Elegant Italian is a steal at this Virginia-Highland trattoria

Henri Hollis - Squid Ink Spaghetti at La Tavola Trattoria

DISH OF THE WEEK: Squid Ink Spaghetti at La Tavola Trattoria

Ordering pasta in a restaurant should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism. Why pay retail prices for something you can boil at home? On the other hand, pasta becomes a must-have and a measuring stick at restaurants that make it in-house – though you’re likely to pay a premium for all that extra effort. Continue reading “Elegant Italian is a steal at this Virginia-Highland trattoria”

Warm up with bangers and mash at this West Midtown restaurant

Henri Hollis - Ormsby's Bangers and Mash

DISH OF THE WEEK: Bangers and Mash at Ormsby’s

One of the tragedies of winter in Atlanta is that we are so often deprived of the real thing. Thanks to the gorgeous snowfall in early December, made all the more beautiful by the fact that we didn’t become a national laughingstock that time around, our city got a taste of legitimate winter. A couple of weeks later, Atlanta’s typical version of the season kicked in: a constant temperature of 50 degrees paired with non-stop rain.

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This Lavista Park sushi spot redefines Crab Rangoon

Henri Hollis - Sushi Itto Cheese Puffs

Dish of the Week: Cheese Puffs (i.e. Crab Rangoon) at Sushi Itto

The first time we visited Sushi Itto a couple of years ago, my wife looked over the menu in consternation. “They don’t have Crab Rangoon,” she said, obviously dejected. Upon closer inspection, we saw a different dish that looked promising: Cheese Puffs, described as “cream cheese with Krab stick, deep fried with crunch.” The description is apt, and Sushi Itto’s Cheese Puffs are delicious – several steps above any other Crab Rangoon I’ve tried.

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