A Fond Farewell

It’s a shame, but several restaurants we visited for the blog in 2011 are now closed. I’d like to bid them adieu with this post.

Greek Village – The Russell Parkway location closed, but you can still get a few favorites at Greek Village II on Commercial Circle in Warner Robins. I recommend the Greek burger!

China Palace – As a Warner Robins native, the loss of this restaurant leaves a hole yet to be filled. Yes, we do enjoy a couple other Chinese restaurants, but none have the same flavor and atmosphere. The staff at China Palace treated us like family and we sorely miss them.

Martin’s BBQ – Technically, Martin’s is still operating in their Front Street location, but I just haven’t been able to make it over there. We visited them at their Hwy 96 location which shut down only a couple days after we dined there. I wish it was still open at that location as that’s more convenient for us.

Shahenshah – Word on the street is that the folks at Shahenshah moved into the space vacated by Martin’s on Hwy 96, opening as Metropolis Grill. But, the variety of dishes we loved at Shahenshah is lacking at Metropolis.

Catfish House – This location just seems to be a dead zone for restaurants. Nothing seems to last for long. The food wasn’t too bad, but I guess it’s going to sit empty for another spell before another restaurant takes a gamble.

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Bonus: Best of…

To “finish” out our blog, we decided to compile a list of our favorite things to eat that we tried throughout the entire year. The list is only from places on our blog and is the opinion of each individual instead of a consensus. So each entry may have two things listed if we could not come to an agreement. That said, let’s get on with it.
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Bonus Week 53: Natalia’s

So, with 52 restaurants in 52 weeks, we’ve officially reached our quota. However, this year was especially exciting because there were actually 53 weekends, which meant we have an extra special edition for you. Our first idea was to simply stop at 52, or use one of the weeks as a break, but why stop now?

Week 53 takes us to a finer class of dining, Natalia’s of Macon. Located in North Macon all the way up on Bass Road, Natalia’s is a formal restaurant, so we took to getting dressed up and fancy and headed out on New Year’s Eve for a nice dinner to finish off our year and the blog.
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Week 52: My Father’s Place

So…. 52 weeks… and this is what should be our final entry. However, we’ve got a couple more surprises in store for you so stay tuned. We plan on having a BONUS review (since there were technically 53 weekends) as well as a year end Best Of to follow up.

Week 52 takes us to another pizza place (so soon after Ingleside Pizza too), My Father’s Place. A staple to many that live in Warner Robins, it’s located down off Moody Road closer to the AF base than where we live. We’ve only been there a couple times before, but it’s hard to walk away disappointed.
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Week 51: Moon River Brewing Company

Week 51 is a TRAVEL EDITION! This week, we were stranded in Savannah, Ga for the weekend. With so many different places and venues to visit, it was hard trying to decide on a location for our blog entry. Ultimately, we went with someplace we’ve never been before, Moon River Brewing. Named after the famous Johnny Mercer song and located on historic Bay Street in downtown, don’t get confused. While they are a local brewer, they have a restaurant located inside with food just slightly above your average pub fare. Along with us on our trip were Matt’s parents, visiting us for Christmas and seeing Savannah for the first time.
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Week 50: Hacienda Vieja

So following the blog you’ve noticed the recurring trends of BBQ places. Another common restaurant genre we frequent is Mexican restaurants. Our last Mexicano cuisine experience takes us to Hacienda Vieja, located on Presidential Parkway in Macon.
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Week 49: Grillmasters

After reading our blog for a while, you might get the idea we like BBQ. Well, we are Southerners and who can argue with yummy cuts of pork, smoked until tender and served up with whatever fried foods or greens you can think of. Grillmasters of Perry brings us to our next stop (and last BBQ place) on our blog. While probably not at the very top of our local BBQ list, it wins accolades for having a friendly owner who isn’t ashamed of his product.
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