Belinda Skelton and I had a lot to unpack today! Atlanta's Mayor yesterday decided to roll the city back to Phase 1 (closing dining rooms at restaurants and bars) while the Governor said to ignore her. What a mess. What do you do if you run a restaurant? Tough choices. So far I have seen DBA BBQ and Home Grown that have decided to go back to Phase 1 while others have decided to stay the current course and double down on the safety protocols...for now. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's to not put too much stock in plans!
Here's where I have been eating lately: MUJO which offers exquisite take-out sushi, Varuni Napoli's amazing new Italian sandwiches, and Persian Basket Kitchen doing some gorgeous renderings of traditional Persian food in John's Creek.
Read about Atlanta Restaurant Permanent Closings here
Michael in Cumming, a bona fide Englishman and Arsenal supporter, said the Fish and Chips at Wright's Fish and Chips in Cumming are THE REAL DEAL!
Joyette declares that Mela Ethiopian Kitchen in Decatur is wonderful! Just take-out and delivery right now so bring home a great communal experience!
Stephanie in Atlanta tried a new restaurant in East Lake called Lake & Oak BBQ and says it's fantastic!
Steve in Atlanta (from NY) delivered an impassioned plea to support the authentic Italian at Novo Cucina in Dunwoody. The "greatest Italian cooking" he's ever experienced! The gelatos are homemade and transcendent too!
Will said The Drift in Marietta is unbelievable for seafood. He heartily endorsed the crabcakes--and he's a Savannah native! Also, they have a patio!
Sheryl in Gainsville has a great go-to, Antebellum, in Flowery Branch.
Peter in Marietta recommends an excellent place in Sandy Springs called Breadwinner Cafe. Looks to be only open for carry-out and delivery.
David from Duluth recommends Yummy Place for Korean fried chicken and their fried green beans!
Betty in Woodstock loves the "Angry Mussels" at JCT Kitchen
Hoboken Cafe on Whitlock in Marietta is a fabulous New Jersey
Bill in Cumming says check out Bucket O Shrimp
Mike in Dacula loves Secreto Southern Kitchen and bar
Cindy recommends Feast 26 a mix a southern and Cajun in Buford near the Mall of GA