Macon’s best restaurants

June 28, 2010

The Macon Telegraph just published its annual “best of the best” section.  Some of the restaurant winners are:

Best restaurant: Lemongrass

Best BBQ [this gets contentious in Georgia]: Fresh Air

Best burger: Five Guys

Best Chinese: Mandarin Chinese Restaurant (3086 Riverside Drive,
Macon, GA 31210-2512; 478-477-5728)

Best fine dining: Natalia’s [nat-ah-LEE-ahs]

Best hot dog: Nu Way [of course]

Best Japanese: Mikata

Best sushi: Shogun

Best Mexican: El Azteca

Best pizza: Ingleside Village Pizza

Best seafood: Jim Shaw’s (no website that I’m aware of, but located at 3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204; 478-746-3697. Open for dinner only.  The same management also operates Fish N’ Pig )

Best steak: Longhorn Steakhouse

Best country restaurant and Best buffet: Ole Times Country Buffet

For another look at restaurants in Macon, go to M Food & Culture:


Friday evening reception

June 9, 2010

The conference reception is scheduled for the evening of Friday, 15 October, at the Federated Garden Clubs of Macon headquarters, the Neel House:

It’s located at 730 College Street, about two miles from the hotel.

Getting here

June 4, 2010

Macon is a smallish city, but it’s not hard to reach.

If you’re arriving from outside the Southeast, your best bet is to fly into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).  From there, it’s easy to grab a shuttle to Macon; the most popular is Groome Transportation ( www. groometransporta tion. com/ macon_warner_rob bins. htm).  You’ll arrive in Macon in about an hour.

We should have a few dedicated OLAC shuttles on the Wednesday and Thursday before the conference; watch the blog or the conference website for updates.

[That said, Macon does have an airport, Middle Georgia Regional (MCN):

www. cityofmacon. net/ citydept- aviation

It’s about 14 miles south of the hotel.]

Renting a car from Hartsfield is also an option;  the airport is on the south side of the city, so you’ll avoid the worst of Atlanta traffic. Macon is eighty or so miles away on I-75 South.  (Be careful in Monroe County, just north of Macon — it can be a speed trap.)