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August/September 2013

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dining guide AMERICAN The Back Burner Restaurant This charming restaurant offers off-street parking and small rooms for a warm and cozy atmosphere, but it also has a private party room that will accommodate up to 40 people for lunch or dinner and 65 people for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. In addition to the regular menu, chef Christian Losito will prepare special orders while the restaurant specializes in unique dishes such as Chilean sea bass, venison, fresh farm-raised rabbit, veal chop and osso bucco Milanese. A small yet diverse wine list and a full bar are available. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday/ Reservations preferred; major credit cards accepted. 2242 Ingleside Ave. 746-3336. Bearfoot Tavern A sports bar with an extensive menu that goes beyond your typical bar food, with dishes such as Thai Chicken Nachos with bean sprouts, turkey burgers and braised beef tacos. There are also eight beers on tap and 25 bottled beers. Each booth has its own television so you can watch the game of your choice. Hours are Monday-Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 4-10:30 p.m., Saturday noon-10:30 p.m. and Sunday noon-10 p.m. It's also open for overtime and extra innings so there's no chance of missing your team's win. 401 Cherry St. 744-4645. The adjoining Wine Cellar is also available to rent for birthdays, graduations, office parties, etc.  Call 744-0123 to book the Wine Cellar. www. Downtown Grill The exposed brick and atmosphere of this 1890 building create the charming ambience of an old English steakhouse. Serving prime Angus beef, fresh fish and homemade desserts as well as nightly specials, we are dedicated to providing the ultimate downtown dining experience. We also offer a full selection of scotches, cognacs and aperitifs as well as an extensive wine list. Cigar aficionados are welcome — bring your own or choose from our oak humidor. Plan your holiday event in our banquet room, which is available for private parties of up to 50 guests. Serving dinner Monday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. We're in the lane between Mulberry and Cherry and Second and Third streets. 562 Mulberry St. Lane. 742-5999. Reservations are recommended but not required. Edgar's With a city-chic appearance and a menu of pure food art, Edgar's presents a unique and innovative upscale casual dining experience. Since its 2007 opening, Edgar's has been training culinary students from Goodwill Industries Polly's Hospitality Institute, the culinary arts program of Helms Career Institute. At Edgar's, enjoy an a la carte menu of tantalizing soups, garden-fresh salads and an array of sandwiches and entrees. Perfect for the professional lunch meeting and the friendly noon gathering, join us Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Edgar's Bistro. ó5171 Eisenhower Parkway. Grits Cafe Upscale casual dining offering creatively fun Southern cuisine. The menu features great appetizers like Fried Green Tomato Napoleon, Grits Martini with shitake mushroom cream, Crispy Pulled Duck Flatbread and a Sweet Vidalia Onion Tart. Dinner offers Blackened Salmon over a black eye pea cake, Praline Chicken stuffed with 126 l MACON MAGAZINE forest mushrooms and spinach, Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits, and Ginger Soy Ahi Tuna. Extensive international wine list, signature cocktails and craft beers available. Private dining room for large groups. Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations recommended for all party sizes. 17 West Johnston Street, "on the square", Forsyth, GA. 994-8325 to our grillers. Next is an interactive cooking experience as you watch the items you selected cook on our 700 degree Mongolian barbecue grill. With endless combinations, Ginger Stir-Fry and Grill is a fun and healthy dining experience that will never get old. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 496 Second St.
