Around our anniversary, we decided to give 4th and Swift a try for our “big night out”. It had been spoken of highly in the local press and made the top 50 in Atlanta list published by Atlanta Magazine in August 2011. We went early (6:00 pm) on a Saturday night and the place was fairly dead. By the time we left, however, it was hopping. The crowd was an interesting amalgam of an older monied-crowd mixed with the young and terminally hip. We were somewhere in between.
I started with a boneless short rib with harissa, over chard and an unnamed “root vegetable”. We asked several waitpersons which root vegetable it might be and ended up with one of two possibilities: “sanchuk” (I could have sworn they said sanchuk, but when I Googled “sanchuk”, all I got are a series of links to peoples’ Facebook pages from India) or celery root. Let’s call it celery root for the purpose of this meal. Either way, of this root vegetable I was not fond. The short rib on the other hand was excellent. Harissa has become one of my favorite food additions. It was well utilized here.
I followed it up with a dish they called “Three Little Pigs” – pork belly, pork loin and house made sausage, with mac-n- cheese. The pork loin and belly were both prepared extremely well. The sausage was a little odd, but overall, a very good meal.