Each year our friends at Flagpole Magazine crown the favorite joints in Athens. From best lunch place to best plumber, there’s not much these guys don’t cover. Some categories are obvious picks (if you don’t vote The Grit for best vegetarian options then we’re not saying you’re wrong but you’re pretty much wrong). However, others are a bit harder to narrow down. Best local burger? How could we ever pick just one? Best place to watch the Dawgs play? Being forced to pick between Allgood and Magnolia’s seems downright cruel.
To jog your memory before you fill out your ballot, we thought we’d share a few of our favorites from around town. After reading the post and heading over to Flagpole’s website to vote, we’d love your consideration for favorite caterer in town. We absolutely love serving the Athens’ community, and it would mean the world to be picked as your favorite! Now let’s get to it. Here’s just a couple of our Athens favorites:
Ike and Jane
We are absolute fanatics about the doughnuts at Ike and Jane. With it being only a couple minutes from the office, who can blame us for stopping by on the way to work? And a quick lunch date with the chicken salad and a fritter is never a bad idea either.
Favorite Place to Dance
Little King’s Shuffle Club
On Friday night there’s a high likelihood that you can catch at least a few Epting employees shaking a leg on the dance floor at Little King’s. We’ve also been known to throw a mean wedding reception here.
Favorite Local Coffee House
Not only does Hendershot’s serve our favorite Jittery Joes blends, they also have a perfect atmosphere for late afternoon meetings. Our PR department in particular loves to meet up here after hours for a cup of tea and a blog brainstorming session.
After a late Friday night of breaking down galas and weddings receptions all over Athens, there’s not much the Epting crew wants more than a big brunch that starts with chocolate chip scones and ends with Love on a Biscuit. We also love participating in EAT GA, The Edible Agriculture Tour, with our friends at Heirloom!
Taqueria Del Sol
There is one surefire way to become the most popular person in the office around lunchtime: ask, “Who wants tacos?” The fact that “Taq” is our favorite lunch spot is undisputed, but the battle between whether the Memphis or the fried chicken is more crave worthy is far from settled.
Favorite Live Music Venue
We may be biased, but we think The Theatre is best used for wedding receptions. Cocktail hour on the rooftop, dinner in the Mezzanine and dancing on the main floor is the perfect mix for the true Athens couple. But we wouldn’t say no to tickets to see Drive-By Truckers either.
Who are your Athens favorites? Be sure to let the guys at Flagpole know by heading over to their website to vote!