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Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

Really surprised to see all the hate for Gunshow. Kevin is a great chef and I look forward to the next time we visit. Maybe things are a bit overpriced sometimes, but it's not the type of place you go once a week. It's a celebration or a special occasion restaurant. If you're worried that the cost on a dish is $23 when you think it should be $18, maybe its time to just go to Applebees instead of a Kevin Gillespie restaurant.

Posted by Thomas_Colin on 12/27/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

Anyone else that has NOT been here care to add their "review"?
We had one of the most interesting and fanciful meals in a while here.
Yes, it's expensive, but you don't eat here every day.

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Posted by Mike A. on 12/27/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

Ditto. A hundred bucks to eat at the place in the picture, served and lectured to by legends in their own minds at common tables? Knock yourself out lemming foodies....

If I spend a hundred bucks I want mood lighting and a booth...for a start....

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Posted by oydave on 12/27/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “The Atlanta Fried Chicken Smackdown

You can only write this because Deacon Burton and his son hung up their skillets. Before then, there was no competition.

Posted by pjcamp on 12/26/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “First Look: Gypsy Kitchen

Beware! Yes, they have a valet, but it is paid, not complementary, and not cheap. The longer you stay the more you pay. Count on adding $5-10 to your experience. Tips not included.

Posted by pjcamp on 12/26/2014 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

You couldn't pay me to go inside this place, and I live in the neighborhood. It is like a snootier version of Fogo de Chao. The chefs make what they make and then race around the room doling it out to people at road gang tables.

No thanks. "Frenetic" is not the first word that comes to mind when I think of pleasant dining experiences. In fact, it is not a word that ever comes to mind.

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Posted by pjcamp on 12/26/2014 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Atlanta restaurant Christmas events 2014

"The Tavern at Phipps sucks balls." L O L

That made my day!

Posted by RhutRho on 12/24/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Cliff’s top 10 Atlanta restaurants for dining on a budget

We Suki Suki should be number one. $5 bahn mi.

Posted by Márion Tennis on 12/23/2014 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Atlanta restaurant Christmas events 2014

The Tavern at Phipps sucks balls.

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Posted by EveryoneExceptYouClowns on 12/23/2014 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Atlanta restaurant Christmas events 2014

Drinks at The Tavern At Phipps are a MUST on Christmas!

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Posted by Jennifer Herzberg on 12/23/2014 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Atlanta restaurant Christmas events 2014

The Tavern at Phipps is OPEN at 4pm!

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Posted by amdstewart on 12/23/2014 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Atlanta restaurant Christmas events 2014

Nakato will be open as their 365 usual!

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Posted by stakahara on 12/22/2014 at 11:23 PM

Re: “New Caribbean restaurant to open on Auburn Ave.

Have you been yet?

Posted by Matthew True Nelson on 12/22/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

I have been to Gunshow at least three times in the past six months, and I've been satisfied and happy every time. And I have eaten at a lot of restaurants around the world, so I'm not too easily impressed. Maybe I've been lucky?

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Posted by oi812uc on 12/22/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

Spot on review, just a little too kind. I've only been once. I asked a bartender a question about the food service, and he acted like I must just landed from mars and had never heard of Gunshow. I found the whole place a bit precious and the food was truly lacking. We ordered a fresh corn in a lemon sauce. This was when the corn was just coming out of the field. Adding nothing except a little salt would have been enough. Instead the lemon sauce was so overpowering they could have used Libby's whole kernel from a can. The rest of the dishes were truly uninspiring. Providence intervened. There was a huge thunder storm that night and Gunshow lost its electric power, saving us from the expense, and I do mean expense, of dessert.

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Posted by Doug Hall on 12/22/2014 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Restaurant Review: Gunshow

I couldn't agree more with this review. The quality of the dishes was uneven, half received cold, and some woefully overpriced. That being said the place was packed so I guess the novelty of the presentation hasn't yet worn off.

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Posted by MrRatt on 12/22/2014 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Cliff’s top 10 Atlanta restaurants for dining on a budget

Arepa Mia is a delicious treat So authentic can't go wrong with anything from the menu.

Posted by Shernice Bacon on 12/20/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Quick Bites: Venkman's update, Shout to close, and more

The sentence that wouldn't die....

Honestly, it did hurt my head to read that. It does, however, seem mirror the restaurant's sensibilities: Waaaaay too much of a good thing.

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Posted by rico from tampico on 12/20/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Quick Bites: Venkman's update, Shout to close, and more

Good one, Joe. But despite its messy convolution, I think the meaning of the sentence still comes through. Everyone needs an editor now and then...after all, the first line of "The Wasteland wasn't "April is the cruelest month...." that was buried about 50 lines deep, after Eliot originally penned a ridiculous set-up that started with something like "We had a big night down at Sharky's." You can thank e.e. cummings for the save.

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Posted by highnoon on 12/19/2014 at 11:11 PM

Re: “Quick Bites: Venkman's update, Shout to close, and more

"Representing the evolution of his now-defunct culinary concept, Garden State—following focused efforts to grow his Southern pickle company, Doux South, which he launched in 2013—the Farmhouse at Serenbe, Parish, Empire State South, and Rosebud alum is setting up shop at 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., close by Bantam Pub and Two Urban Licks, in a 5,090-square-foot eatery that will serve dishes such as celery salad with Parmesan, smoked almonds, and burnt lemon vinaigrette; pastrami-wurst with ballpark mustard and Brussels kraut on a pretzel roll; honey-roasted chicken with bread crumbs and vinaigrette; and cornbread sundaes with crème fraîche gelato, preserved peaches, and pralines for dessert."

I defy you to diagram that sentence.

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Posted by JoeInAtlanta on 12/19/2014 at 10:16 PM

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