So, Merideth Ford, one of the food critics from the AJC has decided to do a write up of several of the eateries in Athens in preparation for AthFest. While I don't disagree with her selections entirely, I do take some amount of umbrance with the fact that she just hit the most 'well-known' places, other than a blurb about Achim's.
Some of my personal favorites in town that she skipped entirely -
Siri Thai - In the Bottleworks on Prince. Brilliant Thai food, cheap. Go now.
Bischero - Also in the Bottleworks. Best Italian food for 70 miles or so. Authentic Northern Italian. Fantastic Paninis and Pizzas.
Speakeasy - Tapas bar where Gyland's used to be. Great place for a group to eat. Killer cocktails.
5 Star Day - Yeah, it's white-kids-soul-food, but it's good.
Anything else she, or I, missed? I'll say that while Hugh Acheson is a fine chef, $20-30 entrees aren't really the way to my heart...at least not in this town. And while I don't dislike the food at Last Resort, I'm really not a fan of either the service, or the management.