I am so thankful that my job at the Fresh Market encourages me to talk about food, restaurants, and recipes each and everyday. I love hearing what people are baking or cooking up and I enjoy learning about events happening in my city.
Often times, I am asked what my favorite restaurants are in Athens (Ummm, Mama's Boy and Ike and Jane's) and other times, I am told that I MUST try this restaurant or that restaurant in the area. Tonight, my dinner decision revolved around a recommendation for amazing barbecue: the White Tiger Gourmet.
Wow, talk about a fun location. At first upon arriving at the correct street address (thank you, GPS) you have to ponder whether or not you are in the right place, because it appears that you are in a neighborhood. You are in fact in a neighborhood. and at the right place.You may also have to park on the side of the street...which is totally okay. And worth it. Because this restaurant is so, so good.
The decor is so adorable. The atmosphere is so relaxing and eclectic.
And I hear that there is sometimes live music. I wanted to sit and stay all night long. But I had homework to do. Darn.
And the food...so delicious. I want to try everything on the menu.
I ended up ordering the Barberella: "Smoke pork topped with red and white BBQ sauce with mozzarella cheese served on a toasted Luna ciabatta." The Luna bread is baked fresh at Luna Baking co. right around the corner! The sandwich was delicious, hot, and filling. And the warm, gooey mozzarella was just what I wanted on this chilly night.
Next time, I'm looking to try the Portabella Cheeseburger or the Seared Salmon Ciabatta. Also, I may need to order a side of their mac and cheese. It looked glorious.
The desserts looked awesome. They had an array of homemade chocolates including chocolate covered bacon and chocolate covered pork rinds. They also had an apple crisp and ice-cream special this evening. I skipped on dessert because one of my roommates so kindly brought me a cookie from Insomnia Cookies in downtown Athens and I had that waiting for me at the house. (And oh my word... the cookie was amazing as well.)
I can not wait to visit the White Tiger Gourmet again.You should definitely give it a try if you are in the Athens area. I love living in this city of delicious food and fun.