It isn’t a starred review, but Atlanta Magazine critic Jennifer Zyman has good things to say about Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park. Specifically, Zyman loves the bakery’s croissant, calling it “excellent.”
[Head baker Cary Bell’s] ideal croissants are the size of a kid’s football, but just as flaky and crackly as a tiny specimen from some random patisserie in Paris. When you rip the enormous croissant apart, a tuft of the fluffy filling poofs out like a Troll doll’s hair, perfect for swiping through your cappuccino over morning emails. Beyond croissants, the bakery also has one my favorite baguettes, fat homemade English muffins begging to be served with thick bacon and soft scrambled eggs, and one of the most enjoyable Kouign-Amann (a caramelized and buttery pastry from France) I have found in Atlanta.
Over at Creative Loafing, Brad Kaplan takes a look at Food Terminal, the Buford Highway Malaysian restaurant from the Sweet Hut Bakery team. Kaplan says it’s an authentic recreation of the dining halls found in Southeast Asia.
Take your time flipping through the photos in the massive menu, then fly with whatever strikes your fancy. The prices are reasonable enough (ranging from $3 for two teriyaki mushroom skewers up to $17 for the sharable YumYum shrimp plate). Your server can help, reassuring you on your choice of grandma wonton BBQ pork noodles perhaps, or cautioning when the volume of food ordered stands to exceed available stomach space. After checking off the dishes you want on a tally sheet and handing it to the server, plates arrive fast and furious, and may quickly cover every inch of your table with a bounty of fragrance and color. ... Like [co-owner Amy Wong] says, you can simply hang out here with a Hong Kong milk tea or some fresh-squeezed juice (or local craft or Asian beers, for that matter), or swing by for one of the fun desserts like the one featuring coconut ice cream swimming in a bright bath of fresh grapefruit, mango purée and squishy sago bubbles ($5). Any which way you enter Food Terminal, you'll find yourself transported to the food courts of Malaysia, even if it’s only through the pages of a glossy menu/magazine.
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