Every Friday, Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.
I don’t do wraps. They are usually too healthy and too boring to hold my attention. So why am I reviewing a place that is heavy on wraps and a franchise to boot? Because this is my series on Alpharetta’s lesser-known restaurants. Plus, Tacone actually has a decent burger.
Franchise sandwich and wrap joints are a dime a dozen around here. But with only one location in the area, Tacone doesn’t really feel like a franchise to me. They are based out of California and have a very thin presence in the southeast. Their menu is mostly wraps, grilled sandwiches on ciabatta bread and smoothies.
Every time I come here I head straight for the most unhealthy thing on the menu… the Angus Khan Burger! As the name would suggest, this is a burger made of angus meat, served on ciabatta bread and grilled. They use romaine lettuce, salad dressing and brie, which is an interesting combination that I enjoy. Sometimes the dressing makes the bread a little soggy but still pretty good. Angus meat is often too dry for burgers but still brings a ton of flavor. The ciabatta is crisp, adding a nice contrast in texture to the entire sandwich. It is an interesting burger, a change of pace that I like from time to time. It’s got a high-dollar burger feel at a somewhat affordable price tag.
They’ve got sweet potato fries which are pretty good, as well as an assortment of sauces to complement the wraps. But I’ve got to come clean… all I ever order here is the burger. What can I say, I like to live dangerously.
Tacone is a little hard to find, buried in the double decker strip mall on Windward east of 400. The decor is a little too California for my tastes, and the pictures creep me out. But the place is well-managed with a very involved franchise owner.
So who should try Tacone? Skinny cubicle ladies looking for wraps packed with flavor… or perhaps greasy burger aficionados like yours truly who are looking for something a little different.