Sometimes it seems like Flagpole is The Bottleworks Times, but it ain't our fault—or even due to our location—that we cover the mixed-use development frequently. The new owners have done a fine job attracting businesses, and the newest is set to open Saturday, Nov. 1 (grand opening Nov. 8) next to Seabear Oyster Bar.
After months and months in both cases, two very different Athens establishments are both set to open this Friday, Oct. 24.
It's been a long time since there was a closing that hit me this hard, but, as of the end of service last night, Cinco y Diez is no more.
After Flagpole received a tip that the locks on the building were being changed, Hugh Acheson confirmed that the restaurant is officially out of business and that the future of the building is in Melissa Clegg's hands. He also said he doesn't know what chef Whitney Otawka's plans are, but that he loved what she was doing.
Food Network mainstay Alton Brown is kicking off his "Edible Inevitable Tour" live show Tuesday at the Classic Center here in Athens (home of his alma mater, the University of Georgia).
These days, Zagat is a lot more than slim, crowd-sourced, wine-colored restaurant guides. The Atlanta version of the site has been doing some pretty fun videos, like this one on Gainesville's goofball law agin' eating fried chicken with a knife and fork. After being featured in the site's 30 Under 30, earlier this year, Beau Shell, a.k.a., Lil' Ice Cream Dude, who was the subject of a Flagpole profile here, now gets interviewed on video.
Ice cream season is winding down, but we're sure he'll be back next year. And, as he points out, "Apparently people from the North are not all that concerned about the weather when they are eating ice cream."
Watch the video below:
This Wednesday, Oct. 15 is the annual Eat Local for Life percentage night, which benefits AIDS Athens. Participating restaurants and bars are: Barberitos (Eastside and Five Points; dinner only), Big City Bread, Cinco y Diez, Copper Creek Brewing Company (dinner only), George's Lowcountry Table (dinner only), The Globe (dinner only), The Grit, Heirloom Cafe, Last Resort Grill, The National, South Kitchen and Bar (lunch only), Taqueria del Sol, Ted's Most Best, Trappeze (lunch only), Viva Argentine and Your Pie (Lumpkin Street).
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Grindhouse Killer Burgers is hosting a beer dinner with Creature Comforts tomorrow (Wednesday). The tickets are $35 and get you five courses of beer and burgers. Email email@example.com for more information.
'Tis the season for chili cook-offs, and Cine's Schlocktoberbest is hosting one at Creature Comforts on Saturday at 1 p.m., with entries by Hi-Lo, Pulaski Heights BBQ, The Pine, The Branded Butcher, the Rooftop at The Georgia Theatre, South Kitchen + Bar, Trappeze, The World Famous and more. Admission includes chili and beer.
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Athens' Creature Comforts Brewing Co. might be brand new on the craft beer scene, but it's already winning awards.
The brewery, which opened in April, took home a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in the American Style Brett Beer category for Curiosity No. 2, part of its one-off series of unusual or obscure styles.
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