Cibo E Beve is another 101 Concept in the same restaurant group as Food 101 and Meehan's. Located in Dunwoody off Roswell Rd in the same shopping complex as Food 101, it is in a prime location for the Sandy Springs/ Dunwoody and even Buckhead professionals.
Metro Fresh has been in Midtown since 2005 by founder and owner Chef Mitchell Anderson. The Midtown location is in the Trader Joe's shopping center next to Mellow Mushroom and the UPS Store off of Monroe Dr. Think of it as a truly sophisticated and fresher version of a cafe with soups, salads, and sandwiches. They also have a bar for coffees, desserts and wines.
Taste of Atlanta is an event I always look forward to every year. This was special because I had VIP access to any and everything at the festival. Over 90+ restaurants, food trucks, caterers, wineries/ breweries, etc. were showcased for the 2013 event. It can definitely be overwhelming for a foodie, but I was up for the challenge. Now mind you, I am petite and only have one stomach. I did not sample every vendor there, but I did strategically try samples of the new and up and coming vendors and the ones that sparked my interest from their presence and presentation. I also took cards of the vendors I would follow up with and review at another time.
Vortex is known for it outrageous and dark restaurant environment and even more "out there" menu items. The original Vortex is in Little 5 Points and has a ginormous skull in the front of the restaurant, and its mouth is the entrance. That already says a great deal about the place. Inside the walls are plastered in old license plates, vintage posters of pin-up girls and action figures, and large pieces that are interesting to look at, like an original motorcycle and a modern jute box. The environment is definitely eclectic from the wait staff having piercings and tattoos all over to the entire restaurant covered in paraphernalia of the outrageous and interesting.
Cosmopolitan is right off the 75 North Delk Rd exit. It is a stand alone restaurant with plenty of parking and a large dining room as well as party rooms for private events. I came across this place by accident. I looked up family owned restaurants in Marietta and Cosmopolitan came up so I decided to give it a shot.
Establishment is a bar/ small plates lounge with an old history feel. The owner, Brandon Lewis, is a big history buff and modeled Establishment after 1845. The lounge is covered in real wood carvings, deer antler chandeliers and cow hides. The best way to compare the ambiance is as if you've just walked into an upscale cabin in the mountains in the middle of Buckhead.
Bangkok Thyme is an authentic Thai restaurant with an authentic ambiance.
Eclipse di Luna is a Latin infused restaurant with various inspirations from the Latin American cuisine and middle eastern entertainment.
Chef Raul Thomas is a talented culinary artist with over 20 years of experience... and it shows!
We met Chef Raul at private event in downtown Atlanta. He has a dynamic and upbeat personality that is contagious. His services are only for catering events and private dining. He has been featured in various culinary publications around Atlanta and showcased on local media.