Two Urban Licks

Last night I had one of the best meals of my life. Seriously. Of my life.

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Ryan and I joined our friends Terry and Janelle and Terry’s younger sister Caitlin for dinner at Two Urban Licks, a “fiery American restaurant,” located in Atlanta.

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When we arrived, we were immediately escorted to a table with a view near the back patio. Since it was pouring outside when we arrived, the patio was closed off, but about three quarters of the way through our meal, the glass walls of the restaurant opened up to allow us to dine inside, but outside at the same time. The atmosphere was awesome and we could see the city skyline from our table.

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So neat!

Once we were seated, our waiter, Jason, greeted us and immediately and took our drink orders.

When I learned that Two Urban Licks had a variety of different wines on tap, I was immediately intrigued. We saw the 42 steel barrels holding the various wines as we walked to our table, but I wasn’t sure exactly what they were until Jason enthusiastically explained their uniqueness to us.

I ordered a fruity sparkling wine that I practically chugged.

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I love fruity wines like Riesling and absolutely adored my sparkling wine that Jason recommended. It was like candy in a glass.

We all sipped our drinks (Ryan tried two of their infused cocktails and they were delicious as well) and enjoyed a large round of appetizers.

Salmon chips (short smoked salmon, chipotle cream cheese, capers, red onions):

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Tuna tartare (Ryan’s favorite):

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Duck and dumplings (gnocchi, shitake mushroom, bok choy, candied pecans, wasabi cream):

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Every single appetizer was fantastic. There wasn’t one I didn’t enjoy, but there was one that took the cake.

Calamari.

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Hands down the most fantastic calamari I’ve ever had. It was slightly sweet and served with a wasabi aioli that added just the right amount of spice and flavor. I am honestly sad just thinking that I won’t be able to order this in Orlando sometime.

Our whole table also raved about our entrees. I selected the bronzed scallops that were served with gouda grits, pico de gallo and a smoked tomato broth.

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The scallops were delicious, but the smoked gouda grits stole my heart. I practically licked my plate clean. When you’re in Georgia, you gotta get grits and Two Urban Licks knows how to make ‘em.

The good food kept coming when our table shard a bunch of different desserts.

Key lime popsicle:

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Peach cobbler:

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Crème brulee:

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And my person favorite… the carrot cake:

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Honestly, our experience at Two Urban Licks could not have been any better. The food was off-the-charts amazing, the service from our knowledgeable and friendly waiter Jason was attentive and upbeat and the atmosphere was vibrant. Five gold stars!

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Our waiter is in the middle of this picture in the black t-shirt. Doesn’t he just look like a blast!?

It was truly a fantastic night. Can you tell I am loving Atlanta already?

I’m hoping the fun continues today!

P.S. The Fashion page was updated!

Comments

  1. Tressa says

    I’m still amazed that you know my sister-in-law and Terry! Too funny! Anyways, it looks like you guys had a BLAST and that place looks flippin’ AMAZING! I want some of…it all! (Especially the desserts!) I’ll definitely need to check out that place when I visit Atlanta. YUM

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  2. says

    Ahhhh! I am so glad you ate here! When I saw that you were going to Atlanta, I immediately thought of this restaurant. I knew you would love it! Their appetizers are The Best. And, I agree, their calamari is the best I’ve ever had!

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  3. Courtney says

    I agree! TWO is one my favorite restaurants! I see the door and start drooling thinking about the calamari that awaits me! :) SO GOOD!

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  4. says

    Small world…I was cleaning up some old posts, etc. and came across you review of TWO. Easily one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. The salmon chips changed my life. Adding a link to here to my review for good measure:)

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  5. says

    Your post today brought me back in time to this post…this makes my heart happy. Atlanta = home. I used to live within walking distance of two urban licks, and miss it terribly. The food/restaurant scene in Atlanta is SO underrated!

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