Friday, April 1, 2011
It's exciting to watch new restaurants take shape and Double Zero Napoletana has really captured my attention. Not only do the owners have the restaurant pedigree (Sugo and The Iberian Pig) but they have the incredible passion that always spells success in this business. I can't wait to try their modern versions of southern Italy's Campania specialties, and a pizza from those wood-burning ovens they had flown in from Italy, ooooh, and that homemade gelato they keep telling me about!
In case you are wondering about the name, Double Zero's pizza is made according to the laws stipulated by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana, which regulates the production of Neapolitan pizza. Under these laws, only ingredients from the Campania region may be used in creating pizzas. Double Zero is the only type of flour that can be used for Neapolitan pizza, hence the restaurant's name.
And listen to this planned specialty: a shared starter called "The Roast," a 1.5 pound pork shoulder baked in a 1000 degree oven and served in cast iron alongside six accoutrements and a thin pita-like bread made from pizza dough. Oh yes!
Double Zero should open up around the third week of April in the old 3 Dollar Cafe on Roswell Road, just OTP. Don't worry, I'll let you know when it's open! In them meantime, you can see photos and watch the progress on their Facebook page.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Spice Market: In the W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
When you come to Fleming's to try out the new patio, be sure to ask about their new chef's prix fixe menu, available starting today. The three-course, $39.95 menu will change weekly.Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 4501 Olde Perimeter Way in Perimeter Place Village; 770-698-8112.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
The grand-prize eater will win sushi for a year (12 $50 RA Sushi gift certificates) along with bragging rights. Second, third and fourth place eaters will receive RA Sushi gift certificates in amounts of $100, $50 and $25, respectively. All registered participants will receive a complimentary RA Sushi sweatband and Appetizer Card for use at another time (while supplies last). For viewers, there’s $7 Tootsy Maki all day and drink specials including the Free Throw Bomb ($6), 3-Pointer ($8), Rim RA’cker ($7) and Chang Beer ($3). Learn more on Facebook.
RA Sushi: 1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114.