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Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like ice cream (or frozen yogurt)! Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Beechwood takes top honors in this category. Founded in 2007 in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Menchie’s mission is simple – to make you smile! Runner-up: Ben & Jerry’s Italian Food What began in 1988 as the quest of three college students to find truly great pizza, became DePalma’s Italian Café. With a full Italian menu, including pizza, and four locations in Georgia, DePalma’s brings a tasty of Italy to the Classic City! Runner-up: Carrabba’s Japanese Food Want a little entertainment while you dine? The chefs at Inoko Japanese Steak House put on quite the

show and the food is great too! Runner-up: Inoko Sushi Express Mexican Food For Taco Tuesday head over to Taqueria La Parrilla, or LaPa for short. Family owned and operated, LaPa has been committed to quality food and service for more than 13 years. Readers obviously agree, voted best Mexican food for eight straight years! Runner-up: Tlaloc MilkShake With a nostalgic 50s diner feel, The Grill is an Athens institution! Open 24 hours a day seven days a week, The Grill has the best milkshake in town – hands down! If you’re hungry, they also have hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. Runner-up: Chick-Fil-A

New Restaurant New restaurants are always popping up in our city. This year, readers have chosen Bone Island Grillhouse as the best new restaurant. With a casual atmosphere and great food, the staff at Bone Island Grillhouse strives to make your visit a true dining experience. Runner-up: Mama Jewel’s Kitchen Outside Dining Located in an old tire storage garage, Ted’s Most Best has the best outside dining in the city. The spacious patio boasts a bocce ball court. Admittedly the atmosphere is great, but so if the food! From salads and sandwiches to pasta and of course, pizza, Ted’s has something for everyone! Runner-up: Hilltop Grille

Pizza Founded in 2008 by Athens resident Drew French, Your Pie wins for best pizza. Your Pie is not just ANY pizza joint. What makes this place so special is that patrons are allowed to build their pizza. Runner-up: Peppino’s Restaurant We head back to the Last Resort Grill for best restaurant. It’s obvious Athenians LOVE the LRG. If you’re new to Athens, give Last Resort a try. We’re sure it will become one of your favorites too! Runner-up: Five & Ten Seafood Looking for fresh seafood? Readers have chosen Bone Island Grillhouse as the city’s top seafood restaurant. Tuna, Shrimp, Calamari, Gumbo and more are on the menu. If you need a seafood fix, Bone Island has you covered! Runner-up: Mark Seven Coastal Grill Sushi Readers say you won’t get a raw deal – unless you order one – at Shokitini Sushi – Grill – Lounge. With an extensive sushi menu, patrons are sure to find their favorite! Runner-up: Utage

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Thai Food Siri Thai Cuisine takes top honors for Thai food. Their chef specializes in creating traditional Thai dishes sure to transport your palate to the Far East. Runner-up: Thai Spoon

Athens Magazine Fall 2017  

Athens Magazine is a quarterly magazine published by The Athens Banner-Herald in Athens, Ga.