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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/04 17:19:20 (permalink)
Buffetbuster they do make it themselves. It was really meaty,a little on the mild side although the creamy cheese and slaw may have overwhelmed it a little. It's a really good dog though.
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/04 17:38:47 (permalink)
Excellent!  Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/05 16:04:21 (permalink)
So today was not as much about the food as the conversation. I finally met Michael Stern and enjoyed lunch at DeShawns's Seafood and Chicken in North Augusta,SC which Michael has already reviewed. We had a nice visit and planned to do it again. Fair warning. LOL.

I had blackened salmon,mac&cheese,and turnips plus a cup of catfish stew. Everything was freshly made and so very tasty. I tasted Michael's baked potato potato salad though and that was the best thing I have tasted in quite a while. Hopefully Michael will post a pic of it here. I'm sure his photos will outshine mine.



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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/05 16:24:03 (permalink)
Very cool CP!  Looks like you guys had a fine time.
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/05 16:24:26 (permalink)
Unfortunately, I have found it difficult to get a good shot of the baked potato salad, which really is outstanding. This is about the best I've been able to do. And yes, I very much look forward to some good eating hereabouts with Chickenplucker, who has opened my eyes to so many excellent eateries in and around Augusta.
 

 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/05 17:07:02 (permalink)
Michael-
Sounds like you will need to go back and eat that baked potato salad over and over until you get the photo right.  I feel sorry for you already!
 
Actually, that is a really good shot.
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/11 10:40:08 (permalink)
So Monday was cold and rainy here and we were in the mood for something to warm us up. I had never experienced Vietnamese food but seeing the steaming bowls of Pho on food shows had me interested. I am a convert now....Pho Bac is our one and only choice but it turned out to be a really good meal.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pho-bac-evans
 
Some of the reviews mentioned poor service but we all know that dishes like this are prepared to order and don't do well sitting under heat lamps. I tend to take most of the reviews in stride. The Summer Rolls and Jicama Rolls were a nice start to our meal.


Next up was our Pho. My wife had a seafood bowl that contained very good shrimp and squid. She is a huge soup fan and was very pleased.

I had the House Special which contained Beef Balls,Flank,Brisket,Tendon,and Tripe. I loved this combination.
 

 
We will certainly be back to try other items and look forward to trying other Vietnamese restaurants. I want to give this one 2 thumbs up but
 have nothing to compare it too.
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/11 11:21:13 (permalink)
No need to compare it to anything else, as long as you and your wife enjoyed it.   We love Vietnamese food, although the places here in Pittsburgh are nothing special. 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/23 14:54:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Michael Stern 2015/11/23 16:07:22
After a BBQ binge last week I was ready for some southern soul food. Big Mama's Soulfood at 2803 Wrightsboro RD filled the bill.

 
While the chicken was a little overcooked to my liking the fried green tomatoes,mac&cheese,and biscuit were just extremely good. The fried green tomatoes were cooked to order and piping hot.

My wife opted for liver as she usually does when it's offered. it was cooked just past medium and was very tender. The collards and rutebagas were on point also.

And we couldn't resist Red Velvet cake. We decided on it as we walked past the case while being seated. No words needed here.

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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/23 15:31:22 (permalink)
Those are a couple of seriously down-home meals!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/11/23 16:08:21 (permalink)
I love the looks of that little cake of mac 'n' cheese!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 11:11:16 (permalink)
Probably my favorite goto restaurant in Augusta is Nacho Mama's at 976 Broad ST.
http://www.nachomamasaugusta.com/
 
In 1978 Augusta had 2 malls to open in the suburbs which devastated the downtown area. Sound familiar? The area has seen a resurgence in recent years of bars,restaurants, and music venues. Nacho Mama's was the 1st cool place to open and they have continued leading the way. More of a burrito joint than a Mexican place but oh the burrito's are good.
I love the welcome motto.

Order at the counter and then listen for your name to be shouted over the music.LOL

Chips are pretty standard but the pico is freshly made and tasty.

This is what makes it one of my favorite places though. Mango Habanero Salsa made in house and is sooo addictive. Sweet,hot,creamy,cool goodness. I could eat a quart of this.

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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 11:18:58 (permalink)
The Baja Burrito. Grilled Mahi Mahi,Roasted Potatoes,Pico,Cheese,Lettuce,Salsa,Sour Cream.

The Sundance with Shrimp. Grilled Shrimp,Tomatoes,Poblanos,Red Peppers,Black Beans,Corn,Cheese,Lettuce,Sour Cream.

