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Amici

“There’s always something goin’ on at Amici” is the best way to describe this family owned pizza café and bar. Whether you go to enjoy an icy cold beverage while you play trivia or want a piping hot pie to devour while watching a sports game, there’s something everyone will love. Guests have an abundance of tasty choices to choose from, including their award winning wings, large variety of pizzas, classic pastas and yummy sammies. Pies are New York Style and range from their Pineapple Express to the Beefeater, which is a meat lovers dream! When you come to any Amici, you’ll be in a fun, family friendly environment where you can relax on the outdoor patio or hang with a big group at the bar.

 

Taverna Plaka

A combination of Mediterranean, Italian and Greek cuisine alongside light-hearted entertainment is served up at this Cheshire Bridge gem! When you visit, be prepared for a party not only in the dining room, but in your tummy as well! Between the Braised Lamb Shank and belly dancers, it’s an all around good time. The menu offers a plethora of dishes, and no matter you choose to indulge in, you will not be disappointed. Order some dinner, get some Baklava for dessert and have a ball!

Refreshing ATL Smoothies, Smoothie Bowls & Juices You MUST Try!

***The below article is written by @healthy._.harry, a guest blogger for Atlanta Eats***

If anyone has taken the liberty to check out my Instagram, you’ll know that smoothies are my thing. When done right, smoothies and smoothie bowls (thicker blends ate with a spoon and toppings) can be a delicious and healthy dessert replacement that, for me, mimic milkshakes. Not to mention they’re a great way to squeeze in some dense, easily absorbable nutrients into your diet. Being what I would consider a veteran in the smoothie department, I decided to feature some of my favorite juicebars and menu items that you can trust are sweet, savory, dessert-like…yet healthy!

Deluxe Acai Bowl at Kale Me Crazy (Brookhaven, Buckhead, Decatur, East Cobb, Inman Park, Midtown, Roswell, Sandy Springs & Virginia Highlands)

Kale Me Crazy stores are literally popping up everywhere in Atlanta (there is a God!), so there’s bound to be one nearby regardless of where you are. This has got to be my favorite acai bowl in Atlanta. For those that don’t know, acai is the new black. It’s a berry originating from Brazil that is jam-packed with antioxidants and bursting with sweetness that makes smoothies taste like candy. Between the smoothie base and tons of toppings, this is one of the most nutrient-dense snacks or meal replacements that Atlanta has to offer. Shout out to the creepy guy I met at a bar who later left me a Kale Me Crazy gift card in my room…keep those coming, thanks.

Acai Bowl at Lucky Lotus (Ponce City Market)

The acai bowl at Lucky Lotus is in sorbet form and a perfect healthy substitution for those that are trying to wean off of ice cream. And no, that is not a black bottle, it was actually transparent and the black is the color of the juice I also bought. There are many options to choose from, but I ultimately decided on this lemon, activated charcoal juice that supposedly wipes you of any toxins. They have other sweeter juice options as well that are great replacements to more unnatural sugar-sweetened beverages you’d buy otherwise.

The Warrior and Green Bowl at Vitality Bowls (Midtown)

It’s in the name…this is the PLACE for smoothie bowls! Vitality Bowls has endless options…you can even create your own bowl or add and subtract ingredients from already existing menu items as you’d like…they are super flexible and accommodating! My friend got the Warrior Bowl and added peanut butter for some protein and flavor boost and I went with the Green Bowl but swapped out strawberries for pineapple. These things are loaded with nutrients, flavors and toppings. Definitely one of the thickest smoothie bowls in Atlanta…it makes you feel like you’re eating ice cream!

Fat Burner and Mango Zinger at Rawesome Juicery (Downtown)

Rawesome Juicery is located inside Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a really fun kind of indoor farmers market with a lot of other great vendors and fresh produce. The Fat Burner consists of juiced grapefruit, lemon, ginger and cayenne pepper and wow…is it hot! I personally like it hot (*wink*) and knew what I was getting myself into, but definitely proceed with caution…my eyes were watering from that cayenne. The Mango Zinger is also one of my all time favorites: blended mango, peach, spinach, ginger and I always like to add a banana because I love bananas (no pun intended). Some of the best quality juices and smoothies Atlanta has to offer!

