Eating My Words: A Very Merry Ramen Holiday

Cold weather has arrived, and that means you’ll be slurping a lot of ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that is absolutely everywhere these days. I dined last week at one of the newest venues in Grant Park called ...
Yummy Spicy on Buford Highway

Eating My Words: Sichuan succulence at Yummy Spicy

My mother often took me to Chinese restaurants when I was a kid. I was always dragged into the kitchen where barbecued ducks dangled from hooks. Most of these restaurants’ menus included strictly American dishe...

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: 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...