by Jenn S. on
While visiting my brother and his family in Atlanta, we picked up sandwiches from Parish Food & Goods one Saturday afternoon. This "market of eclectic variety" (according to the website) features New Orlean-style food in a charming, elegant-yet-cozy atmosphere. First off, this place is a gem! If you're just picking up - be sure to look around, especially upstairs. The decor here will make you wish you were eating in. Aside from the awesome, charming decor, sinful-looking pastries and extensive wine selection, the food is great as well! For 4 of us, we ordered 2 of the Turkey sandwiches (avocado, red onion, Dijon mayonnaise, pea shoots), 1 Ferdie (hot roast beef, dijon & grain mustard, pickles, cabbage) and 1 Sweet Sausage Po-Boy (dressed, lettuce, tomato, peperonata). We accompanied our sandwiches with 4 bags of Deep River Chips (turns out 2 were Baked Fries, which my brother called "furry fries"): Jalapeno & Cheddar, Jalapeno, Sweet Maui Onion and Rosemary & Olive Oil. The Rosemary was definitely my favorite, with the Zesty Jalapeno in a super-close second. Our experience was slightly marred when we got home and saw they had forgotten to pack the Po-Boy. Oh no! My sister-in-law had to run back to the restaurant to get it, and rather than make a new one or even give her a freebie/money back/discount, the cashier (who was the one who had taken our order AND packed our bag), merely apologized, said it was still warm and gave her the original sandwich. Oh well, things like that happen. But something in exchange would have been nice. I had the turkey, which was GINORMOUS. I ate half of it and then nibbled the other half for the remainder of the weekend. This sandwich was perfection. Everything went together perfectly and could not have been better. Maybe heated up? But I don't even think it needed that. So good! I took a bite of both the Ferdie and Po-Boy and wasn't too impressed with either. I would definitely recommend the turkey.
by Joshua Carbal on
Great atmosphere - nicely done with brick/cement exposed walls, red lamps on the long bar and red chandeliers in part of the dining room. The main restaurant area was really noisy (prime time Saturday night) so, we decided to sit on the terrace. The terrace is nice and I'm all about being outdoors; however, beware that when there is a breeze you get a strong whiff of propane (at least if you are sitting on the end of the terrace towards the valet). When we asked the server about it, he said "yeah, they've had several agencies come out and take a look at it but, no one can identify the problem; that's why we have a strict no smoking policy". Guess that explains why there are no candles on the table either. The list of wine, beer, raw bar items and Parish drinks are featured on a brown wine bag which is neat. The first wine we requested was not available any longer so we ordered a different one. Okay fine. Then we were left for approx. 10 minutes to study the chalkboard menu posted on the wall. A different server came to take our dinner order and I told him the shrimp burger sounded interesting. He explained to me how it was made - sounded yummy - and I said "that's what I'll have" and he said "we are out of those ingredients". WTF is what I'm thinking. Why did you entice me by giving me a blow by blow description of what ingredients are used and how it is cooked, telling me it's their most popular menu item and then saying "we are out". After getting over that disappointment, I ordered the BJ's Farm Bibb Wedge. The ranch dressing was soooo fresh and tasty that I started to get over being pissed off about the shrimp burger. Also, ordered the Andouille Crusted NO Catfish which was also very good. After dinner, we went downstairs to check out the market. Very cool - with a European feel. The open kitchen makes sandwiches to order, they had premade salads available in the cooler, fresh baked bread, pastries and desserts. There is wine, beer, organic drinks, soda, etc. for purchase as well. A coffee bar is located in the pastry area. Overall, I liked Parish and plan to go back for that shrimp burger!
by Blah B. on
So this is the problem with San Francisco..... 1) We are trying to be like NYC/LA 2) We are trying to have the NYC attitude 3) We are charging NYC price 4) Lots of velvet ropes but the music is horrible 5) Slides? Good idea, retarded people who think they are so cool all the time-very bad idea. If you have to work in a club, then you are not that cool. 6) How about plain ol English: SLIDE SUCKs COCK! San Franciscans is much more beautiful when we act like San Franciscans. Sad!