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Lunch at Edgar’s Grille

I finally made it to Edgar’s Grille for lunch the other day. What a treat! Great service and good food.

I had the Korean Beef and my friend Greg had the Shrimp Po Boy. The Korean Beef was a perfect lunch serving with a good mix of salty and sweet.

Greg said the sandwich was very tasty with super fresh bread. He also commented on the unique way to serve the fries (in a glass) and that it was just the right amount.

For dessert, I had to try the bread pudding. It is really hard for me to say no to a dessert that is served on fire.

Edgar’s Grille is located at 3165 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

About a mile north of I-20, at the intersection of Washington Road and Furys Ferry Road. For reservations and information call: (706) 854-4700

Hours:

Lunch:  Monday – Friday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dinner:  Monday through Saturday

Bar area opens at 4:30 pm.

Dinner service begins at 5:30 pm.  Closes at 10 pm.

Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

100 Years of the Partridge Inn in Augusta

One of the most unique places to stay in Augusta is the Partridge Inn. Originally built as a private residence and eventually renovated to be the hotel that it is today, the Partridge Inn displays true Southern Hospitality.  Their Sunday brunch is raved about nearly as much as their attention to detail and feeling of ‘home away from home’ that they offer each and every guest.

Last week, we had the opportunity to take part in the 100 Year Celebration Luncheon of the Partridge Inn. It is amazing to think that this Augusta landmark has been around an entire century.  Everyone at our table was saying how much they wished the walls could talk, since there’s no telling what they have seen in 100 years including many Masters weeks and numerous weddings and celebrations.

Lunch was delicious! We enjoyed their famous fried chicken along with some sweet tea and bread pudding for dessert, which is always a treat. As a part of the celebration, various organizations in Augusta were invited to bring an item for the Partridge Inn time capsule to be opened after the next hundred years.  Each person who had something to put in the box explained what they were putting into the time capsule  was and told everyone their favorite Partridge Inn memory.  There were all sorts of items put into the box: a declaration from the Mayor, vintage photographs from the earlier days of the hotel, and  a copy of the April issue of Augusta Magazine, which always features the Masters Tournament.  The CVB decided to place a visitor guide and a few  other local brochures in the box.  Maybe in another 100 years the folks who open the box will be curious to see what tourists were interested in during 2010!

The 100 Year Celebration will be ongoing throughout all of 2010 at  the hotel. If you have never stayed at the Partridge Inn you are missing out.  Even if you are a local and aren’t looking for somewhere to spend the night, you should stop by for lunch or Jazz Night sometime-you won’t regret it!

Sunday at the Masters

I was privileged enough to take a travel writer out on the course for the final day of the Masters Tournament last year. As an Augusta resident, I love going to the Masters. It just amazes me that this pristine, beautiful, and surprisingly quiet place is located right off a major thoroughfare in Augusta. Every city has that major, busy road and Washington Road is Augusta’s. The Augusta National Golf Course is located right off of Washington Road but when you are on the course, it is completely quiet (except for the random roars that echo across the course, that is probably my favorite part…it gives me the chills).

I love to take people out on the course and see their reaction to just how beautiful it really is in person (the TV broadcast does not do it justice). It was especially exciting to take someone out on the final day. When we arrived (I would recommend getting to the course fairly early on Sunday, around 8:00 a.m.) we set our chairs up on hole 16. We chose this hole because we wanted to walk around the course most of the day and then return to our seats as the players started playing through. It is very hard to get a good seat on hole 18 and sometimes best just to drive to the closest sports bar to watch the remainder of the tournament.

The tournament didn’t start until Noon, so we decided to eat brunch at The Partridge Inn. They have a fantastic brunch on Sundays and it is about a ten minute drive from the course. However, if you leave you will lose your parking spot. There are plenty of spaces but you will have to walk a ways if you arrive around tee time.

We got back just in time to walk the entire course (which I highly recommend) and get back to our seats to see the first group play through hole 16. We watched all the players play through the hole and hurried to watch the remainder of the tournament on TV. We both agreed that it was a pretty perfect day!

Crum's on Central

I believe this restaurant is the best kept secret in town! On the weekends, enjoy a tasty brunch menu at Crums on Central Ave. This is located between downtown and historic Summerville in Augusta. This one of a kind restaurant offers a great selection of menu items to choose from. Make sure you try their mouth watering homemade biscuits and French toast…I personally love it and think that you will not be disappointed!

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