Amy Christian



Food Stuff

Food Stuff

When three local businessmen decided to buy Durty Gurl, a “cocktail condiments” company, they inherited the slightly racy name. Now, one year later, that name and its pinup girl logo art are what help Durty Gurl stand out from the crowd. Well, that and the delicious taste and unique characteristics of their two Bloody Mary […]

Remembering the Forgotten

Remembering the Forgotten

She calls her clients “the forgotten ones” and feels it’s her mission to remember as many of them as possible. That’s why Helen McVicker started When Help Can’t Wait and, 10 years later, the organization has a small army of volunteers helping between 6,000 and 7,000 nursing home residents a year. They don’t quite get […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Leave your expectations at the door when you visit Abuela’s Seafood. Why? Well, for one thing, it’s not a very fancy door and what lies beyond it is pretty bare bones as well. Located with the Augusta Business Center, an odd assortment of restaurants, bars, shops and offices on Shartom Drive off Washington Road, Abuela’s […]

Road to the Ring

Road to the Ring

Cade Dement comes from a long line of fighters, but that doesn’t mean the 19-year-old’s road to the ring was an easy one. The first roadblock? Cade just happens to be a girl. “I’ve always wanted to fight but my dad never let me pursue it because I was a girl,” Cade said during a […]

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 […]