Last Friday night, we had the pleasure of dining at Fudo, a new Asian concept in Chamblee, just minutes from Perimeter Mall. Fudo is the newest edition to the portfolio of restaurants by owners John and Grace Lee, who also own Alpharetta and Cumming steak and sushi concept, Ichiban.

Here’s the kicker: I don’t eat (much) fish. Like almost none. Which is why I chose to spotlight this particular sushi restaurant. Fudo offers not only a HUGE array of rolls (over 50) and sashimi, but a mix of Japanese and Korean style cuisine with a generous selection of small plates, soups and salads, tempura, and donburi rice bowl dishes. There is literally something for everyone. Including a very nice list of sakes.

Do what did we eat? We started with the Chef’s Special, Hawaiian Ahi Poke with avocado, green onion, masago, micro greens, and ponzu. Also an order of the Dynamite Shrimp. The Poke was as fresh and delicious as it was beautiful and the Shrimp dish was crunchy, spicy, and sweet. Then we moved onto a Chicken Fried Rice. This was definitely not my choice. I couldn’t care less about fried rice but that is literally Mikey’s favorite food on the planet. And according to him, Fudo measured up. I tried the B.T.S. Roll, made with Bulgogi, spring mix, and cucumber and topped with seared bulgogi, black pepper, spicy kabayaki sauce, fried kimchi, scallions. They had me at kimchi really… It was delicious, just like the sticky bulgogi you’ll find in L.A.’s Koreatown. Over all, I give it two thumbs up.

So, venture OTP and check them out. Since their opening this past January, they’re quickly being recognized by the foodie community in Atlanta as a new go-to when you’re looking for something beyond your average sushi spot.

Kanpai, y’all!

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Located in Glenwood Park neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, The Shed at Glenwood aims to be the go-to neighborhood spot for upscale dining with a “Cheers” feel. Locally sourced ingredients (seasonal menus of course), and an extensive wine selection, along with spirits make The Shed a favorite for brunch and dinner of many East- Atliens. And they have wine on tap… I’m sold.

So what’s going on now at The Shed? During the month of March, Executive Chef Quintles Swain is featuring a different international cuisine with a wine or beer pairing each Saturday – this past Saturday I enjoyed a dinner inspired by the foods of Italy – An Osso Buco with cal rose rice, tomato coulis, and beef jus.

This coming Saturday, March 16th, he will feature tastes of Spain with Trout and Salmorejo, paired with Rivarey Rioja Blanco, and then, France for Coq au vin paired with Two Birds Carignan wine on March 23rd. And finally, an American spring and summer staple, Black Cod and Romesco, paired with Zaca Mesa Viognier wine out of sunny Santa Barbara, California on Saturday, March 30th.   

Mikey had the burger (no surprise there). He’s on a mission to rate every one in the city. I shake my head at his selection when up against items like Osso Buco or filet mignon, but this one was well worth the visit. Their burger is topped with bacon jam, smoked gouda, lettuce, onion on a brioche bun. You can view the rest of the menu here, which is scheduled to change in 2 weeks. Don’t worry, the burger is a staple.

Desserts: In addition to classic dishes like apple turnovers and pound cake, their signature dessert is the Ding Dong. You read that right, it’s their take on every kid’s gas station favorite, a thick, rich chocolate cake with vanilla cream center. Damn.

I would be remiss not to mention that they offer bottomless mimosas on Sundays and an amazing selection of $20 bottles of wine. As if you needed another reason to head there now…

What Atlanta neighborhood are you interested in next? Comment below and I’ll share another favorite.

This post was sponsored by Caren West PR and The Shed at Glenwood… as always, all opinions are my own.

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