Cooking & Cocktails with Chef Tiffany Derry – Tish Around Town

Hey TAT Family! It’s been a minute since I posted a blog. I’m sorry, I’ve been AWOL. I recently moved back home to Dallas, TX to embark on a new chapter of life, and took a few months to get reacclimated to the city and explore the social scene. Anyway, I’m back now, and can’t wait to start exploring the tons of great restaurant and events in Dallas and sharing the details with you. Don’t worry TAT Atlanta family, you’ll definitely continue to see posts about Atlanta, as I will be back on a regular basis to see family and friends, and to attend some of my favorite events.

So this summer, I had the opportunity to attend ‘Cooking & Cocktails – An Afternoon with Tiffany Derry’ hosted by RVC Promotions at The Brixton Shops at Legacy. The thing is I’ve been a fan of Chef Derry since her time on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 7 where she was voted “fan favorite” and also was among the final four in the season. Not only that, she was also a finalist on Top Chef: All-Stars. Over the years, I’ve also watched her on Bar Rescue and Hungry Investors on SPIKE TV. So, when I saw the post for this event, I knew I had to attend so that I could finally meet my Foodie Best Friend (in my head), and taste her food in a fun, intimate setting.

Chef Derry giving cooking tips & tricks

The event was the perfect Saturday afternoon sharing good food, drinks, lots of laughs, and the opportunity to meet some new foodie friends. The event was a 3-course cooking class, with each course paired with a different cocktail. The class was very interactive, and Chef Derry did a great job walking us through the recipes in detail and answering questions from the audience. The recipes for everything she cooked were also given to us, so I will be trying some of these delicious dishes at home in the near future.

1st Course: Pork Belly with Watermelon Salad Cocktail Pairing: Rock N Mules – Western Son Vodka Mule

2nd Course: Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes & Kimchi Vegetable Medley Cocktail Pairing: Live and Let Rye – Red River Rye, Black Walnut & Aztec Chocolate Bitters

3rd Course: Peaches & Cream Cocktail Pairing: Foxy Lady – Western Sons Apricot Vodka, Peach Schnapps & Peaches

Each course was simply amazing, and you can definitely taste Chef Derry’s Southern roots in her cooking. I enjoyed each course, but the second course was my favorite. The beef short ribs were so tender and full of flavor, and I’m still dreaming about those mashed potatoes. My favorite drink served was the ‘Live and Let Rye’ from the second course. I have been expanding my cocktail palate by trying more dark liquor drinks, and this drink was a perfect combination of whiskey with a sweet chocolate undertone.

The event was a reminder of my love for food and learning about food, and it gave me the inspiration I needed to get back to writing for Tish Around Town. If you enjoy trying different foods or love to cook, I strongly suggest you attend a cooking class and demonstration instructed by a chef. I have learned a lot of cooking tips and tricks during these type of classes over the years.

It was great meeting with Chef Derry after the event

Selfie with Mitzi, my fellow foodie buddy

Make sure you visit one of Chef Derry’s restaurants around Dallas. The Cupboard – Grab ‘N Go by Tiffany Derry is located in the Uptown Urban Market, and you can enjoy sandwiches & wraps, local artisan goods, salads and fresh sushi.

Also, checkout Root’s Chicken Shak located in Legacy Hall at Legacy West in Plano where Chef Derry is featuring dishes inspired by her mother’s Southern cooking. You’ll find her famous duck fat fried chicken on the menu along with some other savory dishes.  For more information on Legacy Hall, see my blog, Tish Around Legacy Hall – Dallas Premier Food Hall.

Root’s Chicken Shak – Duck Fat Fried Chicken & Fries

Thanks, RVC Promotions for curating a great foodie event, and thanks to Western Son Distillery for the awesome drinks!

See you around town!

Photos by Tish Around Town

Tish Around The Taste of Atlanta 2014

Taste of Atlanta 2014

Taste of Atlanta 2014

If you missed the Taste of Atlanta this year, you missed what could almost be described as a festival for your taste buds! The Taste of Atlanta is a staple food, wine & cocktail festival that has been around for over a decade. The 3-day food festival featured 90 restaurants, 4 live cooking stages, and the option of enjoying the VIP Experience, which included sample cocktails, craft beers and wines from around the world.

I had the opportunity to cover this event on Sunday and it was truly the highlight of my weekend. I attended the event with my brother, George who also was my photographer for the day, and my good buddy Angela, who was very instrumental in brining Tish Around Town to life.

