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3 Real Deal Italian Dishes to Order at il Giallo

15 March 2018

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Comfort food comes in all shapes and forms, but in the case of a meal at il Giallo, the shape is pasta and the form is Italian. Diners crowd the spacious restaurant nightly for food crafted with skill, flavor, and, as Chef Jamie Adams emphasizes: heart and soul. Pasta is a fan favorite and is made fresh daily. But il Giallo is also home to a wider variety of Italian dishes that vary per season.

Now that Spring is just days away, lamb is the special ingredient Chef Jamie is featuring. Grilled Lamb Chops, Cavatelli with Braised Lamb Shank and Smoked Lamb Ribs are just a few menu items featured this March. No matter which side of the menu you choose to order- something more hearty like Braised Short Rib Lasagna, lighter like Grilled North Georgia Trout, seasonal like the Lamb Meatballs, or classic like the Spaghetti e Polpette, there is no wrong choice. Look through a couple of our favorites below for a preview of your next meal at il Giallo:

1) Spaghetti e polpette: fresh spaghetti, tomatoes, marinara, garlic, meatballs and the “heart & soul” of Chef Jamie.

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2) Lamb shank topped with pickled yellow beets and served alongside olive oil smashed potatoes and a salad of mint, parsley and citrus zest.

Lamb shank topped with pickled yellow beets and served alongside olive oil smashed potatoes and a salad of mint, parsley and citrus zest.

3) Lamb meatballs: mixed with ricotta, mint and cumin served over cream of polenta and broccolini.

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Watch the full story behind these dishes with Chef Jamie Adams and Taste of Atlanta’s Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff.

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We’re thrilled\u00a0NaanStop<\/a> will be\u00a0at Taste of Atlanta next weekend! This delicious fast-casual Indian restaurant uses fresh ingredients and prepares each dish from scratch. That’s probably why the lines are always out the door to get your hands on their most popular dishes. NaanStop’s<\/a> samosa has won “Atlanta’s Best Savory Pastry” since 2014. This crispy fried pastry stuffed with spiced potatoes and mom’s special spice blend is incredibly satisfying. NaanStop<\/a> makes each samosa by hand- just one of the elements that shows the care NaanStop puts into every dish they serve.<\/p>\n

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If you haven’t tried a samosa before, get ready to have a new favorite food. This dish can be equated to other cultural staples- similar to an empanada stuffed with potatoes or a Jewish knish. It has the same crunchy breading on the outside and soft, pillowy potatoes on the inside. NaanStop<\/a> will be serving these samosas both Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st at Taste of Atlanta! Ensure you can try this fantastic pastry by buying your tickets to Taste of Atlanta! Click here for more info + tickets.<\/a>\"IMG_3804\"<\/a><\/p>\n

Besides quick-served samosas, NaanStop<\/a> has a variety of menu items. In the photo above, features a Naanwich a.k.a a wrap made in a Naan, the classic Indian flatbread. This Naanwich, in particular, is stuffed with Indian turkey sausage and a variety of vegetables and sauces.\u00a0\"IMG_3706\"<\/a>Another fan-favorite at NaanStop<\/a>? Build your own bowl. Start with a base of rice or greens, then add your choice of protein and veggies. In the bowl pictured above, rice was the base, Chicken Tikka Masala the protein, enhanced with vegetables and a dollop of yogurt & cilantro chutney.<\/p>\n

The best parts of NaanStop<\/a> are the quick service, the customizable menu and, of course, the signature samosas that will be offered at Taste of Atlanta. Last chance for tickets- click here to get yours!<\/a><\/p>\n

