Best Free Food Spread


Back in the day, free happy-hour food meant fried mushrooms, buffalo wings, and jalapeño poppers. Not so at Adesso, the Dopo spin-off on Piedmont Avenue that honors cured meats. The idea here is akin to an Italian aperitivo bar, a casual hangout where patrons meet up with pals for drinks and snacks. So from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 12 a.m., Adesso puts forth an impressive spread of ever-changing freebies along the back wall (not too far from the foosball table) to inhale with cocktails and wine. We're talking incredible Italian delights here: olives, panini, piadina, arancini (fried, stuffed, bite-sized risotto balls), sardine crostini, tuna and egg crostini, salumi (including mortadella, coppa and salami), faro and beet salad, rocket salad, Caesar salad, potatoes, breads. Fill up again and again. The popular buffet brings in crowds, and the noise volume is high. But, hey, this is free food at its finest, so chill out and sample to your heart's delight.
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