Creative Loafing’s Jennifer Zyman reviews Bread & Butterfly, the seven-month-old Inman Quarter bistro from the team behind Cakes & Ale. Zyman is stunned by the restaurant and assigns it an “excellent” rating of four out of five stars:
In a town where French concepts never seem to land with steady footing, Bread & Butterfly has found balance between the refined and approachable. Dining here is a pleasure I long for. I relish my early morning breakfasts of pancakes with cappuccino as much as a late night drink. Bread & Butterfly manages to feel as sweet and fluttery as a fling while possessing the staying power of true love.
Over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wyatt Williams reviews Decatur’s new Japanese destination, Brush Sushi Izakaya. Williams doles out two out of four stars and advises diners to skip the izakaya menu and choose the omakase at the sushi bar:
[Chef Jason Liang] exhibited the controlled enthusiasm of a chef proud of and still interested in his own skills. When complimented on the distinct tang of the vinegar in his rice, a genuine smile spread across his face. There were several notable distinctions to his nigiri, not the least of which was the very generous portion of his cut and the light brush of soy he applied to each bite. ... Alas, it is rare to find anyone who can convey a passion for food the way a chef can. That’s why the omakase rule is so often right. There are few seats at Brush where you can have such an experience, but you will be rewarded if you get one.
THE ELSEWHERE AND THE BLOGS: Fried Chicken Lips says Hajime’s ramen isn’t the best in the world, but it’s a solid ITP option. Friday Date Night determines Sam’s BBQ 1 is just a bit better than Dave Poe’s BBQ. Hot Dish Review likes St. Cecilia, but can’t help but miss the seafood from Bluepointe.
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