Ok, don’t get us wrong, we like the World Cup. But what we really love is the food! With 32 nations competing to hoist the trophy, we can’t help but think of all the delicious cuisine their fans are eating at home while cheering them on. So, we wanted to get in on the tasty acton. Every day we will bring you some of the Atlanta restaurants that are cooking up the specialties of the competing nations. Dig in and enjoy the ride!
Saturday, June 14
The Match: Colombia vs. Greece
Where We’re Eating: Kiosco
From arepas to plantains, tamales to paella, Kiosco’s menu is stacked with Columbian dishes that you just don’t see every day. Owner Eddie Burmudez, a native Columbia and food aficionado, makes sure that each dish is prepared in a way that would make his grandmother proud. He also makes sure that each and every guest feels like family.
The Match: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica
Where We’re Eating: Saboras Del Plata
When you’re eating Uruguayan cuisine, make sure you wear loose fitting clothes. Why? Well, there is a dish at Soboras Del Plata called Parrillada del Plata. Which roughly translates to ‘OMG, it’s a mountain of meat!’.
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The Match: England vs. Italy
Where We’re Eating: La Tavola
Sure, England has come a long way when it comes to cuisine. But when they’re going up against Italy, there’s no contest. We want some Italian, and we want it now. And when that craving hits, it’s to La Tavola we go.
The Match: Cote d’Ivoire vs. Japan
Where We’re Eating: Shoya Izakaya
Izakayas are the Japanese version of pubs. And if there’s any time to eat pub fare, it’s during the World Cup. At Shoya Izakaya the pub fare goes a bit beyond jalapeno poppers and chicken fingers. Oh no, at this pub you’ll be diving into sushi, yakatori and ramen. With a menu as thick as a phonebook, you’ll definitely find something, or about 100 somethings you’ll love.
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