Howdy from Houston. A couple of buddies and I have a tradition of traveling to different conferences around the country to catch a football game and get a taste of the local atmosphere. We're Longhorn fans from the Big XII, and have traveled to Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Madison, Ann Arbor and last year we went to Eugene, OR. We've had a great time every year, and at the end of the month, the weekend of September 28, we're coming to Athens. A couple of weeks before our trip, I always start a talk thread on various forums to get an idea on where we should go, places to see, and can't-miss things to do. We got a lot of good pointers from the folks in Madison but not as much from the Ann Arbor thread. We're hoping Athens will come through with flying colors. So, what do you say? We've got tickets to the LSU game on the 28th, and we're staying in Atlanta for Thursday night - other than that, our dance card is empty. Food and beer are high on our lists, so that's a good place to start. I know the Terrapin brewery is there, so we'll have to stop by. Porter Beer Bar, Trappeze Pub... good bottle shops? Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers.