Atlanta Magazine's August issue is on stands now with its food-centric cover story: "Where to Eat Now," a list of "the city's 50 best restaurants." The magazine's dining editor and critic Bill Addison says:
We wanted to offer a fresh, authoritative snapshot of city’s finest dining. I note in the intro that Atlanta is a particularly difficult place to define. The news about the impending move of Watershed, which made the list, illustrates that point perfectly. That so many restaurants are moving targets is one of the challenges and joys of being a food critic in this town.In addition to the carefully curated list of the critics' favorite restaurants, look for Addison's review of hotspot One Eared Stag, which he awards two out of four stars ("very good"). While he praises chef/owner Robert Phalen's inventiveness in the kitchen, Addison suggests the chef "should be spending his time elevating the staff to the promise of his cooking."
· Robert Phalen embraces his animal side [Atlanta Magazine]