Push past Alfredo's squat, square, intimidating facade to the welcoming atmosphere where the waiters are enthusiastic and the eggplant parmigiana is the real Italian deal. Avoid seafood dishes and try the steak in port sauce, as meat seems to be the kitchen's forte.
A variety of American crafted beers in addition to different varieties from across the globe.
This Marietta seafood joint has one lengthy po'boy menu. Po'boys are served "dressed" and come with your choice of fresh-cut french fries or red beans and rice. The shrimp version is a monster of a sandwich, tightly wrapped in white paper, and measuring a foot in length. The shrimp are on the small side, but the amount packed into the sandwich makes up for this shortcoming. Don't forget one of the sauces, such as the lime-dill tartar.
Founded in 2000 at the former site of the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has built a strong reputation around its Southwestern inspired dishes with a fine-dining flair.
Photographs, memorabilia, newspaper articles
and gear celebrating the achievements and
contributions of black sports players including
Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali
and many others. $2-$4.
Don't go looking for souvenirs at the former pro-wrestler's joint -- they're absent -- but the restaurant is dedicated to barbecue and Chinese food. Stick to the ribs, rib tips and chicken and look for Abdullah (aka Larry Shreve) as he dominates the dining area and is friendly to fans.
Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have created another remarkable restaurant. The pair has been at the forefront of farm-to-table dining in our city and Abattoir--featuring "local proteins"--is a natural extension of that. Besides joining the whole-animal trend of eating everything from the ears to the tail, the restaurant is also a response to the recession. Prices, like a $10 burger, are significantly lower than Bacchanalia's and Floataway's. And the menu, prepared by executive chef Joshua Hopkins, is not all weirdness, even though any adventurous foodie will be drawn to the offal dishes.
After only positive experiences at both the Sandy Springs and Alpharetta locations, I was as excited as every other beer- and food-obsessed Atlantan to have a 5 Seasons inside the Perimeter. But the initial reports were worrisome. People complained that the main room was deafeningly loud, and even more troubling, that the food was disappointing. The large room overlooking the intersection of Marietta Street and Howell Mill Road does have strange acoustics, and the service ranges from friendly to spacy to downright absent. But those flaws are easily forgivable when great food is on the table. Unfortunately, great food is hard to come by at this 5 Seasons location. Because even with the best ingredients in the world, care must be taken to preserve those ingredients’ inherent value.
With a beer selection wide enough to please anyone from a keg-standing frat boy to a true connoisseur, Five Seasons Brewing Company serves up passionately crafted, in-house brews that give you plenty of bang for only a few bucks. Though their focus is beer, their wine and food menus are equally ambitious and rangy. The pommes frites, lobster cakes and grilled pizzas are perfect compliments to an already fabulous beer buzz. With the exception of a buttery pecan tart, steer clear of the sweets as their desserts are a little too heavy for a beer-laden belly.
The baby sliders run the gamut (veggie, turkey, chicken, salmon, shrimp, tilapia, crab, Angus) at this tapas spot.