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Monday, June 25, 2007

Eat with Spider-Man, smell like patchouli

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We visited Little Five Points the other night, dining at Savage Pizza (484 Moreland Ave., 404-523-0500). It's too bad you can't see the superheroes suspended from the ceiling in the above pic. (There are better pics and a coupon on their website.) A comic book motif presides throughout the restaurant, which has been a favorite with many pizza fans since its opening in 1990.

What's the gimmick, besides dining with Spider-Man? The terrific sauces, including a Cajun one and a garlicky

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white one, along with more usual types. My favorite pizza here, the Thai chicken, was not available the night of our visit, so we had the barbecued chicken one. Warning, a medium will barely fill two people — that's true of two professional eaters, anyway.

After dinner we crossed the street to Sevananda (467 Moreland Ave., 404-681-2831), a natural foods co-op. Wayne was in search of his homemade, hippie-dippy patchouli soap. What's the deal with natural foods and scents? Take a look at the store's incense counter!

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I like Sevananda's vegetarian cuisine. I stop by now and then for a takeout lunch from the hot bar. I also like the picturesque co-op members working there, like this exotically dressed and very pleasant woman. She does not look like your typical Kroger clerk.

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