Jenny Turknett reviews JCT Kitchen for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and awards the West Midtown restaurant three stars. She notes what's changed and what's remained the same at the restaurant since EJ Hodgkinson, previously the sous chef at Woodfire Grill, took over in January. The popular angry mussels may become a seasonal dish and the desserts are more than ready to be reworked by Ford Fry's corporate pastry chef Taria Camerino, Turknett says, but she recommends going for the specials and new dishes that have Hodgkinson's expert touch. She ends: "After more than five years and several sister restaurants later, JCT Kitchen still seems as relevant today as when it opened. I look forward to seeing it evolve under Hodgkinson's — and Fry's — direction."
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