Creative Loafing's Brad Kaplan spills a whole lot of words on the offerings of Pie Shop in Buckhead: "Where things really get interesting is with the more unusual pies. A vanilla crumb pie elicits a real 'wow' reaction. It sings sweet and full of vanilla depth, but the best thing about it is the contrast between the smooth custard filling and the crunchy crumbles above. This is not your average pie, and the divergence is appreciated." [CL]
This week the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Jenny Turknett awards four stars to a $59-a-head breakfast buffet. Specifically it's the buffet in the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, which offers sushi, carving stations, shot glasses full of soup, a charcuterie station, and many other "victuals." For $15 extra, there's an unlimited bubbly bar. [AJC]
Jezebel's Dennis Malcolm Byron is easily won over by what's on offer at Cucina Asellina: "consider the devilishly rich cauliflower emulsion soup topped with sautéed crab; the wood-fired Buffalo mozzarella flatbread; the array of fresh charcuterie and cheeses; the succulent Cerignola olives stuffed with veal; or even the most popular item—peculiarly absent from the actual menu—a truffle pizza topped with a freshly cracked egg. All of these are drop-dead delicious." [Jezebel]
THE ELSEWHERE and THE BLOGS: Cliff Bostock has an eggplant sandwich at Eclipse and had some great sliders and asparagus at Shed on Glenwood, Insatiable heads to Little Ethiopia to try the standouts at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, Eat It Atlanta has a date night at Kyma followed by a drop-by at the newly opened STG Trattoria, Hot Dish Review dines as the guest of the owner at South African restaurant 10 Degrees South and has some wonderful wieners at Downtown Schnitzel, and Slice has some mac 'n' cheese pizza and an all out gorgefest at Jack's Pizza & Wings.
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