Stories by Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lunch money: Yoder's Dutch Kitchen

Some food is worth a drive. If you're in the mood for some old-fashioned, Mennonite favorites, take a trip to Yoder's Dutch Kitchen in Abbeville, S.C.
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lunch Money: Soy Noodle House

Downtown cubicle dwellers have it good when it comes to dining options. It's rare for a city of this size to have such a diverse lineup of cafes and restaurants.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celebration for the signers

Great men were thinking great thoughts and taking bold actions in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, dreaming of freedom and founding a nation.
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Augusta still serves variety for every taste

The diversity in foods in Augusta is amazing, with something for every palate. That diversity is one of the reasons dining out seems to be the favorite recreational activity in Augusta.
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lunch money

According to our Readers' Choice competition, Dino's Chicago Express has the best hot dog in Augusta. I've got to agree. This Chicago-style dog is a culinary delight.
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lunch Money

The diversity of ethnic cuisines available in the Augusta area is amazing. The latest addition is Turk, available at Shishkebab Restaurant in the old Huddle House on North Belair Road across from ...
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lunch Money: Fujiyama Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

They must have a great business school at Augusta State University: One of my Luncheonettes graduated from there recently, and bless his heart, chose a reasonable excursion for his celebratory ...
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lunch Money: Lotus Express

They're serious about the heat in the hot and sour soup served at Lotus Express on Columbia Road in Martinez.
By Tharon Giddens

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lunch Money: Naan Kabab

When the pollen has you all clogged up, you can reach for medication to open up the sinuses, or pack some heat.
By Tharon Giddens

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Valleys better left unexplored

The CD Valleys of Neptune is OK, but it's mostly for hard-core fans compelled to possess every possible track recorded by Jimi Hendrix.
By Tharon Giddens

Sound bytes: Jimmy Hendrix, Valleys of Neptune

Jimi Hendrix's Valleys of Neptune is for hard-core fans compelled to possess every possible track recorded by Hendrix.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

Lunch money: Chef's House, 1729 Walton Way

Food doesn't get more comforting than the upscale Southern favorites served at Chef's House, 1729 Walton Way.
By Tharon Giddens

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

Georgia 's quirky history examined

Augusta author Don Rhodes can take you back in time. History has been a long-standing passion, and Mr. Rhodes has specialized in recounting Augusta's past through his books.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

Lunch Money: China

I have a love/hate relationship with buffet-style restaurants. I love the variety that's available, and the speedy dining when you're in a rush. All too often, though, the food is lukewarm and ...
By Tharon Giddens

Getaway: The Smith House

The Smith House has been feeding Southern-style cooking family style to generations of visitors to Dahlonega in the north Georgia mountains.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Short menu has many tasty items

It's hard to be a Scrooge at Sixth at Watkins Ltd., 559 Watkins St. There are quirky Christmas decorations throughout the dining room of this Augusta landmark, and they're serving lunch on ...
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

Sometimes a second visit is called for

We're firm believers in second helpings here at Lunch Money Central. If the food is good the first time, of course you go back for more. And even if the meal wasn't so hot on an initial visit, you ...
By Tharon Giddens

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009

The hearth of the home

It's in our genes to gather by a fire. Fire transformed caves into homes for our ancestors, offering protection from predators and providing warmth and light.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

Lunch money

You can get heaping helpings of Southern cooking at Fat Man's Riverfront Cafe, 1 Seventh St.
By Tharon Giddens

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Lunch Money: India Cafe

Judging by the sheer number of restaurants, dining out might be the top recreational activity in Augusta.
By Tharon Giddens
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