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Beachy Drinks + Can't Miss Caribbean Food

12 April 2018

Need a Caribbean escape but don’t have time for a vacation? Drive over to Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe and take a break from the high-intensity city life. Chef Rob’s keeps reggae music streaming and rum drinks on deck to provide some beachy contrast to your day. The food Chef Rob serves is authentic and covers all the Caribbean- cuisine basics: from Jerk Chicken to Oxtail, Curry Goat to Ackee & Saltfish. This restaurant has been serving the Sandy Springs community since 2006 and has developed quite a following for this flavorful, fresh and funky menu.

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The cocktails on Chef Rob’s menu are equally as diverse and tropical as the food! One of the drink specials, the “Ultimate Bob Marley” is one of the most colorful and potent choices to order. This drink is made with Malibu Coconut rum, banana liqueur, pineapple and orange juice, Don Q 151, Myer’s dark rum, blue curacao, melon liqueur and grenadine.

Another can’t miss classic is a Jerk Chicken plate with fried plantains and rice & peas. Chef Rob adds so much spice and depth of flavor to these simple ingredients. Learn more about this dish and drink combination with Chef Rob and Skye when you click here.

Taste this dish at Food That Rocks, Saturday, June 9th at City Green in City Springs. Save the date- tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, April 17th.

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Love to go out to eat in Sandy Springs? Food That Rocks is coming back at City Springs at City Green Saturday, June 9th. Stay tuned for more details and ticket sales on our website when you click here. 

About Chef Rob:

Robert Gayle, the Executive Chef and owner at Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe, combines his Caribbean background with a Culinary Institute of America education, gathering flavors from around the world to refine a menu of island comfort fare. After spending his childhood in Jamaica West Indies, Chef Rob relocated to the United States and began to develop his culinary love at age 13 by working as a steward in Brooklyn.  Shortly after obtaining his culinary degree in 1993,  his skills and prestige steadily increased over time, allowing him to eventually assist with the openings of Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’ New York and Atlanta venture, Justin’s Restaurant, in 1997. There he was able to deliver his culinary expertise for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Akon.

Chef Rob’s mental Rolodex includes recipes for top-selling entrees and Caribbean Cuisine such as braised beef oxtails, ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken. curried goat, dry-rubbed spare ribs, and his signature spicy jerk seasoning. In addition to opening his Atlanta-based restaurant in 2006, the Chef Rob brand continues to grow with its wide selection of signature sauces, intimate cooking classes, and event catering options.

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Unfortunately, Atlanta’s closest ocean is a few hours away. Good news though-\u00a0fresh and fantastically prepared\u00a0seafood is still found in the city! Many ITP establishments tout the best seafood specialities, but Noble Fin<\/a> just brought home the “Best Taste- Friday” trophy of Taste of Atlanta for their Crispy Tamarind Glazed Lobster! This isn’t your ordinary fried lobster tail- it’s better. Chef Thuan Nguyen added the glazed lobster with serrano peppers, scallion, cilantro and crispy shallots to Noble Fin’s<\/a> menu directly after their Taste of Atlanta win. Chef Thuan Nguyen grew up on the coast and draws culinary inspiration from his seaside upbringing. The whole menu takes a creative spin on the coastline classics and land-lover entrees alike.<\/p>\n

See below for a close up of some of Noble Fin’s<\/a> favorite dishes, then watch our Facebook Live where our Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, chats with Chef Thuan Nguyen.<\/a>\u00a0Noble Fin <\/a>is a great spot for holiday parties, happy hour, a nice night out or even Christmas Eve! Check out the dishes we love below, then make your reservation today!<\/p>\n

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3) Braised Beef Ravioli with Pecorino, White Balsamic Butter, Watercress and Radish.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Simon’s Restaurant<\/a> in Midtown has been open less than a year and already has a big-time trophy under their belt. The restaurant won “Best Taste” of Sunday at Taste of Atlanta on October 21st. Simon’s is best known for creative southern dishes and a truly Instagram-able build out. Chef Robert Butts crafts a unique and ever-changing menu with options ranging from indulgent to vegan; savory composed plates to painstakingly homemade\u00a0pastries. His enthusiasm is infectious and every restaurant-goer can appreciate the good vibes that radiate from his kitchen and extend throughout the entire dining space.<\/p>\n

Chef Robert updates his menu seasonally and right now, he’s focused on fall comfort foods. We went behind-the-scenes to capture some of these decadent dishes. Watch a Facebook Live with Taste of Atlanta Marketing & Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and Chef Robert for more details of each menu item. <\/a>One of the newly-added items made it to the menu because of it’s appearance on Simon’s <\/a>Taste of Atlanta menu- the Slow Braised Beef Ribs over Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes and Crispy Collard Greens with Jack Daniels Au Jus.<\/p>\n

See below for an up-close look at each spotlit dish and come and try Simon’s<\/a> before 2018 ends! This restaurant is the perfect spot for brunch, drinks, dinner, happy hour, late night or group events any\u00a0day of the week (brunch is weekends only).<\/p>\n

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2) Spaghetti Squash with Mushroom Bolognese and Vegan Parmesan.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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3) Thanksgiving on a plate- Turkey Leg Stuffed with Cornbread, served over Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Sweet Potato and Collard Greens.<\/strong><\/p>\n

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Taste of Atlanta<\/span><\/a>, the city\u2019s much anticipated food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene, is taking place this weekend on October 19, 20 and 21. Held at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the 17th annual festival will feature more than 90 of Atlanta\u2019s favorite restaurants, offering their most craveable dishes alongside live, on-stage cooking demos, hands-on group classes from top chefs, a beer garden and more. Here\u2019s what you need to know to make the most of this year\u2019s festival!<\/span><\/p>\n