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It’s Springtime, Go outside

Raysean Ricks

Do you have a case of Spring fever? We sure do. It’s time for you to go outside and enjoy some activities in the great outdoors. Here are some things to do around the city to help you bet your Spring fever.

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Abel Brown

Abel Brown Southern Kitchen + Oyster Bar

Ann Beth Strelec

This time of year I tend to have unabated beach brain--an incessant yearning to be surfside at any given moment. 'Tis a mania I have learned can be quelled, however, with a platter of half-shell beauties at Abel Brown...

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Namaste

Get Camera Ready For These Hot Spots

Raysean Ricks

Augusta is known for a lot of things. The Masters, the great food, the southern hospitality, but the artwork is almost criminally underrated. Augusta has some of the best murals all across town for you and your friends to take some photos for your Instagram feed. Here are some places you should add to your list...

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Namaste

Are you ready for a day out of the house?

Raysean Ricks

The pandemic is coming to an end and if you’re feeling like us, you’re ready to get out of the house. Whether it’s for a date, running errands or a day out with friends, here are some places that you want to stop by. Augusta Candle Co. would be a perfect activity for a small group outing. You and a few friends can pour your own scented candles with more than 100 pure fragrance oils, with their all-natural soy wax....

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Namaste

Namaste

Katelyn Youngblood

Namaste Indian Street Food has your classic & favorite Indian dishes, with their own little twist that makes them absolutely amazing! The word “namaste” actually means, “I bow to you” which is used as a respectful greeting in India. When some think of Indian food, they think that the food is very spicy and strong, but not at Namaste. The owner, Manoj creates the most flavorful and beautiful dishes topped with edible flow

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Summerville Scoops

Summerville Scoops

Ann Beth Strelec

With temps on the rise in AGS, you’ll find delightful respite from the heat at Summerville Scoops. Stay cool with ten creamy flavors made fresh daily, including delectable Maple Bacon. Push your taste-bud frenzy to the next level by having your ice cream scooped into a handmade cone or adorned with waffle chips.7 P

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Metro A Coffeehouse

Metro A Coffeehouse

Katelyn Youngblood

One thing that I love about living in Augusta is that we have many great coffee shops. There is not much better than LOCAL coffee! It is spot on every single time. One of those coffee shops being Metro A Coffeehouse.

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New Restaurants

New Restaurants!

Raysean Ricks

There are plenty of new restaurants that have popped up recently that I've been excited to try out. One thing to love about our city is that there is such a range of places to eat for everyone and every food craving. If you are an Augusta foodie like we are, here are a few that you should certainly add to your list.

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Keep Calm and Shop Local

Undertone Salon

Katie Rhodes

Thanks to COVID + having a newborn around, the increased grey hair was taking over and this mommy decided she needed a hair makeover. A quick text to Nikki PowPow with Undertone Salon, and I was booked for my session in Downtown Augusta.

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Service With A Smile

Ann Beth Strelec

Located in lovely downtown Augusta, the sunlit dining room at Augustino's Italian Eatery provides the perfect ambience for an intimate business lunch or a festive gathering of family + friends. Ample parking makes for a stress-free dining experience, and their menu offers a variety of options for a range of palates from colorful salads + grilled steaks to seafood + build-your-own pasta bowls.

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Recteq Grills

Katelyn Youngblood

Have you heard of Recteq grills? This ain’t no game! If you like to cook, you need this grill in your life! Ray Carnes and Ron Cundy created the Recteq grill with the idea of doing what they love and spending more time with family. They have one of the highest quality wood pellet grills on the market! They have many options to choose from...

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Got a Sweet Tooth?

Raysean Ricks

If you’re like us, at some point in time you’ve developed a sweet tooth while you’ve been at home. Here are some spots to help satisfy your sweet craving.


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Augusta’s Own Food Delivery Service

Katie Rhodes

With the slogan ‘From Your Pocket to Your Front Door’, locally owned Augusta To Go has been a lifesaver to my family lately. With a newborn in tow, eating out is less than ideal, and some days a home-cooked meal is larger to tackle than that mountain of laundry!


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Where Southern Meets Unexpected

Ann Beth Strelec

Flavor seeping from the seared andoille sausage coats the shrimp before they are nestled in a Creole style sauce. This tomato-y goodness is then spooned over buttery grits + speckled with parsley and scallions. If you don't have bread for sopping, feel free to lick your bowl. No one would blame you.

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Southern Willow Market

Katelyn Youngblood

From the beautiful flower market to the locally poured candles and the music playing throughout the store, Southern Willow Market is such a peaceful place to shop. They support lots of other local businesses in the shop including delicious grocery products, hand made signs, jewelry and candles made at Augusta Candle Company with their signature scents.

