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First Look at Madre + Mason

It's your weekly roundup of Atlanta restaurant reviews.

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Creative Loafing's Cliff Bostock takes a first look at Madre + Mason, the new Morningside restaurant from the Urban Cannibals team. Bostock would like more spice, but he won't stay away:

But here's the problem for me. Despite all those touches of usually mild, piquant peppers, none heated my palate or my friends'. We all know why. Donati told me that as soon as she opened, she started getting complaints about spiciness. So she had to tone it down. That doesn't mean you don't get good, often interesting tastes, but the fire ain't there. ... Despite my yearning for bolder spiciness, I've visited three times and will most certainly return.

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