Silla Cafe closing
Sorry, diehard Silla Cafe fans — you have less than a month to run in and get some of the best Teriyaki chicken in town, because owners Tae and Felton Mitchell have announced they’re closing their doors. The restaurant has been at its location at 855 Broad Street since 1995. Stop by to grab a tasty dish and wish the Mitchells well. We’re going to miss this place. Call 706-722-1800 or visit sillacafe.com.
Boll Weevil Cafe a one-stop shop for sweets
If you’re in the mood for a treat, visit this Augusta staple for a selection of more than 30 homemade desserts. The Boll Weevil Cafe and Sweetery, on James Brown Blvd., also is known for Southern favorites including fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits. And if wine tickles your fancy, you can sip by the glass, or split a bottle with someone special. Anyone who dines there sits in a piece of history, as the building used to be a cotton warehouse from the 1870s. Call 706-722-7772 or visit thebollweevil.com.
DiVino brings authentic taste of Italy
Now having been in its North Augusta location for a little less than a year, DiVino Ristorante Italiano is a go-to for tasting true Tuscan dishes and for anyone seeking a night of top-shelf liquors, wines and cocktails. The restaurant’s owners, Andrea and Marion Petruzzi, moved from Florence, Italy, to North Augusta in March 2016. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner, the ambiance of DiVino’s offers a special time out to anyone who comes in. Call 803-426-8675 or visit divinonorthaugusta.com.
Mingle with a winemaker Tuesday
The Vineyard Wine Market is offering a special tasting in which you can meet Daniel Cohn, whose company’s Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon is described as its signature wine. The meet-and-greet tasting runs 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Vineyard Wine Market in Evans. If you can’t make it out for that event, beer and wine lovers still should stop by sometime, as the Vineyard says it has more than 2,200 brands of wines and beers to choose from. Call 706-922-9463 or visit vine11.com.
Spice up your life at The Juicy Crab
Cajun-food lovers should make it down to The Juicy Crab on Washington Road, because they offer some of the best seafood boil around. Swing by for lunch on weekdays for lunch specials from noon to 3 p.m. They offer savory seafood including oysters, calamari, shrimp, snow crab legs and more. If someone in your bunch isn’t into seafood, they also offer alternatives such as chicken tenders. Call 706-922-8088 or visit juicycrabaugusta.com.