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Week in Reviews

5Church Fails to Impress Critic with Truffle Oil and 'Rococo Flourishes'

'Porky Hash' at Poogan's Smokehouse; 'Moist Chunks of Fish' at Mercantile

Park Circle's Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine Wins Critics' Approval

'Bundle of Butter' at Peninsula Grill; 'Veal Frizzle' at Zero Cafe

'Crazily Addictive' Fare at Stereo 8; 'Coastal Favorites' at Noisy Oyster

Parlor Deluxe is 'Tubular Meat Version of Epcot'; 'Hit or Miss' at Élevé

'Go For the Bread' at Spero; Ms. Rose's Carries a 'Rec Room' Mood

'Seasoning Missteps' at The Kitchen and 'Best' Chicken Fingers at Ellis Creek

'Gargantuan' Pork Shanks at The Westendorff; Wings 'Worthy of a Fan Club' at Smoke

The Lot Makes 'Mouth Music'; The Westendorff Blends 'Elegance and Unpretentiousness'

Stereo 8 Responds to Critic's Blistering Review

Apartment A Serves Mississippi-Influenced Tex-Mex; Stereo 8 Skips a Beat

Screen Door Gives Critic 'Eclectic Choices' and 'Culinary Whiplash'

Stick to Skewers at Myles and Jun Yakitori; Heritage Masters the Basics

Stick With the She-Crab Soup and Shrimp at 82 Queen

Critic Can't Get Over the Price at Chick's Fry House

Smoke BBQ Set to Become College Town Favorite

Garcia's Tacos Deemed Affordable and Filling, Though Unadventurous

Junction Kitchen 'Deserves Expansion;' Poogan's Porch Deserves 'More Charlestonians'

Finn’s Brick Oven Creates Trendy Pizzas With Global Influences

'Promising' Barbecue at Fountain Cafe; Tricky Techniques at 492

Chattanooga Whiskey Tasting at Cocktail Club; 'The Edible South' at Blue Bicycle Books

Two Critics Have Similar Conclusions on Chef Bob Carter's Barony Tavern

Short Grain Food Truck Provides Uncharted and 'Stupendous Food' for Diners

Critic Declares Ruth's Chris 'Doesn’t Enhance Downtown Charleston’s Dining Scene'

Four Stars for Spero; Suelto's 5B Burger Gains Good Marks

Summerville's Graze Sets Up to Become a Neighborhood Favorite

492's 'Bank Breaking Mediocrity' Leaves a Bad Taste in Critic's Mouth

Food is 'Consistently Disappointing' for Critic at Iconic Magnolias

Fine Dining Standard Charleston Grill Dazzles Critic Jeff Allen

Critic Heaps Praise on Small Plate Newcomer Spero

Critics Recommend Duck Fat Fries and Wings at Cumberland Street Smokehouse