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Old 05-13-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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More Athens area leisure options:

North GA mountains are a little over an hour from Athens. Tallulah Falls is a really great area. Helen is worth it, especially if you go "tubing the Hooch" (the Chattahoochee river originates near here). There are a few state parks in this area.

Watson Mill Bridge State Park (there is a covered bridge here) is close to Athens, and is worth a look. There is access to a nice river here.
Watson Mill

Stone Mountain Park, and Lake Lanier are approximately an hour heading towards Atlanta.
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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Notable eateries in Athens that have stood the test of time, and that cater to a wide range of clientele

Five points
Five and Ten (award winning chef. On the expensive side)

Downtown
Last Resort Grill (must eat)
Harry Bissetts (New Orleans cafe. They had to shutdown locations, but I think atleast one is open.)
East West Bistro (good fare)
Speakeasy (tapas place)
The Globe Bar (corner of Clayton and Lumpkin Streets. Bar, not eatery)

Quick bites (all around town)
Taco Stand is an Athens staple (downtown, and N Millege are their best locations)
Barberitos - another popular taco place

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Notable, but fairly recent places (both downtown)
Farm 255
The National
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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My list above of eateries is incomplete without the following:

Following 3 are on the Prince Avenue side, close to downtown:
Grit (vegetarian)
Siri Thai (fairly recent)
Big City Bread

Weaver D's Delicious Fine Foods - with slogan “Automatic for the People”, used by REM for thier album
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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A few more that previously slipped my mind

De Palmas (downtown)
Taste of India (downtown)
Athens Sushi Bar (downtown)
Porterhouse Grill (downtown)

Inoko Japanese Steakhouse (Alps Rd)

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I believe that all the places I have mentioned in this and the last two posts, are all local restaurants.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Eateries that I enjoy:

Agua Linda - both are great but we prefer the location on Timothy Rd
Utagi - great sushi
Shoki's - teppan & sushi
Mama Sid's - pizza on the east side

Good entertainment -Melting Point at the Foundry Park Inn
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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Keeshonder -- I missed Agua Linda (from your post above), it is a great Mexican restaurant. Utage - the sushi place you mentioned - is the same as Athens Sushi bar in my previous post.

Cali n Tito's gets a special mention (must eat). Cuban food. Located on Lumpkin St between UGA and 5 Points. This restaurant was started about 5+ years back at a stand-alone location that has had many restaurants come and go, since at least the 90s. I am sure this place is going be doing well for a while. (Might be cash only, and it is BYOB).
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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At 5 Points in Athens is the Earthfare grocery store. It is Athens' "organic" grocery store. Earthfare is a chain that I think is headquartered in the Asheville NC area. It is a popular store, and probably on the pricier side. This store has certainly contributed to keeping the 5 Points area thriving. Definitely worth a look. You can also dine there.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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This annual event is definitely worth a look, and looks like it is getting better each year.

AthFest Music, Arts, Kids & Film Festival - June 23-27, 2010
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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Just a few miles from busy Five Points is the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This place has a lot to offer, and even has day chapels (weddings are held here) and several meeting spaces. Has walking trails. Is family friendly. If you are in the area, remember to add this to your schedule. When you are at Five Points, you have to head the "other" way (than the way to downtown) to get here, so it may be easy to forget about going here. But it is barely 3 miles or so from Five Points. Entrance and parking is is free. There may be some opportunities to make a totally voluntary contribution at of the indoor areas.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:32 PM
 
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Anyone know a trail where someone can go biking casually?
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