Monday, May 22, 2017

Babalu Tapas & Tacos to Bring Latin-Inspired Sharing-Style Fun to Midtown, Opens First Atlanta Location in June

Midtowners will soon be singing "Babalú" for their supper while enjoying conversation, camaraderie and good times at Babalu Tapas & Tacos, opening in late June in the Midtown 33 Peachtree Place mixed-use development (West Peachtree Street at Peachtree Place). Named after the signature song of Desi Arnaz’s character Ricky Ricardo in the television series “I Love Lucy,” Babalu sambas in with a sharing-style dining experience of made-from-scratch, Latin-inspired dishes with Southern touches. The Jackson, Mississippi-founded restaurant company with local offices in Roswell, Georgia, already has six existing locations throughout the Southeast. No two Babalus are alike, drawing inspiration from locally sourced ingredients for made-from-scratch dishes and handcrafted cocktails. The large outdoor dining patio offers a sociable setting to share starters, soups and salads, chef-inspired small plates, tacos, sandwiches, sides and desserts. Specifics? Think signature guacamole made tableside with Hass avocado, sun-dried tomato, red and green onion, kosher salt, cilantro and lime juice, served with house chips; pan-roasted redfish, rösti potatoes, smoked corn pico de gallo and red chili butter sauce; De Pato Taco with duck confit, avocado mousse, yellow onions, Cotija cheese, lime vinaigrette and cilantro; and Creole shrimp and grits made with Gulf shrimp, garlic, herb Creole sauce, mushrooms, cilantro, Coldwater Creek grits and served with grilled country bread. Margaritas, sangria, signature cocktails and a curated tequila selection accompany local craft beers and wines by the glass and bottle, all to be enjoyed with friends at tables or at the indoor/outdoor bar. Babalu, looking forward to meeting, eating and drinking with you!

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