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Omnivore - Christiane digs Barcelona; Southern Art, not so much

Knife and Fork's latest issue

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The latest issue of Knife & Fork, Christiane Lauterbach's monthly dining newsletter, is out and it's a particularly good issue.

The cover is a 2.5-star review of Barcelona on North Highland. Christiane spends a good bit of time every year in Barcelona, so she knows that city's food well. That makes it all the more remarkable that she has very little critical to say about the restaurant's food. She does, however, note that "the noise level and pounding music suit a carousing younger crowd."

The issue also includes a great roundup of roti restaurants and a two-star review of CariSoul Cuisine, an Afro-Carribbean restaurant inside the Darlington Apartments. Cafe Dominican and The Marlay House also earn two stars, while Octopus Bar, the after-hours operation at So Ba in East Atlanta Village, earns 2.5 stars. Finally, there's a guide to finding good fejoada, the Brazilian stew, and an unflattering first look at Southern Art in the Intercontinental Buckhead, plus a ton of gossip.

To subscribe to the newsletter, call 404-378-2775. You get 12 issues for $26.