March is Diabetes Restaurant Month, and several local eateries have taken up the challenge to to create diabetes-friendly menu items. Basketball legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, who has type 2 diabetes, will be sampling the dishes when he’s in Atlanta on March 16 as part of a campaign with Merck pharmaceuticals to promote diabetes awareness.

Participating restaurants include:

Agave Restaurant
Menu item: Spinach and Grilled Corn Salad with Chicken
242 Boulevard SE

Anis Bistro
Menu item: Pan Roasted Salmon
2974 Grandview Ave. NE

The Highlander
Menu item: Caprese Salad
931 Monroe Drive NE

Top Flr
Menu item: Day Boat Flounder with Roasted Garlic Couscous and Eggplant Caponata
674 Myrtle Street NE

For more information, visit www.MerckDiabetes.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.