Our visit to Genuine Pizza + Exclusive Web Content

If you haven’t been to Genuine Pizza in Phipps Plaza, it’s a pizza experience worth having. In addition to the perfectly made Neapolitan pies, Chef Michael Schwartz has added other items to the menu like polenta fries, meatballs and cookies that make every visit to Genuine a happy one. We created some web exclusive content from our visit to Genuine that you can watch here, then tune in Saturday, March 24th at 7pm for the full episode.

Steak interviews Chef Michael Schwartz (extended)

Genuine Pizza’s Dough Room

Jenga Fries

Pesto Pizza

Short Rib Pizza

Preview – Episode 1126

This week on Atlanta Eats, we are finishing out or 11th season strong with some must stop spots! First, we’re heading to a new AE restaurant, Genuine Pizza, for some pizza made with local and fresh ingredients. It is genuinely amazing. Next we’re venturing over to the Decatur area for BBQ and brews at Universal Joint and then back to Buckhead for the finest selection of meats and cocktails at Chama Gaucha. Since we’re craving Caribbean, there is no better place to visit than Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe in Sandy Springs. 

On the second half of our season finale, we’re eating pizza AGAIN at Pizzeria Lucca because we just truly love it that much. Then we’re off to Southern Art for southern fried chicken and pies galore that makes any southerner feel at home. Last, but certainly not least, we appreciate a top notch Italian dish so we are looking no further than Pricci.

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Mara Davis Joins the Bert Show to Talk Great Restaurants by the Atlanta Airport

The tacos at Ronaldo’s Resto Bar

Hapeville, College Park and East Point are Atlanta neighborhoods linked to the airport, but they have a scene all of their own. Mara recently joined the Bert Show to talk about some of her favorites on the South Side and about an Atlanta Eats shoot where Bert got a litlte tipsy on an empty stomach (sorry Bert!). Listen below or read some highlights from her appearance!

“It’s ATL Airport District restaurant week, and I want to highlight this because there’s some great areas – East Point, Hapeville, College Park – these are a lot of fun areas that go undercooked. So there’s a couple restaurants I want to highlight.”

“I love Radial, it’s an awesome funky spot. They have one in Candler Park, it’s terrific. Ronaldo’s is great, you’re gonna see that on the show. It’s a cute taco spot. I’ve talked about the Duck Club, which is a little speakeasy – you have to go there. Cause you don’t know if it’s the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, you don’t know what year it is, there’s no windows – it’s weird, it’s great.”

“I love the Corner Grille – Julian and Anette, they’re the sweetest people. This is what I”m talking about with the ATL Airport district – this is a real community. Chapman Soda Fountain and Pharmacy – it’s in downtown Hapeville and it’s a pharmacy, but they have an old-timey soda fountain.”

4 Great Restaurants to Try in the Last 4 Days of Atlanta Airport District Restaurant Week

If you’re heading to Atlanta Airport District Restaurant Week, there’s only FOUR days left! May we suggest four spots that we love whenever we’re hanging out near Hartsfield.

During the fifth annual ATL Airport District Restaurant Week, diners can choose from prix fixe menu prices of $9, $19 or $29 signature dishes for 20 percent off. All menu prices will be valid for brunch, lunch or dinner; prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.

Corner Grille
A little taste of N’awlins. A little taste of Atlanta. All coming together in one great restaurant. That’s what you get at the Corner Grille, run by husband and wife duo Julian and Annette, you’ll feel like you’re at home when you try their famous cajun pasta – it’s a customer favorite! A creamy and slightly spicy mixture of shrimp, crawfish, Andouille sausage and penne pasta in Parmesan Cajun cream sauce. You’re allowed to lick the bowl when you’re done.

Radial Cafe
You’ve probably seen us post about it, but we can’t stop thinking about the Coca Cola BBQ braised brisket. It has deep flavor and earthy sweetness, and it’s served on polenta with beer battered onion rings and blue cheese, topped with some green onion for color and flavor. We also loved the Salmon BLT and the fluffy buckwheat pancakes.

