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Sun in my Belly

2161 College Ave. NE (Murray Hill Ave. NE) Send to Phone
MARTA: East Lake Station
Seasonal freshness and reasonable prices make this a neighborhood hotspot.

Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Thurs.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Sun in my Belly, Atlanta, GA

Sun in my Belly Restaurant Review

: At her popular neighborhood bistro, owner-chef Alison Lueker-Ritter covers the culinary waterfront, serving everything from breakfast to brunch and offering take-out and catering services. Occupying a historic one-story commercial building in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood, the restaurant takes advantage of classic details, from white painted concrete block to hardwood and concrete floors, the latter left natural, softened only by an area rug near upholstered seating. Well-spaced tables --- many of them two-tops --- suggest this is a couples’ destination. At breakfast, the famous biscuits, lightly lavender caressed, and pimiento cheese star. Lueker-Ritter even makes her own Boursin cheese, and enfolds it into soft scrambled eggs. Honey-glazed bacon is the house specialty, but we prefer it unvarnished, which is an option. Panini and other sandwiches compose lunch; at dinner, the trout mousse is a good beginning. While Friday's fried chicken, cooked on the bone, and pressed meatloaf are the signature dishes, go for the perfectly cooked scallops with their accompanying romesco-style sauce. Asparagus and toasted farro embellish the plate. For dessert, try one of the best bread puddings anywhere, warmed in the oven. Revelator coffee from Birmingham, Alabama, makes a fine finish. The wine list is short but well-chosen and fairly priced. The Bliss Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc complements the trout mousse and the scallops, and is emblematic of how nicely the wines pair with the food.


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