Every foodie’s got their regular spots. And not a week goes by that we don’t head downtown to EAST WEST BISTRO (http://eastwestbistro.com/ .) It’s a great spot to meet up with friends in the bar area for apps & cocktails, family dinners at their big booths with cloth tablecloths w/ paper overlay perfect for little fingers and crayons, or my favorite…a seat outside for the ultimate in people watchin’ right on Broad Street! We have a great relationship with East West Bistro….so alongside a burger, trout ‘n grits, chicken coconut soup, or a steak & chimichurri…they’ll give you a little plate of Phickles www.phickles.com upon request! And of course….a PHICKLE-TINI!
SINCE DAY ONE…Erica & Joe Cascio of SQUARE ONE FISH CO. ….
http://www.squareonefishco.com have taken careful consideration of every ingredient that goes into preparing a perfect plate of ‘Florida fashioned fresh fish and fun.’ They moved to Athens and started this restaurant from the ground up maybe a year and a half ago…& it’s quickly become a comfortable, welcoming, tasty place for all us locals. If you’re looking for a fun, lively spot to take in some jerk calamari….this is the place. And if you’re lucky…Joe might be there to share a few fishin’ stories with ya! And…yes! They have a ‘Dirty Phickles Martini’ on the menu. 😉
NONA recently opened in downtown Athens in the charming space formerly known as Harry Bissett’s. Serving up New Orlean’s apps such as Oysters Bienville & Rockefeller, Fried Crawfish Cakes, and French Onion soup….and entrees including Filet Mignon w/ Bearnaise sauce, the French Quarter Filet, Crawfish stuffed trout, and the ever favorite Crawfish Etouffee…Nona doesn’t disappoint. A great brunch spot with a friendly, knowlegable bar staff…serving up bloody marys loaded with Phickles and yes! Nona wouldn’t be in this post if they didn’t serve a good, started in Athens, Phickle-tini. And with Mardi Gras coming up…Nona is the spot in Athens to get some beads thrown at ‘cha! 😉
A not-to-miss event every year at Hilltop Grille, is The Kentucky Derby! Yep…grab your hat & head to Hilltop to watch the horses go ’round the track with all your friends. Hilltop features a free oyster roast every year for the Derby. Grab a Phickle-Tini or a Phickled Mary…& you’re set! …or the traditional mint julep.
Wanna make your own Phickle-Tini at home?