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Mouthful: Gazpacho

posted on July 20, 2009 at 5:17 am

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SOCIAL: There are places in Atlanta that don’t get nearly as much business as they should. And this quaint and chic Mediterranean café/wine bar is a prime example. Brothers Jalil and Rheda Chikhaoui serve up a menu similar to any you’d find at a restaurant of its ilk in France. During the summer, the restaurant offers an authentic gazpacho as a special. This version is chock-full of the typical ingredients—fresh tomatoes, cucumber, and bell peppers—but they add their own twist with a dash of cumin, harissa and a “special” tomato juice for a smoother mouthfeel. The soup is topped with lump crabmeat and a tiny dice of cucumber for contrast. 12 W. Peachtree Place. 404-525-2246. www.socialintown.com.
SOUPER JENNY: It’s natural that Atlanta’s resident soup maven, “Souper” Jenny Levinson, serves her gazpacho throughout the entire blistering summer (until August). Levinson, who lists Weight Watchers’ point counts for dieting customers, makes her versions as light as possible (only one point per bowl), but still manages to infuse plenty of flavor. Click here to read the rest…
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