That was very immature for a so called professional chef. Your sandwiches are overpriced and mediocre. The fact that you disrespected Buford hWY lowers you in my eyes
This review is spot-on and not vindictive in the least. We went to Marcel and paid the outrageous price for the Beef Wellington and were sorely disappointed. It was exactly as the reviewer described... Soggy, grey, uninspiring, not tasty. The service was mediocre at best. About the only good thing we could say about the place is that it's beautifully decorated. Ford Fry has some other good restaurants but Marcel is not one of them.
Change is NOT inevitable, at least the kind of change implied in this article. I cannot imagine Buford Highway with the kind of homogenized corporate condos and shops that are pervading intown. Liou's efforts are laudable, but likely not to do much to stem the gentrifying tide sure to sweep over the entire city. It's because corporations are deep in the pockets of local government. Disgusting. RIP ATL.
If he is so concerned about it, then he needs to tighten regulations so that all these damn "luxury" condos stop taking over and ruining our city both aesthetically and affordability-wise. Furthermore, he says nothing about helping the homeless. That is a base issue. As long as the city has a high population of homeless, the city will be only marginally functional. Do what SLC is doing and subsidize housing for homeless - SLC has largely eliminated the problem through that program.
Screw the myopic bigots in John's Creek, Buckhead, Cobb, et al. They clearly love choking on emissions and being infinitely tangled in traffic snarls. Let's fully secede from those chain store hillbilly yuppies and expand MARTA to places who appreciate progressive transportation options.
This is the best article CL has done in recent years. CL has gotten so slim, in both content and substance, that it's heartbreaking. This article is an example of how great CL can be. This article is a supple blend of cultural and political reporting. Rodney Carmichael would be a great investigative reporter - one who could really delve into the current corruption of City Hall. He could investigate how the city discards its poor and black into the streets, and refuses to consider any humane solutions, such as how Salt Lake City is dealing with its homeless problem. I did not own Soul Food until I read this article, and I wasn't even halfway through the article when I rushed out to buy it. It's a masterpiece and its lyrics ring wrenchingly true today. Musically it has both an intimate and all-embracing atmosphere. I love it. Thank you, Rodney, and CL, for this fantastic article. It should win an award.
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