Brunch at 101 Steak

Let's just start off with how gorgeous 101 Steak is. I could barely make it to my seat because I was too busy gawking at all the rich dark wood, soft buttery leather and tall grand ceilings adorned with beautiful chandeliers.

We walked past a well stocked bar and a large table set with all different juices, fruit, and bitters. Which I would later come to find out is their "Libation Station" , where you can customize your own Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

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The "Libation Station" 

The "Libation Station" 

We were seated in a nice comfy corner and were promptly greeted by our awesome server, Christopher. He was very attentive and super sweet, even going so far as to put a candle on my ricotta donuts we had for dessert for my birthday. 

We started our meal off with their delicious smoked salmon board that they smoke in house on their big green egg in the back served with all the fixings to create your own bagel. Then we had to choose from their extensive list of not only champagne but rose' and prosseco allowing you to further customize your Mimosa. When we made our way up to the "Libation Station", we were greeted by the restaurants assistant general manager Chris Reid who showed us some delicious combos for our Mimosas.

Keeping it local with  18.21 Bitters

Keeping it local with 18.21 Bitters

House smoked salmon board

House smoked salmon board

Awesome recommendation, Christopher! 

Awesome recommendation, Christopher! 

Finally for our main dish I decided on the hangar steak and eggs with chimichuri sauce. When I say that was the best steak and eggs I have ever had, I'm not exaggerating. The steak was cooked perfectly and the chimichuri sauce was so good I almost licked the plate.  

 

Hangar Steak and Eggs

Hangar Steak and Eggs

I had such a wonderful experience at 101 Steak and can't wait for my next meal with them.  

- Arielle Kleinman

Novo Cucina

Positioned in the heart of Dunwoody next to the local Publix sits Novo Cucina, a fantastic Italian inspired eatery and bar. It is owned by Riccardo Ullio, the man that brought us Fritti and Sotto Sotto in Inman Park.

 

Gorgeously decorated on the inside in grey and red motif, Novo has an open kitchen with an impressive brick oven in the middle. Huge wooden beams stretch above, a nod to the wooden beams that are also in Fritti. The restaurant boasts house made everything from their pastas, to the dough for their fantastic brick oven pizzas and even their gelato.

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This place has it all! I dined during their recently added happy hour, dubbed “Cinque Sei Sette”, which offers five food and drink items from 6-7pm during the week. I tried their fried Funghi Fritti and their Novo Limoncello Spritz. I decided to go with Robiola e Pesto pizza, a favorite of my waiter Anthony. The pizza has goat cheese, oven roasted tomatoes, and pesto. Last but definitely not least I was to choose a dessert. I decided on their Bomboloni sandwich of sugar coated brioche hot pressed with hazelnut gelato in between. It was a great choice! 

Funghi Fritti (fried mushrooms) 

Funghi Fritti (fried mushrooms) 

Robiola e Pesto Pizza

Robiola e Pesto Pizza

Bomboloni Sandwich


Bomboloni Sandwich

The restaurants manager Melissa let me know that they have some fun things on the horizon. Brunch has already started on the weekends along with half priced wines on Mondays. Cooking classes and pasta making classes are in the future as well. Novo Cucina is a great local gem on the outskirts of Atlanta. - Arielle Kleinman

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