HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!
Sis knew that for various reasons, Yours Truly CCG had been stuck in the house for a few days. So, Saturday, July 5, she called to ask if Ya Boy would be interested in a trip into Downtown ATL to visit the SWEET AUBURN CURB MARKET (THE CURB MARKET).
209 EDGEWOOD AVENUE SE
ATLANTA, GA 30303
Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Conveniently located directly behind the GRADY HOSPITAL PHARMACY, and just 5 blocks from the GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY (GSU) M.A.R.T.A STATION, the THE CURB MARKET is a public market housing vendors selling fresh produce, meat, a full service bakery, and eleven uniquely different eateries.
Most of the businesses inside the market are or have been incubated inside. Three of the business which originated inside of The Curb Market have gone on to successfully open other locations.
209 EDGEWOOD AVE. NE
ATL, GA 30303
Located just inside of The Curb Market, the AFRODISH RESTAURANT is owned and operated by Co-Chefs Mr. and Mrs. Raphael and Vincencia Sarpong, and they specialize in authentically-homemade AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN CUISINE.
Curried and/or Jerked Chicken, Curried and/or Stewed Goat, Beef and/or Chicken Meat Patties, Escovitch Fitch, and Oxtails are some of the examples of their meat offerings, while Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes, Plantains, and Spinach head up the list of available vegetables. You will also have your choice of rice, including the Caribbean favorite, Peas and Rice.
The last photo shows their assortment of JAMAICAN beverages.
CCG chose to go with the CURRIED GOAT over Peas and Rice, with SPINACH and PLANTAINS as side items, and as an added treat, added a BEEF Meat Patty.
The Curried Goat was mildly, yet well-seasoned and plastic-fork-falling-off-the-bone-melt-in-you-mouth-but-NOT-mushy tender, so that you really appreciate the time that was spent curating the flavor. The gravy, juices, and seasonings from the goat provided a great accentuation to the Peas and Rice over which it layered
The Plantains were lightly-seasoned and evenly-cooked, so that they maintained a solid state, AND, retained their naturally sweet tenderness for which plantains are so very well known.
The Spinach was very tenderly-cooked and flavorful, but; a little TOO spicy.
The Beef Meat Patty was OK. The outer shell was evenly-cooked - solid, yet tender with a mild crunch, and the meat was well-cooked. The flavor just did not stand out like all of the other elements of the meal.
Next time, CCG will have to try one of their JAMAICAN Beverages.
GOOD FOOD, GOOD COMPANY, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD TIMES!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And HAPPY HUMP DAY BLESSINGS;
Curried Goat over Peas and Rice (bottom of plate), with Spinach (left), Plantains (right), and Beef Meat Patty (top)