Athens, Georgia, the home of the University of Georgia and made famous by music groups R.E.M. & the B-52s is home of some of the best restaurants, boutiques and watering holes the state has to offer
On the edge of downtown near The Grit, you'll find a small grocery store with local farms highlighted, along with specialty products from the likes of Red Mule & Phickles Pickles
An old fashioned meat & three, Weaver D's is the inspiration behind REM's landmark release, Automatic for the People
A bit smaller than your typical Whole Foods, Earth Fare offers an array of natural foods and offers local produce and specialty products when available
Farm 255 works closely with local farms, including Full Moon Farms & Moonshine Meats that they have a partnership with, to provide a constantly changing menu throughout the year
The perfect space for a big breakfast - try the peach French toast & biscuits with bacon gravy. Get half orders & enjoy then both!
In Athens' warehouse district, you can grab a cup of joe and take a peek into Jittery Joes' industrial roasting facility
A bit rough around the edges on the outside, patrons will be rewarded with one of the best craft beer, wine & spirits selections in the state. Be sure to check the single bottle selection for beers that have long since sold out in Atlanta
Feel free to look beyond the hardscrabble exterior to find a delightful dining room & delicious barbecue inside
1000 Faces is a roaster on the edge of downtown Athens and is open to the public during Tuesday morning coffee cupping (tastings).
Consistently named one of the best beer bars in the country, half pours & tasting flights allow beer fans to try many different offerings.
Heirloom offers fine dining grub in a low key casual environment. Check their special events list for wine tastings & beer dinners that occur frequently
Light-filled with an artsy vibe, Model Citizen is the perfect place to grab a new look to change up your world view.