John GogickExecutive Editor for The Augusta Chronicle. | E-mail

'Chronicle' restaurant guides are always evolving

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Driving up and down Washington Road on a Friday or Saturday night provides an indication of just how much Augustans love to eat out.

The connection between the newspaper and the restaurants is well-established and evolving. Framed-newspaper pages of business openings, feature stories on a Sunday Your Life section front or in an Applause review adorn eateries all over town.

This newspaper has offered ways to aid the culinary sojourns of this community for a long time. That help has come in many forms – from traditional display advertising with coupons and specials, to news articles about the openings of local and chain establishments, to restaurant reviews.

An annual staple of our pre-Masters Tournament coverage was a published list of the most recent restaurant health inspection scores available.

We stopped printing them in the newspaper a couple of years ago, moving that information online.

And you noticed their absence. More than a few of you have called and asked that we print them at least once a year.

That information has been available in a better and more updated format on our Web site for the past few years, however.

You can search for a restaurant by name or county – and the scores are updated within a month of each restaurant’s inspection. You can find them by clicking on the word “data” near the top of

For more than 20 years, we have run a list of area restaurants in the annual Masters Special Section helping out-of-town guests to satisfy their cravings. More than five years ago, we started a glossy Food & Fun Guide.

Smartphone and desktop users have had access to a database searchable by city and cuisine as part of our Masters Web site – under the heading “Grab a Bite” – for a couple of years, too.

Applause – the weekly entertainment guide inserted in each Thursday’s edition – has been carrying restaurant reviews for many years. Dine & Dish is the latest iteration, where reviewer Danielle Wong Moores samples cuisine and lets us know where to go and what to order.

In Sunday’s paper, readers will find a new biannual print publication, Eat. Eat will feature advertisements and articles about local restaurants touting their specialties.

With this print publication Sunday comes a new Web site, This site will be updated regularly and will feature the stories, the searchable database, Danielle’s reviews and more. It’s a good online stop to make before heading out. Bon appétit.


Find the new biannual print publication, Eat, which features advertisements and articles about local restaurants, in your paper.

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Riverman1 06/22/13 - 07:37 am
When Danielle Wong Moores

When Danielle Wong Moores column began, I knew the reviews of the restaurants were going to be popular. It gave me an insight to our restaurants and made me more knowledgeable of various foods.

seenitB4 06/22/13 - 07:45 am
Mrs. Moores

I like her reviews too......keep it going please.

Sean Moores
Sean Moores 06/22/13 - 04:00 pm

I like her too.

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