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Wrecking Bar Brewpub restaurant review

Credit: Becky Stein

Credit: Becky Stein

Whenever a new restaurant opens, we are supposed to give them at least a few months to work out any kinks before giving them a starred review. It is the only fair way to do it. But, sometimes, a restaurant needs more than just a few months to get everything figured out, and that is precisely what I found when I re-visited Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points. It had been over a year since my last visit, and a lot has changed.

You can read about those changes in my review of Wrecking Bar Brewpub here.

21 comments Add your comment

Marsh

April 12th, 2013
8:57 am

So, the supposed audience for blogs and other related crap is what is driving your online readership, while the people wanting hard-hitting news go for the print edition on which myajc.com is modeled, yet you’re going to push the blogs to myajc.com where i have to pay for it? AJC, I’m getting you a clue for Christmas. You won’t have to worry about me darkerning the door of a pay website, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Good luck with that.

Chip

April 12th, 2013
9:20 am

Yeah, the reviews here are entertaining but hardly worth paying for, not when free restaurant reviews are one of the most plentiful items on the Internet.

Ned Ludd

April 12th, 2013
9:55 am

Well said Marsh and Chip..Agreed. Predict a short lifespan for myajc.com.
Way too many free blogs of similar worth and quality.

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Ned Ludd

April 12th, 2013
10:39 am

And I do look forward to trying the Wrecking Bar!

bc

April 12th, 2013
11:16 am

You’re charging for this?

Seriously?

Founding Father

April 12th, 2013
11:41 am

So much for “free” speech.

notgonna

April 12th, 2013
1:57 pm

will not be paying for restaurant reviews on myajc.com. Creative Loafing, Hudspeth Report do just fine for me . . . AJC needs to get a clue

Steve

April 12th, 2013
2:59 pm

I had the most amazing burger and amazing side of mac n cheese there recently, along with reasonably priced but very tasty beer. I highly recommend this place.

Chick Fil A on Sunday

April 12th, 2013
3:42 pm

When you think of all the other sources for restaurant reviews that are free, why pay for the AJC version? Even when it is free, the AJC reviews are full of smarmy and somewhat condescending remarks that try to make us feel privileged we get to read their opinions. I don’t need nor want the attitude when reading reviews.

Further, with the exception of this review, the AJC staff NEVER reports on beer selections at these restaurants. They will devote paragraphs about the wine list, but NOTHING about the beer. When I would point this out here, I got ridiculed, then banned. The craft beer scene in Atlanta is big and getting better. With the exception of Bob Townsend, the rest of the AJC staff is clueless.

James

April 13th, 2013
8:20 am

Seriously, what is this world coming to? Just yesterday the guy who cuts my lawn came up to my door asking me for money afterwards!! Why is everyone so greedy these days?!

AzCat

April 13th, 2013
9:14 pm

James = fail.

Robert

April 14th, 2013
9:23 am

James, I’m with you. While I enjoy reading the reviews for free the AJC and newspapers in general are all in financial difficulties. I have no problem with them shifting the reviews to myajc. Stop whining folks. Either read the reviews on myajc or don’t but crying about it is so unbecoming.

Marsh

April 15th, 2013
7:57 am

James and Robert, I am directly quoting what the person put in charge of this PR disaster said to justity a pay subscription. The blogs and other assorted crap appeared to be what would remain free. What seems to be happening instead is they are pushing EVERYTHING to myajc. You’re welcome to pay for access to a BLOG. These things are a dime a dozen all over the internet. Oh, no. Wait. THEY’RE FREE. Enjoy reading your pay-blogs. Hahahahahaha.

skozoze

April 15th, 2013
9:36 am

Happen to agree about having to pay. It will change one thing for me; I’ll remove my link to a ajc.com and find my news free elsewhere. Like anywhere else. They’ve had the same photo galleries up on the Gwinnett page for over a year; I don’t think there’s much on here worth paying for. I might miss Rodney Ho’s blog, but there are lots of free ones out there to replace. See ya, AJC!

Robert

April 15th, 2013
9:47 am

Actually, if I subscribe to myajc it won’t be just to access a food blog. While I enjoy food and cooking my life doesn’t revolve around food. It’s strictly a diversion – a fun diversion. I like the news, opinions, and sports available in myajc. Getting the food and more blog simply would come with the package. Believe it or not, Marsh, there are more things going on in the world than food and there is more to life than sitting in front of your computer or mobile device reading about food on the internet. And on top of that I can actually afford to pay for the service should I choose to subscribe.

Marsh

April 15th, 2013
11:25 am

Robert – the point, you missed it. I realize your super duper intelligent and all, but you might want to slow down and think for a second.

Also, what’s your position at myajc.com?

James

April 15th, 2013
4:56 pm

Marsh – not sure where you’re looking, but all the food and more blog content as well as the other ajc blogs remain free. What in the world are you whining about?

AzCat = fail x infinity

Marsh

April 16th, 2013
7:48 am

So you have no idea what I’m takling about and yet you know everything about ti? Gotcha. Typical internet blowhard know-it-all – it’s what makes these places so special.

AzCat

April 17th, 2013
7:08 pm

@James: Really? That’s the best rejoinder you could come up with? I know you’re not 12, but really? As Marsh so succinctly put it for Robert and by extension, you—the point, you missed it. Marsh, you can contact me about my plagiarism if you wish :-)

AzCat

April 18th, 2013
12:08 am

They remain free for the moment. The fact that the full reviews are linking to the premium site should tell you what the ultimate result will be. What I don’t understand is why the AJC thinks this will work, and additionally, why they can’t make the existing site work. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer stopped printing a physical paper over a year ago, has a free, full content site, and is making money.

Just to reiterate for some of you, we will not pay for ‘premium’ content when there are multiple sources of free content that are of superior quality to the content a once-great newspaper is generating.