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Athens GA Wedding Catering Ideas?

five pound possum Jul 6, 2011 02:24 PM

i'm getting married at a farm outside of athens next may and, of course, i'm thinking about the food first. do any of you southeastern chowhounds have recommendations for a restaurant/caterer? there are a lot of pretty good restaurants in athens that have a few good items on the menu, but are largely inconsistent, which makes me nervous. if there's one thing i want done right in this whole shindig, it's the food. any suggestions/experiences will be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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  1. Dax RE: five pound possum Jul 8, 2011 12:10 PM

    Epting does a LOT of events in the area. I grew up with his kids and even worked for an event or two growing up. I recall the food being good enough but I was far from a chowhound for the most part during my early teens. I haven't had his food in ages so I would ask for referrals.


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      Buddha49 RE: Dax Jul 14, 2011 09:08 AM

      I like Dax's suggestion. Lee does the annual Ossabaw Island Foundation Pig Roast event which we've attended every year the past five years. Serving food outdoors in a buffet line is challenging at best, and I'm not a fan of buffet lines, but I've never eaten anything at the Ossabaw gig that wasn't really good. Those folks make some good food.

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      Cdawg123 RE: five pound possum Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM

      Five and Ten does off premises catering. I'm sure the food would be great, although probably not inexpensive.

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        Dax RE: Cdawg123 Jul 8, 2011 01:48 PM

        That would be epic.

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          five pound possum RE: Dax Jul 8, 2011 02:01 PM

          absolutely! though a bit beyond our budget, sadly...

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            himynameischuck RE: five pound possum Jul 13, 2011 08:18 PM

            You should call 5&10 before you write them off as being too expensive...

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