Food & Drink in North Atlanta

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The hospitable Chef Kong adds joy to lunch and dinner hours with lengthy menus of authentic Chinese delicacies. Afternoon diners can bisect the day with a plate of accessorized shredded pork or gently singe taste buds with a fiery octet of chicken dumplings in hot sauce. Savory meats and seafoods star in dinner dishes, including spicy, sizzling brisket in hot szechuan sauce and chinese zucchini with crabmeat sauce. Meat-averse eaters can sink bicuspids into veggie-laden dishes, such as Little Szechuan's popular stir-fried string beans or deep-fried tofu with sizzling mixed vegetables.

Little Szechuan invites escapist eating with classic Chinese décor and framed artworks that hide secret portals to North Dakota. Diners trade bites and clash chopsticks over last bites amid plush booths and warm red tones, and a nearby wall brims with cards and birth announcements from Chef Kong's loyal customers.

5091 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville,
GA
US

Since 1976, Old Brick Pit Barbeque has lured diners in with the aroma of its old-school Georgia barbecue sauce, which can be delectably doused on a menu's worth of tender meats. Hickory wood and a brick pit conspire to slow-smoke succulent pork for 12–14 hours while serenading it with old Barry White hits before it's slathered in house-made vinegar-based sauce and placed between bread. Sides of coleslaw, like pranks destined for an ornery teacher, are lovingly concocted every day, and they add a cabbage-packed punch to savory pork packages.

4805 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta,
GA
US

Pizza Patron has a wide selection of menu items such as Specialty pizzas that take on Spanish names, including La Mexicana, packed with chorizo, ground beef, bell peppers, and jalapeños, and the Spinach Clásico, which gets layered with alfredo sauce, baby spinach, and cheese. Crispy pies pair with sauce-drenched wings and churros for dessert.

5067 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville,
GA
US

Alvarado's Mexican Food's menu boasts over 24 combination plates of authentic Mexican fare prepared fresh daily. Pairs or quartets of diners can charter cheese dip and salsa from plate to mouth with an order of chips, then dive fork-first into a pair of stuffed chilies doused in red sauce or a mixed-fajita trio with chicken, beef, and shrimp. Tacos can scarcely contain the wealth of beef, chicken, or fish they envelop, and a pair of burritos hides precious beef from the eyes of hungry tablemates and government satellites. Diners can order through the drive-thru 24 hours a day or sidle up to the dining area to down comestibles with a soft drink and watch TV or enjoy free WiFi.

5499 Buford Highway Northeast
Doraville,
GA
US

Himalayas Indian Restaurant showcases the rich, diverse flavors of regional Indian cooking. Roasted meats, simmered vegetables, and fragrant curries all benefit from the wealth of spices and herbs found throughout South Asia. The chefs begin every day by grinding and preparing fresh spices for their dishes, lending vibrant flavors to the menu that Zagat scored as "very good to excellent."

Herbs and Spices on the Menu

  • Saffron: flavors the shrimp biryani's steamed basmati rice
  • Tamarind: mingles with roasted garlic and bell pepper in a spicy curry for the chicken balti
  • Mint Leaves: adds a fresh, cleansing flavor to the lamb boti kabob's yogurt marinade
  • Rose Water: complements the subtle sweetness of homemade gulab jamon
  • Hydrogen: balances the delicate oxygen flavor in every glass of water

Enduring Traditions

The eclectic character of the Indian subcontinent comes out in more than just the menu's herbs and spices. In the dining room, meals unfurl to a soundtrack of Indian flutes and drums; in the kitchen, the chefs embrace traditional cooking techniques by roasting everything from skewered meats to breads inside their charcoal-fired, clay tandoor oven. Even the recipes have deep ties to Indian tradition, having been passed down through generations of Indian families.

5520 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Chamblee,
GA
US

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