New kudos for Decatur from the national media.
The article specifically mentions Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Café Alsace, No. 246, Parker's on Ponce and Café Lily, saying,
As innovative chefs bring attention to Decatur, local officials quickly credit the city's growing collection of fine dining restaurants as the catalyst for city-wide reclamation. At-home-chefs will find a bounty of fresh produce, locally produced meats and baked goods at the Decatur Farmers Market, while Your Dekalb Farmers Market offers a world market shopping experience.
The other top restaurants on the list are Hoboken, N.J.; Bloomington, Ind.; Berkeley, Calif.; Madison, Wisc.; Lafayette, La.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Alexandria, Va. and Burlington, Vt.
The other compliment comes from Travel & Leisure magazine's website, which says Decatur has one of America's "most beautiful town squares." The article says,
Courthouse, gazebo, lawn, elms, and gingkos—this square has traditional elements, plus a modern plaza that’s half the size of a football field and paved in brick designs representing Creek Indian symbols. Abstract turquoise lampposts illuminate the plaza and sculptures celebrating tolerance. Don’t leave without a sweet-potato-pumpkin-pie bar from Cakes & Ale).