Time for lunch

Friday, May 29, 2009 10:58 AM
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It's too nice out to eat at your desk today. Can't make up your mind on where to go? Check out Lunch Money at blogs.augusta.com for some suggestions.

To get you started, here's a sampling of mini reviews of eateries Lunch Money has visited in the past few months, rated on a scale of 0 (horrendous) to 5 (excellent):

Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery

Where: 10 Ninth St. at Riverwalk Augusta

What: Sandwiches, soups, salads, some entrees

Ambiance: Old warehouse chic

Reason to go: Incredible desserts

Service: 4

Value: 4

Eats: 4 for sandwiches and salads, 5 for desserts

Beat the clock: Seated, served and out of there in less than 45 minutes

Call: (706) 722-7772, or see www.thebollweevil.com.

BBQ Barn

Where: 605 Atomic Road in North Augusta

What: Barbecue. duh.

Ambiance: It's got "Barn" in its name

Reason to go: Killer red hot sauce

Service: 3

Value: 4

Eats: 4 for barbecue and hash, 5 for hot sauce

Beat the clock: Out of there in less than 45 minutes

Call: (803) 278-7202

Maurice's BBQ

Where: 1223 Knox Ave. in North Augusta

What: More barbecue

Ambiance: The walls are gold, like the sauce

Reason to go: Savory golden sauce

Service: 3

Value: 2.5

Eats: 3 for the barbecue, 4 for the sauce

Beat the clock: Out of there in less than 45 minutes

Call: (803) 279-4597.

Mot's Pit cooked Barbeque & Catering

Where: 3963 Columbia Road, Martinez

What: Barbecue

Ambiance: Clean and comfortable

Reason to go: Overstuffed barbecue sandwich

Service: 3.5

Value: 4

Eats: 3.5 for the barbecue, 3 for the sides

Beat the clock: Takeout ready in 5 minutes

Call: (706) 650-3005

Cleve Edmunds Bar-B-Que

Where: 3935 Washington Road

What: Barbecue

Ambiance: Early barbecue restaurant

Reason to go: Good food served up fast

Service: 3.5

Value: 4

Eats: 3.5 for the barbecue, 3 for the sides

Beat the clock: Takeout ready in 5 minutes

Call: (706) 863-4277

Vallarta Mexican Restaurant

Where: 2808 Washington Road

What: Mexican fare

Ambiance: Recently remodeled dining room, clean and comfortable

reason to go: Massive helpings of Mexican favorites, served up fast and fresh

Service: 4.5

Value: 4.5

Eats: 4

Beat the clock: Out in less than 45 minutes

Call: (706) 733-5584

Hunan Cafe

Where: 403 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez

What: Oriental fare

Ambiance: Austere and intimate

Reason to go: Best hot and sour soup in Augusta

Service: 4.5

Value: 3.5

Eats: 4 for main dishes, 5 for soup

Beat the clock: Out in less than 45 minutes

Call: (706) 869-1480

Veracruz Mexican Restaurant

Where: 3216 Peach Orchard Road, at Bobby Jones Expressway

What: Mexican fare

Ambiance: It's a Mexican restaurant in Augusta. There's a dark wood bar, faux adobe Walls in pastel colors, and Mexican-themed knickknacks.

Reason to go: Fast, attentive service, a southside favorite

Service: 4.5

Value: 4.5

Eats: 3.5

Beat the clock: Out in less than 45 minutes

Call: (706) 772-9303

THE RAMADA AUGUSTA CONFERENCE CENTER'S LUNCH BUFFET

Where: 640 Broad St., in the dining area to the right of the lobby

What: Home cooking favorites

Ambiance: Efficient and casual dining area

Reason to go: Mac and cheese and other dishes like Mama made

Service: 3.5

Value: 4

Eats: 4

Beat the clock: Out in less than 10 minutes for carry-out

CALL: (706) 722-5541

Firehouse Bar-B-Que

Where: 2320 Lumpkin Road

What: Barbecue

Ambiance: White bread on the table barbecue joint

Reason to go: Great hot red sauce

Service: 3

Value: 3.5

Eats: 3.5

Call: (706) 790-9411

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Where: 4018 Washington Road, Martinez

What: Mexican food served up fast

Ambiance: Earth toned and comfortable

Reason to go: Fast, efficient service

Service: 4.5

Value: 4.5

Eats: 3

Call: (706) 790-9411

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