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A Taste of Empire State South

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We started with the "in jars" sampler because I like sauces and dips. Of particular note: the Pimento topped with bacon.

As our reward for enduring a long, hard slog of a workweek, we dined Saturday night at Empire State South in midtown Atlanta. And what a reward it was!  This is Southern-infused cuisine that challenges you to taste every subtle, but distinct flavor in dishes like pan-roasted redfish (cooked in sherry topped with butternut squash and farro and turnip greens) or the Berkshire pork chop (with cider apples rutabaga puree,  mustard-braised cabbage).  In a word, yum — and all delivered by friendly, knowledgeable and attentive wait staff. I won’t attempt a restaurant review here since the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s John Kessler has captured the restaurant perfectly, and it was his recommendation that led us to last night’s dinner. Suffice to say: This restaurant is definitely worth a visit — whether you live in Atlanta or you’re just passing through.  An added attraction: Our friends played on the bocce court in the courtyard while they waited for us to arrive (on time). Nice touch!


Written by Sheryl A. Roehl

November 14, 2010 at 1:30 am

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