Aja's modern Asian decor fits with the Atlanta-based restaurant group, "Here to Serve's" trendy vibe. The open space and chic bar set up welcome you as you enter and the warmth continues during the dining experience. The (youthful) staff is very attentive and friendly while the tea lit dining room set the mood. Of course I fell in love with the menu and it's gigantic selection of small plates. My empty stomach and giant eyes wanted them all but with 3 of us dining, we narrowed it down to to a few.
In honor of Sunday being known as “Brunch” day, I will feature a spot each weekend that I find to have an great menu for the in between breakfast and lunch dining time. I would love to start my weekly trend with “the best brunch I've ever had,” but I really cannot narrow it down to just one. There are numerous buffets and sit down brunches that have earned my respect and I cannot wait to share them with you all, in no particular order. Just remember, if I write about it, it's gotta be good!
The first brunch that comes to mind was one I had just a few weeks ago while in Atlanta, more specifically, in Buckhead. Horseradish Grill is a family run establishment whose walls have a history far beyond the 18 years the Alterman's have owned it. This country grocery store turned restaurant maintains a countryside look with a well groomed exterior and a homey feel inside.
Still feening tapas, my local friends helped me get my fix by taking us to Eclipse di Luna (Atlanta, GA) for a double date. There are 2 different locations- we went to the smaller of the two, but don't be fooled because this place is gigantic! While this Miami Circle location is off the beaten path, once you arrive you feel as if you've been transported far from Georgia.
My travels brought me to Roswell, GA and I opted to seek the advice of fellow Yelpers for a supper suggestion. They guided me to Stoney River, whos interior resembles a lodge and ego revolves around legendary steaks. So, who orders a soup and two starters for dinner at a steakhouse? This girl! Yup, with a plethora of fine filets and fresh seafood entrees, I opted to use my menu blinders and stick to just the first section. Now before you judge, hear me out.