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Agave Restaurant Review: Facing the stone wall surrounding Atlanta's legendary Oakland Cemetery, Agave brings to Cabbagetown the food and the spirit of the Southwest. The work of the late artist R.C. Gorman is scattered throughout, along with pottery, folk crosses, and the sand-inspired color palette of that region. Aided by chef Bryan Yockey, chef-owner Jack Sobel adapts traditional regional dishes such as a deeply seasoned, hominy-laden posole, and a New Mexico green chili stew. We enjoy the flavors of the fried chicken and meatloaf, the collards cooked with honey, apple cider and smoked bacon, and the first-rate bean dishes. As the restaurant has evolved, fish and seafood have become impressive, but the preparations will change, while always nodding toward the Southwest in their nuances. Classic flan needs none of the adornments that usually accompany it. Start a meal with the Gruet Brut from New Mexico, to get into the spirit. The wine list is sensitive to the food, and there's a huge list of tequilas for those who seek them.