The leaves aren't the only thing changing in Athens this fall, some of our favorite Athens' restaurants are switching up their menus to give you a taste of the season. Here are some of our favorite fall flavors you've got to try: 

Food:

The Pine

The Pine serves southern inspired cuisine influenced by global flavors and created with seasonal and local flavors. They're known for daily house-made pasta, burger specials, Sunday biscuit brunch, special Monday night dinners and third Wednesday wine tastings. 

House-made Pasta

The Pine

Head to The Pine for a taste of their house-made pasta, a dish made with an irresistible combination of roasted chicken over pappardelle, sauteed cauliflower, brussels and spicy marinara. 

The National

The National is a casual neighborhood spot with Mediterranean inspired foods and drinks. Their menu is driven by the changing seasons of Northeast Georgia. 

Fall Salad

The National Fall Salad

A fall blend complete with radiccho, frisee, lettuce, salami, smoked provolone, butternut squash, chickpeas, castelvetrano olives, pecans, scallion, ricotta salata, balsamic, Italian-ish dressing and grilled bread. 

Fatteh

The National Fatteh

A crisp pita smothered in tomato sauce, chickpeas, eggplant, onion, tahini yogurt, pomegranate molasses, pistachios, and mint topped with your choice of collard green falafel or spiced ground lamb. 

El Barrio 

With plenty of outdoor seating, El barrio is the perfect place to enjoy tacos and tequila. 

Chicken Pastor Rice Bowl

El Barrio

El Barrio's chicken pastor rice bowl is a spectacular blend of fall flavors complete with seasonal veggies, pineapple salsa and sliced avocado.

Drinks:

The Root Basement Bar

The Root Basement Bar offers handcrafted seasonal cocktails, craft beer, and whiskey along with sublime snacks, pub games and big screen TVs. 

Sazerac Old Fashion

The Root

Check out the Root's specialty fall drink: Sazerac Old-Fashion. This drink includes, a 2 oz of Sazerac Rye, Angostura Bitters, cherry and an orange wedge. Visit the Root in Five Points to taste this fall-themed beverage. 

1000 Faces Coffee

1000 Faces is a coffee roaster home to people who are passionate about coffee. 

Lumberjack Champagne & Maple Spice Latte

1000 Faces Maple Spice Latte

This fall 1000 Faces Coffee is serving two must-haves: Lumberjack Champagne and Maple Spice Latte. Lumberjack Champagne is an iced sparkling apple cider with Peychaud's Bitters and lemon garnish. The Maple Spice Latte is made from maple brown sugar syrup infused with all-spice, fennel seeds, black peppercorn, fresh orange peel and nutmeg.  

The National 

The National is a casual neighborhood spot with Mediterranean inspired foods and drinks. Their menu is driven by the changing seasons of Northeast Georgia. 

Liberace

The National

The National is serving a fall cocktail called Liberace. This drink includes a mix of rye, chicory liqueur, dry vermouth, benedictine and party rim. Stop by The National this fall to get a taste of this flavorful cocktail. 

home.made 

Home.made's menu gives a new meaning to southern comfort foods as chef-owner Mimi Maumus' blends her New Orlean roots with southern charm. 

Apple Cider Old-Fashioned

home.made apple cider old fashioned

Home.made's Apple Cider Old-Fashioned is nothing short of a fall classic. It's a perfect blend of Bulleit Bourbon, Laird's apple Brandy, Angostura Bitters, cinnamon simple and Mercier orchards apple cider. 

Check out our Restaurants page for more places to dine in Athens this fall.