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Cliff Bostock

CL Correspondent

Bostock is a long time Atlanta food critic who was a "foodie" before "foodies" ever became a thing. He's been eating his way across the tables of Atlanta restaurants for more years than he will admit, finely honing his taste buds in the search of epicurean ecstasy.

Bostock is also known for his thought-provoking "Paradigms" column as well as "Headcase" — yes, the name says it all — both of which have intrigued Creative Loafing readers with his acute analyses of ever-changing contemporary contemplations.

You may learn more about Cliff Bostock by visiting his professional website, cliffbostock.com, his archived personal blog: http://cliffbostock.com, and/or soulworks.net (includes archived writing).

Articles By This Writer

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Thursday April 7, 2022 04:58 PM EDT
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or West Asian — a rose by any other name… | more...

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Thursday February 3, 2022 04:18 PM EST
Our food critic eats to the beat | more...

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Tuesday January 4, 2022 04:25 PM EST
Cliff Bostock's January 2022 Grazing Recommendations | more...

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Thursday December 2, 2021 05:20 PM EST
Texas-Vietnam mash up, plus a bargain among rising food prices | more...

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Thursday July 1, 2021 02:12 PM EDT
From Buford Highway to Chattahoochee Avenue — that’s a lot of territory, indeed | more...

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Monday May 3, 2021 12:42 PM EDT
Grazing surveys some Atlanta hot dogs | more...

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Tuesday December 8, 2020 09:33 AM EST
The pandemic makes critics self-critical but Hispanic street food still tastes really good | more...

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Saturday October 3, 2020 10:26 AM EDT
Not all great chefs feed humans. We’ll get to that, but first I should explain that I’m not a homebody. I’ve always seen my psychology clients in my home office in Grant Park, but I’ve done most of my writing in coffee shops. I even dedicated my 400-page doctoral dissertation to the staff of the Ansley Starbucks. Now, thanks to COVID-19, I have no choice but to sit in place at home. That brings... | more...

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Wednesday September 9, 2020 09:49 AM EDT
During the pandemic, treat yourself to dinner and yourself | more...

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Wednesday August 5, 2020 04:44 PM EDT
It was mid-July and I had not eaten in a restaurant in four months — not even outdoors. The idea was terrifying. I imagined people huddled on crowded patios, inhaling and exhaling the coronavirus like smoke in a hookah lounge. They would all be 23 and drunk, flaunting their dolphinlike lungs and uncreased skin, or they would be escapees from nursing homes blowing kisses through fingers coated... | more...

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Thursday June 4, 2020 11:14 AM EDT
But the reward is the same | more...

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Friday May 1, 2020 12:09 AM EDT
Jarrett Stieber ‘radically’ transforms the dining experience | more...

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Monday April 6, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
It’s hard to write enthusiastically about restaurants when they’ve become precarious stages for a public health drama. As I am writing this, Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered New York City restaurants and bars to close and, just as I turn this in, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has mandated the same for Atlanta. The coronavirus pandemic is causing mass hysteria unlike any most Americans have seen... | more...

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Monday March 2, 2020 04:08 PM EST
The good life invades the BeltLine, Mamak offers vegan, the Harp spurts 40 intoxicants | more...

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Friday January 3, 2020 11:48 AM EST
Check out Food Terminal and B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue | more...
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Saturday October 10, 2020 01:00 PM EDT
'The bridge from shame to pride is built of necessary anger and forgiveness' | more...

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Monday December 26, 2016 03:00 PM EST
Our longtime columnist names his favorite budget-friendly standbys of 2016 | more...

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 05:48 PM EDT
It's an honor just to be nominated | more...

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Friday September 13, 2013 07:28 AM EDT
Ron Eyester yields to pepperoni lovers | more...

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Wednesday November 7, 2012 09:57 AM EST
Our longtime columnist picks his favorite eateries of 2012 | more...

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Thursday January 19, 2012 03:20 PM EST
We present bacon! Or something quite like it! | more...

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Tuesday July 6, 2010 11:45 AM EDT
Noon Midtown, Home Grown Ga., and Yeah! Burger | more...

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Monday August 16, 2010 12:28 PM EDT
Restaurant reviews for this week | more...

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Friday July 17, 2009 01:00 PM EDT
Concentrics dives into the pizza wars | more...

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Friday July 24, 2009 01:00 PM EDT
Two newbies on Crescent Avenue | more...

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Friday August 14, 2009 06:24 PM EDT
Julie & Julia inspires an evening at Atmosphere | more...

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Friday August 28, 2009 02:00 PM EDT

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One morning, we are all going to wake up and find that we have turned the same color. A post-racial world will eliminate a significant portion of Americans’ conflicts. Until then, there is Buford Highway.

For at least 25 years, the road has been transitioning to an intense multicultural enclave best known for its ethnically diverse restaurants. Stop a moment to ponder the...

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Friday September 11, 2009 02:00 PM EDT
Plus Fox Bros. burger, and chef shuffle at the Glenwood | more...

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Friday September 18, 2009 05:15 PM EDT
It's impossible to read Petronius' banquet description without thinking of life in our own culture. | more...

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Friday September 25, 2009 02:00 PM EDT
Atlanta's burger renaissance | more...