a well-known “brunch city” with many delicious choices for late morning repasts. If you are looking for an indulgent brunch spot with generous servings of seafood specials, look no further than ATLANTIS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE in Morningside. The house specialty is Fried Seafood Mac and Cheese with fried lobster and jumbo shrimp served atop decadent three-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese. Not in the mood for seafood? Try the Steak and Eggs—a large herbed Angus rib-eye grilled to perfection and served with eggs cooked your way alongside crispy home-style hash browns. The vegetarian omelettes topped with sautéed spinach, onions, and red green peppers are another crowd-pleaser. You will not leave hungry.

Imagine selecting your favorite fresh vegetables and hormone and antibiotic-free proteins and watching them be stir-fried right in front of your eyes with certified non-GMO oils. Amazing, right? That is exactly what you will get at ONE ROOSTER MONGOLIAN BAR, the new concept from Chef Guy Wong located on the Westside. One Rooster is Atlanta’s most versatile environment for the health-conscious diner with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, making it easy to feel good about what you are eating. Ready for a cheat day? They have some decadent indulgences too.

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Your bowl, your way at The Original Chow Baby

Genuine Latin cuisine at Calle Latina

Creating a your own made-to-order entrée is as easy as one-two-three at THE ORIGINAL CHOW BABY. Simply choose rice or noodles, add natural, organic, non-GMO, locally sourced vegetables and protein, and select a tasty sauce to bring it all together for an original stir-fry dinner that is uniquely yours. With gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan choices, every family member can eat a meal exactly the way they like it. Bowls can be dressed up with special add-ons like skewered shrimp or panko chicken. Adults can also take advantage of the full bar featuring superior sakes, beers, wines, martinis, and signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients. ORIGINALCHOWBABY.COM

An oft-overlooked spot among the cornucopia of dining options in downtown Decatur, CALLE LATINA brings the tastes of South America home to roost. With its small alfresco area and authentic Latin menu, you are sure to find a treat to satiate your taste buds. Latin chefs prepare warm empanadas, tortas, arepas, and tacos using recipes from their mothers and grandmothers. Generations of heart go into every item they make. To respect tradition, Calle Latina uses simple, seasonal ingredients from local farms to offer the freshest and most authentic dishes available. Be sure to try the housemade sangría to complement your meal. CALLELATINADECATUR.COM

31 Mulavi, your new Midtown go-to restaurant MULVAI, the newly opened restaurant

located at 915 West Peachtree Street, is focused on serving amazing Mediterranean-American cuisine in Midtown. With engaging and attentive servers, exceptional menu items, and live entertainment, Mulavi is sure to become your new go-to restaurant. Be sure to try the Mirza Ghasemi made with eggplant, diced tomato, garlic, and an over-medium egg served with pita bread, and Calamari Fritti made with a uniquely spiced batter and pomodoro. Didn’t save room for dessert? Don’t stress; take home a slice of their Raspberry Cheesecake for your midnight snack. MULAVI.COM

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32 The wild side of Wildleaf Everyone is looking for nutritious and affordable food options—fresh, seasonal, local, and organic offerings. If so, look no further than WILDLEAF in the heart of Buckhead’s Terminus 100 complex. Cofounders and Chef Randy Lewis and David Morse wanted to bring more healthy options to the community by offering a variety of different greens and lettuces, grain bowls, wraps, soups, and smoothies all made from scratch. Customers can build their own salads with fresh seasonal produce and high-quality proteins that are hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and ethically and sustainably raised. Not feeling creative? The menu includes Wildleaf Creations designed with the best flavor combinations in mind—like the Côte d’Azur with wild arugula, green beans, roasted new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, a hardboiled egg, and slices of radish dressed in a salty Kalamata olive vinaigrette. Even the dishes are “green,” made from either biodegradable or compostable materials.

STK Atlanta’s Oyster Happy Hour Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional, signature offerings, STK ATLANTA is taking happy hour to the next level. Every Thursday from 5-7pm, Midtown’s sexiest steak and seafood restaurant is hosting an Oyster Happy Hour featuring wallet-friendly, raw bar specials hand-picked by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio, including oysters and clams, shrimp, ceviche, and snow crab claws. Revelers will also enjoy music provided by a local DJ and savor drink specials including house favorites like the Cucumber Stiletto, Strawberry Cobbler, and Not Your Daddy’s Manhattan. TOGRP.COM/VENUE/STK-ATLANTA

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Classic fare at Truman Tavern Fusing a classic New York steakhouse with a casual tavern ambience, the owners of TRUMAN TAVERN want you to feel like family from the moment you walk through their doors. Truman offers traditional “pub grub” like the French Dip Sandwich piled with sliced roast beef, caramelized onions, and Gruyère on a toasted Cuban roll served with housemade au jus. But there are more creative dishes, too; the Truben, for example, is made with house-smoked brisket, kimchee, Gruyère, and Red Rooster Russian dressing sandwiched between slices of rustic sourdough. The tavern fusion fare will keep you coming back, but what seals the deal is excellent service, mouthwatering craft cocktails, and classic “warm the soul” dishes made from local ingredients. TRUMANTAVERN.COM 32


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Indulge in perfectly cooked filet mignon at Morton’s The Steakhouse Whether enjoying a romantic dinner in the dining room, small bites at the bar, or a business luncheon in a private dining room, MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE offers a truly dynamic fine dining experience. Widely regarded as the “Best Steak Anywhere,” Morton’s features a fine selection of contemporary and classic steakhouse favorites, from prime-aged, centercut Filet Mignon to Honey and Balsamic-Glazed Salmon, Colossal Crabmeat Cocktail, and of course, their legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. Pair your entrée with one of Morton’s many craft cocktails or a selection from their extensive wine list to complement your meal. MORTONS.COM/ATLANTA

35 The comforts of home at The Pinewood THE PINEWOOD is a neighborhood bar that serves extraordinary cocktails and reinterpreted regional fare in downtown Decatur. They equally appreciate the high-class and the home-spun, and believe a neighborhood hangout should be a bit of both. That’s why their menu features elegantly inventive dishes alongside old-school Southern comfort foods, all made from locally sourced ingredients. The bar is stocked with not only the topshelf spirits you’d expect, but also housemade syrups, tinctures, infusions, and sodas. Enjoy “Cocktails and Comedy” on the last Thursday of each month. With friendly and gracious service and a comfortable and refined atmosphere, The Pinewood will become your new home away from home. PINEWOODTR.COM

37 Epic Tailgates at The League Tavern Are you ready for some football? THE LEAGUE TAVERN certainly is! With an all-star line up of Super Bowl champs hosting each and every game and an epic catered tailgate that will rival any in the city, this football season will be explosive! The League Tavern will also hosts NFL fan clubs in their massive 14,000-square-foot event space, which includes four unique floors and is available for private events and parties. The club that shows the most support for their team will be dubbed the official sports team of League Tavern for the 2017 NFL season. What does that mean? It means all of that team’s games will be shown on the colossal 165-inch screen television. LEAGUETAVERN.COM

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Mamma Mia! Authentic Italian pizzas bubble at Varuni Napoli

Authentic pizza perfection happens daily at VARUNI NAPOLI, the celebrated pizzeria with locations in Morningside and a recently opened location in the Krog Street Market. Naples (the birthplace of the dish) is also the hometown of Chef/Owner Luca Varuni, who grew up working in local pizzerias before coming stateside to work alongside his uncles living in New York City and Philadelphia. When he met the love of his life, he headed south to Atlanta to open his own pizzeria—but not before taking time to explore the culinary secrets of Italy’s many pizzerias.

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Varuni's goal? To create the most authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza possible by understanding and perfecting every single step of the pizza-making process. On his travels, Varuni developed relationships with farmers and purveyors of the imported goods he uses in his pizza-making process to keep the flavors just as they are in Italy. The pizza dough, for example, is made simply using olive oil, “00” flour, water, yeast, and sea salt—like they do in Italy. The Garaguilo extra virgin olive oil they use comes from a small family farm in Sorrento; the family's olive trees line the gulf of Salerno and face Capri, the island of love. The bufala mozzarella, made from water buffalo milk, comes from a farm south of Naples, and is made without additives or preservatives. The very fine, low-gluten flour Varuni uses lends the wood-fired crust its fluffy quality, while the mother yeast for the dough gives the crust the same consistency and flavor every time. Varuni's simple yet intensely flavorful pizza sauce comes from the imported GustaRosso San Marzano tomatoes they use, grown in volcanic soil at the base of Mt. Vesuvius. The sea salt they use also happens to be used in the Vatican and consumed by the Pope. You can't get any more Italian than that. The pizzaioli (professional pizza makers) 36

ON HIS TRAVELS, VARUNI DEVELOPED RELATIONSHIPS WITH FARMERS AND PURVEYORS OF THE IMPORTED GOODS HE USES IN HIS PIZZAMAKING PROCESS TO KEEP THE FLAVORS JUST AS THEY ARE IN ITALY.

at Varuni Napoli pride themselves not just on making authentic-style pizzas, but on being true artisans. At the new Krog Street Market locale, the pizzas are a little smaller, made for eating either at the wraparound pizza bar (where diners can get a front row view of the pizza making action) or in the market's communal café area. On display in the kitchen is the oversized imported Stefano Ferraro wood-fired oven, where the pizzaioli manage some six to 10 pizzas all being cooked and finishing at different times. Though the menu at both restaurants relies on the tried-and-true red and white pizzas (like in house favorite Nonna Mia, topped in a thick homemade ragù, fresh bufala mozzarella, Pecorino-Romano, basil, and Nonna's meatballs), the latest addition to the menu is a Krog Street Market exclusive. The aptly named Krog Market Special is a fried half-moon calzone, filled with fior di latte mozzarella, bufala ricotta, roasted mushrooms, mixed pepperoni, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and Pecorino-Romano cheese. It’s enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Without question, Varuni Napoli is musttry destination, where the pursuit of pizza perfection goes beyond bubble and crust— it absorbs the entire culture of Italy. For more information on Varuni Napoli and for full menus, visit VARUNI.US.

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Classic coffee for two at Coffee at 200 Peachtree

Brunch-time beverages at Sun in My Belly

Located in the historic 200 Peachtree Building constructed in 1927—the original home for Davison’s Department Store— COFFEE AT 200 PEACHTREE is a little piece of Italy in the heart of downtown Atlanta. They are one of the few shops in the U.S. to proudly serve Lavazza Coffee, a 120-year-old Italian coffee brand created in 1895. They have recently added the French Press for Two to the menu—a personalized coffee experience—to supplement the shop’s tea, Italian cream soda, buttery croissants (prepared fresh and baked onsite daily), pastries, cookies, gelato, sandwiches, and wraps. The veggie wrap is the most popular with students and professionals who stop in for a quick sandwich and coffee at lunch. Need a place to hold your next meeting? Mention DiningOut Altanta and they will host you free of charge. COFFEEAT200PEACHTREE.COM

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When Chef Alison Lueker-Ritter—known for her artful flair, distinguished by intricate, nature-driven themes—partnered with operations guru Max LeBlanc, the haute cuisine catering company SUN IN MY BELLY NEIGHBORHOOD CAFÉ was born in Kirkwood. Lueker-Ritter was among the first chefs in the city to champion locally sourced, seasonal fare, which is still woven into the restaurant’s signature dishes. For example: the famous Pimento Cheese Omelette filled with honey-glazed bacon and hashed potatoes, not to mention the The Belly Benedict with sweet potato and honey-glazed bacon hash, garlic-spinach sauté, two poached eggs, and chipotle hollandaise. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in any of SIMB’s brunch-centric cocktails, too, like Bloody Marys, mimosas, and Poinsettias (cranberry juice and bubbles)— available all day, every day. SUNINMYBELLY.COM


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INSIDE THE PERIMETER ::

RESTAURANTS :: 41 Amara

56 Escobar Restaurant & Tapas

42 Antico Pizza

57 Le Fat

44 Atlantis

58 The League Tavern

46 Anis Café & Bistro

60 Morton’s The Steakhouse

47 Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar

61 Mulavi

48 Black Bear Tavern

62 Nancy’s Chicago

50 BQE Restaurant and Lounge

64 No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café

49 Cafe Circa

65 The Oceanaire Seafood Room

52 City Winery Atlanta

66 One Rooster Mongolian Grill

53 Crispina

67 Public School 404

54 EATS Atlanta

68 Rock ‘N’ Taco

55 Eclectic Bistro & Bar

69 Sandtown Pub 70 Silver Skillet Restaurant 71 Sun In My Belly 72 Sear 74 Taverna Plaka 75 Thrive Atlanta 76 Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori 77 Zocalo 78 Varuni Napoli 80 Wahoo! Grill


AMARA

Midtown

amaraatlanta.com

870 Inman Village Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30307 PH: 404.305.7405 Close Monday

Modern American dining meets the bold flavors of India at Amara. Brought to you by local Atlanta restaurateur Sandeep Kothary of Tabla, Inman Park’s pioneering Indian-American restaurant makes India’s flavors accessible to everyone, marrying modern dining with family tradition. Set in a bold and industrial space, diners enter through a vaulted entryway and continue to a sexy glass-backed bar overlooking the dining room, or take a seat near the open kitchen to be close to all the action. The patio is a great place to people watch while enjoying Amara’s modern take on Indian cuisine. Dine on Indian classics like Chicken Tikka Masala, or non-traditional dishes like the Spiced Rubbed Duck Breast, rubbed in garam masala and served with a sesame cinnamon sauce. Don’t miss their Indian-inspired craft cocktails to accompany your meal. Amara will arouse your palate and surprise your senses.

Lunch Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm-10pm Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11pm Sunday 5:30pm-10pm Daily Specials Family Friendly Full Bar Healthy Options Free Valet Parking Vegetarian-Friendly Weekend Brunch

sample menu selections snacks:: Chutney Tasting 5

A combination of daily breads and biscuits with chef’s specialty of three dips

Masala-Tossed Peanuts Goan-Style 6

Roasted peanuts with curry leaf zest, fresh cilantro, red onion, and chile crisps

Vegetarian Samosa or Samosa Chickpeas Chaat 2.50 each

Shaped crispy turnovers, made with seasoned potatoes and green peas, or chaat with chickpeas curry; served with chutney

Glazed Saffron and Vegetable Broth 8

Broccoli, French beans, and cauliflower florets in cumin barley broth with a touch of saffron, fresh cilantro, and garlic sauce

Amara Chef’s Salad 8

Asparagus, dates, mango, baby spinach, rocket leaf, herbed olives, and balsamic infusion with herbed garlic toast

Lamb Chops 16

Three marinated lamb chops with cardamom, nutmeg, and blend of Indian spices; tandoor-roasted

Tandori Scallops 16

Seared Marsala scallops, served with a lemon and herb infusion and a leafy house salad

Tandori Murgh Bharwan Kebab 15

Lamb Shank 23

Paneer Tikka Amir Khusro 13

Butter Chicken 22

Malai Brocooli Aur Arbi Ke Kebab 12

Chicken PK Style ”Chef Recommended” 24

Chicken scalloped and stuffed with cheese, fresh coriander, and cooked in a clay oven Baked cottage cheese layered with spicy cream, pomegranate, and tangy sweet-and-sour sauce Florets of broccoli and colocassia, marinated with a spice cream and served with salad

Served with a garlic chile-tomato sauce, a house salad, and wok-tossed vegetables The house specialty:—tandoori boneless chicken with a creamy tomato-fenugreek curry

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Seared herbed artichokes, olive-stuffed chicken breast with red wine, black pepper, and mushroom reduction, served with wok-tossed vegetables and a house salad

Mirichi Baingain Ka Salan 17

brunch::

Indian eggplant cooked in a tomato and coconut gravy tempererd with mustard, ginger, and curry leaves

Amritsari Channa Masala 16

Masala Omelette 11

Served with your choice of potatoes or grits

Chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, and dried pomegranate

Pulled Goat Benedict 12

Paneer Nargisi Kofta Curry 17

Inman Village Waffle 11

Kadhai Exotic Vegetables 17

Shrimp and Daliya 16

Cheese and vegetable dumplings stuffed with raisins, dipped in a creamy saffron-flavored curry Asparagus, broccoli, green peas, and sweet peppers tossed in whole red chiles, crushed coriander seeds, onions, and tomaotes

Tandori Salmon 23

Atlantic salmon steak, wok-tossed vegetables, and a leafy house salad with lemon

Served with your choice of potatoes or grits Served with chantilly cream, garam masala syrup, and mango compote Tandoori roasted shrimp, savory whole wheat grits, and a sunnyside up egg

Hanger Steak and Egg 18

Tandoori-roasted hangar steak, two eggs any style, and Amara A1

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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.