Which smoothie are you going to try from the list? Let us know in the comments below!

Yours Truly,

Healthy._.Harry

Preview – Episode 1004

This week on the Emmy Award winning Atlanta Eats it’s a Greek party like you’ve never seen, authentic Latin flavors in Smyrna, award winning wings with a view, and incredible South African fare straight from the Braai.

Then, it’s our second half hour of deliciousness, with a 4th generation BBQ joint that has stood the test of time. We head up North for lobster rolls and the reuben with house-made kimchi and finish it all off with sweet and savory desserts on Buford Highway.

Hungry Yet?

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Escape For a Meal on The Beach In Buckhead

When you walk into Yebo, you won’t feel like you’re at a ski lounge anymore. Having completed its transition from Yebo Ski Haus to Yebo Beach House on April 4 in just a day and a half, Justin Anthony’s South African & American fusion masterpiece is now designed to take you on a trip to the beach for the evening. Complete with surfboards on the walls, creative cocktails & lighter small plates, Yebo’s new location on West Paces Ferry is all about sharing a terrific dining experience with others, ultimately creating a Boho beach vibe in Buckhead.

With so many tasty & creative options to choose from, we asked Justin about some of his favorites on the Beach Haus menu. Check out the photos below & what he had to say about each dish!

Small Plates

Cold/Raw: Even though he has many favorites, Anthony said he liked the Coconut Ceviche best, which is served inside a real coconut. He recommends scooping out the coconut after finishing the dish for even more flavor.

Vegetable: The roasted cauliflower is the most unique offering, but Anthony is partial to the grilled street corn as it truly signifies summertime and is also unique. Coated in parmesan and a Peri-Peri sauce, these cobs definitely have a kick to them!

Seafood: Available on both the Yebo Beach Haus and Ski Haus menu and his mother’s recipe, the Curry Crab Claw is by far Anthony’s go to for seafood. He cites that curry can stand on its own regardless of the season, and even though crab is more associated with a summer menu, the heartiness of this dish makes it a great fit for both the Beach Haus and Ski Haus menus. It’s also a great representation of South African cuisine and a crowd favorite at Yebo!

Photo credit: Yebo Beach Haus

Meat: The oxtail tacos are Anthony’s favorite, which were a last minute addition to the Beach Haus menu. Other oxtail dishes are served at 2 of Anthony’s other True Story Brand restaurants (Cape Dutch & Biltong Bar).

Dessert

Anthony is a big chocolate fan, so the Bonfire Chocolate Cake is his clear winner. Served with vanilla gelato, almond florentine, red wine berry coulis & topped with pieces of sugar glass (yes, these are edible!)

Cocktail

Since Anthony is skewed toward bourbon and whiskey, he opts for the Surfer Rosa, made with house rye 100, strawberry syrup, lemon & basil.

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a variety of delicious options that gives you the ambiance of Venice Beach, head to Yebo Beach Haus & go on a mini vacation right here in Buckhead. You won’t just have an incredible meal…you’ll have an incredible hospitality experience.

Best Things We Ate Last Week

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One could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us, it’s just another hard day at work. We’re showcasing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTV on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for a constant stream of food porn if this post doesn’t quite cure your fix.

Shrimp and Grits from The Mill (Roswell)

The Mill is known for their modernized southern comfort food & that’s exactly what we were treated to when we ordered this large plate. Picture the tastiness of shrimp and grits but better…yes you heard that right, BETTER! We were rewarded with not only fresh, seasoned shrimp but also Andouille sausage…aka the best of both southern worlds. And the flavor doesn’t stop there y’all. Cherry tomatoes & Vidalia onions accompanied the shrimp and sausage and sat on top of Red Mule Gouda Grits. Now these aren’t just any ordinary grits…they come from Tim and Alice Mills’ farm in Athens, GA and are light, but packed with tons of flavor since they’re mixed with gouda cheese. We didn’t think it was possible, but after enjoying this dish, we left one of the best patios in Roswell with an even deeper love for the South!

