Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of South African-inspired cuisine at Fishook Grille. Choose between the following locations:
- West Crossville Road in Roswell.
- 19th Street in Atlanta.
Chef McGar employs 20 years of culinary experience to craft a menu of grilled seafood and chicken dishes inspired by South African recipes. Sink into your choice of a bevy of sauces, such as the signature hot Portuguese piri piri pepper sauce, tangy barbecue, and sweet thai chili, available to dress savory surf 'n' turf. The assortment of oceanic choices includes grilled tilapia ($8.99) and grilled mahi-mahi ($9.79). Land-lovers can nosh on the grilled whole chicken ($13.99). Fishook Grille's tacos send edible envelopes jam-packed with tilapia, baby shrimp, or chicken drenched in piri piri sauce ($8.99 for a combo of three). The grilled vegetable platter accommodates food pyramids founded on plants with a collection of asparagus, zucchini strips, red bell peppers, piri piri mushrooms, and seasoned rice ($8.99).
The simple description of Fishook Grille’s cuisine is “South African,” but since the country's culinary influences come from around the globe, that term doesn’t quite capture the diverse flavors that spring from each dish. The spices are Portuguese, the cooking techniques are Bangladeshi, and the entrees themselves—tilapia, salmon—are reflections of the coastal country’s prominent fishing industry. The eatery also features an abundance of health-conscious dishes, including entrees that are grilled instead of being fried in oil or injected with cream filling. The restaurant’s two locations pay homage to South Africa in other ways, too; artwork from the country lines their walls, and their moniker derives from the small fishing village of Fish Hoek.