Amy Christian



Food Stuff

Food Stuff

It’s been two hours since I left Broad Street’s The Sports Center. I still reek of grilled onions and haven’t gotten a thing done at work since, but damn was it worth it. Haven’t been to The Sports Center? It’s understandable. It’s a little sketchy looking and located right next door to Luigi’s, so most […]

Go!

Go!

It’s a year of transition for the Augusta University Half Marathon and 10K, and runners who line up at the starting line on Sunday, February 28, are in for a lot of firsts and lasts. It’s the first year, for instance, for the event’s new name, as well as the first time 10K finishers will […]

Here Comes the Bride

Here Comes the Bride

Fat Man’s Catering and Events isn’t quite a one-stop shop for brides, but they very well could be in the near future. “I keep joking that they just need to open up a big wedding one-stop shop,” said Event Coordinator Heather Bowen. “I can do hair, I can do floral arrangements, I can do wedding […]

Beer University

Beer University

Marty Koger will be the first to admit that he doesn’t have a background in high-quality beer. “I can’t say that I grew up with porters or IPAs,” he laughed. “My palate was developed on Michelob Light and things like that.” That changed last April, when Koger added Tip Top Taps to the list of […]

Judgment-Free Zone

Judgment-Free Zone

When most people visit a gym, especially if they’re new to working out or coming back after a long hiatus, they expect to feel a lot of things: intimidated, self-conscious and, if it’s in January, annoyed by the crowds. “Comfortable” isn’t often one of the words that springs to gym members’ minds, especially in the […]

Pizza and Beer

Pizza and Beer

When Shawn Ledford opened Mellow Mushroom in Augusta, it was all about pizza and beer. In fact, Ledford often found himself in the kitchen helping out. “When I opened downtown, I was in that kitchen cooking, cooking, cooking, all the time. And I did even in Evans,” Ledford said. “And now, it’s just… you get […]

CCCS Christmas concert features a new face

CCCS Christmas concert features a new face

Brandon Ball didn’t develop a love of singing until high school. Even then, if it weren’t for the teachers who also served as his mentors, he might not be where he is today. “I graduated from Butler High School here in Augusta and I studied there with Ladell Fortune. I didn’t really gain the love […]

Star Bright

Star Bright

When the first name in pop music weds a critically acclaimed movie director, the event is going to be upscale, to say the least. And upscale is exactly what friends, family and fans got when Madonna married Guy Ritchie on December 22, 2000. The ceremony, held a day after the couple christened their son Rocco, […]

Already an Old Favorite

Already an Old Favorite

It has only been open six weeks, but Eli’s American already feels like a Columbia County institution. Its décor is anything but the cookie-cutter chain restaurant vibe that most places on that side of the CSRA have, its service is impeccable. And the food? Well, let’s put it this way. In only six weeks time, […]

Spirited Painting

Spirited Painting

She calls it her “kit,” and it looks like an ordinary, everyday attaché or personal organizer: a wine-colored leather case with a zipper and two handles. Very few people would guess that when local artist Lou Ann Zimmerman unzips that case it contains a flask full of Jack Daniels and a shot glass. That’s exactly […]