Amy Christian



Food Stuff

Food Stuff

We weren’t sure what we were going to encounter when we arrived at Southbound Smokehouse at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night. Ever since the restaurant opened in July in the former Le Cafe Du Teau spot on Central Avenue, Augusta has been buzzing with reports of great smoked meats and flavorful sauces that caused […]

Self-Made Musician

Self-Made Musician

Don Cleary knew at four years old that he wanted to play the piano but, when Santa visited his house that year, he didn’t quite get what he had expected. “I got a little teeny toy thing and I just looked at Mom and Dad and couldn’t figure out why Santa couldn’t figure out that […]

The First Picture Show

The First Picture Show

When the organizers of the Black Cat Picture Show started throwing around the idea of a film festival last year, they figured they would start small. “I don’t want to say it got away from us, but, at first, I thought it would be the home team,” said Le Chat Noir’s Krys Bailey. “I really […]

Body of Work

Body of Work

When Cristell Reyes was a child in Puerto Rico, she wanted to be like the famous salsa singer Celia Cruz. “I always sang since I was a little girl, but being in such a traditional Latin country, opera never crossed my mind,” she said. “My middle school was a school specializing in music, exactly like […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

There’s been a lot of “new” happening downtown lately. It seems that restaurant after restaurant has opened in the past weeks, months and year, each one more trendy and exciting than the last. This much shiny is easy to get distracted by, meaning it’s also easy to overlook the old(er) favorites that exist downtown. That […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

The building at 1002 Broad Street has been home to lots of different types of restaurants: a coffee shop/cafe, a Greek/Italian restaurant and an British pub in recent memory alone. The new resident in that spot isn’t as easy to define. After a visit to Füse on Friday night, however, there are at least two […]

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

While most of us have spent the week trying to stay out of the sweltering Georgia sun, Augusta dance instructor Eduardo Diaz has been dealing with a little heat of his own. Diaz and his partner, Jennifer Geyer of Charlotte, N.C., have been in Puerto Rico all week competing in the World Salsa Championships. They […]

The Legacy Continues

The Legacy Continues

The idea for Southbound Smokehouse has been a long time in the making. The restaurant itself? Well, that came together in record time. “I didn’t know how we were going to do it, but we put it together in less than two months, which is just crazy,” said co-owner George Claussen. “I still don’t know […]

A Little Imagination

A Little Imagination

“Honey, we really do have to leave!” You hear that a lot at Imagination Station. Each parent’s voice sounds pleasant enough at first, but soon they become more and more impatient until it ends up sounding something like this: “We’ve. Got. To. Go… NOW!” You really can’t blame the kids, though. If you found a […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

I really wanted to go to De Novo for dinner. My curiosity, however, got the better of me and I decided to try a little experiment. You see, I’ve noticed something ever since I moved to Augusta more than a decade ago: fine-dining restaurants can, and usually do, provide a fantastic dinner experience for their […]