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ANTICO PIZZA

Midtown

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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::

Award-Winning

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.

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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?

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ATLANTIS

Buckhead

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

sample menu selections

appetizers:: Hummus 10

Flatbread, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh herbs

Atlantis Wings 10 PC 10

Hot, jerk, mild, lemon pepper, BBQ, sweet chili. Choice of ranch or blue cheese

Southwestern Eggrolls 8

Smoked chicken, black beans, corn, jalapeño jack cheese, red peppers, served w/ jalapeño ranch sauce

Honey Butter Muffins 8 Asparagus 7 Sautéed Cabbage 7

desserts:: Cheese Cake 10 Peach Cobbler 8

Catfish Strips 8

Brownie 8

Served with remoulade sauce

main course:: Lamb Chops 25

Marinated in rosemary & fresh herbs served over risotto, and choice of one side

Rib Eye Steak 28

Served with ice cream Served with ice cream

brunch:: Fried Lobster & Jumbo Shrimp Mac & Cheese 25

fried lobster & shrimp on top of 3 cheese macaroni and cheese

Fired grilled served over homemade garlic red mashed potatoes with choice of one side

Grilled Shrimp Chipotle w/ Grits 18

Waffles & Fried Chicken Breast 14

Southern Breakfast 26

Whipped cream sauce, Cinnamon sauce drizzle, powdered sugar & fried boneless chicken breast

Grilled Salmon 22

Served over rice pilaf topped with Imperial sauce, choice of one side

Fried Seafood Platter 24

Catfish strips, jumbo shrimp, calamari served with french fries

Fried Lobster & Jumbo Shrimp Mac & Cheese 25 Fried lobster & jumbo shrimp on top of 3 cheese macaroni & cheese

sides:: Mac n Cheese 7 Sautéed Garlic Spinach 7 Rice Pilaf 5 Sweet Potato Fries 5

Mondays special events only

Risotto 7

Calamari 11

Served with sweet chili sauce

Brunch: Saturday Noon-4pm Sunday Noon-8pm

Tiger marinated shrimp, creamy grits

Eggs your way, bacon, potatoes & your choice of pancakes or waffles

Chicken & Waffles 16

Fried chicken breast, golden waffles topped with sweet cream cheese sauce, cinnamon drizzle & powdered sugar

French Toast Creme Anglaise 15

French toast topped with sweet cream cheese sauce, cinnamon drizzle & powdered sugar

Salmon Crabcake Benedict 22

English muffin, poached eggs served with asparagus & house made hollandaise

Steak & eggs 22

Angus ribeye herbed grilled with eggs served your way W/ hash browns

Egg White Omelet 16

Topped with sautéed spinach, onions, red & green peppers

Open Face Omelet 16

Topped with sautéed spinach, onions, red & green peppers

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ANIS CAFÉ & BISTRO

Buckhead

anisbistro.com

2974 Grandview Avenue Atlanta, GA 30305 PH: 404.233.9889 Open Daily

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.

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

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

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:30pm Sunday 5:30-9pm

restaurant feels just like home. Set on a side street, it oozes a romantic, relaxed, and casual atmosphere

Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm Reservations Recommended Live Music Thursday and Friday Nights Patio Dining Valet Parking Gluten-Free Friendly

establishment that locals still love. Converted from a cottage home, this unpretentious Buckhead 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

sample menu selections appetizers::

entrées::

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

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

Salade de Roquette 8

Arugula, shaved Parmesan, artichokes, and fresh lemon

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

Truite Meunière 22

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


Buckhead

BASIL’S RESTAURANT & TAPAS BAR

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2985 Grandview Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30305

A Buckhead staple, Basil’s delivers a casual yet energetic culinary experience, coupled with unparalleled (and award-winning) outdoor dining. For over 25 years, this Atlanta mainstay has brought exceptional Mediterranean cuisine to locals and visitors alike. Inside the crisp, white-swathed dining room, laughter and conversation buzz around a procession of tapas, pasta, fresh seafood, and succulent meats. Lunch crowds are wont to enjoy simple fare with an emphasis on ingredients—showcased in dishes like the Prosciutto Sandwich with fresh basil and mozzarella—while dinner nibbles like the classic Flash-Fried Calamari sail into entrées that whisk guests away to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean (a sure-fire gateway meal is the Rack of Lamb with mint-citrus butter). When the sun is shining and appetites soar, nothing beats a lingering afternoon or evening

PH: 404.233.9755 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30-10pm Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:30pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-2:30pm Family-Friendly Full Bar Healthy Options Outdoor Patio Dining Free Parking

on the verdant patio, capped with sprawling umbrellas. It’s almost as if you’re docked above the azure expanses of the Amalfi Coast …

sample menu selections salads and small plates::

entrées::

Caprese Salad 10

Fusilli Calabresi Pasta 15

Greek Salad 6

Paella 22

Kale, Spinach, and Gorgonzola 6

Seared Norwegian Salmon 26

Mediterranean Mezza 12

Rack of Lamb 34

Kibbeh Rolls 8

Stuffed Chicken Breast 19

Steamed Mussels 12

Filet Mignon 38

Crab Fritters 10

Lamb Burger 18

With fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic vinaigrette With feta cheese, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, fresh mint, and lemon olive oil Walnuts and pomegranate vinaigrette

With hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, and tabbouleh With dried mint yogurt With herbed butter, white wine, tomato, and fresh basil With honey mustard aïoli

With cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil pesto With stuffed fish, mussels, smoked chorizo, and rice wih saffron broth Quinoa with tarragon-citrus vinaigrette With mint-citrus butter and potato purée With herbed goat cheese and mushroom gremolata With rosemary potatoes purée and basil curry sauce With spicy goat cheese and fig balsamic reduction

Ceviche Del Mar 12

flatbreads:: Shiitake and Cremini Mushrooms 8 Arugula, Manchego cheese, and truffle oil

Goat Cheese 8

With roasted garlic, pepper, and spinach

House-Smoked Slamon 10 Capers and spicy crème fraîche

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BLACK BEAR TAVERN

Buckhead

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1931 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.355.9089 Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30am Sunday Noon-12:30am Full Bar Free Parking Daily Specials Takeout Live Music

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.

sample menu selections appetizers::

specialties::

Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls 8.95

Filet Tips 12.95

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

sliders::

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

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

best burgers in town::

Shrimp Salad 9.95

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

Freshly made shrimp salad with lettuce and tomato

Pulled Pork Barbecue 8.95 Coleslaw and fried onion straws

soups and salads:: The Iceberg Wedge 6

Topped with tomato, onion, bacon, and bleu cheese crumbles

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Black Bear Philly 10.95

Grilled Bratwurst 8.95

With peppadew pepper relish and spicy mustard

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

Soup of the Day or Homemade Chili cup 4.95; bowl 6.95 www.diningout.com

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

Awesome Burger 11.95

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

belly busters:: Hamburger Horseshoe 11.95

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

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich 9.95

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

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


CAFE CIRCA

Downtown

cafecircaatl.com

A fixture in the historic old Fourth Ward Distict, Café Circa is a spot where American comforts are king. Welcoming guests of every background—as long as they have an appetite—Café Circa captures American flavor traditions with a touch of whimsy. Housed in a dynamic 1903 building, Café Circa honors its foundations with elegant environs and food that is richly inspired by American flavor. To wit, guests can enjoy a wealth of small bite options (comprising the bulk of the menu) like Gourmet Turkey Burgers, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Jerk Chicken Tacos with mango

464 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312 PH: 404.477.0008 Wednesday and Thursday 5-11pm Friday and Saturday 5pm-2:30am Sunday 3-11pm Rooftop Dining Catering Available Happy Hour Live Music

salsa, while innovative house cocktails and a robust wine list ensure every meal is complemented by the finest libations. Come for a drink, stay for a meal—however you indulge, you’ll be making memories for a lifetime.

sample menu selections starters:: Fried Calamari 10

Fried calamari and jalapeños with sweet chile sauce

Circa Wings 9

Lightly fried wingettes tossed in your choice of lemon pepper, mild Buffalo, or baked rosemary-garlic sauce; served with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing

Crab Cake 11

5oz Maryland style lump crab cake served over fennel coleslaw

Hummus Trio 12

Rosated garlic, sundreid tomato, and black beans with olive tapanade and toasted pita points; drizzled with extra vrigin olive oil

Spinach Artichoke Dip 8 Choice of tortilla or pita chips

Chicken Pita Club 12

Strawberry-Kale Salad 9

Tender kale greens tossed in strawberry vinaigrette with fresh strawberries, feta, and candied nuts

Jerk Chicken Tacos 13

Jerk chicken topped with pineapple salsa and lettuce with a side of plantains

Blackened Shrimp 13

Sautéed shrimp topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, diced tomatoes, and a sweet citrus drizzle

Jerk Chicken Eggrolls 13

Diced jerk chicken mixed with sautéed kale, mango chutney, and plantains

entrées:: Chipotle Shrimp and Grits 18

Jumbo gulf shrimp tossed in a Creole gravy with onions and bell peppers served atop chipotle grits

Grilled chicken breast topped with turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a creamy avocado mayo

Blackned Chicken 18

Vegetable Croquettes 9

Seared Atlantic Salmon 22

Beef Sliders 11

NY Strip 21

appetizers and salads::

Alfredo Primavera 23

Seasonal vegetables and potato, rolled in panko, with fire-roasted red pepper sauce Served on Hawaiian sweet rolls with pickles

Circa Caesar Salad 8

Two sautéed chicken breast served with your choice of two sides Wild-caught salmon pan-seared with a mango salsa garnish and your choice of two sides 8oz strip steak served with two sides of your chioce and cooked to desired doneness Alfredo pasta served with fresh veggies and your choice of salmon, shrimp, or chicken

Fresh romaine lettuce with shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons

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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.

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Downtown

BQE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE

bqelounge.com

262 Edgewood Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303 PH: 404.996.6159

sample menu selections

appetizers::

entrées::

Catfish Fingers 10

Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles 16

Southern fried catfish fingers with a Southern rémoulade sauce

Spicy Shrimp Cocktail 10

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

BQE Wings 10 wings 10; 15 wings 14

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 10

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 12

A 1/2lb of fresh turkey served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and turkey bacon with a succulent smoked barbecue sauce

BQE Spicy Chicken Breast 12

Spring mix, spicy honey mustard, and grilled chicken breast placed on a wheat bun

BQE BLT 9

Romaine lettuce, fried green tomato, blue cheese crumbles with blue cheese dressing, and turkey bacon; served on wheat bread

Caesar Salad 8

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 blackened to perfection and topped with a seafood sauce; served with your choice of two sides

Shrimp and Grits 18

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

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf 15

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

sides:: Collard Greens 6 Fried Okra 6

Honey Muffins 6

Sweet Potato Tots 6

Macaroni and Cheese 6 Homestyle Potato Chips 6 Cream Corn 6

Romaine hearts and grated Parmesan cheese; topped with seasoned croutons

BQE House Salad 8

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

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CITY WINERY ATLANTA

Midtown

citywinery.com/atlanta

Ponce City Market 650 North Avenue NE S 201 Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.946.3791 Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm Notable Wine List Large Parties Live Music Outdoor Patio Entertainment Valet Parking

More than just a hub of fine vintages, City Winery is a culinary tour of the world’s winemaking regions and Atlanta’s cultural hub. Located at Ponce City Market, this dining, drinking, and entertainment center is all about the experience of wine and food—and the culture that surrounds it. With a menu that’s globally influenced and wine-focused, as well as underscored by simplicity and quality, the kitchen delivers a veritable tour de force of culinary creations. Start with the Artisanal Cheese Tour, then dabble in a flatbread or two made with dough crafted from wine lees, then segue to Prince Edward Island Mussels, Maple Leaf Farms Cassoulet, and American-tinged features that call on flavors of winemaking regions. Naturally, the wine menu is curated to pair beautifully with the food, sailing from the mountains of northern Italy to the verdant vineyards of South America. And with about a dozen City Winery varietals on tap, it’s easy to get a taste of both New and Old World wines. But the experience doesn’t stop here, as City Winery affords guests a colorful array of performances from top actors, comedians, and musicians. With all of this in one chic and buzzing locale, where else would you go for a good time?

sample menu selections headliners::

flatbreads::

Duck Confit Tacos 14

Wild Mushroom 16

Slow-braised and hand-pulled duck, guacamalito salsa, jimaca-cabbage slaw, and fresh corn tortillas

Shrimp ’n’ Grits 24

Scampi-style, Cajun-spiced shrimp, smoked Gouda and tomato grits, and scallions

Buttermilk Fried Chicken 21

Baby arugula, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and truffle essence

Margherita

Fresh mozzarella, basil, fire-roasted tomatoes, and garlic

encores::

Crispy Joyce Farms chicken breast, broccolini, rosemary country gravy, and pimento mac ’n’ cheese

Flourless Chocolate Cake 8

Crispy Risotto Balls 13

Pumpkin Spiced Bread Pudding 8

Risotto croquetttes, onion, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and romesco marinara

Mediterranean Dip Trio 12

Red pepper hummus, baba ganoush, rustic artichoke and olive tapanade, and grilled pita bread

Prince Edward Island Mussels 14

City Winery Chardonnay, lemon-white wine butter, toasted baguette, and fresh herbs

Petite Creekstone Farms Filet 29

Mashed potatoes, broccolini, Tabasco onions, and natural jus

Maple Leaf Farms Cassoulet 24

White bean stew, confit duck leg, and housemade duck sausage

Macerated berries and Chambord whipped cream Crème anglaise and caramel sauce

Hot Apple Crisp à La Mode 10

Cinnamon spiced apples, sweet oat crumble, vanilla ice cream, and caramel drizzle

sides:: Truffle-Parmesan Steak Fries 7 Tuscan-Style Broccolini 7 Pimento Mac ’n’ Cheese 7 Mashed Potatoes 7 Rosemary country gravy

House Salad 7

Mixed field greens, cherry tomato, red onion, and balsamic vinaigrette

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CRISPINA

Vinings

Nobody does Neapolitan-style pizza like Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria.

crispinaatlanta.com

Ristorante & Pizzeria—the brick-lined walls, the rustic wooden tables, the constant smiles, the

3300 Cobb Parkway SE Suite 208 Atlanta, GA 30339

smell of fresh, housemade dough. Open for eight months, Crispina Ristorante & Pizzeria is simple

PH: 678.426.7149

while also capturing the essence of Old World pies. For example, the Regina Margherita keeps things

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

Atlanta has a lot of pizza options to choose from, but there’s something special about Crispina

refined with hand-crushed 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,

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4:30-10pm Friday and Saturday 4-11pm Sunday 4-10pm Daily Specials Family-Friendly Outdoor Patio Dining Free Parking

too, and delights with classics like Homemade Tiramisù, Panna Cotta, Ricotta Cheesecake, and Vanilla Honeysuckle Gelato.

