EAT. PLAY. GO. take a bite bursting with flavor at Lenox on 10th

Thursday, March 7th 2024, 5:47 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - The owners of one downtown Augusta restaurant are saying "Sorry Miss Jackson" because their food may be too flavorful to handle.

Lenox on 10th celebrates music history while serving up a mouth-watering menu with a big variety, including sliders, tacos and tapas.

Their tacos will have you saying, "Please, Please, Please".

"It's a vibe. It's like really where you want to come," co-owner Aris Reed said.

Reed brings the vibe of her hometown, Los Angeles, to the Garden City. Co-owner Robert Stokes brings the Atlanta vibe to the restaurant from his time spent there.

"Augusta is not as small as everyone thinks it is," Reed said.

In the kitchen, chef Ryan Young is adding her own flavor to the menu. Originally from Texas, the flavor in the food bursts in your mouth.

Young said she is self-taught and learned everything she knows about cooking by trial and error.

Their coleslaw and several of the sauces they have are all made in-house. Young arrives to Lenox on 10th early everyday to make them.

Their firecracker salmon taco is their most popular menu item. The cheese is crusted on the tortilla under seasoned salmon, marinated overnight.

"We do it differently because we don't just do just cheese on top. You know, everybody wants melted cheese," Young said.

They also offer a surf and turf taco and a chicken taco with onions and peppers.

Their tacos pair well with their signature drink, Sorry Miss Jackson. The drink is layered with blue curaçao at the bottom, pineapple and Captain Morgan.

It is topped with locally-made Second City Distillery bourbon named after boxer Beau Jack.

"Eisenhower and Bobby Jones used to bet on him because he won all the time. So, they've got boxing gloves on the bottle," co-owner Robert Stokes explained.

The restaurant also sells local taps from Savannah River Brewing Company.

The local brews and music photos on the walls just add to the local history in the restaurant.

"Music is just one commonality that we all share and we both love music. So, and we love Georgia," Reed said.

On the wall, you'll find a photo of the old Lenox Theater, the first spot where James Brown made his debut.

"It was the first African-American theater. It had heating, it had air-conditioning. It was, you know, like the cream of the crop for the community," Reed said.

Lenox on 10th is located in the building where the old Bees Knees used to be.

The restaurant has a DJ during brunch every first weekend of the month. They also have happy hour, live music and can show most every sporting event on four large TVs inside the restaurant.

They can seat anywhere between two to 20 people.

Come back with us next week as we Eat. Play. Go. our way through the CSRA!