Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
Anne Shirley 
Last weekend, my friend Lucy and I wandered around downtown Athens and discovered a fun new restaurant called The World Famous. Lucy works for a local bakery in Athens plus spent the summer on a farm, so she definitely knows good food...we got some fried chicken sandwiches and sparkly lemonade to-go and proceeded to feast in one of our favorite spots: North Campus. The best part about living in Athens is the superfluity of fantastic local dives, and I would have to say The World Famous might be my new favorite. Nestled in the artsier part of town, the bar & restaurant serves drinks in mason jars (and fresh squeezes the lemons for your drink right on the bar!!!), has a few vintage pinball machines in a corner, and showcases local artists' work on the walls. My favorite part of college has always been living in Athens, and the reason is Athens' various "vibes." In Athens you can be whoever you want to be: preppy, hipster-y, artsy, into the music scene, into the nightlife, into the academia, etc, etc. And the best part is, in Athens, you don't even have to put yourself into a category. I can be each and any of those things, and I'm happy to eat at a super local organic farm fresh restaurant one day and an Athens chain like YourPie (NOM) the next. Two for you Athens, Georgia, you go Athens, Georgia.

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