Cliff Bostock reviewed STG Trattoria for Creative Loafing and gave the restaurant a solid B rating. He said the biggest glitch was the service, but doesn't expand beyond saying that dishes were brought out to the wrong tables. The wine list iPad crashed, too, if that counts. Bostock said that some of the menu items needed a little work as well, but he did call the tomato sugo that came with the meatballs "lick-worthy" and hyped the honey-fig ice cream as "flawless" (which shouldn't come as a surprise considering how he feels about figs).
Cliff Bostock also gives readers a first look at Proof & Provision, the new restaurant and bar in the Georgian Terrace. The service was better here, but maybe that's because Bostock was recognized. Chef Zeb Stevenson uses locally-sourced ingredients and makes many things in-house, but doesn't broadcast those facts the way many restaurants have, almost pretentiously, started to do. The piece recommends the chicken liver mousse, the chicken wings, and the shaved prime rib sandwich and points out the prices— $7 for a sandwich, $5 for wings— are low enough to be noteworthy in a town where people spend $15 for steak on bread at baseball games.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Marie Let's Eat brings her family to Leon's Full Service and Twisted Kitchen, Adventurous Tastes went to Cibo e Beve two nights in a row, Atlanta Magazine looks at Buford Highway's Chinese dumplings, the AJC takes on summer cocktails and revisits Ray's on the River, Digital Cornflake tries lunch at the new Watershed, and Atlanta Restaurant Blog checks out the Kennesaw Fuji Hana.