Barry White, The Avett Brothers, and Grits
Trip Start Nov 08, 2007
6Trip End Nov 12, 2007
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The innkeeper gave me a great recommendation for a tapas restaurant called "The Bees Knees." I met some friendly Augusta folks and had a yummy salad, homemade sangria, and a HEAVENLY dish called the 'avocado chop chop' (avocado-half meets crabmeat meets some sort of divine sauce -- all baked together to sheer and utter perfection.)
Here's a clip taken with a digital camera from at least 15 rows back, so don't expect Scorsese.
After the show I returned to the canopy bed, slept too late thanks to too much rye whiskey, and then cashed in my Queene Anne complimentary breakfast card at the Whistle Stop Cafe. To get a true taste of Augusta (and a dose of culture shock after the ultra-urban tapas bar), I indulged in the greasy spoon's breakfast special: one egg, two slices of bacon, raisin toast, and grits. Fully enjoyed, but my appetite was even more satiated after I inquired about the row of trophies atopped with silver gleaming pigs. "The owner, she done won the hog-calling state championship three years in a row." Well, suuuweeeeeeee! Time to get me to Florida.
Where I stayed