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Nostalgia remains amid updated decor, menu

I knew the place would look different, but what truly surprised me about Hall's Original Drive-In on Bluffton Road was the changes to the...

July 21, 2019 1:00 am


Go for a full Nelson at Junk Food Alley

It is the first thing I buy every year at the Three Rivers Festival's Junk Food Alley, and I never expect to have any epiphanies when I...

July 17, 2019 1:00 am


Downtown lunch institution great as ever

For more than 17 years, Miller's food has been a favorite for the business lunch crowd downtown.

July 14, 2019 1:00 am


Seafood nachos tops at Auburn Mexican grill

The menu made me realize my trip to Auburn for Mexican food was not in vain.

July 7, 2019 1:00 am


Spy Run eatery worth telling friends about

Sometimes you don't realize how much you liked a place until long after you finished the meal.

June 30, 2019 1:00 am


Smokehaus knows more than just barbecue

It's the little things that often separate the good restaurants from the bad.

June 23, 2019 1:00 am


Appetizer steals show at north-side eatery

It took awhile before I really knew what teds was supposed to be.

June 16, 2019 1:00 am


Tried-and-true favorites continue to deliver

In a time when ever-changing menus that rely on what is in season are nearly the norm, there is something refreshing about an old...

June 9, 2019 1:00 am


Transformed space isn't typical hotel eatery

The best item I had was something I didn't expect to find at such an upscale-looking place, much less fall in love with there.

June 2, 2019 1:00 am


Burgers, more hit home run at Calhoun spot

With baseball season in full swing, I can't help but think “knocked it out of the park”.

May 26, 2019 1:00 am


City chain's salsa bar something to behold

Everything good about the newest Salsa Grille on YMCA Park Drive was also everything that was bad about it.

May 19, 2019 1:00 am


Meatballs still shine under new ownership

It is really more inevitable than it is simply possible.

May 12, 2019 1:00 am


Meals, cocktails done to upscale perfection

What has changed about the former Wine Down in The Harrison along West Jefferson Boulevard made it a place I will frequent.

May 5, 2019 1:00 am


Decatur chef returns to smoke competition

Soul Pig proved to me that not only has Mark Graves mastered the smoker, he is still sprinkling in the unique Southern dishes I grew to...

April 28, 2019 1:00 am