In this week's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BoccaLupo is awarded four stars. Behind the paywall, Jenny Turknett praises the popular squid ink spaghetti but qualifies that you "really can't go wrong with any of the pastas," which are also available in a four-course $40 tasting. Turknett also speaks highly of the "not-noodles" section of the menu, which includes dishes like risotto and "skewers of charred beef belly threaded with artichoke hearts and spicy peppadews." Continuing beyond the pasta, desserts like the zeppoles and the semifreddo get high marks, but so do the greens:
Lest you think BoccaLupo only prepares beautiful pastas with artfully nuanced sauces, let's consider the vegetable cookery. If you've ever had an aversion to the frequently maligned cauliflower or broccoli, re-educate your palate here.
For Atlanta Magazine, Bill Addison reviews King + Duke. He awards the restaurant a "very good" rating of two stars and recommends such dishes as the chicken wings, the onion soup, the dinner-for-two entree options, the burger, and the toffee pudding. Addison calls owner Ford Fry's restaurants "universally appealing," adds that they "give the community some needed grounding." About King + Duke, he says:
And it did take a bit of trial and error after the restaurant opened in May for the kitchen to stabilize its output, but it righted itself and quickly settled in as a solid New American contender. Don't expect surprises; just enjoy the soothing, often familiar dishes, the best of which come subtly cloaked in campfire aromas.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: At Creative Loafing, a first look at Folk Art (Jennifer Zyman says go for breakfast, wait on lunch), a not-review of Timone's, a brief lunch at Villains, and Zyman's "Glutton at Large" column takes on downtown Decatur. One Little Pig recommends the fried chicken and more at the General Muir, and Savory Exposure says Red Pepper Taqueria has the best nachos in Atlanta (and a pretty great cocktail).
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