Tag Archives: OTP

4 reasons not to overlook this hidden gem Mexican restaurant in Roswell

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nosh on classic Mexican dishes at Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell. Photo by Jessie Dowd

I must have driven past Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell hundreds of times over the last few years, without ever going in. Located in a busy Publix shopping center and home to a roster of rotating restaurants over the years, it’s easy to overlook. Recently, I finally gave them a try—first for drinks (they serve a solid skinny margarita) and then for lunch a few times. The verdict: this neighborhood hidden gem deserves a spot on your rotation. Here are four ...

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The owner of South Main Kitchen is opening three new restaurants

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Tocayo and Lapeer founder Louis Soon (left) and executive chef Andy LongPhoto by Claire McCool Restaurateur Louis Soon (South Main Kitchen, Butcher & Brew) is working to expand Alpharetta’s culinary options. He plans to open a second location of Butcher & Brew in August, plus a new concept called Tocayo at Halcyon in south Forsyth County. While Butcher & Brew is a full-service American pub, Tocayo will be a food stall focused on Mexican street food. Soon is also opening a high-end seafood spot called Lapeer, across the street from South Main Kitchen, in the fall. Andy Long (known for his ...

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with these OTP ice cream spots

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Caffè Antico serves handcrafted gelato in classic flavors, as well as Italian-inspired varieties./ Photo credit: Meredith Pierce

When Georgia heat and humidity kick in, there are few things we crave more than a couple scoops of extra-creamy ice cream on a waffle cone (or an extra-thick, frosty milkshake)—especially when it’s a race to eat your dessert before it melts. We love a good challenge. There are plenty of fro-yo chains and Bruster’s parlors to choose from, but don’t miss out on the bevy of other ice cream shops to scoop up a sweet treat. Here’s an OTP hit list to ...

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OTP Dining: Where to eat in Woodstock on Memorial Day Weekend

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Operable garage bay doors allow for fresh air and people watching at Truck & Tap in Woodstock. Photo by Jennifer Carter.

When you hear “food truck,” you probably think of pavement and eating on the go. Atlanta has its fair share of food trucks, but Truck & Tap is far from your typical food truck parking lot experience. Instead, it’s a casual and friendly restaurant tucked in between two shops on Main Street in downtown Woodstock that invites patrons to sit down and enjoy a meal from a daily rotation of local food trucks.

Oversized, garage bay doors on the ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy
Illustration by Zohar Lazar

Rave
Suburban Smorgasbord
I’ll log as many miles as it takes for a good meal. Other folks are like burrowed animals, eating only at restaurants nearby out of convenience. That’s fine, unless you’re one of the many intown residents who regard their refusal to travel outside I-285 as a badge of sophistication. Really? You’re not interested in dipping into an amazing bowl of Korean abalone porridge (Bonjuk in Duluth), stuffing yourself on Brazilian steak for less than $14 (Minas Grill in Marietta), or meeting the best Chinese chef in Georgia (Rui Liu at Masterpiece in ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy
Illustration by Zohar Lazar

Rave
Suburban Smorgasbord
I’ll log as many miles as it takes for a good meal. Other folks are like burrowed animals, eating only at restaurants nearby out of convenience. That’s fine, unless you’re one of the many intown residents who regard their refusal to travel outside I-285 as a badge of sophistication. Really? You’re not interested in dipping into an amazing bowl of Korean abalone porridge (Bonjuk in Duluth), stuffing yourself on Brazilian steak for less than $14 (Minas Grill in Marietta), or meeting the best Chinese chef in Georgia (Rui Liu at Masterpiece in ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: Yes, there’s great food OTP, and why eats don’t need to be Instagram-worthy

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Illustration by Zohar Lazar Rave Suburban Smorgasbord I’ll log as many miles as it takes for a good meal. Other folks are like burrowed animals, eating only at restaurants nearby out of convenience. That’s fine, unless you’re one of the many intown residents who regard their refusal to travel outside I-285 as a badge of sophistication. Really? You’re not interested in dipping into an amazing bowl of Korean abalone porridge (Bonjuk in Duluth), stuffing yourself on Brazilian steak for less than $14 (Minas Grill in Marietta), or meeting the best Chinese chef in Georgia (Rui Liu at Masterpiece in Duluth)? ...

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Colletta Italian Eatery in Avalon, Alpharetta, First Impressions

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

Located in the new Avalon center, in the heart of Alpharetta, Colletta opened its doors to show us what a twist on Italian food really looks like. Chef Perez put together a menu inspired by Northern Italian cuisine and local, fresh produce. With that, he created new wave Italian cuisine which is pretty amazing.

When you walk into Colletta, there is instantly a vibe of ardor and comfort. Dim lights and candles surround the entire restaurant. High wooden tables, an open view kitchen, and ceiling high wine cabinetry are a few things that will catch your eye. All of the carefully ...

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Pampas Steakhouse, Johns Creek, GA Restaurant Review

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

After being out of work for several months, my talented, successful hubby found a terrific job in Alpharetta that he loves!  Yep, he has many other skills besides the amazing photos he takes for me. Hooray for a non soul-sucking commute! To celebrate, we decided to have dinner with some friends at Pampas Steakhouse, an Argentinean steakhouse in Johns Creek, not too far from his new office. It was fitting, as Pampas is not for those on a budget.

The upscale steakhouse was packed on the Thursday when we visited. The groups mostly were business dinners – with the likes ...

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