A haven of hospitality, Rock Bottom treats sports fans and their fun-loving friends to warm meals, spirit-lifting spirits, and a spiriting stint of darts, pool, and video games. The inviting atmosphere is upstaged only by the tempting menu of burgers ($6.95+), wings ($7.95+), and steaks ($8.95+). Touches of Southern flare can also be found in dishes such as southern fried pickles ($7.75), cajun chicken alfredo ($13.95), and yankee fries ($8.25). Beyond its bounty of tongue-tickling eats, Rock Bottom offers outdoor patio seating, live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and free casual yet confident chest-bumps daily.
Located in the historic Cloverdale Village, Roux recently opened its modern, art-filled space to serve traditional Southern comfort dishes and New Orleans–inspired seafood for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Prince Edward Island mussels ($19.50) crowned with Pernod sauce rub crustacean elbows with roasted new potatoes and braised leeks with saffron and fresh thyme. The Gulf shrimp po boy ($10) smuggles cornmeal-crusted gulf shrimp between french bread pieces under the cover of homemade coleslaw and a rémoulade sauce, and the Prime Roux burger ($12) combines grilled Meyer ranch beef with smoked onion jam, house-cured bacon, and a choice of cheeses without the use of nuclear fusion. Sunday brunch pleases with eggs benedict ($10.50) dressed up in an avocado purée and hollandaise sauce accompanied by smoked bacon. Cap a feast with a bite of bananas foster ($5.50) or sweet-potato-pecan pie ($5.50).
Deli fare, comfort food, and fresh seafood dishes coexist harmoniously inside Ruddles Pub and Grill's four-walled menu. Pub mainstays such as buffalo wings ($8.95), burgers ($9), and fried shrimp po’ boys ($9.50) tingle flavor receptors, while an eclectic mix of house specialties, including shrimp and grits ($18) and pecan chicken slathered with a creamy mushroom and artichoke sauce ($16) put shame in the game of Southern-fried knockoffs. Meanwhile, maritime munchers can wrap fins around a variety of fresh gulf seafood dishes, such as sautéed tilapia ($17) and crab cakes with a remolade sauce ($15). Groupon-holders can also take advantage of daily drink specials such as $2 Miller Lite drafts and $2 martinis on Wednesdays, wetting throats during heated arguments over where babies come from.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine?s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop?s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Family owned Las Salsas serves authentic Mexican fare to pacify protein and complex carbohydrate-craving souls. The substantial menu features soups, salads, seafood, vegetarian specials, and more crafted from fresh ingredients. Pop in for dinner and mollycoddle your belly with a plate of crispy flautas ($8.95), corn tortillas stuffed with meat, deep fried, and finished with a dollop of guacmole and sour cream or Milanesa ($10.50), a breaded steak accompanied by avocado and pico de gallo. Kids can nibble on simplified Mexican dishes ($4.25) instead of the neighbor’s ankles and adults can water their bean-filled stomachs with fan favorite House Margaritas ($3.95 – $5.95). The broad and bright dining area is dotted with Mexican flair for a jocular, laidback meal with family, friends or the peckish ghost of Pancho Villa.