The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: the Betty, Botica, and Soul: Food & Culture – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-04-07 14:39:00 –

Betty’s Grilled Cornish Rock Chicken and Retropolitan Cocktail

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Betty, located on the ground floor of the new Kimpton Sylvain Hotel restaurant inspired by mid-century supper club— And if none of the above explanations specifically light your fire, chef Brandon Chavannes (King + Duke, St. Cecilia) goes far beyond weekday steak and sticky shrimp cocktails. Know that you are cooking. For example, its famous appetizer undergoes a rigorous makeover with a head-on cocktail sauce sprinkled with fermented lime and warm Indian spices. Born from Norwegian and Jamaican immigrants, Shawarma from Atlanta flavors dishes with skillful hands and worldwide reach, enriches grilled Cornish rock hen with tahini and rabune, and is acidic in the form of earthen salsa verde. Provides counter points. This is like the world. The most luxurious chicken shawarma. The hotel’s steak options start at Filet Mignon and escalate to the Porterhouse, which is higher than the round-trip airfare ($ 169). Betty is one of the three concepts Chavannes oversees here. There is also a courtyard space willow bar serving cocktails and plant-centric plates, and a rooftop bar St. Julep serving more “playful” cuisine. 374 E. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead, 470-531-8902 — Sam Wally

Most attractive products With a friendly bochika It is a shared plate. Chef Mimmo Alboumeh was born in Lebanon, lives in Spain and Italy and previously cooked at Red Pepper Taqueria. Here you can enjoy tapas-style dishes as well as standard party dishes (nachos, guac). Great smoky tapas with crispy potatoes and aioli. You can imagine ordering one after another until the evening between drink rounds. Only if this was the era of shared plates, or a long night. For me, Botica represents one day a dream of a happy life. Sitting together at an intimate table and bathing in each other’s warm companions and droplets in the air is not a very stressful suggestion. For now, fortunately, takeaway is also available. (Although this spot may seem a bit tricky about the protocol: When I received my takeaway order, I was invited to wait in a crowded bar where I was sitting worried so masked. Bernie Sanders at the inauguration meme.. Everyone: There is a bug! ) Tacos are also on the menu, and there are also some large plates such as burgers, salmon and enchiladas. For those who dine, who can also sit on the spacious patio facing Peach Tree Road, the bar offers frozen drinks such as the crafted margaritas and another happy dream, Aperols pritzfrosé. doing. straight away. 1820 Peachtree Road, Brookwood Hills,
404-228-6358 — Sam Wally

Soul: Food & Culture
Born in Chicago, with family roots in the South, and a long career in upscale dining in Atlanta, Todd Richards is on a mission to raise soul food to the right ranks. In 2018, he published his first cookbook, an autobiography. Soul: Evolution of chef’s cooking with 150 recipes.. He will follow it up at this new counterspot on Clog Street Market, which he developed with chef Joshua Lee. Some dishes remain from Richards’ Southern Fried. These include chicken and waffles (filled with plain or corrado) and fried catfish sandwiches with spicy remoulade sauce, run by Richards alone in this same space. Choose from sauces such as lemon pepper with herbs and spices, and hot honey with pickles of peppers and red onions. On the side is a collard green with smoked chicken, mac and cheese. Richards tweaks classic soul preparations such as smoky salmon croquettes, served with stone-ground grits and jalapeno creamed corn. Results can be non-uniform, but do not skip frozen lemonade. It’s not too sweet and is purely delightful on your tongue. 99 Krog Street, Inman Park,
404-205-5913 —Christiane Lauterbach

This article appeared in the May 2021 issue.

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