Food & Drink in Sugar Hill

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Chefs and servers at Summits Wayside Tavern specialize in pairing pub fare and frothy brews—partnering more than 140 drafts of beer with made-to-order burgers, salads, flatbreads, and sandwiches. Chefs make patties of prime beef, short rib and Kobe among others for made-to-order burgers smothered with add-ons spanning from applewood-smoked bacon to fried calamari. They also prepare fajitas, fish and chips, asian noodle stir fry, traditional ramen, kimchi fries, and buffalo chicken wings. Though the taps may vary from location to location, bartenders have recently poured brews from Pabst, Lagunitas, and Dogfish Head. In addition to their montage of frosty brews, Summits Wayside Tavern pours 20 different wines by the glass and boasts a large collection of spirits.

525 Lake Center Parkway
Cumming,
GA
US

Serving up authentic, organic fare, Lucci's Little Italy hosts a Mediterranean menu medley of fresh and fragrant pizza, pasta, and authentic Italian desserts. Revel in a rotund cup of fagioli soup ($2.95), or calm surly stomachs with a crostini-kissed prosciutto salad, with Italian ham, mozzarella, fresh tomato, and basil oil on a crunchy bed of romaine ($9.95). Unlike baked Alaska, baked pastas such as oven-baked lasagna ($8.95) and baked ziti ($8.95) do not require taste buds to hitchhike through Canada. Pizza disks arrive in 7- and 10-inch formats, loaded with meatballs ($6.95/$9.95), chicken-pesto displays ($8.95/$11.95), and chicken alfredo, spinach, and dried-cranberry combinations ($9.85/$12.95).

1240 Buford Rd
Cumming,
GA
US

FireWater Chophouse slakes burning hungers for meat of the land and sea with an expansive selection of inspired surf 'n' turf served in a casual dining atmosphere. The lunch menu offers tongues an excursion over flavorful pastures with an array of sandwiches, including the premium burger, a house-ground patty of filet and rib-eye served under an awning of lettuce, tomato, and pickled onion between an egg bun ($8). Those who crave an early meal or are generally confused about what time it is will enjoy FireWater's comprehensive Sunday brunch menu. Educate palates with imaginative fusions, such as the crab-cake Benedict on a house-made English muffin ($13) or a plump pumpkin waffle capped with cinnamon whipped cream and powdered friendship ($6). FireWater's dinner display showcases an elegant arsenal of savory seasonings and succulent sustenance. Enjoy the sea's latest food-chain paradox with a lobster-stuffed bass served alongside wild mushrooms, artichokes, and lobster crème ($20), or keep feet dry with a 10-ounce FireWater rib-eye marinated with roasted garlic and herbs ($23).

2115 Market Place Blvd
Cumming,
GA
US

Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham invite you to put their newly honed turkey skills to the test with today's Groupon: a whole roasted turkey breast for $12 (an up to $25 value). Get your moist turkey breast unadulterated, or let the HoneyBaked masters finish your bird with crackling sweet glaze, which may or may not be cooled by having volunteer glaze-pixies fan it with their wings. Call one of HoneyBaked's participating locations (found here and in the sidebar to the right) to reserve your order, and pick up your juicy bird.

940 Buford Rd
Cumming,
GA
US

The sound of fire. The igniting exhalation before the steady breath of the flame sustains. The heat pulsing steadily outward from the steel grill—you feel it on your glowing face. But the chef looks cool. He’s a master, after all; a flat, metal spatula in one hand and an enormous, sharp knife in the other. Kani House’s teppanyaki tables are no strangers to the action of hibachi, where these chefs entertain their guests before plating seared steak and scallops alongside fresh, sautéed vegetables. The steady sushi masters may not share their compatriots’ outward exuberance, but their work is just as delicious. From behind their long bar, they assemble maki cylinders with tender cuts of fatty tuna and bright salmon, artfully arranging cuts of more than 50 specialty rolls in the shape of gentle caterpillars or fearsome members of the Japanese Diet. Bright bamboo panels and natural stone add to the vibrant ambiance, surrounding diners with dark-wood and nuanced accents that keep the focus on the beauty of excellent cuisine.

1770 Market Place Blvd.
Cumming,
GA
US

Built in 1887, the modest southern-style Foster House retains its 19th-century charm with restored dining rooms and an outdoor brick patio adorned in period furniture and décor. Throughout the charming house, each of the four dining rooms has its own distinct feel. The lavender room's antique silver cake stands and teapots glimmer in built-in hutches; golden frames and delicate figurines bedeck the peach room; and mirrored fireplaces create decadent focal points in both the cheery lime-green room and the lush forest-green room. In each of the rooms, antique tables create intimate vignettes for diners to dig into fried catfish or sip afternoon tea. The shaded patio hosts outdoor dining, nestled among the century-old pecan trees that have dutifully taken care of the home since it was built.

305 W Main St.
Cumming,
GA
US

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