Jenny Turknett gives Parish one star this week for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The restaurant, she says, has to reinvent itself every so often so that it stays on par with the new hot spots that pop up in its Inman Park neighborhood. The menu's current "regional fare with local influences" evolution is brought to table by executive chef Edward Russell, who joined the restaurant in April of this year. Turknett praises some of the food, like the crispy Springer Mountain fried chicken with a honey-roasted carrot and sweet potato puree and pastry chef Deborah Craig's house-made ice creams. Other dishes, though, fall flat. The gnocchi and the pork shoulder both taste "wonky" and reheated, the bacon and clams are forgettable. However, she does say that the starters, like raw-marinated squash salad and charcuterie plates, at this "restaurant in transition" merit a visit, especially if the wait is too long at the other nearby eateries.
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