One of the most nostalgic treats is the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The best often ooze out from between slices of bread and with each bite sticky peanut butter latches to the roof of your mouth. But beyond the brown bag favorite, more than 50 Atlanta restaurants spun culinary creations for the fundraiser PB&J for Good. A percentage of each of the restaurant’s dishes went toward “Stop SAM,” a nonprofit providing treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition by using a Mother Administered Nutritive Aid product- a fortified peanut butter formulation. From foie gras to bread pudding, here are five of our favorites that touch on sweet and savory peanut butter and jelly offerings.
The plating is a take on the geometric shapes of childhood. Two rectangle stacks of warm bread pudding are topped with housemade raspberry jam. Mirroring it is a scoop of vanilla ice cream adorned by peanut butter crème anglaise and more jam.
45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
MAX’s Wine Dive
Fried chicken and champagne may be this restaurant’s motto, but what about fried chicken wings and PB&J? Equal parts crispy and sticky, the Thai peanut sauce is lip-smacking good with a hint of tingling spice. Dip your wings into the blackberry coulis for a contrast of berry tartness.
77 12th Street Northeast
Graduating far beyond a brown sack, Bocado’s creation features foie gras mottled with mustard seeds and pineapple mostarda. By searing the liver, the silky texture forms an outer crust. Mop up the pool of juices with toasted brioche, which absorbs the heady punch of heat.
887 Howell Mill Road Northwest
Taqueria del Sol
A unique blend of port, black beans, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, peanut butter, herbs and spices meld together in a steamy bowl of chili. butter thickens the chili for a comforting, stick-to-your-ribs feeling. Due to the addition of pork stock, the chili is not vegetarian.
Multiple Atlanta locations
Peanut butter dances with the Thai flavors of ginger in a gluten-free shrimp pad Thai. Spicy peanut sauce and ginger lime jam are tossed with Georgia coastal shrimp and local vegetables. The flavors of umami are carried to your palate with each slurp of noodles.
1042 West College Avenue
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