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Italian Reuben - This was my lunch choice on Sunday. There are few sandwiches that I love more than a Reuben, and I’ve eaten some wonderful versions during my lifetime, but I can tell you y’all that Reuben they make at Corkscrew is best I‘ve ever had. They use salami, mozzarella cheese, grilled onions, and honey mustard slipped between some heavenly sour dough bread to create this masterpiece. It was so good that I even told people in audience at our show to go over and try one. To my amazement, some did.
Eggplant Mascapone - Even if you hate eggplant, you’ll love this. Just trust me and order it.
Folks, it’s not just food that makes this place great. Rob and Coleen Rotunno run it, and they damn well know what they’re doing. They’re sort of like Ric Flair of restaurateurs, they’re on top of mountain with Georgia restaurant championship firmly in hand. The dining experience they’ve created at Corkscrew is great, although I would caution y’all to be ready to wait awhile to be seated if you don’t phone ahead for reservations. It’s small, intimate, and blends just right combination of a formal and casual dining experience together. You might very well see someone dressed up in a suit sitting right next to someone dressed in a Jimmy Buffet t-shirt and shorts over at Corkscrew, but, however they’re dressed, they’re enjoying themselves. Lots of locals eat at Corkscrew, which is always a tell tale sign of an outstanding restaurant.
In conclusion, I’ll simply say this - it’s worth trip. Dahlonega is a beautiful little mining town, lots to do, just go book a cabin up at Cavender Creek Cabins and have a great time, Paul and Mary Hanson are proprietors, and their cabins are excellent. You’ll enjoy mountains, scenery, and god will you ever enjoy Corkscrew! Eat there just as often as you can, you won‘t be sorry. Just don’t forget to tip chef, it’s a new dining trend that needs to be established there!
Ed’s latest book, “Rough As A Cob,“ can be ordered by calling River City Publishing toll-free at: 877-408-7078. He’s also a popular after dinner speaker, and his column runs in a number of Southeastern publications. You can contact him via email at: email@example.com, or through his web site address at: www.ed-williams.com.