It can take a while to take in the whole menu at Penang Atlanta. Selections there span from fried noodle dishes made with fresh shrimp and squid to spicy chicken-and-potato curries. But whether your main course will be sweet-and-sour spare ribs or stir-fried tofu and mushrooms, it's hard to pass up the popular appetizer known as roti canai, which consists of a crispy Indian-style pancake served with spicy curry chicken potato sauce.
Some people perceive boundaries merely as lines to be crossed, or conventions to be broken. It's a good bet that a few of these people work in the kitchen at Aroy Jung Asian Fusion, a restaurant that throws tradition out the window to craft dishes that incorporate Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and even Indian influences. But geography isn't the only limitation that Aroy Jung proudly defies. The restaurant's menu contains entire sections of vegan and gluten-free options, further proving the chefs' ability to think outside the box. In an appropriately incongruous fashion, the dining room is decorated with handmade Turkish lamps that cast romantic light on couples sitting down for dinner.
Pacific Spice’s friendly staff members guide patrons through a multicultural menu, sending diners hurtling mouthfirst through the varying cuisines of Japan, China, and Thailand. Chopstick a dizzying array of sushi from the hawaiian roll filled with tuna and pine nuts ($8.95) to the carbohydrate-conscious Geisha roll teeming with eel, avocado, and red snapper ($12.95). A Thai standout, the fragrant pineapple-roasted duck curry, frolics in coconut milk dotted with bell pepper, cashews, and fresh basil ($15.95) for a taste more complex than a neurotic Rubik’s cube. The sizable Chinese menu bursts with classic favorites such as pork lo mein ($8.50), mongolian beef ($9.95), and kung pao chicken ($9.50).
At iBangkok Thai Restaurant, a casual-yet-elegant ambiance sets the stage for enjoying classic fare. Diners can discover pad thai creations, including one dish that incorporates sautéed thin rice noodles with eggs, bean sprouts, and green onion. Guests with a taste for something spicy can try out one of the curry dishes, which iBangkok makes with coconut milk. After the meal—and instead of gnawing on a piece of dried ice chiseled into the shape of a mint—guests can cool off tongues with special Thai treats such as iced tea and coconut ice cream.
Voted Best Thai restaurant in 2009 and Best Restaurant for a First Date in 2008 by Creative Loafing, Spoon boasts a menu that is simple yet playful. Chef Aim Suteeluxnaporn, who runs Spoon with her sister Sujaree, adds spicy twists to authentic Thai mainstays such as chicken satay ($8), pad thai ($8 lunch, $9 dinner), and red curry with eggplant and zucchini ($11 for dinner), serving them as works of edible art presented on inedible plate-frames. Like the new Butterfinger candy bar, noodles, curry dishes, stir-fries, and seafood can be prepared medium spicy, hot, or Thai hot. The eatery's specialty entrees include the golden red snapper ($17) topped with a light ginger sauce and toasted sesame seeds. All entrees can be specially prepared with either tofu or vegetables to accommodate vegetarians.
Golfsmith's online and in-store showrooms house an almost endless list of golf gear for men, women, and children alike. Clubs, balls, and accessories from brands such as TaylorMade, MacGregor, and Callaway give players precise control over their game, and polos and long-sleeved shirts from Nike and Snake Eyes garb players in course-appropriate attire now that tuxedo T-shirts no longer qualify. Along with the extensive collection of equipment and golf bags, Golfsmith also carries GPS systems to give players a high-tech edge.