Amy Christian



Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Andrew Crumrine loves the food business and has built a successful restaurant in Crums on Central, located in the space formerly housing the much-beloved Le Cafe duTeau. Now that Crums is celebrating its sixth successful year, however, Crumrine has decided to take a break. And when he says break, he means it. “The food truck’s […]

Foodstuff

Foodstuff

Richmond and Columbia counties have a mostly healthy rivalry. No matter what the subject, the two just can’t help but compare themselves and claim superiority over the other. Those who love Richmond County cite its eclectic downtown and beautiful Hill area, as well as the convenience of getting where you need to go in no […]

The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Sean Wight is slowly gaining a reputation as Augusta’s mad food-scientist, the Alton Brown of the Garden City, if you will. At Frog Hollow Tavern and Farmhaus Burger, Wight is known for relying on mostly locally sourced products, pickling his own fruits and vegetables, creating concoctions like bacon jam and Woo sauce (his own Worcestershire […]

Tomorrow! Spring Fest @ Lady A

Tomorrow! Spring Fest @ Lady A

With two years under its belt, the ETCP Spring Fest has become synonymous with craft beer, delicious food and great live music. This year, however, the festival has a new purpose: raising money for Jordan’s House. Twenty percent of the day’s proceeds, in fact, will go to the organization named after Metro Spirit Publisher Joe […]

Craft & Vine Promotes Cocktail Lifestyle

Craft & Vine Promotes Cocktail Lifestyle

The success of Frog Hollow Tavern and Farmhaus Burger have cemented Sean Wight’s reputation in Augusta, and especially downtown, as a great chef able to come up with inventive restaurant concepts. The third in his ever-expanding empire is just as inventive, although the restaurant and the bar have equal value. “It’s more of a bar […]

Filling Empty Bowls

Filling Empty Bowls

For the 13th year in Augusta, the Augusta Jewish Community Center (AJCC) and Golden Harvest Food Bank bring together the community to end hunger together through Empty Bowl 2014. “I don’t know if this is why it’s so popular, but Empty Bowl does involve the entire community,” said event Chair Susan Steinberg. “It’s the schools, […]

Something for everyone at Andrew’s Place

Something for everyone at Andrew’s Place

Open since the beginning of the year, Andrew’s Place in Furys Ferry Station has spent the past two months searching for its niche and they’ve hit upon a concept they’re sure will work: a high-end bar and grille that offers something for everyone. Originally conceptualized as a fine-dining restaurant, Andrew’s has gotten rid of the […]

A Tradition of Romance at the Partridge Inn

A Tradition of Romance at the Partridge Inn

The Partridge Inn is “the Grand Hotel of the Classic South,” an institution that has a 104-year history that has included hosting U.S. presidents and celebrities. To residents of Augusta, however, the “PI” is more like a second home, and there’s no time of year that’s more apparent than on Valentine’s Day. “Augusta’s close-knit anyway […]

Time flies, Even After 17 Years, at French Market West

Time flies, Even After 17 Years, at French Market West

Day in and day out, Jim Beck can be found in the same place he’s been for almost the last two decades: French Market Grille West. But even though Beck and the restaurant he owns just celebrated their 17th anniversary on January 13, it seems like time has flown. “Not really,” Beck laughed when asked […]