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Jeff C. Oct 26, 2011 02:45 PM

Headed your way this weekend to, among other things, revisit The National and Five & Ten. Just noticed that something called The Last Resort Grill won in several categories (Best American, desserts, and brunch) in the most recent Flagpole reader's poll and was wondering if it is really all that?

Also: Anything new and exciting since we visited last fall?

  1. Notaslavetofashion Oct 27, 2011 11:14 AM

    Its not new since last fall, but if you haven't been to Farm 255 (or even if you have) you should definitely go! Its my can't miss place in Athens. Last time, I had dinner there Saturday night and brunch the next morning.

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    Farm 255
    255 W Washington St, Athens, GA 30601

    9 Replies
    1. re: Notaslavetofashion
      Jeff C. Oct 27, 2011 04:37 PM

      Thanks! Any thoughts on the Last Resort?

      1. re: Jeff C.
        Notaslavetofashion Oct 28, 2011 05:09 AM

        No, sorry, i haven't ever been to the Last Resort. One other fairly new place that I've heard good things about, but haven't been myself, is a tapas place called Flight.

        1. re: Notaslavetofashion
          Jeff C. Oct 28, 2011 05:39 AM

          Got it. Thanks again.

          1. re: Jeff C.
            Notaslavetofashion Oct 28, 2011 05:40 AM

            Let us know where you end up!

            1. re: Notaslavetofashion
              Jeff C. Nov 1, 2011 09:48 AM

              Here's the report I promised:

              BEST BREAKFAST: Mama's Boy (Though that "stuffed" French Toast would be a lot better if the peaches were sliced instead of beaten to a pulp.)

              BEST BURGER & FRIES: Clocked! (The sweet potato fries, esp.)

              BEST LUNCH: Ike & Jane Cafe and Bakery (Awesome breads and baked goodies.)

              BEST BEER SELECTION: Trappest (And Five Points Bottle Shop is even better for take home.)

              BEST ONE A.M. FREAK SHOW: The Grill (The food is pretty ordinary, but it does help soak up alcohol.)

              BEST MEAL OF THE TRIP: Five and Ten (Exemplary from start to finish.)

              MEH: Last Resort Grill

              NEXT TRIP FOR SURE: Farm 255

              1. re: Jeff C.
                Notaslavetofashion Nov 1, 2011 09:57 AM

                Thanks for the report. Mama's Boy is one of my favs. Guess I can skip Last Resort. I do hope you will try Farm on your next visit. It won't make you forget Five and Ten, but its great.

                1. re: Jeff C.
                  Dax Nov 1, 2011 01:08 PM

                  Jeff, I wish I'd seen this question before but Last Resort is fine for brunch but otherwise nothing all that special. Even then, there are better places for same or equal money.

                  I think the new Farm chef is on top chef, right?

                  1. re: Dax
                    Jeff C. Nov 1, 2011 05:21 PM

                    Not sure about the Farm chef. Maybe Notaslavetofashion knows.

                    I actually went to Last Resort for brunch. The service was s-l-o-w and the food was nothing special, IMO. (Mama's Boy was much better.)

                    1. re: Jeff C.
                      Dax Nov 1, 2011 07:15 PM

                      I only ever order the duck hash at Last Resort and it's only been on Sundays.

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