As Glenda Brown searches for a new location for Peaches (sigh), the space in Homewood Hills that most recently played home to her delicious cooking (as The Camp) is about to be something new: Big Family Cafe, an American diner serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Opening day is this Friday, with 20 percent off everything through Monday to attract new customers. Big Family will operate from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. seven days a week and serve items including crepes, breakfast burritos and sandwiches.
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Hey. Yay! It's been 10 years since Fooks Foods started doing business in Athens, during which time it's moved from Baxter to South Milledge, where it seems to be doing well. Come celebrate with them on Sunday at 12:30 p.m., when Streets Cafe will be on hand serving food and lion dancers will perform at 1.
Also, in case you're not one of the 967 people who've RSVPed yes to the Facebook event,Athens Farmers Market kicks off its season on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Bishop Park, with the Wednesday evening markets starting Apr. 9 downtown. Peter Dale is chef demo-ing. There will be music and vegetables and eggs and coffee and all kinds of other things. Oconee Farmers Market starts its season the same day.
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Saucehouse Barbeque may not have broken ground yet on the spot that used to house Peaches and is now a dirt pit, but it should in the very near future, with hopes to open in August. In the meantime, the dudes who own it are focusing on catering, with a mobile smoker that can be brought to your event, should you want bbq, and a new business (Elegantly Southern Catering) that does more high-end events.
Hugh Acheson has a new book out. No, it's not the promised CSA-based cookbook that's still in the works (referred to informally as "what the heck do I do with kohlrabi?" and formally titled Eat Well) but a cute little packet of recipe cards titled Pick a Pickle. The man of style will be signing it at Five & Ten on Sunday from 2:30–4 p.m. His flagship restaurant also has a brand-new bar menu, with a burger, confit chicken wings, cookies and more.
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The Athens branch of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, a Charlotte-based chain that will be opening in the West Washington Street parking deck downtown, is slated to start doing business Monday, Mar. 17 (probably). It also has its own Facebook page, distinct from the corporate one.
Spring break always means a super-quiet Athens, which means it's a good opportunity for restaurants to do some spring cleaning, close for a day or two or just cut back hours for the week. Here's what's going on that we know of:
Four Brothers Sports Tavern, which is slated to take over the space on Mitchell Bridge Road that started out as a Harry Bissett's and has since been a couple of other things, has a soft opening set for Feb. 25. Its website is up and running, complete with menu, which features some vegetarian options a cut above most sports bars.
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Photo Credit: Photo via Facebook
If you have not driven the particular stretch of Baxter lately where Locos used to have its sign, you may not have realized that Troubadour Pub & Grill is now open in that location and has been for a week or so. The old UGA scoreboard remains up, but the interior has been somewhat made over, with a more streamlined look (still including plenty of sports memorabilia).
You can get a look at the inside here, in its Facebook photo album, and the menu is available on the official website. The front of it reads, "Nachos - Wings - Salads - Chicken - Burgers," which is a fair representation, but you can also get a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, grilled salmon, "Doug's Almost Famous Half Fried Chicken," loaded potato skins, wings, kids' meals, carrot cake, milkshakes, smoothies and veggie sides such as green beans with "smokey pepper" and collard greens. The place has a full bar and does live music.
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