There’s yet another new burger place on the map — one that has the makings of a local hangout. Chas D’Huyvetter, an East Cobb native and Pope High School graduate, recently opened Moxie Burger in East Cobb’s Paper Mill Village with a small group of local investors.
Moxie, meaning vigor, spirit and gumption, strives to play host to every palate with a variety of burgers made from ground beef, lamb or turkey, chicken breasts and portobello mushroom caps. Accompaniments include zucchini fries that will nearly fool your children, fried pickles, sweet potato fries and pimento cheese bites.
Judging by the crowds I observed on a recent visit, I’d say Moxie strikes a chord with the locals. Maybe it’s the lively patio complete with a children’s area. Or, maybe it’s the wine and beer they serve while you’re waiting in a line 20 people deep. Whatever it is, it seems to be working.
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. 255 Village Parkway N.E., Marietta. 770-627-3201. $.
In other news:
Inman Park is currently hosting restaurant week now through Apr. 1. Fourteen restaurants will offer three-course meals priced at $15, $25 or $35. Participating establishments include Barcelona Wine Bar, Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Fritti, One Eared Stag, Sauced and Wisteria (among others). Reservations recommended.
Atlanta’s hotel restaurants will host their own restaurant week Mar. 31 – Apr. 7. Each of the ten participating restaurants will offer a three-course meal for $30. Park 75, Livingston Restaurant and Bar, BLT Steak, Spice Market and Southern Art Restaurant and Bourbon Bar are among those participating. Preview menus and make reservations online.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog