Conde Nast Traveler follows local artist Susan Hable Smith’s guide to Athens for a real taste of the town. Summertime visitors can take advantage of the slow season in a college town to really experience the quaint yet forward-thinking side of our Athens.

Fortunately for locals and tourists alike, SEABEAR OYSTER BAR opens next week after much anticipation offering fresh oysters and vacation classics incorporating sustainable seafood.

The first restaurant of its kind in Athens, SEABEAR is emblematic of the “eager young farmers and chefs” behind the town’s farm-to-table movement, says Hable Smith. Chef Peter Dale is working to resurrect the state’s once-thriving oyster tradition, and the menu includes such classics as beef carpaccio, oysters Rockefeller, and mussels steamed in pale ale. Located in The Bottleworks at 297 Prince Ave., Suite 10.

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