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Besha Rodell Names Nine Fave Foods Of 2011

Festive decor at One Eared Stag.
Festive decor at One Eared Stag.
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Over at Creative Loafing, dining editor and restaurant critic Besha Rodell has bucked the year-end top 10 trend by publishing her nine favorite dishes of 2011. Calling the year "a tad slow," the meals with the mostest include the porchetta sandwich at No. 246 (so good, she calls it "that damn sandwich"), chicken livers over risotto at One Eared Stag, cranberry soufflé with pink peppercorn ice cream at Bacchanalia ("like what the pinkest wicked fairy godmother would use to lure you to her castle of cotton candy"), and soft-cooked egg on rice cake at Miso Izakaya (from 2011 Eater Atlanta Award-Winning Chef of the Year Guy Wong). Though Rodell notes that "2011 wasn't the best year for dining in Atlanta," she looks forward to 2012: the year of supper clubs birthing restaurants like Cardamom Hill and The Lawrence, of new projects like Richard Blais' The Spence, and of the "zillion rumors" that promise for an exciting year ahead.

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The Spence

75th 5th Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 892-9111

One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-4479 Visit Website

Cardamom Hill

1700 Northside Drive NW , Atlanta, GA 30318 404-549-7012

Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, , GA 30312 (470) 225-6252

The Lawrence

905 Juniper Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 961-7178 Visit Website


1460 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 365-0410 Visit Website