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, pappardelle 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

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EATS ATLANTA

Midtown

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600 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.888.9149 Daily 11am-10pm Family-Friendly Healthy Options Free Parking Lot Takeout

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, Fettuccine Alfredo, and fresh vegetarian dishes. They also offer some amazing Chicken Lasagna and world-famous 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::

Combinations

all plates are served with garlic bread

Marinara 6

Three vegetable plate 5.75 Four vegetable plate 7 Meat and two plates 8.25 Meat and theree plates 9

Special

Meat, black beans, and rice

Meat

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

Veggies

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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 Chicken Chili and Cornbread 5 Homemade Brownie 1.50

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


ECLECTIC BISTRO & BAR

Midtown

eclecticbistroatlanta.com

1425 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.426.7728 Monday Closed Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-10pm Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:30pm

As its name illustrates, Eclectic Bistro & Bar is the place to come for top-notch service with globally inspired American contemporary fare. Sourcing nothing but the finest

Sunday Brunch: 11am-3:30pm Sunday Dinner: 5-9pm

ingredients, Chef Justin Caldarella’s menu is a taste of creative whimsy woven together with contemporary

Award-Winning Catering Delivery Family-Friendly Full Bar Locallly Sourced/Seasonal Outdoor Patio Parking Lot Weekend Brunch

fare. Eclectic is a quaint neighborhood gem that is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds with refreshing, cooked-to-order entrées, sweet and savory housemade sauces, and delightful side dishes. Chef Justin urges guests to try one of his house favorites, such as Crispy Chicken Schnitzel, Lobster-Mango Ceviche, or Balsamic-Glazed Flank Steak, among many others. If you get thirsty while dining, enjoy a pint of local craft beer or seasonal house-spun cocktails. Weekend brunch enthusiasts will also be thrilled to indulge in a happy helping of Eclectics original Benedicts, griddle classics, and egg-centric dishes. Located

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directly adjacent to Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Midtown, Eclectic Bistro & Bar is a refreshing destination for a truly unique culinary adventure.

sample menu selections starters::

entrées::

Smoked Salmon Crostini 13

Eclectic Mussels 13

Lobster-Mango Ceviche 13

Crispy Chicken Schnitzel 14

Brandy Seared Bacon Steak 12

Pork Tenderloin Medallions 17

Toasted pita, shaved red onion, fried capers, and lemon-dill crème fraîche Fresh mango, cucumber, red onion, tomato, crisp apple, and citrus served with housemade tortilla wedges Thick-cut Nueske’s slab bacon, baby arugula, Gorgonzola, truffle-citrus vinaigrette, crispy shallots, and balsamic glaze

Fire-Braised Buffalo Flautas 8

Fire-braised Buffalo chicken, corn, red onion, and cilantro crème fraîche

salads:: Spring Delight 6; 10

Organic greens, tart apples, red grapes, pecan wood-smoked bacon, curried cashews, Wild Fire honey vinagrette, and goat cheese

Baby Arugula 6; 9

Caramelized shallots, praline walnuts, crisp apple, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola, and lemon-shallot vinaigrette

Quinoa 9

Chopped romaine heart, sage-garlic croutons, house Caesar dressing, threecheese blend, and crispy shallots

Caramelized shallots, garlic, tomatoes, fresh thyme, and a toasted baguette Organic young chicken breast, capers, brown butter cream, white wine, citrus, and brown butter cream Truffle pesto mashed potatoes, smoked agliata, and sweet chile sauce

Balsamic-Glazed Flank Steak 21

Garlic sautéed spinach and herb roasted potatoes

Herbed Grilled Salmon 21

Mushroon-lemon risotto, roasted red pepper coulis, and herb-garlic aïoli

pasta:: Cajun Shrimp Pasta 16

Shrimp, Nueske’s smoked bacon, andouille, onion, and bell pepper

Butternut Squash Ravioli 14

Shallots, bell peppers, cremini mushrooms, tomato, herbes de Provence, and feta

gourmet sandwiches:: Bistro Burger 12

1/2lb certified Angus beef patty, thick-cut smoked slab bacon, provolone, Gorgonzola, crème fraîche, tomatoes, red onions, and romaine heart

Stacked Pork Sandwich 14

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ESCOBAR RESTAURANT & TAPAS

Castleberry

escobaratlanta.com

327 Peters Street SW Atlanta, GA 30313 PH: 404.914.7907 Monday-Friday Noon-1am Saturday and Sunday 11am-1am Daily Specials Full Bar Happy Hour Free Parking Signature Drinks

Escobar is a partnership between serial entrepreneur Snoop and rapper 2 Chainz, serving up small plates, swank, and all-night glitz. With blue-glitter walls, a mural of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s mug shot, a hookah lounge, and a gold Mercedes Benz DJ booth, Escobar’s unique design doesn’t get in the way of the food. Escobar serves lunch and dinner daily until 10pm, when the drinks and music start to flow, converting the restaurant into a club atmosphere. The seafood-forward menu, created by veteran chef to the stars DePhon Robinson, features a classic-style crab cake served with Dijon mustard vin blanc, Twin Lobster Tails served over stone ground cheese grits and tomato coulis, and the Hot Chicken Slider (a nod to Snoop’s Nashville restaurants and the lounge, The Hookah Hideaway) served with Skinny’s sauce and celery root rémoulade. There are also timeless items like Mustard Brown Sugar Salmon, the Grilled Rib-Eye, and the Stuffed Turkey Burger. A list of craft cocktails keeps guests sipping all night long, from The Grammy, made with Four Roses Bourbon, Jamaican ginger beer, and lime to the The Castleberry (served in a fishbowl) made with vodka, sour mix, Triple Sec, berries, peaches, fresh cranberries, and pineapple. This is one off the hook party that just won’t stop.

sample menu selections signature dishes and entrées:: Escobar Crab Cake 12

Made with lump crab and Dijon mustard vin blanc

Twin Lobster Tails 30

Served with stone-ground cheese grits and tomato coulis

Mustard-Brown Sugar Salmon 17 Served with saffron orzo and spinach

Grilled Rib-Eye 28

Made with Escobar’s signature steak seasoning blend

Crispy Calamari 9

Served with Escobar’s signature rémoulade and piquillo pepper

Collard Green Spring Rolls 8 With dressed arugula

brunch:: Escobar Breakfast 12

Three eggs, roasted red bliss potatoes, and smoked turkey sausage or pork bacon

Seafood Linguini with Rosemary Cream Sauce 22

Escobar crab cake and a poached egg

Linguini, shrimp, mussels, cod, and clams in a rosemary cream sauce

tapas:: Herb Roasted Lamb Chops 12 Served with mushroom risotto

Steamed Mussels 11

White wine, butter, and bacon

Shrimp Tacos 11

Served with spicy cabbage slaw

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With your choice of Skinny’s signature wing sauce, lemon pepper, Buffalo, or honey barbecue

Hot Chicken Slider 12

Served with Skinny’s sauce and celery root rémoulade

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Crab Cakes Benedict 13 Short Rib Hash 16

Steak, red bliss potatoes, scallions, and a poached egg

Shrimp and Grits 15

Creole shrimp, creamy grits, and tomato coulis

Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles 14 Red velvet waffles and fried chicken wings


LE FAT

West End

lefatatl.com

Another Guy Wong brainchild, Le Fat is a Vietnamese eatery with a French twist. Unlike traditional Asian restaurant design, the interior at Le Fat pulls from Vietnam’s French colonial influences in an attempt to recapture the beauty, romance, and joie de vivre of French colonial Southeast Asia from the 1920s. On the menu you’ll find Chef Wong’s modern interpretation of classic Vietnamese dishes, like Phô, Bun (chilled noodle bowl), Com (rice plate), and more. Diners will enjoy Summer Rolls— slices of pork and shrimp, rice noodles, and mint leaves rolled in a rice paper wrapper; and the Papaya Salad, made with mango, Granny Smith apples, and pickled carrots and daikon, dressed in mint, cilantro, and fish sauce. Favorites include the Soft Shell Crab BLT Banh Bao with crispy bacon, Bibb lettuce, tomato, and spicy

935 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318 PH: 404.439.9850 Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Sunday 5-10pm Award-Winning “Uber Eats” Delivery Outdoor Dining Patio Free Parking Signature Cocktails

mayo in a pillowy bun, and the “Shaking Beef ” which features seared Angus, spring lettuce, and watercress served with a jus vinaigrette. The bar shakes and stirs signature cocktails, too—complete with housemade tinctures and shrubs that complement the many layers of flavor and ingredients of Vietnamese cuisine.

sample menu selections appetizers::

specialty::

salad and soup::

Goi Cuon (Summer Roll) 6

Bo Luc Las (Shaking Beef) 21

Goi Du Du (Papaya Salad) 10

Whole Fried Branzino 25

Cai Xoan (Kale Salad) 7

Clay Pot Chicken 18

Sup Mang Cua 6.50

Shrimp, pork, herbs, vermicelli, and peanut sauce

Mussels 10

PEI mussels, sake-lemongrass broth, and charred baguette

Wonton Dumplings 8

Shrimp and pork, chile oil, shallots, and cilantro

Escargot 11

Sriracha butter, tempura crumb, and garlic bread

classics:: Pho Ga (Chicken Noodle Soup) 10

Pulled chicken, Ha Noi broth, vermicelli, herbs, sprouts, jalapeño, and lime

Bun Bo Hoe (Spicy Beef Soup) 12

Spicy lemongrass, beef shank, and ham hock

Bun (Chilled Vermicelli Bowl) 16

Herb salad, cucumber, pickled daikon and carrot, crushed peanuts, and a crispy spring roll; choose between sliced pork, chicken, shrimp, or lemongrass beef

Seared Angus beef, spring lettuce, watercress, and jus vinaigrette Egg floss, crispy ginger and garlic, Thai pepper, and ginger soy jus Crispy rice, onions, green onions, and Thai basil; served in a sizzling pot

Thit Kho (Caramelized Pork Belly Bowl) 15 Pickled mustard greens, braised egg, and grilled scallions

Green papaya, mango, apple, crispy shallot, peanut brittle, and Thai pepper vinaigrette Mango chickpea dressing, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds, and radish White asparagus, blue crab, and egg white

Phô Broth 3

Ha Noi beef broth, onion, and cilantro

Drunken Noodle 16

Flat rice noodles, beef, onions, green onions, and Shaoxing wine

Crab Noodle 16

Blue lump and snow crab, egg noodles, onions, and cilantro

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Setting the new standard for sports fanatics in Atlanta, The League Tavern is your go-to for globally inspired American cuisine, top-notch drinks, and sports galore. From The League group—veterans in food, beverage, and sports—comes this dynamically fresh concept just south of Emory in the heart of the city. With a digital wall and over 50 big-screen TVs, there’s no better place to catch the game—especially if you want to pair your viewing with some serious nosh. Expect the classics—like cheesy-meaty Quesadilla and an Angus Burger—paired with gourmet features like Cajun Chicken Pasta and Blackened Tilapia, all sure to satisfy. And with 14,000 square-feet stretching over four levels, you’re sure to find a table or nook where you can settle in for a few hours, sips craft beers and cocktails, and watch your team take the field. Insider’s tip: A private floor is set to open in 2017 with its own entrance, personalized lock boxes, and private meeting rooms. Fittingly dubbed the “Ivy League,” this indulgence is for those patrons seriously serious about their game-watching and their food and drink. So if you’re looking a casual drink, a night on the town, or an afternoon game-watching binge with food to take it to the next level, The League Tavern is your destination.

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Downtown

THE LEAGUE TAVERN

theleaguetavern.com

30 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30308 PH: 404.850.0199 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

sample menu selections

pre-game:: Jerk Chicken Tacos 13

Jerk chicken topped with pineapple salsa and lettuce and a side of plantains

Blackened Fish Salad 11

Spinach and baby kale, craison, candied pecans, blackened white fish with sesame soy ginger

Calamari 10

Fried calamari and jalapeños with sweet chili sauce

Turkey Sliders 11

3 Turkey sliders served on Hawaiian sweet rolls with a tomato aioli

Carb Cakes 11

5Oz Maryland style lump crab cake served over a fenal slaw

Fried Fish Tacos 11

Fried white fish topped with a jalapeño aioli, tomatoes and fenal slaw

field of greens:: Strawberry Spinach Salad 6.50

Fresh spinach leaves, strawberries, crumbled goat cheese, candied pecans, and grape tomatoes tossed in a strawberry vinaigrette

House Salad 8

Romaine and field greens shaved carrots, grape tomato, red onion, candied pecans with choice of dressing

Classic Caesar 8

Chopped romaine, parmesan cheese, croutons, creamy cesar dressing

Angus Burger 10

Homemade angus beef burger served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo, your choice of cheese

Chipotle Shrimp & Grits 18

Jumbo gulf shrimp and chicken sausage, tossed in a creloe gravy with onions and bell peppers served a top chipotle grits

Seared Atlantic Salmon 22

Wild caught salmon, pan seared with a mango salsa garnish in your choice of teo sides

Fried Shrimp Dinner 18

9 Jumbo shrimp served with your choice of two sides

NY Strip 21

8 Oz Strip steak served with your choice of two sides

Alfredo Primavera 23

Alfredo pasta served with fresh veggies and your choice of salmon, shrimp or chicken

Chicken Marsala 15

Pan seared chicken breast, mushroom marsala of linguine

entrées:: Chicken and Waffles 10

Homemade waffles and hand-battered, deep-fried chicken tenders

Blackened Mango Salmon 16

Delicately grilled salmon topped with a fresh house mango salsa; served with two sides of your choice

Chipotle Shrimp and Grits 16.50

Sautéed shrimp, sausage, and roasted peppers atop a pool of cheesy cheddar and Jack grits

Deep-Fried Baby Backs 17.50

Game Time::

Rubbed with chef’s special rub, half-grilled then flash-fried with a buffalo boom boom sauce; served with two sides

Steak & Cheese 11

Stir-Fry 11

Thinly sliced steak or chicken grilled onions, peppers and mented cheese

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4-11pm Friday 4pm-1am Saturday 11am-1am Sunday Noon-11pm

Steamed rice served under sautéed vegetable medley in a homemade teriyaki glaze; add chicken, beef, or shrimp

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

Downtown

mortons.com

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, Morton’s can accommodate up to 300 guests in their newly renovated and expanded private dining rooms overlooking a beautiful atrium. A dedicated Sales and Events Manager will oversee every detail of your customized event, including stateof-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, highenergy 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::

prime steak and chops:: side dishes::

Ahi Tuna Tower

Center-Cut Filet Mignon

Jumbo Asparagus

Maine Lobster Cocktail

Porterhouse Steak

Sautéed Broccoli Florets

Prime New York Strip

Creamed Spinach

Prime Rib-Eye

Sweet Corn

Bone-In Veal Chop

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Cajun Rib-Eye

Sautéed Spinach and Button Mushrooms

Prime Peppercorn Strip Steak

Jumbo Baked Potato

Rack of Lamb

Lyonnaise Potatoes

signature dishes, poultry, and seafood::

“Twice Baked” Au Gratin Potatoes

Mustard-mayonnaise and cocktail sauces

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Jumbo Shrimp Alexander Prime Ocean Platters

soup and salads:: Baked Five Onion Soup Lobster Bisque Center-Cut Iceberg

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

Sliced Beefsteak Tomato

Chicken Christopher

Garlic beurre blanc sauce

Purple onion, vinaigrette, or blue cheese

Honey and Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Chopped Spinach Salad

Shrimp Scampi Capellini Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Mustard-mayonnaise sauce

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Parmesan and Truffle Matchstick Fries

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


MULAVI

Midtown

mulavi.com

At last, the flavors of Persia have hit the streets of Atlanta at Mulavi, the city’s newest Mediterranean restaurant. With a menu of classics, Mulavi’s offers a modern twist to Mediterranean that the city will love. Atlantans will find a haven of favorites to delight their palate. Start with Mirza Ghasemi, served with an over-medium egg (which you can’t find anywhere in the city) or the Chicken Wings with pomegranate barbecue sauce, both quintessential appetizers. If you haven’t tried the Mulavi Burger or Lamb Burger, you’re in for a treat. Mulavi has taken their passion for kababs and burgers and created the Mulavi Burger, served with kubideh, roasted eggplant, red pepper, Roma tomato, Bulgarian cheese, spring mix, and roasted red onion aïoli. They also serve a variety of wraps, with fillings like filet mignon, chicken blackened salmon, shrimp, and falafel. For entrées, diners will love both the steakhouse-style mains like Filet Mignon and Grilled Salmon, but will also revel in Grilled Saffron Chicken,

915 West Peachtree Street NW Suite 6 Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.975.2316 Monday-Thursday 11am-Midnight Friday 11am-1am Saturday 9:30am-1am Sunday 9:30am-Midnight Daily Specials Family-Friendly Full Bar Happy Hour Healthy Options Outdoor Patio Dining Pre or Post-Theater Dining

served with basmati rice, and the Sabzi Polo Mahi, a breaded and fried fish served with saffron basmati rice. Mulavi serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with handcrafted cocktails and wines, making any time a good time to enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

sample menu selections starters::

burgers and wraps::

kababs::

Mulavi Cheese and Charcuterie Board cheese 12.95; charcuterie 12.95; both 21.95

served with hand-cut fries; substitute with shirazi quinoa salad or side salad

served with vegetable of the day and grilled roma tomato

Lamb Burger 12.95

Flattened tenderloin of beef served with zereshk polo

Chef’s selection of local and imported artisanal cured meats and cheeses with classic condiments and bread

Baba Ghanoush 6.95

Grilled eggplant dip, served with warm pita bread

Hummus 6.95

Chickpeas and garlic dip, served with over-medium egg and warm pita bread

Calamari Fritti 7.95

House special made with spiced breading, served with spicy pomodoro sauce

soup and salad:: Lemon, Chicken and Rice 5.95 Crispy Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad 10.95 Baby arugula, crispy goat cheese, candied walnuts, strawberries, and pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette

Roasted Mediterranean 11.95

Spring mixed greens, fresh bocconcini mozzarella, roasted Roma tomato, eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, pickled red onion, and candied walnuts with Greek vinaigrette; served with warm pita bread

Spring mixed greens, Bulgarian cheese, roasted eggplant, Roma tomato, bell pepper, pickled red onions, and roasted red onion aïoli wth pain de mie bun

Barg 23.95

Lamb 23.95

Served with adas polo

Blackened Salmon Wrap 11.95

Salmon 20.95

Falafel Wrap 9.95

Shrimp 21.95

Lavash, tomato, romaine, and tzatziki sauce House recipe; green lentil falafel, lavash, romaine, tomatoes, Persian pickle, and smoky tahini sauce

entrées:: Sabzi Polo Mahi 14.95

Pan-fried herb and turmeric-breaded flounder, baghali polo, vegetable of the day, and toasted almond with lemon-caper sauce

Grilled Saffron Chicken 15.95

Saffron-marinated chicken breast, saffron basmati rice, and vegetable of the day with onion and garlic saffron sauce

Lamb Shank 17.95

Braised in spices lamb leg, fingerling potatoes, carrots, and saffron basmati rice

8oz salmon fillet; served with baghali polo Served with zereshk polo

Chicken 17.95

Special marinated cubed chicken breast served with saffron basmati rice

stews:: Ghormeh Sabzi 13.95

Beef, red kidney beans, spinach, parsley, cilantro, scallions, fenugreek, and dried lime; served with saffron basmati rice

Gheymeh Bademjan 13.95

Beef, fried eggplant, yellow peas, tomato sauce, and crispy shredded potato; served with saffron basmati rice

Vegetarian Khoresht 12.95

Zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, tomato, onion, chickpeas, and garlic; served wth saffron basmati rice

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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!

