Amy Christian



“Overnight” Success

“Overnight” Success

Walk into any of Diablo’s Southwest Grill’s four locations for the first time and a customer would be forgiven for thinking it’s a national chain. The décor is impeccable, the food is fantastic and the restaurant itself is filled with thoughtful touches like cell phone charging stations at each booth. “A lot of people in […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Belair Donuts proves the old adage the early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, the donut. Not only are they open extraordinarily early — 5 a.m. at their Evans location and 5:30 a.m. at the location near Fort Gordon’s Gate 2 most days — but those who visit near their 1 p.m. closing […]

Tasting and Touring

Tasting and Touring

Even with the oppressive Georgia heat, July remains many a cycling fan’s favorite time of year. “This particular time of the year is a magical one for cyclists,” laughed local attorney and cyclist Jim Ellington, “with the biggest bicycle race going on in France right now.” Ellington is, of course, talking about the Tour de […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

You’d be forgiven for believing that World of Beer is just a bar. You would, however, be wrong. It’s an easy mistake to make. World of Beer’s nondescript location on a crowded section of Washington Road (in front of one supermarket-anchored strip center and across the street from another), its equally nondescript building (which is […]

Brewing Fun

Brewing Fun

Riverwatch Brewery can claim a lot of superlatives. They are the first brewery to open in Augusta since the Prohibition era and have the only mother-daughter beer brewing team in the United States. Since they sold their first batch of beer to local growler shops and bars in mid-April, they’ve received nothing but praise for […]

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Editor’s Note: We always knew Tara Wood had a big heart. Well, now the rest of the world is finding that out as well. If you don’t know, Tara’s account of her daughter Nora’s relationship with Mr. Dan, an elderly gentleman she befriended during a trip grocery store, has gone viral in the last couple of days. […]

Going Wild

Going Wild

The Wildwood Games was created to showcase mountain bike racing. Well, one mountain bike race in particular: The USA Cycling National Marathon Mountain Bike Championships. That race, however, is far from the only event the games include. “In the past, when we hosted the USA Cycling Road Nationals in 2011 and ’12, that was a […]

Reaping Success

Reaping Success

Music composer Mark Swanson enjoyed moderate success when he lived in Los Angeles, California, even scoring two films for Showtime Entertainment. It wasn’t until he and his family moved to back to Augusta, however, that his creative career really began to take off. “I never would have thought that I would get my big break […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

  If you don’t know that Havird Usry is going to be on “Food Network Star,” which begins this Sunday, May 22, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network, then you’re either not from Augusta or you’ve been living under a rock. Since the news broke in March that Havird, co-owner of Fat Man’s Mill […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

For eight years, Roux’s Catering owner Robert Williams spent Masters Week right in the heart of the action; his hospitality house, The Lodge on Heath, was near Berckmans Road, right across from the famed Augusta National. Masters Week 2016 found Williams once again on Berckmans Road. The Lodge, however, was gone. “I went over this […]