One more shot of my Kryptonite.

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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 11:30:00 (permalink)
Looks outstanding CP!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 13:14:19 (permalink)
Looks good. I looked at their website menu and saw something listed called a 45. I'm not familiar with that configuration. Looks like beans and trimmings with a meat option. Just sits there on the plate like that or is it more special. Are you familiar with it?
 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 13:20:59 (permalink)
Sort of an open face taco MLM... best eaten with a fork....
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2015/12/30 18:07:34 (permalink)
Thanks.
 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/03/31 12:59:48 (permalink)
I have been meaning to add to this for awhile but work and life get in the way sometimes. There is a very good Italian restaurant that makes all their dough and sauces daily here in Augusta. Giuseppe's is family owned and operated and the crowds they draw attest to the quality of the food and service.
http://www.giuseppes.info/
Here is a very good Fried Rav appetizer with home made marinara.

Outstanding Cannelloni filled with ricotta,beef,and Italian sausage.

Delicious Chicken Parmigiana.

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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/03/31 13:31:55 (permalink)
Yesterday I visited an old favorite in it's latest location. Fatsville Chow began in 1948 on Laney Walker Blvd as part of a complex owned by the Usry family. Brad Usry still carries on the family tradition. There was a café,a florist, a costume rental shop, and a wonderful Christmas and holiday shop know as Fatman's Forest. Generations of Augustans grew up going to the fresh cut tree lot and picking out their tree along with letting the kids ride the small gauge train through the trees. It was a magical place during the season. The property is next door to the ever expanding Medical and Dental College and became valuable enough that they sold and relocated the restaurant. Now it's in a beautiful location indeed. The Augusta Canal opened in 1845 and furnished power and shipping opportunites for the area. Several of the old mills are refurbished and housing offices and apartments.
http://augustacanal.com/about-history.php
 
In the maintenance building behind the restored Enterprise Mill which is just steps from the canal, Fatman's has been reborn. Lunch yesterday was outstanding.
Bacon and Pimento Cheese Cheeseburger. The Pimento Cheese was made with extra sharp cheddar. Outstanding.

Ham and Turkey Club




 
 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/03/31 13:42:07 (permalink)
Looks like a cool place with great food. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/04/01 18:20:27 (permalink)
Nice additions to your thread, CP.  That plate of ravioli looks good!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/04/03 17:56:13 (permalink)
I really need a TARDIS, because it is the only way to visit all of the wonderful places that are posted here. 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/04/03 18:16:24 (permalink)
tmiles
I really need a TARDIS, because it is the only way to visit all of the wonderful places that are posted here. 


That would be just the trick..
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/05/01 10:55:08 (permalink)
Serving up breakfast and lunch downtown since 1972 is Sandwich City at the corner of 10th and Ellis. They have a small cafeteria line with great country meals and you can also order sandwiches which they make as you move down the line. This is a long time favorite of the white collar and tie crowd and you see them still eating with their tie thrown over the shoulder. Touted in the past as the best fried chicken in town it's hard to argue that point.

I love that they saved an older sign and placed it in the back dining room.

Fried chicken,mac and cheese,squash and corn bread.

Fried chicken,mashed potatoes,butter beans and corn bread.

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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/05/01 11:09:16 (permalink)
I have to credit a great lunch last week to another Roadfooder, Heartbreaksoup. I was taking my wife to Augusta for a doctor visit and was racking my mind trying to decide on lunch. Lo and behold Grant posted on his awesome blog,Marie,Lets Eat! about a new sandwich shop that is the 1st franchised location of a longtime Huntsville,AL favorite. Stanleo's ,changed from the original name of Stanlieo's. Read here for all the information and Grant thank you for doing such a great job with your blog. I only got a photo of my "Kitchen Sink". It contains Genoa and Cotto salami,ham,turkey,roast beef,capicola,pepperoni,swiss,American and provolone. Served cold or grilled. This is the grilled version.

 
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/05/01 12:09:29 (permalink)
Wow! The chicken and sides look great, as does the kitchen sink sub!!
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Re: Augusta,Georgia just aint no place to be... 2016/05/01 15:44:18 (permalink)
Since the link was lost in the coding, I'll shamelessly add it to the page:
 
https://marieletseat.com/2016/04/27/stanlieos-sub-villa-huntsville-al/
 
I'm very glad that the Augusta location sounds as good as the original.  Opening a first out-of-town location five and a half hours away is a pretty interesting move!
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