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June 2, 2015

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Today’s Blog Post highlights The Optimist. When people think of Atlanta food, the last thing they think of is Seafood but The Optimist has everything a seafood lover could want! The food is so good and so fresh the only thing missing is a water front view but don’t worry the food makes up for it! If you have a love for Oyster’s you will definitely need to check out their Oyster Bar. They have over 15 different types of Oysters from raw oysters to ones from their wood-fired oven. If your not a huge Oyster fan that is okay too because they have a variety of menu items. Our last visit we tried a little bit of everything. But first, let us give you some cocktails to try out. If you are a bourbon fan, then we recommend the Sunset Boulevard. The base of this cocktail is a smooth Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Orange bitters, and a flamed orange in it. If your not into the sweeter cocktails then we recommend the Jolly Roger. It tastes exactly like a raspberry jolly rancher! For snacks we started with some she-crab soup that came with a side of shrimp cornbread. The flavors were amazing and was a great dish to share. We then had an order of the “peel & eat” shrimp that has this amazing spicy “come-back” sauce. We also ordered the basamati fried rice which included curry, peanuts, and an egg in it. It was one of the best dishes of fried rice we have had! To finish off the appetizers we ordered the corn milk hush puppies that were “beignet” style which means it had powdered sugar dusted on top. Powder sugar makes everything better, right!? Finally, we capped our amazing dinner with the best Fish & Chips! The fish tasted so fresh it was like it was right off the water! The Optimist is the perfect date night or even trying to win over a business client 🙂
It is a very popular place, so if you plan on going on the weekend make sure you get a reservation at least a week in advance. Don’t just take our word for how amazing it is though, go out and treat yourself to this amazing place!

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(photos via the optimist)

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