 Market City Cafe An upscale prohibition-era-style lounge, serving luxury spirits and fusion dim sum. Come try Macon's best-kept secret. Thursday 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 496 Second St. above Ginger, entrance on Poplar. Look for the purple awning. 744-0123. Croissants, cakes and desserts baked fresh daily. Superb lunch and dinner specials, pasta, loaded salads, homemade soups, pizza and award-winning desserts. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served on Fridays and Saturdays featuring daily seafood and steak entrees. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Now featuring a new, expanded menu with more choices than ever and a Sunday brunch that begins at 11 a.m. Meeting space available and the restaurant can be reserved for private parties. Full catering services on or off site. Wireless Internet. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m.- 9 pm. Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Monday. 257-6612, 502 Cherry St. Nu-Way Weiners Locally owned and family-operated, Nu-Way Weiners restaurants have been serving their famous red hot dogs, hamburgers and other great foods since 1916. As the nation's second-oldest hot dog restaurant, Nu-Way and has brought widespread acclaim recognition to Macon, having been featured in high profile publications such as The New York Times, Gourmet, Southern Living, and Money Magazine. It has also been profiled on NBC's "The Today Show" and on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). There are 10 Nu-Way locations in Macon, Warner Robins and Fort Valley. The original restaurant is located at 428 Cotton Ave., downtown Macon. Nu-Way caters. Call us for your next event: 743-6593 Tic Toc Room Elegant casual dining in the heart of historic downtown Macon featuring modern Southern fare with an expansive martini menu and a wine list that spotlights more than 200 premium selections. Whether you are seeking a quiet dinner for two, cocktails with friends or a private venue for your engagement of up to 200-plus people, the Tic Toc Room will help meet your dining, catering and entertaining needs. Open Monday-Saturday at 5 p.m. Dress is business casual; reservations recommended. 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 744-0123. Zaxby's Chicken fingers (using pure chicken breasts) and Buffalo wings. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Visa and MasterCard accepted. No reservations accepted. Macon locations: 3960 Northside Drive, 474-1141; 4686 Presidential Parkway, 405-0080; 910 Riverside Drive, 750-1199. Warner Robins locations: 401 N. Davis Drive, 922-1000; 2931 Watson Blvd., 778-1417. Perry: 1425 Sam Nunn Blvd., 987-1020. ASIAN Ginger This is build-your-own fast casual Asian stir-fry. Our menu has an assortment of classic Asian dishes. The real experience at Ginger, however, is being your own chef. You can pick your own vegetables, protein, starches, sauce and seasoning. You select all the ingredients and provide them Kashmir ITALIAN Marco The choice for fine Italian dining. You will find an authentic Italian experience, from the menu in Italian and English to the dining-room decor. The Mediterranean village atmosphere is complete with warm-toned stucco walls and Italian hand-painted dishes. Menu suggestion: Begin with an Apulian-style crab cake served over a red bell pepper sauce with sweet garlic and rosemary followed by a delicious entrée of whole branzino baked in rock salt, cleaned tableside and served with sautéed asparagus and mashed potatoes, and end with a homemade gelato. Many new menu items. Private room available for rehearsal dinners and other special events; check for special events. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, for dinner 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 4581 Forsyth Road. 405-5660. MEXICAN Margaritas Mexican Grill The Rodriguez family celebrated their 25th anniversary serving Middle Georgia on Aug. 1 and thank you for your loyalty. The influences of our hometowns of Tequila and Guadalajara in the central Mexican state of Jalisco are apparent in our restaurants. Our fajitas, steaks and seafood, as well our burritos, tacos and enchiladas are only a few of the dishes you can enjoy. You'll find a combination to suit any taste as well as a selection of meatless dishes and a kids' menu. Full bar with large selection of Mexican bottled beers and draft beers. Large groups can be accommodated. Visit one of our four locations: 1602 Montpelier Ave., Suite 106, 254-7707; 5451 Bowman Road, 477-8833; 4696 Presidential Parkway, 757-1300; 6812 Zebulon Road, 477-2410. Open for lunch and dinner. All major credit cards are accepted. For catering information call 501-0377. PIZZA Ingleside Village Pizza Hand-tossed, New York-style pizza with fresh toppings and homemade dough. Best selection of imported beers in Macon. Celebrating 20 years of serving Macon's best pizza. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday; and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Credit cards accepted. Ingleside Village, corner of Ingleside and Corbin avenues. 750-8488. 1635 Montpelier Ave. 743-4113. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2013

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