Matt's been doing some traveling for work training and after some time away, we made last Saturday night as a date night. I had heard good things about TWO Urban Licks so we got a last minute reservation and headed over there.
The restaurant itself is beautiful — it's industrial and has several art installations including a wall of plants and an enormous painting made with multiple canvases. One wall is all windows and looks over their outdoor patio and that Atlanta Beltline. I also loved that they played classic rock.
We started off with their famous salmon chips. It's basically a homemade spicy barbecue potato chip topped with a spicy mayo, pulled salmon, chives and capers. It was not fishy at all. Just super flavorful with contrasting textures.
After our appetizer, they brought out complimentary bread. It was homemade and served with warm ricotta cheese. I haven't been eating that much bread in the past few months, but this was definitely worth the splurge. I also had a gin drink called the Beltline Envy — so refreshing.
For the main course, I ordered their brisket which they cook for 12 hours and serve with a homemade espresso bbq sauce. It totally melted in your mouth. I had it again with eggs and sweet potato the next morning.
I'm not a huge potato salad person, but this one was made with bacon so I would wager that it is the best potato salad I've ever had.
Matt had the pork served with a salsa verde with rice and beans. Very tasty and even better the next day as leftovers.
We didn't end up getting dessert because we'd already had Jeni's Ice Cream earlier in the day, but I can't wait to go back to try them.
If you're in the Atlanta area and looking for good food, this is the place to go.