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Elliott is not one to withhold praise when it is due, and he certainly doesn't hold his tongue when the food and service is not up to his standards.

In other words, he was clever in his approach to critiquing, attempting to appear as a customer expecting nothing more than an average customer would. Elliott's reputation grew and Atlanta restaurants knew to keep a watchful eye for his inconspicuous visits.

This is a collection of quotations Elliott made during his days as a food critic. Check back for updates and more Elliott Mackleisms.