October 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
1075 E Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
October 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
3500 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
Yebo (yeah-bō), a “South African informal expression of affirmation: Zulu for yes, I agree, hello,” sets the tone for a casual introduction to South African food a new tapas-style South African restaurant. This restaurant and lounge recently popped up in Phipps Plaza taking over a location on the edge of a mall with a nice patio area that’s seen a few other restaurants come and go. It’s the tapas-style sister of 10 Degrees South featuring “South African fare with a bit of a twist.” A glance at the menu reveals this twist to be partially southern American cuisine by way of shrimp & grits, chicken livers, bread pudding, and fried chicken (although arguably some of these things are African in nature to begin with). I was intrigued by Yebo.’s promise of melding these cuisines and was looking forward to their flavor combinations as I think of South African food as having dynamic spices incorporated from parts of Africa as well as Indonesian, Malaysian, Indian, French, German cuisine among many others. I warmed to the idea of this place immediately and was anxious to try it out for myself when I was offered the option of dining there.