Sun, April 21, 2024

Restaurants/Food

Consumer Stories

Business Lunch Review: Jason’s Deli

Food Quality: 4 Service: 3 Business Meeting: 5 Value: 4 Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 It’s true that man cannot survive on bread alone, but putting meat and cheese between two slices of bread can create a very tasty, satisfying meal. For this week’s restaurant review, I had narrowed the list down to two options, but as I was driving down Washington Road, I spotted the sign for Jason’s Deli and made a U-turn. I previously worked in higher education and had eaten sandwiches from the restaurant at various

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Consumer Stories

A slice of Texas moves to Downtown Augusta

El Paso, with its blend of Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food, is moving into the original Mellow Mushroom location on Broad Street near 13th. In 2023, Mellow Mushroom moved across the street to 11th and Broad and left an artistic void that El Paso is filling. A painter from the Houston area came in to hand paint the walls as part of a total renovation. The bar will now be “U” shape and face Broad Street. The Chavez family is hoping to open by mid-May, pending their liquor license approval,

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Consumer Stories

Owners add 2nd restaurant in Evans Plaza

A new barbecue restaurant will be opening on the site of a failed Japanese restaurant and breakfast cafe in Evans. Natty BBQ will be opening up in a spot just down from Ironwood Tavern in the shopping center in front of the Riverwood Plantation subdivision in Evans. Ironwood Tavern’s owner won’t have far to walk to oversee operations at Natty BBQ. Their restaurants are about 50 yards away. A limited liability company was formed with Georgia’s Secretary of State to operate Natty’s on February 21st. Both of the restaurants in

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Consumer Stories

Business Lunch Review: Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

Food Quality: 5 Service: 5 Business Meeting: 2 Value: 4 Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 When I was a full-time reporter with Augusta Business Daily, I wanted to write a preview story about Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q coming to Augusta, but I never reached anyone with the company to answer my questions. My wife, Rebecca and I have visited the restaurant at 275 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in front of Twin Peaks twice. When she first mentioned the idea of trying Jim ‘N Nick’s, I thought we would

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Consumer Stories

The scoop on iconic restaurateurs’ success

ABD is sharing an inside look at some iconic restaurants in the CSRA through Augusta University’s In the Wild, a production of JagWire. Did someone mention discounts for AU students and employees? If this makes you hungry for more, there is also an update from Destination Augusta and some insider tips on what’s ahead for the blossoming downtown area.

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Consumer Stories

Business Lunch Review: Lokos Tacos

Publisher’s Note: ABD is bringing back its popular Business Lunch Review and bringing back our original reporter to break bread with you and offer insight. We use a rating scale with “5” being the best score. Food Quality: 5 Service: 5 Business Meeting: 5 Value: 5 Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 You could say I’m a creature of habit, especially when it comes to the restaurants I like and the meals I order. I’ve always been a picky eater, but that isn’t the case for my wife, Rebecca. I

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B2B Stories

Freddy’s Frozen Custard coming to Washington Road

The Finem Group of Meybohm Commercial recently managed the sale of a property on Washington Road that will soon become a Freddy’s Frozen Custard. Located at 3038 Washington Road in Augusta, the property was sold for $2 million which also brought the popular 7-Brew coffee chain to the area. The Finem Group represented the seller in that transaction, and John Metts with Wilson Kibler represented Freddy’s Frozen Custard. According to a press release sent to ABD on April 2, The Finem Group noted that it conducted a comprehensive analysis to

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Consumer Stories

Real Restaurant Review: Doc’s Porchside Transformation

Editor’s Note: We’re bringing back our Business Lunch reviews! Temporarily, former ABD reporter, Josh Heath will write a fresh, weekly column beginning NEXT Thursday. Wes Hennings will return in the near future to continue what he started! Today, we are re-running a restaurant review on Doc’s Porchside, which has stood the test of time—open now for almost three years. Hennings’ review took place in August 2021. Editor’s Note: Wes Hennings never met a meal he walked away from and is an opinionated eater! Each Monday he shares the results of

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Consumer Stories

10th location of refreshment café in Augusta

Kommatea is set to open soon between the Augusta Mall food court and the Macy’s on the upper level of the Mall. Kommatea’s brand of Boba teas, refreshers, and macarons is growing, thanks to its focus on opening at shopping malls mostly in Florida and Georgia, including one in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Kommatea uses fruit juices and milk to mix in various types of teas and flavors like Oreo, Ice Cream Sundae, Crème Brulee, Smores, Strawberry, Blueberry, Banana, and more. Main competition in the CSRA comes from established brands like: Lily

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Consumer Stories

Hospitality Masters style

Restaurants begin preparing months in advance by hiring and training extra wait staff. For the hospitality industry, it’s like gaining an extra month, because many do about 10% of their annual business in that one week. Vera Stewart starts preparing in May for the following April’s tournament! Augustans may think of “Very Vera” as a one-woman show. By the time April comes, she’ll have worked with a few hundred people on her Masters business. The Masters will mark 87 years at Augusta National. Vera Stewart has been catering for the

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