3/19/08

Buckhead Italian Market and Bakery

Buckhead Italian Market and Bakery
3655 Roswell Rd., NE, #106
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-467-9217


10 out of 10 for bringing an Authentic Italian Trattoria to Atlanta!




My husband, Dan, and I dined at the Buckhead Italian Market and Bakery on 3/18/2008. It is a charming, authentic Italian trattoria (casual Italian restaurant) right in the middle of Buckhead. It also boasts Italian groceries and an excellent bakery with fresh-baked Italian delights like tiramisu, cannolis, and Italian cookies.

Mama Henriette and her son, Chef Marcello, own and run the establishment, handing out food and friendship in equal measure. They truly make every customer feel at home. More features include BYOW (bring your own wine), Italian groceries and deli items, and there are handsome wooden wine lockers you can rent as well. I wholeheartedly recommend the Buckhead Italian Market and Bakery to all Atlanta foodies.



What did you order? How was your food?

I have eaten here several times, and always enjoy my meal. This time I had Eggplant Bolognese, and Dan had Sausage Lasagna. Both dishes were delicious. Dessert was out of this world! We had a Magico cube of chocolate cake topped with white cream, then coated in bittersweet chocolate. We also tried a cannoli, which was perfect - very authentic, and the pastry was excellent according to my chef husband.


Describe your impressions of the service. Was anything exceptionally good (or bad) about the quality of service you received?

Fantastic service. Mama Henriette and Marcello make you feel right at home. When I was struggling to decide what to choose from all of the appetizing options, she asked me, "What did you notice first? Choose the one your eye went to, because you eat with your eye." It's so true!


What do you think of the d├ęcor and atmosphere?

Stellar atmosphere. It's a slice of Italy right here in Atlanta. The exterior transcends the strip mall, and has charming outdoor seating. It would be lovely to spend an afternoon outside eating authentic Italian food and sipping red wine. Ahhh...


Do you consider this a good value for the money you spent? If no, why not?

Yes, we spent about $25, but that included dessert as well.


On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best), how would you rate this restaurant compared to the other restaurants you visit on a regular basis.

10 for authentic Italian trattoria appeal.


This restaurant is best for (Choose all that apply) All of these! You must try the bakery!

• Good food • Quick bite • Family-friendly
• Outdoor • Romantic • Special occasion


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3/6/08

NBC Restaurant Competition Show Tryouts - March 16th!

Hey Everybody,
I got an e-mail from NBC, and I think this sounds really neat! I may just have to go tryout. They want me to spread the word to everyone else who's interested, too.


OPEN CALL FOR NEW NBC RESTAURANT
COMPETITION SHOW

GRANADA AMERICA, the producers that brought you Nanny 911, Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares are seeking two-person teams, with pre-existing relationships, who have always dreamed of opening their own restaurant!
Have you and your spouse, friend, family member, business associate or colleague
dreamed of opening your own restaurant? Is one of you a whiz in the kitchen while the
other is a front of the house superstar? Do you have what it takes to open and run a
successful restaurant? Has financing always been a problem?
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE!
Casting Directors want to meet your team at our open call!

W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA 30346
Sunday, March 16th 2008
10am – 4pm

WE ARE SEEKING PEOPLE WHO ARE:
• Over 21 years of age; U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents
• 2-person teams with pre-existing relationships: couples, friends, family, co-workers, chef teams, retired couples, college grads, weekend gourmets, old and young!
• Must be outgoing, creative, love the restaurant business and want to open and run your own restaurant!

APPLICANTS SHOULD COME TO THE OPEN CALL AS A TEAM WITH COMPLETED APPLICATIONS
For more information E-mail or Call us: NBCteamsAtlanta@yahoo.com or (646) 961-3991.
Please include your names, ages, the city you’re from, occupations, contact phone numbers, a recent photograph of yourselves and a brief summary as to why your team is perfect for the show!
Additional information posted on the Now Casting section at www.NBC.com