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Automatic for the People in Athens

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

If you're familiar with the alt rock stylings of Michael Stipe and R.E.M. then you probably get the reference in the title, but if you don't then you should google it ASAP. I'll give you the short and sweet - Weaver D's has been referred to by members of the band as "The Greatest soul food restaurant in the South," and I think it's definitely one of the best in the SEC and Southland for sure. Automatic for the people is the official slogan uttered by Dexter Weaver, the owner and proprietor of Weaver D's Restaurant, when a customer volleys their order at the front counter.

This is a MUST in Athens, regardless of your palette. Even if you somehow don't enjoy soul food (better check your soul), you will enjoy the setting and scenery as it sits on the banks of the North Oconee River at the edge of the UGA campus. I've been coming here since I started working in Georgia almost a decade ago, and have yet to be disappointed.

The game was underwhelming, but it was fun to shoot the 2nd best team in the SEC for 4 quarters - they have elite athletes that make plays that you just don't regularly see on Saturdays. Plus, a lot of the action was in the near corners and Derk and I (pictured above) got a shoutout on air! Watch the entire video for the (mostly Georgia) highlights from the game.

All in all it was a great game, atmosphere, and overall weekend in Athens - which, I consider to be one of the top 5 college towns in America. If I didn't bleed crimson, I might have been a Dawg fan in some other iteration of life.


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