Sat, July 20, 2024

Restaurants/Food

Consumer Stories

Fresh produce and more rolls into the CSRA today

The initiative may be new, but as ABD has reported recently the love for homegrown fruits and veggies is almost an addiction for Southerners. We’ve seen farms expand into the CSRA in the past couple of weeks and local restaurants are taking advantage of their produce to offer farm-to-table meals. Today, there is another way to take advantage of that fresh goodness as the S.T.O.P. Mobile Farmers Market pulls into the South Augusta Farmers Market at 4104 Windsor Springs Road. They will be there from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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Business Lunch Review: Rally Point Grille

Food Quality: 5 Service: 4 Business Meeting: 4 Value: 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 A few years ago, on Valentine’s Day, my wife, Rebecca, enjoyed a very nice dinner at Suite 10 Restaurant & Bar, which was at 4446 Washington Road in Evans, near Shane’s Rib Shack and Vibe Nutrition. Soon after that, we were disappointed to find out that the restaurant had closed its doors, and another eatery was moving in to take its place. At the time, I assumed the new restaurant wouldn’t be nearly as

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Business Lunch Review: Pho-Ramen’L

Food Quality: 4 Service: 5 Business Meeting: 3 Value: 4 Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 I’ve always liked the kind of ramen you buy at the grocery store that comes in little orange packages because it’s cheap and tasty. It’s also a favorite meal among broke college students everywhere, though there are much healthier options. But several restaurants, such as Pho-Ramen’L, now serve more upscale versions of the traditional noodle dish. These eateries give diners the option of adding various meats, vegetables, spices, and other ingredients to their noodles

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Busy restaurant does six-week pop-ups

The Mullins Crossing crew from Chick-fil-A is hitting the road again tomorrow for their second of six pop-up lunch events. Team members are serving chicken sandwiches, salads, and wraps. “Riverwood residents have been asking us for years to come out that way. We want to make our customers happy. Security Federal in Riverwood was nice enough to let us set up in their parking lot. So many people that came to the pop-up location thanked us for being there,” said Gina Adams who operates the Mullins Crossing store with her husband, Jason. The

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Burger restaurant completes major reno and re-opens

The food may not have changed, but Five Guys Burgers and Fries has a new vibe at their store on Washington Road in Evans. The franchisee tells ABD that the entire lighting package was changed along with customers enjoying new and more comfortable furniture in the dining room. Countertops are also new and customers will notice a big change in flooring. Tiles have been installed throughout the restaurant. Equipment-wise, some changes were made in the back of the house and the front, including the transition from regular soda fountain machines

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Former restaurant franchisee launches new brand

The former operator of the Pot Smoker on Highway 25 in North Augusta will be offering up similar food under a new brand. Robert Whitfield announced on Facebook over the weekend that he’ll be starting with a Parker’s Brisket, Ribs, and More food truck with plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Wrens. His menu includes BBQ chicken, pork, brisket, and whole chicken. Southern staples are featured on the sides menu such as macaroni and cheese, hash n rice, potato salad, and coleslaw along with baked beans, red beans and

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Growing coffee company makes big donation; prepares for grand opening

7 Brew Coffee, which is preparing to replace Smith’s Chevron station on Walton Way ext. with one of its drive-through spots this fall— is also preparing for a busy Sunday on July 7th. They are launching the first official “7 Brew Day.” As part of the celebration, 7 Brew will be donating $25,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to officially announce an ongoing partnership between the two organizations. 7 Brew, the drive-thru coffee company with over 20,000 drink combinations known for cultivating kindness, has more than 200 stands nationwide and was recently named

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Hoax fools customers of fast food restaurant

Gary Gibson, owner of two Gary’s Hamburgers restaurants in the CSRA was awoken Friday to calls from his restaurants, after an anonymous person in the group, “Disgusta” said after 40 years Gary’s restaurants would close at the end of September. “That’s totally false,” said Gibson. The group has 82,000 members and allows its members to gripe about issues in the CSRA. Gibson wonders if upcoming, temporary store closings may have caused the post. Due to staffing shortages here at the North Augusta store and the Washington Road store, each store

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Sponsored Review: Brinkley’s Chop House and Brinkley’s Tavern

My Melissa and Lyndee are meat and potato girls. You could call my wife a “filet snob” and my daughter has learned from osmosis (and her taste buds). Brinkley’s Chop House in North Augusta is known for its amazing steaks, but what the Gordons learned on a recent Saturday night is that change can be good, even great! About twice a year, Executive Chef, Ed DeFelice changes the menu to address seasonality. Adding different flavors, textures, and accompaniments to staple non-steak menu entrees like Chicken Breast, Duck, Salmon, Scallops, and

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Business Lunch Review: Farmhaus Burger

Food Quality: 4 Service: 5 Business Meeting: 3 Value: 5 Overall Rating: 4.25 out of 5 I’ve been going to the gym with a friend every morning at 5:15, which is much earlier than I ever considered getting up, let alone working out. My next step will be improving my diet and finally learning that just because I exercise doesn’t mean I can eat whatever I want. For example, I know I can’t eat burgers and fries every day, but it can be the perfect meal, especially after a hard

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