El Cabrito – CLOSED
The OTP Mexican restaurant off the little section of Buford Highway I dub “no man’s land”, has closed. The stand-alone restaurant that was known for their tacos de chivo (goat) looks like it has been closed for a while. I ventured out there and confirmed it for myself, but it got dark pretty quickly so I took a few snaps with the camera and scooted off.
6530 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta. 770-300-0364 – DISCONNECTED.
In other news:
A reader wrote to inform me that a new Mediterranean restaurant called Basha Bistro has opened on 14th Street (midtown) by the mosque. The menu boasts a variety of chicken and beef dishes in shawarma or kebab form. For hungry vegetarians, the Basha mezze platter comes with grape leaves, hummus, baba ghannouj and falafel, which can be ordered for just $10.
11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Sundays, 420 14th Street, Atlanta. 404-254-5611, $.
I wrote about Sonny’s opening last week and made a trip over the weekend to check it out. I was motivated by shakshouka on their menu. It’s a spicy stew-like dish made with tomatoes,onion and pepper, two runny eggs and served with toasted bagel halves. The sauce/stew reminds me of salsa criolla, a sauce used in Latin cooking.
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Sundays, 2168 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, 404-982-0666, $.
The Creative Loafing has reported that Fifth Group Restaurants will be taking over the downtown space (One Ninety One Peachtree Tower) that was formerly Il Mulino. The story indicates that the new concept with be a Tex-Mexican restaurant offering lunch, dinner and catering services.
- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog
– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.