The Grit has ties to Athens music scene

August 16, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
The Grit, a restaurant on the edge of downtown Athens, Ga., has a core menu that mixes traditional Southern fare with vegetarian food. The Grit has been an Athens favorite, with inextricable ties to the town's music scene, for three decades. It bustles with students and townsfolk alike, and at a bar full of sweet tea pitchers and microbrew taps, a sharp-dressed businessman has lunch beside a man with cutoff jean shorts and tattoos for sleeves.

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