Celebrate Special Occasions With These Wonderful Wines and Spirits

Downton Abbey fans will love Highclere Castle Gin. (©Highclere Castle Gin) By Jennifer McKee While it's always a fine time for wine and spirits, your special occasion will be that much more so with these flavorful bottles. Read on for a list of our favorites for...

Spice Up Your Meals with Flavorful Salts from Beautiful Briny Sea

New savory salts from Beautiful Briny Sea, such as Cha Cha Delish, will make your taste buds dance. (©Beautiful Briny Sea) By Jennifer McKee Want to kick your dinner entrees up a notch? Make snacks sparkle in just a sprinkle or two? Atlanta-based artisan dry goods...

10 Charming Spots En Route from Augusta to Atlanta

Stop off at Crawfordville to ride horses and view Civil War artifacts. (©Georgia Department of Economic Development) By Jennifer McKee If you’re like us, you’ve often wondered about the towns that dot the drive from Augusta to Atlanta. Need to make a pit stop? Here...
Watching the Signs

Watching the Signs

Jordan Trotter makes its mark in Augusta’s commercial real estate market By Ryan Lutz | Photos provided by Jordan Trotter and Amy J. Owen   If you’ve driven on River Watch Parkway lately or turned up Cabela Drive on a shopping or sporting whim, you might have noticed...

Go West – Business is Booming in Appling

Go West – Business is Booming in Appling

By Abbigail Remkus | Photos by Hailea Boykin   Projects nearing completion and coming to life in Columbia County have run the gamut from a state-of-the-art performing arts center, to parks, retail and new-home construction. Now, an industrial wave is moving west up...

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Plans to renovate iconic church building spur community support By Abbigail Remkus | Photo by Amy J. Owen  To drive through Augusta’s historic downtown district is to take a step back in time. For many Augusta natives, like Virginia Beck Berry, one iconic downtown...

We Need Art More Than Ever

We Need Art More Than Ever

By Brian Panowich I worry about the artist. Maybe because I am one, but mainly because art in all its forms has taken a back seat lately to pain, politics and world-wide strife. The painters who have been reduced to showing their work online as opposed to gallery...

In Good Taste – January 2021

In Good Taste – January 2021

Soup & Salads By Vera Stewart | Photos by Amy J. Owen Silver courtesy of Angevine's in Surrey Center Winter brings in the cold weather but enhances the aromas in the kitchen with soups simmering and ingredients for salads that tempt your appetite. Nothing says...

Taste January 2021

Taste January 2021

EAT - Edgar's Above Broad By Griffin Nelson  |  Photography provided by Edgar’s Above Broad I’m constantly blown away by a chef’s ability to take a dish that many people might think normal and add flair, spice and creativity to it to turn it into something new and...

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Short Takes: January 2021

Short Takes: January 2021

EVENTS   Pontone Gallery After a very successful pop-up exhibition over the summer, Mati Gibbs and Dominic Pontone opened the Pontone Gallery...

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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...