What we’ve been eating during quarantine
Well, here we are, folks. COVID-19 has hit every community near and far, and Athens is no exception. We’re seeing so many local businesses being negatively affected by this pandemic, and we know the patrons of these businesses are also struggling in a myriad of ways. The Southland team has been practicing social distancing, taking care of kids around the clock, making t-shirts in quarantine, and trying to stay atop the everchanging news and health landscape.
We’re also making it a point to support the Athens community in any way that we can during all of this. Eating local is a small, but great way to contribute to the vitality of the local businesses during these unconventional times, and we think the Athens food scene is pretty stellar. Here’s a short list of local grub we’ve been loving during quarantine, and a selection of our Athens tees to pair with each!
Pulaski Heights BBQ
This one’s located right on the tracks. There’s truly nothing like a good barbecue option, and the folks at PHHBQ are gems. Pulaski Heights is offering curbside pick up Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm - 7 pm. Ya just can’t go wrong the PHBBQ Cuban in our books.
Agua Linda Taqueria | Prince Avenue
Cheese dip cravings don’t just suddenly stop when a pandemic strikes. Agua Linda’s cheese dip and salsa have been our go-tos for Friday nights, accompanied by pretty much anything on their menu. Agua Linda is offering curbside pick up at both locations! This Normaltown spot is it.
Quarantine has brought with it an unprecedented lack of physical activity - that’s the case at our homes anyway. When we need a healthier option that’s also super delicious, we go for Maepole. Their online ordering is quick, and pick up is safe and efficient. While it may be one of the least healthy things on the menu, we recommend The Boxcar. That mac and cheese is dynamite.
Three words: SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIE. Condor is offering curbside pickup. Run. Do not walk. Oh, and don’t forget your mask.
We wouldn’t be good southerners if we didn’t list a biscuit establishment as one of our staples. The Farmcart serves up gourmet biscuits with all the fixings, and our recommended bite is The Farmer. It’s a buttermilk biscuit with Anderson Farm sausage, fried egg, cheddar cheese, organic microgreens, and pepper jam…. *drools*. Get out there and support local, friends. But most importantly, be safe and go dawgs!