Sokongdong Tofu House

As a newcomer to Korean food, I am always open to trying a variety of new choices, to make sure I am not missing out on anything. This practice led me to discover the seafood pancake at So Kong Dong and I am forever thankful.  It is one of those dishes that I didn’t even know existed, so I couldn’t even crave it.  Now, however, I am always craving this dish even when I am not even hungry!

With a variety including bibimbap, short ribs, and bulgogi, Sokongdong Tofu House may need to be the first place you go to try Korean cuisine. All of these selections, including the seafood pancake, where absolutely delicious.

Seafood

Mezza Luna


Italian food can be some of the best cuisine out there when it is prepared well with fresh ingredients and with traditional recipes.  Unfortunately it can be quite expensive and often misses the mark. Thankfully, Mezza Luna has come on the scene with old world recipes and preparation as well as exceptional quality! Tucked into an unlikely plaza on Spring road in Smyrna, this little gem is big on flavor and hospitality. Who doesn’t like listening to Frank Sinatra covers by a live singer while eating delicious Italian? I know I do!

 

Seafood

Clam, Mussels, Squid, Shrimp, Risotto

 

 

Mezza Luna

Linguine and Clams

 


 

ElReydelTaco

El Rey del Taco


If you are anything like me, you have at least three or four Mexican restaurants that you frequently go to depending on where you are that day and what you are in the mood for.  It may be a margarita that you are craving or it may be guacamole that you are after.  Well let me tell you, if it is taco night for you and your family, there are no better tacos anywhere in Atlanta than the ones at El Rey del Taco.

ElReydelTaco

Tacos

These babies are the real deal, steak, onions and cilantro. Add a little bit of their heavenly spicy avocado sauce and you have the perfect hand held food. I will also attest to the torta’s that they prepare. They make one of the best Chicken Milanese torta’s I have ever had. Crispy chicken, fresh tomatoes and creamy avocado and warm soft bread, you will wonder why you haven’t been eating tortas your whole life..

El Rey del taco

Milanese Sandwich

 

Greek Fest

Atlanta Greek Festival

If an outdoor festival along with incredible history, and great food sound like something you may be interested in, I highly recommend the Atlanta Greek Festival. Happening in the fall at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road in September, this festival has become one of my favorite to attend. The family friendly atmosphere, traditional music, merchants selling their wares, and the smell of lamb smoking in the background, you can’t beat this for a beautiful afternoon.


 

Greek Fest

Lamb on the Spit

Seeing the whole lamb rotating on the spit really gets my imagination going. I often wonder why I don’t have one of these set up in my backyard. The best part is, you can then buy lamb by the ounce. I am talking delicious!


 

Lamb

Pulled Lamb

And do you want to know what is awesome? if you don’t have time to actually attend the festival, they have a drive through so you can still enjoy the food. How amazing is that.


 

Gio's

Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano

Italian food bursting with flavor, atmosphere brimming with conversation, this is what you will find at Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano. The family style seating will allow you to meet your neighbors, while you enjoy a glass of wine. I would recommend sharing the plate of pasta alongside the Sorrento Chicken.

Gio's

Gio’s

Authentic preparation with great, simple ingredients, will have you planning your next trip before you  even leave.

Gio's

Sorrento Lemon Chicken

Make sure, however, to save room for some Gelato at the end of your meal, you will not be disappointed.