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College Park/East Point

NANCY’S CHICAGO PIZZA

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

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NO MAS! CANTINA/ADIOS CAFÉ

Castleberry

NoMasAtlanta.com

180 Walker Street Atlanta, GA 30313 PH: 404.574.5678 Open Daily Breakfast: 8-11am Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm Friday-Saturday 8am-11pm Brunch: Weekends 11am-2pm Reservations Not Required Ornate Mexican Hacienda Décor Large Party Accommodations Free Parking Full Bar/Extensive Tequila List Valet Parking Available Weekend Brunch Catering/Takeout Available Breakfast Served Daily Vegetarian-Friendly Espresso and Chocolate Bar

The best of Mexico! No Mas! Cantina serves sumptuous Mexican food in a tropical décor seven days a week: classic favorites, unique specialties, and wondrous desserts with breakfast all week long (that includes a scrumptious brunch on the weekends). The restaurant seats an impressive 350 with a generous mezzanine perfect for large parties and corporate events, while the large patio and surrounding gardens are a delightful setting for outdoor dining and special occasions. Winner of Best Restaurant and Bar in the Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Awards, the Cantina’s handmade furnishings are entirely from No Mas! Hacienda furnishings gallery, just across the patio. You’ll discover the work of over 300 artisans in Mexico—individually created functional works of art that enhance your unique environment. Custom design and contract manufacturing are also available. Located in the heart of Castleberry Hill Landmark District, a half mile south of the CNN Center, GWCC, GA Aquarium, World of Coke, and Centennial Olympic Park, No Mas! Cantina is your stop for the best Mexican food in Atlanta. Best Mexican Food—Best of Citysearch Best Outdoor Dining—Best of Citysearch Best Restaurant to See and Be Seen/Best Business Lunch—Sunday Paper Readers’ Choice Awards Best Tacos—Atlanta’s Finest Dining Magazine Certificate of Excellence—TripAdvisor

sample menu selections appetizers::

dinner::

coffees and desserts::

Guacamole

Camarónes Alambres

Cuatro Leches

Fresh avocados blended with tomato, onion, cilantro, and a hint of lime

Calamari Frito con Jalapeños

Flash-fried calamari rings and sliced jalapeños; accompanied by chipotle ranch and avocado cream

lunch:: Tacos de Pescado

Flash-fried tilapia topped with jicama coleslaw and creamy chipotle sauce; served in flour tortillas

Ensalada de los Gringos

Fresh greens, avocado ranch, seasoned chicken or beef, tomatoes, Chihuahua cheese, guacamole, and sour cream; served in a crispy flour tortilla shell

Ensalada de Bistek

Mixed greens tossed in spicy cilantro-lime vinaigrette, topped with grilled fajita steak, sautéed onions, green bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, guacamole, and fresh cilantro

Ensalada de Camarones

Fresh greens tossed with fresh Mexican street corn, tomatoes, onions, and spicy cilantro-lime vinaigrette; topped wiwth fajita shrimp and Cotija cheese

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Jumbo shrimp grilled on a sugarcane skewer and served atop a homemade masa cake; accompanied by sweet fried plantains and exotic tamarind sauce

Fajitas Arracheras

Sizzling fajitas, marinated, and seasoned with our custom blend of spices; accompanied by fresh flour tortillas, poblano rice, frijoles puercos, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream; your choice of chicken, steak, shrimp, or veggie

Bistek Acapulco

A traditional grilled and seasoned skirt steak topped with baby shrimp, julienned carrots, jalapeños, red peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, onions, and cheese; served with creamy mashed potatoes

Pollo Relleno

Grilled chicken breast stuffed with rajas poblanos and Chihuahua cheese; drizzled with a tangy salsa verde and accompanied by cilantro mashed potatoes

Our very own rich and moist white cake; made with four types of milk and topped with Kahlúa frosting

Flan

Homemade Mexican custard made our way—extra creamy and rich with a sweet caramel finish

Mayan Mocha

Double shot of espresso with mild chocolate and chile

breakfast:: Adios Breakfast

Chorizo hash browns topped with two eggs, salsa verde, and sour cream; served with black beans and avocado slices

Mexican Eggs Benedict

Two poached eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, and green chile hollandaise atop our homemade masa cake

Southwest Omelette

Three eggs filled with onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, fresh corn, cilantro, and black beans; topped with sour cream

Blue Corn Hotcakes

Served with passionfruit butter and piloncillo syrup


THE OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM

Midtown

theoceanaire.com

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 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

Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5-11pm Reservations Suggested Award-Winning Full Bar/Happy Hour Locally Sourced/Seasonal Notable Wine List Valet Parking

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 oyster bar::

soups and salads::

fresh fish specialties::

Blue Point-Connecticut

New England Clam Chowder

Pepper-Crusted Georges Bank Sea Scallops

Watch House-Virginia

Berry and Goat Cheese Salad

East Beach Blonde-Rhode Island

cold appetizers:: Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail With housemade cocktail sauce

Spicy Tuna Poké

Wonton crisps and wasabi emulsion

Chilled Shellfish Platter

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

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

Bleu Cheese and Bibb Lettuce Salad

Granny Smith apples, Maytag bleu cheese, and pecans

oceanaire classics:: Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Crabmeat stuffing with creamy linguine

Seafood Mixed Grill

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

Sweet potato gnocchi, chai-spiced béchamel, cracked black pepper, and cilantro sprigs

Seared Carolina Red Trout “Louie”

Topped with jumbo lump crab cake meat and caper beurre blanc

Seared Scottish Salmon

Roasted vegetable and goat cheese risotto with sage brown butter

simply grilled or broiled:: Scottish Salmon Costa Rican Mahi Mahi Carolina Red Trout Hawaiian “Ahi” Tuna

steakhouse offerings:: 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

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ONE ROOSTER MONGOLIAN GRILL

West End

1rooster.com

1016 Howell Mill Road Suite A Atlanta, GA 30318

Welcome to One Rooster Mongolian Grill—a create-your-own stirfry experience like no other where you are the boss—you rule the roost!

PH: 404.330.8068

One Rooster Mongolian Grill offers the freshest market bar in the city—filled with vegetables, rice,

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-230pm Saturday and Sunday Noon-4pm

fresh noodles, seafood, shaved meats, housemade sauces, and spices. As often as possible they strive

Dinner: Monday-Friday 5-10pm Saturday 4-11pm Sunday 4-10pm Catering Delivery “Uber Eats” Full Bar Family-Friendly/Kids’ Menu Free Parking Private Dining Signature Drinks Vegetarian-Friendly

to use natural, organic, sustainable, and local foods—including certified non-GMO oils. They offer meats and poultry that are 100-percent natural, free-range, with no hormones, no antibiotics, and are veggie-fed. And they only offer seafood that is recommended by the Seafood Watch. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options make One Rooster Mongolian Grill the most versatile environment for the health-conscious diner. But not to worry—they also have some decadent indulgences!

sample menu selections appetizers::

from the grill::

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complete with a market-fresh stir-fry bar and the hottest grill in the southeast, One Rooster Mongolian Bar features an ever-changing array of fresh ingredients. options include white and brown rice, flat rice, lo mein, yaki soba noodles, gluten-free pasta, and a virtual garden of vegetables. seafood options include calamari, grouper, and mahi mahi while protein options range from barbecue pork belly and korean rib-eye to five-spice tofu. but it’s the sauce that really makes the stir-fry. choose any combination our 16 signature sauces—mix and match; the possibilities are endless!

Bao buns, roasted char siu pork, and Chinese dipping sauce

Chicken Pot Stickers 6

Chicken and vegetables, steamed or seared, signature mustard, and Chinese dipping sauce

Calamari Fries 7

Panko-crusted marinated calamari, fried golden, with ponzu mayo and housemade cocktail sauce

Sriracha Fries 5

Crispy fries with just the right amount of kick and Sriracha ketchup

soup and salad:: Coconut Soup 5

Vegetable stock, coconut milk, lemongrass with chicken, straw mushrooms, and scallions

Ginger Mixed Greens Salad 5

Mixed field greens, carrots, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes with a creamy ginger dressing

Lunch 8.99 one bowl; add 1.99 for unlimited trips Dinner 12.99 one bowl; add 1.99 for unlimited trips

desserts:: Key Lime Pie 6

Smooth, creamy, and tropically refreshing; made with Nellie & Joe’s lime juice

Chocolate Torte 6

Flourless triple chocolate perfection; gluten-free and sinfully good

Grand Marnier Cheesecake 6

Vanilla wafer-almond crust, Grand Marnier sour cream, and crumb topping

Ice Cream Pie 5

Locally made; flavors change daily

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PUBLIC SCHOOL 404

West End

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Public School 404 Restaurant + Bar 930 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318

Boasting a big space with a long bar, intimate booths, communal bar seating and an unbeatable patio, Public School 404 is a gastropub serving exclusively craft beer. PS 404’s chef-driven menu will have you craving everything from Bacon Cheddar Tots to Ahi Tuna Poke to Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower. With an eclectic seasonal menu complemented by a wide selection of beers on draft, there’s something that will appeal to every palate, and not just for lunch and dinner. PS 404’s weekend brunch offers hearty fare such as an Eggs Benedict Pizza topped with prosciutto, grana Padano, Public School hollandaise sauce and two fried eggs, along with Southern favorites such as Fried Chicken & Waffles and Chicken Sausage and Cheddar Grits, and specially priced carafes of mimosa, beermosa, Bloody Mary, and michelada. And don’t miss Recess, the Monday through Friday happy hour, where you can educate yourself about burgers from Public School locations in other cities across the country while

PH: 404.817.0984 Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday 11am-Midnight Saturday Noon-Midnight Sunday Noon-10pm Award Winning Catering Family Friendly Full Bar Happy Hour Healthy Options Large Parties Locally Sourced/Seasonal Notable Beer List Free Parking

you sip a local beer or house cocktail and nosh on great bar bites.

sample menu selections for the table::

burgers::

Bacon Cheddar Tots

Moody Burger

Chorizo Mac and Cheese

The PS Burger

Fiery Calamari

BBQ Bison Burger

With Sriracha ketchup

Emmental, cheddar, kale, sea salt, and vinegar crunch Dusted with togarashi, served with ginger aïoli for dipping

Meatballs Al Forno

Arrabbiata “angry” sauce, grana padano, and basil

Ahi Tuna Poke

Pickled cucumbers, cilantro, green onions, passion fruit, and taro chips

soup & salad:: Thai Noodle Salad

Balsamic onions, Bibb lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese, horseradish aïoli, brioche bun Ito, pickle, American cheese, Sriracha ketchup, and mustard barbecue sauce Grass fed beef, whiskey barbecue sauce, Emmental, pepper, and bacon mushroom topping

sweets:: Chalkboard Special Ask chef for details

Nutella Cookie Sandwich

Bacon brittle, chocolate chunk cookies, and vanilla bean ice cream

Soba, pulled chicken, shrimp, cucumber, mango, mint, cilantro, marcona almonds, and sweet chile vinagrette

Roasted Beet Salad

Arugula, ricotta salata, pomegranate, molasses, and macarona almonds

Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad

Arugula, feta, avocado, tomatoes, red onions, toasted walnuts, and champagne vinagrette

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ROCK N TACO

Buckhead

rockntacoatl.com

3247 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305 PH: 404.841.1048 Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-Midnight Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-2am Sunday Noon-Midnight Full Bar Patio Dining Happy Hour Family-Friendly Late-Night Dining Takeout Available Valet Friday-Sunday Monday Martini Specials Wednesday After Work Social Live Music Friday and Saturday Nights

Do you crave tacos, margaritas, and rock ‘n’ roll? Buckhead’s newest gourmet taqueria will thrill diners with awesome tacos featuring fresh ingredients. Start with a classic appetizer of chips and a trio of salsas, guacamole, or queso, or shake things up with the Ridiculous Fries, or the Japs and Pics, hand-breaded jalapeños and pickles with signatures sauces. The taco fillings include classics and newfangled versions, too. For crab lovers, the Lumpy is filled with pan-seared lump crab balls with purple haze slaw, crispy fennel, and a chipotle rémoulade. Who says you can’t always get what you want? If you’re not in the mood for tacos, Rock ‘n’ Taco also offers quesadillas, burgers, “green stuff ” (aka salads), and Choco Tacos for dessert. Score $5 deals during Happy Hour, every Monday through Friday from 4-7pm, on Karma tequila cocktails, margaritas, shots, glasses of wine, appetizers, wings, quesadillas, and burrito bowls. Guaranteed tasty tacos—every bite you take.

sample menu selections teasers:: Chips and Salsa 2.50

Corn tortilla chips with our homemade salsa trio

Ridiculous Wedges 6.50

Hand-cut potato wedges topped with ground beef, melted queso, and pico

Dozen Wings 9.75

Buffalo, fajita, or habanero-style served with carrots, celery, blue cheese, or ranch

Japs and Pics 6

Hand-breaded jalapeños and pickles with our signature spicy ranch

tacos:: The Classic 2.85

Ground beef blended with taco and chili seasonings, shredded Jack, lettuce, and pico; served in a hard shell

Barbacoa 3.50

Tender brasied short ribs, roasted peppers, and onions

Carne Asada 4

Flank steak, red onions, cilantro, lime, lettuce, and tomato

Roasted Lamb 4

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Tinga 2.85

Shredded chicken cooked in tomato and sautéed onions, Jack cheese, lettuce, and pico

Duck Confit 4

Roasted duck with coleslaw, walnuts, cranberries, and garlic butter

Fishy Fishy 3

Seared tilapia, lettuce, poblano, pico, cheddar cheese, and spicy Buffalo sauce

Calabash Shrimp Taco 3.85

Lightly batter flash-fried gulf shrimp, tortilla strips, cilantro slaw, and horseradish sauce

tex mex:: Burritos 8

Choice of shredded chicken, grilled steak, or braised short rib; served with lettuce, black or pinto beans, rice, sour cream, pico, guacamole, and Jack cheese

The RNT Burger 8.95

salads:: Taco Salad 8.50

Choice of beef, chicken, pork, or veggies with iceberg lettuce, red onion, guacamole, jalapeño, shredded Jack cheese, and choice of ranch or vinaigrette

Flank Steak Salad 9.50

Mixed greens, mixed cheeses, home-baked bacon, tomato, and onions

Buffalo Chicken Salad 8.50

Mixed greens, spinach, goat cheese, corn, beans, homemade salsa, and spicy wonton strips

desserts:: Fried Plantains 5

Flash-fried plantains topped with homemade strawberry and caramel sauce

Choco Taco 5

Waffle tortilla stuffed with vanilla ice cream and chocolate

1/2lb certified Angus beef pressed on an open flame with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, tomato, onion, lettuce, and hand-cut potato wedges

