Opening Sat, Carizma is a heavenly combo of BBQ, booze, and live blues, all swanked up with Crown Royal-ish hues (cushy purple-clothed chairs, metallic orange-gold paint), a pentagon-shaped glass-tile-topped bar, and a stone-dotted front patio, all from a cat who claims to have had minor roles in RoboCop, Freejack, and White Lies, assuming this isn't one of them.
The BBQ: Embarrass your Biggest Loser sponsor by stuffing your face with 4hr-smoked ribs, fried chicken, and pork sausage on toasted white bread, or go later and hit the post-9p tapas menu featuring cheeseburger/pulled pork sliders, and catfish fritters. Or just go after non-denominational church on the non-denominational Lord's Day for brunch with inventive items like brisket eggs Benedict.
The Booze: They've got 10 sud standards at the full bar, along with vinos that're half-off on Wednesdays, whiskeys like the cinnamon-flavored Fireball, and a crowd-sourced cocktail menu of neighborhood-centric sips that'll get names like the "Howell Mill Shaker", since calling it the Northside shaker might invite legal action from Swinging Richards.
The... Other Stuff: They'll have Dominican stogies for you to buy/puff on the patio while chilling to acoustic soloists, new jazz bands every Fri & Sun, plus bluesy jams by artists from Muddy Waters and BB King to Adele (she's kind of underground, but you'll love her!) will be played by the house band, though don't ask for requests without tip money handy, as they likely don't play anything for Free, jack.
Published: May 1, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
1950 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
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