Food & Drink

Eating My Words: In search of scrumptious chicken

Tommy, my longtime friend and frequent dinner companion, recently experienced a health crisis that requires he eat as close to no salt as possible. Last week, our usual Friday night dining pals went in search o...

Eating My Words: 25 years of dining with drag queens

When I was 20, I married a woman. Five years later, we divorced, and I began exploring Atlanta’s gay drag scene. I was totally intrigued with the Sweet Gum Head, located on Cheshire Bridge. After I became edito...

Eating My Words: Birthday favorites in and out of town

The birthday monster arrived at my door June 16 to scrape more hair from my scalp and drain more collagen from my flesh. Instead of hiding, I decided to treat myself to a few things. Primarily, I wrangled frien...

Eating My Words: The downside of being a food critic

As a dining critic for 30-plus years, I have visited different r­estaurants four or five times a week. People used to tell me how lucky I was to eat for a living. I always reminded them that I ate far more lous...

Eating My Words: Pop-up Thai tastiness in Candler Park

A lot of what we assume is appropriate spiciness in ethnic cooking in particular is overstated. Think about it. You go to a Thai restaurant, for example, and say that you want your food “Thai-spicy.” After a co...

Eating My Words: French-Indian fusion in Midtown

Despite being a few steps from the BeltLine, at least four restaurants have died at the location of the new Jai Ho (560 Dutch Valley Road, 404-458-6888. www.jaihoatlanta.com). If the crowd on a recent Friday ni...

Cliff Bostock: Visiting bistro, cat cafe in Cabbagetown

I don’t know what it is about living in Grant Park and Cabbagetown, but we residents seem to need a lot of coffee. There’s Octane, Grant Park Coffeehouse and Carroll Street Café. An additional two opened in the...