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Thirsty Thursday: The Sweet Tea Sidecar

I know, I know. It’s been entirely too long since I’ve updated you guys on my cocktail chronicles. Seems I’ve had my hands a bit full the last couple of months, but I promise there are amazing things to come as

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To Help One of Our Own

Hi all, I’m not 100% sure how to start this post off.  It still feels weird to think and say that Bri is gone. And I’m not sure what else to say.   Earlier today, I found out from Coach

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New Year, Old You

This is going to be a very nontraditional post on my part. We’re two weeks into the new year, and I’m yet to do anything new. Sure, I’ve made a few drinks and cooked a few meals, but nothing I’ve never

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“It’s a funny thing about coming home….” pt 1

I know that when I write posts here, most people expect them to be sports related, and that makes sense. But last week, I was home for vacation and it was honestly one of the best vacations I ever got

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Paintin’ and Sippin’ at Lush Art

When I was growing up, I hated art class. All of my friends looooooved going to art because glue! And scissors! And PAINT! But me? I was always afraid of screwing up and embarrassing myself. One time, a teacher asked

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Thirsty Thursday: HWY 129

If you’ve never had the privilege of mini-road tripping down Highway 129 between Macon and Athens, Georgia, you may want to reevaluate your summer itinerary.  I’m shooting this route for the hundredth time, shuttling myself home for holidays.  In this

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Toast of Athens: Dottie Alexander

So, it’s been just over a week since Taste/Toast of Athens and I’m still reeling from it.  However, now that I’ve given myself a little time to gather my thoughts about the event, I think it’s high time to start

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Roll’em Up: At Desposito’s No Sleeve is Safe

Certain things come to mind when you hear the words “Savannah, Georgia”: hanging oaks with Spanish moss just dripping from majestic branches, preserved city squares that are bustling and lush existing identically as they did a century ago, and perhaps

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Taste of Athens: Heirloom

By definition, an heirloom is a special possession or piece of personal property passed down from generation to generation; or a horticultural varietal that has survived for several generations due largely to the efforts of  private individuals. The folks behind the

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TofA: Josh Smith, The Man & The Plan

With Toast and Taste of Athens just around the corner, the blogs are all abuzz with hype on the chefs, bartenders, and owners of the establishments we can expect to see at the fest.  But what of the organizers?  What

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