Wyatt Williams reviews Brezza Cucina for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, awarding the Ponce City Market restaurant two out of four stars. Williams says the partnership of Adam Evans and celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman works well:
But best is when you can find Evans, that young hotshot chef taking back seat to Waxman's legacy, making his mark on the menu. I was very happy to eat that Italian revision of his whole fried fish. But, maybe the best bite I had in all my meals at Brezza was a wood-roasted Alabama oyster, with a lovely touch of smoke and subtle warmness, swimming in melted butter spiked with balsamic vinegar. It was a little bit Southern, a little bit Italian, and completely delicious.
Over Atlanta Magazine, Corby Kummer takes down Marcel, Ford Fry's Westside steakhouse. Kummer gives the restaurant zero stars and says quality doesn't meet the high price points:
The prices at Marcel are stupendous. From the moment you do a double take at the menu, you'll wonder why you would pay them. And when the check comes (if you can flag down someone to bring it), you'll still have no idea. Virtually every aspect of the chaotic, fragmented service feels clumsy or neglectful, and the kitchen has one instinct—leaden excess. It's rare to see such a calamitous collision of ambition and execution.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Sucheta Rawal takes a first look at El Super Pan for Creative Loafing. Friday Date Night finds great pizza at Real Fix Pizzeria. Atlanta Food Critic plans on returning again and again to Il Giallo. Fried Chicken Lips thinks Bread & Butterfly misses the mark. Atlanta Restaurant Blog says O-Ku Sushi is a welcome addition to Westside. Bella Vivere likes the food, but isn't a fan of the service at Praise The Lard BBQ in Buford.