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Atlanta revisit: Serpas restaurant review, Atlanta

Lemon cream cheese crab fritters

Lemon cream cheese crab fritters (credit: Becky Stein)

A brass band marched through the restaurant playing a lively rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” at full tilt, the musicians weaving through the tangle of tables and motioning for diners to join the impromptu parade.

This New Orleans Flavors dinner was presented by chefs Scott Serpas, John Besh, John Currence and Donald Link, sons of Louisiana, during the inaugural Atlanta Food & Wine Festival more than two years ago. My lasting memories from that experience include the parade, long waits and surprisingly dense beignets.

The meal cemented my firm association of Serpas with New-Orleans-inspired fare. But, upon my return to the restaurant, which originally opened in 2009, I found the menu more reflective of Scott Serpas’ entire culinary career. In the food that Serpas calls “approachable with an edge,” you’ll see hints of Southwestern flavors from his time at Nava and Asian touches from Sia’s.

Read the full review here.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

15 comments Add your comment


June 13th, 2013
1:36 pm

I think I’m late to the party, full reviews are premium content now? WHY AREN’T THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR FREE?!?!?! This is the internet after all.


June 13th, 2013
2:00 pm

A paywall? I understand y’all need to make money, but couldn’t you do it with ads? I generally like your reviews, but there’s plenty of other great (free) reviews to read so this sort of baffles me.

Anton Chigurh

June 13th, 2013
3:08 pm

Ah, hidden behind the pay wall with no warning. Not nice.

Ned Ludd

June 13th, 2013
4:00 pm

Why have the lead in? Bait and switch it is. Pretend you are offering a review and CLICK…not until you pay….makes no sense. Nothing but ads on the base site…we have to put up with them…then we are supposed to pay and still put up with ads? Hope it works…got to be tough to compete with comparable free sites.


June 13th, 2013
5:42 pm

God I hate this site more and more


June 13th, 2013
10:11 pm

Keep the BS rolling,

[...] Atlanta revisit: Serpas restaurant review, Atlanta [...]

berry steve

June 14th, 2013
8:19 am

The beginning of the end for the daily papers!


June 14th, 2013
10:56 am

I love this restaurant. It is among my favorites. I’ve been several times and each time, has been a great experience. Run, do not walk, to this place. You will not be disappointed. Start w/the Oysters and the Salmon Chips…Yummy! And this is coming from me, someone who is not a seafood person.


June 14th, 2013
5:33 pm

I’m as disappointed as the next person that the AJC has chosen to take its site “pay-per-view” but it has and blog bickering about it, is not going to change that. Let’s face it, ours is a fairly small blog community and we enjoy talking about food and such… So here’s my proposal, why don’t we have a big communal scream about, and be done with it, and get back to talking about what we love most, FOOD!! Just a suggestion. I haven’t been to Serpas but friends recently visited and raved about the food and drinks.


June 15th, 2013
10:36 am

I can get full reviews at Creative Loafing for free. I can read the Washington Post daily for free.
Good-bye AJC :(

The Real Foodie

June 15th, 2013
2:54 pm

Art must be a employee of the AJC or does not understand what a blog is for, the exchange of opinions and ideas. Most in Atlanta are of the opinion that this blog was a bait and switch. We want to be certain that if any AJC trolls visit here they know how we feel.

The Real Foodie

June 15th, 2013
2:55 pm

Going with you Angela!


June 17th, 2013
8:31 pm

Sorry Angela. but the WA Post has recently gone to a pay site joining the San Francisco Chronicle and the LA Times.