The weather was prefect, which was a key ingredient to making Sunday a perfect day for tasting some of the best food Atlanta has to offer. Our taste buds were aroused with the smell of good food even before we entered the gates. Everything looked tempting so I knew we were in store for a tasty day. We started with getting the lay of the land, and coming up with the perfect plan for eating our way through the streets of Tech Square. The coordinators of this festival made it easy for getting around by grouping the restaurants by neighborhoods. This was a great way to experience food from a particular neighborhood or area of town.

I’ve been to a few food festivals in my day, and the one thing I can say about the Taste of Atlanta, is the food portion to food ticket ratio was perfect for tasting. The majority of the tastings were 2 – 3 tickets each, and most of the portions could be shared to allow for you to taste more food. On top of tasting the food, there were some fun interactive chef demos and food competitions featuring some of Atlanta’s best chefs.

I had a great time meeting some of my social media friends, and I made some new friends along the way. If you like trying different foods, or want to learn more about food, make sure you add the Taste of Atlanta on your list of things to do in 2015. This is a Tish Around Town approved festival, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I will let the pictures below tell my Taste of Atlanta culinary journey. See you next year!

Our firs stop was at Aja's booth.  The BBQ Pineapple Duck Fried Rice & Angry Wings were delicious!

Our first stop was at Aja’s booth. The BBQ Pineapple Duck Fried Rice & Angry Wings were delicious!

Thanks Angela for joining me for the Taste of Atlanta!  #GramFam

Thanks Angela for joining me for the Taste of Atlanta! #GramFam

Jim N' Nick's BBQ ribs were YUMMY!

Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ ribs were YUMMY!

BurgerFi had he longest line but this Double Cheese Burger was well worth the wait!

BurgerFi had the longest line but this Double Cheese Burger was well worth the wait!

Good Champion BBQ Mac N' Cheese was delicious!

Good Champion BBQ Mac N’ Cheese was delicious!

It was great meeting Wanda & Dawn at the Taste of Atlanta.  Thanks ladies for the fun Outkast dance break!

It was great meeting Wanda & Dawn at the Taste of Atlanta. Thanks ladies for the fun Outkast dance break!

Check out my new foodie friends Kimberly & Ashley!

Check out my new foodie friends Kimberly & Ashley!

Cafe Intermezzo's Oreo Cookie Cheesecake was a winner!

Cafe Intermezzo’s Oreo Cookie Cheesecake was a winner!

Authentic Italian pizza from Don Antonio!

Authentic Italian pizza from Don Antonio!

Big Pretzel!

Big Pretzel!

See you next year Taste of Atlanta!

See you next year Taste of Atlanta!

Photos Credit:  George Hinchen III aka Mr. Armani 

A Peaceful Weekend Retreat: Savannah/Hilton Head

TAT fam, don’t you just want to get away sometimes? Don’t you long to just get away from the challenges and stresses of your day-to-day lives to clear your head, even if it’s just for a weekend? Well, I needed a break from the hustle & bustle of Atlanta, so I jumped in the car with my ‘Mister’ and we headed south on I-75 to Savannah/Hilton Head. 

Headed south on I-75 with my 'Mister'

Headed south on I-75 with my ‘Mister’

1st Stop Savannah
On our way to Hilton Head we made a stop in Savannah at the SCAD Museum of Art (scadmoa.org). I love visiting museums when I travel, and this is one of my favorite contemporary art museums. They always have creative exhibits that showcase a wide range of artists, photographers and designers.

The SCAD Museum is housed in a National Historic Landmark that is the only surviving antebellum railroad complex in the country. The 1953 brick structure that was once a railroad is a work of art alone. You can still see original high ceilings and some of the original brick and timber displayed throughout the museum.

SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah

SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah

Beautiful wall art at SCAD:  Each day is fresh with no mistakes in it.

Beautiful wall art at SCAD: Each day is fresh with no mistakes in it.

Sitting area in the museum with a  beautiful piece of art on the ceiling called Web_Orange #5 by Jennifer Jenkins

Sitting area in the museum with a beautiful piece of art on the ceiling called Web_Orange #5 by Jennifer Jenkins

Close up of the ceiling art Web_Orange #5

Close up of the ceiling art Web_Orange #5

2nd Stop Hilton Head Island
After touring the SCAD Museum we continued our journey to Hilton Head. We decided to stay at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa (westinhiltonheadisland.com). The drive from Savannah to Hilton Head is not the most scenic drive, but once you turn off the highway headed to the resort you start to see the true beauty of Hilton Head.

The Westin Hilton Head Spa & Resort

The Westin Hilton Head Island Spa & Resort

Our stay started with a nice valet attendant greeting us and assisting us with parking and our bags. We walked into the lobby which was beautiful and very inviting, so I knew right then our weekend getaway was off to a great start. The front desk representative, Sally, was very welcoming and helpful with telling us about the resort. Our room was very spacious and included with a private balcony with beautiful views of the resort, which was a perfect home away from home for the weekend.

We decided to eat at the hotel the first night of our stay. Eating at a hotel restaurant can sometimes be a gamble, but I have found some amazing hotel restaurants in my travel, and this was no exception. We started the evening by making a stop at the bar and chatting with the bartender, David. He was very knowledgeable about Hilton Head and gave us some great suggestions on where to eat on the island.

We started dinner by ordering the Charleston She Crab Soup and the Duck Duo Salad as our appetizers. We loved both of the appetizers, but let me say this, the She Crab Soup was the best I’ve EVER had (yes I said EVER), and it’s worth a visit back to Hilton Head just for the soup! The entrees were delicious too. My ‘Mister’ had the delicious Lump Crab & Shrimp Linguine and I had the Filet Mignon. Dinner was perfect, and I can now add Carolina Café at the Westin Hilton Head to my list of favorite restaurants.

Charleston She Crab Soup with lumps of crab meat

Charleston She Crab Soup with lumps of crab meat

Duck Duo Salad with lemon, toasted pinenuts, goat cheese, port reduction, white balsamic vinaigrette

Duck Duo Salad with lemon, toasted pinenuts, goat cheese, port reduction, white balsamic vinaigrette

Filet Mignon with truffled risotto, grilled asparagus & demiglaze

Filet Mignon with truffled risotto, grilled asparagus & demi glaze

We spent the majority of the time relaxing, so we didn’t take full advantage of the activities and amenities at the hotel. We did get out to walk the beautiful grounds each morning on the trail. The Westin Hilton Head has a beautiful pool with a bar/lounge area overlooking the beautiful beach. You can also play a round of golf, tennis and relax at the spa located on the grounds of the hotel.

Beautiful walking trail at the Westin Hilton Head

Beautiful walking trail at the Westin Hilton Head

Beautiful pool area at the hotel

Beautiful pool area at the Westin Hilton Head

While there we also dined at the Skull Creek Boathouse (skullcreekboathouse.com) in Hilton Head. This is a pretty popular place for both tourists and local residents. They have a fun casual atmosphere with a large patio overlooking the water. We enjoyed the live band and cocktails while we waited on our table. The seafood was fresh and very tasty, and the bill didn’t break the bank.

We wrapped up our weekend by making another stop in Savannah on our way home. I couldn’t go to Savannah without seeing my Grambling alumni, DeShawn and her beautiful family. We met for brunch at Soho South Café (sohosouthcafe.com) in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah. We had a great brunch packed with old stories and a lot of laughs. After brunch we took in the beautiful scenery and architecture of Savannah before hitting the road.

Soho South Café in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah

Soho South Café in the heart of Historic Downtown Savannah

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We enjoyed brunch with my Grambling Alumni (#GramFam), DeShawn ‘Star’ and her beautiful family

I left the stresses of Atlanta for an amazing weekend and returned to Atlanta rested and refreshed. Make sure you keep Savannah/Hilton Head in mind if you are looking for a quick affordable weekend getaway.

Photos Credit:  Yours truly,  Mario Benoit aka Mister Media & Westin Hilton Head website

Brunching Around Town With Tish – Murphy’s

Murphy's delicious mimosa!

Murphy’s delicious mimosas!

Hands down, brunch is my favorite meal! On any given Sunday around town you can find me enjoying brunch. There’s something about having the option of breakfast, lunch or a mixture of both that gets me excited about the meal. My love for brunch has inspired me to start a series on Tish Around Town called Brunching Around Town. In this series, I will cover my favorite brunch spots around Atlanta.

There are countless places in Atlanta to have brunch, so I decided to start the Brunching Around Town series with Murphy’s, which is a favorite to many in Atlanta. Murphy’s describe their restaurant as a perfect combination of upscale comfort food, gracious service, a cozy setting and excellent value. I totally agree!

