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Publik Social House a good pre-stop nibble for Fox shows

Leonard Cohen/ Credit: Unknown

Leonard Cohen/ Credit: AJC archive

Most of Atlanta — at least those who follow music closely — has one thing to rave about today: Leonard Cohen. The Canadian songwriter, poet and novelist performed last night at the Fox Theater and pretty much blew every audience member’s mind. At 75, Cohen was remarkably nimble, and his great, deep voice was in full form. So were his stellar band members. By the time he and the Webb Sisters performed “If It Be Your Will” in what I think was his third encore — there were so many I can’t remember — I was weeping uncontrollably.

Before hand, we stopped into Publik Social House, the new gastro-pubbish spot from the owners of Bazzaar that occupied the same space, for some small snacks. The menu is short, but offers familiar goodies, from a very fresh iceberg wedge salad to shrimp and grits, with nothing exploring uncharted territory. Crab cakes were “eh” — better to stick with pub classics like a cheeseburger or fish and chips. A charcuterie plate offered an amazing pate — smooth and rich, and served with cornichons, grain mustard and thick slices of bread for smearing. After a glass (or two) of Prosecco, the concert was but a door away.

And what a concert it was.

2 comments Add your comment

Ford Car Guide

May 4th, 2010
9:28 am

yes…i agreed with this statement…The Canadian songwriter, poet and novelist performed last night at the Fox Theater and pretty much blew every audience member’s mind.Ford Car Guide

ak

October 26th, 2009
1:29 am

I have not been to The Publik Social House,
but I have to say I was absolutely mesmerized by Leonard Cohen!
I’m in love again!
and I am looking forward to seeing him for the second time in my lifetime in Nashville, Tn on Nov. 5th.