"Can this really be vegetarian?" you might think as you take a second bite of this smoky, rich pasta that you'll swear gets its flavor from pancetta. Behold the power of shiitake mushrooms. Minced garlic, parmesan, parsley and an egg yolk on top add up to a perfect vegetarian comfort dish. Read a review of Rising Son here.
Rising Son, 124 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-600-5297, facebook.com/RisingSonavondale.
Paneer tikka roll from Botiwalla
If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, but want to mix things up a bit, this might be the spicy alternative you've been looking for. Cubes of grilled, creamy paneer marinated in yogurt, lime juice, chili paste and spices are wrapped up in hot naan bread along with grilled onions and bell peppers, making for a charred treat. Read a review of Botiwalla here.
Botiwalla, Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 470-225-8963, botiwalla.com/#food.
Vegetable platter at Wisteria
The veggie platter here is a true farm-to-table plate that showcases the flavor profiles of the produce it so lovingly serves up. While you might find crowder peas and corn pudding among the roughly nine items on your dish one night, don’t be surprised if you find pink-eyed peas and grilled asparagus on your next visit.
Wisteria, 471 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-525-3363, wisteria-atlanta.com.
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