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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The Eat Here ATL Team

A proper Eat Here Atlanta introduction is long overdue...

I'm Morgan Ashley. I started Eat Here ATL in January 2015 as an online guide to my favorite places to eat in and around Atlanta. There are a lot of food bloggers in such a large city but I found that many focus on reviews and that's not what I wanted to do.

I figured there are enough people who jump on Yelp and leave negative comments about how they didn't like the restaurant decor or how the paella took 30 mins (go figure). My Instagram and Blog only focus on the positive. Even as a millennial I understand that the experience of sitting with friends and enjoying good food should take time.

Along with the online community I've built I also created a window decal using my logo that lives on the front doors of some of my favorite restaurants, coffee shops and bars. EHATL strives to be a more relatable Zagat for people who really love food.

About 7 months ago I put an add up on Instagram looking for interns, the response was more than I expected. I got about 28 emails and from that I found two of the sweetest women in Atlanta. Arielle Kleinman and Ashleigh Byrne. I wasn't exactly sure what I needed them to do especially because I had no money to pay them but I know I wanted EHATL to be bigger than me. More pictures, more restaurant experiences, more food! Since joining the team they have been instrumental in sharing new places to eat with our followers and connecting the dots in the ever growing food scene here in Atlanta.

 

Arielle Kleinman is originally from Florida by way of Spokane, Washington and like myself moved here alone. Arielle is the kind of person you want to move to your city. Easy to get along with, fun and willing to try any kind of food. This past statement couldn't be more true. Since I've known her she has eaten chicken feet, octopus and even meal worms (I'm making a face as I write this by the way). I couldn't have asked for a better intern.

Ashleigh Byrne is from Maryland and went to college in Georgia. Not too long ago her and her husband started a family. They both love their Brookhaven neighborhood and they are truly invested in their community. Before taking time off to raise her little girl, she was an elementary school teacher. I figured if she could deal with a classroom full of children then she could surely put up with my forgetful mind and 1am emails. Turns out she can. Ashleigh is a super women, juggling being a new mom, volunteering at the local farmers market and helping curate our social media platforms. She has the best advice about kid friendly places to eat, her knowledge is so valuable to our growth.

 

Together we make up Eat Here ATL. "Bringing The Community Back To the Table"™

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