Crave-worthy Food With a Side of Fun: Dinner at Punch Bowl Social
Fries bathed in Hoisin Sauce, Sriracha, garlic mayo, pickled red onions, pickled fresnos, cilantro, and crushed peanuts. I give you the Sriracha Peanut Fries at the Atlanta location of Punch Bowl Social — and they are every bit as delicious as they sound.
As I’ve mentioned before, delightful food and drink make me happy, and happiness is key to wellness. So, I practice good eating habits much of the time, so I don’t feel guilty when I have the opportunity to gobble down things like said Sriracha fries.
Recently, Punch Bowl invited me in to try their latest menu. And since I’ve never visited the restaurant (located near the Atlanta Braves Stadium in The Battery), I gladly accepted. (So, yes, friends, dinner was complimentary.)
The cool thing about this nosh spot, which has locations across the country, is that it blends games with what I’d call gourmet bar food. For example, guests can pay an additional fee to bowl, play table games like ping pong and foosball, or sing a little private karaoke in the same two-story space where they can drink creative cocktails and eat the types of tastes I’ve already mentioned.
When I visited, my boyfriend (and partner in food loving crime), Jamie, and I only had time to sample some of the dishes and cocktails on the menu. But, the time that we spent in PB Social was well spent.
Now, I did try some healthier bites. For example, the Mediterranean Salad with crispy falafel, marinated feta, and hummus was delish and wouldn’t break the calorie bank. And the shrimp burger offered a tasty alternative to a traditional beef burger.
But, if you want to be a bit more indulgent, go for the fries I’ve mention. Or, try the A La Bama Chicken Sandwich with crispy chicken, white BBQ sauce, and all the fixings. It will leave your tastebuds happy for days! When it comes to cocktails, try the High Fashion (aperol, grapefruit syrup, lemon juice, and William Wycliff Brut) or the Pegu Club (gin, orange liqueur, lime juice, and bitters). They’re sips to make you swoon.
So, the next time you’re looking for a side of fun with your food, head to the Atlanta location or check out the website to see if you have a PB Social near you. Your belly — and your psyche — will thank me!