June 22nd, 2012
As is the meal! We’ve been wanting to try STG Trattoria since it opened, despite its opening to mixed reviews. The AJC gave it 2 out of 5 stars, and we’d heard so-so anecdotal responses as well. So why did we want to try it? Few of the obvious reasons: Italian is our favorite, we love trying the new spot in town, it’s in our neighborhood, yada yada. However, we really wanted to try it because it was opened by the owner of Bocado. And while we don’t love Bocado (the menu is just weird), we do like that it’s a fun place to have a midrange night out (it’s not Fourth & Swift but it’s not Zoe’s). And if there is any category of restaurant that Atlanta is missing out on, it’s the nice / midrange spot.
So perhaps it’s because our expectation was low, but we really liked it. We sat outside, but the inside is really charming too (the entryway doubles as a wine cellar). We had two apps: the beet salad and the pork meatballs…both yummy. And then the pork sausage pizza. We don’t have the most discerning palate when it comes to pizza napoletana, as we’ve never really met a slice we didn’t like, but we thought this iteration was satisfying as well.
All and all, a good Thursday night restaurant.
July 19th, 2010
All good ladies of leisure know that turning meals into verbs is one of the easiest ways to increase the appearance of your social adeptness. You dine, you lunch, and on your fabulous weekends out, you brunch. Brunch food es muy delicioso and hard not to do good, but that doesn’t mean some don’t do it better than others. Our two favorite brunch spots are Highland Bakery (casual, hipster, but literally the most delicious, melt in your mouth breakfast EVER) and Murphy’s (traditional brunch fare, Highlands staple, and a great fancy brunch mimosa atmosphere). Be ready to wait at both locales, but they are so worth it! And yet, the list of ATL brunch spots go on and on…so we want to know, Ria’s, West Egg, what’s your pick?!
October 7th, 2009
“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities” 1 Timothy, 5:23
According to Food & Wine Magazine, Southern Italy is the best place to find unfussy wines at reasonable prices. Check out this recommendations for the best:
1998 Tasca D’Almerita Regaleali Rosso ($11) The basic red from Tasca, one of Sicily’s most dependable producers. It’s a charmingly rustic wine a blend of local grapes Nero d’Avola and Perricone with earthy black cherry and cola flavors. A superlative every-day red for pizza and pasta.
1998 Sinfarosa Primitivo ($11) Primitivo has been produced in Apulia since the late 1700s, but it took the renewed popularity of Zinfandel in California to inspire winemakers to craft suppler, more balanced Primitivos. This peppery red tastes like a Zin crossed with a Chianti.
1999 Feudi di San Gregorio Albente ($11) This refreshing white blend from a relatively new Campania winery has an explosively fruity aroma of fennel, lime and peach, and crisp flavors with notes of papaya and roasted nuts.
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