I’ve already talked about Five Star Day Cafe on the East side, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to brag about their downtown location.
Five Star Day has continually been a favorite of visitors, locals, students, hippies, preps, old people, families– I could keep going.
It seems like their food is the perfect combination of originality and tradition. Let me explain.
On Wednesday, I ordered the veggie plate with collard greens, a fruit cup and spiced cabbage. It seems pretty basic, but you don’t usually have spiced cabbage. Seasoned with salt and pepper, Texas Pete and a good amount of TLC, it did the trick. I felt bad for the waitress who kept refilling my drink.
- Ashleigh and Alicia- the Picnic Chicken Salad
- Lizzie- House Salad with Chicken (I think)
- Chuck- the Barbeque Sandwich with heavenly-looking mashers
- Ginny- the all-too-famous pot roast
- Sydney- the special of the day: Chicken Tacos
I’m telling you, we all left with our stomachs full and happy.
This is one of my favorite parts of Athens. Places where different kinds of people can come, eat, socialize, debate, laugh, look, think, study and, most importantly, LIVE are the kinds of melting pots for which I am continually searching.
So thanks, Five Star Day, for letting life happen.