Plenty of options on the menu at several great Fayette restaurants

Head to Lagniappe Deauxnuts for a little something extra. Photo/Judy Ward.

What are you in the mood for? Breakfast? Lunch? Something spicy? Some down home cooking? Something a little more international? Whatever your current craving may be, there is a spot sure to satisfy you somewhere in Fayette County. In fact, some of the best spots are only a hop, skip and a jump away from each other.

Fayetteville boasts two of the county’s best gems in City Cafe and Bakery and Lagniappe Deauxnuts. The two eateries are less than a mile away from each other and their menus are wildly different.

Located at 215 S. Glynn St. in Fayetteville, City Café and Bakery in Fayetteville has established itself as one of the premier restaurants in the county for any occasion. Their retail bakery, (the area’s only authentic German bakery) open at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday, featuring pastries, breads, breakfast items, cookies, cakes and more that can be enjoyed as a start to the day or as a post-meal treat. The restaurant is also a wildly popular lunch destination and a dinner spot that serves as everything from a casual spot for regulars to a special place to go with that special someone. City Café and Bakery truly can be everything to everyone.

The restaurant also hosts special events like Oktoberfest, Music with Friends and special Valentine’s Day and Easter Sunday celebrations that mixes it up for the patrons as well as the staff. Their Valentine’s Day menu will run Feb. 13-16 and will feature some special selections certain to tantalize your tastebuds. Appetizers will include Crab and Shrimp Vol au Vent with Lobster Cream, Fried Cheese Ravioli and Coconut Shrimp Cocktail, while some of the entrees featured will be Heart-Shaped Lobster Ravioli, Pistachio Lamb Chops with a Zinfandel Demi-Glaze and Vanilla Glazed Sea Bass with a Rose Petal Beurre Blanc among others.

Phone 770-461-6800 or visit www.cityCaféandbakery.com for more information.

Lagniappe Deauxnuts & Coffee is located at 455 Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Owned and operated by Tim and Shann Brooks, Lagniappe (which sounds like lan-yap) promises “a little something extra,” which is what the word means in Louisiana Creole French. That extra might be a fresh baked doughnut with a maple glaze and pieces of bacon on top or it might be the fresh beignets with an extra shake of the powdered sugar. Since opening their doors, the bakery has proven itself to be a great place for get-togethers or business meetings as well as a place to go when you want to slip away to a tiny cafe and get some “me” time.

Lagniappe, which is open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 6 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, draws a good crowd for breakfast and lunch. The Maple Bacon deauxnut is one of the more popular breakfast items but the homemade chocolate topped and the peanut butter, which is Shann’s favorite, also fly off the shelves. Those looking for “a little something extra” for their breakfast often order the Holland Filled Long John or the Sausage Deauxnut breakfast sandwich.

When lunch rolls around, the regulars tend to order the Shrimp Poboy, the Cajun Spiced Grouper Sandwich or the Hamburger Deauxnut. There are also some special Cajun offerings that appear on the menu fairly regularly and friends of Lagniappe on Facebook are the first to know and often the first in line. The Seafood Gumbo, when it is on the menu, goes quickly and usually in containers that will last the fans well into the week.

For more information, call 770-719-2990.

Over in Peachtree City, within a large cluster of restaurants, are two standouts: Due South and Kobe.

Due South is relatively new. It is located “due south” of The Avenue in Peachtree City and the menu consists of contemporary Southern cuisine. That means that there are items like Fried Green Tomatoes on the menu but they are served in a stack and come with Goat Cheese and a Buttermilk Ranch Drizzle. There is Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles on the menu but it comes with a Peach Compote and warm Blackberry Maple Syrup. All of your Southern Food favorites are here they are just kicked up a notch with flavors and or sides that enhance your overall experience.

One item that seems to have everyone falling in love all over again is the Georgia White Shrimp and 3 Cheese Mac, which features sharp cheddar, smoked gouda and mozzarella. The item is on their First Plates section of their dinner menu. Another popular item on the dinner menu is the Braised Lamb Shank, which featured a Red Wine Pomegranate Reduction, Stone Ground Grit Cake and Roasted Root Vegetables.

Due South serves authentic Southern cuisine prepared by chefs with over three decades of experience. They also offer top notch service that prides itself on Southern Hospitality. For more information, phone 770-629-5847, visit them on the web at duesouthptc.com or follow them on Twitter @DueSouthPTC.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, located at 2876 Ga. Hwy 54 in Peachtree City, has some people who swear by it as their favorite stop for lunch, while others visit for dinner. Many people can’t help but frequent the restaurant as often as they can, regardless of the time of day.

Lunch crowds crow about the Bento Boxes and sushi. Among the popular rolls are the Snow Mountain Roll and the California Roll (Snowcrab meat, avocado and Kobe’s special sauce). The Steak and Sushi Hibachi Meal, the Teriyaki Steak and Chicken and the Pan-Sauteed Noodle with Chicken are also popular at any time of day. The Hibachi Meal is quite the deal as it also comes with salad and soup. Nobody leaves Kobe hungry.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is well known for the great prices and the quality of their food and service. Families enjoy the chefs cooking in front of them at the Hibachi and Sushi can provide a very healthy meal.

For more information, phone 770-631-8889.

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Blizzard Nemo

has caused the absolute best seafood restaurant in the country to shut down for days now. No power, even though the Pilgrim nuclear power plant is nearby. The ghosts of Pilgrims who landed there right down the street on the Rock are shedding tears of sorrow. All that seafood is going to waste. Woe is me. (I know, just rhapsodizing on a dreary Sunday afternoon.)

http://www.lobsterhutplymouth.com/

Okay, I'm done now.

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Moe & Nemo

You do know that Pilgrim shut down, don't you? Their internal power is coming from Diesel Generators--they lost outside power. Hey, it'll be OK!

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Gym

Thank you. The moment has passed. I'll live to whine another day, I guess!

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Moe & Seafood

Just don't look for Red Lobster to satisfy your fancy--ain't gonna happen!

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Gym & no lobster

You are so right. I learned that many years ago in either Riverdale or Jonesboro, I think. Haven't been back to one since. My brother did a very expensive mail order overnight last year with 2 lbs of lobster meat, the rolls and the mayo...right from the pound in Maine. Now that was a treat!

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MLC: You just ruined my dinner

Now all I can think about is lobster! Don't want to eat the baked chicken I just made.

For those wanting some good seafood locally, The Half Shell in Fayetteville and Newnan is good. Raw oysters along with a few other seafood choices and the owners are super nice too.

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Nuk & Fayetteville Half-Shell

Haven't darkened their door since I stopped in about 11.30 one day--had Oysters that were tiny and asked the waitress about the size--she told me "well we just opened and we don't start shucking the big ones until later! !Scuse me! Lost me right there!

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Sorry NUK

I just have no appetite tonight after I re-read the menu at The Lobster Hut. I had a fantasy meal of lobster bisque, fishermans platter (too much to eat, have leftovers) with tartar sauce and cocktail sauce and fresh squeezed lemon and a to go order of clam chowda. I've never been an oyster lover, but I will check the Newnan place out.