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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Restaurant Review: Housed in a modern downtown skyscraper, all glass and metal, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails features a bar crafted of Georgia marble and planed white oak adorns much of the interior. The kitchen hitches its star to an unabashed use of Southern raw materials, such as tasso ham, rock shrimp and Vidalia onions. The former chef has passed the wooden spoon to Todd Richards, who has a trick or two up his toque when it comes to Southern fare. Anticipate some refreshing takes on old favorites. For now, come for the low country stew and tilefish with farro or sorghum-glazed pork belly. Pimento cheese is a starter. There's fried chicken, but you might consider requesting its red-eye gravy served on the side. For dessert, you'll find gelato and banana pudding bread pudding. A collection of small-batch bourbons and other fine spirits includes not one Georgia-produced selection, though local beers get plenty of play. The wine list as well does not note area labels but it has been greatly expanded and improved. We especially applaud the rosé and the addition of distinctive reds that should complement the dishes.