Rust-colored brick walls and picturesque Italian-village street scenes lend a distinct Old World atmosphere to the dining room of Robolli's Italian Bar & Grill. This eatery isn't actually nestled on a quaint Tuscan hillside, though a disoriented visitor wouldn't be blamed for thinking so after sipping a glass of imported chianti and biting into Robolli's traditional Italian cuisine.
Its chefs drizzle housemade sauces—such as herb-and-garlic-infused marinara and creamy parmsean alfredo—onto pastas and seasonal vegetables. They also crown housemade Chicago-style deep-dish or thin-crust pizza dough with more than 25 toppings, including some unusual offerings, such as house-smoked pork, shaved rib eye, and sunny-side-up eggs. Chefs make the pizza dough gluten-free or shaped like giant Frisbee upon request.
At Top Notch Express Car Wash, customers can choose their preferred degree of cleaning control. Each of the four locations abides by a flex system, enabling owners to drive by for a full- or express-service scrubbing. Express washes cleanse and jet-dry exteriors before patrons vacuum the interiors themselves, whereas full-service washes employ the staff to vacuum, clean windows, and oversee the application of add-ons such as wax and tire shine. Frequent clients can even sign up for a monthly unlimited wash plan, a prudent asset for autos that are regularly sullied by off-road excursions or ice-cream-truck demolition derbies.
Technicians further primp vehicles with meticulous detailing at all venues, and oil changes at West Augusta and Evans. Their focus on speed and convenience has earned them the Best of Augusta award for 14 years straight in Augusta magazine, and prompted the installment of handy amenities, including auto-pay machines and a fleet account program for company cars.
Diners at Rhinehart's Oyster Bar are commonly seen slurping oysters ($10.40 for 12 on the half shell) off paper plates, accompanying each bite with a slice of ice-cold beer. Other edibles on the menu include a variety of sandwiches ($5.25+), seafood ($7.95+), chicken ($7.99+), and more. The beyond casual atmosphere is overseen by a dedicated and friendly staff that serves clients indoors and out back in the expansive picnic-tabled backyard.
Catch Phrase Cafe, located within Columbia County Library, bridges the worlds of literature and food. Guests can relax in overstuffed chairs as they read magazines or books, sip warm or blended caf? drinks, and enjoy snacks such as freshly baked cookies and Blue Bell ice cream. There are heartier options, too, including savory soups and stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches. The caf?'s interior is a convenient spot for a quiet lunch or a group meeting, and an outdoor pond invites visitors to take a scenic walk while sipping a cup of lemonade or locally roasted Buona Caffe coffee.