125 Barrett Pkwy., Marietta
930 Spring St., Atlanta
Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
If your family is looking for a detour from the same old fast food fare, look no further than Twisted Kitchen. This unique, energetic familyfriendly eatery demonstrates the “fast casual” concept of dining where you can build your own pasta, noodle, or wrap dishes on the fly. It’s instant gratifi cation. Instead of serving food that has been sitting under heat lamps for hours, you watch cooks expertly sautee each fresh ingredient in the pan while carefully controlling the consistency and temperature of your dish. It’s ready by the time you pay at the end of the counter.
What’s on the menu: Twisted Kitchen prides itself on variety. It took my family a minute to take in all the possible combinations of pastas, salads, and wraps available. My kids are picky, and we easily found something for everyone. The customized menu includes fresh ingredients prepared daily for everything including meats, cheeses, sauces and veggies.
Why kids will like it: As soon as we got in line, my kids loved seeing the display of all of the pasta and the chance to make their own independent choices. “Mmmm!” was the first sound my son made as he dug into his bowl of buttered noodles with parmesan cheese. I had to see what all the fuss was about, and with one bite, I couldn’t believe how tasty and flavorful this simple dish was. He finished it in no time! My other son stuck with his old standby of mac and cheese, and it was no surprise that it tasted amazing as well. At $3.99 for a “Kid Twist” pasta bowl, this is a reasonably priced entrée, especially if you have
several young mouths to feed. Of course, my kids saved room for the delectable assortment of freshly baked cookies. The sugar cookie tasted like birthday cake.
Why parents will like it: Parents will appreciate the variety of entrées and the ability to customize each dish to their liking or dietary needs. Watching your waistline? Then opt for the low-carb pasta. There are also gluten-free pasta choices. As much as I love pasta, I went out on a limb and ordered the Chicken Caesar Wrap. It was so savory, I was actually sad when I was finished. Unlike our children, my husband decided to go with a pasta dish on the “Twisted Suggestion” menu – a compilation of the most popular pasta creations that customers request. He, too, was extremely satisfi ed with his choice. At $6.49-$7.99
per adult entrée, you can’t beat the gourmet quality for the price. My whole family agreed that even though we don’t live in Marietta, Twisted Kitchen is certainly worth the journey for a delicious, affordable family
meal that is prepared fast but doesn’t even come close to being fast food!
– Felicia Barman