Fried Ice Cream 6

Enchiladas 8.95

Chef’s Flan 5

Choice of steak, beef, or chicken topped with spicy homemade guargillo sauce, lettuce, pico, black beans, sour cream, melted white American cheese, and guacamole

Chef Panama’s own special recipe made with vanilla bean ice cream Chef Panama’s unique blend of milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and homemade caramel sauce


SANDTOWN PUB

East Point

www.sandtownpub.com

Sandtown Pub 5819 Campbellton Road Suite 202-203 Atlanta, GA 30331 PH: 678.904.7041 Monday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday 11am-2am Saturday 11am-12am

Sandtown Pub is a sports-lovers haven, featuring eight flatscreen tvs, a double bar, a patio, and plenty of seating. With a fun, inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy their favorite team play football, baseball, basketball, and even soccer with no cover or parking charge, Sandtown is the place to kick back, relax, and watch the game. Sandtown is known for

Full Bar Daily Specials Family Friendly Free Parking Takeout Sunday Open 24 hours

their wings, where they make their special wings sauce and blue cheese dressing in-house, and serve seafood specials like crab legs, their fried Catfish Sandwich, and shrimp. Pub food lovers will delight in favorites from Burgers to Nachos, Cheese Fries to Salads and Sandwiches. Beer lover? Sandtown has beers on tap and in bottles, as well as their own set of signature cocktails. For happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday from 4-7pm, they offer $3 margaritas or Long Island Iced Teas, or $10 for a full pitcher, along with $3 appetizers. Sandtown Pub is your go to for a great neighborhood joint where you can chill, nosh, sip, and catch your favorite team’s game.

sample menu selections appetizers::

Catfish Salad 8.95

wraps and sandwiches::

Fresh cut breaded with our special breading served with tartar sauce

Grilled or fried catfish on a bed of organic spring mix, topped with chreeded cheese, hardboiled egg, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms, served with the dressing of your choice

Lemon Pepper Fries 5.29

ribs and seafood::

Choice of grilled or fried chicken, catfish, tilapa, or shrimp, fresh organic spring mix lettuce and tomatoes, comes with a honey mustard, tartar sauce, or cocktail dipping sauce on the side

1/2 Rack of Ribs 17.59

Turkey Burger 9.99

Catfish Nuggets 7.25

Large order of crinkle-cut fries tossed in lemon pepper seasoning

Chili Cheese fries 5.79

Large order of crinkle-cut fries topped with chili and hot, creamy nacho cheese

Popcorn Shrimp 6.49

Bite-sized breaded shrimp served with cocktail sauce

salads:: House Salad 4.50

Organic spring mix, topped with shredded cheese and tomato, served with dressing

Club Salad 8.95

Ham and turkey on a bed of organic spring mix, topped with shredded cheese, hardboiled egg, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms, served your choice of dressing

Comes with choice of 2 sides: crinkle fries, onion rings, side salad, sweet potato, coleslaw, or baked potato

Fish Dinner 13.99

2 pieces of tilapia or catfish, grilled or fried, comes with your choice of 2 sides: crinkle fries, onion rings, side salad, sweet potato, coleslaw, or baked potato

Shrimp Dinner 13.99

10 pieces of shrimp, grilled or fried, comes with choice of 2 sides: crinkle fries, onion rings, side salad, sweet potato, coleslaw, or baked patato

Crab Leg Dinner 16.50

2 crab leg clusters, comes with choice of 2 sides: crinkle fries, onion rings, side salad, sweet potato, coleslaw, or baked potato

Sandtown Wrap 9.99

1/2lb Beef Burger 9.99

Made fresh daily, served on a toasted bun with ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles

Fish Sandwich 8.99

One golden fried piece of tilapia or catfish, served on a toasted hoagie roll with lettuce and tomato, served with tartar dipping sauce on the side

Philly Sandwich 8.99

Chicken or steak served on a toasted hoagie roll with swiss cheese, fresh mushrooms, onions, and chopped green peppers

3 Tacos 7.99

Choice of golden fried chicken, tilapia, or catfish served with coleslaw on a soft tortilla shell with tartar or honey mustard dipping sauce on the side

Shrimp Salad 8.95

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SILVER SKILLET RESTAURANT

Midtown

silverskillet.com

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

Meats and Vegetables: Monday-Friday 11am

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

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Sides: Saturday and Sunday May Be Rented For Private Parties Southern Cooking at its Best Breakfast and Lunch Weekend Brunch Free Parking Takeout Available Family-Friendly Daily Specials

coming back for more. The homemade Lemon Icebox Pie is so good that regulars will find any excuse to have it for breakfast. At lunchtime, select from many homemade entrées and vegetables. If you’re looking for 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:: lunch suggestions:: Southern Breakfast

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

Whipped Cream

Grilled Corned Beef Hash

Egg and Cheese

Grilled Hamburger Steak

Smoked Link Sausage

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

Belgian Waffle Weekends only 70

Raisins or Pecans

Country Ham

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

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

omelettes:: Cheese Bacon, Sausage, or Ham

Baked Chicken Breast

Lightly seasoned with onions, garlic, and paprika

Famous Skillet-Fried Chicken Breast 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

Super Skillet

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

Smoked Turkey

Cold Plates

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

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


SUN IN MY BELLY

Decatur

suninmybelly.com

2161 College Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30317 PH: 404.370.1088 FAX: 404.370.0859 Brunch: Monday-Sunday 8am-3pm Dinner: Thursday 6-9pm Friday and Saturday 6-10pm

At Sun in My Belly, it’s is 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 pore 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,

Catering Family-Friendly Ooutdoor Patio Dining Free Parking Weekend Brunch

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 expresses each dish with 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?

sample menu selections brunch::

lite bites::

big bites::

Alison’s Famous Pimento Cheese Omelette 10.95

Fried Green Tomatoes 9.95

Miso-Glazed Grilled Salmon 9.95

Honey-glazed bacon served with hashed potatoes

Scrambled Egg Pressed Panini 10.95

With Hook Cheddar and bacon on brioche; served with hashed potatoes

Challah French Toast 10.95

Stuffed with honeyed ricotta and served with fresh seasonal fruit and maple syrup

PBLT 11.95

Pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, thick-cut bacon, and scallion mayo; served with hashed potatoes

The Belly Benedict 13.95

Two poached eggs with chipotle hollandaise, sweet potato and honey bacon hash, garlic and spinach sauté, and a buttermilk biscuit

starters:: Edamame Hummus 9.95

Green olive oil, toasted black sesame seeds, and crispy lavosh

With smokey pimento cheese

Sriracha and Honey-Glazed Shrimp 11.95 With micro-salad, curly carrots, and tobiko roe

Avocado Toast 10.95

With deviled crab and Sriracha aïoli

House-Smoked Trout Mousse 10.95 With toast points

Sweetgrass Mussels 11.95

With coconut milk and Hatch green chile

Artisan Meat and Cheese Board 22

Selection of local artisan cheeses and cured meats with toasted ciabatta

salads:: The Midas half 8.50; full 10.50

Baby spinach, curry roasted cashews, black currants, and burnt orange vinaigrette

The Lucy half 8.50; full 10.50

Fresh kale, red apple, thinly sliced red onion, toasted pumpkin seeds, avocado, and lemon vinaigrette

The Caesar half 8.50; full 10.50

Romaine lettuce, garlic crouton, shaved Parmesan, and Caesar dressing

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

Fried Chicken 14.95

Served with mac ‘n’ cheese and mojo collard greens

Chef’s Daily Seasonal Vegetable Plate 11.95 New Bedford Scallops 20.95

With grilled garlic asparagus, toasted farro, and almond and red pepper romesco; with a grilled spring onion vinaigrette

Cumin and Coriander-Braised Beef Short Ribs 19.95 WIth okra and ginger roasted carrot mash

Hemp Seed-Crusted Mountain Trout 16.95 With curried kale, fresh cheese, buttered peas, and red quinoa pilaf

sweets:: Assorted

Cookies, brownies, and specialty pastries from our pastry case

Desserts of the Day

Enjoy specialty, limited time-only dessert selections from our pastry kitchen (ask server for details)

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SEAR

Downtown

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.

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SEAR

Downtown

searatlanta.com

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.

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TAVERNA PLAKA

Midtown/Buckhead

tavernaplakaatlanta.com

2196 Cheshire Bridge Road Atlanta, GA 30324 PH: 404.636.2284 Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday and Saturday 5pm-2:30am Open for Private Luncheon Functions by Appointment Free Parking Patio Dining Belly Dancing Full Bar Catering

Napkin throwing, plate breaking, and table dancing are just a few things that undoubtedly make Taverna Plaka the most unique dining experience in the city. Located on the edge of Buckhead, Taverna Plaka is one of Atlanta’s best Mediterranean restaurants. The warm lighting and traditional Greek interior design create a serene vibe—an atmosphere enhanced by covered patios and stringed lights. Weekends translate to party time at Taverna Plaka, with exotic belly dancers, singers, musicians, and DJs! Communal tables bring everyone closer together as they share family-style meals and dance the night away. The chefs at Taverna Plaka have a combined 60-plus years of culinary experience and pride themselves on delivering authentic Mediterranean cuisine with fresh, handmade ingredients. The entire staff creates a fun and memorable dining experience, where everyone is family for the night.

sample menu selections starters and salads::

entrées::

seafood::

Horiatiki Salata—Country Salad 8

Italian & Greek

Rainbow Trout 20

Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, olives, and feta

Greek Salad 8

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, olives, and feta

Oxtapodi Salad—Grilled Octopus Salad 18 Grilled octopus, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, onions, peppers, and feta

Calamari 10

Crispy fried calamari served with marinara sauce

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp 10 With mango salsa

Carb Cake 10

Delicious crabmeat served on a bed of arugula

Fettuccine Alfredo 15

Fettuccine pasta tossed in our made-from-scratch creamy Alfredo sauce

Vegetarian Lasagna 17 Lobster Ravioli 28

sides::

Pan-seared cheese ravioli and lobster in butternut squash sauce

YiaYia’s Chicken-Stuffed Chicken Breast 20

Pan-seared sea scallops on top of seafood polenta

Lemon Potatoes 6

Lemon-roasted potatoes seasoned with oregano

Breaded chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese; served with lemon potatoes and freshly cut green beans

Greek Fries 6

Chicken Santorini—Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breast 20

Green Beans 6

Marinated grilled chops served with lemon potatoes and freshly cut green beans

Moussaka Greek Lasagna 17

Thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, and potatoes layered with ground beef and topped with béchamel sauce

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Grilled red snapper served with rice and asparagus

Scallops 22

Paidakia-Lamb Chops 28

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Red Snapper 22

Pasta, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, and onions topped with béchamel sauce

Grilled chicken breast stuffed with tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, and herbs; served with rice

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Whole boneless sautéed rainbow trout served with rice and freshly cut green beans

Fried potatoes sprinkled with kefalograviera cheese on top Sautéed green beans with garlic and lemon

Sauteed Spinach 6

Sautéed with garlic and white wine

Saganaki 6

Flaming kefalograviera cheese


THRIVE ATLANTA

Downtown

thriveatl.com

101 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30303 PH: 404.389.1000 Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:30-10:30am Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm

Thrive has been an upscale, casual restaurant since 2007 where food, drink, and a lounge atmosphere meet tastes from around the world and specialty cocktails from crafted right here in Atlanta. Their menu consists of salads, soups, sandwiches, sushi, steak, and so

Dinner: Monday-Friday 5-10pm Saturday 5:30-10pm

much more. Chef Justin Cox recently introduced several heart-healthy options, such as Sushi Grade Togorashi

Reservations Accepted

Spiced Tuna. Thrive is pleased to offer a stimulating wine list, as well as a great selection of beer and sake. Located two blocks from Philips Arena, on the first floor of Centennial Tower, Thrive offers something for every customer. Thrive’s space is a one-of-a-kind blend of sleek and contemporary, offering three defined areas; bar, lounge, and dining room. For private events, Thrive offers multiple-course prix-fixe menus for seated dinners, including an extensive wine list for coordinated wine pairings. In addition, there are a variety of options for reception-style events and mixers in the bar and lounge areas. Thrive is a proud member of the ACVB and Central Atlanta Progress and participates in all of their specialty dining programs, such as Downtown Atlanta

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7pm Award-Winning Bar Scene Corporate Meeting Space Daily Specials Full Bar Happy Hour Parking Lot Private Dining

Restaurant Week. Since opening, Thrive has been named in the annual list of Top 100 Atlanta Restaurants by Jezebel Magazine and recently won first place for Best Restaurant at The 2013 Atlanta Chef’s Expo.

sample menu selections appetizers::

mains::

Fried Green Tomatoes 8

Pan-Seared Salmon 24.50

Edamame Bean Hummus 8.50

Southern Fried Springer Mount Chicken 17.50

Chicken Potstickers 8

Togarashi-Crusted Tuna 26

Crispy Calamari 10.50

San Marzano-Braised New Zeland Lamb Shank 26

Served with Thousand Island dressing and topped with scallions Served with grilled pita, seasonal crudite, and olive oil With ginger, pickled vegetables, shiitake, and lemongrass sambal With peppers, sesame, tamarind vinaigrette, and sweet chile

Soup de Jour 7

Soup made fresh daily

greens::

With fennel, olives, ldy peas, and citrus-herb brown butter Served with mac and cheese, whipped sweet potatoes, and Thrive gravy Served with forbidden rice, Napa cabbage, and ginger soy Served with roasted potatoes, vegetable of the moment, sea salt, and gremolata lamb jus

sandwiches:: Cornmeal-Crusted Grouper Sandwich 14

Baby Kale Caesar 8

With fried green tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, onion, and Thousand Island dressing

Cobb Salad 12

lto, goat cheese, and olive-lemon tapenade

With shaved Parmesan, breakfast radish, and brown butter croutons With grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, corn, tomato, eggs, and blue cheese dressing

Roasted Leg of Lamb Sandwich 13.50 100-precent Certified Angus Burger 12.50

On a brioche bun with American or provolone cheese

sides:: Brussels Sprouts 5 Broccoli with Cashews 5 Smashed Potatoes 5

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TON TON RAMEN & YAKITORI

Midtown/Ponce City Market

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675 Ponce de Leon Avenue Ponce City Market #N151 Atlanta, GA 30308

Following the ramen and yakitori craze that has swept from coast to coast, Guy Wong’s Ton Ton Ramen and Yakitori brings authentic noodle soups to Ponce City Market.

