For Creative Loafing, Wyatt William takes a first look at KR SteakBar, which opened in Peachtree Hills in the middle of February. He praises the small-plate style of its menu: "Rathbun's status as the reigning king of big steaks in Atlanta comes into sharp relief at SteakBar, a nominally Italian restaurant where the menu is designed for people to order three, four, or five little plates for the table," and recommends dishes such as the artichoke and lemons starter and the 'nduja, a spreadable sausage.
Creative Loafing's Glutton at Large, Jennifer Zyman, reviews 678 in Duluth. "For those of us searching for superior meat plus charcoal, 678's meat is hard to beat," she says, then goes through the different ways of ordering. "Whatever you decide, the meat is always tender and fresh-tasting — the spicy bean paste pork is a favorite — and the marinades are on point."
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Hot Dish Review takes on patio eating at Holy Taco, ATL Food Snob gives a first glance at Seven Lamps, Eat It, Atlanta has some pictures of Paper Plane, the Food Abides recommends Ameer's Mediterranean Grill, and Atlanta Restaurant Blog has brunch at the Drafting Table.