I live ITP. I prefer things ITP. When I was dating, living within the perimeter was a strict requirement. However, one of my favorite restaurants within the vicinity of Atlanta is OTP…really OTP. In fact, it’s in Athens.
I am not going to sit here and tell you about how incredible I think their menu is and how much I’d recommend driving the 50 minutes JUST for a romantic dinner. I just won’t.
Instead, I will tell you this – I go to Five & Ten once or twice a year with my colleagues when we have business in Athens, and it is, hands down, one of my favorite meals all year. Instead of breaking out all the delicious things I’ve eaten there, I will give you a mere three reasons why you must go, immediately.
1) The location is rad. It’s in the neighborhood-y Five Points area near the UGA campus. Go Dawgs? (Feels unnatural, but I’ll run with it for the purpose of this post…)
2) I totally saw what’s-his-name there the last time I went. Yeah, that dude from Felicity. So cool.
3) They have the best pimento cheese I’ve EVER had. And, this lactose-challenged girl loves her pimento. Also, I think beets are s.c.a.r.y. and it’s the only restaurant where I’ve ever willingly eaten them.
Definitely try Five & Ten the next time you are feeling a little ”country.”
Five & Ten
1653 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30606