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The Donut Hole

We love donuts! And really, who doesn’t? Rather than argue whether Krispy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts is better – check out The Donut Hole – a locally owned donut shop right across the river in North Augusta. Just add coffee and voila! – you’ve got breakfast.

If you have not been…run…don’t walk!  It’s a super cute little donut bakery on Martintown Road in North Augusta that makes the best donuts around hands down!

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I bought one of the Augusta Chronicle Daily Deals a while back and just have not been able to get there in time before they close.  The day I went, I had an early morning errand to run and since it was national Donut day, The Donut Hole was also on my list.  I had my two little ones with me and of course we can’t go anywhere without them wanting to check out a bathroom (or two) and, of course, they always choose the most inopportune times.  The owner was kind enough to allow us to use his “not public restroom” in the back of the store and we were able to get a quick glimpse of the kitchen, which was spotlessly clean and sparkling (something about a grungy space makes me not want to eat there no matter how awesome the food is).  We didn’t get there until 10:30 and he still had a good variety freshly stocked and waiting for us.  I normally stick with my regular blueberry cake donut and the kids get their sprinkles, but since we had a full dozen to pick out with our certificate, we chose an assortment of donuts.  The kids still loved the sprinkle, but my favorites were the vanilla iced and strawberry filled donut and the apple str…yum, yum!!

My two complaints: 1. They are so stinkin’ good that you can’t eat just one…2. The only location is in North Augusta which is too far away from me to go for breakfast EVERY DAY!  I guess those two complaints work hand in hand then…since I can’t eat just one, I probably should not be eating them every day anyways!  If you get a chance to stop in and order one or a dozen, you will not be disappointed!!

The Donut Hole

401 W Martintown Rd Ste 157, North Augusta, South Carolina 29841

Tue – Fri: 5:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sun: 6:30 am – 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a re-post from: http://www.markethouserealty.com/blog/

See the original blog here: http://www.markethouserealty.com/the-donut-hole-north-augusta-sc/

Afternoon in the Living History Park

When the weather’s nice outside, one of my favorite things to do is grab a quick lunch and take it to the Living History Park. It’s right across the river in North Augusta and is about 5 minutes from downtown Augusta. It’s a public park that’s being transformed into a mini-settlement, complete with colonial style church, tavern and meeting place. Each year something new gets added.

I like to stroll around the park and look at the buildings or go sit in the garden and just enjoy the weather! What most people don’t realize is that there are monthly and annual events held at the park regularly. There’s “Last Saturday in the Park” which is the last Saturday of the month from January through November where parents can bring their kids for an interactive history experience. Or they’ve got events like “Spirits of Hallowed Eve” and “Colonial Times” each fall and “Christmas in the Backwoods” each winter. No matter when you come, it’s always like you stepped back in history!

So make time during your next visit to stop by and enjoy the Living History Park. And if you’re in town during one of thier events, make sure you go!

Living History Park

229 W. Spring Grove Ave, North Augusta

Park Open Dawn – Dusk

Antonio’s Pizza Doesn’t Disappoint!

Recently my mom introduced me to Antonio’s Italian Eatery. It’s about 5 minutes from downtown Augusta over the river in North Augusta.

You’ll recognize it from the cute red and white striped canopy shading the front entrance.

We went for lunch and ordered a White Pizza – garlic, olive oil, spinach and tomatos – and we were NOT disappointed!

The regular crust is perfectly salty, bready and a little crunchy. The toppings tasted fresh and flavorful. Since we ordered a 14 inch pizza, it took slightly longer than if we had ordered single slices, but having leftovers to take home for dinner made the wait TOTALLY worth it!

Inside was cool, clean and simply decorated and our server was very helpful.  

I plan on going back very soon to try their slice specials, which are super affordable and seem perfect for lunch!

Antonio’s Italian Eatery

336 Georgia Ave

 North Augusta, SC 29841

 803-341-9720
 

Open:

Mon-Thurs: 11am – 9pm  //  Fri: 11am – 10pm // Sat: 12pm – 9pm

Antonio’s Italian Eatery

I consider myself a bit of a pizza aficionado…maybe a ‘pizza addict’ is a better way to put it. Either way, I love pizza and all Italian food, really. So I was really excited to see a new restaurant open up in North Augusta.  Right across the river from downtown Augusta, Antonio’s Italian Eatery did not disappoint!  I visited the first time with several of my coworkers, including a few New Yorkers, who are also very serious about their pizza and they loved it.

It has now become one of my favorite lunch spots for many reasons.  They offer several different ‘slice specials’ during lunchtime and service is fairly quick so you can get in and get out and get back to work.  You really can’t beat two slices and a drink for less than $6, and they aren’t tiny slices, either!  A couple of weeks ago I went with a friend of mine and two of her kids.  They loved it, too, although I’ve never met a kid that didn’t like pizza!

Antonio’s has a great location downtown with a friendly atmosphere. I can’t wait to visit again and try some more of their Italian specialties like spaghetti & meatballs and lasagna!

Antonio’s Italian Eatery
336 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
(803) 341-9720

The BBQ Barn


One of the best parts of living in the south is the abundance of barbecue joints, and this is especially true in Augusta. Since we are right on the border of Georgia and South Carolina we get to enjoy all kinds of barbecue goodness. The cooking method for the meat can be similar sometimes, but the sauces in Georgia tend to be more tomato based and the Carolina sauces use mustard and vinegar bases.  They are both delicious in my book!  When the weather is nice during the spring and fall, you can enjoy your barbecue on the patio.

When I start craving a delicious pulled pork barbecue sandwich, I head across the Savannah River to the BBQ Barn.  They have a really relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and a variety of barbecue sauces to compliment their meat!  My husband and I usually get the pulled pork sandwich basket, which comes with your choice of side. My choice is almost always french fries, since they are always hot and fresh!  Add on a sweet tea and our bill is about $12. You can’t beat that for delicious barbecue, especially when they also offer tasty desserts, too. We’ve tried the red velvet cake and the Oreo cake and they are both scrumptious!


If you are in the mood to ‘pig out’ on some barbecue while you are visiting Augusta, you should definitely venture across the river to try out the BBQ Barn.

BBQ Barn
605 Atomic Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
(803)278-7202

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