Thursday, July 23, 2009

Urban pL8 Hopes To Succeed Where Others Failed

1082 Huff Road in West Midtown has been through a lot in the past few years, more than a space should. Call it poor location, small space, non existent marketing... whatever the reason, eateries that have opened there, have closed soon after. Pangaea closed in December, 2007. A few months later Milk & Honey opened, and then closed less than a year later. Now a new concept hopes to break the mold. Urban pL8, which officially opened today, is determined to turn this space into a neighborhood favorite. Urban pL8 is the first eatery for chef and owner Betsy Pitts, who previously was a sous chef at both Bacchanalia and Floataway Cafe. After the lease was signed in mid April, the space was renovated and repainted and the outdoor patio redone top to bottom. With an affordable menu of many locally sourced ingredients, the eatery is home to "Lily's nut burger". Nut burger may sound strange and off the wall, but it's so good! Brown rice, cashews, walnuts and aged cheddar somehow coalesce to make this burger worth the drive. While Urban pL8 may be off the beaten path, its price and food beat fellow Bacchanalia alum Katie Birmingham's Noon joint in our book. Repeat Atlanta!

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Anonymous said...

Cool space. Food is good from what I hear, but this place is out of my reach. I don't think it will ever be on my radar because of location.

Anonymous said...

I love this place! The food is really incredible. I love the location - there is so many things to do on the west side now, where i always go to get my coffee (octane). I love their patio and the fact that they are dog friendly. Urban pl8 rocks!

Anonymous said...

I love this place - the food is f***** fantastic! I don't think it's that out of the way - it's right by Octane which is pretty convenient for me. I especially love that they're dog friendly.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anonymous 2:59 & 3:02 PM:

We know you "love this place." No need to keep repeating yourself.