I have a little confession. I have lived in Atlanta for over 14 years, and Murphy’s has always been on my list of places to try until last month, and now you can’t keep me away from this place! My first visit was with one of my brunch buddies, then a second time with my ‘Mister’, and I’m already thinking about going back again.

Both of my dining experiences were amazing, and I was lucky enough to get the same fabulous server, Lorne, both times. My brunch usually starts off with one of my favorite brunch beverages: a mimosa, bellini or bloody mary. I tried both the mimosa and berry bellini and they were equally delicious. Another added bonus about Murphy’s is they have a bakery, so you are served a variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves to snack on before your meal.

Variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves.

Variety of fresh breads with homemade preserves.

I usually gauge a brunch spot on how they prepare the classic breakfast dishes, so I’m always looking for a tasty waffle, pancake or French toast. I tried a few things on the brunch menu but I really enjoyed the Hazelnut Crusted French Toast & Corned Beef Hash. Some of the other popular brunch dishes are the Eggs T. Murphy, Crab Cakes Benedict, Southwest Frittata & Chilaquiles, to name a few. Is your mouth watering yet?

Hazelnut Crusted French Toast with caramelized bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar

Hazelnut Crusted French Toast with caramelized bananas, whipped cream and powdered sugar

Southwest Frittata with pork chorizo, potatoes, onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese, crisp tortilla strips and sour cream

Southwest Frittata with pork chorizo, potatoes, onions, peppers, pepper jack cheese, crisp tortilla strips and sour cream

Sunrise Frittata with honey cured ham, potatoes, onions and swiss cheese with a side of bacon

Sunrise Frittata with honey cured ham, potatoes, onions and swiss cheese with a side of bacon

Check out Murphy’s if you are in the mood for a great brunch that will cater to your comfort food taste buds. Also, Murphy’s has a wine bar with over 350 wines in stock with consultants on hand that will help you pick out the perfect bottle to take home.

Location:
Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
997 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30306
Phone: 404-872-0904
www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com

What are some of your favorite brunch spots in Atlanta?

Photo Credit:  Yours Truly

At The Table With Tish – 10th & Piedmont

10th & Piedmont in Midtown

10th & Piedmont in Midtown

I truly believe that a life well lived should include new, interesting and fun experiences with people who also have that same zest for life. It is this passion for life that motivated me to create At The Table With Tish, hosted by yours truly, is my version of a Supper Club. It is a gathering of new and old friends that enjoy experiencing new foods, fabulous adult beverages and great conversation. I wanted to launch this event at just the right time, and Midtown Restaurant Week provided the perfect opportunity and I knew exactly where to go.

At The Table With Tish

At The Table With Tish

I picked 10th & Piedmont for their fun atmosphere, great food and craft cocktails, but I can’t leave out their International Vodka Bar with over 150 vodkas to choose from. I’ve been to 10th & Piedmont a few times, and each time I have a great dining experience, so I wanted share this with my followers. I was blessed to have 18 people attend with various backgrounds and social experiences, which made for a night of stimulating conversations and tons of laughter.

The evening started with cocktails and introductions. 10th & Piedmont has a large menu of cocktails and vodka flights to pick from. They also have a Vodka Passport Program that will allow you taste vodka from all over the world. We had a few people to signup for a passport and enjoy the vodka flights, which featured 4 different vodkas chilled on ice. Imagine that!

10 & Piedmont Vodka Passport

10 & Piedmont Vodka Passport Program

Flavored Vodka Flight - Absolute Berri Acai / Chambord Black Raspberry Sky Blood Orange-National / Rain Cucumber Lime

Flavored Vodka Flight – Absolute Berri Acai / Chambord Black Raspberry Sky Blood Orange-National / Rain Cucumber Lime

Basil Lemon Fizz - Ketel One Citroen vodka, muddled fresh basil and lemon, house-made ginger syrup, soda water

Basil Lemon Fizz – Ketel One Citroen vodka, muddled fresh basil and lemon, house-made ginger syrup, soda water

10th & Piedmont was gracious to provide our group with some delicious appetizers before dinner. Some people ordered from the 3-course restaurant week menu, and some ordered from the sharable dinner menu. This allowed the group to enjoy a variety of food from the two different menus. Looking around, I was reminded of a big family dinner. The food was so delicious that the group couldn’t help but share. They were passing dishes and sharing with each other, which is a spin on the traditional Supper Club.

