Latest in: Athens Eateries

  • A Cup Of Fair Trade

    Coffee shops are one of pop culture’s favorite props. Cups of coffee are repetitively advertised with a bright, smiling face behind it. For Chris and Angie Pyle, owners of Donkey Coffee and Espresso, opening their coffee shop was more about building a community and less about the business itself....
  • Lui Lui Restaurant Provides Global Eats, Casual Environment

    At Lui Lui Restaurant, customers are greeted by a quaint environment where they can enjoy an intimate meal. Advertised as serving global cuisine, Lui Lui’s menu reflects that diversity. Located at 8 Station St., this Athens restaurant was established in 1994 and is on its third generation of owners,...
  • Six Meals Under $6

    The unique food and avors packed into the many restaurants on Court Street can empty a wallet — fast. But fear not; delicious snacks don’t always have to empty your bank account. Here’s a list of extremely satisfying, cheap eats just off campus. 1. CASA NUEVA, CHIPS AND SALSA AND GUAC...
  • New Fast Fired Pizza Restaurant Adds Variety To Athens Food Scene

    The pizza business has seen a non-traditional business model make strides over the past several years. “Fast fired” pizza restaurants have spread across the United States at an incredibly rapid pace, with Mod Pizza pioneering the concept out of Seattle in 2008. Just in time for fall semester, Lotsa...
  • A Berry Delicious Snack

    Within the past year, a new food trend has flooded Instagram feeds across the United States. From fitness trainers to actresses, photos of beautifully crafted acai (ah-sah-EE) bowls have graced countless Instagram accounts. Starting this year, Ohio University joined the trend as well. The recently renovated West 82 food...
  • Vegan Cooking Workshop Stirs Up Local Flavor

    The smell of cooking curry wafts up the basement stairs of United Campus Ministry (UCM) Tuesday evening. As volunteers chop vegetables, fill water cups and add chunks of tofu to a simmering stew, it is clear that the Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop is in full swing. Located at 18...
  • Athens Welcomes New Popcorn Truck

    Welcome Weekend in Athens is generally never anything less than exhilarating and chaotic. This year, amidst the hundreds of first-year students experiencing life on campus for the first time, Mike Miletta, owner of Kernel Crunch’s Rockin Gourmet Popcorn, also made his way onto campus. As Miletta set up his...
  • Serving their Responsibility

    For many business owners in the Athens area, working in the food industry offers an opportunity to make an impact on the community with every dish they serve. Local chefs are increasingly buying food products with a sustainable conscience, and businesses such as Crumbs Bakery, 9 Tables and The...
  • International Flavor, Local Ingredients

    Customers who step into Restaurant Salaam are transported to a place so bold and different it feels like another world. Or at least another country. Thick tapestries drape from the walls, each marked by brilliant color and crafted jewels. Long square rugs cover the floor, their unique patterns bearing...
  • Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Hot Potato

    After a drudgingly long class, who isn’t in need of some delicious carbs? Hot Potato Food Truck is a great place for anyone to get that fix. The starchiness of the potato mixed with all of the delicious toppings are something that no student should pass up. Hot Potato,...
  • Petru chocolate truck serves up sweet treats on OU’s campus

    Typically, when people think of the selections offered by food trucks, many things come to mind before chocolates and truffles. In Athens, food trucks serve quick foods such as burritos or gyros, which one can pick up on the way to class. In county fairs and small towns around...
  • Guilt-Free BSD

    Bagel Street Deli, also known as BSD to avid bagel buyers, has been busting out sandwiches since 1993. With delicious bagelwiches, some for less than $6, it’s no surprise the line trails out the door and around the corner during the weekend lunch rush. More importantly, the bagel joint is...
  • Bringing Southern Taste Home

    The perfect recipe for Will Drury is simple-family and southern cuisine. And his food truck, the Cajun Clucker, brings those signature ingredients to the Athens food scene. The Cajun Clucker opened during last year’s Pawpaw Festival, and has since found a permanent home for its cajun and creole cuisine...
  • Just a Pizza History

    *Editor’s note: After reporting on the story concluded, the writer was offered and accepted a job at Franco’s Pizza. Biting into a slice of New York-style pizza from Franco’s Pizza is like entering into a new chapter of Athens history. Instantly, each taste bud gives over to complete euphoria...
  • In the Dawg House

    Whenever their feelings of hunger begin to manifest, students at Ohio University do not need to travel far to find plenty of dining options Uptown. Court Street is home to a long list of eateries, and the list only grows longer with the introduction of each new restaurant. However, hidden within the west side...
  • West Green Cuisine

    From a cafeteria-esque, outdated building to a modern eatery complete with glass walls and water fountains, the former Boyd Dining Hall has unquestionably moved from being perceived as the worst dining hall on campus to, possibly, the best. Though the extreme interior makeover has qualities that would impress even...
  • Chelsea’s Real Food Truck

    While browsing through the Athens Farmers Market on East State Street each Saturday morning, it is inevitable that customers experience hunger as they stroll past the variety of fresh produce and scrumptious baked goods. However, something was missing — customers needed a place where they could purchase a warm meal to suffice...
  • Why the Ridges Café is closing

    Photo by Jilly Burns The Ridges is home to a number of local spots due to its rich history: the Kennedy Museum of Art, one of America’s most unique putt putt courses and a few haunts. It was also home to The Ridges Café, a cozy coffee shop that after...

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