Amy Christian



Just a Bite

Just a Bite

Abel Brown isn’t named “Southern Kitchen/Oyster Bar” for nothing. One of the menus you receive when you’re first seated is the oyster selections for the evening, six choices listed from saltiest to least and including information like where they’re from and what they taste like. And while everything my dining companion and I ate at […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

I don’t know about you people, but the last thing I need is another excuse to eat French fries. In fact, when we visited the Twisted Burrito on Friday, I had already done some recon and noticed that the burritos came with French fries; after a mental chat with myself I resolved not to eat […]

Ride in Peace

Ride in Peace

“Andy has dropped off the back.” Up until then, last Saturday’s memorial service honoring Andy Jordan had been a mostly uplifting event. Sure, there were heartbreaking moments, such as when his daughter Amy had trouble beginning when it was her turn to eulogize her father. But there was a lot of laughter as well, like […]

Bullseye!

Bullseye!

A game of darts is easy, right? You just aim for the center of the board and let it fly. Well, not exactly. The Savannah River Dart Association (SRDA) begins its winter season this Monday at the Highlander, and the games they play during each weekly meeting of the 10-week season sound positively foreign: singles […]

It’s a Wrap

It’s a Wrap

Arts in the Heart of Augusta, which just wrapped its 35th festival this past weekend, is always on the third weekend in September. The Greater Augusta Arts Council nailed down this date several years ago to better help traveling artists plan their routes. So when planners and patrons alike found out that the Georgia-South Carolina […]

Arts in the Heart Keeps Getting Bigger, Better

Arts in the Heart Keeps Getting Bigger, Better

Five years ago, Arts in the Heart moved from the dirt lots off Reynolds Street to its new home on Broad Street between 7th and 10th and, since then, the annual festival has experienced phenomenal growth. This weekend, when crowds converge downtown, they’ll be treated to cuisine from 25 countries and/or ethnic groups, up from […]

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 […]