People often ask Slick if there is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.
After careful thought, he will tell them that, yes – there is more to life. It’s called fantasy football.
If I was asked, I would also agree that there is more to life. But, my response has to do with food. You never know what a day holds for you. Not to be Deborah Downer or anything, but I text while I’m driving. I go to the grocery store at night by myself. I jaywalk and I’ve been known to shake my fist at bad drivers. I consider myself to be a highly responsible person, but frankly, we never know when our time is up. So, if I am going to go sometime, I’d like to leave with a fabulous last meal in my tummy. That – coupled with questionable self-control and enjoying the social aspects of sharing a great meal with friends – is why I am so into food. The End.
If I got to choose my “last meal” in Atlanta, there is no question that it would be at my favorite restaurant in town – Wisteria. I just love this restaurant, and I didn’t have to think twice about spending my birthday there last year. (Which is quite an honor – if I do say so myself!) See, TADA:
Wisteria is consistently amazing and I frequently recommend it to friends, out-of-towners and business colleagues. My three favorite menu items are the North Atlantic Skate Wing, the Molasses-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin and the Pecan Encrusted Atlantic Salmon. Trust me. They are all to die for.
Aside from a prime location in Inman Park, stellar wait staff, killer entrees and chic decor, my favorite part about Wisteria is their appetizers. I feel confident in saying that their appetizer list is the best in town – by far. It’s rare for me to look at a menu and want everything on it. I have tried everything on Wisteria’s appetizer menu – and trying to decide between a few of their items for any given meal is one of the most stressful decisions I have to make.
Behold its majesty:
Oysters – cold water, served by the half dozen
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus – with homemade sweet potato chips, olives, and tomatoes
Kobe Beef Carpaccio – with arugula tossed in a horseradish vinaigrette and aged parmesan
Charleston-Style Jumbo Lump Crab Cake – over roasted corn and sweet pepper succotash
Cornmeal Fried Calamari – with sweet and sour apricot sauce and wasabi crème fraiche
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs – with pickled okra and spiced pecans
Ahi Tuna and Crispy Flatbread – avocados and fresh micro-greens in a citrus horseradish vinaigrette
Prince Edward Island Mussels – in a charred vine-ripened tomato, white wine and herbed garlic broth
Pigs in a Blanket – house cured pork belly, in pastry, with a spicy apple cider vinegar mustard
Tempura Fried Okra – with a horseradish cream sauce
Seared Sea Scallops -over braised pork belly and radicchio with a bourbon molasses reduction
People, life does not get much better than this!! (Unless you are into fantasy football or are really, really, ridiculously good looking…)
P.S. Don’t forget about these two great Wisteria specials:
1 – Burger Sundays for $10
2 – Mussel Mondays for $15.95- Endless bowl of mussels and a glass of house wine.
Make a reservation ASAP! Life’s too short not to eat great!
471 North Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
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