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Two Stars for Chef Tom Catherall's Virginia-Highland Comeback

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Tom Tom.
Tom Tom.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Wyatt Williams reviews Tom Tom, the Virginia-Highland eatery that brought local chef and restaurateur out of retirement. Williams awards Catherall's comeback project two out of four stars and says it's good to have him back on the scene:

It's no accident that Catherall named his former restaurant group Here to Serve. His aim has always been enthusiastic crowd pleasing. The staff here wears all black, form-fitting clothes, perfect for hurrying between tables with platters full of drinks. The crowd, which will be familiar to you if you've spent time in any of Virginia-Highland's boozier establishments, is just as fun to watch.

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