Monday, January 23, 2017

Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill Announces New Location at Emory Point

For more information:
Emily Connolly or Morgan Lanier
Melissa Libby & Associates
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PAPI’S CUBAN & CARIBBEAN GRILL ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION AT EMORY POINT
Beloved Destination for Authentic, Delicious Cuban Fare Opening at Emory Point on Jan. 30

ATLANTA (Jan. 23, 2017) – Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill, Atlanta’s longtime favorite for the homestyle cuisine and vibrant culture of Cuba, announces the opening of its newest location in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. Opening its doors on Monday, Jan. 30 in the Emory Point mixed-use development, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and joins six other Papi’s locations throughout the metro Atlanta area.

“We look forward to bringing a true taste of Cuban food and heritage to the Druid Hills neighborhood,” says owner Reynaldo "Rey" Regalado. “People all across Atlanta know and love Papi’s for our delicious Cuban cooking, but the Papi’s experience is not only about food. We treat our guests like family providing genuine Cuban hospitality and serving them with love.”

Regalado, who immigrated from the Santiago de Cuba province almost 30 years ago, uses family recipes to create specialty dishes made with fresh, authentic ingredients, prepared the same way his family has made them for generations. Papi’s chicken is all-natural and hormone free, the beef is certified Angus and the plantains are sourced daily from the Atlanta market.

Favorites like pollo vaca frita (shredded chicken breast grilled with Spanish seasoning and green and red pepper), mofongo con camarones (stir-fried shrimp with red and green peppers) and arroz con pollo (a traditional Cuban dish of marinated chicken and rice) boast unique spices and sauces inspired by Regalado’s “Papi,” Rey Sr., vividly showcasing the flavors of Cuba and the Caribbean.

Papi’s signature menu item, the authentic Cuban sandwich, perfectly illustrates the care and attention to detail that goes into everything that comes out of the kitchen. Roast pork is marinated in Papi’s special seasoning for more than 24 hours and slow-roasted for another four hours, then served alongside juicy ham, melted Swiss cheese, dill pickles and a touch of mustard and mayonnaise.  It’s all stuffed into fresh baked Cuban bread and pressed to perfection.

The restaurant’s beverage menu perfectly complements the food with a colorful selection of hand-squeezed juices, traditional milkshakes, tropical smoothies and authentic Cuban coffee. Papi’s full bar serves signature mojitos prepared with all fresh juices and authentic Cuban rum then hand muddled with fresh mint, independent craft beers, wine by the glass and more.

The 4300-square foot Emory Point location creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere with Caribbean inspired colors and accents along with Cuban music playing in the background. The interior seats 140 in the dining room and at the bar, and the fully covered, all-seasons patio seats an additional 50 guests.

Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill at Emory Point is located at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-240, and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Papi’s will serve coffee and pastries from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily. Papi’s operates six other Atlanta-area locations in Midtown, Stockbridge, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Tucker and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For more information, visit papisgrill.com.

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