Amy Christian



Pants on Fire

Pants on Fire

I hear a heavy sigh from the passenger seat as I turn into the school parking lot. We’re headed to open house the Thursday before school starts and Nola, though she had spent a good couple of hours getting ready, is clearly displeased. She knew this day was coming but the sight of the building […]

Nerdfest

Nerdfest

If you think those who work for craft brewing companies are rock stars, they are. “It’s like being part of a band and I’m the drummer,” explains Jonathan Parker of Jekyll Brewing in Alpharetta. “I mean, who wouldn’t want this job?” echoes Wes Sessoms of Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta. True. But if craft […]

Needs and Wants

Needs and Wants

Nola and I have not been motivated to do much of anything this summer . She just recently began delving in to her summer reading list even though most of her friends were halfway done a few weeks ago. I’ve had to dole out other assignments in stages because God forbid I cut into the […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

I’ve complained before in this space about the attention that Augusta gets from outsiders. Particularly during Masters, it seems that journalists from all over the world know what’s best for and about our city. So when Buona Caffe recently posted to Facebook that they’d be recognized by a website as one of the best restaurants […]

Restoring People and Places

Restoring People and Places

Fifty years ago it was a pond and, for the past 15 or so years, it sat vacant. This past April, however, the open field on Wheeler Road across from Surrey Center became home to Fireside Fresh. This market, selling everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to plants, local honey, canned goods, skincare products and […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Summer in Augusta means one thing for a lot of people: Pilgrimages to Tybee Island. And while the drive can’t be described as anywhere close to fun, there is now a reason to make a pit stop in Statesboro: Eagle Creek Brewery. Open just about a year, Eagle Creek is named after Georgia Southern’s Beautiful […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Andrew Crumrine loves the food business and has built a successful restaurant in Crums on Central, located in the space formerly housing the much-beloved Le Cafe duTeau. Now that Crums is celebrating its sixth successful year, however, Crumrine has decided to take a break. And when he says break, he means it. “The food truck’s […]

Foodstuff

Foodstuff

Richmond and Columbia counties have a mostly healthy rivalry. No matter what the subject, the two just can’t help but compare themselves and claim superiority over the other. Those who love Richmond County cite its eclectic downtown and beautiful Hill area, as well as the convenience of getting where you need to go in no […]

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Sean Wight is slowly gaining a reputation as Augusta’s mad food-scientist, the Alton Brown of the Garden City, if you will. At Frog Hollow Tavern and Farmhaus Burger, Wight is known for relying on mostly locally sourced products, pickling his own fruits and vegetables, creating concoctions like bacon jam and Woo sauce (his own Worcestershire […]

Tomorrow! Spring Fest @ Lady A

Tomorrow! Spring Fest @ Lady A

With two years under its belt, the ETCP Spring Fest has become synonymous with craft beer, delicious food and great live music. This year, however, the festival has a new purpose: raising money for Jordan’s House. Twenty percent of the day’s proceeds, in fact, will go to the organization named after Metro Spirit Publisher Joe […]