Golden Eagle: 904 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. "At the end of the evening, do yourself a favor and take his dessert advice: order the platter of cookies. It’s a spread of little things, chewy gingerbread and powdery wedding cookies and so forth that you’ll pick at with your fingers with your friends. This isn’t a bad time to order one more Rob Roy, either. After all, you’ll want to spend just a few more minutes in this room." -- Wyatt Williams
La Imperial Tortilleria y Rostiseria, 6316 Buford Highway, Norcross. "La Imperial Tortilleria y Rostiseria (you will also find it online as Tortilleria Avorrate Imperial) is a one-stop shop in Norcross for all things Mexican. It is a tortilla and tamale factory, bakery, hot food buffet, maker of agua fresca and mini grocery." -- Ligaya Figueras
Mariscos El Sazon del Kora, 7130 Buford Highway, Doraville. "The shrimp cocktail is, like almost everything on the menu, served in very generous portion. The goblet is loaded with a thick red sauce and thick chunks of ripe avocado that add a richness to the mixture of shrimp, octopus, clams, white fish and crab." -- Wyatt Williams
Mushi Ni, Global Grub Collective, 477 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta. "As it turns out, a couple of the most impressive offerings are vegetarian. The cauliflower bang bang, a bao stuffed with glazed, fried sweet and spicy cauliflower florets, lived up to that punchy name." -- Wyatt Williams
Public Kitchen & Bar, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta.
“As I’ve noticed over the course of my recent meals, Public Kitchen’s sophisticated, stylish environs somewhat belie the fact that this is a middlebrow restaurant, cut from the same fabric that defines “something for everyone” mall restaurants in any major city in America.” -- Wyatt Williams
The White Bull, 123 E. Court Square, Decatur.
“Aspects like house-made everything, guaranteed freshness and vegetables that take center stage are areas where the kitchen, too, demonstrates capability and aspiration. This is all a reason to visit the White Bull. Yet too many compositions are more like drafts instead of final versions.” -- Ligaya Figueras