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Another Broken Egg Cafe Opening This Weekend and More Food News

Another Broken Egg Cafe, a franchise brunch spot, will open this Saturday, Mar. 18, at 2375 West Broad St., in front of where the new Cafe Racer is almost ready to start doing business. Rather than the usual “line up for free food” model, the restaurant is doing a benefit for Bigger Vision of Athens, the community shelter for homeless people on North Avenue. You can make a reservation for Mar. 18 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. for up to four people. Rather than paying for your meal, the restaurant encourages you to donate in support of Bigger Vision. It opens to the public for meals sans reservations on Sunday, Mar. 19.

Bruxie, a chicken and waffle sandwich franchise, is moving into the Scoville space at Broad and Jackson streets downtown. The menu includes a lot of variations on chicken and waffles—chicken nestled into a waffle with various sauces, just chicken, just a waffle—as well as salads, waffle fries, some vegetarian options, sweet waffle sandwiches for dessert, frozen custard and shakes. The Athens location will hold grand opening festivities the weekend of Apr. 1.

Big City Bread Cafe is open for dinner on Fridays until 9 p.m. starting Mar. 24, with specialty drinks (alcoholic and non) and a new kids menu.

Hendershot’s is now open on Sundays (8 a.m.–3 p.m., with the kitchen open 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.).

@local, a coffeehouse with another location in Covington, is open downtown at the corner of College and Clayton streets, with a cereal bar, mocktails in the evenings and live music. It’s open from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m.–2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Lalo’s Tacos and Cantina (from the same folks who own Los Primos and La Cabaña) is open in Watkinsville’s Wire Park for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The cafe inside Athens Cooks, on Prince Avenue, is open, with coffee, granola bowls, quiche, baked goods and suchlike.

Soldier of the Sea Distillery is open in Comer (at 22 E. South Ave.), with an associated pub called The Hive, the first one to open in the small town, open Thursday through Saturday 4–8 p.m., serving the distillery’s whiskeys and bourbons plain or in cocktails. Co-owner Mark Davis, a former Marine and a UGA College of Agriculture graduate, said, “Our bourbon is themed around supporting local farmers and protecting pollinators. We include honey in the fermenting process, not as a later infusion, which provides a very subtle honey profile but not sweetness. We also use copper stills which makes for a much smoother whiskey.” His wife Jennifer Berry, Apicultural Research Professional and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Bee Program, is the co-owner.

Baddies Burgers, on Lumpkin Street, has added beer.

The West Broad Farmers Market is opening Apr. 1 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., with a cookie-baking contest, at 300 Rocksprings St..