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284 Gaines School Road
Athens,
GA
US

Athens native Emily Ullrich began cultivating a fervor for food at an early age, spending her youth cooking southern-style dishes under the guidance of her grandmother. At age 16, Emily took a job at the local Hawthorne Drugs’s soda fountain, working there intermittently before taking charge and transforming it into a full-service restaurant 12 years later. Visitors to the drugstore can meander into the restaurant’s intimate dining room, where apple-green and azure walls and antiques create a welcoming household kitchen atmosphere. The eatery’s menu of classic and specialty sandwiches placed it among the top local restaurants at Taste of Athens 2012, and its signature Brunswick stew landed it in the list of finalists for the Flavor of Georgia 2012. If the scent of baking cheesy biscuits and roasting authentic Cuban sandwiches don’t inspire nostrils to belt out the chorus of Yankee Doodle, the dexterous chef welcomes guests to suggest their own creations from kitchen ingredients.

975 Hawthorne Ave
Athens,
GA
US

OneWay Eyeglasses banishes blurry vision with range of prescription glasses. An on-staff doctor can examine eyes to find the right prescription before a staff member works with clients to custom-fit lenses and frames. The shop stocks designer frames by brands such as Carlo Capucci and CoverGirl, and can fill orders for bifocal, transition, progressive, and anti-glare lenses.

2440 W Broad St
Athens,
GA
US

Anchored in the bustling Hamilton Plaza, Angels Beauty Supply houses a comprehensive collection of hair and skincare products. The family-owned and operated shop lines its shelves with some of the industry’s most popular brands, including Redken, Design Essentials, and Mizani. The shop focuses on carrying high-performance products infused with vitamins and minerals so customers can receive added nutrients without having to stuff spinach in their ears. In addition to its products, Angels also features a staff of knowledgeable professionals, including stylists who specialize in the art of braiding.

1342 Auburn Rd
Dacula,
GA
US

Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.

In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.

2055 Scenic Hwy N
Snellville,
GA
US

Gold Wellness Center is home to Dr. Eli Goldsmith, a doctor of chiropractic who, as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, has thoroughly studied not just spine and back injuries, but also ailments of the extremities. As such, he's skilled at treating victims of auto collisions, sport injuries, and workplace accidents. He plies his trade in a facility replete with advanced gear, including a flexion-distraction table for treating disc problems and a vibration-therapy machine for repairing muscle function.

2607 Freedom Parkway
Cumming,
GA
US