Hugh Acheson has certainly revolutionized the food scene in Athens, Ga since the launch of his flagship Five & Ten. Almost 14 years later, the fantastic food options (and other pleasures) are numerous. Even the change since the last Athens city guide is remarkable… This weekend, let him tour you around our fair city with this guide brought to us by Design Sponge. Read his full story here. 7:45 am: Independent Bakery, for a quick morning coffee and a fresh baguette. 9:30 am: Waffle House for some mid-morning waffles and a small order of well-done hash browns, smothered. 10:25 am: A walk to The Arch – while walking downtown, to contemplate greatness – on the way to Wuxtry to grab some tunes and see a flyer for a show at the 40 Watt. 11:17 am: The REM Trestle for a break from the hustle and bustle. 12:35 pm: Delicious Tacos: for delicious tacos. (It’s really called Los Amigos, but Delicious Tacos are what I eat.) 2:30 pm: Two Story for a mid-day writing session with a good cappuccino. 7:00 pm: Dinner at my restaurant, The National. I will enjoy fabulous vittles with Mediterranean sensibilities created by my pal Peter Dale. …speaking of pals… 8:30 pm: Old Pal to sit at the bar and drink some bourbon. 10:00 pm: End up at 40 Watt to wrap up the day with a show. We’ll see you at 7 o’ clock!

Hugh Acheson has certainly revolutionized the food scene in Athens, Ga since the launch of his flagship Five & Ten. Almost 14 years later, the fantastic food options (and other pleasures) are numerous. Even the change since the last Athens city guide is remarkable…

This weekend, let him tour you around our fair city with this guide brought to us by Design Sponge. Read his full story here.

7:45 am: Independent Bakery, for a quick morning coffee and a fresh baguette.

9:30 am: Waffle House for some mid-morning waffles and a small order of well-done hash browns, smothered.

10:25 am: A walk to The Arch – while walking downtown, to contemplate greatness – on the way to Wuxtry to grab some tunes and see a flyer for a show at the 40 Watt.

11:17 am: The REM Trestle for a break from the hustle and bustle.

12:35 pm: Delicious Tacos: for delicious tacos. (It’s really called Los Amigos, but Delicious Tacos are what I eat.)

2:30 pm: Two Story for a mid-day writing session with a good cappuccino.

7:00 pm: Dinner at my restaurant, The National. I will enjoy fabulous vittles with Mediterranean sensibilities created by my pal Peter Dale.


…speaking of pals…


8:30 pm: Old Pal to sit at the bar and drink some bourbon.


10:00 pm: End up at 40 Watt to wrap up the day with a show.


We’ll see you at 7 o’ clock!