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Jennifer Zyman Awards Cooks & Soldiers Three Stars

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Cooks & Soldiers.
Cooks & Soldiers.
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Creative Loafing critic Jennifer Zyman reviews Cooks & Soldiers, awarding the Castellucci Hospitality Group's latest venture a "very good" rating of three out of five stars. Zyman says the restaurant is the Castelluccis' best yet:

Although this restaurant group has built up a loyal customer base across all of its establishments, Cooks and Soldiers feels the most realized, the most mature. The employees are great hosts, and the food is well executed and reasonably priced. Fred Castellucci's leadership and an intense year of preparation, research, training, and tasting after tasting have paid off.

THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Bob Townsend of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution takes a first look at Gu's Dumplings. Atlanta INtown Paper's Art Huckabee gives Farm Burger a positive review. Atlanta Restaurant Blog enjoys octopus and branzino at A Priori Seafood. eATLanta says Oddbird, the new fried chicken pop-up at West Egg Cafe, is a grand slam. ATL Food Snob thinks Restaurant Eugene is still the best in town. Friday Date Night says Kennesaw's Tom + Chee is a great place for lunch. Fried Chicken Lips recommends just about anything at Nam Phuong. Eat It, Atlanta says Old 4th Ward Pizza is definitely worth a visit. Burgers, Barbecue and Everything Else hopes The Pinewood Tippling Room sticks around in Decatur for a while. Hot Dish Review says Babette's Cafe is a solid choice for a date night.

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