Photography by John Antaki SIP When mom and daughter team Heather Needles and Ali Kocher moved to the Evans area with their families a couple of years ago, they immediately saw a void that needed to be filled. They had been “uprooted” and missed the community that had existed in the coffeehouses of their hometown. An idea was born and, with the help of a few providentially placed artisans, Rooted Coffeehouse, located off William Few Parkway in Evans, came to life in late February of this year. It’s been a growing and learning process but the reception is...Read More
Author: Griffin Nelson
Photography by John Antaki “The history is palpable immediately upon stepping through the doorway into the welcoming arms of Hildebrandt’s, a family-friendly deli that has been around since the late 1800s. Luanne Hildebrandt shows me around and proudly tells story after story of her and her family’s experiences and I hang on every word. As part of the 4th generation of the German family that originally opened the grocery, she grew up cleaning the floors, taking orders, prepping meats for sandwiches, and doing odd jobs with her siblings and cousins. Over a century later the deli maintains a...Read More
Photography by John Antaki Eat Having spent more than 40 years in the restaurant business, Walter Clay, owner of Rae’s Coastal Cafe, knows what he’s doing when it comes to creating the ideal dining environment for anyone. The restaurant is strategically laid out with quiet corners for special dates, larger tables for families, a beautiful deck for friendly get-togethers, and a comfortable and welcoming vibe for everyone. Tucked into a quaint corner of a neighborhood oﬀ Walton Way, fabulous food and word-of-mouth has had people ﬁlling up tables every night for 25 years. When Rae’s ﬁrst opened the...Read More
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