Creative Loafing's Jennifer Zyman reviews Ticonderoga Club, the Krog Street Market restaurant that's created a buzz since opening last fall. Awarding T-Club an "excellent" rating of four out of five stars, Zyman says cocktails from local veterans Greg Best and Paul Calvert are a hit, but chef David Bies's cuisine is something this city should praise:
Chef David Bies' return is a win for Atlanta. As Restaurant Eugene's former chef de cuisine, Bies demonstrated his fine dining artistry. After Eugene, Bies traveled throughout Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia for three years, and his affinity for the many different cuisines he encountered is evident at Ticonderoga. ... One night as I greedily forked the last bits from the bottom of the vegan noodle bowl, I imagined how cool it would be to enter these doors as someone who knows nothing of its background. The drinks would amaze me and Bies' food would be a delightful surprise. Yet, even after five visits, I still look forward to the next just like it was my first.
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