Originally opened in 2007 in neighboring Roswell by chef Michael Field, Wildflour’s later move to Alpharetta established it as one of the most popular places to eat in town. The small, family-run café serves lunch from Monday to Saturday and its popularity, no doubt fuelled in part by awards that include Best Dessert, Best Presentation and People’s Choice in the 2014 Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition, means the place fills up quickly during peak lunchtime hours. The main event on Wildflour’s menu are its sandwiches, made from homemade bread baked fresh daily and including options like turkey meatloaf and rosemary chicken, though salads, soups and sides are also available.
Located in the heart of Alpharetta’s historic downtown in a beautiful, inviting 180-year-old property, Smokejack first opened its doors in 2004 and serves upscale Southern-style comfort food and barbecued-to-perfection meat inspired by owner Dave Filipowicz’s travels around the USA’s barbecue hotspots. Smokejack’s dining room, a mix of restored brickwork, exposed beams and modern design, is a stylish but welcoming space in which to try executive chef Johnny Umberger’s delicious barbecue like pulled pork shoulder, burnt ends with Kansas City BBQ sauce and baby back ribs alongside classic Southern small plates like chicken and sausage gumbo or fried green tomatoes with Creole mayo.
Smokejack, 29 South Main Street, Alpharetta, GA, USA, +1 770 410 7611
Warm hospitality and a menu full of unique, globally-inspired modern American fare cooked-to-perfection over a hickory-oak woodfire grill has kept Sage Woodfire Tavern a favorite local dining destination for years. Hand-cut steaks and chops like Black Angus rib eye with steak fries and sautéed haricot vert or braised Colorado lamb shank with crimini mushroom risotto sit alongside market-fresh seafood dishes like woodfire grilled salmon topped with artichoke and lump crabmeat and broiled jumbo gulf shrimp while international flavors come into play with dishes like Thai chicken skewers and spicy ahi tuna tartare complemented by an impressive wine and signature martini list.