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1197 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 511 (14th St.) Send to Phone
MARTA: Arts Center Station
Southerners like heat, and peri-peri sauce, a condiment of African origins, should meet their expectations, here paired exclusively with chicken.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Peri-Peri sauce is a condiment of African origins, mostly Zimbabwe and Angola. In some countries, it's known as beri-beri sauce. Either way, it's hot. In Portugal, it's chiefly used with chicken, but it's also great on leitão (roast pork). At the eponymous restaurant in Atlanta, it's chicken all the way. The very moist breast of chicken (or leg and thigh) comes with two sides. We like the creamed spinach (not too creamy), the collard greens, the mac 'n' cheese, and green beans. None of these is particularly African (with the possible exception of the greens) or Portuguese, but they are perfect with this zingy way of cooking chicken. Even the basic chicken is pretty spicy, so sample the four versions of peri-peri---from mild to medium (a good bit of kick right here), to hot to extra-hot---carefully before adding. We like the hot best (number three up the ladder) as it seems complex, not just hot.


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