A Gamer

I just had an amazing lunch at Empire State South and thought “What a great place for a date!”

Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Empire State South. Acheson is a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee and chef/partner of the lauded Five & Ten and The National in Athens, GA.

Great food, good atmosphere and…

bocceBocce ball! (Click for directions on how to play.)  I can’t wait to go back and try one of their crafted cocktails (work always gets in the way of the fun).

I think games are such a great way to break the ice and help minimize those moments of silence that we all want to avoid.

And while we are on the subject there are other great restaurants/date spots that have games as well.  Try The Optimist for putt-putt and Ormsby for darts, shuffleboard, and bocce ball, both are on the West Side.


Adrenaline Date

Here’s a date night for all my adrenaline junkies: NASCAR ride along. Three laps at over 100mph!  Add lunch or dinner at The French Market* in Locust Grove not too far away and you can’t lose.  I would suggest the meal after the ride so you can recap both of your experiences.

*Please note The French Market is closed on Sundays.


Happy date night!

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