Restaurant review: The Cockentrice

11:45 am Feb. 27, 2015

The Cockentrice
99 Krog St., Atlanta
3 stars

Q: What do you get when you cross a cockentrice with a turducken?

A: I don’t know. But, whatever it’s called, we can’t print that word in the newspaper.

Do we need

Wet aged steak (left) and dry aged  (right)

Oak Steakhouse restaurant review, Alpharetta

11:41 am Feb. 20, 2015

Oak Steakhouse
950 Third St., Alpharetta, 678-722-8333
1 star (good)

“It tastes the way a pet store smells,” said my wife, not sure how to react to the bite of dry-aged steak I had just offered her.

Me, I found

Cooks & Soldiers restaurant review

12:53 pm Feb. 13, 2015

Cooks & Soldiers
691 14th St., Atlanta
2 of 4 stars (very good)

The Castellucci Hospitality Group is a metro area family affair. Patriarch Federico Castellucci II founded the once-flourishing Northside chain of Roasted Garlic restaurants and then

Le Bilboquet restaurant review, Buckhead

9:13 am Jan. 16, 2015

Le Bilboquet
3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-869-9944
1 star [good]

People over the age of, say, 45 will recognize They did seem to enjoy their meal, regardless. There’s much to relish here, such as a fresh saute of

The El Felix restaurant review, Alpharetta

12:00 pm Jan. 2, 2015

THE EL FELIX
1130 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta. 678-248-5239, theelfelix.com
2 of 4 stars (very good)

Among the treasures of Houston’s dining scene count Alison Cook, the longtime restaurant reviewer at the Houston Chronicle. She’s a Pavolovian-response-inducing describer of

Bartaco restaurant review, Westside

12:29 pm Dec. 18, 2014

BARTACO
969 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-607-8226
1 Star (good)

Consider the taco. It comes in a shell, right? You crisp it in the oven then fill it at the table with ground beef, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce and

Pork belly bun (Tuan Huynh)

Makan restaurant review, Decatur

9:51 am Dec. 11, 2014

MAKAN
130 Clairmont Ave., Decatur, 404-996-6504
0 of 4 stars [fair]

“Can I get a pork belly bun?” my daughter asks, giving me that look that no father can resist.

She knows I don’t need any more pork belly buns

Spicy tuna ball with fried seaweed chips (Johnny Autry)

Craft Izakaya restaurant review

10:19 am Nov. 28, 2014

Craft Izakaya
99 Krog St., Atlanta
2 of 4 stars (very good)

Sushi Huku, a pioneering Japanese restaurant in northwest Atlanta, had been around for decades when Jey Oh took it over several years ago. A dedicated and