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Folk Art restaurant review, Inman Park

Patty melt with flat-top mac & cheese (credit: Becky Stein)

Patty melt with flat-top mac & cheese (credit: Becky Stein)

In tomorrow’s AJC I have a review of Folk Art, the new Inman Park breakfast-all-day spot from Wisteria chef/owner Jason Hill. I gave it 1 star.

Folk Art masters some of the criteria for a great cafe, but not all. The prices are reasonable and the kitschy license-plate-laden decor comes together in a laid-back but energetic kind of way. Where it falters is in unpredictable service and a menu boasting big comfort food that quickly becomes monotonous and lacks the oomph that makes it worth the splurge. This is not Wisteria.

Get your dose of food therapy with a heaping serving of the flat-top mac & cheese, casserole style mac griddled with extra cheese for a toasty, crackling crust on top of the gooey goodness. Get your cheese on with the craft grilled cheese ($7.99), a melty mess of yum with layers of cheddar, provolone, gruyere, swiss and creme brie.

Folk Art doesn’t have the same execution, finesse or level of service as Wisteria. But it also doesn’t come with the same price tag. No matter what you expect from chef Hill, what you have is a businessman who has given the neighborhood what it wants: a spot to add to the rotation for those within walking distance.

Subscribers can read the full review on myajc.com.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

2 comments Add your comment

david c

November 21st, 2013
2:38 pm

So. Looking at the menu. Is it collards, or chard?

art

November 22nd, 2013
11:50 am

Spot on review JT. It’s hard to keep the quality and consistency at peak levels when you’re trying to serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Kudos to Hill for trying.