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John Kessler Awards HD-1 Two Stars

Photography by Broderick Smylie of Savory Exposure for Eater Atlanta

John Kessler, lead dining critic for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reviewed chef Richard Blais' new restaurant HD-1 this week. He awarded it two stars. In short, Kessler says of the entire concept:"The menu offers what we can now safely call “classic Blais” — edgy cooking ideas translated with goofy good humor to everyday American food. (He has great instincts for getting young diners on the cuisine-pop bandwagon.) His food, at its best, engages both the taste memories of the kid inside of you and the palate you are refining now." However, Kessler goes on to say that the "flavors and ingredients do pile up quickly — too quickly for me much of the time. "

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