Atlanta Magazine's Corby Kummer reviews The Cockentrice, awarding the Krog Street Market restaurant a "good" rating of one star. Kummer says the celebration of meat from The Spotted Trotter's Kevin Ouzts might need to be toned down a bit:
Still, the Cockentrice is bringing something new and bold to Atlanta. And that alone is worth celebrating: an all-meat restaurant that isn't a steakhouse, and that blends original takes on traditional cured meats with modernist techniques. Ouzts succeeds admirably at some of these endeavors, but others seem miscalculated, just fat upon fat. If only it were always true that nothing succeeds like excess.
Behind a paywall at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wyatt Williams gives Buford Highway Szechuan restaurant Masterpiece three out of four stars. Williams thinks the restaurant does a fine job of living up to its name:
Masterpiece can have a transformative effect on people. One night, I brought a couple who had recently bought a home in Grant Park and said they hadn't been going out lately and mostly wanted to stay home. Halfway through the meal, surrounded by warm plates of fried eggplant and string beans and salty duck, the woman leaned over to her partner and said, "We should do this more often."
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Creative Loafing's Brad Kaplan takes a first look at Superica. Marie, Let's Eat finds a pleasing experience at The Rotisserie Shop in Kennesaw. Eat It, Atlanta gives high marks to the tapas and pinxtos at Cooks & Soldiers. Fried Chicken Lips says Masti isn't authentic, but it's a good introduction to Indian cuisine. Bella Vivere highly recommends Blazin Cajun in Duluth. Friday Date Night finds excellent, fresh cooking at Kabob Land.