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Taste – Spring 2024

GOOD “DRY” TIMES By Griffin Nelson | Photos by Andrew Thomas Lee For thousands of years, alcohol was a necessary part of almost every civilization. The fermentation process would kill potential bacteria, making it often the safer drink before water purification methods were invented. Each region created a beverage of choice based on what was…

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Taste – Winter 2023

A FAMILY LOVE By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Evermore Photo Co. There’s something about home cooking that adds an extra special element to a dish and the dining experience. Perhaps it’s the extra love served up in recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, practiced hands that understand that there’s more…

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Taste – Summer 2022

EAT By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Evermore Photo Co. Coffee and a fresh donut ­- its the most American way to start the day. Filling that need was the original concept behind Cafe Racer when Chris Hart opened up the double drive through in nearby Crawford, Ga. in 2018. He’d moved there from Athens…

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Taste – Spring 2022

EAT By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Evermore Photo Co. One of the newest additions to the Watkinsville food scene has been welcomed with open arms! People waited over an hour on opening day to be one of the first to try Mama Ning’s Thai back in January 2021. Now, a year later, they continue…

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Taste – Winter 2021

EAT Her enthusiasm for her community and quality comfort food is clear as owner Jessica Rothacker tells her story on the patio of Heirloom Café & Fresh Market. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, always wanted to open a business,” she says. “My family always gathered around food … as I learned how to cook…

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Taste – Fall 2021

EAT I love cooking and baking but there’s an art form to bagels that I’ve never been able to master. I leave it to the experts at Athens Bagel Company (ABC). Whether it’s picking up a bag of bagels to eat at home or grabbing a bagel sandwich for lunch, it is guaranteed to be…

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Taste – Summer 2021

  EAT Ramen as high end casual dining – is here and it’s coming in hot! Athens officially has its own ramen bar located on Broad Street downtown. Jinya Ramen Bar tops their handmade noodle bowls with popular combinations of meat, vegetables, eggs, seaweed and more. In fact, the possibilities are endless! Of course if…

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Taste – Spring 2021

EAT & SIP There’s nothing more integral to a community than the local sports bar. Even for those who don’t drink there is always need of a spot to gather and celebrate and spend time with friends. Athens’ newest watering hole is right in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood, serving both those nearby…

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Taste – Holiday 2020

SIP By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Evermore Photo Co. Tea and running her own business are two things that Precious Jones has been passionate about her whole life. “I am a born entrepreneur. I was that kid in elementary school selling m&ms and pencils,” she says and by the time she had her own…

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Taste – Fall 2020

  SIP By Griffin Nelson | Photos By Sara Wise With many people working from home this year, they have had to find more creative ways to get themselves moving. Many athletes were understandably relieved when gyms opened back up, even with social distancing requirements, and with businesses like theaters and parks closed, families have…

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