Creative Loafing's Cliff Bostock takes a first look at Ink & Elm: "If you think fine dining is dead in our city, you need to check out Ink & Elm, which recently opened smack-dab in the middle of Emory Village." He describes a few dishes and says that he "liked the Southern-inspired food quite a bit, with a few reservations."
Behind the paywall at the AJC, Jenny Turknett revisits Cafe at Pharr. She awards the restaurant two stars, saying "Cafe at Pharr stands ready to offer you a fast dine-in or grab-and-go lunch. The restaurant even opens its doors early in the morning for folks to snag salads or sandwiches to stow in the office fridge." Turknett recommends the yogurt rolls and ahi tuna salad.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: In Knife & Fork, Christiane Lauterbach gives two stars to Caffe Gio, Samad Mediterranean, and Slice & Pint and awards one to Folk Art. Hugh Acheson's Five & Ten, in Athens, gets an excellent rating in October's Atlanta Magazine, Roots in Alpharetta calls Cafe Caribe a winner, Marie, Let's Eat visits So Kong Dong Tofu House, The Amateur Gastronomer takes a look at the new menus at Article 14, and Burgers, Barbecue, and Everything Else revisits The Optimist.