Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, to Café Agora, a Turkish restaurant that serves Turkic, Arabic, Persian, and Greek food. Agora means “gathering place” or “assembly” and was the center of life in a city.

Since we're headed to Istanbul this fall, we decided to give Turkish food a try. We discovered dishes that we enjoyed, and others, not so much.

The Agora Mixed Grill consisted of several kabobs: chicken, lamb, adana (minced lamb), Kofta (ground beef), and beef/lamb gyros. All the meats were tender and juicy, and very tasty. My favorite was the lamb kabob. My least favorites were the gyro meats.
Agora Mixed Grill
The salad was fresh and light. Every single forkful zinged with flavor.
Agora Mixed Grill ~ under the bread
Dora here. I'd read great things about their Maza Platter appetizer. Hummus, Ezme (tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion, and walnuts), Eggplant Salad, Babaganush (another eggplant concoction), Piyaz (red beans, tomatoes, onion), Potato Salad, Fried Eggplant, Haydari (yogurt, walnuts, dill), Tabuli (parsley, tomato, cucumber), and Carrot Salad (made with yogurt). Phew! Is that it? :)
Maza Platter appetizer - small
Can you believe that's a small plate?? It's a whole meal! My faves were Ezme, Hummus, Haydari, Potato Salad, and Carrot Salad. They could've left off the three eggplant dishes, but that's just my personal preference. And they didn't blink when we asked for a second basket of that awesome bread. Delish! If you're looking for a sample of flavors, this is the dish to order.

It's always nice when a complimentary treat comes out with the bill.
Complimentary Rice Pudding
We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food. 

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Excited about Eating by Ernie Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, to Café Agora, a Turkish restaurant that serves Turkic, Arabic, Persian, and Greek food. Agora means “gathering place” or “assembly” and was the center of life in a city.

Since we're headed to Istanbul this fall, we decided to give Turkish food a try. We discovered dishes that we enjoyed, and others, not so much.

The Agora Mixed Grill consisted of several kabobs: chicken, lamb, adana (minced lamb), Kofta (ground beef), and beef/lamb gyros. All the meats were tender and juicy, and very tasty. My favorite was the lamb kabob. My least favorites were the gyro meats.
Agora Mixed Grill
The salad was fresh and light. Every single forkful zinged with flavor.
Agora Mixed Grill ~ under the bread
Dora here. I'd read great things about their Maza Platter appetizer. Hummus, Ezme (tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, onion, and walnuts), Eggplant Salad, Babaganush (another eggplant concoction), Piyaz (red beans, tomatoes, onion), Potato Salad, Fried Eggplant, Haydari (yogurt, walnuts, dill), Tabuli (parsley, tomato, cucumber), and Carrot Salad (made with yogurt). Phew! Is that it? :)
Maza Platter appetizer - small
Can you believe that's a small plate?? It's a whole meal! My faves were Ezme, Hummus, Haydari, Potato Salad, and Carrot Salad. They could've left off the three eggplant dishes, but that's just my personal preference. And they didn't blink when we asked for a second basket of that awesome bread. Delish! If you're looking for a sample of flavors, this is the dish to order.

It's always nice when a complimentary treat comes out with the bill.
Complimentary Rice Pudding
We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly restaurant serving outstanding food. 

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6 Comments:

At September 12, 2015 at 12:17 PM , Blogger Ann Ellison said...

Sounds like an interesting place. I enjoy reading the posts about the different restaurants.

 
At September 12, 2015 at 8:06 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, Ann. :)

 
At September 12, 2015 at 8:48 PM , Blogger Terri said...

Dora, the food looks great. I hope you enjoy Turkey. Please make sure you stay safe.

 
At September 12, 2015 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Ann, we really enjoy visiting different restaurants.

 
At September 12, 2015 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Ernie Hiers said...

Thanks Terri, the food was great. We are looking forward to visiting Turkey to enjoy the sights and food.

 
At September 12, 2015 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks, Terri! That's the plan. :)

 

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