Behind a paywall, Jenny Turknett of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gives The Pig & The Pearl one star. Turknett likes the smokehouse/raw bar combination:
I dig the progression from an icy platter of oysters and a cold brew to a cut of smoky brisket and unique takes on barbecue sides.
The Pig and the Pearl makes a nice independent, chef-driven addition to Atlantic Station's dining scene and fits the area's vibe. The restaurant's ambitiously large menu includes fatty smoked meats and bold flavors, which may or may not be your style.
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