Places to Check Out @ Lunch with Lauren

Ready for a few places to try this week? If you don’t want to cook dinner, just need a lunch out, or want to try Dunwoody’s newest bottle shop, keep reading.

Antiguo Lobo
5370 Peachtree Rd Suite A,
Chamblee, GA 30341

Open for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesdays. 

My husband and I enjoyed a nice day date at Antiguo Lobo in downtown Chamblee. I started with a Palumba, made with grapefruit, orange, tequila and lime, all blended frozen together. We ordered Papas Bravas (potato wedges, beef, queso, & jalapenos) that were crispy on the outside and tender inside, then covered in cheese and beef, so basically comfort on a plate. We also started with the Queso Fundido, which was good, but next time I will add chorizo or mushrooms. After filling up on appetizers, we decided to split the carnita (pork belly) tacos on handmade blue corn tortillas with rice and charro beans. In addition to all the taco favorites, I’d try salsa verde fired branzino and/or pork conchinta enchiladas next time. That space is fun, but not large and the parking is, well, if you’ve been to downtown Chamblee, you know it’s not great. Try to carpool or uber if you’re making a night of it. 


Iron Hill Brewery
1224 Hammond Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30346

Open for lunch and dinner.

I’ve had several meals now at Iron Hill and each meal has been really easy, meaning everyone that I went with found something to eat and enjoyed it. One of the items Iron Hill is known for is its eggrolls and this location offers Philly cheesesteak, buffalo chicken, tex-mex, and an Octoberfest version. The hearth-baked pizzas have all been good and my husband is a big fan of the Pub Burger (bacon, griddled onions, Monterey jack cheese, smoked gouda cheese). My favorite dish is the Grand Caesar Salad with salmon added and has romaine, shaved brussels sprouts, smoky bacon, avocado, croutons, pecorino cheese. The kid’s menu is generic, which is pretty much exactly how I like it and I mean it in the best possible way. It is hamburgers and chicken tenders but the sides are fresh, not overcooked veggies and it is not lost on my kids that ice cream counts as one of the two sides. Iron Hill also brews all the beer in-house and it’s really pretty good and easy to pair with a meal. The restaurant entrance faces Hammond drive on the backside of Perimeter Mall. Parking is available next to Chick-fil-A or in the parking deck.

Taste Bottle Shop
1155 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Suite 430,
Atlanta, GA 30338

Closes at 10 pm. 

My new favorite place to buy wine is Taste Bottle Shop, located next door to Piece on Cake. This lovely small business opened in April and has garnished much favor with locals thanks to excellent customer service, great selection and knowledge, and competitively priced wine. I love going in and getting recommendations from Hussien and finding new things each time. I definitely recommend you pop in and check out the inventory or you can add your points to mine, so I can grab a bottle of Eagle Rare one day.