It’s the season where the breeze begins to chill and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin hangs in the air. The streets of Milledgeville offer seasonal delicacies in our locally owned restaurants, bars and bakeries. There is everything from warm, crispy apple pie to seasoned soups and pumpkin ales to help get you into the fall spirit. Here are 10 places you really autumn know...

SOMETHING TO SIP

Coffee at Blackbird winter

1. There is something about holding and sipping a beverage on a cold day that just warms your soul. When you are meeting a friend for coffee in the morning, shopping around downtown in the afternoon, or simply wanting to treat yourself, a warm seasoned drink is bound to make your day brighter! Blackbird Coffee serves a delicious pumpkin pie latte, apple cider, caramel apple cider, fogle chai, various teas and fresh roasted coffee. Order up and enjoy!

2. If you are out on the town in the evening with friends wanting to sit down at a bar for a drink, stop by Amici! They recently purchased all new taps with pumpkin ales and other local Georgia beers from Macon, Athens, Atlanta and more! The atmosphere is friendly, offering great seating where you can talk with your pals or watch the big game with a basket full of wings! 

SOMETHING SAVORY

3. It’s soup season! Get our hot flavorful soups at our favorite restaurants around town--they are just too good to pass up! Buffington's is known for its award winning Bob Marley soup, a creamy Caribbean base with chicken, rice and a kick! Listen to live music as you slurp your soup and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Bring your friends and family for evening entertainment and great food this fall! 

Copy of The Brick Tomato Soup

4. Doing their best since 1993, The Brick's constant goal is to keep their customers' bellies full and their hearts happy by providing the best food possible. The tomato soup is always a crowd pleaser. It's creaminess and chunks of tomatoes makes it stand out from the crowd. It is no wonder that it was awarded the “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Eats, Explore Georgia’s culinary guide.

Cravings

5. Smell that? Cravings, located in downtown Milledgeville, serves soups this fall as well, with potato, broccoli, Italian wedding and clam chowder coming in hot! Stay up to date with the soup of the day, so be sure to try something new each day! 

Pickle Barrel

6. Happiness is always homemade at The Pickle Barrel. Their chili or cheesey potato soup pair delightfully with signature beer batter fries (we recommend making them loaded with cheese, bacon bits, sour cream and chives!) or a basket of PBC’s famous wings tossed in one of their 11 homemade sauces.  

7. Rich bisque, backfin crab meat, and sherry round out the delectable she crab soup at Aubri Lane’s at The Club. Wanting to keep your seafood palate going? The pecan crusted carolina trout served with collard greens and smoked cheddar grits will be sure to have you hooked! If you are looking for a land animal meal, the Georgia firehouse chili will be sure to warm you up while the sage chicken - sous vide airline chicken breast, roasted root vegetables & gorgonzola ravioli - will have you satisfied. The hand cut cab ribeye, bistro tenderloin, filet, all the steaks, at Aubri Lanes are Certified Angus Beef, the best around. (Aubri Lane’s at The Club offers a seasonal menu, these offerings will be available beginning on September 22.) 

Stacked Sandwiches

8. Drive down 441 to Stacked for more delicious soups for your tasting. Tomato basil, loaded baked potato, chicken enchilada with beans and roasted red pepper with smoked good--a best seller--are all just one spoonful away from making your day the best it can be! 

SOMETHING THAT’S SWEET

Ryal's Bakery fall

9. Everyone knows fall for its abundance of candy and tasty desserts. Milledgeville has the perfect places for you to grab a delicious dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ryals Bakery makes the most scrumptious looking pumpkin and ghost cookies--baked each morning to keep things fresh for its customers! Make sure to grab one while they are warm, because they will be all gobbled up in a few hours! 

Doodles Cupcake Fall

10. Doodle’s Bakery is the place where creativity and southern traditions meet. Locals rave about their apple pies, pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with cinnamon cream cheese icing and pumpkin caramel and pecan pie bars. They also have homemade soups and chilies that you can take to go for the days when all you want is to curl up in a blanket and watch a good movie or read a book.