The Nitty Gritty
- Price is for two people
- Must be 21 or older to enjoy the adult beverages
- Must redeem within 90 days of purchase
- Must bring ID to redeem
- Gratuity and tax not included with purchase and will be based on full retail value
Atlanta is full of trendy restaurants bringing the oysters, charcuterie and other fancy victuals, but what is there for a simple, unpretentious meal like mom used to make? Enter Arcadia, the rooftop restaurant and bar bringing late-1970s middle America back to life with classics like Sloppy Joes, Pimento Cheese Dip, retro cocktails and vinyl spinning over the speakers above Cameli’s Pizza in Little Five Points.
Arcadia does the retro-vibe with an abundance of style, from the vinyl spinning over the speakers to the decor featuring wood-paneled walls and details like those funky amber-glass swag lamps. And from their spot above Cameli’s, there’s one killer view of the ATL cityscape and sunsets for your ambient dining pleasure. If you, too, are a vinyl collector, visit Monday - Thursday and you can get your records played for the whole restaurant. More than just vinyl entertainment, they also host nights like Wednesday comedy or Thursday’s old-school movies.Now this may be throwback-style food like mom used to make, but it may not be the way mom used to make it. There’s no canned or preservative-stuffed ingredients in Chef Sarah Case’s homestyle cookin’—this food is fresh. And because it is 2016 and not 1979, they also offer gluten-free fares, and mark it on the menu for your convenience. Their cocktails are listed on vinyl, and consist of classic throwbacks (and some with a twist), like the house Old Fashioned or Lavender Tom Collins. Appetizers feature Deviled Eggs, Ants on a Log and classic dips like Pimento Cheese or Green Onion. Entrees include classics like Tuna Noodle Casserole, Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup or, a crowd-favorite, the Meatloaf served with two sides like Mac n Cheese and Broccoli Casserole. Mom would be proud.