Weaver D's Delicious Fine Foods is another spot that Athenians like to show off. With a thick home-cookin', country feel, you are sure to leave with an stomach full of juicy fried chicken, mac 'n cheese, and everything else you could dream of at a holiday meal. Weaver D's fine southern cooking was awarded the James Beard "American Classics" award in 2007. This place defines "soul food" with items such as fried green tomatoes, wings, stews, fried chicken, liver, fried okra, collards, pecan pie, and banana pudding - and don't forget your sweet tea! Whether it's your first or fortieth visit, bring the whole family and prepare to be stuffed!
When you've had your fill of fried chicken, venture out and try Thai Spoon, located on Lumpkin Street between Broad and Clayton. Their close-knit staff works hard and proudly serves some of the best Asian dishes in Athens. My ersonal favorite dishes include Masaman Curry, Yellow Caree Curry, and the Cashew Nuts entrees. Vegetarian options like tofu and veggie substitutes are available too. You won't regret trying this place!
No matter if you're looking for a romantic date or an exciting party, Shokitini is a great dining choice for all occasions. A personal favorite of mine, Shokitini's Japanese fusion cuisine offers every sushi roll you can imagine as well as chicken, pork, lobster, steak, shrimp, salmon, calamari, scallops, and vegetable dishes. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this restaurant is their Karaoke rooms, which accommodate 6-30 people. Participants get to dine in a private room and be entertained by the fun that unfolds. Oh, and the Fried Oreos (pictured below) might just change how you view dessert altogether. Delicious!
Being a "foodie" at heart, I could truly go on forever recommending delicious Athens restaurants. Hopefully, you learned more about at least one of these places and will try them for yourself. However, an Athens food post isn't truly complete without a loving shout out to The Last Resort Grill and East West Bistro, traditional Classic City choices that have both been Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. No matter which Athens, Georgia eatery you choose, chances are you will enjoy every bite! We are interested to know your favorite Athens restaurants, so please comment and tell us about your favorite place!