Photo via POUCH’s Facebook
I mostly use this blog for writing and PR posts, hence the title “All Things Communications.” Sometimes I deviate from that to write about Athens and its local businesses. I’ve been a resident of Athens since 2010 and I try to buy local when I can. This post focuses on Pouch, a new bar and international restaurant, that opened in Athens this month.
Located at 151 E. Broad Street, Pouch brings a unique establishment to town. POUCH serves all kinds of pies, though they’re not the bakery-style apple or cherry pies some may be used to. Instead these pies are savory and themed.
Feeling love for America? Try the Pastriot, which includes beef, cheese, pickle relish and ketchup baked into a little pie.
Want to travel a bit further? Order the Pietanic, a Russian concoction that has wild salmon, mushrooms, rice, dill, egg and lemon.
Or maybe you want something spicy? In that case, get the Hot Chick, a Portuguese spicy chicken and sausage pie with piri piri and white wine.
The best part about the three pies? They’re only $5.50 each. All of the pies, which are geographically themed, are fixed at the same price. POUCH serves the pies fast, so you’ll have time to try another while you’re there.
Another feature of POUCH is the full bar, which serves mixed drinks and draft beer. They have recommendations based off the pie you chose. Other POUCH features include a dessert menu, cozy wooden tables and a large TV in the back.
POUCH is open Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Interested in checking out POUCH? The menu (from their Facebook page) is below.