Since readers of this Blog are attuned to the comings and goings of our local chefs, I won’t bore you with the history of this restaurant. Located in a storefront at the intersection of 14th and State Streets in the Georgia Tech area, it is in the same building that houses Jerry’s Barber Shop – Members Only, and contains the only kitchen I have encountered smaller than that at Sotto Sotto.
The neighborhood is apparently an up and coming dining destination, because the restaurant is located across the street from the Car Wash Bistro (next on my list to visit). I have visited the restaurant twice, and am hesitant to comment on any one dish, because the menu changes weekly and the chances are you may never see that dish again.
The one constant, which I have had, is the handkerchief pasta with wild mushrooms,apparently a signature dish and well worth ordering. If you go, I would suggest that you ignore the familiar ingredients (fish, chicken,etc.), all of which will be excellent and uniquely prepared,and step outside of your comfort zone,ordering the unusual item you have never seen or tried.
The case in point on my last visit was the 24 hour lamb neck – two substantial chunks of boneless lamb that had been slow cooked for 24 hours, rendering them as tender as a filet but far tastier. In keeping with the size of the kitchen,the menu is limited to four or five appetizers, and the same number of entrees and desserts, all of which were different on each visit, with the exception of the pasta. I wish I could be equally complimentary of the limited wine list.
Rather than rant, my suggestion is that you invade your cellar, find a truly stellar bottle of wine, pay the exceedingly reasonable corkage fee of $15.00,and have a truly memorable dining experience.