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Jeff C. Oct 30, 2009 04:08 PM

Am spending this weekend in your fair town. Have a dinner reservation at Five & Ten and hope to hit The Globe for drinks before or after. What about lunch and breakfast? (Any cuisine, any price range as long as it's fresh and good and not a chain.)

  1. bbqdawg Oct 30, 2009 05:17 PM

    Weaver D's for lunch on Saturday (Its Automatic!). A breakfast or Sunday brunch option would be Mama's Boy. Also Jot 'em Down for bbq.

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    1. re: bbqdawg
      Jeff C. Oct 31, 2009 05:10 AM

      Hey, thanks. And thanks for the speedy post, too! (Mr. Procrastinator waited until the last min.)

      1. re: Jeff C.
        Jeff C. Oct 31, 2009 03:30 PM

        Your roving Hound is posting from Athens...Ended up having lunch at The National because it was close to the hotel. Started off with toasted flatbread points and hummus. Then spinach salads with apple, sugar beets, pecans, frisee, and smoked trout with some kind of mustardy dressing. 'Twas wonderful.

        Next stop: Five & Ten for dinner! (Will report on that tomorrow.)

        1. re: Jeff C.
          Jeff C. Nov 2, 2009 07:02 AM

          Dinner at Five & Ten was one of the top five meals of my life.. We had a lovely French Pinot Noir, the Oysters Bienville app., an absolutely stellar fresh Trout special with a sauce that included mussels and shrimp, an update on Frogmore Stew with a heavenly and aromatic sauce, and an Apple Strudel tart with lemon verbena ice cream. A meal worth every penny of the hundred bucks we spent. Service was warm, helpful, good-humored, and attentive without being obtrusive. Verdict: Get thee to Five & Ten a.s.a.p.!

          One quibble: For $13 you'd think the Oysters app. would have SIX pieces instead of five.

          Breakfast next morning at Momma's Boy was fast, hot, and delicious. We both had the Mill Town breakfast with eggs, thick-cut bacon, grits, and a wonderful, fat, crumbly biscuit. Good coffee and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, too. Alright, since I've gotta show my "objectivity" by finding something negative, the grits were a tad bland. (Maybe a touch of garlic? Or parmesan instead of cheddar?) Anyway, good breakfast for two for twenty bucks. Also highly recommended.

          Never made it to Jot 'Em Down BBQ because we woke late and were still full from breakfast, but will definitely hit it next time we're in Athens!

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            gashrink Nov 2, 2009 03:10 PM

            Next time try The Grit for breakfast . No meat but some good eating. Or you can do what i do which is go to the Bread Basket on the corner of Chase Street and Boulevard and have a real southern biscuit perhaps with chicken or tenderloin and egg or my favorite, bacon egg and cheese. They used to have a sign out front "Jesus Saves - Best Biscuits in Town". The sign is gone but they still have outstanding biscuits.. Also new in Athens is Square One for some interesting fish dishes. Near the Classic Center.
            or A Tavola or La Dolce Vita for authentic Italian meals

            1. re: gashrink
              Jeff C. Nov 3, 2009 12:06 PM

              Will do. Thanks. Have been to The Grit a couple of times for lunch but never breakfast.

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