Food

Dinner at O-Ku Sushi Atlanta

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For my husband’s birthday I took him a Japanese restaurant, O-Ku, it is located at West Midtown and headed by Chef Jackie Chang. Before we went, I had heard a lot about the restaurant and as me and my husband love Japanese food, we were super excited to go there! O-Ku offers skyline views of the city, creative sushi rolls, impressively fresh ingredients and cocktails, do you need any more reasons to visit O-Ku Sushi? Chef Chang, who most recently worked as the lead chef of Umi in Buckhead, hopes to blend his traditional training with his innovative takes on the cuisine.

Like the food and beverage menus, the design and decor are a blend of sophisticated and casual, with Japanese elements such as a decorative tile mural, industrial elements including exposed brick walls and steel beams.


Para o aniversário do meu marido, levei ele em um restaurante japonês, o O-Ku, que fica em West Midtown e comandado pelo Chef Jackie Chang. Antes de irmos lá, eu já tinha ouvido falar muito sobre o restaurante e como eu e meu marido adoramos comida japonesa, estávamos super animados para ir conhecer! O-Ku tem um terraço com uma vista incrível da cidade, sushis criativos, ingredientes super frescos e diferentes tipos de coquetéis, você precisa de mais razões para visitar o O-Ku Sushi? O chef Chang, que recentemente trabalhou como chefe do restaurante Umi em Buckhead, espera misturar seu conhecimento na culinária japonesa mais tradicional com uma abordagem mais inovadora.

Como os menus de comidas e bebidas, a decoração tem uma mistura de sofisticado e casual, com elementos japoneses, como um mural de azulejos decorativos, elementos industriais, incluindo paredes de tijolos expostos e vigas de aço.

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We wanted to try a lot of different things from the menu so we share everything we ordered. We started with the Big Eye Tuna Tartare ($16) and the Hamachi Carpaccio ($15), both were delicious and super fresh but the carpaccio was the best for us! After, we got some salmon and tuna sashimis ($3/$4 – 2 pc), Salmon Citrus nigiri ($6/pc) and Marmalade  nigiri ($5/pc), everything was so good and by eating the sashimis you can definitely see how fresh the fish is! To finish, we ordered some rolls, we got the Marilyn Mon Roll ($12) and the Black Magic ($21). If you are planning to go to O-ku, you should definitely go for the Hamachi Carpaccio and the Black Magic shushi, for us were the best ones we tried! For drinks we got the Hot Sake ($11/little bottle) and the Hibiscus Ginger Tea ($6), the tea is a great option if you don’t want to drink alcohol but you still want something different and delicious.


Queríamos experimentar um pouco de cada coisa do menu, então dividimos tudo o que pedimos. Começamos com o Big Eye Tuna Tartare ($ 16) e o Hamachi Carpaccio ($ 15), ambos estavam delicioso e super frescos, mas o carpaccio foi o melhor para nós! Depois, pedimos alguns sashimis de salmão e atum ($3/$4 – 2 pc), Salmon Citrus nigiri ($6/pc) e Marmelada nigiri ($5/pc), tudo estava muito bom e comendo o sashimis que você definitivamente vê o quanto o peixe é fresco! E no final pedimos os shushi, nós escolhemos o Marilyn Mon Roll ($ 12) e o Black Magic ($ 21). Se você está planejando ir conhecer o O-Ku, você deve pedir com certeza, o Hamachi Carpaccio e o Black Magic shushi, para nós foram os melhores que provamos! Para bebidas, pedimos o Hot Sake ($11/uma garrafinha pequena) e o Hibiscus Ginger Tea ($6), o chá é uma ótima opção se você não quer beber álcool, mas quer algo diferente e gostoso.

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We liked the restaurant so much, that we went there another day when our family was in town. If you love Japanese food, O-Ku is a must to go! Great tip, every Monday and Wednesday, all sushi rolls are half price 5-7 p.m.! I hope to see you soon O-Ku!


Nós gostamos tanto do restaurante que já voltamos lá quando a nossa familia estava aqui em Atlanta visitando a gente! Se você gosta de comida japonesa, vá no O-Ku e você não irá se arrepender! E uma ótima dica, todas segundas e quartas das 5-7pm, os shushi são a metade do preço! Espero te ver em breve O-Ku!

Restaurant Photos – O-Ku Facebook page

O-Ku Sushi
Westside Ironworks, 1085 Howell Mill Rd NW A3 – Atlanta

Food

Special Date Dinner at Atmosphere Bistro

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Me and my husband love to go to new restaurants and as foodies, enjoy amazing foods. Always when we drove by the Atmosphere restaurant, we always said that we needed to go there one day and on a Friday night we finally went! We both love the French Cuisine and we were super excited to enjoy an amazing dinner there.

Located in the heart of Morningside/Piedmont Heights, Atmosphere Bistro is a cozy and cool spot for a date night. The elegant ambiance, the ingredient driven menu and the excellent service, create the perfect storm for a delicious and authentic French dining experience.

For a starter, we ordered the Foie Gras Poêlé ($25), that was so delicious, just to think about it, my mouth start watering! For main course, I ordered the Coquilles St-Jacques à La Crème de Truffes ($31), that is sautéed scallops, wild mushroom raviolis, asparagus, corn, truffle parmesan emulsion and organic arugula, that was amazing, I totally recommend this dish! My husband got the Osso Bucco with Veal Jus and White Bean Ragout, that was also delicious!

