22 May 2018

Kayla's Corner, 5/22/18: Your Pie & the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

- Special to The Chronicles -

Welcome back to the Corner, a place for details on food & fun, cool destinations & local happenings.

For this week's food spot I'd like to talk about one of my favorite places in Covington - Your Pie. I just love their Pizza, and based on the crowds you see there - a lot of other folks do too! Owned by Ross Bradley, a city of Monroe councilman, this place is a little bit different in a very good way!

First off, you get to make your own pizza. Well, not literally, but you get to pick out the type of dough, sauce & all the fixins'. I usually get the regular pie with the traditional marinara sauce, a mix of fresh & shredded mozzarella & most times will just get garlic, onions & mushrooms. Oh my goodness, it is just Too. Darn. Good! And with a very reasonable price & an efficient, nice staff, you can get in & out on your lunch break even when it's busy (which, again, it usually is).

They also do pint nights on Thursday with live music & have other events & specials. "Pye" day on March 14th is always a major event when they sell their pizzas for $3.14! A surprisingly good beer & wine selection just adds to this impressive place. I highly recommend it! 

For destinations this week, I'd like to mention one of the coolest spots in all of Georgia - the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Named after the late famed hunter & writer (and next-door neighbor to TPC editor Marshall McCart when he was growing up - he's got some cool stories to tell about this), this 6,400 acre center managed by the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources really is amazing! Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, you name it! In addition to those activities, they also have a shooting range. 

The centerpiece of Charlie Elliott  is the Visitor's Center & Museum where you can learn so much about so many things related to wildlife & nature. Also, it has an exact replica of Mr. Charile's den/living room. The center also has a banquet facility, conference rooms & a 28-room lodge. It really is a special place!

Well okay, guys. That'll do it for this time. See you all next week! 

Author of TPC recurring piece, "Kayla's Corner," Ms. Leasure is originally a Walton Co. gal who studied marketing & advertising & loves the beach, the woods & her dogs while keeping herself busy with multiple projects & endeavors. She has her finger on the pulse of the home county like no other & is always "keeping an eye on Covington." A beautiful lady, inside & out, it is The Chronicles' true privilege to have her talents as part of our team. 

Kayla's Corner - Keeping an Eye on Covington