We frequent the Buckhead area for great shopping and restaurants. One place that had caught my eye during it's development was Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse. I wasn't really sure what to expect as the restaurant has only been open for 2 months now.
Chama Gaucha is a Brazilian Steakhouse with locations in Houston, Chicago, San Antonio and now our beloved Atlanta. The decor is modern and warm with dark wood finishes and beautiful walk-in wine cellar as you enter the restaurant.
For those of you unaware, Buckhead is going through a major renovation. Lenox Square Mall just wrapped up their re-grand opening in July 2014 and Phipps is next up. The Streets of Buckhead area is officially in operation and more and more new retail shops and restaurants are flooding the Buckhead area.
One favorite that has been a part of Phipps Plaza for 2 years is Yebo, which is located to the left of the front valet of the mall. Pronounced “yeah-bo” meaning ‘yes’ is a chic depiction of South African cuisine with a modern and simplistic design. Yebo is a new venture from Justin Anthony of Atlanta’s widely recognized 10 Degrees South.
Currylicious in Norcross- Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA
I was asked by a colleague to review a new Indian Restaurant called Currylicious on Satellite Boulevard in Duluth, Georgia. Currylicious is a family-owned Indian restaurant that opened in the beginning of 2014. The executive chef is mom, the front of house is dad, and the sous chef and business operations are run by the son, Azim Hooda. For a restaurant to have ‘delicious’ as part of its name, I thought I’d be in for a treat. On the contrary, I experienced the opposite.
I was first introduced to Kiri during a dinner meeting and was hesitant at trying another sushi place in Atlanta, since most have not been up to my standard in freshness or flavor. However, as I was open-minded and figured I had nothing to lose.
Kiri is located in the Trader Joe’s shopping center off of Monroe Dr. about 2 blocks away from Piedmont Park. There is a sufficient amount of parking in the complex unless it’s during peak times, like on a sunny Saturday afternoon or between 6pm-8pm on the weekends. It is tucked in the back corner behind the Starbucks and right next door to the UPS store. They have an small outside patio space with umbrellas for shade or you can enjoy the modern ambiance of inside the restaurant. The space is not large with only about 10-12 tables, but they present a bright, modern welcoming feel with white walls, green grass trim, straight lines and chrome accents.