Even in the middle of the afternoon, people are willing to wait in a long line for the flavorful Latin American food at this sprawling restaurant with a pebble “beach.”
You only get one chance to make a first impression. But I’m a reasonable man, and I realize that sometimes, you have to make allowances for your own health at the time of the meeting.
I was unlucky with the pork at this five year-old restaurant, but the stew is unbelievable. It’s a contender for the best in the state.
There are several places in the towns around Athens that serve classic northeast Georgia barbecue. Here’s another example of this wonderful style that I enjoy so much, and the odd thing is that this wasn’t even the restaurant in the area that I had on my to-do list.
Here’s a perfect getaway this holiday season: head to the Classic City to view the exhibit of Jack Davis artwork at the Georgia Museum of Art, then have an excellent steak and seafood dinner at this family-owned restaurant, where there are even more of Davis’s wonderful paintings and prints on display.
I had a notion to wait out the worst of Atlanta’s traffic by having supper at this fun place in Barrow County. It didn’t work, but I discovered some of the best Brunswick stew that I’ve ever had, anywhere.
Remember the good ole days, when the Dawgs weren’t losing to South Carolina every year? And when used import 12-inch singles of British new wave hits were available for pennies at the old record store? And when the Mean Bean was open? I… I’m sorry, I’ve got something in my eye…
I enjoyed a leisurely Friday of beer and barbecue, starting things in one of our favorite small towns, Madison, and this popular old joint that serves up chopped pork in the traditional northeast Georgia style.
Circumstances and exhaustion and a very worn-out baby meant that we did not stop by any of the several places still on our Athens to-do list as we made our way downtown to see a free show by one of our favorite bands, but we still managed to get a couple of good snacks before coming home.
One of the most popular restaurants to open this year in Athens is a family affair that has set up shop in a very old and much-loved building on the southeast side of town, serving up traditional New Orleans recipes.
As I drove north from Athens, I followed reader recommendations to a pair of barbecue restaurants, pausing to enjoy a peach milkshake at a small place with a fantastic sign, and to reflect on a retired broadcaster and his legendary Saturday evening TV show.
Twenty-three years after I first tuned in, WUOG, 90.5 FM Athens is still introducing me to great new music and making road trips amazing. As I breezed through the Classic City for an amazing and long-overdue burger, I enjoyed listening to the station even more than I enjoyed the lunch.
Marie had suggested that we should enjoy our child-free evening with a nice meal at an upscale restaurant, and Athens is home to a perfect place. Chef Hugh Acheson’s Five & Ten has been wowing diners for more than a decade with his “neo-retro” take on Southern cooking.