East Cobb wine bar Stem gets three stars in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week. The adjacent sister spot to Marietta mainstay Seed, Stem "nails many of the essential features of a great wine and tapas bar": a well-written beverage menu spanning wine-based and classic cocktails in addition to fine bottles, a good selection of small plates, and playful service.
This first look at Cristina and chef Zach Meloy's Better Half is warm and welcoming. Creative Loafing mentions the ever-changing menu (only one dish is a constant) at the restaurant, which serves "Southern-leaning, fine dining food in a casual setting," as well as the Home Park space's comfortable vibe and the desserts, which are strong for an eatery with out a pastry chef. Instead, Meloy and Jonathan Miller take on the kitchen themselves.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Marie, Let's Eat tries Ssam Burger, Greenwood's, the Chinatown Mall food court, and The Real Chow Baby. Burgers, Barbecue, and Everything Else heads to The Cafe at Double Zero, Landmark Diner, and China Gate. The AJC tries Don Antonio by Starita, One Little Pig has college eats at Ameer's Mediterranean Grill, Bella Vivere reviews Sally's Gluten-Free Bakery, Hot Dish Review checks out Better Half, Eat It, Atlanta recommends Chat Patti, and Woblet samples the new Sun in My Belly menu.
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