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Wong’s success with both Miso Izakaya and Le Fat brought much anticipation surrounding the opening of Ton

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Ton, and Atlantans are swarming in to get their ramen fix. With a simple and straightforward atmosphere that

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mirrors the unfussy yet delicious menu, diners are free to focus on the food. The short menu offers appetizer staples like Gyoza, Wakame Salad, and Edamame, leading to the star of the show—ramen, which satisfies the cravings of any soup-lover. On the lighter side, try a bowl of Yasai—stir-fried vegetables, spinach, soft-boiled egg, scallions, and sesame seeds. Or try the award-winning Invincible Dan Dan Mazeman, with chewy dan dan noodles, minced pork, egg, cucumber, spicy soybeans, and Szechuan oil. If you’re in the mood for a creation all your own, add as many toppings as you want—from the butter-garlic corn bomb to the chile paste bomb—or even extra noodles. And whether you sip or slurp, you’ll satisfy your ramen craving at Ton Ton.

sample menu selections appetizers::

ramen::

toppings::

Guoza (Pork) 7

Hakata Tonkotsu Classic 13

Kae Dama (Extra Noodles) 3

Wakame Salad 6 Edamame 5 Tebasaki Wings 7

Chashu, soft-boiled egg, manma, wood ear mushrooms, butter-garlic corn, scallions, and sesame seeds

Tori Shoyu 12

Chashu, soft-boiled egg, manma, spinach, scallions, and sesame seeds

Invincible Dan Dan Mazemen 12

Minced pork, egg, cucumber, spicy soybeans, and Szechuan oil

Yasai 12

Stir-fried vegetables, spinach, soft-boiled egg, scallions, and sesame seeds

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Soft Egg 2 Chashu 4 Chile Paste Bomb 0.95 Butter-Garlic Corn Bomb 0.95


ZOCALO

Midtown

187 10th Street Atlanta, GA 30309 PH: 404.249.7576 Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-10pm

Famed chef Richard Sandoval’s mastery of Mexican cuisine comes to life at Midtown’s Zocalo. Serving upscale, authentic Mexican comfort food under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Lucero Martinez-Obregon, Zocalo serves delicious favorites from Ceviche and bottomless Guac and Chips to Chiles Rellenos and Chicken Mole Poblano. Serving lunch and dinner daily, along

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with Sunday brunch, Zocalo’s patio is the perfect staycation—you’ll feel like you’re in a Mexican cantina south of the border. Their daily happy hour features rotating drink specials like Mojitos or Mexican beers, while their extnsive cocktail list is home to a range of tequlias, mezcals, and specialty margaritas that will make sipping feel like a real escape. Whether you’re craving street tacos or fajitas, Zocalo is the place where people come together for real, tasty Mexican fare in the heart of Atlanta.

sample menu selections for the table:: Tableside Guacamole 9.95

Avocado, tomato, onion, cilantro, chile sorrano, lime, sea salt

Shrimp Al Pastor Huarache 9.95

Zocalo Barbecue Chicken Salad 12.95

Barbecued chicken breast, tomato, corn, panela cheese, black beans, lettuce mix, crispy tortilla, and cilantro ranch dressing

tacos and gorditas::

Crispy masa flatbread, adobo-marinated shrimp, grilled pineapple, bean purée, roasted peppers, mixed melted cheese, and salsa verde

three soft corn tortilla tacos with mexican rice and refried black beans

Shrimp Ceviche 11.95

Cilantro, onion, lime, and salsa roja

Poached shrimp, citrus broth, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and red onion

Achiote Chicken Wings 8 for 8.95

Chipotle-guajilo barbecue, serrano pepper, Cotjia, cheese, and cilantro ranch dressing

soups and salads:: Poblano Soup 6.95

Cream of poblano and queso fresco; with shredded chicken add 2.50

Mexican Chicken Soup 6.95

Shredded chicken, chipotle-chicken broth, tomato Mexican rice, avocado, onion, cilantro, and crispy tortilla

Mixed Greens Salad 7.95

Add shrimp 5.59; add salmon 7.25

Grilled Chicken 12.50 Al Pastor 13.50

Adobo-marinated pork, grilled pineapple, cilantro, and salsa verde

Grilled Steak 12.95

Hanger steak, cliantro, onion, lime, and salsa roja

Baja 12.95

Grilled fish, chipotle aïoli, Mexican slaw, corn, and avocado

burritos and enchiladas:: Pulled Chicken Burrito 10.95

Green Chicken Enchilada 11.95

Shredded chicken, tomatillo sauce, crema fresca, Mexican rice, and refried black beans

Jalisco Shrimp Enchilada 13.95

Mexican cheese, corn, rajas, crema fresca, plantains, and cilantro rice

chef’s specials:: Chile Relleno 13.95

Chile poblano stuffed with Mexican cheese and sautéed vegetables, refried black beans, chile chipotle sauce, and crema fresca

Chicken Zarape 15.95

Pan-seared chicken breast, bacon, panela Cotija, pico de gallo, chipotle sauce, refried black beans, and creamy white sauce

Carne Asada 17.95

Hanger steak, sautéed chile poblano, chimichurri, chile morita sauce, Mexican rice, and charro beans

Salmon Adobado 17.95

Corn esquites, chile, Cotjia cheese, and habanero aïoli

Pinto beans, pico de gallo, crema fresca, Mexican rice, and morita sauce

Pulled Beef Barbacoa Burrito 11.95

Pinto beans, pico de gallo, crema fresca, Mexican rice, and morita sauce

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Welcome to Varuni Napoli—where each bite transports you to the beautiful streets of Naples.

From the familiar streets of Midtown Atlanta, Varuni Napoli transports diners to

another world and a different time—where family is paramount, food is ever-present, and the kitchen is the center of activity. Here, family recipes dominate the menu and seasonality dictates the dishes. If you’re craving a bit of true, Old World Napoli, begin your feast with some of Mamma Varuni’s meatballs, or share a plate of Eggplant Parmesan as you sip on a spicy Chianti. Chef and Owner Luca Varuni wants you to experience everything about Italian food culture, after all—from the first bite of a wood-fired Margherita pizza to laughter ringing ‘round the table. Guests should know that every diner is treated as a member of the Varuni family from the moment they walk in the door. The energetic and hospitable Varuni Napoli team keeps the atmosphere active, even treating guests twice a week to “Pop Up Pasta,” a surprise, complimentary serving of housemade pasta from the Varuni family cookbook. The daily menu and weekly pizza specials at Varuni Napoli feature only the finest ingredients. Expect to find a myriad of Italian imports such as San Marzano tomatoes, Italian olives, cold-pressed olive oil, doppio zero flour, and a wide variety of artisan cheeses and salumi, alongside fresh, locally sourced ingredients that blend Italian culture and Southern charm, much like Varuni himself. If you can’t make it in to enjoy a meal with the Varuni family, order online and savor a true Neapolitan pizza at home—made to order when you order, and not a minute before. In every way, for every meal, Luca and his staff want only the best for their guests. Or, as he puts it, “… to share the past, present and future of authentic Neapolitan cuisine with you.” Saluti! 78

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VARUNI NAPOLI

Midtown

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1540 Monroe Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30324 PH: 404.709.2690 Tuesday-Thursday 5-10 Friday 5-11 Saturday Noon-11pm Sunday Noon-10pm

sample menu selections

starters::

white pizzas::

Cuoppo 9

with sorrento extra virgin olive oil

Three arancini and three panzerotti

Panzerotti 5

Mamma 21

Three lightly fried potato croquettes with parsley and smoked mozzarella

Provoletta (smoked buffalo mozzarella) and Datterini tomatoes; topped with fresh arugula, prosciutto di Parma, and shaved Pecorino-Romano

Arancini 5

Oro Bianco 21

Three lightly fried rice balls with fresh mozzarella and seasoned beef and peas

Meatballs 10

Three of Mama’s famous meatballs and a side of toasted ciabatta bread

Eggplant Parmesan 10

Our famous eggplant with a side of toasted ciabatta bread

Meat and Cheese Plate (serves two) 16

Prosciutto di Parma, ‘nduja (spicy spreadable pork sausage in ragù sauce), hot soppressata, dried salami, mixed olives, artichokes, candied pecans, Taleggio cheese, and Pecorino-Romano

salads:: Varuni Salad 9

Wild arugula, local spring mix, candied pecans, Delallo tomatoes, prosciutto di Parma, and Luca’s homemade balsamic vinaigrette

Caprese Salad 9

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, Delallo tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic reduction

red pizzas:: san marzano tomato sauce and extra virgin olive oil

Marinara (No Cheese) 16

Datterini tomotoes, anchovies, oregano, olives ,fresh garlic, and basil

Bastardo (Mildly Spicy) 21

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted peppers, ‘nduja (spicy spreadable pork sausage in ragù sauce), Pecorino-Romano, and basil

Pako 21

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted artichokes, salami, mushrooms, black olives, Pecorino-Romano, and basil

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Fresh buffalo mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, Taleggio cheese, pancetta (Italian bacon), Pecorino-Romano, basil, and black truffle oil

Chiattona Benni 21

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, Datterini tomatoes, pancetta, pepperoni, salami, hot soppressata, PecorinoRomano, and basil

Partenope (Vegetarian) 20

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, roasted peppers, black olives, artichokes, mushroms, a drizzle of pesto, and Pecorino-Romano, and basil

Winter Caprese (Vegetarian) 21

Creamy Burrata, fresh basil, Datterini tomatoes, mushrooms, Pecorino-Romano, and black truffle oil

calzones:: Reginella 20

Fried half moon calzone stuffed with fresh buffalo mozzarella, biffalo ricotta, Datterini tomatoes, salami, black pepper, Pecorino-Rromano, basil, and extra virgin olive oil

Scunizzo 20

Baked half moon calzone stiffed with fresh buffalo mozzarella, buffalo ricotta, Datterini tomatoes, salami, black pepper, Pecorino-Romano, and basil; topped with mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, San Marzano tomato sauce, Pecorino-Romano, basil, and extra virgin olive oil

desserts:: Daily Dessert Specials 6 Nutella Calzone 12 Gelato 4

Vanilla or chocolate

Porreca Piccante (Spicy) 21

Fresh buffalo mozzarella, hot soppressata, ‘nduja, Datterini tomaotes, hot Italian peppers, PecorinoRomano, and basil

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Casual, cosmopolitan, neighborly. Wahoo! is a trip around the world right here in Georgia.

Situated off College Avenue in Decatur, Wahoo!’s dining room is a

comforting, modernist vision wrapped in glass, offering a beautiful open-air feel to the restaurant. But that’s just the beginning; enjoy your meal outdoors in the painstakingly maintained garden paradise and you will have found a new neighborhood standby. On the menu, a thoughtful tapestry of seafood— ike the eponymous Blackened Hawaiian Wahoo with grits—locally sourced steaks, and Southern classics like (what else?) Southern Fried Chicken with milk gravy and collards means you can pick your culinary adventure every night of the week and always be satisfied. Whatever your choice, be sure to complement the meal with a glass of expertly curated wine or a housemade cocktails. And save room for a sweet treat—nothing completes a meal better than Bread Pudding with a neat glass of whiskey. Brunch lovers will also be happy to know Wahoo! dishes up AM classics on Saturdays and an appetiteinspiring brunch buffet on Sundays.

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WAHOO! GRILL

Decatur

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1042 West College Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 PH: 404.373.3331 Monday-Thursday 5pm-Close Friday Lunch 11am-3pm

sample menu selections

appetizers:: Fried Calamari 10

spicy hoisin and mayhaw-citrus sauces with crisp banana pepper

Flash Fried Pimento Cheese 7 tomatillo jam

Hamachi Crudo 11

Blackened Wahoo 26

roasted pepper coulis, stone ground grits, and fried green tomatoes

Charleston Shrimp & Grits 18

sautéed, pesto butter and sugared pecans, and garlic green beans

Grilled Meyer Farms Rib-Eye 28

Togarashi, ponzu, olive oil, daikon sporut

12-ounce, bourbon-pink peppercorn sauce, and potato-cauliflower gratin

Chever Brulee 11

Southern Fried Chicken 18

Shrimp Ceviche 10

Tofu-Kimchee Stir-Fry 15

Spinach goat cheese, crispy prosciutto, Georgia honey, fig jam, spiced almonds, grilled bread Peach, avocado, citrus, crispy corn chips

salads:: Farmer’s Salad half; 6 full 12

mixed greens, caramelized pears, brie, pepitas, cranberries, and pumpkin seed vinaigrette

Summer Peach Salad half; 6 full 12

Spinach, avocado, pickled onions, goat cheese, pecans, ancho vinaigrette

Scot’s Hip-Hop Salad 11

heirloom tomatoes, cumin-roasted chickpeas, marinated beets, local greens, harissa-mint vinaigrette

entrées:: Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna 23

pan-seared rare, soy-ginger glaze, and wasabi cream with mashed potatoes and wakame garnish

springer mountain chicken, milk gravy, mashed potatoes, and braised collard greens with bacon

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sautéed organic tofu, simply seoul kimchee, rice, wakaime, and soy-ginger sauce

Copper River Steelhead Salmon 26

Miso glazed, stir-fried vegetables & udon noodles, chili-garlic sauce

desserts:: Butterscotch Pot de Crème 6

butterscotch custard, hazelnut whipped cream, Maldon sea salt, and caramel sauce

Peach Galette 6

Pearson farm peaches, puff pastry, whipped cream, pistachio dust

Flourless Chocolate Cake 6

Raspberry coulis, chocolate chantilly cream

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BB’S BRONX BAGELS

Alpharetta

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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

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breakfast classics like the Taylor Ham and Egg, lunch standbys like the Grilled Chicken BLT, and burgers. 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

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BITE BISTRO & BAR

Alpharetta

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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

Barbecue Chicken 12

mains::

Mole barbecue, roasted apples, caramelized onions, roasted poblano, smoked Gouda, house bacon, and cilantro

salads:: Green Salad 7

Lobster Rolls 18

Beet Salad 9

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

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

Chorizo 11

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

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Crab Cake Salad 18

Pesto, fresh mozzarella, spinach, glazed tomato, and pomegranate syrup

Crab Cake 14

6oz lump crabmeat, sunchoke purée, and heirloom tomato-corn relish

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Caprese 11

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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

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

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

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

Grilled Chicken 13

Grilled Pork Chop 26

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

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


CHOW BABY

Alpharetta

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58 Canton Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 PH: 678.579.5911 Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

Original Chow Baby serves up a unique and interactive build-your-own stir frying experience in a casual, energetic, and modern space. Diners enjoy the opportunity to build their own unique, market-fresh bowls that are a tasty mix of Asian and American flavors. Grab a bowl and combine vegetables, fruit, and protein sourced from local Georgia farms—Original Chow Baby believes in using natural, organic, non-GMO, and local ingredients whenever possible. Top it off with one

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of their 16 housemade sauces to create your perfect anytime meal. In addition to their signature bowls, Original Chow Baby also offers small plates and gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan choices. Don’t foget your cocktail: they offer a full bar featuring sakes, beers, wines, martinits, and craft cocktails. Original Chow Baby serves lunch and dinner seven days a week at an affordable price. What could be better than a meal that’s exactly the way you want it, every time?

sample menu selections appetizers::

signature drinks::

Vegetable Egg Rolls 7.99

Fresh Balckberry Mojito 8

Cabbage, carrots, onions, and sesame oil; served with plum sauce

Calamari 7.99

Lightly fired; served with sweet chile citrus sauce and Sriracha aïoli

Vegetable Spring Rolls 6.99

Mini spring rolls fried until golden brown; served with sweet chile citrus sauce

Edamame 3.99

Japanese soy beans steamed and sprinkled with coarse sea salt

Chicken Pot Stickers 6.99

Chicken, scallions, and cabbage served with ponzu sauce

stir-frys::

Rum, fresh blackberries, fresh mint leaves, sugar, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda

Fresh Strawberry Mojito 8

Rum, fresh strawberries, fresh mint leaves, sugar, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda

Chow Baby Mojito 8

Rum, fresh mint leaves, sugar, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda

Cosmopolitan 10

Vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and fresh lime

Cosmopolitan Premium 12

Titio’s vodka (gluten-free), Cointreau, and fresh basil

the main attraction at big chow grill is the two market fresh create-your-own stir-fry bars loaded with more than 70 ingredients; the primary focus is now more healthy chow—including more fresh vegetables and more locally sourced ingredients; the protein selections have been expanded to include a wider variety of seafood including scallops, salmon, and tuna and more lean proteins including marinated turkey breast and lean beef; choose any combination of the 17 signature sauces—all made in-house and many of which are tailored to sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian dietary restrictions—and still no msg

Lunch 12.99 Dinner 19.99

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FREIGHT KITCHEN & TAP

251 East Main Street Woodstock, GA 30188 PH: 770.924.0144

Woodstock

Freight Kitchen & Tap offers a fresh take on Southern fare with a farm-totable approach. Located in Woodstock’s historic train depot and stationed beside a a big red train,

Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm Friday 11am-11pm Saturday 10:30am-11pm Sunday 10:30am-9pm

the restaurant features a loft-lounge overlooking a vintage bar, and also offers a covered outdoor deck.

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regional farms and artisan food suppliers), Freight Kitchen & Tap serves a new type of Southern cuisine.

