After Work at Article 14
Bar Snacks $3 – $10
Parking: Complimentary Valet or Validated Parking
I’m bursting at the seams to tell you all about my latest after work experience. Yes, I’m calling it an experience and yes, I’m smiling as I write this! I recently visited the business savvy and elegant Article 14 after work. I have driven past the low-key restaurant several times, each time being attracted to the glass-store front and yellow glowing liquor display wall. You can’t help but to be drawn into the glow, like a moth to a flame. I’ve had Article 14 on my “bucket list” for several months now and was elated when the opportunity to briefly hang out after work with a friend was presented.
Upon entrance we were greeted by a hostess who offered us seating. We declined group seating and sat at the bar instead. There wasn’t much of a crowd for a Friday evening but I was thrilled . But none the less the bartender made for great company. After taking my drink order (my friend doesn’t drink) I was given the history behind Article 14. Article 14 was specifically designed as a haven to attorneys in the area. Within the 6 block radius there are hundreds of attorney offices. Several local top attorneys are featured on their “Hall of Fame” wall. The menu is even creatively designed to incorporate legal terms as food categories. Categories include Amendments, Section I, and Section II. I love when an establishment takes time to have a designed theme and stay true to that design. After the history was shared with me the establishment made so much sense. The layout of the seating was very corporate and masculine. There were leather booths and sterile white linens. However, there was not a stiff feeling in the air.
I ordered a glass of Riesling and the House Chips with Caramelized Onion Dip. Both were served in the blink of an eye. The Onion Dip was some of the best I have ever had. Granted it is a simple dip, it was a great snack to have during a brief chat with a buddy. The dip was topped with real caramelized onion and the dip itself was creamy, rich and very flavorful. It was a perfect match to my semi-sweet wine. The homemade house chips were nicely cooked and seasoned very well. The chips could have easily been eaten without accompanying dip. Refills were constantly offered and the wait staff were very attentive. I can’t wait to venture back for a more elaborate dining experience. Article 14 truly offers a great atmosphere in the heart of midtown Atlanta.
**Soukle approves Article 14 as a local after work hangout location**
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