Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cheap Eats 2009 :: Midtown

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Midtown Restaurant's Featured in Atlanta Magazine's Cheap Eats 2009

(picture of MetroFresh from

MIDTOWN Hall of Fame

Las Palmeras

The recent closing of fellow Cuban eatery Kool Korners Grocery and the OTP relocation of Havana Sandwich Shop make hard-to-spot Las Palmeras an even more beloved neighborhood landmark. Mustard and pickles rev the classic Cuban sandwich ($6.95), but longtime fans also love the mojo-marinated rotisserie chicken ($12.95) and masitas de puerco ($12.95), or pork in lemony sauce. 366 Fifth Street, 404-872-0846.

New Classic: MetroFresh

Mitchell Anderson—the actor-turned-cook who gives the term “celebrity chef” a new twist—and his crew whip up a daily-changing spread of soups, sandwiches, and salads. We’re especially drawn to the colorful, perky-flavored salads such as sweet potato and apple with grapefruit vinaigrette or gingery soba noodles ($4.50 each). Keep an eye out for creative dinner specials. 931 Monroe Drive, 404-724-0151,

Surprise: Green Sprout Vegetarian

File this one under the tastes-way-better-than-it-sounds category: Dishes such as stir-fried Yukon gold potatoes with garlic and preserved greens ($8.50) and dry-fried string beans with spicy fermented tofu ($8.50) exemplify what’s best about Buddhist-style vegetarian Chinese cooking. Kind servers make up for the austere digs. 1529 Piedmont Avenue, 404-874-7373,


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