Ronaldo’s Resto Bar
You could spend all day at this address and find something new or interesting every hour you’re there. In the mornings, Ronaldo’s makes freshly brewed coffee and lattes and serves delicious breakfast tacos – one with chorizo and one with veggies. At night, you can head to their back speakeasy, The Duck Club, for delicious wings, skins, sausage and all the bar food a grown Atlantan could want. They also have a spaghetti night on Wednesdays…

Louisiana Bistreaux
Looking for a way to get away without actually going to Hartsfield, walking through security and cramming in a flying tin can? Head to Louisiana Bistreaux and it’ll feel pretty close to the Big Easy. Whether it’s a zydeco band playing the background, the authentic hurricanes (and hurricane glasses) at the bar, or the perfect cajun flavors, you’ll be happy you went. Try the Jambalaya or the Abita-battered coconut shrimp, k cher?

Southern Sweet Tea

  • Muddled lemon
  • Ice
  • Evan Williams Peach Bourbon
  • Topped with Sweet Tea
  • Shake

Enjoy at Cypress St. Pint & Plate

Bytes Restaurant

Atlanta’s Tech Square is one of the city’s most innovative areas. It only makes sense that Bytes, Atlanta’s most innovative restaurant, calls the neighborhood home. Whether it’s the ipad menus, the multiple screens, LED outdoor seating, state of the art restrooms, and private dining room with changeable wall projections, there’s plenty of attractions for tech lovers. And for food lovers, there’s delicious pastas, fried snacks and much much more.

Midtown High Rise

  • Ice
  • Fresh Orange Wedge, squeezed
  • 1.5 oz Evan Williams Peach Bourbon
  • Shaken
  • Red Bull Orange

    Enjoy at the Nook on Piedmont Park!

Louisiana Bistreaux

If you’ve ever been to New Orleans, you know it’s a City with its own flavor and spice. But if you can’t make it out there, you can get all the flavor and spice you need at Louisiana Bistreaux. From their jambalaya to their hurricanes to the zydeco bands playing inside, it’s truly one of the few Atlanta locations where you can ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’!

Preview – Episode 1125

This week on Atlanta Eats, we’re hitting two new spots that some Atlantans haven’t heard about, but definitely need to try! We are starting off in Midtown at Bytes for eclectic dishes in a modern environment, then we’re heading to Louisiana Bistreaux for some cajun classics. For small plates and good dranks, MADE Kitchen and Cocktails is open for business and we’re getting a table. Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow, in East Atlanta Village, is serving up Smoked Pork Belly and we are there for it. On Main Street in Tucker, you can find The Local 7  where the bar food is far from basic. 

On the next half of our tasty TV show, we’re dipping warm pita into kale and artichoke dip for the perfect appetizer at The Establishment. And to finish our weekend off we’re drinking craft beers and grubbing on food truck fare at Truck & Tap in Woodstock.

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The Local 7

Known as the Town Hall of Tucker, The Local 7 gives diners a small town feel, even though it’s just ten minutes outside of Atlanta. Basic bar food is kicked up seven notches here with a large, varied menu including fresh salads, yummy sammies and wraps, delicious burgers and other pub favorites. Located on Main Street, patrons come from surrounding cities to try the awesome food, including the very popular tater tots!

Ronaldo’s Resto Bar

Can a restaurant be 3 places in 1? It can if it’s named Ronaldo’s! A coffee spot in the early morning, a taco spot in the afternoon and a speakeasy at night, you can get three different experiences in this one address. Check out something from each version of Ronaldo’s below.

Café at the Corner

The Cafe at the Corner has been a Hapeville institution for years, and Atlanta Eats visited to learn about their incredible chicken salad, fresh made bread and pastries, and classically trained chef. So what do you say? Let’s do lunch!

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.

Radial Cafe

Radial Cafe is a local favorite that takes the freshest ingredients and transforms them into innovative breakfast and lunch dishes. Nothing there is sourced from more than 100 miles away, and they have a 3 star rating for Green Restaurants. In fact, their motto is small carbon footprint, strong local flavor. If you’re spending time nearby the Atlanta airport, Radial Cafe is a must-visit spot.