Over at Creative Loafing, Angela Hansberger takes a first look at Illegal Food. Hansberger says the former Joystick Gamebar pop-up is doing just fine as a full-service restaurant:
Speaking of which, a savvy Creative Loafing commenter once said a good burger begins with good meat and ends with a great bun. Illegal Food has this equation in the bag with grass-grazed house-ground Brasstown Beef and H&F Bread Co. buns. Add to that local toppings and house-made sauces in crazy combinations on towering stacks. Burgers here are both monstrous and glorious. In a word, Illegal Food is legit.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Bob Townsend gets a first look at The Freakin Incan in Roswell. Look for Peruvian small plates and larger entrees:
[Mikiel] Arnold, who was born in Peru to a Peruvian mother and American father, has expanded on his mostly small plates food trailer menu to include entrees and daily specials. Recently, it was adovado de pollo ($10), a hearty chicken dish served with white rice and yucca. Other favorites include Chinese-influenced lomo saltado ($11/$13), a stir-fried beef dish served with white rice and French fries; an empanada filled with lomo saltado ($5); and black mussels topped with spicy pico de gallo ($8).
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Marie, Let's Eat! enjoys all the Mediterranean cuisine at Kabob Land. Hot Dish review finds hits and misses at Sun In My Belly. Friday Date Night says Bartaco's Buckhead outpost is totally tasty. Atlanta Restaurant Blog thinks Chateau Saigon is the place to brunch for anyone who wants to avoid the crowds. Burgers, Barbecue and Everything Else says Diner is good, despite some post-opening glitches.