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2 Great meals in Lawrenceville

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2 Great meals in Lawrenceville

jangita | Jul 10, 2013 04:43 PM

These may be the only good places but I found them last weekend and both were really wonderful:
Local Republic: apparently very well known (crowded with a half hour wait), thoughtful but limited wine list, lots of craft beer options, great Cuban sandwich, love the very spicy low country shrimp, nice, not too spicy gumbo.
Very casual/ eat inside or out.

Georgia Pines: In the Shoppes at Web Gin, looks much more upscale but still pretty casual. I loved the creative gin and rye cocktail, more wine and craft beers. The bowl of clams with sausage in an ale broth was the best thing I ate all weekend although they could do better with the bread they serve with it. Love the "pickled things" plate--all house made.
Great okra and onions side. nice split pea soup.
Loved the mixed berry cobbler, too.

Both places seemed very fresh and current.
Two very pleasant surprises!

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