Musicians and Soundtracks We’re Listening to Now

By Jennifer McKee Alyssa Trahan (©117 Entertainment Group) From to pop to country, classical to electro and everything in between, we’re loving this talented lineup of musicians and ensembles. Plug your earbuds into our favorite Fall 2020 discoveries.   “Martinson's...

Best of Augusta 2020

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...

Head Outdoors and Visit These Amazing Sites for Fall-Foliage Viewing

Take a leisurely drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway. (©Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge) By Jennifer McKee Now's prime time for fall foliage viewing! Check out this list of favorite locations we've recently explored or have otherwise come to our attention. If you can’t...
Halloween Cocktails with Bite

Halloween Cocktails with Bite

By Jennifer McKee   Be the hit of your October Zoom happy hours with libations from Broken Shed Vodka. It’s crafted from two New Zealand water sources and distilled three times and is gluten- and GMO-free.   Broken Bones 2 oz. Broken Shed Vodka 0.5 oz. lime...

Invigorating Scents for Fall and Holiday

Invigorating Scents for Fall and Holiday

By Jennifer McKee Temperatures are getting crisper with the emergence of fall, and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us. Time for some aromatherapy! Whether it be through an innovative air freshener, lotions and creams or a delightful new candle, reach to...

Camp Hancock

Camp Hancock

By Joseph M. Lee III  |  Photos provided by Augusta Museum of History When Congress approved President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on April 6, 1917, the U.S. Army numbered only 200,000 men. Roughly two-thirds of that total were regular army and the rest were...

Home Reimagined

Home Reimagined

By Danielle Wong Moores  | Photos by Michael Nixon, Meadors Inc.   Built in the 1930s, the storefront in downtown Aiken South Carolina had once housed a Buick dealership. More than 80 years later, it stood empty, worn down and neglected. But Caleb and Faris...

Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

By Abbey Remkus     The year was 1967, and love was blooming in The Garden City. It was the stuff of novels, as the saying goes — a young man and woman met, fell in love and lived happily ever after.    Camille Wright might not have realized she was starting...

“A Tale of Tenacity—Vol 2.”

“A Tale of Tenacity—Vol 2.”

By Brian Panowich I can still remember the phone call I received from my oldest and dearest friend, David Kernaghan, to tell me about his symptoms. I’d gotten used to getting phone calls from David about all his various injuries throughout the years. He’d always been...

In Good Taste – October 2020

In Good Taste – October 2020

By Vera Stewart  |  Photos by Brent Cline and Peter Frank Edwards Vera's Best How do you become the BEST? For many of us, it takes years, perseverance, dedication and hard work. Does luck come into play? My take on luck is that sometimes you have to be in the right...

Taste October 2020

Taste October 2020

EAT - The Crazy Empanada By Griffin Nelson  |  Photo by John Antaki In a nondescript building on Riverwatch Parkway, tucked into a corner under beautiful big trees, you’ll find The Crazy Empanada– home of the best empanadas outside of Puerto Rico. Made by hand every...

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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...