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Five & Ten

1073 S. Milledge Ave. (S. Lumpkin St.) Send to Phone
706-546-7300 | Menu
Relocated around the corner from its original spot, Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant continues its leadership in contemporary regional cooking.
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Five & Ten, Athens, GA

Five & Ten Restaurant Review

: Canada native Hugh Acheson appreciates the Southern larder. But he employs it his way, as evidenced by his low country boil, a dish originating on the Georgia and South Carolina coast, aka the low country. A light tomato broth enrobes the otherwise standard ingredients, namely Georgia shrimp, cob corn, spicy sausage and fingerling potatoes. Seasonally, you'll find watermelon salad with pickled watermelon rind and feta cheese; sorghum, a crushed-grass syrup, in a vinaigrette or perhaps bathing pork ribs; and a Muscadine hull tart with a Scuppernong sorbet. And, of course peaches, from roasted to infusing a cocktail. The wine list roams the globe and most selections represent value. Domaine de la Noblaie rosé of Chinon (Loire Valley, France) pairs well with much of the food. Unfortunately, despite devotion to local products, the restaurant avoids any of the local wines and offers one Georgia beer --- Athens’ own Terrapin. Two prix-fixe three-course dinner menus are available daily at 5:30, 5:45 and 6 p.m. for $30, plus $15 for paired wines or beers. The pairings can be hit or miss, though; the Ommegang Saison was tasty, but too much for the luxuriously creamy she-crab soup with which it was matched. (Note: Five & Ten’s former address was 1653 S. Lumpkin St.)

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