Saturday, April 2, 2016

Inman Park Restaurant Week Gets Underway

Inman Park Restaurant Week Gets Underway
Annual Event Takes Place through April 3
By Shandra Hill Smith

You don’t really need an excuse to visit Inman Park. The vibrant area with its impressive dining options and overall vibe indeed is a draw. But if you haven’t had a chance to experience all that is Inman Park, head on over this week to get your foodie fix.
Inman Park Restaurant Week takes place March 28 to April 3 and features 13 participating restaurants.

The list includes Pure Taqueria, Rathbun’s, Keith Rathbun’s Steakhouse, il Localino and others.

Menu price points, with three-course meals, include $15, $25 and $35. This marks the sixth year for Inman Park Restaurant Week.

“New restaurants are always popping up around Inman Park,” says Marco Alarcon, director of Inman Park Restaurant Week. “Hosting this restaurant week is a great opportunity for Atlanta residents and visitors to try a new restaurant — or even a few — at a great price.”

At Pure Taqueria, located at 300 North Highland Avenue NE, choose from a $15 menu that features appetizers such as Queso Gringo, a traditional Mexican cheese dip with pickled jalapenos; entrees such as Pollo con Tequila y Limon — a grilled chicken breast with tequila lime cream sauce, roasted poblano and red peppers, chorizo rice and choice of beans. Desserts include Queen of Cream Ice Cream and sopapillas or cinnamon sugar pastries.

Some of the other entrée options include Salmon Enchilado, chile-crusted salmon and corn cakes with guacamole, charred tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, queso fresco and cilantro; Enchilada de Vegetales and Tacos de Costilla de Rez or braised short rib tacos.

Food isn’t the only winner here. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere comfortable and inviting and the music a welcome touch.