With a seasonally changing menu that reflects the selection of goods available from their purveyors (small

Their philosophy is to make food they’d want to eat, and it’s easy to crave all the items on their menu. Start with their spicy Pimento Cheese or their Fried Mac and Cheese Balls. Other favorites are the Chicken and Waffles or the Freight Shrimp and Grits, served with andouille sausage and okra, or the Chicken Fried Chicken, served with bacon braised collard greens. Freight also features 22 rotating taps of local craft beer, wines, craft cocktails, and a large selection of whiskey. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Freight is the place to relax, have fun, and enjoy great food.

sample menu selections appetizers:: Addiptive 7

Spicy spinach and artichoke dip served with cornmeal crêpe chips and baguette

Pimento Cheese 7

Housemade pimento cheese served with crêpe chips, celery, and carrots

Maryland Style Crab Dip 11

Served with tortilla chips and crostini

Wings (10) 12

Delicious wings prepared classic, hot, or hotter with a choice of Old Bay and lime, Dylan’s sweet heat, lemon pepper, teriyaki, or bourbon barbecue; carrots and celery available upon request

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls 6

Two Gouda and pimento mac and cheese balls with house rémoulade

salads:: House Salad 6; 9

Mixed greens, Swiss chard, cucumber, red onion, tomatoes, and croutons

Beet Salad 10

Mixed greens, roasted beets, candied almonds, peaches, goat cheese, and parsnip crisps

Brisket Salad 16

Mixed greens, house-smoked brisket, Cajun roasted corn, fried onions, and Asher bleu cheese

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Grilled Salmon Salad 16

Swiss chard, avocado, grapefruit, peach, strawberries, candied almonds, with balsamic vinaigrette

entrées:: Freight Shrimp and Grits 18

Cajun-seasoned gulf shrimp, Logan Turnpike cheddar grits, andouille sausage, okra, and tomatoes in smoked tomato broth

Classic Pork Braise 16

Beer-braised pork shoulder, Logan Turnpike cheddar grits, spicy collard greens, and Freight barbecue

Freight Meatloaf 18

Venison and beef meatloaf, red bliss mash, bacon braised greens, fried onions, and red wine jus

Scallops Amandine 23

U10 almond-crusted scallops, couscous, Swiss chard, micro-greens, and blood orange gastrique

Steak au Poivre 24

Two 4oz peppercorn medley-crusted filets, red onion marmalade, red bliss garlic mash, Loudmouth Farms mushrooms, and brandy pan sauce

Crab Cakes 22

Two jumbo lumo crab cakes, succotash, micro-greens, and whole grain mustard sauce

Venison Burger 15

8oz ground venison, house seasoning, red onion marmalade, bacon, Asher blue cheese, and pickles with a choice of side

Chicken and Waffles 16

Maple-bacon Belgian waffle, fried chicken breast, local hot honey, bacon braised collard greens, and maple syrup upon request


GRACE 1720

Norcross

grace1720.com

5155 Peachtree Parkway Suite 320 Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Graceful is a great way to describe the space at grace 17.20 in Peachtree Corners. The restuarant opened over 12 years ago, and has created a space unlike anything else in the area. A natural and European-style design sets the tone for a dining experience that’s both casual and elegant. The restaurant features several different dining areas, including a large main dining room with soaring ceilings and exposed beams, a more intimate space adjacent to the main room, an upstairs private dining area with stunning antique chestnut hardwood floors, and an elegant outdoor patio with an antique European fountain and outdoor fireplace. The collective space is ideal for hosting any important or special event. And while the design certainly speaks volumes, the food at grace 17.20 steals the show. The dynamic culinary team offers a regularly changing menu of the freshest seasonal ingredients prepared simply and tastefully. Most recently, a clean menu has been added as an option for those with special dietary preferences. The

PH: 678.421.1720 FAX: 678.623.0370 Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm Live Entertainment Online Reservations Full Bar Corporate Meeting Space Daily Specials Fireplace Healthy Options Locally Sourced/Seasonal Free Parking Private Dining

wine list includes wines from all over the globe and includes wines by the bottle and glass. The dedicated and committed team at grace 17.20 approaches each day with one common goal: to present a unique dining experience that uplifts and inspires each and every guest.

sample menu selections first course::

fish and shell fish::

grace for dessert::

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Shrimp and Logan Turnpike Grits

Banana Fosters Turnover

Eggplant and Sultana Rasin Bruschetta

Pan-Roasted Salmon Fillet

Dark Chocolate Torte

Spicy Chopped Chicken and Sweet Slaw Spring Rolls

Seared Diver Scallops

Sweet caper rémoulade

Basil, bleu cheese, and Dijon gastrique

Mozzarella cheese, slaw, pumpkin seeds, and honey-jalapeño drizzzle

Barbecue Pulled Pork Flatbread

Red onion and tomato, mozzarella, and cliantro aïoli

Green chile, onion, garlic, and white wine butter sauce Ginger-glazed organic rice blend, garnished with wilted spinach and served with citrus beurre blanc Cilantro jasmine rice and pinapple chimichurri

pasta and poultry:: Grilled Chicken Breast Risotto

salads::

Wild mushroom cream sauce and shaved Parmesan cheese

Arugula Salad

Peking Duck Breast

Fuji apples, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and ginger vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Orzo Salad

Mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, orzo pasta, and white balsamic vinaigrettte

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

Crispy greens, shredded carrot, radish, cucumber, tomato, buttermilk ranch dressing, and housemade honey mustard drizzle

Potato gnocchi, wild mushrooms, roasted baby carrots, shallots, arugula, and brown butter sauce

from the grill:: 12oz Berkshire Pork Chop

Stoned ground mustard sauce, collard greens, and Anson Mills grits

Vanilla ice cream and caramelized bananas Flourless torte, berry coulis, and crème anglaise

Grace’s Cheesecake Salted caramel

clean menu options:: Farro Salad with Kale and Beets

Butternut squash, walnuts, and honey-lime vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad

Red and golden beets, avacado and orange segments, toasted hazlenuts, and Sherry vinaigrette

Grilled Portobello Burger

Eggplant, garlic, onion, sundried tomato, sambal, basil, and oil

Coconut Curried Kale

Braised red onion, chickpeas, cilantro rice, lime, red quinoa, and sautéed vegetables

7oz Filet Mignon Red wine veal jus

Organic Chicken and Spinach Burger Swiss cheese

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IPP’S PASTARIA BAR

Woodstock

ippspastaria.com

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

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, IPP’S 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!

sample menu selections appetizers::

panini::

Bruschetta 6.95

Chicken Parm 9.95

Toasted, sliced IPP’S 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

salads:: 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

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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 IPP’S 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

pizza:: Margherita Pizza small 9.95; medium 13.95; large 15.95

A light pizza with IPP’S 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

IPP’S Stromboli 10.25

Mozzarella cheese and IPP’S zesty pizza sauce

classics:: IPP’S Spaghetti Dinner 11.95

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

Lasagna 13.95

Layers of pasta, ricotta cheese, IPP’S 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


KOUZINA CHRISTOS

Marietta

kouzinachristos.com

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.

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

Let’s not forget the finale of the meal—traditionally prepared, honey-licious flaky layers with walnuts 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

Gyro

Seafood

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

Spanakopita

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

Chicken

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

Falafel

salads::

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

Greek Salad

grinders::

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

Antipasta

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

calzones::

pasta entrées::

Spinach Calzone

Bolognese

Meat Lover’s

Keftedes

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

Lamb

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

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REEL SEAFOOD

Woodstock

reel-seafood.com

8670 Main Street Suite A Woodstock, GA 30188 PH: 770.627.3006 FAX: 770.726.9568 Daily 11:30am-11pm Bar Scene Family-Friendly Full Bar Outdoor Patio Dining Private Dining Free Parking

For a taste of real, quality seafood in Woodstock, dine out at Reel Seafood. Located in Downtown Woodstock, Reel Seafood brings a fresh approach to seafood with its 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 starters:: Seafood Gumbo 4.50; 8 Crawfish, andouille, and rice

Shrimp and Lobster Fondue 13

BLT 6

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

Hearts of Romaine 7

Smoked Gouda and fontina

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

Crab and Goat Cheese Fritters 10

Greek Salad 8

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

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

Blue cod, cabbage slaw fries, and jalapeño tartar

Pan-Fried Trout 16

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Lobster corn succotash, poblanos, okra, and butter beans

Pan-Sautéed Flounder 18

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, thin green beans, and lemon-caper butter

Logan Turnpike Shrimp ‘n’ Grits 16 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

Cheddar, smoked bacon, and grilled onions on toasted brioche

Au Poivre New York Strip 28

Soft polenta, grilled asparagus, and red pepper coulis

Sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and shallot-brandy cream

Pepper Seared Tuna 22

Tortilla Fried Chicken 10

Jerk Grilled Salmon 17

Coffee-Crusted Rib-Eye 28

Steamed rice, young spinach, and hoisin-chile broth Saffron rice and black bean-mango relish

Sweet Chile-Glazed Swordfish Steak 19 Ginger risotto, edamame, and shiitakes

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Pan-Seared Sea Scallops 22

Ancho chile and chipotle mashed potatoes Garlic mashed and veal jus


SECRETO KITCHEN AND BAR

Alpharetta

secretokitchen.com

The secret to Secreto is simple: Thoughtfully crafted, hearty food made with recipes handed down through generations, founded on local and seasonal ingredients. Tucked away in Alpharetta, Secreto is serving what Zagat has hail as “smart, updated Southern classics.” No flash-in-the-pan culinary magic here; just fixtures that call on memories of when you were a kid—like the Grilled Apple Brined Pork Chop with bacon braised greens, or the CharlestonStyle Crab Cakes and Bourbon-Braised Short Ribs. At the bar, spirited classics hold sway—like the alltime favorite Old Fashioned—alongside a dozen wines, and craft brews that marry brilliantly with Chef Boyd Rose’s kitchen creations, all of which hold true to the secret of simplicity. So settle into the woodrich dining room for some delicious, leisurely Southern hospitality, or sidle up to the bar for a drink and conversation. Whether making a friend or celebrating with family, Secreto offers you the chance to make

6195 Winward Parkway Suite 102 Alpharetta, GA 30005 PH: 770.752.0922 Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm Friday 11am-10:30pm Saturday 5-10:30pm Closed Sunday Reservations Accepted via OpenTable.com Bar Scene Dailly Specials Family-Friendly Free Parking Outdoor Patio Dining Signature Cocktails

new memories over an unforgettable meal—or several.

sample menu selections soups and salads::

entrées::

Baby Gem Salad 7

Grilled Apple Brined Pork Chop 26

Roasted tomatoes, garlic croutons, Asiago cheese, and lemon-thyme dressing

Arugula Beet Salad 8

Roasted beets, toasted pistachios, goat cheese crumbles, and truffleChampagne vinaigrette

Roasted Red Pepper Crab Bisque 7 Basil oil and golden Sherry drizzle

Soup of the Day 7

appetizers::

Bacon braised greens, Calvados pork jus, truffle-sweet potato purée, and spiced apples

Grilled Hanger Steak 29

Double cheddar grit melt cakes, garlic green beans, and wild mushroombourbon sauce

Chef Boyd’s Southern Fried Chicken 22

Buttermilk mash, green beans, and smoked bacon-jalapeño gravy

North Coast Salmon 26

Roasted butternut squash mash, brown butter-bacon Brussels, and beurre rouge

Crispy Seared Lamb Belly 14

Pan-Seared Diver Sacllops 32

Red Chile-Glazed “Bang Bang” Shrimp 12

desserts::

Lemon-goat cheese grits, spicy tomato jam, and star anise demi Sesame, ginger, and cucumber salad

Bourbon-Braised Short Ribs 15

Truffle sweet potato purée and Cajun shoestring onions

Charleston-Style Carb Cake 17

Lemon-garlic asparagus, shrimp risotto, and red wine honey syrup

Warm Buttermilk Carrot Cake 7 Orange cream cheese icing

White Chocolate Raspberry Crème Brûlée 7

Spicy rémoulade, Secreto flatbread, and petite arugula salad

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SMOKEJACK BBQ

Alpharetta

smokejackbbq.com

29 South Main Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 PH: 770.410.7611 Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 11am-9pm Catering Takeout Delivery Group Dining Outdoor Seating

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 Thousand 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.

sample menu selections appetizers::

soups::

Fried Pickles 5.75

Brunswich Stew cup 3.75; bowl 4.75

Fried Green Tomatoes 5.75

Chicken and Sausauge Gumbo cup 3.75; bowl 4.75

Served with spicy dipping sauce 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

Smoked Chicken Cobb Salad 11.95

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Pulled Pork 8.95

Carolina barbecue sauce

Smoked Pork Sausage 8.95

Pickled onions, jalapeños, and pasilla sauce on Texas toast

Chopped Beef Brisket Texas-Style 10.50 Pasilla barbecue sauce on Texas toast

“Cue” Bano 9.50

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

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

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

Field Greens Salad 5.95

Hickory-Smoked Turkey Melt 11.95

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

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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

Smoked Roasted Chicken quarter 10.75; half 13.50 Bama-Style Chicken quarter 10.75; half 13.50

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


TARAHUMATA MEXICAN GRILLE

Roswell

tarahumata.com

North Atlanta 12050 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005

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

PH: 770.772.4540 FAX: 770.772.4584

warm glow of low-hanging lamps over very distinct colonial furniture. At the same time, the space is

Live Music and Entertainment Family-Friendly Catering and Takeout Available

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

Monday-Thursday 11am-10:30pm Friday and Saturday 11am-Midnight Sunday 11am-10pm Reservations Accepted for Parties of Six or More

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::

enchiladas::

del mar::

Tarahumata Tapas Sampler

Enchiladas en Mole Verde o Rojo

Salmon

Grilled Hanger Steak

carnes::

Camarones del Delirio

Hanger steak, fried calamari aïoli, lamb chops, mini tostadas, 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

Calamares

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 Mexican cheese, onions, and sour cream

Molcajete de Arrachera

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

Arrachera

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

Alambres

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

pollo::

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

Pollo Relleno

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

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ZEAL RESTAURANT

Marietta

zealrestaurant.com

1255 Johnson Ferry Road #42 Marietta, GA 30068 PH: 678.401.7142

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm Dinner: Monday-Thursday 3-10pm Friday and Saturday 3-11pm Sunday 3-9pm Weekend Brunch: 11am-3pm Reservations Can Be Made Online Superb Lunches—Business, Casual, and Ladies Day Out Date Night—Pair Zeal’s Romantic Share Plates with an Extraordinary Bottle of Wine Ladies Night Out—Enjoy Yummy Hand-Crafted Cocktails with Delectable Flatbreads and Amazing Salads Gentlemen’s Night—Quench Your Thirst with Cold Craft Beer While Munching Chicken Lollipops and Saturday Burgers Monday-Wednesday—Wide Selection of Fine Wines for Only $25 per Bottle Thursdays—All Draught Craft Beers Only $5 Saturday and Sunday—Gourmet Brunch Choices in Addition to the Lunch Menu

Marietta is host to some delicious eateries, but Zeal Restuarant definitely tops the list. Tucked away in East Cobb, Zeal is both modern and comfortable—a meeting place for friends, family, and business folk. In the kitchen, the classics are updated with a twist or two, as evidenced by the delectable Duck Poutine, Fried Green Tomatoes with fig goat cheese, and Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Loin. Local and seasonal are, of course, the catch words here, and drive everything from first bites to dessert and everything in between. The wines are certainly no exception to the rule of quality, and run the gamut from easy-drinking whites to deep-charactered reds. There’s also an impressive bar program that tempts, and a healthy selection of craft beers to quench your thirst. Drop by for a snack, dinner, or weekend brunch and bring a crowd. You might even catch some live music—the perfect accompaniment for the happy, hungry buzz of the dining room.

sample menu selections starters::

rustic naan flatbreads::

Chicken Lollipops (GF) 9.50

Margherita 11

Coconut Curry PEI Mussels 12

Thai Ginger Chicken 12

Mango-chile sauce

Garlic buttered crostini

Duck Poutine (GF) 12

Marinara, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil Peanut sauce, daikon, red onion, carrots, red peppers, and cilantro

Blue Cheese Tenderloin (GF) 22

Topped with blue cheese butter and wild mushroom risotto

Mediterranean Pasta 12

Truffle mascarpone, leeks, and cranberries

Cavatappi pasta, squash, zucchini, sundried tomatoes, capers, red onion, goat cheese, and lemon cream sauce

bourbon burgers::

share plates::

served with your choice of french fries or seasonal slaw; upgrade to a zeal salad 2, zucchini fries 3

Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Lion 23

Old Fashion 11

Porter Short Ribs 17

Carrots, cucumber, red onion, apples, beets, cranberries, blue cheese, spiced walnuts, avocado, and creamy basil dressing

Saturday Burger 12

Shrimp ‘n’ Grits (GF) 17

Summer Asian Salad with SesameCrusted Ahi Tuna (GF) 12

Modern Burger 14

Tandoori Chicken and Lamb Skewers (GF) 11 Mint raita

salads:: add chicken 4, flatiron steak 7, shrimp 6, salmon 6, sesame-crusted ahi tuna 7

Kale Salad (GF) 9

Mixed greens, carrots, daikon radish, red peppers, red onion, jicama, sesame seeds, and wasabi vinaigrette

Black and Blue Salad (GF) 12

Mixed greens, balsamic-glazed flatiron steak, red ppepers, tomatoes, and red onion-white balsamic dressing

Lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle Jalapeños, caramelized onions, mushrooms, provolone cheese, tomatoes, bacon, and herb mayo Arugula, fried green tomatoes, and fig goat cheese

entrées:: Georgia Trout 12

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White balsamic couscous and honey-beet purée Mashed potatoes

