The return of home football games always brings a flurry of restaurant openings as owners rush to cash in on excitable Dawg fans with cash to burn, and this year, despite the very real fear that a lot of those folks might not be listening very much to the CDC, is no different. The past few weeks have brought the following:
Sabor Latino is open on Oglethorpe, in the old Transmet location, next to Oglethorpe Garage. Hallelujah. It’s the second branch of the lovely Uruguayan restaurant that has its other location in Watkinsville, near the Publix, and was originally on Fritz Mar Lane in Athens. Parking is a bit sparse, but there are margaritas and the rooftop is operational. It also has a website. As always, I’m going to steer you toward the delicious choripan, and the sandwich section of the menu in general.
Iguana’s Mexican Grill, on Milledge near the Loop, next door to Achachi Market, is also open, although it can be hard to tell from the street. The menu looks to have sopes and gorditas, rajas tacos, carne asada fries and some good-looking sandwiches, as well as quesadillas and burritos.
Bitty and Beau’s, the coffee shop that employs folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is open on Lumpkin.
Cava, which replaced Zoe’s on Alps Road and is a similar healthy fast-casual thing, is also open and doing gangbusters with the Greek ladies.
Like what you just read? Support Flagpole by making a donation today. Every dollar you give helps fund our ongoing mission to provide Athens with quality, independent journalism.