Sprig Restaurant | Decatur Neighborhood Eatery

by Melissa on December 2, 2011

Farm-to-table restaurants seem like all the rage right now, especially in Atlanta anyways.

Sprig is a “scratch kitchen” restaurant in the Oak Grove neighborhood of Dectaur, Georgia. Owners, Anthony & Jennifer Tiberia, live in the area and opened the restaurant when they saw a need for more dining choices in the neighborhood.

After staring and almost memorizing (and drooling over) the contents of their new menus. I was excited to finally taste some of the menu items, which I had been carefully obsessing over the layout of for the past week or so. Here’s a sneak peek at the new menu designs:

One of my favorite things about attending restaurant press events is getting to see my fellow foodies and writers. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones, and enjoying mighty good food with them. Just look at the photo of the great, big fun table. Us foodies love a good time!

First up on our meal at Sprig Restaurant were the appetizers. We tasted the Pimento Cheese, Sprig Rings (onion rings) and Smoked Trout Dip with homemade potato chips. While all three were delicious, my favorite by far was the smoked trout dip. It wasn’t overly “smoked” and you could still taste the trout. Yummo!

Sprig Restaurant Bar

Since Sprig is a neighborhood restaurant, complete with a kids menu, you wouldn’t expect them to have such a great cocktail selection. But after tasting these signature cocktails, I was sold.

First is the Poinsettia, a mix of Prosecco, simple syrup, St. Germaine (elderflower) and cranberries – delicious. Then the Juni-Pear Fizz, Gin, St. Germaine, Muddled Pears, Prosecco, Patron Citronge. I loved the pear wedge, made the drink look that much more special.

For my entree, I selected their Cloud 9 Pasta with shrimp.

What can I say? I love Italian food.

Plus, I’ve kept my eye on it while designing the new menus. How could I not try something that has been given “Cloud Nine” status? Not overly creamy, full of flavor, fennel and grilled shrimp. Very, very good bowl of pasta.

And what would a complete meal be without dessert? First up, my two favorites that we tried off of the menu: Apple Crisp and White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake.

I’m not a big, big chocolate person and prefer my fruity desserts so these were right up my alley.

The apple crisp was something special. It’s gluten-free with a crust made from rolled oats and quinoa, tasted just like a warm apple pie. And the white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake was not rich at all (score!) and with only a slight pumpkin flavor, just enough to taste it but not overpowering like pumpkin pie can be.

So, if you’re in the Oak Grove area of Dectaur, heck even if you aren’t, do make your way over for a meal at Sprig.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

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