Sashimi Salad from Nori Nori (Sandy Springs)

Nori Nori is not your average buffet. Our visit opened our eyes (and stomachs) to a whole new Japanese food experience. From soups to salads to freshly rolled sushi, we filled up our plates high and tried as many delicious options as possible! One of the dishes that topped our list was the Sashimi Salad. Decadence is hard to come by in buffet style restaurants, but Nori Nori mastered it with this salad. The mixed greens, sliced peppers, and onions are tossed with the freshest of raw fish and topped off with fish eggs. If you want the taste of sushi without carbs from the rice, this salad is a MUST try! Since this dish is on the lighter side, we had a lot more room for many of the other mouthwatering options on the buffet, like the crepes at their crepe station!

The Prosciutto from Pizzeria Lucca (Roswell)

Do yourself a favor of flavor…head over to Pizzeria Lucca in Roswell and order the large Prosciutto pie if you’re looking for fresh ingredients & pies true to Italy. The crispy yet airy pizza crust on this pie is topped with fresh tomato sauce, Fior di latte mozzarella, garlic, basil, uncooked prosciutto & crunchy arugula. The minute we sunk our teeth into this baby, we knew we had met one of our pizza soulmates. The sweetness of the tomato sauce is paired perfectly with the saltiness of the prosciutto & arugula. And the mozzarella was melty cheesy goodness that held all these flavors together on the crispy & airy crust. You’ll definitely want more than one slice…trust us, we ate the whole thing, including all the crumbs!

Did we make you hungry? You’re in luck — Atlanta Eats provides the perfect workday distraction! Peruse our site for videos of Atlanta’s top restaurants, and of course tune in to our show on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Atlanta Food & Drink Events Week of April 17

APRIL 17 – APRIL 23

Spring is in full swing, with food & music festivals, lobsters and oysters, plenty of patio parties, and fresh, seasonal menu items popping up all over the place!

VIVA SPAIN! WINES & TAPAS OF SPAIN

Tuesday, April 18 | 7:00pm | Vino Venue

Rioja. Cava. Sherry. Explore 7-9 Spanish wines, served alongside authentic tapas. At this wine tasting event, you’ll learn more about Spain’s wine regions and terminology while enjoying small plates of signature Spanish cuisine.

Tickets go for $69. Get more info here.

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MEZZOGIORNO CELEBRATION

Wednesday, April 19 | 5:00pm | La Tavola

Take your tastebuds on a tour of Southern Italy – known to locals as Mezzogiorno – and experience the simple seafood dishes and rustic flavors of Italy’s hilltop villages and seaside towns. Starting this Wednesday, La Tavola is celebrating Southern Italian cuisine with a special seasonal menu full of a la carte items (think baked scallops, squid ink calamarata, and royal red shrimp fusilli), available in addition to their full menu. Get more details here.

What’s what should you order on the full menu, you ask? Let us help with the decision-making process by sharing some of our favorite La Tavola menu items.

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SAVOR AT THE LAKE HAPPY HOUR

Thursday, April 20 | 5:30pm | SAVOR Bar & Kitchen

One of Atlanta’s finest patios awaits! Sip on handcrafted cocktails as the sun sets over lake Rita, soaking up the final moments of the day to the tune of a live DJ. Small bites from SAVOR’s spring menu will be available, so kick back, relax, and allow the summer to sink in.

Event admission is free. Call (770) 280-9877 for more info.

