Marlow’s Tavern, Alpharetta

With 17 locations in the metro area, Marlow’s Tavern has built an inviting neighborhood tavern experience for Atlanta’s diners. Executive chef, CEO and co-founder John Metz and his team are looking to tempt customers with a few fresh menu items to showcase seasonal ingredients this summer. Northside Woman was asked to try out some of the new cocktails and dishes.

We began with the Southern Sour, featuring Breaking and Entering American whiskey, Rothman and Winter Orchard Peach liqueur, fresh lemon, cane sugar and Bittercube Bolivar bitters. The cocktail reminded me of the whiskey sours my dad would make on Sunday afternoons.

We followed that with the special flatbread of the day, a thin crispy flatbread with fresh garden vegetables and a balsamic glaze. The combination of flavors was delicious. Next, we had the Grain and Veggie Poke Bowl, which featured tri-colored quinoa, farro, puffed wild rice, cucumber, radish, snap peas, shiitake, pickled red onion, fresh cilantro, avocado and herbed rice wine vinaigrette. We followed that with the Tavern ‘Slammin’ Steak Sandwich, a marinated and sliced sous vide flank steak, chow-chow, fresh cilantro and firecracker sauce all piled on a buttery roll. The poke bowl was light, with a great combination of flavors that totally filled me up. The sandwich, served at room temperature, was tender and delicious. I recommend both items if you’re headed to Marlow’s for dinner or lunch soon.

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