Southern Pot Stickers provided by 10th & Piedmont

Southern Pot Stickers appetizer provided by 10th & Piedmont

10 & Piedmont Signature Chicken & Waffles

10 & Piedmont Signature Chicken & Waffles

Jerk Mahi Mahi with coconut ginger rice topped with tropical pineapple salsa

Jerk Mahi Mahi with coconut ginger rice topped with tropical pineapple salsa

Chocolate Soufflé made fresh to order

Chocolate Soufflé made fresh to order

The night was amazing and I owe a huge thanks to the staff at 10th & Piedmont and the attendees for making the event a success. Thanks to Bill for assisting me with coordinating the dinner, and to Sheneka for your attentive & personable service.

It was truly a night to remember; part of a life well lived.

Follow me on social media for the next At The Table With Tish and other meetup events!

Make sure you check out 10th & Piedmont weekly specials:
Monday – ½ price wine bottles
Tuesday – Sharable Experience for 2 (salad, 3 sharable entrees & dessert for $25)
Monday – Friday 5pm to 7pm – Happy Hour Menu 50% off

Location:
Neighborhood/Area: Midtown
991 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404.602.5510
http://www.communitashospitality.com/10th-and-piedmont/

10th & Piedmont is part of Communitas Hospitality. The other restaurants in this group are G’s Midtown (formally known as Gilbert’s) & HOBNOB.

Ayanna was one of the winners of the private wine tasting hosted by yours truly

Ayanna was one of the winners of the private wine tasting hosted by yours truly

Buttons showing her Vodka Flight

Buttons showing the table her Vodka Flight

The newlyweds came to join us

The newlyweds came to join us

Thanks Aisha for bring Carla

My #GramFam Aisha and her friend Carla

My fellow blogger Nadeen from The Sophisticated Life

My fellow blogger Nadeen from The Sophisticated Life

Love thy neighbor, The Johnsons

Love thy neighbor, The Johnsons

Angela enjoying the Chocolate Soufflé

Angela enjoying the Chocolate Soufflé

Photo Credit:  Mario Benoit aka Mister Media and 10th & Piedmont

Best Mexican Food In Town – Nuevo Laredo Cantina!

Welcome to Nuevo Laredo Cantina!

Welcome to Nuevo Laredo Cantina

Hola señoritos and señoritas! Hands down Nuevo Laredo Cantina is by far the best Mexican restaurant in Atlanta. Yep, I said it– the best, and obviously I’m not the only one who knows this to be true.  They have been voted “Best of Atlanta” by Atlanta Magazine since the first year they opened in 1992. The owner, Chance Evans has a simple formula: serve the best, most fresh, authentic Mexican fare at a reasonable price by an attentive staff in a casual environment.

Nuevo Laredo is located off the beaten path in an industrial park on the west side of town. The décor is simple with red checkerboard tablecloths, pictures of Hollywood stars on the wall and authentic Mexican artifacts and other items the owner collected from his trips to Mexico. If you go during peak hours expect a wait, but you can always pass the time outside on the patio or at the bar with some great margaritas.

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Downstairs dining area

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Wall of Hollywood stars

I was at Nuevo Laredo last Friday night with my family to celebrate my brother graduating with his Masters in Accounting from Georgia State University–the other ‘GSU’. (For those of you that don’t know, I’m a proud alumni of Grambling State University, the real GSU). Back to the blog…Mexican food is a favorite with my family and being from Texas I grew up eating Tex-Mex along with authentic Mexican food (and yes there is difference). I consider myself a connoisseur of Mexican food so it took me a few years to finally find the best Mexican food in Atlanta. I have to thank my friend Cordell for sharing this jewel with me years ago.

My siblings, George & Perchell

My siblings, George & Perchell

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The Benoits!

We started our meal with their delicious chips and salsa. And what’s a celebration without margaritas? Our refreshing margaritas coupled with the warm chips and authentic salsa was like a fiesta in our mouth! We bypassed having appetizers because the entree portions are filling and the food comes out fast.

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Warm chips & salsa

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Margaritas!

