10 Great Cocktail Recipes for National Martini Day

Get a kick from the Gunpowder Martini. (©Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin) By Jennifer McKee June 19 is National Martini Day! To celebrate, we've rounded up classic and creative martini recipes made with gin, vodka and even one with tequila. Enjoy! Gin Recipes Gunpowder...

Contest – Drift Raw Bar

 Photos by Kimberly Stewart Official RulesNo purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant. You must be 21 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Participants will be entered into a...

Aiken’s African American Museum Marks Reopening With Juneteenth Celebration

By Jennifer McKee Like so many cultural institutions, the Center for African American History, Art and Culture in Aiken has been closed due to COVID-19. But that will all change on June 19, when it hosts a festive and commemorative event for Juneteenth, a day that...

Head for a Happy Summer and Alex Moye’s New Album

Pick up Alex Moye's new album and make your summer brighter. (Courtesy of Skollar PR) By Jennifer McKee Ah summer, the time for a fresh new anthem. You'll find plenty when you pick up EDM producer Alex Moye's new album, "All I Need," which drops on June 16. The...

Alpharetta’s Lively Arts Scene is a Feast For the Senses

Alpharetta’s Lively Arts Scene is a Feast For the Senses

Alpharetta's "The Visitor" is a statue of a bear with the word “hello” written in many languages; it personifies the city's welcoming nature. By Jennifer McKee With its lively arts scene and a community full of makers, artists, musicians and other creative folk,...

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

By Ashlee Duren  |  Photos by Amy J. Owen Whitney and Josh Boykin looked for the perfect land to build their “forever” home on for years. “We honestly looked for many years,” Whitney said. “And then a friend called and said there was some property we should look at...

Trusting the Land

Trusting the Land

By Hailea Boykin |  Photos provided by Central Savannah River Land Trust As the warmest months of the year begin to make their appearance, many of us may find ourselves spending more time outdoors, walking, running, biking, hiking or even kayaking. A lot of us step...

The South’s Fire Renaissance

The South’s Fire Renaissance

By Mac McCall  |  Photos provided by Mac McCall I slouch in my home office at the end of another monotonous day huddled over a computer screen, steadily incubating the legion of health issues endemic to the modern American sedentary lifestyle. Unexpectedly, an old...

“The Art of War… with a Smile.”

“The Art of War… with a Smile.”

By Brian Panowich I call it Wayne Syndrome—as in Bruce Wayne. The Batman rights wrongs—no matter what the cost. He’s heroic almost to a fault, and sometimes at the expense of whoever or whatever he’s trying to save. Justice no matter what. I used to think like that,...

Taste June/July 2021

Taste June/July 2021

EAT - Phở Bắc By Griffin Nelson  |  Photography by John Antaki In this unprecedented period in history, while travel is restricted and we long for something unique, there seems to be a greater appreciation for international foods. Phở Bắc on Washington Road in Evans...

In Good Taste – June/July 2021

In Good Taste – June/July 2021

Bite SizeBy Vera Stewart | Photos by Amy J. Owen   Summer calls for entertaining and certainly we all want to be enjoying the weather and gathering with friends and family.  Bite size is the thread of our company, as catered events have called for those menu ideas...

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It’s comforting to remember that even in 2020, by popular acclaim the worst year most of us have ever had the misfortune to endure, there are still plenty of bests to offset all the worsts. Please enjoy all the proof the following pages provide.   DINING...

Best of Augusta 2019

Best of Augusta 2019

It’s our favorite issue of the year! Whether your new to Augusta or a long-time resident, the Best of Augusta has something for everyone. We invite you to discover the area’s top stores, restaurants, recreation spots and much more as chosen by you, our readers.  ...

Best of Augusta 2018

Best of Augusta 2018

It’s pretty special to know that the White House — well, the First Lady at least — evidently reads our magazine. We don’t even mind that she stole (OK, borrowed) the concept behind Best of Augusta for her “Be Best” campaign. All the winners who follow took her...