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SAUSAGE MAKING CLASS

Saturday, April 22 | 10:00am | Pine Street Market

Some kids dream about taking a spaceship to the moon, or being a cowboy. But at Atlanta Eats, most of us dreamed about making our own sausage someday. And here’s our big break.

This Saturday at 10:00am, learn how to grind, case and cook your very own sausage. You’ll go home with a wealth of knowledge…and 2 whole pounds of your homemade sausage concoction. Class includes a lunch of beer bratwurst, country sides and beverages.

$125 per person. Tickets are available here.

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MUDDBUGGS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 22 |  | 12 noon-8pm | Duluth Town Green 

We’re suckers for a good food & music festival! Muddbuggs & Music promises endless crawfish, exotic flavors, live music, and a beer garden…right in the heart of Duluth. Sponsored by Rock 100.5, Kicks 101.5 and the city of Duluth, this is a family-friendly event that is sure to be a good time for kids and adults alike.

Tickets go for $15…grab ’em here.

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THE OPTIMIST PATIO PARTY

Sunday, April 23 |  | 1-5:00pm | The Optimist 

Get fired up for a lobster-oyster grillfest! Sponsored by Lexus and executed by chefs Pat Pascarella and Drew Belline, you can look forward to half-roasted lobsters, mini lobster rolls and oysters served just about every way imaginable. The event will be set to a live music soundtrack, courtesy of Atlanta’s Wasted Potential Brass Band, with additional entertainment in the way of corn hole, putt putt and giant Jenga.

Tickets run at $50 per person and include food and two drinks (beer or wine) and valet parking. $5 drink specials, plus a full bar will be available for purchase. Buy tickets online.

Which foodie event are you checking out this week? Let us know below in the comments!

Vero Pizzeria

A concept dedicated to cooking pizza true to Naples, Italy, Vero is focused on using the freshest ingredients to craft the highest quality pies. Located in downtown Brookhaven next to sister restaurants Valenza & Haven, restauranteur Michel Arnette was inspired to open his own pizzeria after a trip to Naples with his family. Also offering small plates, salads & paninis, Vero has a little something for everyone, even if you aren’t a big pizza person.

Taco Mac

It all started back in 1979 when a couple of guys from Buffalo, NY, made a pit stop in Atlanta on their way to Florida. After touring the city and enjoying the weather, they decided to stay and bring their favorite food, buffalo wings and craft beer options to the sunny south.

Thirty-five years later, Taco Mac has expanded all over Georgia and as far away as North Carolina and Tennessee. They have gone way beyond wings to make sure their kitchen serves everyone’s favorite foods – big, juicy burgers, hand-breaded chicken tenders, sandwiches, fresh entrée salads and fresh-baked flatbreads. But they still serve the southeast’s original and award-winning Buffalo Wings, offer the best selection of craft beers on draft and bring the friendliest Southern hospitality they fell in love with so many years ago.

PURE Taqueria

So much more than just outstanding tacos! PURE is a great go-to for authentic Mexico City cuisine, delicious cocktails & a kickass time. With six different locations all over Atlanta, there’s bound to be one close to your hood. The combination of a relaxed atmosphere, stellar food & drinks along with its inviting patio makes PURE a prime place to hangout and enjoy yourself. Don’t leave without trying at least 1 of their refreshing margaritas, many made with Lunazul’s smooth Mexican tequila.

Bite

ITP flavor with an OTP adress, Alpharetta’s Bite is taking the town by storm. Whether you’re craving a Maine style lobster roll or a West Coast style cheeseburger, Bite will bring their distinct Southern charm to the dish. So, grab a seat, order a glass of wine and let these guys wow you.

Breakers Korean BBQ

The Korean BBQ scene is booming in Atlanta, but Breaker’s is really setting them ahead of the pack. The restaurant has adapted technology so the interactions between the waiters and patrons happen at the push of a button. We were salivating at the parade of marinated short ribs, fresh seafood, and indulgent pork belly coming from the kitchen. The side dishes are just as jaw dropping as the proteins; your meal comes with homemade kimchi, rice paper and radish wrappers, soup, salad, and fresh vegetables too! Less than a year old, Breakers has already made a lasting impression in the Atlanta restaurant world.

