Friday, June 28, 2013
Skogie’s on Baxter (Athens, GA)
525 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30605, T: 706-850-7447
Skogie’s on Baxter is the Athens location of a restaurant that has existed at Lake Lanier for six years. They do breakfast and brunch, but are mostly known for their sandwiches, that is (New Orleans-style) po-boys. All come with your choice of "protein" (shrimp, fish, chicken) and side (the favorite are the sweet potato chips). You can also have everything as a basket (i.e. without bread).
This time I get the fish basket with waffle fries and tartar sauce ($8.00). The fish comes in small nuggets, lightly battered and quite crisp. It tastes good, but not special - in part because the (homemade?) tartar sauce is unremarkable. The waffle fries are small and seemingly homemade, but slightly undercooked. At another occasion I had the fish Poboy, which was quite ok, but more fishy than I like.
Skogie’s offers decent Poboy-type sandwiches, but nothing like the original New Orleans ones.