On August 28th, I was excited to have a fun filled and delicious night planned at The Atlanta Improv Comedy and Dinner Theatre. Thinking I’d find lots of delicious food, I checked out the menu early in the day so I’d be ready with my order. I don’t know why, but I expected something other than bar food and a good variety of dishes to try. In hindsight I realize that was an unrealistic assumption on my part. After all, a comedy club in itself says more of a bar atmosphere than a fine dining experience. ATLANTA-IMPROV-COMEDY-CLUB-BUCKHEAD The show started at 8:00pm so Denise from WeLike2Cook, her husband and son, and I arrived at about 7:50pm. A couple of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society members were already seated at one of the two tables reserved for us.

Things I was happy with:

The company I had the pleasure of.
There was no limit and we could order whatever we wanted to. It meant variety!
The staff was very friendly!
The Comedians, they made me laugh. 

Comedian-Andy-Sanford Things I was not happy with:

Couldn’t take a good picture because we weren’t allowed to use the flash in the dark club. Understandably so since it would be distracting, but didn’t like it none the less. I guess I should look on the bright side, a flash would have made me the perfect target for the comedian. I was able to take some pictures using Denise’s iPhone as a dim light over the food.

The slow service. The lack of organized service by the server. He may have been fairly new though. This is the only reason I can come up with.

The food overall didn’t wow me. If out of everything you eat you only like it in an “eh, it’s ok” kind of way, then the taste left in your mouth so to speak, isn’t one that will draw you back for more.

Food I ate:

Buffalo Wings | pretty good, but I won’t go out of my way for them. I recommend.

The Headliner

The Headliner BBQ Egg Rolls, Calamari and Fried Green TomatoesImage Credit: Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Fried Green Tomatoes topped with a cilantro pesto and goat cheese | enjoyed these the most and I’d definitely order them again. I recommend.

Fried Calamari | so so (I like mine a little crispy.) I recommend (just ask for crispy if you like it that way.)

BBQ Egg Rolls | didn’t really care for them, but others at the table enjoyed them. I cannot recommend.

Main Course

P & J Burger (I think – unfortunately it’s not listed in the online menu so I don’t have the name) | not bad and actually pretty good, but the bleu cheese crumbles took over and the other flavors that attracted me to order it were lost in the mix. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend.

Cheese Fries | the cheese was too bland and just didn’t have much flavor. I cannot recommend.

Dessert

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Dessert Trio | hmm… I don’t really know what to say about these. If they make them at the venue, they really need to rethink the flavors; but I’m guessing they come in pre made and frozen. I’ve gotten better ones in Kroger’s frozen section.

Flourless Italian Chocolate Cake | definitely enjoyed this one the  most. I recommend.

Coconut Cream Pie | it was ok, but nothing to brag about. I recommend but can’t make any promises.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding | didn’t care for it. I cannot recommend.

So, out of 9 different dishes I can recommend 5. I’d say that gives them about 3 out of 5 stars. There were three comedians that entertained us and I have to say, I liked them all. The main attraction for the night was Andy Sanford (on the left in the above picture) of Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and he’s a founding member of the nationally acclaimed comedy tour, The Beards Of Comedy. Even though the other two made me laugh, he was the funniest and I can see why he was the headliner. In wrapping up my views on this event, I have to say I would definitely give them a second try. I’d just order something different, but I’d definitely get those fried green tomatoes again. Other Photos I took, but in no way should these be used to judge the food. I simply couldn’t really get a good shot in the dark club. Sorry. sushilamb-chops-risotto-green-beansP-&-J-Burgercheese-fries

Disclosure: As some of you know, I’m a member of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society and we accept invitation to experience a restaurant’s menu. It’s the only compensation received and in turn for this I am expected to provide an honest review of my own opinions. This review, it exactly that. In no way does a free meal sway my opinion. These are my personal experiences and all opinions are honest and 100% mine.

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