I usually gage a Mexican restaurant based on how they prepare the classic dishes (guacamole, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas etc..), so I ordered one of my favorites, the carne asada and brisket tacos, which are traditionally prepared with lean flavorful meat, fresh cilantro and onions. My sister and brother both kept it simple by ordering the beef tacos and nachos. Mario changed it up and ordered the Chicken Santa Fe. They have a vast number of entrees so your choices are endless. Some of the other popular dishes include: Brisket Barbacoa, Chicken Mole, over-stuffed poblano Chili Rellenos, Lobster Tacos, and Enchiladas. No matter what you choose, you’ll be satisfied.

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Carne Asada & Brisket Tacos with fresh cilantro and onions

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Chicken Sante Fe – 8oz chicken topped with monterrey cheese, Mexican caviar, fresh avocado and cheese

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Beef Nachos

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Beef Tacos with beans & rice

Make sure you check out Nuevo Laredo if you are looking for authentic, home-cooked Mexican food in a fun casual environment with great service. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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My favorite server Magaly

Location
Neighborhood/Area: West Atlanta
1495 Chattahoochee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404.352.9009
www.nuevolaredocantina.com

Photo Credit:  Mario Benoit aka Mister Media

I want your feedback and comments. Have you been to Nuevo Laredo Cantina? What is your favorite Mexican food restaurant?

Serpas is “True Food”

Serpas

Serpas located in Old 4th Ward

Welcome to the first blog post of Tish Around Town (#TAT)! I’m really happy to start sharing my social experiences with you. My goal is to share my social world, and hope that you see something that can enhance and bring joy to your social life.

Picking the subject for my first post wasn’t an easy task. I have so many things I want to share, so many experiences I want to tell you about, but I had to narrow it down. I decided to start with a restaurant and though I was struggling to decide between some of my favorite restaurants, my confirmation came when I went to Serpas two weeks ago.

My partner in crime, Cherie, asked me for some suggestions for our friend Jamie’s birthday celebration. When selecting a restaurant food, service and ambiance, are the three things I look for. I suggested Serpas, Rathbun’s Steak, KR SteakBar, The Optimist and Sotto Sotto, which are some of my favorites (I will cover these in future blogs). She selected Serpas because it’s one of her favorites, and their menu can easily cater to both the foodie and non-foodie alike, which is a perfect selection for a group dinner.

Serpas is located in Atlanta, GA in the ‘Old 4th Ward’. It’s an old area with rich history that share the historical home of Civil Rights great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Now, this “old” ward has a new facelift and Serpas is a part of this revitalized charm. Once you arrive, you can enjoy the complimentary valet parking, and then you’re just steps away from a savory meal.

When you walk in you’re greeted with a new school design with old school charm. An exposed brick wall makes the restaurant feel homey, yet chic. The open kitchen invites your senses to embrace the sounds and smells of food that are sure to please.

Our night started with a few drinks and selfies with my husband (my “Mister”) and Cherie at the bar while we waited on the group. Serpas has an amazing bar and because they change their drink menu a few times a year, you can always find something new to try. We tried the Country Mule, which was a great play on the traditional Moscow Mule.

Selfie with my mister & Cherie.

Selfie My Mister & Cherie at the bar

Country Mule

Country Mule – Tequila, Vodka, Honey, Ginger Beer, Grapefruit Juice

Our group arrived, and we were seated at our table. The meal started out with ordering a few appetizers to share. At Serpas, you can expect everything on the menu to look appetizing, and we narrowed our selections down to three: calamari, salmon chips and duck egg rolls. The appetizers were just amazing! We enjoyed all of them, but everyone really enjoyed the salmon chips the most.

Calamari

Calamari

Salmon Chips

Salmon Chips

The crab and mushroom-stuffed trout, the rib-eye topped with crab meat, and the duck breast were the three favorite dishes at the table. I had the rib-eye, and it was cooked and seasoned to perfection.

Trout

Trout stuffed with crab & mushroom

Rib-eye

14 oz Rib-eye topped with crab meat

Duck Breast

Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast

Serpas delivered excellently across the board. Well prepared food, great service and amazing ambiance is why Serpas is at the top of my list. Executive Chef/Owner, Scott Serpas, a New Orleans native, has used his many years of experience in the industry to create a perfect culinary dining experience. When you want a true culinary experience, come to the place where they give you “True Food”.

Make sure you check out Serpas for dinner or Sunday brunch. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Location
Neighborhood: Old 4th Ward
659 Auburn Avenue, #501
( Studioplex)
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Phone: 404.688.0040
www.serpasrestaurant.com

I want your feedback and comments. Have you been to Serpas before? What are some of your favorite restaurants?