It’s hard to find a good sandwich in Atlanta, let alone one with options like lamb belly, ribeye and porchetta. Most so called “deli’s” crank out boring and tasteless versions of the same sandwiches you can get in any lunch spot in any city in America. This is exactly one of the things that sets Villains apart: they’re sandwiches are unique and their menu is fun, tasty and full of interesting combinations. Villains opened a few weeks back in midtown and is a welcome addition to the area and the city.
In addition to the menu, the space itself is also cool, with an awesome patio (perfect for people watching) indoor/outdoor bar and an open dining room with a dark, but playful comic book motif.
How can you say no to the likes of the Mumm-Ra (crispy lamb belly, honey mint yogurt, marinated tomato, bell pepper & onion) or the Kingpig of Crime (porchetta (sliced rosemary pork loin), crispy skin, arugula, and garlic aioli)?
The sides and specials are also creative and unique with offerings like ramen dusted popcorn (the jury is still out on this one), fried chicken livers and cold kale and soba noodle salad.
If you’re a baller and love red meat, then the Monty Burns (awesome name) is your bag: tender grilled ribeye steak, marinated mushrooms, horseradish brie and carmelized onions…Jesus!
Other items sampled were the Bugsy Siegel (short rib pastrami, braised cabbage, swiss cheese, Russian caviar dressing) and the Odd Job (Korean fried chicken (twice fried), gochujang “buffalo” sauce, pear slaw).
In addition to the sandwiches/heroes, Villains offers a selection of salads and some interesting original cocktails including the Prohibited at Turner Field that includes Mexican Coke, peanut infused bourbon and roasted peanuts “floaters”!