Every Friday, Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series I like to call Foodie Friday.
Thankfully I don’t have any closed restaurants to report.
Mambo Jambo – Windward
Ask and you shall receive. Months ago I wrote about our lack of good Cuban food. That’s all changing. This will be the second Latin/Cuban restaurant to open since then. Mambo Jambo is building out in the space formally occupied by Mad Italian behind Sushi Nami. I haven’t been able to learn much about these guys. They have a restaurant in south Florida that seems to be a higher end joint. Perhaps they are going for the expense account patrons from the Windward office parks. I’m also confused with the name, considering that “Mambo’s Cafe” is not far away and would be a direct competitor. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to these guys.
Scoops – Crabapple
When I was a kid we had this stuff called “ice cream”. It was kinda like the frozen yogurt you kids get to eat today. Ok, everyone knows ice cream. I’m just a little bummed that quality ice cream parlors are closing in favor of the frozen yogurt franchise concept de jour. So I’m excited to see this joint open in Crabapple. I haven’t been yet, but it seems to be a classic parlor with the addition of chocolate truffles and cupcakes and such. The reviews I’ve read thus far have been mixed.
Yate’s Sports Pub – Johns Creek
They are opening in the space formally occupied by American Ale House on Jones Bridge and Old Alabama. I don’t know much about them otherwise.
Tilted Kilt – Perimeter
It’s like an Irish Hooters. Girls with big, um, personalities… serving Guinness and shepard’s pie. I’ve never been to their original Johns Creek location. But our fellow cubicle dwellers to the south will enjoy their new location at the perimeter.