In an odd week for the review scene, none of the major critics—Besha Rodell, John Kessler, or Bill Addison—posted a formal restaurant review. Creative Loafing's editor-in-chief Eric Celeste filled in for Rodell with a plead for midtown and John Kessler did get the week started off with a conversational bang. Otherwise, there was a smattering of reviews in the Elsewhere and the Blogs.
At The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jon Watson awards Octopus Bar three stars and Bob Townsend takes a First Look at Slate Table and Tap in Roswell. Brad Kaplan, of Creative Loafing, visits Bell Street Burritos on the westside.