Grandma had a saying: Pick an apple from a tree—you've got a delicious apple; order an apple from the Internet—get your identity stolen. With today’s Groupon, you can eat locally and avoid identity fraud entirely. For $10, you get $25 worth of healthy, locally sourced food for dine-in or carryout at Urban pL8, a trendy new restaurant in Atlanta’s burgeoning and well-liked Westside.
Chef and owner Betsy Pitts brings her experience as a sous chef at two great Atlanta restaurants, Bacchanalia and Floataway Café, to create a distinct menu that focuses on local, sustainable ingredients, healthy food, zero reliance on cursed ingredients like mummy powder, and affordability. Come for a meal in between breakfast and dinner and try the Greek-style lamb burger with kalamata olives, feta, and cucumber-mint yogurt on a whole-wheat bun ($9), or awaken your taste buds with the barbecue pork-tenderloin sandwich, topped with jalapeno coleslaw ($8).
On Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Urban pL8 offers dinner, remaining suspiciously closed with curtains drawn and festive organ music playing on other nights of the week. Dinner entrees include the sweet potato gnocchi ($14) and the grilled hanger steak, served with potato gratin, filet beans, and tomato caper relish ($16). With the casual, friendly atmosphere, you may want to stay after dinner for some New York cheesecake ($4) or one of Urban pL8’s signature cocktails, such as the elderflower ($9).
Creative Loafing Atlanta reviewed Urban pL8:
- All in all, Urban pL8 is a great destination. Eventually, Pitts plans to serve dinner more evenings. In the meantime, I suggest you make a reservation now. – Cliff Bostock, Creative Loafing
- I myself am a HUGE fan of their homemade nut burger. It's so hearty and flavorful that it's hard to believe it's made from nuts. – Jeff D., Yelp
- If you haven't been over to this part of town lately, it's well worth the trip and Urban pL8 is worth the visit. – Serge A Storms., Citysearch
- I've had dinner at urban pL8 twice now and both times the food has been excellent. It appears a lot of care and thought has gone into creating the menu and preparing the food. – J R., Yelp