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Crums on Central

If you’re looking for an warm setting and great food, Crums on Central is the place to go.

This locally owned treasure is tucked away in the Summerville neighborhood. They serve lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. They have a variety of delicious appetizers and entrées  ranging from Crab Cakes and Crummy Fries to wood fire pizza, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken Florentine, and Fried Quail.

I have been for dinner and loved it and had lunch there other day with a coworker and some of our volunteers. I had the Crummy Fries which came with bacon, parmesan, feta cheese, and Crum’s pesto ailoi. They were to die for!

My coworker and I had the bacon cheddar burger and I added a fried egg to mine. One of the volunteers had the crab cakes and the other had the catfish po-boy. The service is wonderful and the owner and general manager were very accommodating. I can’t wait to try their brunch!

Crums on Central

1855 Central Avenue, Augusta Ga

706.729.6969

Lunch: Tues-Fri, 11-2:30
Brunch: Sat & Sun, 11-2:30
Dinner: Tues-Sun, 4:30 to until

Weekend Whirl

“Whirl (N): a rapid round of events, affairs, etc”

We all need a little mini-vacation sometimes and a weekend whirl to freshen things up is always fun. November in Augusta, Ga brings vibrant colors, a chill in the air, and anticipation for the holidays. So start planning your weekend getaway for November 11th through November 13th.

Friday Night

Dinner and a Show. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre brings a funny and fresh holiday play to life this season with Christmas Belles. Don’t worry about trying to catch dinner before the show, you can grab dinner at the theatre!

Saturday 

Breakfast and a Cruise. Grab breakfast from  Fat Man’s Mill Café before heading right across the parking lot to the Augusta Canal and Interpretive Center. After you’ve had the chance to explore the history behind the canal, hop on a Petersburg Boat and cruise down the canal to enjoy all the beautiful fall foliage!

Head back to the hotel to rest and get ready for dinner!

Follow the Crums. Grab an early dinner at the trendy Crums on Central. Make sure you try the Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms or a fire grilled pizza!

Relive West Side Story. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta brings this classic story to life with all your favorite songs from the Broadway musical and the movie.

Sunday

Shop til You Drop! Christmas Made in the South provides the perfect place to shop for every hard-to-buy-for friend and relative on your holiday shopping list!

Weekend Whirl

“Whirl (N): a rapid round of events, affairs, etc”

We all need a little mini-vacation sometimes and a weekend whirl to freshen things up is always fun. October in Augusta, Ga ushers in cool fall weather and plenty of ways to enjoy it. Downtown is in full swing with exhibits, concerts, performing arts and cultural festivals. So start planning your trip now for October 7th – 9th!

Friday Night

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What are you obsessed about? When you arrive on Friday evening, head over to the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art for the reception of contemporary artist, Sarah Hobbs. Hobbs’ work explores phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviors through large scale installations which she constructs and photographs.

 After you’ve studied and contemplated Hobbs’ work…

 

Obsess over Botanica. Internationally acclaimed ballet company MOMIX has performed in cultural meccas around the world. Now they bring an exciting contemporary ballet to the historic Imperial Theatre. Botanica brings to life the small miracles that occur every day around us in nature using magnificent choreography and stunning dance effects.

 Obsess over food. End the evening with a late dinner at Frog Hollow. You’ll be able to talk about the night over a glass of wine and perfectly crafted meal made with fresh regional ingredients!

Saturday

Sleep in a little and grab breakfast before heading to the historic Summerville neighborhood for the Tour of Homes.

Frankly, my dear, you’ll really love these houses. Spend the afternoon touring Augusta’s most historic and eclectic neighborhood and you’ll start to feel like you’ve stepped into a scene from “Gone with the Wind.” The Summerville Tour of Homes offers a glimpse into some of the grandest homes and buildings in the neighborhood.

Follow the Crums. Grab an early dinner at the trendy Crums on Central. Make sure you try the Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms or a fire grilled pizza!

May the force be with you. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jaws – John Williams’ iconic musical compositions have punctuated the film industry for decades.  Now watch as the Symphony Orchestra Augusta brings each piece to life during the John Williams Spectacular.

Sunday

Hola amigos! Treat your taste buds to authentic Hispanic food and enjoy live music and performances at the annual Augusta Hispanic Festival in downtown at the Commons.

Our big fat Greek festival. Indulge your sweet tooth with homemade Baklava, shop at the bazaar and learn traditional Greek dances at the Augusta Greek Festival in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

May Survey's from Facebook Fans

Every Monday we survey our Facebook Fans. Here are some of the results of the surveys from this month.

Where can you get the best seafood in Augusta?

Island Seafood

Old McDonald’s Fish Camp

French Market Grille

Bonefish Grill (2 votes)

Rae’s Coastal Cafe (2 votes)

Sheehan’s Irish Pub (3 votes)

T’s Restaurant (4 votes)

And the winner is Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar with 6 votes.

Who serves the best Sunday brunch in Augusta?

Crums on Central

Manuel’s Bread Cafe

Casa Blanca Cafe

And the winner is The Partridge Inn with 3 votes.

What is your favorite thing to do in Augusta during the summer?

Attend events downtown

Hangout on the Riverwalk

Go to a GreenJackets baseball game (2 votes)

Augusta Canal Boat Tour (2 votes)

And the winner is Go to the lake with 10 votes.

Date Night in Augusta

Recently my husband and I celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary and were looking for a nice place to enjoy a “date,” together.  It was actually a hard decision because Augusta has so many great local places to eat, over 300 locally owned restaurants to be exact.  We decided on Crums on Central which is a fairly new restaurant in town.  It was very good!

Crums is uniquely located in the historic Summerville Hill neighborhood district which is on the National Register of Historic places.  Central Avenue, where you’ll find Crums, is one of the most beautiful streets in the area because it’s lined with grand old homes, separated by a median with beautiful landscaping and just has a feel of true Southern Hospitality.   Since we were celebrating a momentous occasion we splurged a little and had lots to eat!  We started our dinner with the Fried Calamari which, when dipped in the marina sauce or cocktail sauce was very yummy!  We also split a bottle one of their many Pinot Noir selections, and corked it and took it home when we didn’t finish it.  That’s an added value!  I had the salmon which was pan seared and served with peppered grits and broccollini, my husband had the Baked North Georgia Trout topped with fried oysters and Béarnaise sauce over rice. He loved it, because there was not a CRUM left on his plate!  

After dinner we decided to go to another one of our favorite spots to enjoy the night a bit longer, Rae’s Coastal Café.  Another uniquely located restaurant, Rae’s is nestled inside the Forest Hills Racquetball Club and neighborhood.  As you might guess by its name it has a very coastal, casual feel to it.  You’ll find hard wooden floors, a giant fish tank, and fish nets hanging from the ceiling.  The crowd here is always very friendly and happy to meet a new  friend.  Rae’s has a great menu as well.  One of my favorite things there is the Rae’s Famous House Salad.  Served on a cold pewter plate with fresh greens, special house dressing, croutons, and parmesan cheese, it’s a lot like the famous Green Jacket Salad.   We had a great night celebrating 11 years of wedding bliss in our hometown of Augusta, GA.  Hope you’ll come check it out too!

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