A Weekend in Columbus, Ga.

This past weekend, Jacob left me for Ranger School. Although this isn’t the happiest moment for me, I am proud of him and I just can’t wait to see him again.

In preparation for Ranger School, Jacob and I ate…. A LOT.

Here are some of the places we visited.

Coffee Shops:

Iron Bank Coffee

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of this place! (Maybe next time) This place made me fall in love with lattes! I’ve never had a latte before, I am your boring regular hot coffee or iced coffee girl. But no longer! They had a Dominican banana split latte and it was perfect. Inside it is so beautiful and they have meeting rooms that were actually old bank vaults. This is one of my favorite coffee places, period.

Midtown Coffee

This place was extremely cute. Around the shop were Christian-like quotes and Bible verses, which is so refreshing. They also have a wall of games such as jenga and other board games. The coffee was really good and they even poked some fun at Jacob for getting a decaf.

Breakfast:

We only went to one breakfast place because for the most part we cooked breakfast. Eggs are a must for me and we ran out of them! So we headed to Ruth’s Ann’s. This place a classic diner kind of restaurant. It was Saturday so the wait was probably 20 minutes, which wasn’t too bad. I had a classic two egg breakfast, Jacob got an omelet and we shared Cap’t Crunch French Toast, yeah, you read that right. We stuffed ourselves and it was awesome.

Dinner/Lunch:

We indulged in some amazing ethnic cuisine.

Rose’s Caribbean Restaurant

I was a little apprehensive to try this place. Coming from South Florida, I have had amazing Caribbean food so I wasn’t so sure that this place could measure up. Well, they did. It was so flavorful and everyone working there were so sweet. I ordered the jerk chicken with veggie rice, plantains and green beans. Jacob ordered the curry chicken, yams, jerk rice, and plantains. And to go we had a jerk chicken patty. It was so good!

Lemongrass Thai & Sushi

We decided we needed some good Thai food. Here I ordered red curry with chicken and Jacob got green curry with chicken. It was refreshing and they even gave us a scoop of sherbet with the bill.

Mr. Pizza Brick Oven and Tap

This place is fairly new and we were excited for some good pizza. This was our last meal out. We were starting to feel crappy with all the food we’ve been eating. But we were determined to get Jacob all the food he can get before leaving. We ordered wings as a starter, half garlic parmesan and half spicy bbq. We ordered a custom pizza with jalapenos, chicken, tomatoes and black olives. Honestly, the food wasn’t that good, it was like bar food and we weren’t impressed. But that’s okay, sometimes that food is necessary!

Although this was an amazing weekend, we learned that we cannot eat out a lot. We both started feeling so crappy and over food in general. Eating out a lot and not sticking to our ‘little to no dairy’ is not the life for us. But it was fun exploring different restaurants in Columbus, Ga.

If you know of any other places in Georgia that you love, let me know!

Love,

Local Coffee Shops

I have recently come to love local coffee shops and thankfully a new one opened near by! Ubora Coffee Roasters is located in downtown Augusta, Georgia and this place is amazing. It is a veteran owned business that is quickly making Augustans fall in love. The vibe of the place is amazing, the workers were sweet and knowledgeable and its an awesome place to just relax.

When I went we ordered their caramel cookie, which was so good that I’m going to try to recreate it, and two cups of their pour over coffee. I’ve never had a pour over and honestly I was kind of intimidated. Will it be too strong? Will I hate it? I am in no way a coffee aficionado, I just like good coffee. Their pour over coffee was just that, good coffee. We ordered the Ethiopian and Rwanda coffee, seriously amazing!

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An awesome thing that Ubora offers is that you can order their coffee online and it is definitely worth it. https://uboracoffee.com/

If you have any local restaurants that you want to share I would love to hear about them!

 

Love,

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Bodega Ultima

I have found my favorite brunch place in Augusta, Ga. FINALLY! Bodega Ultima is located in Surrey Center, a cute little plaza with restaurants and shops.

So coming in my sister and I were excited to get some breakfast but they only serve breakfast from 8-11, bummer. But their lunch menu was equally appetizing. There were a lot of people inside which got me even more excited.

A coffee was a must

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Guys, I ordered a smoked salmon BLT completely forgetting that BLT’s have bacon in them HAHA

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Absolutely amazing, I never had smoked salmon and I’m extremely happy that it was this great. (I did remove the bacon)

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This is the trashcan wrap with salmon, another absolutely amazing item.

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Jo even loved it!

If you’re in the Augusta area this place is a must!

Love,

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