The Establishment

If you’re a smoked meat, whisky & craft cocktails fan, you’re gonna want to make a reservation here ASAP. Celebrating Atlanta’s history with its beautiful decor, reclaimed 1800s wood repurposed from Georgia barns & art created by local artisans with a nod to Atlanta’s past, this spot really captures the history & energy of our awesome city. A communal inside space & kick ass patio overlooking Piedmont Park gives diners options based on what type of experience they are seeking. Stay late any day Thursday through Sunday to enjoy live entertainment from various DJs that come & help get the party started.

Sweet Hut Bakery

When we want a sugar fix on Buford Highway, there’s only one spot that we head. It’s Sweet Hut. From cupcakes to pastries, they have it all. And all with a Taiwanese twist. If you don’t have a giant sweet tooth, they have plenty of savory treats as well. But, whatever you order, make sure to wash it down with a bubble tea. Sweet hut is making one of the most in-demand versions in Atlanta.

And now, with a Midtown location – complete with catering and lunch sandwiches- you can get your fix wherever you live.

Cape Dutch

Nestled off Cheshire Bridge road in the Morningside neighborhood, famed restauranteur Justin Anthony’s latest venture, Cape Dutch, takes a modern approach to South African cuisine. With Executive Chef Philippe Haddad at the helm, diners can expect dishes such as braised rabbit, lobster, seared sea bass, and the signature elk chop. Enjoy a fully immersive experience from start to finish. Ambiance and decor are on par with both the dinner menu and cocktail list which create a contemporary setting and approachable atmosphere. Perfect for happy hour, date night, or family gatherings; Cape Dutch has quickly made a lasting impression on the ever-growing Atlanta dining scene. Experience a taste of South Africa without the jet lag!

 

The Southern Gentleman

Nestled within the new Shops of Buckhead lies a gastropub with an incredible patio serving top notch southern dishes and drinks. Southern Gentleman, focused on using locally sourced ingredients to create fresh, modern takes on traditional southern dishes, has a high end, yet comfortable feel. It’s bar, located in the middle of the restaurant, offers a large selection of difficult to find whiskeys, bourbons and wines. With a menu changing three times a year, there’s a dish for everyone to love that is seasonal, fresh and carefully crafted.

Greater Good BBQ

On Roswell Road, right next to Chastain Park, there exists an unassuming building that you have probably driven by dozens of times. What’s inside though, is BBQ definitely worth the stop. We’re talking platters of smoked ribs, potato skins piled high with pimento cheese and pulled pork, and probably the best collard greens you’ve ever had. We’re talking Greater Good BBQ.

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar

The food at Clark & Schwenks Seafood & Oyster Bar aims to fill a gap in the Atlanta restaurant scene. C&S, for short, is a collaboration between two Atlanta food scene veterans with experience in fine French & American restaurants in Atlanta and a dual passion for excellent food. The focus is on fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar, and classic prime steaks. Combine that with a menu that is formidable and spans the fare of the classic Manhattan steakhouse to that of a Parisian brasserie.

Sprayberry’s

Serving up ‘cue to the masses since in 1926, Sprayberry’s is a legend in Newnan and beyond. But it’s more than BBQ, it’s family, Friday Night Lights and tradition. Oh, and the best lemon icebox pie you’ve ever had!

Porch Light Latin Kitchen

When diners come to this quaint spot in Smyrna, head chef & owner Andre Gomez wants them to feel completely comfortable, like they are having lunch or dinner at his house. The same attention & detail put into making sure every table is happy & that all guests feel welcome is also incorporated into the food. Using many local products from farmers, growers & businesses as well as working in a scratch kitchen, each plate is prepped with extreme care & brings an authentic taste from Andre’s childhood in Puerto Rico.