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BITS & BITES: Mom’s Table Luncheonette opens in Roswell
by Joan Durbin
jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
July 17, 2013 10:23 AM | 3208 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mom wants to make you lunch

For five years, Mom’s Table on Canton Street has been providing time-starved customers with home cooked meals to go.

Now owner Joanne Rooks has taken the next logical step by opening Mom’s Table Luncheonette in Grimes Square on Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.

The eatery’s motto, “Where we feed you like family,” encapsulates its homey appeal.

The luncheonette has a retro theme to complement its old-fashioned food. There’s a daily special plate, which in past weeks has been items like chicken cacciatore, pork chops, pot roast and spaghetti pie.

Available every day are goodies like Brunswick stew, chicken salad and peanut butter pie.

Mom’s Table Luncheonette serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To view the menu, go to www.momstableonline .com

Chicken like you’ve never had

This is some of the best news I’ve had all month. Pollo Tropical is coming to Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta in August.

The first Pollo Tropical opened in 1998 in Miami, which still is corporate headquarters. Their U.S. stores are clustered in the Southeast and there are several in Central America and the Caribbean.

As a former south Florida resident, I’m in high anticipatory mode. These folks take fresh, never frozen, hormone-free chicken, bathe it in a citrus marinade then grill it. They have sauces like guava BBQ, cilantro garlic, pineapple rum and three different kinds of spicy mixtures.

There are also barbecued riblets, black or red beans and rice, sweet or green plantains, balsamic tomatoes and yucca with garlic sauce (a particular favorite of mine).

Right now there are three PTs in Cobb County and one in Lawrenceville.

Pizza, pizza and even more pizza

Riverside Pizza, a nine-store Georgia chain, has just opened a unit in the shopping center at Rucker and Houze roads, the same center that formerly housed Alpine Bakery and Pizza before that business expanded and relocated to the renovated center near the Silos.

I do wish Riverside luck, but I have to admit I am bemused by how many folks seem to think we need more pizza places up here above the river.

Just in the last month, under “new restaurants” on one of my fave food-centric web sites, I found Gino’s Real New York Pizza on Medlock Bridge Road and Marco’s Pizza on Ga. Hwy 9 in Milton.

There are at least two other Marco’s locations in north Fulton and there may be another on the way.

Getting so you can’t go a mile in any direction without passing a pizza place. It’s easy to identify favorites if you don’t mind a lot of trial and errors.

Personally, like most folks, I already have my go-to pizza destinations. Just wondering how many of these places north Fulton can support.

Sweet Apple expanding dining options

Speaking of pizza, Sweet Apple Village in Roswell has four new restaurants opening there.

One is Marco’s Pizza, which may be the same as the ones referenced previously.

Other entities will be The Peach & The Pork Chop, Sushi Mori and Etris Kitchen & Bar.

More info will be forthcoming.
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