A selection of local eateries recently featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post:
In this modern-day, family-oriented take on "Cheers," each table has its own flat-screen plasma TV. The menu includes something for every taste, from a monstrous chef's salad to racks of baby-back ribs smothered in hickory sauce. The K Sampler features a few bites of each appetizer, including fried mozzarella sticks, Buffalo wings and potato skins.
4955 Sugarloaf Parkway. Lawrenceville. 678-205-0282. www.kaysonsgrille.com.
Nadia's West African Restaurant
African dishes with a soul-food influence are served at Nadia's, where the best-sellers include deep-fried tilapia and barbecue beef ribs. For those nervous to try more authentic fare, the restaurant offers an on-the-house sampler plate so first-timers can try before they buy.
5245 Langford Road, suite A, Norcross. 770-582-9994. www.nadiarestaurant.com.
Chin Chin 7
Located directly across from the Arena at Gwinnett Center and minutes from the affluent Sugarloaf Country Club, Chin Chin 7 attracts area sports stars, celebrities and performers. The restaurant offers traditional Chinese dishes with an upscale twist, as well as sushi, soups and the stew-like Hot Pots.
6575 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.770-813-1319.
Gimza Polish Restaurant
The only Polish restaurant in the state specializes in ethnic favorites, including kielbasa, pierogi and croquettes, which are filled with minced pork, onions, mushrooms and sauerkraut. A large selection of vodkas, a plethora of Polish beers by the bottle and a multinational wine list round out the offerings.
3435 Medlock Bridge Road, suite 209, Norcross. 770-441-2268.
Steaks are the best sellers at this Chicago-style steakhouse, located inside the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place hotel. The 10-ounce Matambre Filet, the house specialty, is topped with crab meat and roasted red peppers, then covered in a spicy pepper jack cheese. The menu goes beyond red meat to offer a large variety of seafood, chicken, pasta and salad dishes as well.
1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-923-1775. www.marriott.com.
Ribs 'n' Blues
Boasting the "best butts in Georgia," Ribs 'n' Blues specializes in two things: live, soulful blues music and sauce-smothered slabs of slow-smoked pork ribs. The restaurant prepares its signature sauce fresh every day. Side items include tangy coleslaw, rum baked beans and Brunswick stew.
3375 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-962-8041. www.ribsnblues.com.