Augusta Food Tour kick-off begins

Food and Cooking

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – Experience Augusta one bite at a time as the first-of-its kind event spotlights seven downtown-area restaurants with a tour.

The Augusta Food Tour kicks off this Saturday and will we continue each Thursday – Saturday of December. It’s no surprise the business owners apart of this event want you to see what it’s all about… starting at the Southbound Smokehouse on Central Avenue from 11:30 am to 2 pm. The seven restaurants and its location will be listed as:

Southbound Smokehouse: 1855 Central Ave, Augusta, Ga 30901

1102 Bar and Grill: 1102 Broad St. Augusta, Ga 30901

Soy Noodle House: 1032 Broad St. Augusta, Ga 30901

Whiskey Bar (Kitchen): 1048 Broad St. Augusta, Ga 30901

The Cotton Patch: 816 Cotton Lane, Augusta, Ga 30901

Beamie’s At The River: 865 Reynolds St. Augusta, Ga 30901

The food tour’s co-founder said, downtown Augusta has a lot of great places to eat that many times go unnoticed. With the help of Napleton Infiniti of Augusta they have provided vehicles for customers touring, as a shuttle, taking them from one restaurant to the next.

“We’re just glad for the exposure for them to include us it speaks volumes for the stuff that our staff does,” co-owner and general manager Jack Claussen said.

Manager Jack Claussen added that it’s not easy getting business, but he hopes the food tour will help his restaurant show off its delicacies.

“No matter if it’s a one top that comes in here for the first time or somebody who comes in for the twentieth time you know theirs always a little pressure but we wanna make sure we put out great food and great service for everybody,” Jack said..

We also spoke with Executive Chef, Joshua Mason and he said, “This will bring exposure to privately owned restaurants that are overlooked by the bigger restaurants.”

“I guess it’s nice to just have a mom and pop in the contention and everything like that,” Joshua said.

With only seven restaurants participating, co-founders of the Augusta food tour hope they can eventually expand within the next year.

“We want to get it to the point where we’re having more restaurants and we’re doing two or three maybe in four times a day, so that’s what we’re planning for in the future,” Co-founder Beth Tremble said.

Tickets are $42.00 for adults, and $32 for children between the ages for 4 and 12 years old.

You can purchase tickets here.

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