Tasso and spicy tomato sauce

bar bites:: Curried Onion Rings (GF) 7 Spicy rémoulade

Garden Hummus 7

White balsamic couscous, golden raisins, and arugula

Roasted red peppers and garlic with carrots, celery, and lavosh

Grilled Salmon (GF) 20

Market Tacos market price

Honey Dijon sauce, sautéed squash, and zucchini 94

Cider Dijon, herb roasted fingerling potatoes, and crispy leeks

Duck Confit 14

Duck confit, fries, gravy, and mozzarella

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Grilled Pork Chop (GF) 25

Market fish, vegetable slaw, spicy rémoulade, and flour tortilla


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AMENITY AWARD-WINNING :: 42 55 57 60 61 64 65 67 70 71 93 74 75 80

Antico Pizza Eclectic Bistro & Bar Le Fat Morton’s The Steakhouse Mulavi No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café The Oceanaire Seafood Room Public School 404 Silver Skillet Restaurant Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Thrive Atlanta Wahoo! Grill

41 84 48 50 52 53 55 56 86 57 61 62 67 90 69 91 93 75 77

Amara Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern BQE Restaurant and Lounge City Winery Atlanta Crispina Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap Le Fat Mulavi Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Public School 404 Reel Seafood Sandtown Pub Secreto Kitchen and Bar Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Zocalo

83 64 70

BB’s Bronx Bagels No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Silver Skillet Restaurant

Bite Bistro & Bar Cafe Circa Eclectic Bistro & Bar IPP’S Pastaria Bar Kouzina Christos One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Wahoo! Grill

BAR SCENE ::

BREAKFAST ::

CATERING :: 84 49 55 88 89 66 67 92 71 93 74 80

CORPORATE MEETING SPACE :: 41 87 60 62 93 74 75 80

Amara Grace 1720 Morton’s The Steakhouse Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Thrive Atlanta Wahoo! Grill

41 44 47 83 84 48 50 49 52 53 56 86 87 88 57 61 62 90 69 72 91 70 71 93 75 80 94 77

Amara Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta Crispina Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Mulavi Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Reel Seafood Sandtown Pub Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Wahoo! Grill Zeal Restaurant Zocalo

55 57 58 61 66 69 92 74

Eclectic Bistro & Bar Le Fat The League Tavern Mulavi One Rooster Mongolian Bar Sandtown Pub Smokejack BBQ Taverna Plaka

Bite Bistro & Bar Eclectic Bistro & Bar IPP’S Pastaria Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille Varuni Napoli

DAILY SPECIALS ::

DELIVERY ::

DINER :: 84 55 88 70 93 78

DRESS CODE :: 56

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas

Black Bear Tavern BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta

ENTERTAINMENT :: 48 50 49 52

56 87 93 74

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Grace 1720 Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka

FAMILY-FRIENDLY :: 41 46 42 47 83 84 50 49 85 52 53 54 55 86 87 88 89 57 61 62 67 90 68 69 72 91 70 92 71 93 74 78 80 94 77

Amara Anis Café & Bistro Antico Pizza Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Chow Baby City Winery Atlanta Crispina EATS Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Kouzina Christos Le Fat Mulavi Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Public School 404 Reel Seafood Rock n Taco Sandtown Pub Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Varuni Napoli Wahoo! Grill Zeal Restaurant Zocalo

87 72 93

Grace 1720 Sear Tarahumata Mexican Grille

41 46 44 47 84 48 50 49 52 55 56 86 87 88 57 60 61 62 64

Amara Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Morton’s The Steakhouse Mulavi Nancy’s Chicago Pizza No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café

PRIX-FIXE MENU AVAILABLE ::

FULL BAR ::

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65 66 67 90 68 69 72 91 93 74 75 80 94 77

The Oceanaire Seafood Room One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Reel Seafood Rock n Taco Sandtown Pub Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Thrive Atlanta Wahoo! Grill Zeal Restaurant Zocalo

84 49 55 88 57 60 66 67 72 70 93 74 80

Bite Bistro & Bar Cafe Circa Eclectic Bistro & Bar IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Morton’s The Steakhouse One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Sear Silver Skillet Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Wahoo! Grill

44 84 48 49 56 86 58 60 61 65 67 92 75 80 77

Atlantis Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern Cafe Circa Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap The League Tavern Morton’s The Steakhouse Mulavi The Oceanaire Seafood Room Public School 404 Smokejack BBQ Thrive Atlanta Wahoo! Grill Zocalo

41 47 49 85 54 89 57 61 66 67 90 72 70 71 76 80

Amara Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Cafe Circa Chow Baby EATS Atlanta Kouzina Christos Le Fat Mulavi One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Reel Seafood Sear Silver Skillet Restaurant Sun in My Belly Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori Wahoo! Grill

83 55

BB’s Bronx Bagels Eclectic Bistro & Bar

GIFT CERTIFICATES ::

HAPPY HOUR ::

HEALTHY OPTIONS ::

KIDS’ MENU ::

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restaurant index by amenity

Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Sandtown Pub Smokejack BBQ Tarahumata Mexican Grille Wahoo! Grill

LARGE PARTIES :: 41 44 47 50 49 52 53 55 56 86 88 57 58 60 62 65 67 90 69 72 91 92 71 93 75 78 80

Amara Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta Crispina Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat The League Tavern Morton’s The Steakhouse Nancy’s Chicago Pizza The Oceanaire Seafood Room Public School 404 Reel Seafood Sandtown Pub Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Varuni Napoli Wahoo! Grill

44 84 48 50 49 56 57 58 61 68 74

Atlantis Bite Bistro & Bar Black Bear Tavern BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Le Fat The League Tavern Mulavi Rock n Taco Taverna Plaka

LATE-NIGHT DINING ::

LIVE MUSIC :: 46 44 84 50 49 52 87 92 93 94

Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Bite Bistro & Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta Grace 1720 Smokejack BBQ Tarahumata Mexican Grille Zeal Restaurant

55 86 87

Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720

LOCALLY SOURCED/ SEASONAL ::

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65 67 91 70 74 94

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Public School 404 Secreto Kitchen and Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Taverna Plaka Zeal Restaurant

LOUNGE ATMOSPHERE :: 44 50 49 56 61

Atlantis BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Mulavi

67 93 75 94

Public School 404 Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Zeal Restaurant

50 57 64 91 93 75

NOTABLE BEER LIST ::

NOTABLE SPIRITS ::

BQE Restaurant and Lounge Le Fat No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Secreto Kitchen and Bar Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta

NOTABLE VIEWS :: 41 84 49 61 93

Amara Bite Bistro & Bar Cafe Circa Mulavi Tarahumata Mexican Grille

41 46 84 52 87 65 72 91 93 94

Amara Anis Café & Bistro Bite Bistro & Bar City Winery Atlanta Grace 1720 The Oceanaire Seafood Room Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Tarahumata Mexican Grille Zeal Restaurant

NOTABLE WINE LIST ::

OUTDOOR DINING: PATIO :: 46 44 47 84 85 52 53 55 86 87 88 57 58 61 90 68

Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Bite Bistro & Bar Chow Baby City Winery Atlanta Crispina Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat The League Tavern Mulavi Reel Seafood Rock n Taco

69 91 92 71 93 74 80 77

Sandtown Pub Secreto Kitchen and Bar Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Wahoo! Grill Zocalo

84 49 58

Bite Bistro & Bar Cafe Circa The League Tavern

41 46 44 47 83 84 50 49 85 53 54 55 56 86 87 88 57 62 64 66 67 90 69 72 91 70 92 71 93 74 78 77

Amara Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Chow Baby Crispina EATS Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Nancy’s Chicago Pizza No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Reel Seafood Sandtown Pub Sear Secreto Kitchen and Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Varuni Napoli Zocalo

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Zocalo

42 49 55 86 88 61 78

Antico Pizza Cafe Circa Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap IPP’S Pastaria Bar Mulavi Varuni Napoli

OUTDOOR DINING: ROOFTOP ::

PARKING: FREE PARKING ::

PET-FRIENDLY :: PRE OR POST-THEATER DINING ::

PRIVATE DINING: UP TO TEN :: 53 87 58 62 64 90 93

Crispina Grace 1720 The League Tavern Nancy’s Chicago Pizza No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Reel Seafood Tarahumata Mexican Grille

53 55 87 62 64 66 90

Crispina Eclectic Bistro & Bar Grace 1720 Nancy’s Chicago Pizza No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café One Rooster Mongolian Bar Reel Seafood

60 64 65 67 72 75

Morton’s The Steakhouse No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café The Oceanaire Seafood Room Public School 404 Sear Thrive Atlanta

41 44 84 50 49 85 56 88 57 61 65 66 67 91 93 75 77

Amara Atlantis Bite Bistro & Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Chow Baby Escobar Restaurant & Tapas IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Mulavi The Oceanaire Seafood Room One Rooster Mongolian Bar Public School 404 Secreto Kitchen and Bar Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Zocalo

49 74

Cafe Circa Taverna Plaka

41 47 83 84 50 49 53 54 55 56 86 87 88

Amara Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Crispina EATS Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar

PRIVATE DINING: TEN TO FIFTY ::

PRIVATE DINING: OVER FIFTY ::

SIGNATURE DRINKS ::

SMOKING SECTION :: TAKEOUT ::


restaurant index by cuisine/location 89 57 58 62 64 67 68 69 70 92 71 93 75 76 77

Kouzina Christos Le Fat The League Tavern Nancy’s Chicago Pizza No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Public School 404 Rock n Taco Sandtown Pub Silver Skillet Restaurant Smokejack BBQ Sun in My Belly Tarahumata Mexican Grille Thrive Atlanta Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori Zocalo

41 46 49 85 54 87 88 57 61 64 66 70 93 74 76

Amara Anis Café & Bistro Cafe Circa Chow Baby EATS Atlanta Grace 1720 IPP’S Pastaria Bar Le Fat Mulavi No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café One Rooster Mongolian Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Tarahumata Mexican Grille Taverna Plaka Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori

41 44 47 50 55 86 61 64 67 71 77

Amara Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar BQE Restaurant and Lounge Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap Mulavi No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Public School 404 Sun in My Belly Zocalo

VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY ::

WEEKEND BRUNCH ::

CUISINE AMERICAN BISTRO ::

84 55

Bite Bistro & Bar Eclectic Bistro & Bar

48 69 72 70

Black Bear Tavern Sandtown Pub Sear Silver Skillet Restaurant

92

Smokejack BBQ

49 54

Cafe Circa EATS Atlanta

AMERICAN GRILL ::

BARBECUE ::

CARIBBEAN ::

CENTRAL/LATIN AMERICAN ::

93 77

Tarahumata Mexican Grille Zocalo

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ::

50

BQE Restaurant and Lounge

85 66

Chow Baby One Rooster Mongolian Bar

42 88 89 62

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

49 65 90 80

49

Cafe Circa

46 83 48 55 86 87 61 67 75

Anis Café & Bistro BB’s Bronx Bagels Black Bear Tavern Eclectic Bistro & Bar Freight Kitchen & Tap Grace 1720 Mulavi Public School 404 Thrive Atlanta

71

Sun in My Belly

46

Anis Café & Bistro

EASTERN EUROPEAN :: FRENCH ::

FUSION/ECLECTIC/ WORLD CUISINE :: 47 49 52 55 56 61 71 80

Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Cafe Circa City Winery Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Escobar Restaurant & Tapas Mulavi Sun in My Belly Wahoo! Grill

89 74

Kouzina Christos Taverna Plaka

41

Amara

42 53 88 89 62 78

Antico Pizza Crispina IPP’S Pastaria Bar Kouzina Christos Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Varuni Napoli

GREEK ::

NUEVO SOUTHERN :: PAN-ASIAN :: PIZZA ::

SEAFOOD ::

Cafe Circa The Oceanaire Seafood Room Reel Seafood Wahoo! Grill

SOUTH AMERICAN :: 49

Cafe Circa

BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa EATS Atlanta Freight Kitchen & Tap Secreto Kitchen and Bar Silver Skillet Restaurant Smokejack BBQ Wahoo! Grill Zeal Restaurant

SOUTHERN :: 50 49 54 86 91 70 92 80 94

STEAKHOUSE ::

INDIAN ::

60

Morton’s The Steakhouse

ITALIAN ::

75

Thrive Atlanta

47 49 56

Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Cafe Circa Escobar Restaurant & Tapas

49

Cafe Circa

57

Le Fat

JAPANESE :: 76

Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori

MEDITERRANEAN :: 44 47 52 61 74 94

Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar City Winery Atlanta Mulavi Taverna Plaka Zeal Restaurant

64 68

No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café Rock n Taco

MEXICAN ::

SUSHI ::

TAPAS/SMALL PLATES ::

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN :: VIETNAMESE :: LOCATION ALPHARETTA ::

83 84 85 91 92 93

BB’s Bronx Bagels Bite Bistro & Bar Chow Baby Secreto Kitchen and Bar Smokejack BBQ Tarahumata Mexican Grille

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UCKHEAD :: B 46 44 47 48 68

Anis Café & Bistro Atlantis Basil’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar Black Bear Tavern Rock n Taco

56 64

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas No Mas! Cantina/Adios Café

71 80

Sun in My Belly Wahoo! Grill

50 49 60 62 67 72 74 58 75

BQE Restaurant and Lounge Cafe Circa Morton’s The Steakhouse Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Public School 404 Sear Taverna Plaka The League Tavern Thrive Atlanta

62 69

Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Sandtown Pub

89 94

Kouzina Christos Zeal Restaurant

41 42 52 53 54 55 61 65 70 76 78 77

Amara Antico Pizza City Winery Atlanta Crispina EATS Atlanta Eclectic Bistro & Bar Mulavi The Oceanaire Seafood Room Silver Skillet Restaurant Ton Ton Ramen & Yakitori Varuni Napoli Zocalo

87

Grace 1720

57 67 66

Le Fat Public School 404 One Rooster Mongolian Bar

86 88 90

Freight Kitchen & Tap IPP’S Pastaria Bar Reel Seafood

CASTLEBERRY :: DECATUR ::

DOWNTOWN ::

EAST POINT :: MARIETTA ::

MIDTOWN ::

NORCROSS :: WEST END ::

WOODSTOCK ::

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A LEAP OF FAITH BY RE BECCA TREON

Grace 1720 began 13 years ago with what the owners of the restaurant describe as a leap of faith. Fittingly, they took their name from Matthew 17:20—“Truly I tell you if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” However daunting the opening of a new restaurant was, it was not impossible. Part of the reason for Grace 1720’s success is its vision of family; the family behind the restaurant truly embraces the idea of bringing both guests and staff into the restaurant as if they were kin, even honoring the tradition of staying closed on Sunday as a day of rest so staff can spend time with their families. Grace 1720 has an almost European feel to it, with high-beamed ceilings and expansive picture windows. White linens give the dining room a crisp feel, while the taupe-hued walls offer a warm cozy glow, accentuated by large

rustic clay vases filled with fresh flowers and elegant abstract paintings on the walls. Grace 1720’s interior manages to walk the fine line between elegant and casual, honing a warm and welcoming atmosphere that guests have called a home away from home. The patio is one of the nicest in the area (and has

Chef Fortino Salazar

WHATEVER THE OCCASION, GRACE 1720 HAS ALWAYS FOCUSED ON ONE THING—TREATING GUESTS LIKE FAMILY. Alpine-style architecture of the building.

received plenty of accolades), featuring the same

Chef Fortino Salazar—along with his wife and two

white tablecloths as the inside space, round café

daughters, who also work at the restaurant—has

tables, umbrellas, and potted greenery. The stone pavers accentuate the European elegance Grace 1720 exudes, further accentuated by the

been there since the beginning. He worked alongside the original chef, but took over Grace 1720’s kitchen two years ago. The restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine, so you’ll find elevated versions of classic salads like the Caesar and Cobb; seafood dishes like Crab Cakes; and a selection of standbys like the Berkshire Pork Chop, Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast, Angus Flatiron Steak, and the famed Shrimp and Logan Turnpike Grits. There are a variety of burgers, too, but what Grace 1720 is really known for is its Pumpkin Bread, served to each guest when they sit down. It’s gained such notoriety, in fact, that it’s now shipped all over the country to guests who want a taste of Grace at home. Whatever the occasion, Grace 1720 has always focused on one thing—treating guests like family. It is that faith in family, alongside keen attention to culinary comforts, that has delivered Atlanta’s one of most beloved institutions. Truly, they are moving mountains.

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