Hi. Finally a post, yay!
Yeah-bow. Yes. Now you know a word in Zulu.
I came here for lunch a few weeks ago with some friends and got to try most of the entire menu. The place is super cute and feels very cozy for having drinks.
Lamb Sliders. Good sized. Juicy and very tasty. They were topped with tzaziki sauce
Fried Chicken. A misnomer. I was expecting real fried chicken which is why we got this in the first place. They were more like crispy chicken nuggets and quite pricey at $16. The chicken pieces are drizzled in peri-peri sauce which is a very mild chili sauce. The dish came with collards that were a little bitter than what Southerners are accustomed to normally; and corn puree that were a good departure from the ho-hum mashed potatoes.
Salad in a jar. Awesome presentation. They shake it then serve it table side. This one’s called Safari. It has lots of tropical fruits, some greens in a papaya vinaigrette that is refreshing. Warning, this is a wet salad. The juices from the fruits were very good but it just made the entire thing soupy after a while.
Beef Sandwich. The sandwich is filled with boerewors sausage which is a beef sausage popular in South African cuisine. Good filling but overall quite a dry sandwich despite the aioli. A thinner, not as dense bread would have done a better job.
Ostrich Sliders. Very juicy despite being lean and quite tasty. The peach chutney cut down some gaminess and the arugula was really just decoration.
Mac & Cheese. This panko-crusted version didn’t have a lot of cheesy flavor. The macaroni was perfectly cooked, however.
Truffle Fries. So good. The peri-peri salt gave a hint of peppery taste. Yummy!
Shrimp and Grits. Quite possibly the best thing on the menu. This tasted more like a Spanish dish to me with the plump, fresh shrimp swimming in a tomato-based sauce. They call this sauce chakalaka sauce. It’s slightly spicy and very hearty. Delicious. The accompanying pan-fried grits make this dish complete.
Let me just tell you that this place is really nice but be prepared to spend quite a bit to get full. Our lunch bill for two people (and only because our other friend had a separate bill) was a whopping $95 before tip. That included two diet cokes, by the way, and no other drinks besides water. Brought to you by the same folks from 10 Degrees South.
Inside Phipps Plaza
3500 Peachtree Rd NE,
Atlanta, GA 30326
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