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The\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink\u00a0Co<\/a> was formed by 3 Finn’s and an American friend in 2018. Since our launch 6 months ago, we have already started distributing nationally in 3 states; NY, CT, and now GA! We are proud of our history as a legendary beverage from Finland and are excited to share with our friends here in the USA! The\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink<\/a>\u00a0is a lightly carbonated beverage with unique tastes of natural grapefruit and juniper berry flavors with gin, which is produced here in the USA. You can now find\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink<\/a>\u00a0in major cities all over Georgia at your local package store, bar, or restaurant.\u00a0<\/span><\/div>\n
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Edible cookie dough that looks as good as it tastes- you Batter<\/a> believe it! This Ponce City Market food stall opened almost a year ago and has been attracting crowds from near and far. This is more than your standard cookie dough selection- flavors range from red velvet to brownie batter, bourbon brown sugar to cookies & cream. Customers can add toppings like decadent chocolate, marshmallow or caramel sauces as well as crunchy toppings like chocolate chips, Reeses Pieces and crushed Oreos. No matter what you order, you can ensure iit hits the spot for that cookie dough craving. Batter<\/a> also offers cookie dough shakes and Batter bites a.k.a. little cookie dough balls rolled in toppings for a truffle-like texture.<\/p>\n

We\u2019re thrilled\u00a0Batter<\/a> will be at Taste of Atlanta\u00a0all 3 days (Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st)\u00a0serving fan favorites. See below for a sneak peek of\u00a0Batter’s cookie dough confections\u00a0and if you haven\u2019t done so already, it\u2019s time to purchase your tickets to Taste of Atlanta (click for more info & ticket links)!<\/a><\/p>\n

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Paschal’s<\/a> is an Atlanta institution that has been serving real deal soul food since 1947. Chances are, you’ve tasted Paschal’s<\/a> or someone you know has raved about their fried chicken, mac n cheese, collard greens and peach cobbler among other menu items. This iconic restaurant raises the standard for southern soul food.<\/p>\n

The second you walk in to this Northside Drive spot, your nose is filled with the intoxicating smells of chicken being fried, cheese melting and vegetables being saut\u00e9ed. It’s almost overwhelming to smell so much incredible food at once!<\/p>\n

We’re thrilled Paschal’s<\/a> will be back at Taste of Atlanta this year serving the classics. See below for a sneak peek of what this restaurant will be serving at Taste of Atlanta and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to purchase your tickets! Buy before Sunday, September 30th at 11:59pm for your wristband to be sent directly to your home address. Click here for more details<\/a> and scroll below for an up-close view of traditional soul food:<\/p>\n

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3) Paschal’s Winning Peach Cobbler.<\/strong> This dessert won “Best Dessert Taste” at Taste of Atlanta in 2009 and 2013.\"fullsizeoutput_fc\"<\/a><\/p>\n

4) Chef Art<\/strong> plays a key role in preserving the recipes, traditions and atmosphere at Paschal’s. Learn more about Chef Art and Paschal’s on Facebook Live, where he is interviewed by Taste of Atlanta Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff. Click here for the full video.<\/a>\"fullsizeoutput_fe\"<\/a><\/p>\n"},"1198":{"pid":1198,"date":"13 September 2018","title":"Wine Not? Buy Your Tickets to Best Somm Competition Today!","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2018\/09\/Screen-Shot-2018-09-07-at-2.14.08-PM.png","excerpt":"Watch as some of Atlanta\u2019s top Sommeliers go head-to-head to contend for the title of Atlanta's Best Somm. Presented in partnership with Southeast Sommelier Society, the Best Somm competition will consist of a 3-part competition \u2013 service, theory and blind tasting.","cat":"Events","markup":"

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Join Taste of Atlanta at City Winery\u00a0Monday, September 24th\u00a0at our 4th Annual\u00a0Best\u00a0Sommelier Competition!<\/p>\n

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Watch as some of\u00a0Atlanta\u2019s top\u00a0Sommeliers\u00a0go head-to-head to contend for the title.\u00a0Presented in partnership with Southeast\u00a0Sommelier Society, the contest will consist of a\u00a03-part competition\u00a0\u2013 service, theory and blind tasting.<\/p>\n

The winner will be named by an elite panel of judges including:<\/p>\n