Why am I just discovering this magical place?! My friend suggested we check it out for brunch, and I'm so glad that we did! I was worried we'd have a long wait since it was Sunday brunch time, but we were seated immediately. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating, especially since we had the hardest time trying to decide what to order...everything sounded delish! For cocktails we tried the Strawberry Fields, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, and the Southern Hospitali-tea (we love boozy brunches, don't judge). We also tried the Sweet Potato Beignets...melted in our mouths! I ordered the lobster eggs benedict (awesome). My friend ordered the Foul Play, which is fried chicken & waffle w/ whiskey peach compote (also awesome, I snuck a few bites from her plate). We were so stoked to find Folk Art, and we can't wait to check out the rest of the menu. I'm seriously thinking about going back tomorrow...hey, I said don't judge me!
Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse or a Chinese dim sum? Imagine both but with refined Southern food and if you haven't gone to either.....you're in for a treat.This was a very unique dining experience. I was NOT expecting cafeteria style seating with my date sitting on the opposite side of me and other patrons so close to me but I LOVED IT. I was so curious to see what others ordered and ask if we should order it as well.Gunshow serves amazing small dishes and the actually chef comes out and presents each course to you. The drinks are made table side. I did feel bad declining some dishes since it looks so yummy but after dish number 5 - I was stuffed. This by far is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta due to its creativity, amazing food, and ambiance. The menu is constantly changing with revolving chefs. I wouldn't recommend it for a first date, since it's quite loud and busy, but definitely worth it with friends, family, or if you're in a relationship. We parked on the street. :)
Great sushi place on the West Side! Sure, they've got the tasty rolls, nigir and sashimi options, but they also have great omakase options (chef's tasting), creative appetizers that I haven't seen anywhere else, and great hot dish options. For appetizers, I LOVED the hamachi carpaccio and the scallop tiradito! Oh, and do visit their rooftop patio, which has gorgeous views of Atlanta.
It was pretty busy for lunch, which I took as a good sign. I started with the spring rolls (two rolls per serving). They were good--your standard spring rolls, which is a-okay with me. I had the chicken pho. The broth was flavorful, and it was a good alternative to my favorite pho. The Hubs had a caramelized catfish claypot (say that three times fast), and he enjoyed it. So did I...I stole a bite or two. I think stealing your spouses food is par for the course.Service was average, but that's not necessarily bad. I'm always happy to find another restaurant to visit to meet my pho fixes.
To say this may be one of my favorite Mexican spots in Atlanta, may be an understatement. I love Mexican and could eat it every day, but the way Ford Fry presents the menu and decor is top notch! Their house salsas are unreal (and super addicting). I love their house salad with radishes, corn and avocado -- recommend it with the shrimp! If you're in the area for lunch, they have a $10 lunch special that includes: your choice of two entrees and rice and beans! I must warn you, they do not take reservations and there is always a long wait (especially on Friday and Saturday), but it's well worth the wait!