I definitely recommend Atmosphere Bistro for a special night and I assure you, that you will eat one of the most amazing French meal that you ever had!


Eu e meu marido amamos conhecer novos restaurantes e apreciar comidas deliciosas. Sempre que passávamos de carro na frente do restaurante Atmosphere, achávamos super charmoso e sempre dizíamos que tínhamos que ir um dia lá e na sexta a noite resolvemos conhecer o restaurante, como amamos a comida francesa, estávamos super animados para ter um jantar maravilhoso lá!

Localizado no coração de Morningside/Piedmont Heights, o Atmosphere Bistro é um local acolhedor e incrível para um jantar a dois. O ambiente elegante, o menu delicioso e o excelente serviço, criam um ambiente perfeito para uma deliciosa e autêntica experiência francesa.

De entrada pedimos o Foie Gras Poêlé ($25), que estava incrível, só de pensar me dá agua na boca! Para pratos principais, eu pedi o Coquilles St-Jacques à La Crème de Truffes ($31), que tem vieiras salteadas, raviolis de cogumelos, aspargos, milho, emulsão de trufa  e rúcula orgânica, que estava delicioso, recomendo muito você pedir este prato, você não irá se arrepender! E meu marido pediu  o Osso Bucco with Veal Jus and White Bean Ragout que estava incrível também!

Com certeza recomendo o Atmosphere Bistro para uma noite especial, você terá uma das mais surpreendentes refeições francesas que você já teve!

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Photos – Facebook Page of Atmosphere Bistro

ATMOSPHERE BISTRO
620 Piedmont Ave NE – Atlanta

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Dinner in São Paulo at Siló

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Me and my husband are back to Brazil for a couple of days, he came for work and since I was waiting for my work authorization, I decided to come with him and visit our families and friends and enjoy our time here. And what’s better than get together with the family and to eat a great food? Last weekend we went to this super nice restaurant, Siló Forneria, a modern place with apparent pipes, entrance with natural light and rustic walls, but the real highlight is that some of the foods are cooked in the wood oven and everything is absolutely incredible.

We had a big table and for the entrance we ordered the meat empanadas and the “pastéis” of shitake, that it was to die for, so incredible! For main course, I ordered the pizzetta of prosciutto di Parma and my husband the bovine rib, which were so good! The tuna with sesame crust, the entrecote and the brie risotto were other dishes served to our table, all the plates had a great presentation and tasted delicious, especially with the red wine we ordered! For dessert, we got the cacao crepe with dulce de leche that was great but really sweet.

Siló is a great restaurant to go with your family or even for a date, the food is fantastic and the decor is really nice, we will definitely come back again!


Eu e meu marido estamos no Brasil por alguns dias, ele veio para trabalhar e como eu ainda estava esperando minha autorização de trabalho (já chegou!), decidi vir com ele e visitar nossa família e amigos. E que melhor maneira de estar junto com a família e com pessoas que gostamos do que comer uma comida deliciosa? No fim de semana passado fomos no restaurante Siló Forneria que fica na Vila Nova, onde a decoração tem um mix de moderno com rústico, com tubulações aparentes, entrada de luz natural e paredes rústicas, mas o maior destaque fica para as comidas que são feitas no forno a lenha, são incríveis!

Estávamos com uma mesa grande e de entrada pedimos a empanadas de carne e os pasteizinhos de shitake, que são de comer rezando! Para prato principal eu pedi a pizzeta de presunto Parma, que é de tamanho individual e o meu marido pediu a costela bovina, tudo estava muito bom! O atum com crosta de gergelim, o entrecôte e o risoto de brie, também foram os escolhidos da nossa mesa, todos os pratos estavam com a cara ótima e realmente estavam muito gostosos, especialmente com o vinho tinto que tomamos! Para sobremesa pedimos o crepe de cacau com recheio de doce de leite que estava ótimo mas é bem doce.

A Siló Forneria é um ótimo restaurante tanto para ir com a família como para um jantar a dois, a comida é incrível e a decoração é linda, nós com certeza voltaremos de novo!

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SILÓ FORNERIA
R. Diogo Jacome, 360– São Paulo – Brazil

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Date Dinner at 5Church

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I just moved to Atlanta a couple weeks ago and as a foodie I love to discover new foods and restaurants. Last Saturday, my husband and I went out on a date dinner at a super nice place, the 5Church in Midtown.

The restaurant has two floors, one inside, and the other an outdoor terrace with a bar. The weather was great so we decided to stay on the terrace that had great atmosphere and a nice view.

For a starter, we ordered a Margarita Flatbread, which went so well with our white wine, the day was really hot and the wine was a great refreshing.

For the main course I ordered the Shrimp and Grits, that was a little spicy and had an amazing mix of flavors. My husband ordered the Prime Steak with the wagu fried rice and chimichurri sauce which was also delicious.

After dinner it started raining, so we took cover and enjoyed the shuffleboard they had on the terrace. That was a lot of fun to finish the evening!

The food, the atmosphere and the service was great, we would definitely come back again!

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Photos – Courtesy of 5Church Atlanta

5Church Atlanta

1197 Peachtree St NE #528 – Atlanta