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The Journal Gazette

Smokehaus knows more than just barbecue

It's the little things that often separate the good restaurants from the bad.

June 23, 2019 1:00 am


Appetizer steals show at north-side eatery

It took awhile before I really knew what teds was supposed to be.

June 16, 2019 1:00 am


Tried-and-true favorites continue to deliver

In a time when ever-changing menus that rely on what is in season are nearly the norm, there is something refreshing about an old...

June 9, 2019 1:00 am


Transformed space isn't typical hotel eatery

The best item I had was something I didn't expect to find at such an upscale-looking place, much less fall in love with there.

June 2, 2019 1:00 am


Burgers, more hit home run at Calhoun spot

With baseball season in full swing, I can't help but think “knocked it out of the park”.

May 26, 2019 1:00 am


City chain's salsa bar something to behold

Everything good about the newest Salsa Grille on YMCA Park Drive was also everything that was bad about it.

May 19, 2019 1:00 am


Meatballs still shine under new ownership

It is really more inevitable than it is simply possible.

May 12, 2019 1:00 am


Meals, cocktails done to upscale perfection

What has changed about the former Wine Down in The Harrison along West Jefferson Boulevard made it a place I will frequent.

May 5, 2019 1:00 am


Decatur chef returns to smoke competition

Soul Pig proved to me that not only has Mark Graves mastered the smoker, he is still sprinkling in the unique Southern dishes I grew to...

April 28, 2019 1:00 am


Choose-own-ingredients spot a good choice

AA is a fast-casual place where you make your way along a counter choosing fresh ingredients to make whatever dish you select.

April 21, 2019 1:00 am


Behind-the-scenes look at reviewing eateries

I get questions all the time about how I do my job, what the “rules” are when I go in to review a restaurant and how I don't...

April 14, 2019 1:00 am


Coffeehouse hits right note with bread, soup

Was this new version of Firefly Coffee House better?

April 7, 2019 1:00 am


Differing scenes, but Crossing has options

The food Dupont Bar puts out is solid and satisfying.

March 31, 2019 1:00 am