News for Restaurants in Atlanta
La Tavola Trattoria's 8th annual Tomatofeast celebrates tomatoes in multiple dishes from Wednesday, July 28, through Saturday, August 7. Enjoy them with either à la carte options or choose the $30 three-course prix-fixe menu. Among appetizer selections are a tomato and melon salad with buffalo mozzarella and pesto; and octopus salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes, colatura oil, pickled red onion, arugula and tomato vinaigrette ($6.50-$8.50). Tomatoes are everywhere during the festival---on pasta, chicken, fish and beef dishes, including burrata mozzarella ravioli with tomato salsa crudo and Sicilian oregano; garganelli with house-made fennel sausage, tomato and fresh ricotta; and pancetta-wrapped chicken thighs braised in tomatoes with cannellini beans ($16-$22). Tomatoes even appear in a sweet dessert---candied almond and tomato semifreddo with almond brittle ($6.50). Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.. La Tavola Trattoria, 992 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, 404-873-5430.
The long-anticipated move of Natalia's in Macon, Geogria, about an hour south of Atlanta, has finally been accomplished, relocating the restaurant to new digs just a little closer to its Atlanta patrons. The new address is 201 N. Macon St., at Bass Rd., exit 172 off I-75. The phone number remains unchanged: 478-741-1380. Natalia's, 201 N. Macon St., Macon, GA 31210, 478-741-1380.
Years ago, no self-respecting Southern lady could own a restaurant. But she could own a "tea room." And that's what many women-owned Atlanta restaurants were called. Most today are gone, but Atlanta's iconic Southern food restaurant, Mary Mac's Tea Room, survives. To mark its 65th year, current owner John Ferrell has authored a new book containing some of the venerable establishment's most famous dishes: Mary Mac's Tea Room: 65 Years of Recipes from Atlanta's Favorite Dining Room. Yes, the famous fried chicken and the chicken and dumplings (which may be even better!) are included. Mary Mac's Tea Room, 224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-876-1800.
Food 101 is honoring low country summer traditions by featuring a Low Country Boil every Thursday evening on the outdoor patio. Executive chef Justin Keith loads up this time-honored coastal dish with Georgia shrimp, andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn and onions. The cost is $24, plus tax and gratuity. The all-you-care-to-eat meal is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Drink specials will include $3 sangría and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Seating is first come, first served and is limited. Food 101, Belle Isle Shopping Center, 4969 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, 404-497-9700.
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