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Cliff's top 10 Atlanta restaurants

Our longtime columnist picks his favorite eateries



In response to many requests, I'm updating my 2009 list of 10 favorite restaurants. This is not a "best of" list. All but one of these are inexpensive-to-moderate restaurants that are mainly convenient to my home in Grant Park. So don't berate me because they're not the best in town. These are not rated in any particular order except for No. 1.

I should also explain that after this column, the weekly publication of Grazing ceases and, for the time being, will continue as a monthly column. I have written the column for 24 years, as best I can remember. Elliott Mackle reminded me last week that it's the longest-running column in the city. (Mackle, who went on to become dining critic at the AJC, was the original author of Grazing. I hired him to write it during my first stint as editor of Creative Loafing in the early 1980s.)

I will also continue contributing to the paper's Omnivore blog, which I started in the spring of 2007. Meanwhile, you can keep track of my comings and goings — and my personal take on this change — on my personal blog,

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