Korean-Southern diner Sobban gets a three-star review in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week. The second restaurant from Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee, the brains behind Heirloom Market BBQ in Vinings, opened in the old Kitsch'n 155 space in Decatur last fall. "While grizzled veterans of Buford Highway Korean dining or stalwart traditionalists may find plenty to nitpick at Sobban, Lee and Taylor's fresh take on the cuisine consistently proves to be delicious and fun, and presents you with flavor combinations you won't find anywhere else in the city," says Jon Watson. As usual, the review is behind paywall.
Sobban also gets two out of four stars over at Atlanta. Bill Addison promises: "No two cooks have more successfully explored the ways to merge Korean and Southern seasonings than Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor."
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: John Kessler takes a look at Inman Park's BoccaLupo, The Quick + Dirty Dirty say that Eleven Restaurant at The Loews Hotel has the best lunch deal in Midtown, the new La Boulange pastries from Starbucks get road tested on the Tall, Grande, Venti blog, Decaturish checks out Kirkyard Public House, and Eat It, Atlanta goes to Joystick Gamebar and tries Guy Wong's ramen at Octane GrantPark. Meanwhile, Atlanta Restaurant Blog has a disappointing dinner at The Lawrence and is left wondering: "Did they lose a bet and have to serve the most unimaginative menu choices possible?" Yikes.
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