The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ligaya Figueras reviews Ticonderoga Club, awarding the Krog Street Market restaurant a "very good" rating of two out of four stars. Figueras says there are standouts, but not everything on the menu works:
Some were outstanding, like the Fisherman's Friend, a bowl teeming with shrimp, clams and mussels in a delicious basil fish broth. Others satisfied without impressing, such as the Ipswich clam roll or the playful fish sticks that have such potential when not over-fried. One missed the boat entirely: Cangrejo el Diablo. The soft-shelled crab drenched in an unimpressive chile-tomato sauce over pan-wilted bok choy with a garnish of scallions and basil was a disjointed mess. ... Likewise, Ticonderoga Club, with all of its fun quirks and explorable food and drink menu, is on the right course. It's just that the ship is listing slightly.
Creative Loafing's Angela Hansberger takes a first look at Rreal Tacos, the Midtown taqueria from Adrian Villarreal, formerly of The Spence. Hansberger thinks the restaurant offers quality and authenticity:
There are 1,200 miles or so between Atlanta and Mexico, but Rreal Tacos in Midtown aims to lessen that sense of distance through food. If your idea of Mexican fare involves queso dip and nachos, you'll be surprised to learn that Rreal serves neither. Its mission is to be an authentic taqueria south of Buford Highway. ... If an authentic taqueria hinges on quality ingredients, great service, and quick ticket times, Rreal fits the bill.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Atlanta Food Critic says The Mercury provides an excellent dining experience. Fried Chicken Lips thinks El Super Pan is the best bet in Ponce City Market. Marie, Let's Eat! likes the truffled salmon and grilled king crab sushi at Doraku. Friday Date Night says Proof & Provision is a good stop before a show at The Fox.