By Alexandra McCray
Food lovers have the chance to dine at some of the best, and brightest, restaurants in the Highlands at affordable prices during Highland Restaurant Week. To kick-off the week, I had the opportunity on behalf of Best Self Atlanta to tour and sample a few dishes from restaurant participants.
Highland tap was up first on our tour. This cozy, tucked away restaurant has been calling Atlanta home for over 20 years. When it first opened, its six-beer tap was once unheard of; the restaurant has since expanded to 22 taps. If you’re not much a beer drinker I suggest giving one of their classic cocktails a try, especially the side car martini. Pair it with one of the restaurants famous steaks and you’ll truly get the full Highland tap experience.
Murphy’s, otherwise known as the brunch lover’s paradise, was our second stop. Though we didn’t get a chance to try their famous brisket or bloody marys, getting a taste of their popular three cheese flatbread more than made up for it, with pecorino, aged gouda, parmesan, mission figs, prosciutto and arugula, this isn’t your everyday flatbread. The Atlanta staple started by a former Georgia State University student also hosts wine tastings every Tuesday. You can even shop their handpicked collection for a bottle to take home.
Going Coastal, which prides itself on being your friendly sustainable restaurant, offered up a Cajun inspired combination of shrimp and corn chowder with 22 spices, and a sweet and savory beignet. I must admit it was my favorite stop of the night. If you’re craving a fall cocktail be sure to ask their mixologist to whip you up a Harvest Moon, with tequila and apple cider.
We curbed our sweet tooth and capped the night at Paolo’s Gelato. Their Nutella gelato and custom cannoli fillings will have you dreaming of Italy. Plus your furry friend can get in on the deliciousness with their pet gelato.
These are just a few of the restaurants that will be participating in Highland Restaurant Week! To see the full list, menu and prices visit highlandrestaurantweek.com