The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's lead dining critic, John Kessler, reviewed Botekim Brazilian Bistro and awarded it two stars. Says Kessler: "Unlike the nearby buffets and lunch counters that cater to the immigrant community, Botekim proposes a more upmarket experience for Brazilians and curious non-natives alike." Kessler highlights the caldo verde, the flounder, and the homemade carne seca served as sandwich during lunch and used in the restaurants feijoada (one of Brazil’s national dishes) - an occasional special he did not try. [AJC]
Besha Rodell, Creative Loafing's dining editor and restaurant critic, reviewed Truffles Grill and awarded it 0 out of 5 stars. Rodell says of the restaurant:
People looking for something a touch more special than their regular night out don't need truffles and foie gras. They don't need style and panache and cheffy showmanship. But they deserve far better than this bogus, bad, aspirational approximation of a fancy restaurant.Rodell also published a "Second Helping" on her Omnivore blog where she explores the question: "Why review Truffles Grill at all?" [Creative Loafing]
THE ELSEWHERE: Creative Loafing's Cliff Bostock braves Midtown Restaurant Week at Serpas with his friend "Chicken" and hit Goin' Coastal with his main man, Wayne. Over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Townsend has a First Look at Chicken and the Egg in Marietta Also at The AJC, Gene Lee rounds up a few ethnic dining options including Rumi's Kitchen. Tom Maicon, of Atlanta Cuisine, rounds up wing joints.
THE BLOGS: Foodie Buddha eats cheesesteaks. Dine with Dani goes to La Fourchette. Chow Down Atlanta take a look at Duluth's Quickly Ramen & Bubble Tea. Eat It Atlanta explores Decatur's lunch options and continues his honeymoon recap. This time, from Spain. The Constant Gobbler hits Top Flr and Sound Table.