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Augusta Spots To Keep You Warm This Winter

Raysean Ricks

Winter is here and it’s in full force. Has anyone else felt that it has been cooler this year than years past? I have, and I’m in need of a little warming up! If you are too, here are some of the hottest spots in town.


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Keep Calm and Shop Local

Keep Calm and Shop Local

Brian Allen

Hi Guys! Brian here from Little Guide. As Molly has eloquently stated and as I’m more than sure we all know, this is an anxious time for everyone. For Molly, Stuart and I we find ourselves particularly concerned for our Little Guide family of businesses. Nationally, small business is the economic engine that drives this country. At the local level, it is a big part of what defines our identity...in short, it is of vital importance.

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New Executive Director

New Executive Director at Augusta Locally Grown

Molly Swift

The founder of Augusta Locally Grown, Kim Hines, has stepped down from her position as Executive Director. We would like to wish Kim all the best as she departs and offer our congratulations to Becca van Loenen, the new Executive Director. We look forward to seeing Augusta Locally Grown continue to grow throughout the Augusta region under her guidance!

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April Henry King's LGA Instagram Takeover

April Henry King's LGA Instagram Takeover

April Henry King

With our followers watching, the first Little Guide Augusta social media takeover took place Friday May 10 - Sunday, May 12, 2019. Local artist, April Henry King enjoyed the entire weekend using the Little Guide to decide what to eat, what to wear, and even where to stay! By visiting Little Guide locations, April brought our book to life on Facebook and Instagram.

Find her story in our Instagram highlights here.

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Shop Local

Shop Local

Molly Swift

Augusta’s local business community has been growing like crazy! As the region develops, we’ll see even more new businesses open their doors, bolstering competition and providing locals with a radical increase in retail options. Buying local is vital for our area’s economic stability and its continued growth, and we love that it’s become something we’ve seen grow in popularity. But, we know it’s not always easy to figure out what is a [...]

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The Southern Salad - Land of the Greens

The Southern Salad - Land of the Greens

Debbie Wolfarth

What’s the buzz in town these days? The Southern Salad, which opened in August of 2018 and already has a loyal following. The Southern Salad is unique in downtown Augusta because you can walk in, create your own amazingly fresh grain bowl or salad bowl and eat it there or take it with you. And don’t get me started on the smoothies. All of this created in minutes. Healthy fast food for kids and adults alike!

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Join the Paceline and Kick Cancer’s A**

Join the Paceline and Kick Cancer’s A**

Molly Swift

Change usually comes when we're uncomfortable, or in pain. We're motivated to find relief or alleviate whatever is causing us to feel that pain, and usually we're in a hurry to feel better. Paceline is a direct response to pain, but it's the pain of more than just one person - 1,735,00 people in the U.S. alone are facing a cancer diagnosis in 2018. However, Paceline wants to reduce that number to zero.

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Exploring with the LGA

Exploring with the LGA

Molly Swift

We’ve had a phenomenal month! Since launching the Friday before Masters Week, we’ve distributed thousands of copies of Little Guide Augusta and all of them have been picked up. It’s not the worst problem to have, but thank you for your patience while we adjust to a greater demand than we expected. Especially as each one has been picked up from one of our featured locations.

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The Centenarian and Frog Hollow

The Centenarian and Frog Hollow

Molly Swift

When Mr. Lanier told me about his wife’s grandmother, Evelyn Pye Creed, it was in reference to celebrating her 100th birthday. Becoming a centenarian is certainly a cause for partying, and the family marked the occasion with a drop-in at the Belvedere United Methodist Church the day after her birthday. Mr. Lanier was keen to have an little article or mention in the paper, so we were talking about what he and his wife, Angie, wanted to say about their grandmother.

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A Life Serving Others

A Life Serving Others

Molly Swift

On Memorial Day we reflect upon our fallen service members and the sacrifice they made. We also use the day to thank all service members, past and present. Among the pages of the Little Guide Augusta, we feature many of these brave men and women, one of whom, Nader Khatib, talked to me about how he relies upon his military service to make his business a success.

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My Crew - Beasley Radio

My Crew - Beasley Radio

Molly Swift

I just posted on Facebook and Instagram. A rather nondescript image and accompanying post about one of our featured locations – this time, Beasley Broadcasting Group, which operates stations in roughly 40 towns/cities throughout the U.S. ranging from urban and country, to contemporary hits and rock. For us, that means much loved stations like WGAC, Kicks 99, and HD 98.3.

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